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Insect Surfers present their 'Datura Moon' vinyl Kickstarter project!

CDs aren't such a financial stretch, but vinyl sure is these days! To release our latest, 'Datura Moon', on clear purple wax, we are essentially using Kickstarter as a pre-order strategy here, PLUS we are releasing 'Living Fossils', a CD of all the studio tracks that we've put on various compilations over the past three decades (plus lotsa rare demos)....

See - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2117881320/datura-moonvinyl-project


Announcing the release of the Madeira's "Center of the Surf" CD

We are extremely excited to announce the release of "Center of the Surf" (Double Crown Records), the Madeira's second live album, this one recorded at the 10th Surf Guitar 101 Convention at the Alpine Village in Torrance, CA on August 5th, 2017. It was recorded and mixed by Mark Linett, triple-Grammy-winning producer and audio engineer who has worked with a long list of legendary artists, among them the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Frank Zappa, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paul Simon, Los Lobos, Jane's Addiction, and Los Straitjackets. (See here for the full accounting of his many accomplishments). The tracklist is focused on the songs from our most recent studio album, "Ancient Winds", and we were also joined for the final three tracks of the set by John Blair on second rhythm guitar, as well as Jonpaul Balak on second bass guitar, making for an epic six-person line-up and a sound that can only be described as extraordinary in its scope! The cover and the CD package were designed by Stephen Blickenstaff, the well-known artist behind dozens of album covers (and many other artistic endeavors - as well as the theremin player in Atomic Mosquitos!), including most famously "Bad Music for Bad People" by the Cramps.

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The CD will be available for mail-order from Double Crown Records on April 24th, but we will have it available at our two CD-release shows next weekend, at Melody Inn in Indianapolis on Friday, 4/20, and the Player's Pub in Bloomington, IN on Saturday, 4/21 (as well as Southgate Revival in Cincinnati on Saturday, 5/5). We hope you can join us for these all-surf shows - see more details here and here.

Finally, we're also thrilled to announce that the compilation album of the 2017 Surf Guitar 101 Convention will be released by Sierra Records in July, and it will include two exclusive tracks by us, recorded at the convention but only available on this compilation. All the tracks on the compilation were again recorded and mixed by Mark Linett. Stay tuned for more info about this exciting release.

We hope you pick up and enjoy "Center of the Surf" and that we see you at one of our many upcoming shows in the next six months, whether in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan, or Florida and New Jersey!

(Check out this brand new video, once again ably edited by Patrick, accompanying the live version of "Leviathan" from the "Center of the Surf" CD: https://youtu.be/UfOm_3UBKCw )


ARNO DE CEA & THE CLOCKWORK WIZARDS' NEW ALBUM and TOUR in EUROPE

ARNO DE CEA & THE CLOCKWORK WIZARDS, the Brutal Surf Music trio from the Silver Coast in France with members of The Irradiates,The Taikonauts, Antena Tres.... just released its 4th album, called "RETRO FUTURISME VOLUME I " , digitally on bandcamp:

https://arnodecea1.bandcamp.com/album/retro-futurisme-volume-i-lp

The blue turquoise vinyl version of the record will be out on 24th of April thanks to Calico Records and Les Productions de L'Impossible Records.

The band also released recently a new 10" Split LP called " Sergent Surf " with the Surf Horror band DEMON VENDETTA :

https://arnodecea1.bandcamp.com/album/sergent-surf-split-tape-lp-10-w-demon-vendetta

Also coming is an EUROPEAN TOUR for April 2018 :

ARNO DE CEA & THE CLOCKWORK WIZARDS 2018 TOUR DATES :

12.04.2018 : Toulouse (FR) @ Le Ravelin

13.04.2018 : Marseille (FR) @ La Salle Gueule

14.04.2018 : Clusone (IT) @ Bar Posta

15.04.2018 : Borno (IT) @ Meeting Pub

16.04.2018. Cakovec (HR) @ Club Prostor

17.04.2018 : Petrovcu na Mlavi (RS) @ Domu za mlade (stara škola)

