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Icelandic surf band Bárujárn release debut album

Bárujárn was founded in 2008 after members met at an industrial showcase for corrugated iron and related supplies in Hafnir city on the wind-barren south coast of Iceland. The music was to represent the black sands and waves that is the heart and life of the booming Icelandic surfer culture. Determined to succeed in a world full of tears the band went on to whither in the ashes of their poorly rolled cigarettes through relentless unprofessionalism, constant poverty, and petty crime.

They released an EP in 2010 commonly mistaken for the crushed remnants of a grilled sandwich due to its luxurious aluminum foil wrapping. This packaging failure resulted in the frequent discarding of the EP to the trash bin at local radio stations and hence no airplay.

Theraminist Hekla Magnúsdóttir quit the band in 2011 partly because of an artistic misunderstanding but mostly due to frequent sexist remarks and the general decadence of the remaining members.

As of this writing their main accomplishments subsists of a failed make it or break it tour through the neighboring Farao islands, supporting local child star turned hot-shot Brandur Enni and getting to the semi finals in the unofficial battle of the bands.

After years of procrastination their debut album is was released the 4th of July 2013 and is available online at:

Bárujárn can be contacted through hrukkublikk(hosted at) or at


New Reigning Monarchs Single

The new Reigning Monarchs' single Murder Your Summer will debut tonight on the syndicated punk rock radio show Complete Control Radio. We'd love it if you checked it out! Trying to get Joe Sib the host to be open to more surfy sounding stuff besides just Agent Orange :) 


The Diabolico Coupè released their debut LP!

The Italian surf band Diabolico Coupè is proud to present their new LP. It has eight original tracks of powerful surf music with saxophone. To buy your copy and more info, write to

Thanks for your suport.

Best wishes from Italy.

The Sixth Annual SurfGuitar101 Convention, August 10, 2013

Flyer Title is very pleased to announce The Sixth Annual SurfGuitar101 Convention! Can you believe we are up to number six? Please save the date and share this with everyone! This year we have the best surf bands from the United States, Italy, Australia, and Japan!

The SurfGuitar101 Convention 2013
Saturday, August 10th
The Starting Gate
5052 Katella Ave.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Phone: (562) 598-8957
Doors open at 8am, the festivities run from 9am to 8pm.
Cost: $30 at the door

For questions & discussion, see the forum thread.
Facebook event page.


  • SG101 member jam!
  • Surf guitar legend Paul "Mr. Moto" Johnson & Friends!
  • A tribute to the Astronauts!
  • A tribute to the Penetrators!
  • Outerwave (Orange County, CA)!
  • Glasgow Tiki Shakers (LA)!
  • 3 Balls of Fire (Texas)!
  • The Mystery Men? (Georgia)!
  • Aqualads (North Carolina)!
  • The Pyronauts (California)
  • Surfer Joe (Italy)!
  • Martin Cilia & Band (Australia)!
  • El Caminos (Japan)!

As usual we'll have vendors selling surf music, clothing, and more!

Why not schedule a vacation around the convention? Please take note of the following incredible events before and after the convention:

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Surf Nut! 7" EP Featuring The Surfites & The Thunderchiefs

V/A - Surf Nut! Surfites & Thunderchiefs 7" EP (Double Crown / Wormtone)

We're incredibly stoked to have released a fabulous new 7" EP featuring The Surfites and The Thunderchiefs, containing two brand new songs from each band! It's a joint effort with Double Crown and Wormtone Records, and will definitely be one of the most talked about (and listened to) releases of the summer! The amazing sleeve art, shown above, was done by famed artist (and Thunderchiefs guitarist) Mike Guerrero.

On one side you get Swedish faves The Surfites with "This Time Tomorrow" and "Hot Dog On A Stick". Flip it over and you get two more boss tunes from Austin, TX surf combo The Thunderchiefs - "Kook Patrol" and "Tomsco Twist".

