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Los Venturas’ “PAISLEY BEACH”
In the summer of 2012 Los Venturas spent 2 days of fun recording in The Powow Fun Room. Here’s the result of their fruitful labor: a shiny 10” golden vinyl covering 7 tracks that’ll guide you on a surfing trip throughout the world! On the A-side, or ‘West-Side’ you’ll find Californian and European styled beach instrumental originals as “What about Uranus”, “Beach Bunny” and “Surfers Mood” next to a skanking interpretation of an old classic by Eddie and The Showmen “Mr Rebel”. On the B-side or ‘East-Side’ you’ll be surfing the Gulfstream and Indian shorelines with “On a Market in Beirut”, Duke Ellington meets heavy percussion “Caravan” and Dave Pike on a surfboard “Mathar”. It’s wet, it’s hot, it’s fun, it’s paradise! Welcome to Paisley Beach!!!
Be quick and order one of the limited 300 copies to enjoy this trip at home! The vinyl comes with download card offering you free digital download in one of the desired file types (mp3, FLAC, wav, …)
“Beach Bunny” the video clip
Be sure to check out the video clip from the sparkling opening track “Beach Bunny”.
For those Benelux surf head, be sure to check out the release party in Antwerpen on June 8th.
Frankie & The Pool Boys - The Adventures Of Cap'n Coconuts CD (Double Crown)
And just who is “Cap’n Coconuts”??? Simian spy turned Hollywood cad, now a bouncer at a bar in San Francisco? Or star of a 60’s TV sitcom that apparently only Pool Boys leader Ferenc Dobronyi remembers. “He was my muse for this record. I wanted to write instrumentals that evoked the feelings that I get when I remember the music of my early childhood."
But what will Cap’n Coconuts do for you? Drop the needle on side one and hear the full on, spare no expenses production of a Wrecking Crew session. Vintage Fender guitars and amps, B-3 and Vox Continental, Beatle bass and Ludwig Black Beauty. Horns, strings, glockenspiel. Tank reverb, tube compression and U-41s. The Pool Boys know you can hear the details. Thirteen originals and one cover song that strive for an individual tone and mood on each track.
Basic tracks for the Cap’n Coconuts sessions were cut with the core group of Dusty Watson (The Sonics, Dick Dale, Agent Orange) on drums, Danny Snyder (The TomorrowMen) on rhythm guitar, Tony Bald (The Gregors) on bass and percussion, Karen Dobronyi (Meshugga Beach Party) on keyboards and Ferenc Dobronyi on lead guitar. But, the Pool Boys continue to have an open membership when it comes to recording. The guest list on these tracks is a mile long with musicians from bands such as The Surf Coasters, The Exotics, Tikiyaki Orchestra, The Deadbeats, Pollo Del Mar sitting in. Insect Surfer David Arnson works his signature mojo on “Rattler Ranch” and the man responsible for the surf revival, John Blair of Jon & The Nightriders trades leads on “Cat Fight”.
Tracks: Cap'n Coconuts TV Theme - Skinny Dippin' - Ripley In Love - Cat Fight - The Golden State - Manx! - Sundial Suite - Tic Toc - Dead Man Surfin - Paniolo - Organic Matters - Rattler Ranch - Surfacing - Monkey Pod
Order from Double Crown Records: Frankie & The Pool Boys - The Adventures Of Cap'n Coconuts CD - DCCD51 - $12.75
SURF-NOIR INSPIRED EP “RATTLESNAKE CHOPPER” RELEASED BY NYCʼS CINEMATIC INSTRUMENTALISTS, BENINGHOVEʼS HANGMEN, AT NUBLU FRIDAY MAY 17th.
Downtown NYC - based sextet, Beninghoveʼs Hangmen announces their second release, an EP, “Rattlesnake Chopper”. The group will hold a release party at the experimental hotspot, Nublu (62 Ave C NY, NY 10009) at 9pm on Friday May 17th. Their “creeptastic surf-noir” sounddeveloped from a desire to mash the music of Tow Waits and Danny Elfman. But with themenacing yet playful instrumentation of two rock guitarists, saxophone, trombone, bass, anddrums, the result is more of a psycho-crazed soundtrack to a Tarantino film.
The self-released EP comes at the heels of the critically-acclaimed first album, the self-titled “Beninghoveʼs Hangmen”. New York Music Daily rated it “#7: 50 Best Albums of 2011” and LucidCulture placed it “#3: Top 25 Jazz Albums of 2011”. Songs from the album have been featuredon Comedy Central, IFC, and more.
The music is composed by saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist, Bryan Beninghove. The bandconsists of guitarists Eyal Maoz and Dane Johnson (both John Zorn alum), trombonist RickParker (Tim Berne), Shawn Baltazor on drums, and Ezra Gale on bass. Kellen Harrison playsbass on the EP. The album is available at www.beninghoveshangmen.com and all internetmusic dealers, such as itunes.
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This promising band of Mexican surf released Valle De Los Reyes on Saturday, April 20. This debut album summarizes a trajectory of five years. The Pacific Lions have created an unmistakable reverb sound; if you love reverb be sure to get a copy. The reverb is guaranteed.
01. Valley to the kings
02. butterfly Effect
03. Storm in the desert
04. Tez coconut ranch
06. Codename: Gypsy
07. Surfer in jamaica
08. Red Sunrise
09. Welcome to paradise
10. The jester
11. Casillero del Diablo
To be noted the participation of two members of the Twin Tones in this record. A sample that not all Surf Mexicano are masks and struggles. ;)
Celebrating its fifth year, and currently the largest all-instrumental music festival in the world, the 2013 Instro Summit started as a four-band, one night show at the Cave in Chapel Hill. It has since grown into a monster 3-day, 27 band extravaganza, held this year at the Casbah in Durham. Bands from all over the US and elsewhere gather here to play (but not sing) the finest music they can offer, covering such diverse categories as surf, soul, rock, lounge, country, punk, and “I’m not sure what you’d call it”. No Jam Band noodlers or Prog-rock experiments here; all bands play music that is fun and easy to dance to, especially with a PBR in one hand and your date in the other.
