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Category: Bands

Phantom Operators Release “Surf Dopes on Punk” Cover Album

After a short hiatus, The Phantom Operators have released a 5-song EP, “Surf Dopes on Punk”. This EP features surf-soaked versions of punk classics by bands such as the Dead Kennedys, Agent Orange, the Misfits, and Social Distortion. The band considers this release a tribute to some of the bands that influenced them and hopes that listeners look up the originals after listening to their interpretations. The Operators also have plans to release a full-length album of original material in the new year. The band’s last full-length was 2016’s Hasta Muerte. “Surf Dopes on Punk” along with all of the band’s other material is available for purchase/download at Bandcamp


New release: Christmas With The Supraphonics!

Max Recordings (of Little Rock, AR) is happy to announce the release of Christmas With The Supraphonics! This full-length album has 11 covers of Christmas classics and 1 original song. Very influenced by The Ventures' late 1960s psychedelic period (think Guitar Freakout, Super Psychedlics), these arrangements come with a lot of fuzz, wah, 12-string, and various organ sounds. Plus country and lounge flavors here and there. The website below takes you to various ways to enjoy the record-- Spotify, YouTube, Amazon, iTunes. Happy Holidays!

http://www.christmaswiththesupraphonics.com/


Surfer Joe Festival 2017 Video

I am a Surf Guitarist and attended the International Surfer Joe Festival in Livorno, Italy in June 2017. I had a good time listening to some great international bands….

Check out my compilation Video & my new song, "Perpetual Surf" © 2017 michael m (Michael Morelli)

Here: Link

If you like my song & video, please consider to follow me on Facebook and like my page:

https://www.facebook.com/michaelm.rocks/

Please leave comments and/or send me a message if you see yourself in my Video.

I would love to hear from you!

michael m


Tommy Cox Surf Guitar Instrumental EP "Mojado Rodadora" now on Bandcamp

You can now purchase my EP Mojado Rodadora at:

Link

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The Delstroyers announce new full-length album "Diabolical!"

The Delstroyers are proud to announce our new full-length album "Diabolical!" featuring thirteen original instrumentals.

The album was recorded live at Studio Litho and was engineered and produced by Johnny Sangster (Mudhoney, The Posies, Mark Lanegan, The Supersuckers). Johnny is featured playing Farfisa organ on the single "La Tarantula" which is out now, just in time to kick off your Halloween party! The album is available in the following formats:

Limited Edition (50) "Hellfire" Red Vinyl 12" LP
Black Vinyl 12" LP
Compact Disc
Digital Download (MP3, WAV, FLAC, ACC, etc)

Diabolical! will be released on December 2nd and we are stoked to announce that the record release party is with Satan's Pilgrims, The 'Verb, The 1Uppers, and Don and the Quixotes on Dec. 2nd at Darrell's in Seattle.

Darrell's ("where your dad used to drink")
18041 Aurora Ave N., Shoreline, WA 98133
21+ 9pm · No advanced tickets so get there early!

The Delstroyers

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Stories from Shamehill New Single Release!

El Salto del Jalapeño / Queen of Tides

On a rare day off while touring California last January and February (2017) the lady and gentlemen of Stories from Shamehill hit the Hobby Shop Recording Studios in Los Angeles to record a two-track single. The Hobby Shop is located in Highland Park, Los Angeles where Quentin Tarantino shot Reservoir Dogs. With that state of mind and driven by almost a week of touring, Jarrod Keith (The Volcanics, Boss Fink) took them under his wings and recorded a slightly fuzzed-up version of their party anthem ‘El Salto del Jalapeño’ on the a-side! And while not even one week in the U.S.A. the Californian influences are already clearly reflected in b-side ‘Queen of Tides’, a hymn to Los Angeles and the Venice Beach Boardwalk in particular. Californian Dreamin’!

This record is a lasting reminder of our first American tour. We especially like to thank Jeff ‘Big Tiki Dude’ Hanson for making it happen. We also like to thank Sjors, Clint Beachwood, Frankie De La Torre, Marie & Jonpaul, Jarrod Keith, Andy Vaughan, Cousin Mary & Ken, David Greenfield, Ferenc & Karen, KFJC, Lorenzo Valdambrini, Mike Papageorgiou and anyone we missed for taking care of us.

Thanks to Alvino & The Dwells, The Volcanics, Aloha Screwdriver, Thee Swank Bastards, Blackball Bandits, Black Magic Beach Part, The Trabants, Insect Surfers, Hypnotic IV, Frankie & The Pool Boys, Fascinating Creatures of the Deep and The Gillbillies for sharing the stage with us!

Touring California was a combination of musical highlights and the warmth and hospitality of the global surf music scene. New friendships and unforgettable experiences. Surf’s up!

Special thanks to Jarrod, Frankie and Sjors for joining us on this unforgettable day in the studio! We made magic!
Hee-Hoo!

Recorded and mixed by Jarrod Keith on the 30th of january 2017 at The Hobby Shop Recording Studios West, Highland Park, CA 90042 Los Angeles, California. Produced by Jarrod Keith and Joris de Haan. Mastered at d² Mastering (Los Angeles, California). Artwork and photography by Joris de Haan.