18.04.2018 : Beograd (RS) @ Kvaka 22

19.04.2018 : Szeged (HU) @ Grand Café

20.04.2018 : Budapest (HU) @ Aurora Club

22.04.2018 : Praha (CZ) @ Sběrné Suroviny

24.04.2018 : Berlin (DE) @ West Germany Club

26.04.2018 : Kreuzlingen (CH) @ Horst Klub

27.04.2018 : Befort (FR) @ La Poudrière, Impetus Festival

28.04.2018 : Limoges (FR) @ El Doggo

22.06.2018 : Les Roques (FR) @ Fête de la Musique

29.06.2018 : Nantes (FR) @ Dynamo

30.06.2018 : Brest (FR) @ P’tit Minou

01.07.2018 : Jallais (FR) @ Tapette Fest X

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A New Surf Album from Dadinator

G'day Surf Guitar 101 crew - Dadinator here Smile

I've been online collaborating with a bunch of very talented musicians from all around the world on a surf album called "SURF". While we think its a GREAT album, we would be keen to hear any reviews from you folk.

Hope you enjoy it: https://www.wikiloops.com/album/12249-Surf.php


The Surfaris Partner With "Band Together" For Surf Music Education

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Parents and Grandparents who love surf music...

What if there was a fun and interactive way you could introduce the kids to other awesome forms of music like SURF MUSIC, rockabilly, baroque, reggae, mariachi, black gospel, folk, hawaiian, and many more styles...?

The Surfaris are pleased to announce their participation in the Band Together online music educational program. This past August, Bob Berryhill and his family band (The Surfaris) gave interviews to BT on how fun it is to learn and to perform surf music together as a family. The Surfaris recently sat down with BT creators Steve Rogers and Renea Hetzer as they shared their vision to introduce surf music to the next generation in a fun, interactive way.

Band Together has just released their first online digital album/program called "Vibrations" which features the music and interviews from The Surfaris. Vibrations does an excellent job interactively showing the kids what "surf music" is, who the major players were, and how to play their own surf music. There are short videos, photos and stories on how to get your kids appreciating and playing surf music. There are also great stories describing all the instruments, equipment needed to play surf music. There is even online surf guitar lessons to get you started!

This program is ideal for homeschooling families or parents/grandparents interested in giving their children extra music education. For more info on Band Together and how to get your kids into this months Vibrations program go to: http://bandtogether.rocks/


New BLACKBALL BANDITS music coming soon from DOUBLE CROWN RECORDS!

Hey Everyone! We're stoked to announce that our full-length debut CD "The Lost Mission" is coming soon from Double Crown Records.

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Surfer Joe new album coming soon...

Finally a brand new full album of Surfer Joe is going to be released soon. The production is almost finished and we are looking for some details and the release date, for both 12" vinyl and CD.

It's not the only thing that will come out in 2018 for Surfer Joe, there's more on the plate, and plenty tours to present the recordings and the new songs.

In the next days some more information will be available, remember to check **www.surferjoe.me** for updates on the touring dates.


New release, "Same Room, Different Hotel" from Dave Kaplan

I'm pleased to announce the release of my new record, "Same Room, Different Hotel", a latin tinged, surf inspired collection of single coil twang.

It's available for streaming on iTunes, spotify, etc., and cd's are available at CDbaby.

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/davidkaplan

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The Surferific Dudes new EP Mountain Wave to be released!!

The Surferific Dudes are proud to announce our first EP release Mountain Wave is now available for pre-order on bandcamp, with CD from Sharawaji Records available in the next few weeks.

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Phantom Operators release “Mala Suerte”

The Phantom Operators have released their newest album, “Mala Suerte”. The album is 10 all new, original tracks. This comes on the heels of their last release, the “Surf Dopes on Punk” cover album and is their first original release since 2016’s “Death Valley Driver” single. “Mala Suerte” is available for purchase at PhantomOperators.bandcamp.com.