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Get Ready For A Sonic Cataclysm - New Live CD From The Madeira Available For Pre-Order!

Submitted by Double-Crown-Records on May 28, 2014.
Surf Scene News

It's the 10th anniversary of the famed surf/instro rock combo The Madeira, and to celebrate they're releasing their first ever live CD! Recorded at the Melody Inn in Indianapolis last December over two nights, the band delivered an amazing set packed with long-time fan favorites, some choice cover tunes and even a few brand new songs from their upcoming full-length studio release! It was recorded and mixed by Tommy Schichtel of The Concussions, and features amazing, moody cover art by the incomparable Steve Blickenstaff!

Tracks: Introduction - Tribal Fury - Everybody Up - Surf Fidelis - Cities Of Gold - Witch Doctor - Jungle Drums - Burning Mirage - Macarena - Caravela - Farthest Shore - Night Rider - Mar Vista - The Saracen - Tangaroa - Wreak Havoc! - Undercurrents - Ricochet - Sandstorm! - Intruder

(PRE-ORDER) The Madeira - Sonic Cataclysm: Live CD - DCCD54 - $12.75

Click To Pre-Order From Double Crown Records

CDs will start shipping on June 14th. That evening you can also buy the CD from the band at their CD Release Show at the Melody Inn in Indianapolis, IN. Also appearing on the bill are The Volcanos and The Mystery Men.

You can also sign up for the Double Crown Music Club - members will receive a free limited-edition Madeira poster with the CD!

Get the scoop on the band and their upcoming CD at or their Facebook page.

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Various Artists "Search for Atlantis" CD, all Greek, all instro, all surf!

Submitted by mikesurf on April 11, 2014.
Surf Scene News

The "Search for Atlantis" is a collection of Greek bands. In the past, there were several collection of Greek bands; even specialized ones with groups playing a specific style of music. However, this collection is unique as all participating bands play solely instrumental surf. Never before were so many bands in Greece to play this kind of music. We are talking about a very vibrant scene that is booming within the biggest economic and social catastrophe that Greece has experienced in its modern post-war history. We have created this collection with so much care both because we love surf music and for its particularity: The vast majority of participants haven’t released anything else so far and so this is their first step towards the general public. We want this scene to flourish by all means and leave visible traces in its passing. We hope it will receive positive response as a first step to establish in the minds of the people that surf music is an autonomous genre with lot of potential, but also as a reward of all the bands which strive for the best in unfavorable conditions. Surf's up !



Search for Atlantis

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Surf Music comes to shortwave

Submitted by peterquinn on April 04, 2014.
Surf Scene News

Great news if you love surf music and like exploring shortwave radio. The Big Beach Radio Show is coming to The Mighty KBC Europe on 6095 kHz for the summer of 2014. The show’s presenter Peter Quinn describes the venture as 'a mirage of the perfect day on the beach.' Peter has been heard on a range of radio stations over the years including Radio Caroline, The Voice of Peace, Island Sound Malta and numurous UK and European radio stations. He says hes delighted to be appearing on The Mighty KBC and cordially invites you to catch some surf on shortwave every week at 11.00 UTC.

The show starts Saturday 19th April and goes to air whatever the weather.

The Big Beach Radio Show
Station – The Mighty KBC
Freq – 6095 kHz (49 mb shortwave)
Day - Saturday
Time - 11.00 UTC


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Voting has started for North Sea Surf Radio´s Album Top 101

Submitted by nielsjansen on March 07, 2014.
Surf Scene News

North Sea Surf Radio was already doing groundbreaking work with compiling and broadcasting the Classic Surf Top 101 and the Surf Revival Top 101. Now, for the first time in history the surf music scene is to compile another ultimate list in surf music; The Album Top 101, the best 101 Surf Revival Albums as voted for by the listeners of North Sea Surf Radio and the members of the Surf Guitar 101 forum.

Everybody can submit their 10 personal favourite albums from the Surf Revival Era (1979-2013). Records released this year are excluded from the list. With all the contributions the team at North Sea Surf Radio will compile the Album Top 101 which will be broadcasted on April 20th, presented by DJ Jonpaul (Surf Guitar 101) and DJ Phantom (North Sea Surf Radio).

People can help decide what the best instrumental surf music albums of all time are by adding their Top 10 to the Surf Guitar 101 forum in the following thread.

Another option to submit votes it to send an email with name, country and the Album Top 10 list to

The deadline for submissions is Friday 11th April.

Please note: 

  • Albums are releases with at least 5 different tracks or over 25 minutes of music.
  • NO 2014 albums allowed.
  • NO "Best Of" albums allowed.
  • NO Various Artist compilation albums allowed.
  • NO Single Artist compilation albums allowed (b-sides, single collections etc.)
  • If an album contains some vocal tracks this is not a problem as long as the majority of tracks are instrumentals.
  • The order of the albums DOES matter, the number 1 will receive the most points in the Top 101, your number 10 will receive the least points.

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The Pyronauts: New CD, European Tour, Party

Submitted by Pyronauts on March 02, 2014.
Surf Scene News

The Pyronauts are going to Europe this summer to play the Surfer Joe Festival in Italy!  The band will also travel to a few other countries (TBA).

The buoys will be taking their new CD: The Pyronauts Live in San Francisco with them, but they need your help to make it happen!

Please pledge what you can through their Kickstarter campaign:

They will be throwing a party on Saturday, April 26th in Auburn, CA at the Auburn Event Center.  Please attend if you can!  Even if you are out of the area, your support is still needed and the band will send you merchandise through the kickstarter campaign.