While the music and amazing artwork is best enjoyed in the 7" vinyl format, we do understand that many of you don't have turntables. For you, we have the digital version of the EP, which can be downloaded at: iTunes ~ CD Baby ~ Emusic

Tracks: The Surfites: This Time Tomorrow - Hot Dog On A Stick / The Thunderchiefs: Kook Patrol - Tomsco Twist

Order From Double Crown Records - $6.75 each

New EP release from Lawrence Carson

"You're gonna hafta be a 'lil more...PACIFIC!"  Lawrence Carson

2013 solo debut release. A 3-song EP of reverb-laden recordings of "Bach Won't Run" (Bach's "Bouree" Surf-style!) and 2 original recordings, "August Sunset" & "Lighthouse" by American Guitarist Lawrence Carson

© 2013 Lawrence Carson   released 01 June 2013

Stream or Download at:

See the Youtube video of "Bach Won't Run" at: 

EP cover art "Pacific"


Surfer Joe - SENOR SURF 12" to be released on August 1st

Album I am happy now to announce the release of the first Surfer Joe solo album, ready by August 1st and for sale starting at the SG101 convention this summer.

SENOR SURF - Surfer Joe

The album includes 12 tracks, 9 of them previously unreleased. One of the tracks is a bonus recorded by Paul Johnson & friends on past October that will not be included in the upcoming EP of them, featuring Paul Johnson on guitar and Lorenzo on drums. All the otehr tracks feature Lorenzo Surfer Joe on guitars and drums. It is recorded 100% ANALOG (recording, mixing, mastering) at Circo Perrotti Studio in Gijon, Spain. Produced by Lorenzo Valdambrini and Jorge Explosion for Surfer Joe Music. Unique vintage Telefunken mixing desk and MCI recorder machine. (

The release comes in 12" vinyl and digital download. It is possible a CD production but still not certain.
It will be available in all major underground catalogs worldwide and through Surfer Joe web site.

"Best New Release" and "Cry of the Heart" awards for "Wild Surf Guitars" CD

The new 20 song CD release "Wild Surf Guitars" by the Insanitizers received awards from two CD review publications and top ratings from a third within the past month. just recognized "Wild Surf Guitars" as a best new release among indie music of all genres (publication date June 3, 2013). Their review is here.

This is the conclusion of the review:     If this was a throwback sixties beach film, and this band was the movies heroes, it’d wrap up like this: “The Insanitizers win this heat and take the tournament! The Insanitizers are new Kings of Wild Surf Guitars!”
Yeah; it’s like that.

"Cry of the Coyote" rock-n-roll CD review magazine published in France gave this CD the "Cry of the Heart" award with top ratings. They wrote, "this CD lives up to its title."

"New Gandy Dancer" instrumental rock CD review magazine rated this CD 4 of 4 stars and wrote, "busy surfing set with lots happening. It's rewarding to hear a group dedicated to their art...genuine 1960s surf guitars, bass and drums. The all-original songs are simply soaked in high twanging, reverbed guitars and easy to remember melody lines."

Available at , , and

Docteur Legume's new EP: 'FOUR TALES OF CHEMISTRY'

cd cover

Ladies & Gentlemen, Maison Meduse proudly present thenew Docteur Legume's EP "FOUR TALES OF CHEMISTRY."
As the title says, it collects the last four
'experiments' recorded between 2011 and 2013

You can download it FREE at the following link:

Any comment is welcome !

Los Twang Marvels! Live in Brazil

Tip of the hat to Sven of Bang! Mustang! for dropping this bomb on us. This is an entire Los Twang Marvels! set from a recent show in Brazil. You can skip ahead to about the 11:00 minute mark where the band takes the stage. The video and sound quality are excellent, not to mention the performance! Enjoy!

Edit: January 8, 2014. The original video is long gone, but it has resurfaced at this link!

Edit: January 13, 2015: The entire set in one video.