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Win a CD from Electrohúmedos!

SurfGuitar101.com is giving away 3 copies of the Electrohúmedos album! Head over to the contest page to enter today! The deadline is noon (CDT) July 20. Good luck!

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Win The Concussions "Fall in Love With" CD

Our latest contest is a drawing to win The Concussions' "Fall in Love With..." CD. The drawing is open to all SG101 members. Head on over to the contest page and enter today! The winner will be selected on May 31, 2014.

Reminder to bands and record labels: if you would like give away albums or merchandise here please shoot me an email or private message.


2013 MP3 compilation now on archive.org

This year's mp3 compilation is now completed, and what a collection! Just like in prior years I have placed a copy on archive.org for easier access. You can stream or download the entire collection here:

SurfGuitar101.com 2013 MP3 Collection on Archive.org

This year's collection is dedicated to our friend George "Kenposurf" Boccanfuso. We love you George!


New contest! Win a Penetrators' S3 ladies t-shirt

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Hey it's about time we have another contest isn't it?

Here we have an official bit of Penetrator's loot, an S3 t-shirt, in the XL babydoll size & style. This shirt has shrank a little bit, and is probably equivalent to a ladies small size. It has never been worn and is in like new condition. Did I mention it is small? And cut for the ladies? Good luck!

Click here to enter! Open to SG101 members only.

Hey band members! If you have something you'd like to give away as an SG101 contest, please contact Brian. Thanks!


Announcing the 2013 SG101 MP3 Compilation!

I am pleased to announce the SurfGuitar101 2013 MP3 Compilation! Our 9th one! Just like before, this is a way for members to share music, recording tips, and to just have fun. The main emphasis is fun, so please send in an entry no matter what your skill level is. Here are the rules:

  1. You must be a member of this website to submit an mp3.
  2. You may submit only 1 mp3.
  3. The mp3 you submit must not have appeared on any "official" release before. Likewise, please don't submit anything that is destined for an official release in the future.
  4. The mp3 must be 8 MB in size or less.
  5. There is a good chance the comp will end up on Archive.org. Therefore, you must agree to their Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No-Derivatives) License for your mp3.
  6. The deadline for submitting an mp3 is Saturday, December 21st, 2013.

I have created an Official 2013 MP3 Compilation Forum Thread. Please use that thread to discuss the compilation and to get information on how to submit an mp3. Please use that thread if you'd like to find a fellow member to work with on the project. With the magic of digital recording and the internet, remote collaborations are possible. Make your own virtual surf band! Let the comp begin!

Please check out our prior compilations if you haven't seen them already: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012.


New Martin Cilia album: Going to Kaleponi

The latest release from Australia’s favourite surf guitarist and member of the legendary Atlantics – Martin Cilia.

Inspired by a 2012 trip to Hawaii and California (the Hawaiians call it “Kaleponi”) and a chance meeting with surf guitar god Dick Dale, “Going To Kaleponi” has Martin and his classic guitar collection in full flight.

You’ll hear the sounds of cool breezes in palm trees, rolling ocean surf, skateboards on Santa Monica boulevard and many more.

Available now on iTunes and through www.martincilia.com. Listen to some of the tracks here: www.martincilia.com.


SG101 Podcast Episode #15: New Releases in 2012; Part 2

Podcast episode #15 is here! This is the second half of our 2012 releases round up. Head on over to the podcast page to download or stream it.

