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For the first time in history the surf music scene is to compile two ultimate lists in surf music; The Classic Surf Top 101 & The Surf Revival Top 101, the 202 best tracks in instrumental surf music as voted for by the listeners of North Sea Surf Radio and the members of the Surf Guitar 101 forum.
Starting today everybody can submit their 10 personal favourites from the 60´s and their 10 personal favourites from the the Surf Revivals. With all the contributions the team at North Sea Surf Radio will compile the two lists that will be broadcasted on December 27th, presented by DJ Jonpaul (Surf Guitar 101) and DJ Phantom (North Sea Surf Radio).
People can help decide what the best instrumental surf music tracks of all time are by adding their Top 10´s to the Surf Guitar 101 forum in the following threads:
Another option to submit votes it to send an email with name, country and the two Top 10 lists to TOP101@northseasurfradio.com
The deadline for submissions is Friday, 13th December.
Hey new friends! The Monarchs are playing a Record Release party and would love to meet some of you guys there. The info is below and here's where you can hear the record!
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:
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.
The Battle of the Bands always seemed like a cool tradition back in the heyday of surf with a bunch of reverb heads grinding it out to see who was king of the spring. I haven't seen many battles these days and those that I have rarely included an instrumental band. Kelp attempted to remedy that situation by entering the Santa Barbara Independent's 2013 Battle of the Bands. Amazingly we made the first cut from ~50 bands to semifinal list of 12. After an online voting poll and some judging by local music industry types, a final 6 were chosen to play live in the final contest. We were plenty surprised (and stoked) to make the finals with a group of more commercial indie and rock acts. Each audience member got 1 vote and a panel of "industry" judges got 25 votes each. Each band had just 20 minutes - we had to narrow things down to 5 songs, a bit of trad, a bit of fuzz, some happy melody, some driving reverby darkness. When it was all said and done, we ended up second in the closest contest they've had in the 5 years of the contest - 75-78. I admit we were a bit let down at not getting the winner-take-all prizes, which included some a spendy guitar and bass that we could have easily sold - the real prize was 12 free hours at arguably the best studio in SB. Ah well, the new album will have to wait a bit longer. In the end, we realized that, while we may not have come out on top, we had a blast and gained a bevy of new fans; nothing to be bummed about!
The super fast, high energetic surf punk combo from Germany releases album No 5!
Snapshots from The Underground is packed with twangy guitars, punk rock energy, feedback noises and eclectic songwriting...influences range from surf master Dick Dale to New Wave pioneers The Cure, Alternative Rockers Rowland S. Howard and Dinosaur JR. to noise masters Sonic Youth. Put a little singing on top and you get a surf album that sounds VERY different from the usual trad sound.
Hope you enjoy it!
You can buy the CD from
12'' Vinyl is also available directly from www.therazorblades.de
The Mighty Surf Lords from Reno Nevada will be kicking off this summer tour Sept. 11th - 15th:
Hope to see you at one of these events!
We will have all our merch including cd's unavailable before!
for more information and updates go to
Double Crown continues to deliver the "Surfin' Sounds Of Summer" with the brand new CD by The Mobsmen from Norway - "Fraternitas Aurum Factorem" - Get it now!
The massive and thundering sound of The Mobsmen, Norway's premier surf and instro rock n' roll combo, has once again been recorded to tape for your listening pleasure. All the songs have the characteristic feel of the band´s well-known, majestically sleek guitar style and loud pounding rhythm sound. This record includes all of your new favourite hits, presented in their original versions in glorious mono quality. It's the new album from The Mobsmen: FRATERNITAS AURUM FACTOREM - available now from Double Crown and other record shops in the compact disc format, as well as your favorite digital download sites.
Tracks: Boom - Barbershop Accident - Pow Wow - Gold Factory - Roman Centurion - Le Mans - Wavys Revenge - Lacanau - Smau Sound - The Lurker - Lazurite - Bubbles - Mediterranean Blitz
The CD is just $12.75, and if you place an order of $20 or more through the Double Crown site you can take 20% off with coupon code: JULY20
Note: Double Crown Music Club member CDs will ship this week. If you're not a member, join now - just $39.00 for 4 CDs!
Upcoming Blue Wave Theory performances:
August 3. Opening for Dick Dale at the Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA.
August 24. Appearing with The Diamondheads at the 5th annual LBI Longboard Classic Surf Contest, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ.
Our brand new CD Superstorm will be available at our shows and can also be acquired from:
Deep Eddy Records: http://www.deepeddy.net/merch.html
DWM Music: http://www.dwmmusic.com/order.asp?product=8852&artist=Blue+Wave+Theory&title=Superstorm&price=12.98
Superstorm is also now digitally available from:
Keep ridin' the waves!
Blue Wave Theory
Today the four movies that will be shown at the North Sea Surf Festival on September 14th have been announced. Besides the Dutch film premiere of the spectacular documentaries Storm Surfers and Surfing & Sharks the surf classics Morning Of The Earth (1972) and Crystal Voyager (1972) will be shown at the cinema during the festival.
Storm Surfers is an epic adventure documentary following two best friends on their quest to track and chase giant storms across the Great Southern Ocean in order to ride the biggest and most dangerous waves in the world. Surfing & Sharks tells the story of three friends from a poor neighbourhood in South Africa still surfing in the most dangerous
surfing area in the world, even after having lost four friends and a family member to attacks by white sharks.
Morning Of The Earth (1971) tells about a group of surfers living in spiritual harmony with nature, making their own surfboards and hunting down the best waves in Australia, Bali and Hawaii. Crystal Voyager (1972) is one of the most successful Australian surf movies and is about surfer George Greenough´s quest for uncrowded waves in California. The final sequence is a 23 minute long journey filmed from a surfers perspective with Echoes by Pink Floyd as soundtrack.
The cinema program will be opened by a Hawaiian solo set by Phantom Frank, mastermind behind The Treble Spankers and The Phantom Four. El Blanco of the legendary Finnish surf revival band The Charades will also give two short performances in between the movies.
The North Sea Surf Festival is the biggest festival in Northwestern Europe fully dedicated to
instrumental surf music. The festival will feature 9 bands and this year proudly presents Lost Acapulco (Mexico), Bambi Molesters (Croatia) and Los Coronas (Spain) as part of the line up, for their first performances on Dutch soil. The festival will be opened by the winner of the Live XS North Sea Surf Battle that will be held on August 25th.
The total program of the North Sea Surf Festival is now as follows:
Crystal Voyager (1972)
Morning Of The Earth (1972)
Storm Surfers (Dutch premiere) www.surfingandsharks.com
Surfing & Sharks (Dutch premiere) www.stormsurfers.com.au
El Blanco (The Charades,Finland)
Phantom Frank (The Phantom Four, The Treble Spankers)
Lost Acapulco (Mexico)
The Bambi Molesters (Kroatië)
Los Coronas (Spanje)
The Phantom Four (NL)
The Good The Bad (Denemarken)
Bang! Mustang! (Duitsland)
Pirato Ketchup (België)
Bevel Emboss (NL)
Winner North Sea SurfBattle (tba)
Club Rockula DJ´s
Naald & Kraak DJ´s
Amsterdam Beatclub DJ´s