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Stories with tag: "2016"

Hell-o-tiki tour 2016

Phantom Operators release new album!

The new full-length album from the Phantom Operators, "Hasta Muerte" is available now at The album features ten all-new tracks that continue to push the boundaries of surf and instrumental music in the Phantoms' own unique way. This is the 2nd full-length release from the band, after last year's "Metal Mariachi Music". For more info, follow the band on twitter @Phantoms_76 or e-mail


Please Help Support And Fiberglass Jungle!

Luxuria Music, the online radio station that champions "retro" niche genres such as Exotica, Lounge, Space Age Bachelor Pad, Atomic Pop, and most importantly for Surf Guitar 101, Surf Instrumental, needs your help during the current 2016 listener sponsorship drive.


Please tune in to Fiberglass Jungle either Saturday, Feb. 27 or Saturday, Mar. 5 and show your support for the genre you love and a radio station willing to provide the air time for a weekly 2 hour Surf instrumental radio program!

Any donation, no matter how small, is supremely appreciated and literally pays Luxuria's bills! Donations specifically referencing Fiberglass Jungle really do make an impact and help show how strong and loyal the global Surf instrumental community really is!

Thanks so much!

New Phantom Operators Album out soon!

The Phantom Operators' new full-length album "Hasta Muerte" will be out by the end of the month of February! The album features ten new tracks in the Operators' unique style. It will be available for download from their site at For more information and updates, you can follow the band on Twitter @Phantoms_76 or go to

The Mullet Monster Mafia. Next gigs

Tempestade de Areia Nordestour. Mar/2016


New Hawaii 5-0 Music Video by The Swamp Coolers

The Swamp Coolers were in the studio recently and had a blast recording Hawaii 5-0 and shooting the music video! We recorded Hawaii 5-0 over 10 years ago and donated the recording to the first Surf Guitar 101 Compilation CD.


Expressway Sketches "Love Surf Music" CD

Expressway Sketches is a German quartet of jazz musicians who don't play surf music. As the title indicates, they love surf music but this cd doesn't prove that they can play it.

In the liner notes you read: "Among the most successful groups were The Ventures, Duane Eddy, Dick Dale, The Shadows and The Marketts".

Playing time is 44 minutes and 38 seconds for 14 songs.

You´ll hear free jazz improvisations in Acetone, Hype Out, Flambres (Abre La Puerta, Dreiteiler.)
One Eyed Jack could have been a good tune if there wasn't the keyboard destroying the tune. Schlurf is a jazzy instrumental, all the other tracks are "normal" instrumentals.

In the liner notes they put the question "Does it really make a difference whether you're improvising on a jazz standard or a Surf song?" I do think so.

IMHO a cd for crazy nuts like me who buy everything with a label "surf" on it or people who enjoy new sounds.

There are some tracks visible on YouTube. Please check it out. I recommend however to buy The Insect Surfers or The Mermen cds when you want to hear good sophisticated sounds of the future.


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Festival Selvagem II - Brazil

In March 12, the guys from Jubarte Ataca (Surf Carcará from the city of Natal, northeast of Brasil) will organize the second edition of the SELVAGEM FESTIVAL.

The first surf meeting of the northeast of Brasil. Below we leave the poster and the link of the event on Fb.

Toxic Mutants Live Recording

Said The Ripper's 1st official video FLIGHT OF THE VICKERS

New video from ex-Fuzztone garage-surf slingers Jordan Tarlow and Bernard Yin's Said The Ripper. Flight of The Vickers, a FuzzRite infested - Echorec encrusted, barn burner, is the debut single from their upcoming release THE HANGING AT BARBED WIRE.

Download the track here...FREE...

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