Single is out on Surf Cookie Records: https://surfcookierecords.bandcamp.com/album/el-salto-del-jalapeno-queen-of-tides-7-digital

Please check out the promo video: https://youtu.be/PEMIVxYwPrc

Line-up:
Bass – Marit Stam
Drums & Percussion – Arend Keeman
Guitars – Joris de Haan
Handclaps & Shout-Out – George-Andre van Veen, Jarrod Keith, Frankie De La Torre, Stories from Shamehill

Previous releases:
Same same but different (CD/Digital) 2015
Made in Amsterdam – Live (CD/Digital) 2016

All tracks by Stories from Shamehill.

There is more to this story, continue reading ...


Single from album to come by Blackball Bandits

We're happy to announce that recording/mixing of our first LP is over! It will be released early next year and will include 12 original songs.

As a foretaste of it, here is "Old Man's Revenge", available on Bandcamp :
https://blackballbandits.bandcamp.com/album/old-mans-revenge-undead-beauty-queen

We also include a special bonus track to celebrate Halloween, that include vocals (sacrebleu!!) by our singer buddy SJ Salem from the UK.

Hope you enjoy it, more news about the album soon!

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FULL CIRCLE - THE STORY OF THE NEW DIMENSIONS

Watch the trailer here: “FULL CIRCLE” the Story of the New Dimensions
GoFundMe Page

In the 1960's, a group of Beverly Hills eighth graders helped define the Southern California surf sound. The New Dimensions are the most influential surf band you've never heard of. Their four instrumental LPs provided the backbeat to surf music. The New Dimensions were the unsung heroes of surf music, well known among musicians but almost forgotten to history. The film not only highlights music greats such as Jimmy Greenspoon, a founding member of Three Dog Night and acclaimed music producer and composer, Michael Lloyd but also brings to light the meaning of true friendship, overcoming challenges, hope and second chances. After the death of keyboardist, Jimmy Greenspoon in 2015, the remaining members of The New Dimensions are reuniting to create a new CD. The Northern California Filmmakers Coalition was invited to document this event, which will culminate in a live concert performance. With unprecedented access to the biggest names in 1960s surf music, the documentary film "FULL CIRCLE" is nearing completion.

As an independently funded project, FULL CIRCLE has been a labor of love. But we firmly believe that this film has wide commercial potential. Surf culture is stronger than ever, as you most certainly know. For most people, the music and the story of The New Dimensions is unknown.

Some of the people appearing in this film include:
The Beach Boys
Edward J. Olmos
John Stamos (actor/"Full House)
Dean Torrance (Jan& Dean)
Kathy Kohner (the original Gidget)
Bones Howe
Chuck Negron(Three Dog Night)
Bob Berryhill (of The Surfaris)
James Darren
Randy Nauert
Tommy Roe
Robert Dalley
Ron Dante
Denny Randell
Johnny Tillotson
Ron Saul
Robert Brunner
Robert Safir
Martin Hall (under contract to Dick Clark)
Robert Dalley
Gabe Katona
Denny Tedesco (producer of the film:Wrecking Crew)
Will Glover (The Pyramids)
Bob Spickard (The Chanteys)

The film is slated to be released in June of 2018. Plans for distribution include both foreign and domestic markets including film festivals and television exhibition on Netflix, PBS, The Surf Channel, National Geographic Channel and more.

FULL CIRCLE is about more than nostalgia. It tells the full story of 1960s surf rock in the voices of the people who were there. We hope that you will join us and become part of this remarkable journey.

Watch the trailer here: “FULL CIRCLE” the Story of the New Dimensions
GoFundMe Page


Flying Guitars Launches

Just out: Flying Guitars by The Insanitizers. 20 songs, 57 minutes.
Now at CD Baby, and on Spotify and other streamers.

  1. Victory. Melodies about winning.
  2. Beyond Beyond. Blast off and accelerate. This song shreds picks.
  3. Another Shootout. A rock reinterpretation of our double award-winner.
  4. Run. Johnny Smith's said don't, so we replaced what he wrote.
  5. Flying Guitars. A melodious glide.
  6. At the Beach. Surf, then watch, then steam in the sun. Repeat.
  7. A Day in Tokyo. The hustling beat of Japan.
  8. Waterfall. Classic surf energy.
  9. Squid Squad. Stalking relentlessly.
  10. Solving the Puzzle. Mysterious and catchy.
  11. Bounty Hunter. A hint of spaghetti.
  12. Surfarian. Surfy Hungarian. Bridge duet.
  13. Crossings. Rhythm guitar pattern crosses behind tic lead.
  14. Spring Ceremonial. Melodic fingerstyle variation on Pachelbel, accompanied.
  15. Turkish Round. Mozart's speedy melody, our accompaniment.
  16. Parade of the Cowboys. Rodeo trickery.
  17. Danger Frog. Hops with gold chains & gun. Changing beats/measure with steady bpm.
  18. Disappearance. Improvised middle section.
  19. Skinny Surfing. Buddy H. groove ca. 1960.
  20. The Other Spy. The double stop riff sprains fingers.

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New Video "Traveler" from Tommy Cox surf guitar instrumental EP Mojado Rodadora

Here's my latest video from the album Mojado Rodadora. It is my first instrumental surf guitar album and "Traveler" is the 3rd release from the EP. All songs and instruments were played by Tommy Cox

https://youtu.be/tBLYVmK_lmE

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