I am not alone in saying that Man or Astro-Man? was that band that got me into surf music in the mid-90's. The band cut their teeth playing super-charged punked up versions of tunes by The Ventures, Dick Dale, and The Original Surfaris. They later honed their own unique sound and put on now legendary live shows, touring all over the United States and Europe. All hail the return of our alien overlords! Welcome back, we missed you!
The Five are pleased to announce the release of their debut/farewell EP!
Brandonio from the Rock is Dead RIP blog has just reviewed an advance copy of the EP, and wrote: "Taking parts of the traditional surf/instro realm along side 60's fuzz guitar a la Davie Allan and the Arrows/ Link Wray you get a melting aural assault that few bands as of late truly capture.... My first thought when hearing The Five was that they really must admire Huevos Rancheros,and Ramblin' Ambassadors or maybe even The Blue Stingrays [You know that band that consisted of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers] Yes folks this EP is that good."
We have set up a page on our website (www.thefive.com.au) where you can pre-order a copy of what we believe to be the first 5-sided EP in music history!
Sides 1 + 2 - are 5 tracks on 7" vinyl Side 3 - is 10 tracks (including the 5 from the 7") on CD Side 4 - is sheet music for the unrecorded track 'Murders & Burgers" PLAY IT YOURSELF! Side 5 - is a selection of mp3 extras for your iPod available via download
All this for an all-up price (incl shipping) of AU$15 if you live in Australia or AU$17.50 if you don't!
Robbie Allen and The Outer Edge released "Lost In The Sweep" on the weekend of September 11th followed a quick mini-tour of the SF Bay Area. The CD is now available via the band's website. Brand new original tracks (12 in all) incorporating the instro/surf guitar styles we all know and love.
The album features some of the new songs the band has been highlighting at their shows over the past 6 months that some of you have been asking about such as Sonar Ghost, Tormented Victory, Namazu's Revenge, Hazel Dayz, and Sad Day In The Waves.
East Tennessee's one and only all instrumental surf band has released it's second CD on LandLocked records titled "Live at Bikini Beach" . A throw back to the Classic 1960's Surf Sound with a modern twist. The band formed in 2006 and in 08 released it's debut "Shark Attack". Hailing fron East Tennessee, not exactly a hot bed of instrumental Surf music but the one time home of The Ventures Drummer Mel Taylor. The band consist of, Billy Crawford - Lead Guitars, Dave Vaught - Rhythym guitars, Charlie Aesque - Bass guitars, Carnell Cross - Drums, Joey Cross - Percussion. You can check out the band in action and purchase both CD's at www.myspace.com/thethunderheads.
The first full album of Wadadli Riders will be out on July, presented at the Surfer Joe Summer Festival. This will be the very first surf record ever produced in the Caribbean! Title will be "Made in Antigua", and it's true, completely produced on the island by Surfer Joe Music. 10 new original tracks, cover artwork by Fred Lammers, lots of Caribbean vibes and much fun.
Some preview tracks will be available within the end of June at the band's MySpace page. Hope you'll like them!