Up-to-date info, updated website, and tour dates at

Check out the excellent cover art by Fred:

The Pyronauts Live in San Francisco

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The Shrunken Head Lounge Wants To Interview You!

Submitted by noodles on February 13, 2014.
Surf Scene News

Howdy Surf Bands,

With all the hats I seem to wear, I'm not finding enough time to actually conduct phone interviews with bands. But I have done virtual interviews in the past. If you'd like to send me an interview in an .mp3 I can assure you it will sound like we're actually speaking to each other! Please take your time and have fun - I'd like to fill about 15 minutes with the interview.


Hello and welcome to the Shrunken Head Lounge. Thank you for joining us! (you can respond how ever you feel)

  1. How/when was the band formed
  2. Band members, instruments played, equipment you prefer
  3. Your influences
  4. Recording and writing process
  5. Upcoming tour information
  6. Please mention any of your websites we can direct listeners to
  7. Any thing you may like to discuss. I will set up the question(s) accordingly

Also if you don't mind, please do a short promo for the Shrunken Head Lounge. Example: "Hello, we are ___ and you're listening to the Shrunken Head Lounge!". We will use this promo on other shows where you music may appear, just as a thank you!


DJ & Curator of The Shrunken Head Lounge

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Submitted by kaijusaafu on January 21, 2014.
Surf Scene News




  1. Arno De Cea And The Clockwork Wizards - Thalaris
  2. This Machine Kills Robots - Old Man Summer
  3. Pirato Ketchup - Kelly Johnson
  4. The Biarritz Boys - Agent Graves
  5. Terrorist Bengala Party - Pacific Trash Vortex
  6. Necronomikids - A Mountain Climbed Or Stumbled
  7. Threesome - Tellurion
  8. Insect Surfers - Sea Scorpion
  9. The Mystery Men? - The Uncanny Valley
  10. Diablo Pussycats - Squareheads On The Move
  11. The Dead Rocks - Almondega
  12. The Mullet Monster Mafia - Sands Of Little England
  13. El Fossil - Jamtasm
  14. Stronzo Gelantino And The Boo-Men - Level 256
  15. Beware The Dangers Of A Ghost Scorpion! - Satan's Invisible World… Revealed!
  16. Surflamingo - Door To Hyperspace
  17. Dave And The Pussies - Mower
  18. Kill, Baby… Kill! - Duck And Cover
  19. The Mutations - Once Upon A Time At The Beach
  20. Daikaiju - Spiral Serpent Strike
  21. Spaceguards - La Donna D'Oro
  22. Beauty And The Liquidmen - Electric Battle Masterpiece

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Fender, Hobie Surfboards, Hurley and The Surfaris raise money for charity

Submitted by devenberryhill on December 05, 2013.
Surf Scene News

This Christmas Hurley, Hobie Surfboards, Fender Musical Instruments along with Bob Berryhill of the Surfaris come together to raise money for Waves For Water bringing clean water to countries and disaster areas in need!  Check out the auction for a one of kind Fender "Hobie" Jaguar with matching Hobie "replica" surfboard.

YouTube Video Clip

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Dick Dodd Passes Away at Age 68

Submitted by Brian on November 30, 2013.
Surf Scene News

Dick Dodd, former Mouseketeer, drummer for the Belairs, Eddie & The Showmen, and later the garage band The Standells ("Dirty Water"), has passed away at age 68. It was only recently announced that Dick had stage four cancer, and a GoFundeMe support page was created.

Today, his attorney, Peggi Collins wrote on the support page:

It is with a heavy heart that I have to report that Dickie lost his battle last night. He had contracted pneumonia and just wasn't strong enough to fight it. Please remember him in your prayers and consider adding to this fund which his family desperately needs to offset the great expense of his illness.

If you can afford it, please consider contributing to the fund to help Dick's family with their expenses.

In recent years Dick was active in the surf music scene, appearing and performing at various events, notably a benefit for guitarist Eddie Bertrand. Please join SurfGuitar101 in thanking Dick Dodd for his amazing contributions to surf music.

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Midwest Publications Announces New Book On Surf & Beach Music Autographs

Submitted by Brian on November 22, 2013.
Surf Scene News

Midwest Publications has announced the forthcoming new book by Tom Tourville titled, “Sun, Sand, Surf & Sidewalls- Looking Back At Surf & Summer Music As Seen Through Autographs.”

The book, the first of its type, focuses on classic surf music artists from the early 1960's.

It covers over 190 groups/artists with over 430 autographs noted and displayed, all on 100 pages of surfin’ fun. Included are many rare and never before seen autographs, photos, and surf music memorabilia.

This represents the most complete surf music autograph book ever published. This is Tourville’s twenty third published book. It’s a great guide and collectable for surf music fans and autograph collectors.

The introductions for the book were written by Jerry LeMire of the Hondells “Little Honda” and Kevin Mullay, one of the nations top music autograph authorities/collectors.

Leading music journals and newspapers have had this to say about Tourville, “Tourville is a research wizard.” “He is a premier musicologist”, and “Tourville knows his stuff and has a real passion for music research”. Tom is a well respected music columnist, that has been writing for national and Midwest based publications for over 35 years.

His life long love and interest in the surf and hot rod music scene of the early 60's has driven him to create and publish this new book.

The book is available from Midwest Publications at P.O. Box 404, Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360 for $19.50 post paid in the U.S. It can also be found on

For inquires, send to author at:

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