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** THE ME GUSTAS "SUMMER" SINGLE OUT TODAY! **

We want to personally invite you to listen to our latest release, Summer. What better day than July 4th to drop our latest release. It is a 2 song single:

1) Endless Blue
2) Crusin Home at Sunset

It's here just in time for this perfect California weather. These tunes are made to accompany you on your summer road trips, hopefully to the beach to share a cold one with friends. Visit our Bandcamp page to download our latest release and any of our previous releases. As you will see it is FREE, but any donations are truly appreciated.

https://themegustas.bandcamp.com/album/summer
https://www.facebook.com/themegustas

Now grab the cooler, jump in the convertible and let the music flow. Here's to a sun filled Independence Day and as always thank you for your continued support. We cannot thank everyone enough for the encouragement that we get. Reverb, set, go!

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The Reverbivores Debut Release "Orbit To Intercept"

The Reverbivores announce the upcoming release of their debut EP Orbit to Intercept!

Orbit to Intercept is an instrumental surf music expedition through time and space. The seven-track EP takes the listener from the sun-drenched coast of Morocco to the stark beauty of low-Earth orbit. Spaghetti Western gunslingers have it out with Volga boatmen while Cuban revelers party with David Bowie. Throughout the journey, The Reverbivores deliver melodic reverberations true to their name.

Performing throughout Northern California since 2016, The Reverbivores have honed a style of instrumental surf that pays tribute to the early masters of the genre while breaking with many of the genre’s strictures. Complex guitar lines, themes and orchestration blend into a cinematically psychedelic musical melange.

Produced and released by the band, Orbit to Intercept was tracked to 2” tape and mixed over five days at historic The WallySound in Oakland, California.

Orbit to Intercept is available now for pre-order from iTunes and will be available from the leading digital providers June 26, 2018 and on CD July 19, 2018. In addition, a 7” inch two-track collector’s edition vinyl release will be available later this summer. CD and vinyl may be purchased at our shows and from www.thereverbivores.com.

www.thereverbivores.com
thereverbivores@gmail.com

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MOUSSAKA drops new EP '1111'

The fourth release by Serbian surf-folk attraction MOUSSAKA is officially out. 4 tracks recorded and mixed all-analog at Down There Studio in Belgrade (Serbia) by Uroš Milkić and MOUSSAKA. EP '1111' brings the interesting artwork by Petar Živić, that is a combination of old banknote designs from ex Yugoslavia. Also on MOUSSAKA's youtube channel you can see the new video for the first single S Kim Si Gde Si, and cool animations inspired by the artwork itself.

https://moussaka.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/moussakasurf


"Spin The Bottle" - Frankie and the Pool Boys

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Frankie and the Pool Boys announce the release of their third full length album, "Spin the Bottle" with a release date of May 8 on Double Crown Records. Produced by Dusty Watson.

Spin The Bottle defines the free ranging Pool Boys approach to songwriting. Like the best mix tapes, the music on this album is all over the map. Just hit the shuffle button and you get fast ones, slow ones, some groovers, some art, some dopey stuff, and some vocals. Vocals? (Yes, and with apologies to our “instro only” fans!) Drift back to the loose radio days of the 60s when you might have a vocal and an instrumental version of the same song racing up the charts at the same time – think “Grazin’ in the Grass, “In With The In Crowd,” “Ghost Riders,” “Born Free” and many more. It was huge fun to hear how the same song can be rearranged in different ways, and it gave the Pool Boys a chance to work with some talented Bay Area vocalists.

Spin The Bottle, take a chance and embrace change— and the biggest change on this album is that the Pool Boys line-up solidified into a tight, consistent unit. So, rather than every song featuring guest artists sending in tracks from around the world like on the first two Pool Boys albums, the whole CD was recorded in one weekend with the dedicated band of five. Dusty Watson (drummer for The Sonics, Dick Dale, Agent Orange, Slacktone) was brought in as chief ass-kicker (Producer). Ass-kick he did, whipping the Pool Boys into a tight unit, streamlining arrangements, encouraging dynamics, all with attention to sonic detail.

Spin The Bottle is Frankie & Pool Boys third full length album on the Double Crown Records label and features 20 songs. That’s 14 new originals, 2 covers (Booker T and the MGs, The Surf Coasters) and 4 vocal versions. Every effort was made to use vintage instruments, recording equipment and techniques. The album cover art was created by legendary Oslo artist Fred Lammers.

Coming soon- videos, tour dates, free stuff, complete chord charts and tablature


Robotron (Norway) releases their new album: Gorgonzolah's Revenge

Hello everybody!

It is with great pleasure that I present the new album from Robotron: Gorgonzolah's Revenge.

For those who don't know who Robotron is, here is a little explanation:

Robotron an intergalactic instrumental music project based in Bergen / Norway. The brain behind Robotron is known as Bjørn Hovland, half Norwegian and half Brazilian who was raised in Rio de Janeiro / Brazil and moved to Norway not long ago.

In 2016 Robotron released their first album: Robotron Vs. the invincible and indestructible Reptilicus. Two years after, Robotron comes with the second part of the trilogy: Gorgonzolah's Revenge. The album is being released by a brazilian label Morcego Records.

That's it, enough of that. The link to listen to the album is below. Grab a beer, put the headphones on and enjoy.

Facebook page: Link

First album: Link

second album: Link

Cheers,
Bjørn Hovland


SWELL OF DWELL - The new Surfer Joe album on Dionysus Records - June 15th, 2018

It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of my new full album on June 15th 2018.

SWELL OF DWELL
(Dionysus Records, Surfer Joe Music)

The album includes 10 new tracks of pure instrumental music and comes out on 12" black vinyl and digital.
The CD version is also scheduled to be available shortly after.

Released by Dionysus Records and Surfer Joe Music, it will be distributed in USA and Europe and soon be available also on most online stores.

Pre-orders will begin in a few days and retailers can contact us anytime for more details (info@surferjoe.me).

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The Tommy Guns Record & Release New CD Single "Swooney"

The Tommy Guns Record & Release New CD Single "Swooney"
Recorded at the Grammy Winning Slack Key Studio's in Nashville,TN.
With Grammy Winning Producer/Engineer Randy Kohrs.

The Tommy Guns are an Instrumental Surf & Rock-A-Billy Band
Playing the Great Tunes of yesteryear - Link Wray, The Ventures, Duane Eddy, Dick Dale, Al Caiola, & more.
- Sweet Music to your ears.

~ To Order our New Cd Single " Swooney " Please e.mail: TheTommyGunsMusic@gmail.com ~

The Tommy Guns Are:
Tom Purcell - Guitar's
John McTigue lll - Drums
Steve Purcell - Guitar's
David "The Duke" Spicher - Bass

  • Please Help Us Spread the Word, & Check back with us soon, Our Website is new & we are just getting started.
    As Always, Thanks For Your Support.

" The Tommy Guns "
Nashville, Tn. USA 37212
Web: http://TheTommyGuns.site123.me
E.mail: TheTommyGunsMusic@gmail.com


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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