  1. Los Oxidados - Spectre
  2. Los Straitjackets - New Siberia
  3. The Madeira - Twilight
  4. Maeds Dominos - Verannan Damernas
  5. The Man From Ravcon - Echo Canyon
  6. The Man From Ravcon - The Charmer
  7. The Mariners - Dance of the Cobra
  8. The Mighty Surf Lords - Lonely Sea
  9. Mike Barbwire - SOS RocknRoll (El Sotano Calling)
  10. Outer Space Heaters - Aphelion
  11. Pedrito Diablo y Los Cadaveras - Desenfundo Forastero
  12. Phantom Four - Morgana
  13. The Pyronauts - Jawbreaker
  14. The Reigning Monarchs - All Summer Single
  15. Reverand Hank - Longhorn
  16. The Roadrunners - Point Zero
  17. The Space Agency - Action a go-go
  18. The Spaceguards - Stampede
  19. The Supertones - Mysto Incognito
  20. The Surf Zombies - Beat Girl
  21. The Surfaders - Showdown at Tumbleweed Inn
  22. Terrorismo Tropical - Iron Surfer Man
  23. Twin Tones - Batalla de Columbus

Background music taken from Los Straitjackets new LP - Jet Set!

Thanks to all the bands who permitted us to use their music. And thanks to all the members of SG101 who help make this the very best place for surf music on the internet!


SG101 Podcast Episode #14: New Releases in 2012; Part 1

After another long break we are back with Episode #14: New Releases in 2012 part 1. A big thank-you to Lady Reverb and Danny Snyder for their hard work on this one. Enjoy! Head on over to the podcast page and download away.

Track listing:

  1. The Aquatudes - Cindy in the Sun
  2. The Atomic Blast - Space Patrol
  3. Bang! Mustang! - 6 Waves Under
  4. Bevel Emboss - Rumba Nova
  5. The Biarritz Boys - Whatever Happened to the Longboard
  6. The Born Losers - Tokyo Drifter
  7. The Amazing Coconauts - Over the Rainbow
  8. The Concussions - Phantom Limbs
  9. The Crazy Aces - Invasion of Malibu
  10. Espectro Plasma - Columbia UFO Attack
  11. The Exotics - Surf Burglar
  12. The Good The Bad - 049
  13. The Grande Bois - El Meteor
  14. Hell-O Tiki - Futterman's Phobia
  15. The High Fidelics - Lil Curfew Breaker
  16. The Inframen - Mercy Kill a Burning Man  
  17. King Pelican - Morocco
  18. Los Kahunas - 7 Mares
Bed music and outro song by Los Straitjackets from their new album Jet Set.

2012 MP3 Compilation is now on Archive.org

I'm pleased to announce that the SG101 2012 MP3 compilation is now available on archive.org. By uploading our collection to archive.org we are sharing our little comp with a much wider audience. Several tracks in the past have been used in independent films and videos. In addition we get a nice convenient place to download all the tracks at once in a .zip archive. You can also stream the tracks using the Javascript player or download as a torrent. Please spread the word and share this link.

Thanks to everyone who contributed this year! 

Please consider donating to archive.org for providing this nifty service and for everything else they do!


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Announcing the 2012 SG101 MP3 Compilation

I am pleased to announce the SurfGuitar101 2012 MP3 Compilation! Our 8th one! Just like before, this is a way for members to share music, recording tips, and to just have fun. The main emphasis is fun, so please send in an entry no matter what your skill level is. Here are the rules:

  1. You must be a member of this website to submit an mp3.
  2. You may submit only 1 mp3.
  3. The mp3 you submit must not have appeared on any "official" release before. Likewise, please don't submit anything that is destined for an official release in the future.
  4. The mp3 must be 8 MB in size or less.
  5. There is a good chance the comp will end up on Archive.org. Therefore, you must agree to their Creative Commons (Attribution, Non-Commercial, No-Derivatives) License for your mp3.
  6. The deadline for submitting an mp3 is Saturday, December 15th, 2012.

I have created an Official 2012 MP3 Compilation Forum Thread. Please use that thread to discuss the compilation and to get information on how to submit an mp3. Please use that thread if you'd like to find a fellow member to work with on the project. With the magic of digital recording and the internet, remote collaborations are possible. Make your own virtual surf band! Let the comp begin!

Please check out our prior compilations if you haven't seen them already: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011.


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