Surf music rules the Instro Summit, but when you get this many bands together, you find that everybody does it differently. Indiana's The Madeira plays lush European and African-inspired melodies, While Tallahassee’s Intoxicators rip out a cowpunk version of surf that would make Joe Maphis AND the Trashmen proud. Pennsylvanians Great White Caps knock out a giddy Jamaican-flavored pile o’ fun, While bands like Team Void, Blood Red River, Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion and Kill, Baby...Kill All have some serious punk attitude in mind, but clearly ain’t listening to the same records. And we haven’t even mentioned the straight ahead surf of the Diamondheads, El Mirage and the Surge, the Horror-themed stompers of the Coffin Daggers, the Fuzz-filled Psycho-Delics of the High Fidelics, The “Gulag Tunes” of Russia’s Vivisectors, or the aggressive “3rd Wave surf” from the Aqualads, Atomic Mosquitos and others. And this is only HALF of the bands attending, the rest playing music that is perhaps less definable or more diverse, but just as much fun.
Other highlights this year include the “Can You Play as Wack’d as Link Wray” guitar solo competition, where guitar players try and knock out and wildest solo during the Link Wray song “I’m Branded” to win a $500 suitcase full of prizes and swag, The “Rumble Jam” where as many guitarists as can be fitted on stage all play the song “Rumble” at the same time (20 guitars last year–a new record), plus two special tribute acts: One, a complete performance of the Astronauts “Surfin’ With...” album (considered by many to be the greatest surf music recording of all time), and a special tribute to the late, legendary Alabama surf band the Penetrators, featuring their original rhythm section.
Tickets are 12 dollars per night, or you can get a three-day pass for 24 dollars. Cheapskates should note that on Saturday, May 4th, all bands playing from 12-5pm are free and all ages, which also includes the open mic Lunch Jam. For more details and the complete lineup, visit casbahdurham.com, or look up “The Instro Summit” on Facebook, Google Plus, or MySpace.
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"This Northern California 3-piece combo has an infectious, energetic sound that gets you jumpin’ out of your seat and twistin’ frantically within seconds of when the disc starts spinnin’ in your hi-fi. " -Double Crown Records
"If you like instrumental surf music, this is a must in your collection." (5-star rating) - Gary Schwind, Examiner
"Aloha Screwdriver shakes up instrumentals" - Tony DuShane, San Francisco Chronicle
"If it doesn't make your toes tap, your hair stand on end, or give you goosebumps, you'd better check your pulse."
-Justin Hayes, SurfRockMusic
Tracks: Click Bang Boom - Cowboy Korobeiniki - Zombie Cat - The Haunted Planet - Creature Screecher - Ghosts n' Goblins - A Deadly Demise - Lizard Liquor - Paint It Black - The Problem With V.O.D.K.A. - Doom Buggy Hellride
Here is the video of the recording session of our new album, CLASH OF THE IRRESISTIBLE, split vinyl/cd with Spellbound (Ireland), available in June/2013.
Lost Acapulco, The Phantom Four, Bang! Mustang! and The Good The Bad added to the line up.
Today the final names have been announced for the North Sea Surf Festival, the first festival in The Netherlands dedicated to instrumental surf music. Lost Acapulco from Mexico City will be headlining this year´s edition of the festival and will be performing in The Netherlands for the very first time. Furthermore Danish band The Good The Bad and Bang! Mustang! from Leipzig have been added to the line up. The Phantom Four will be performing as well, celebrating the release of their new instrumental album “Murakkam”. Together with The Bambi Molesters, Los Coronas, Pirato Ketchup and Bevel Emboss the line up for the North Sea Surf Festival on September 14th inAmsterdam is now complete.
Several dj´s from widely acclaimed underground parties like Amsterdam Beatclub, Naald & Kraak and Club Rockula will be spinning the best vinyl from the 50´s and 60´s, adding some beat, garage, rock ´n´ roll, ska and Northern soul to the mix. Melkweg Cinema will be showing surf movies that will be announced at a later stage. Together with the presence of a cocktailbar and a record store with collectable surf vinyl and cd´s this will make for a unique surf experience. All in all the festival offers a very divers program and with the coming of Lost Acapulco, The Bambi Molesters, Los Coronas and Bang! Mustang! the North Sea Surf Festival will be host to four renowned surf bands that have never played in The Netherlands before.
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.
On Saturday September 14th the third installment will take place of the North Sea Surf Festival, the first festival in The Netherlands dedicated to instrumental surf music. The festival will be held at the legendary venue De Melkweg in the heart of Amsterdam. The festival will feature 8 bands and this year proudly presents Bambi Molesters and Los Coronas as part of the line up, two of the most popular European surf bands. Besides live shows there will be classic surf movies at the Melkweg Cinema and a record store with collectable surf vinyl and cd’s.
The pre-sale for the festival will start coming Saturday and the first four bands to attend the festival have just been made public. Bambi Molesters from Croatia and Los Coronas from Spain will be playing The Netherlands for the very first time. From Belgium Pirato Ketchup will be playing the festival and the upcoming Amsterdam band Bevel Emboss will be there following impressive radio airplay around the world. In the coming months the other bands will be made public as well as the program for the cinema.