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Humanga Danga's new single 'Lima Bean Bunny Board' is out now on Bandcamp and streaming platforms. It's the first single of our new mini album coming out in September.
Hope you guys like it!
The new album by The Routes "The Twang Machine" will be released on LP by Topsy Turvy Records on June 3rd.
The Double Crown Records / Otitis Media Records CD release will follow shortly after. It will also be available on most digital platforms.
Formed in 2006, although far away from the Tokyo garage scene, The Routes are undoubtedly one of the most prolific underground garage bands in Japan of the last decade. 2021 saw The Routes release three studio albums (two of which were instrumental), taking their album tally up to 10 studio albums. It’s 2022, and not showing any signs of slowing down The Routes bring you “The Twang Machine”.
Imagine a bizarre alternate universe in which the Moog synthesizer was invented before the guitar, and visiting thrift stores you’d find records such as The Ventures “Guitar Indigo” and Dick Dale “Twanged On Bach!?! Well, here is a record that could well be from that universe! The Routes – Twang Machine. Yes! Ten slices of Kraftwerk arranged into mid-sixties instrumental rock ’n’ roll/surf guitar bangers. An aural testament to The Routes’ love and respect of the music of Kraftwerk. Hear Showroom Dummies reimagined as a Spaghetti Western film opening theme, Radioactivity drenched in reverb ala The Astronauts… Trans Europe Express at shinkansen speed racing to burst the sound barrier, and many more of Kraftwerk’s classic songs as you could never imagine them.
Whether you see it as musical blasphemy or musical alchemy, this album is set to become a cult classic, destined to irk or jerk future generations for years to come.
Pyre, the second release from The Strings Aflame is out!
This material includes 10 tracks, released in a 12" orange and black splattered vinyl with red sprinkles, available on www.otitismediarecords.com.
The cover has been illustrated by Dr. Alderete, capturing the vibes and mood swings from the album: deep and dark sounds at the beginning, ending up in a brighter and light sound.
You can listen to the full vinyl on bandcamp:
Kincaid and The Memetics are excited to announce the release of their first album, “Broken Arrow”.
Lots of reverb swells and new beats. They describe their sound as new wave surf. A wholly instrumental album. It presents a mix of Lo-fi, Low Brow Production with mellow guitars. It is available FREE on Bandcamp.
Check it out here:
After surfing from the graveyard and onto the scene with their debut effort Beached Wail in October, horror surf rockers Shriek if You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th follow it up with a music video for their single, “Harper’s Bizarre” - shot, directed, and edited by Lucas Ostrowski.
The video depicts several small stories featuring The Devil, dressed as a beauty queen, collecting her souls; in it, she's trying to dance away but duty calls. The video is presented like a shot-on-video horror flick, conjuring up hints of David A. Prior and David 'The Rock' Nelson. It feels like something you’d find hidden away at your local video store.
Well, the cat's out of the bag and our first ever vinyl album is here and ready for you! We are beyond excited to get this out into the world. We worked on this throughout 2021 sending files back and forth and never once were we in the same room and somehow we pulled it off! I am very grateful to the the cast of characters that made this possible:
Aaron Christopher Furlotte, Kyle Alexander Furlotte, Mario Granados, Chris Zavoras, Matt K. Shrugg and Dave Klein.
Without these folks this would not have come to be.
Now let's take a look at this beauty. It is 180g vinyl, green swirl, 45rpm, looks amazing and sounds killer!! If you are a digital type person please visit our Bandcamp page for download:
if you'd like to grab a physical copy, email us at:
$20 plus cost of shipping (PayPal) and it's on its way!
For your local Sacramento folks (and outta-towners), you can grab these at our record release show coming up very soon!!
Herbert Hooke's new cd "Who'll Be Next In Line" was released last Saturday.
Due to lucky circumstances it was a couple of weeks earlier than expected. First Herbert found in his archive a better version of "Lone Survivor" than that one he had sent to me on a cdr with 30 tracks on January 25th (which he wanted to withdraw), GEMA answered and sent their "go ahead" within a week instead on three or four weeks, Herbert's new recording didn't fit on this cd as we both agreed in a telecon. That's why he stopped working on that track.
So here we go with 20 tracks, 49 minutes and 5 seconds playing. You will hear again the distinctive CRUNCHER sound.
I do like to listen to new cds in darkness with headphones. Listening to this cd I was surprised to discover again what a really excellent track "SURF PARTY" is.
Zvuki Dedov, an independent Lo-Fi Surf Rock artist from Saint Petersburg, Russia, releases his first single Doska (The Board).
The song explores deep emotional breakdown of a simple Russian surf rock fan, unable to get a hold of a real surf board, forced to use an ironing board instead.
Our new EP has come out on CD through Double Crown Records. Please check it out and support the band if you dig it.