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Announcing the 2016 SG101 MP3 Compilation!

Submitted by Brian on October 16, 2016.
Site News

I am pleased to announce the SurfGuitar101 2016 MP3 Compilation! Our 12th 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 file must be in mp3 format and less than 8 MB in size.
  5. There is a good chance the comp will end up on 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 Friday, December 16th, 2016.

Please use the comment thread for this news story to discuss the compilation and to get information on how to submit an mp3. Please also 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 by using the links in the bottom left sidebar of the desktop version of our site.

Let the comp begin!

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The Terrorsurfs to release new album with Sharawaji Records

Submitted by Mike75 on October 12, 2016.

Those powersurf zombie mutants The Terrorsurfs are back with a full length album "Zomboid Surf Attack" on Sharawaji Records.

Witness the Terrorsurfs unleash a schlock and roll monstrosity forged of primeval DNA, and stoked by the savage rhythms pulsing deep within their sempiternal hearts.

Expect "Zomboid Surf Attack" late-October as a digital download in addition to a full retail release as a Digipack CD.

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Halloween release by Blackball Bandits

Submitted by The_Cholla on October 08, 2016.

We've just released a mini-EP for Halloween, entitled "Spooky Tales and Scary Noises". Two songs exhumed from the crypt, full of reverb and terror!

Digital download/streaming are available on Bandcamp :

We'll also have a limited edition of this on very cool lathe cut vinyl picture discs, 50 copies are on the way !


Blackball Bandits


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"Guitar Fun" chosen as "Best Instrumental Rock Album" by The Akademia

Submitted by Squid on October 05, 2016.


"Insanitizers deploy their marvelous talent for the guitar to the interpretation of a modern vibe -- what results is a completely novel experience of a genre you thought you knew and understood. Winner, Best Instrumental Rock Album." -- The Akademia (, July 2016 awards.

"Guitar Fun," with 22 adventure packed diverse surf-rock instrumentals, was just released by The Insanitizers. You can hear the entire CD (free) at without commercials or announcements. The CD is in stock at and .

Here is a track listing, with a few comments.
1. Shootout. Ride in, challenge, battle, ride out. "Best Instrumental Rock Song" June 2015, The Akademia.
2. Dark Eyes Rock. Russian folk song but frantic.
3. Rocket Pack. To orbit, back, and again.
4. Huntington Surf.
5. Murder in Paradise. Murder, Paradise, Repeat.
6. Love in Purgatory. So forbidden, so sad.
7. A Day in Tokyo. Gogo with Togo.
8. A Night in Vienna. Polka, march and twist on world's tallest carousel.
9. Irish Washerwoman. Scrub and jig.
10. Choclo Argentina. Tango, surf, flamenco.
11. Resonance. Massive organ rocks again.
12. Malaguena. Literal recitation.
13. Revel. Celebration groove.
14. A Week in Hawaii. Change of pace, focus on the bass.
15. GooglEyes. Now with silly synthesizers.
16. Robot Dance. Shunting and clanking.
17. Stunt Pilot. Guitar drum duet swoops.
18. MisiGila. 2 drummers, one huge guitar.
19. Croak of Midnight. Two drummers, acoustic guitar, actual frog.
20. Waterboard Surf 2016.
Submersion / Inquisition / Repeat
21. Loose Surfer. Guitar Pun!
22. W-Ray Gun.

Don't take the comments seriously, they're just for fun. So is the music.

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Submitted by Mike75 on October 03, 2016.
Show Announcements

Attention Humans! The Tsunamibots have renamed October to "Bot-tober!"
This is a busy month for the Robotic Revolution. Attendance is mandatory. This is the first opportunity to own a piece of Surf Rock history by purchasing "The Crushing" directly from the band.

10/7 Skinny Pancake - Burlington VT
10/8 CD RELEASE PARTY - Hostel Tevere in Warren VT
10/14 The Delancey - New York New York
10/29 The Pit - Lisbon NH
10/31 Charlie O's - Montpelier VT


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Back To The Surf Music Festival in Mexico, October 15

Submitted by Emilien03 on September 21, 2016.
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Surf Cookie records first releases

Submitted by SurfCookierecords on September 19, 2016.
Surf Scene News

Surf Cookie records proudly presents:




Stay tuned and support

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The Tikinauts Surfin' The Mancow Show 9/26/16

Submitted by Tikinaut on September 19, 2016.
Show Announcements

Milwaukee's own instro surf rockers The Tikinauts will be appearing in studio Monday September 26 on the Mancow Morning Show on Chicago's The Loop 97.9 FM. The Mancow Show is a nationally syndicated program across 50 U.S. markets. The Tikinauts (featuring Drew, Pete and Jeff of The Revomatics) will be joined by James Oppedisano, owner of Chicago's famous Tiki establishment Hala Kahiki Tiki Bar & Lounge to discuss Tiki culture and surf music. The band will also be performing live in studio and will be surfin' the airwaves beginning at 7 AM until 9:30 AM CST. In Chicago tune into 97.9 FM. You can also stream the show live on your computer or smart phone at

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Blackball Bandits release their 1st EP

Submitted by The_Cholla on September 19, 2016.

Hello SG101,

We are super excited to share our 1st EP, "Confrontation on the Extraterrestrial Highway", available through digital downloads or CDs on Bandcamp :


We are a band from Orange County, California, formed in 2015. We play some energetic instrumental music that mixes different sub-genres of surf, from western to sci-fi, from traditional to spooky, with a touch of exotic influences here and there.

This EP includes 6 songs, that take you along the lonely roads of Nevada ("Along Highway 375"), Central America ("Azteca Verano") and the old West ("Escape in Durango") with some stops along the coast ("Slalom Under the Pier", "The Gillins Beach Secret"). The EP ends with "A Fistful of Gold in the West", our surf tribute to the great Ennio Morricone.

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The Tsunamibots release the official video for "Automaton"

Submitted by Mike75 on September 16, 2016.

Attention humans! The Tsunamibots and Sharawaji Records are proud to announce the official music video for "Automaton" as featured on The Tsunamibots new LP "The Crushing" due out this fall.

Video directed by Tod Moses

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