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Archive for January, 2014

Mrs. Moto by Martin Cilia featuring Paul Johnson

Martin Cilia writes:

When I brought my band to California from Australia last year I had plans to record a film clip of Mrs Moto, from my 2013 album "Going to Kaleponi", hopefully with Paul Johnson. I ran it past him and he agreed.

We decided to film at Huntington Beach. It was the perfect day for it. We got some great footage along and under the pier and also live as part of my set. Afterwards Paul surprised me by asking if we'd like him to edit the clip. We jumped at the chance to have him do it.

Paul went above and beyond - sourcing live audio of us playing the song onstage (thanks Chrome Oxide) and some extra footage from the Purple Orchid (thanks Unsteady Freddie -- would you hire a cameraman called "unsteady"?).

We love the clip. I hope you do too.


MONSTERS OF SURF!!!

MONSTERS OF SURF

DINGDONG RECORDS PRESENTS MONSTERS OF SURF-A COLOSSAL COMPILATION OF 22 CREATURE FEATURES CLASHING IN CLIMACTIC CONFLICT FROM ALL OVER EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA AND SOUTH AMERICA INCLUDING 10 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONIC HITS OF THE FUTURE!!! DIGITAL DOWNLOAD AND CD PREORDERING AVAILABLE JANUARY 21ST!!! CD RELEASES FEB. 11TH!!!

WHO ARE THE MONSTERS OF SURF???

  1. Arno De Cea And The Clockwork Wizards - Thalaris
  2. This Machine Kills Robots - Old Man Summer
  3. Pirato Ketchup - Kelly Johnson
  4. The Biarritz Boys - Agent Graves
  5. Terrorist Bengala Party - Pacific Trash Vortex
  6. Necronomikids - A Mountain Climbed Or Stumbled
  7. Threesome - Tellurion
  8. Insect Surfers - Sea Scorpion
  9. The Mystery Men? - The Uncanny Valley
  10. Diablo Pussycats - Squareheads On The Move
  11. The Dead Rocks - Almondega
  12. The Mullet Monster Mafia - Sands Of Little England
  13. El Fossil - Jamtasm
  14. Stronzo Gelantino And The Boo-Men - Level 256
  15. Beware The Dangers Of A Ghost Scorpion! - Satan's Invisible World… Revealed!
  16. Surflamingo - Door To Hyperspace
  17. Dave And The Pussies - Mower
  18. Kill, Baby… Kill! - Duck And Cover
  19. The Mutations - Once Upon A Time At The Beach
  20. Daikaiju - Spiral Serpent Strike
  21. Spaceguards - La Donna D'Oro
  22. Beauty And The Liquidmen - Electric Battle Masterpiece

Paul Johnson amp for sale

If you or anyone you know would like to own the Fender De Ville amp that I've been playing through over the past ten years or so, please see this post in the "for sale" section.


3rd Annual WINTER SURF FEST January 18

3rd Annual WINTER SURF FEST
Saturday, January 18, 2013
12 Noon - 7PM

The Starting Gate
5052 Katella Ave.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

While the weather in Southern California might be getting colder this time of year, it certainly doesn’t affect the spirit of the thriving instrumental Surf Music scene. For the 3rd year in a row, the organizers responsible for one of the largest Surf Music events of the year, the Surf Guitar 101 Convention, have assembled some of the world’s best contemporary live Surf Music bands for an incredible seven-hour extravaganza of reverb-drenched guitar goodness.

From the San Diego area comes Jason Lee and the R.I.P. Tides, a hard-edged trio that will be promoting the debut of their first full length LP on Dionysus Records. From Northern California comes the masters of traditional Jewish tunes gone Surf, Meshugga Beach Party, complete with beards, outfits and shtick. In a special reunion performance comes San Diego’s The Sand Devils, who bring their unmistakable brand of dark and ominous Surf. Local San Gabriel Valley favorites The Volcanics will don their trademark sweaters, take the listeners into a 60s time machine and perform many of the newer tunes from the recent release of their second album The Lonely One on Double Crown Records. Out of the ashes of one of the most influential of the 90’s Surf revival bands, The Ghastly Ones, comes Boss Fink, a Hot Rod-themed romp including former members of The Huntington Cads. And, rounding out the bill comes the day’s annual opener, High Tide, an all-star band featuring some of the best veteran players from the scene including members of The Torquays, The Planktones, The Reventlos and Insect Surfers.

In addition to the exceptional talent on stage, the event will feature a shopping area spilling over with specialized vendors selling Surf Music records, CDs, posters, t-shirts, books, magazines, musical instruments and other related accessories and collectibles.

The venue offers a full kitchen and bar throughout the show, so prepare to settle in, relax and enjoy an entire day of some of the very best pounding drums, throbbing bass, and dripping with reverb twangy guitars anywhere!

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The Volcanics' new album "The Lonely One" gets reviewed by surfrockmuisc.com!

Here is a fun review on our (The Volcanics) new album "The Lonely One" by SurfRockMusic.com!