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Josh Hickman's "Hallowe'en" CD Underway

Josh Hickman of The Noble Gasses is recording his second solo album, a spooky affair recalling the Hallowe'en-type kids' albums of the 60's and 70's. It is entitled "This House Is Haunted" and will feature the other Noble Gasses as well as members of Captured Aural Phantasy Theater. So, stay tuned!


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Solar Wind Surf Band wins "Best in Music" in 4th of July Parade, in Kona, Hawaii

West Hawaii Today announced on July 8, 2011 that the Solar Wind Surf Band was given the "Best Music" award in this years Fourth of July Parade, as well as the "Third Place Award" in the Float category for non-profit groups. There were 70 units entered in this years parade.

The band was on a flat-bed truck, driven by Kevin Trager and we also had a Front Car, a 1990 Blue Corvette Convertible, with owner-driver Roger Peterson at the wheel, with his favorite Surfer Girl waving to crowd. There was one White and one Red Longboard sticking almost straight up, behind the bucket seats. Also, we had Martin Ewen, Stilt-walker walking and dancing to our music, along side and all around the truck. We also use a huge bubble machine, too. it must have been quite a site. Martin got "Second Place" in the Marching category as well.

respectively submitted by Kim Sweeney "Mr. Backwards"


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The Man From RavCon Rides Again!

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The Man From RavCon Rides Again! is a full on guitar-based Spaghetti Western CD with a twist. Like the latter-day spaghetti western soundtracks of the late 60's and early 70's, the eleven tracks that make up The Man From RavCon Rides Again! incorporate elements of another popular music form of the time: Progressive Rock. In addition to the simple but effective deep surfy single-note guitar melodies present on the previous releases, you'll hear light prog embellishments such as Hammond Organ, Mellotron Strings, Flute and Choir as well as unique time signatures and tempo changes. The new sound has been described as "progressive twang" and it fits.

The Man From RavCon Rides Again! is now available for download at CD Baby. The physical CD will be available soon.


New TomorrowMen - It's About Time CD From Double Crown Records

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The TomorrowMen are ready to hit the surf/instro rock scene with their debut CD release, “It’s About Time!”. Led by guitarist Mycroft Eloi (aka Danny Snyder – Meshugga Beach Party and Frankie & The Poolboys), the TomorrowMen will blow you away with their unique blend of traditional and modern surf rock, adding a slight Man Or Astro-man influenced sci-fi sound to several of their tunes. The songs are powerful, melodic and sure to stick in your head for years to come. What makes the The TomorrowMen stand apart from the majority of surf bands playing today is their priority on creating memorable melodies and presenting them in very inventive arrangements. When placed in the midst of a really strong rhythm section such as they have here, you end up with a recipe for some of the best surf music you’ll ever hear.

Order direct from Double Crown and receive a free bonus track via e-mail – their version of “El Condor Pasa”!

Tracks: Dr. Kilometers (Uncertainty Principle) – Tempori Parendom – Maelstrom – Curse You Fred Haines – Midnight At The Chronolab – Mobius Transformation – Argosy – Phistful Of Photons – Claire de Lune – Run Ripley Run – Momentium – Chronosurf – Requiem For A TomorrowMan

The TomorrowMen – It’s About Time CD – DCCD42 – $12.75. Click To Order From Double Crown Records.

Available now at CD Baby and soon via iTunes!

Official TomorrowMen Website
The TomorrowMen On Facebook

Note: This will begin shipping to Double Crown Music Club members next week (June 20 – 24).


Jon & The Nightriders' Surf Beat '80 released on CD

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The seminal surf instro album from 1980, Jon & The Nightriders' "Surf Beat '80" was released on CD for the first time on 7 June!! All of the tracks have been digitally remixed and remastered. There are SIX bonus tracks included, several appearing for the first time. I expect the CD will be available on Amazon and CDBaby, as well as the following websites:

http://www.crossfirepublications.com
http://www.johnblair.us

I'll also have copies available at the Surfer Joe Festival and all of the upcoming John Blair Band tour dates in Italy later in June (http://www.surferjoemusic.com/johnblair/).

John


Falcons new album Atomic Guitar

The Falcons Atomic Guitar CD coverGreetings from Canada!

The Falcons' new album Atomic Guitar features 12 original instros plus Sleep Walk. Recorded live off the floor in glorious analogue for that signature Falconesque sound, Atomic Guitar comes complete with a handsome cardboard cover.

Available at:  CD BabyGuitar 9Amazon mp3.

More info at:  www.falconbeachmusic.com.

Cheers, Mike Beddoes


The Noble Gasses' Josh Hickman Solo CD Out May 1st!

The Noble Gasses founder Josh Hickman will release a new solo CD in early May 2011 entitled "A Handful Of Love." So far, reviews have been good!:

"A masterpiece..."

- Christian Schumann

"The best album of '11..."

- Eric Gardner (of Gnarls Barkley, Charlotte Gainsbourg, etc.)

Stay tuned for CD release party & performance!


Aloha Screwdriver CD now available

Aloha Screwdriver CD coverAloha Screwdriver's debut CD is out and available through their online store, or as a download through iTunes and Amazon.

No Way Out, is an absurdly analog 8-song EP recorded live to tape with no edits, no overdubs, and no room for mistakes. No one records music this way anymore, and for good reason--it's a pain in the ass. The end result sounds as unique as the band--reverb-drenched surf rock played at a blistering speed.

Full song track previews, videos and photos are available on the Aloha Screwdriver's Facebook page.


The TomorrowMen signed to Double Crown Records

The TomorrowMen and Sean Berry, of Double Crown Records, are pleased to announce that we've entered into an agreement for our upcoming album, "It's About Time!", will be Double Crown's newest release! We've almost finished mixing the songs and are hoping to have the discs in our hands before the KFJC SF Bay Area Battle of the Surf Bands this May 14. We are extremely proud to be on a label that includes so many incredible bands, including two of my favorites The Madeira and The Kilaueas. The album is produced by Ferenc Dobronyi and he's done an amazing job. Stay tuned for more news as we get closer to release date.

Danny


New Secret Samurai CD Available NOW!!

The Secret Samurai's sophmore CD has finally been released and is available now! The CD contains 13 tracks, 10 of which are original tunes. Zanshin has been a year in the making as we began work on the tracking in February 2010.

The CD is available now directly from our website:

http://secretsamurai.org/?page_id=29

and will be available soon at CD Baby, iTunes, Double Crown Records and other locations.

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