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"Killed By Surf", Los Atarrayas new album out now !

Los Atarrayas presents "Killed By Surf", probably the punkest instrumental surf record you've ever heard!

10 original wild surf'n'roll songs, melted with weird & unusual sounds, launched through a twangy, reckless, reverb-driven wall of sound!

Available in vinyl and digital on both Los Atarrayas Bandcamp page and Surf Cookie Records Bandcamp page


More info on Facebook

The Beach Berserkers: Kickstarter for Debut Album on Vinyl and CD

Dear all lovers of splash and drip!

During the last few years, The Beach Berserkers have been working on an album of instrumental rock music with inspiration from american surf music and the haunting music from spy, horror and western movies.

The album is ready for release, but we would love to get physical with it as well. The vinyls have been ordered and are arriving soon, but we would like to make a limited CD edition as well.

To make the dreams come true, we made a kickstarter to see if the crowd would like to fund us.
The rewards range from Gratitude over downloads to vinyls and CDs.

We would be greatly thankful for any pledge!
The kickstarter link is: Link

Yours sincerely
The Beach Berserkers
Find us here: Link


2nd Single Rufus Lee King and the Dream "8th and Ocean"

New Single Alert! Rufus Lee King and the Dream "Dark Road"

Z & the Tiki Twisters self titled 12" LP on Surf Cookie Records

Way up from the Pyrenees again, Z & the Tiki Twisters self titled 12" LP will be released on Surf Cookie Records on September the 23rd.

Available on Bandcamp or at Surf Cookie Records

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Mach IV "ELEKI Extra" re-release on Surf Cookie


Surf Cookie has re-released The Mach IV's 2003 album "Eleki" with eight additional tracks and deluxe packaging with new liner notes. The album is available as a CD or for digital download from Bandcamp

The Mach IV came together in 2000, with members of Los Mel-tones, The Berzerkers, Shig and Buzz, Pollo Del Mar to play trad style surf music. Phil Dirt's 5 star review said: "Boy howdy! This second release from the Mach IV is wonderful! 16 marvelous tracks, many with rich three-guitar arrangements, and all with well crafted melodies, delivered by the cream of the Nor-Cal surf scene. The packaging is superb - a well executed take off on the eleki albums of the sixties. This is a must-have CD."

The new tracks include 6 originals, Paul Johnson's "Bedlam" and Gary Usher's "Honda Beach Party."

Go to Bandcamp for more information.

SRW209 Magnatech 'Impala 59 (Vinyl LP, CD and Digital Download)

SRW209 Magnatech - Impala '59 (12" Vinyl LP, CD and Digital Download)


Take one part Surf Raiders, one part Jon & the Nightriders, mix well and carefully stir some Evanstones and Man or Astroman? into the mix. Then gracefully lace everything with a good dose of early 60's European instrumental music and fold in Indo rock. Season with early 60's surf to taste, bake for 3 to 4 decades and the result is Impala '59, the new album by Magnatech!

Buy it now: Link

For the Film of the Same Name - new album by the Electric Heaters


From the Film of the Same Name:
overlooked cinematic soundtracks from the TKJ Library, reimagined for the Roaring Twenties.

The Electric Heaters, led by guitarist Matt Heaton, are an instrumental guitar trio based in Boston. They call themselves a surf band to keep things simple; after all the guitar is dripping in reverb and there’s no singing. But they are far from surf purists, delving into spy, spaghetti western, noir, soul and other sounds. The band released its first album, “Live at the Burren” recorded months before the first Covid lockdown. And now finally they return with their first studio recording.

The songs on this album are all from a series of forgotten films from the ‘60s, '70s and '80s. The films themselves—Beach Parties, Westerns, Teen Comedies, Horror Flicks, Spy Capers, Juvenile Delinquency and Martial Arts movies—had short (or no) runs in small cinemas. They spent most of their lives in a storage unit on the old Paniversal Studios site.

When demolition for a new commercial construction unearthed the collection, the original Paniversal licenses had all expired. So the reels ended up in the hands of T.L. Jones, the grandson of Thomas “T.K.” Jones, whose TKJ music library provided the soundtrack for 90% of the films.

Through a mutual friend, guitarist Matt Heaton was connected with T.L. who gave him permission to re-record selections from the soundtracks. After hundreds of hours of listening, Heaton and his band, the Electric Heaters, settled on a dozen selections from the TKJ Library, plus the original cover of “Tainted Love,” before Soft Cell brought the song to wider acclaim.

We hope you enjoy this sonic time capsule. Chai Yo!

Available at Bandcamp!

The Routes - Instrumentals (2013) reissue. Out now on Otitis Media Records


Hi Everyone,

Just a heads up that The Routes "Instrumentals" album from 2013 has been reissued by Otitis Media Records. It's available on red/white (150 copies) or blue/white vinyl (150 copies), and comes with brand new "Blues Theme" inspired artwork and an obi strip.

Available here while stocks last:



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SRW080 Mark Malibu & the Wasagas “Dance Party a' Go Go” (Transluscent Neon 12" Vinyl LP)


SRW080 Mark Malibu & the Wasagas “Dance Party a' Go Go” (Transluscent Neon 12" Vinyl LP)

Now available for the first time on vinyl!

Existing originally from 1979-1982 these groovy teenagers lived far from the west coast but they mixed their 60s influences with their 80s attitude.

Buy it now - Link