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Category: Bands

KINGARGOOLAS Looking for dates in Europe

The KINGARGOOLAS, Surf Rock band from Brazil, go to Europe for the first time in June/2017, and we're looking for some dates in Holland, Belgium, Germany, France and Switzerland.

If anyone can help, please send us a message : sentaaporva@gmail.com

Here some links :

First Album :
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luXaaSK9Hxc&t=875s

Second Album :
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhyaJMsDxnk&t=93s

Surf's UP!!!


Urban Surf Kings "Live in Hell" reissued

Reverb Ranch has just reissued the long out of print "Live in Hell" (Urban Surf Kings). This was recorded on a sweaty summer night in Hell's Kitchen, Halifax, NS. Originally released in 2005 by the Italian label OmOm Records. 13 originals available from Bandcamp today.

https://reverbranch.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-hell-the-originals

The original CD release had several cover songs on it. It garnered a handful of nominations for best instrumental release for Indian Summer Music Awards, and Music NS (USK won that one).

Here is Phil Dirt's review of the original release.

http://www.reverbcentral.com/reviews/u/urban5189.html

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New Album from the Electric Heaters

The Electric Heaters have finally released some music! We are a Boston-based quartet. This summer we recorded half a dozen tracks, live to hard drive, and they are now available for your listening/downloading pleasure. If you want a hard copy, feel free to get in touch. Thanks for all the help & advice along the way.

https://electricheaters.bandcamp.com/album/electric-heaters

Track listing:
1. Mystic River Pipeline--a rockin' Man or Astro Man inspired number.
2. Copley Soul--a nod to the Raybeats more soulful moments.
3. Farewell, My Lovely--drowning your sorrows in a Havana bar.
4. Pouncy Flip--a jaunty little number, complete with psychedelic breakdown (and recovery).
5. Revere Beach Parkway (by Starlight)--Ennio Morricone takes the long drive on Rt. 16
6. Smart Alec Kill--Raymond Chandler inspired spy noir.

(A note for the geeks among us (and who isn't): The guitar was recorded into a Quilter Micropro 200, 8 inch speaker. I used the onboard reverb and tremolo, a Line 6 DL4 for loops or echo. We mic'd it with an SM57, and it went into a nice tube preamp then into the computer. The guitar is a Guild S60-D with Porter Vintage Strat pickups and a Bigsby.)

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Akron Surf Band Release 2nd Record - Estimate of the Situation

Hello fellow surfheads -

My sci-fi surf shred trio, The Beyonderers, just released our second record, Estimate of the Situation. I am a big time Surf Guitar 101 lurker, and this website has given me so much in terms of discovering new music. I hope you like my new record! It's available at the link below for free streaming and $5 download.

https://thebeyonderers.bandcamp.com/album/estimate-of-the-situation


Thank you and free music from The Me Gustas

Hello SG101,

With 2016 drawing to a close we wanted to thank everyone for showing us support and encouragement over this last year. SG101, you have been awesome. Also, we wanted to say thank you to all of the folks that have downloaded our music and donated funds. We know there are a ton of bands/music to listen to, so we thank you for listening to our tunes! For those of you that have not gone on over to listen to our latest release, just follow this link:

http://themegustas.bandcamp.com/album/madrugada

Plus, all our albums are FREE to download, but if you want to donate, we won't stop you Smile

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The Terrorsurfs to release new album with Sharawaji Records

Those powersurf zombie mutants The Terrorsurfs are back with a full length album "Zomboid Surf Attack" on Sharawaji Records.

Witness the Terrorsurfs unleash a schlock and roll monstrosity forged of primeval DNA, and stoked by the savage rhythms pulsing deep within their sempiternal hearts.

Expect "Zomboid Surf Attack" late-October as a digital download in addition to a full retail release as a Digipack CD.


Halloween release by Blackball Bandits

We've just released a mini-EP for Halloween, entitled "Spooky Tales and Scary Noises". Two songs exhumed from the crypt, full of reverb and terror!

Digital download/streaming are available on Bandcamp :
https://blackballbandits.bandcamp.com/album/spooky-tales-and-scary-noises

We'll also have a limited edition of this on very cool lathe cut vinyl picture discs, 50 copies are on the way !

Spookily,

Blackball Bandits

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"Guitar Fun" chosen as "Best Instrumental Rock Album" by The Akademia

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"Insanitizers deploy their marvelous talent for the guitar to the interpretation of a modern vibe -- what results is a completely novel experience of a genre you thought you knew and understood. Winner, Best Instrumental Rock Album." -- The Akademia (TheAkademia.com), July 2016 awards.

"Guitar Fun," with 22 adventure packed diverse surf-rock instrumentals, was just released by The Insanitizers. You can hear the entire CD (free) at Insanitizers.com without commercials or announcements. The CD is in stock at DeepEddy.net and DWMMusic.com .

Here is a track listing, with a few comments.
1. Shootout. Ride in, challenge, battle, ride out. "Best Instrumental Rock Song" June 2015, The Akademia.
2. Dark Eyes Rock. Russian folk song but frantic.
3. Rocket Pack. To orbit, back, and again.
4. Huntington Surf.
5. Murder in Paradise. Murder, Paradise, Repeat.
6. Love in Purgatory. So forbidden, so sad.
7. A Day in Tokyo. Gogo with Togo.
8. A Night in Vienna. Polka, march and twist on world's tallest carousel.
9. Irish Washerwoman. Scrub and jig.
10. Choclo Argentina. Tango, surf, flamenco.
11. Resonance. Massive organ rocks again.
12. Malaguena. Literal recitation.
13. Revel. Celebration groove.
14. A Week in Hawaii. Change of pace, focus on the bass.
15. GooglEyes. Now with silly synthesizers.
16. Robot Dance. Shunting and clanking.
17. Stunt Pilot. Guitar drum duet swoops.
18. MisiGila. 2 drummers, one huge guitar.
19. Croak of Midnight. Two drummers, acoustic guitar, actual frog.
20. Waterboard Surf 2016.
Submersion / Inquisition / Repeat
21. Loose Surfer. Guitar Pun!
22. W-Ray Gun.

Don't take the comments seriously, they're just for fun. So is the music.


Blackball Bandits release their 1st EP

Hello SG101,

We are super excited to share our 1st EP, "Confrontation on the Extraterrestrial Highway", available through digital downloads or CDs on Bandcamp : https://blackballbandits.bandcamp.com/album/confrontation-on-the-extraterrestrial-highway

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We are a band from Orange County, California, formed in 2015. We play some energetic instrumental music that mixes different sub-genres of surf, from western to sci-fi, from traditional to spooky, with a touch of exotic influences here and there.

This EP includes 6 songs, that take you along the lonely roads of Nevada ("Along Highway 375"), Central America ("Azteca Verano") and the old West ("Escape in Durango") with some stops along the coast ("Slalom Under the Pier", "The Gillins Beach Secret"). The EP ends with "A Fistful of Gold in the West", our surf tribute to the great Ennio Morricone.

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


The Tsunamibots release the official video for "Automaton"

Attention humans! The Tsunamibots and Sharawaji Records are proud to announce the official music video for "Automaton" as featured on The Tsunamibots new LP "The Crushing" due out this fall.

Video directed by Tod Moses