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

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 TOP101@northseasurfradio.com

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.

The Pyronauts: New CD, European Tour, Party

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: http://kck.st/1hiwcad

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 www.thepyronauts.com

Check out the excellent cover art by Fred:

The Pyronauts Live in San Francisco


The Surf Zombies 4th CD is out! It's a...THING!

The Surf Zombies are riding high on our new cd It's a....THING! It is currently available on cd with Deep Eddy Records and downloads. It was very fun to record. We spent a few months running through the material and playing it live before we gathered at Ian Williams studio and laid it down live to tape. We used only 7 channels to keep it as minimal as possible and it was a great experience. We have a new bass player named Trevor Treiber and he plays a Dano through an Ampeg. He really rocks! He mixes super hard hitting Ramones style with wicked odd riffs and brings his A game to every gig plus he is extremely prolific with writing new songs. He also plays in a band called The Blendours.

The Surf Zombies are working towards releasing It's a ...THING! on vinyl.

https://surfzombies.bandcamp.com/

Check out our sampler video too!

 

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MONSTERS OF SURF!!!

MONSTERS OF SURF

DINGDONG RECORDS PRESENTS MONSTERS OF SURF-A COLOSSAL COMPILATION OF 22 CREATURE FEATURES CLASHING IN CLIMACTIC CONFLICT FROM ALL OVER EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA AND SOUTH AMERICA INCLUDING 10 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONIC HITS OF THE FUTURE!!! DIGITAL DOWNLOAD AND CD PREORDERING AVAILABLE JANUARY 21ST!!! CD RELEASES FEB. 11TH!!!

WHO ARE THE MONSTERS OF SURF???

  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

Paul Johnson amp for sale

If you or anyone you know would like to own the Fender De Ville amp that I've been playing through over the past ten years or so, please see this post in the "for sale" section.


3rd Annual WINTER SURF FEST January 18

3rd Annual WINTER SURF FEST
Saturday, January 18, 2013
12 Noon - 7PM

The Starting Gate
5052 Katella Ave.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

While the weather in Southern California might be getting colder this time of year, it certainly doesn’t affect the spirit of the thriving instrumental Surf Music scene. For the 3rd year in a row, the organizers responsible for one of the largest Surf Music events of the year, the Surf Guitar 101 Convention, have assembled some of the world’s best contemporary live Surf Music bands for an incredible seven-hour extravaganza of reverb-drenched guitar goodness.

From the San Diego area comes Jason Lee and the R.I.P. Tides, a hard-edged trio that will be promoting the debut of their first full length LP on Dionysus Records. From Northern California comes the masters of traditional Jewish tunes gone Surf, Meshugga Beach Party, complete with beards, outfits and shtick. In a special reunion performance comes San Diego’s The Sand Devils, who bring their unmistakable brand of dark and ominous Surf. Local San Gabriel Valley favorites The Volcanics will don their trademark sweaters, take the listeners into a 60s time machine and perform many of the newer tunes from the recent release of their second album The Lonely One on Double Crown Records. Out of the ashes of one of the most influential of the 90’s Surf revival bands, The Ghastly Ones, comes Boss Fink, a Hot Rod-themed romp including former members of The Huntington Cads. And, rounding out the bill comes the day’s annual opener, High Tide, an all-star band featuring some of the best veteran players from the scene including members of The Torquays, The Planktones, The Reventlos and Insect Surfers.

In addition to the exceptional talent on stage, the event will feature a shopping area spilling over with specialized vendors selling Surf Music records, CDs, posters, t-shirts, books, magazines, musical instruments and other related accessories and collectibles.

The venue offers a full kitchen and bar throughout the show, so prepare to settle in, relax and enjoy an entire day of some of the very best pounding drums, throbbing bass, and dripping with reverb twangy guitars anywhere!

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