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Pony M by Horse Rock out now

Equine surf legends Horse Rock are proud to present our new EP Pony M available right now on Spotify.

Featuring 2 originals, a Russian-themed surf-disco classic (Rasputin by Boney M) and a cover of our favourite German Surf band The Kilaueas.

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Horse Rock - Pony M


Blue Eyed Surf - New release from Agent Octopus!!!!

The Agents are back with their 2nd cd and they're on a secret mission!!
To infiltrate your ears and mind into believing you have been taken to Dr. No's secret island of pleasure and mystery!! Will you return???
Dive into their repertoire and lose yourself as the agents come to your rescue. (with a cool martini in hand...)

Blue Eyed Surf - CD BABY

Blue Eyed Surf - BANDCAMP

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Agent Octopus:
Bass & Guitars - Jim Colby (Viktor Martini, CIA)
Guitars, Keys and Bass - Art Svrjcek (Trey 'Shadowhawk' Montgomery, MI6)
Rhythm Guitar - Bill Bates (Sir Giles Latte, MI5)
Drums - Lew Bobbit (CDT Von Cleavage, GRU)

Additional Operatives:
Drums - Jeremy Carlson (Mako Dreadlock, Hawaiian Secret Police)
Guitars - Mark Prentice (Rod Dangerfeldt, FBI)


New Halloween EP by Blackball Bandits - "Tales from the Shadows"

Enjoy a spooky Halloween with Blackball Bandits ! A collection of haunting surf/instrumental songs, full of reverberated guitars and ghostly vibes, released on Double Crown Records.

Includes a cover of the classic "Night of the Vampire" by the Moontrekkers, a brand new original ("Nightmare Frontier"), "Flyin' Pumpkin" and "Swingy Creepy" (previously released on sold out lathe cut vinyl), and "Undead Beauty Queen" (with vocals by wicked crooner SJ Salem).

CDs available from October 25 on Double Crown Records online store (https://www.doublecrownrecords.com/).
Also available digitally on Bandcamp (https://blackballbandits.bandcamp.com/), CDBaby, and streaming platforms.

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King Ghidora "The Secret Origin Of An Unknown Planetary Destroyer"

!!! PRE-ORDER NOW !!! SRW059 King Ghidora “The Secret Origin Of An Unknown Planetary Destroyer” LP on cosmic black and translucent UFO green vinyl.

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KING GHIDORA are a masked instrumental surf rock trio that blend elements of punk rock and 90's noise rock with the heavy instrumental sounds of sixties surf music creating a sound the band refers to as "SONIC SURF ROCK".

Originally from the Planet known as X King Ghidora now live in McMinnville, OR.
King Ghidora arrived on Planet Earth in 2010.


Mariachi Death Squad "You've Been Hit By..."

NEW RELEASE: Mariachi Death Squad's debut EP "You've Been Hit By..." now available on CD and digital download.

https://mariachideathsquad.bandcamp.com/albums/youve-been-hit-by

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Mariachi Death Squad are a reverb crashin', point breakin' power surf trio. The experience of Mariachi Death Squad is akin to that of the Fujiwara Effect where, after a delicate and beautiful dance of nature, everything is then BLOWN AWAY.


New Eleki 7" from Surfer Joe - Release on September 6th

A new 7" record is coming out in the next days for SURFER JOE!

We are quite excited because this is our first real "Eleki style" release and even if we have toured 2 times in Japan, love and collect Japanese music, this wanted to look absolutely Japanese in every aspect.

The single, produced by Hi-Tide Recordings, includes:

HIROSHI NO SUBARASHI RAMEN
(by Surfer Joe, originally from the album "Swell Of Dwell", 2018 Dionysus Records)
This song is dedicated to our friend Eddie Ugata of the band El Caminos for a nice experience we had together with him in 2017 while in Kobe.

BLACK SAND BEACH
(by Yuzo Kayama, a song that many of you know well of course)

The band's line up for this recording is actually the band that toured Japan in 2018:
Surfer Joe (guitar) - Jonpaul Balak (bass) - Vincent Minervino (drums)

Where to get it:
Available from September 6th in vinyl at the Hi-Tide Recordings online store and at all shows of Surfer Joe during the U.S. Tour. Also, it is released in digital via the Bandcamp of Surfer Joe (surferjoe.bandcamp.com), CDBaby and all major streaming platforms.

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The Baleful Sounds of Black Valley Moon Vol. 1 on Sharawaji Records now available for pre-order!

The debut full-length album from Tampa's Black Valley Moon on Sharawaji Records now available for pre-order. With a release date of 8/31/19, Halloween comes a couple of months early with this collection of instrumental guitar rock songs inspired by surf, and other sounds of the 60's. Includes members of seminal 90's punk band Down By Law. Available on CD and on Bandcamp.

Bandcamp Link

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Chewbacca's "The Return From Echo Lake"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Chewbacca's album, "The Return From Echo Lake" will be available on LP, CD and digital download from 14th September 2019. The album was recorded in Valencia, Spain, and was produced by Brian Scott Teasley (Birdstuff), a founding member of Man or Astro-man?

The album is available for pre-order now, including an exclusive bonus download track during the pre-order period - a cover of Por Un Tubo by Lost Acapulco.

https://chewbaccas.bandcamp.com/album/the-return-from-echo-lake


The Turbosonics Release a new single, "Bedrock Stomp"

The Turbosonics have released a single from their soon-to-be-released, five original song EP, "Center of the Sun." The single, "Bedrock Stomp" (limited release available only on Bandcamp) also includes B-side: "Journey to the Center of the Sun. The full EP release is set for August 20, 2019, and will be available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, etc.

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Bedrock Stomp is a tribute to the teenage dances, or Surfer Stomps, in 1960s Southern California. The Stomps were often headlined by Dick Dale, who pioneered ear-splitting, 100-watt tube amplifiers and surf beat rhythms. This song also employs a fuzzy-gritty guitar influenced by the likes of Davie Allan, the American guitarist best known for his work on soundtracks to various teen and biker movies in the 1960s.

The start of a new day brings a golden sunrise, and inspires us to continue our quest for the endless summer. This tune is a musical journey through varying rhythms, patterns, and melodies - all coated in that dripping wet reverb, which classic surf music is known for. Choose your ride and join the Turbosonics as they Journey to the Center of the Sun.

Bandcamp

The Turbosonics


The Jagaloons "Ruin The Party" now available on LP!

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The wait is over!

The Jagaloons new record, Ruin The Party, on Sharawaji Records is now available on sweet pool party blue 12" vinyl!

You can grab your copy at http://thejagaloons.bandcamp.com