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Archive for April, 2015

Marshall and the Martins - New EP release

Hello again everyone. Here is the newest Aussie Instro release from Marshall and the Martins..

Mrs. Haggerty's House. 

https://marshallandthemartins.bandcamp.com/album/mrs-haggertys-house


Phantom Operators "Lords of the Desert" now available!

The Phantom Operators have released two new songs, "Lords of the Desert" and "Death Rides a Horse", which are available at their bandcamp site, PhantomOperators.Bandcamp.com. They also have an exclusive song "Ghosts in the Canyon" which can be heard only on the horror/sci-fi podcast "Mortis Radio" (facebook.com/mortismedia), Expect a full length release by the end of 2015!


Spanish Surf Project Ferni and The Vascos New Release

Hello surf rock lovers!!! I am Ferni Vasco and this is my surf project from Madrid, Spain, with a new EP that has just come out! The project's name is Ferni And The Vascos and I do everything by Myself. Just Watch This Video, Thanks for the interest!

https://youtu.be/kFOtcrDoWcs


The Charades >> Adventures In Mexico City >> 5th-9th May, 2015

Planeta Reverb & The Charades
... present ...

"ADVENTURES IN MEXICO CITY" TOUR 2015 

After two previous successful visits to Mexico City, The Charades travel across the Atlantic directly from Helsinki, Finland to delight the public of one of the biggest cities in the world from May 5th to May 9th, 2015. 

This time the Finnish band will feature: Samu Leminen (guitar), Toni Liimatta (guitar), Leo Eerikäinen (bass) and leader/founding member Jari Moberg (drums) .

The tour will take place at the most active zone in the city when it comes to nightlife and clubbing, with a different set every night and the appearance of Danny “Daddy-O-Grande” Amis from “Los Straitjackets” as a deluxe special guest at the weekend shows every venue will hold a unique show that will be flavored by the wide variety of atmospheres that can be found in a small area. From the 50’s diner style to the obscure underground scene adventure is guaranteed. 


The Mullet Monster Mafia / Downloads

Our first 2 albuns are available for download at our Bandcamp page. Here are the links :


The Bambi Molesters Live in São Paulo / Full Show / Jan. 2015

The Bambi Molesters full show in São Paulo/Brasil in Jan/19/2015.

Recorded at Teatro Anchieta/Instrumental Sesc Brasil

LINK : http://www.instrumentalsescbrasil.org.br/artistas/the-bambi-molesters/show-em-19-janeiro-2015

Mamuteprod Entert. https://www.facebook.com/mamuteprod


New tracks from Les Vice Barons!

The notorious 90's Belgian instro wizards Les Vice Barons have just finished recording 4 brand new tracks.

This recent material including a boombastic cover of Kraftwerk's "Das Model" and a revamping of three of their most exquisite titles is on display on:

https://thevicebarons.bandcamp.com/album/the-model

Now looking for a record label to issue them on vinyl...


New Book: "Southern California Surf Music, 1960-1966"

Discover the History of Southern California Surf Music in New Book

Telling a story in pictures is Southern California Surf Music, 1960-1966, the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series. The book by local author John Blair is set to release on April 6th, 2015. The book boasts vintage images, many of which have never been published, and showcases memories of days gone by.

Dick Dale & the Del-Tones began holding weekend dances at the Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa, California, in the summer of 1960. Over the next year and a half, Dale developed the sound and style that came to be known as “surf music.” The result was the development of more powerful guitar amplifiers, a dramatic increase in the sales of Fender guitars and amplifiers, and a shift from New York to West Coast recording studios.

More and more people were drawn to the sport of surfing, which became an important part of teen beach culture at the time. Even landlocked teenagers were captured by the moment, carrying surfboards atop their woodies in Phoenix or bleaching their hair blonde in St. Paul. For hundreds of thousands of kids, though, the attraction was not the connection to surfing; it was the connection to the music pioneered by Dick Dale.

Southern California Surf Music, 1960–1966 features seldom seen archival photographs that illustrate the early history of this unique musical style.

About the Author of Southern California Surf Music, 1960-1966

John Blair has been collecting surf music recordings since 1961, beginning with Dick Dale’s Surfer’s Choice album. His first published writing was an interview with Dale in 1975. Over the years he has contributed articles to various record collector fanzines and mass market periodicals such as Guitar Player and Vintage Guitar magazines. In 1978, he wrote and self-published the first edition of The Illustrated Discography of Surf Music. A fourth edition of the book was published in 2008. In 1990, he co-authored The Illustrated Discography of Hot-Rod Music with Stephen McParland, a noted surf music historian and discographer from Australia.

Blair has also contributed liner notes, archival material, and discographical information to many retrospective surf music compact disks, beginning with a compilation of Dick Dale recordings in 1989. In 1996, he co-produced the best-selling, Cowabunga: The Surf Box, for Rhino Records. Not content with just writing about surf music, he formed the surf instrumental band Jon & The Nightriders in 1979. The band has been credited with sparking a resurgence of popular interest in this type of music after several recordings and multiple tours of Europe during the 80s and 90s.

ARCADIA PUBLISHING ∙ PUBLISHERS OF LOCAL AND REGIONAL HISTORY BOOKS
420 Wando Park Blvd., Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 ∙ Telephone: 843-853-2070 ∙ Facsimile: 843-853-0044 ∙ www.arcadiapublishing.com

Book cover


Dinosaur Ghosts first album out now!

Dinosaur Ghost - Album out now!

Dinosaur Ghosts debut self titled album rips into your fleshy mammal ears with a raw primevil ferocity. listen to the whole album here dinosaurghost.bandcamp.com, and watch the music video for the song 'playing with its food' on youtube.