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Black Valley Moon ft. Ray Vega “Vampirella “

BLACK VALLEY MOON FT. RAY VEGA “VAMPIRELLA”

From the opening chords you know this is going to be an intricate display of surf melody. Ray’s voice is smoothe and sounds right at home with the previously instrumental trio. The songs have an underlying voice of their own

Vampirella starts it off with a strong maniacal intro which switches back and forth swimming between the beat and swelling accompanying guitar. The intense attack is aggressive and filled with grit and it’s own grammar. The Spanish lyrics fit in perfectly.

Moonlight Bath is a display to guitar frenzied accuracy. Once Again, Ray Vega croons for the music madness with a super catchy chorus and sometimes badass vibe.

But with all that said...Laisse Tomber Les filles, the only instrumental track, soars with melody. Anyone familiar with April March will have a field day with this song. The melody continues throughout the song with guitar skats over each movement.

As far as surf music goes this a three song goldmine of complex guitar strumming and structure. I see the group is heading for a huge impact both technically and emotionally. Bravo guys 5-5

This 7” release will be available December 18th from Pi records


The Spiratones - Night of the Golden Sun single

The Spiratones - New free single, 'Night of the Golden Sun'.

The Spiratones (double) dare you to journey into the shadows, to venture through the darkness, to eyeball the abyss and not falter as terror creaks across your soul. Only then, surrounded by midnight, will you be able to confront the horror that lurks within, to cast a singular, dazzling spotlight on fear itself... are you ready for your very own... Night of the Golden Sun...

The Spiratones present a double feature of classic scares. Night of the Golden Sun, is accompanied by a live version of 'Toecutter'.

Find it for free at bandcamp

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Sound Of The Surf Kickstarter Campaign

The "Sound Of The Surf" Kickstarter campaign is LIVE

Between now and October, you can Pre-Order both the Documentary as a Download, and the BONUS Blu-ray DVD from our Kickstarter campaign.

We need your support now. This is the final stretch and when we reach the goal we can announce release-dates of the film. The plan is to ship the BONUS disc well before Christmas 2020.

Simply follow any link to the Kickstarter page. Create a login and PLEDGE any level that includes a disc. You can request multiple copies by adjusting your pledge +$25 per copy. Pledges can be adjusted anytime before the campaign is over.

The BONUS disc is a limited edition, only 3,000 copies will be manufactured so when they're gone, they're gone. This is a collectible item that has extended features, in depth interviews and loads of content that will not be in the film itself. If you are a core fan of Surf Music then this is the disc you want.

Find Out More
Kickstarter Campaign "Sound Of The Surf"

Copyright © 2020 Sound Of The Surf, LLC, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Sound Of The Surf, LLC
1521 Kalua Ln
Tustin, California 92780


New Release & Video: Black Valley Moon - Vampirella

New EP release from Black Valley Moon. Two vocal songs, and one instro. Digital version available now at Link Vinyl will be released 10/18 from Pi Records.

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Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEORzkKcPE4


New Release: The Reverbivores Watch TV

Northern California’s The Reverbivores announce the release of their second studio album “The Reverbivores Watch TV.”

Recorded in an era when masks were for Halloween and social distancing was for awkward office holiday parties, this album reflects the band’s vision of what TV was and yet could be. 12 original surf instrumentals ranging from trad to psych to punk and to things unknown, “The Reverbivores Watch TV” reminds us that life really isn’t so bad if you’ve got control of the remote.

Available September 25, 2020 on Bandcamp and all your favorite online music services.

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Debut release from new Northern Irish surf/instro project Los Caballos Mas Oscuras

"Apache" - An edgy take on this classic, featuring duelling Stratocasters; one with tape-echo and reverb played through a cranked Fender Super Reverb combo and another soaked in Univibe blasted through a Marshall stack. Originally recorded last year to be released under the auspices of my Blues/Rock band of 11 years, The HardChargers who featured this song (alongside Misirlou, Rumble and Surf Rider in the setlist).

A few months back during the height of the Covid 19 situation, I decided to make a more solid commitment to the surf and instrumental music I love and release this under a new banner, 'Los Caballos Mas Oscuras' (The Darkest Horses). My plan is to start this off as a 'recording only' project for the time being as a way to simply enjoy recording surf/instro tunes I love and enjoy creatively arranging layers of guitar tones for each part of the song, with a view to eventually writing some originals and possibly playing live with a solid lineup.

Here's the BandCamp link for the project - https://loscaballosmasoscuras.bandcamp.com


The Second Album by The Melamine Division Plates is Out Now.

"The Impenetrable Arch of Probability" is a concept about the V2 rocket. It comes in a complicated hand-made cover with interesting and informative sleeve notes.

Here is a track from it: https://soundcloud.com/cordelia-records/the-melamine-division-plates-flight-technology-apples

And here is an accompanying single: https://alanjenkins.bandcamp.com/album/the-melamine-division-plates-rudolf-hermanns-supersonic-wind-tunnel


The Spiratones - Sunworshipper - new album

The Spiratones present their debut album - 'Sunworshipper'.

A buffet of beach-bound bangers, a surfeit of surf-instro stompers, a platter of garage rock clatter...
...Sunworshipper is out now on compact disc and as a digital download!

Available here:
Link

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Debut album from Diesel Marine

Staycation is the debut album by Diesel Marine. It is an homage to the reverb guitar instrumental. Sometimes trad, sometimes futuristic, Staycation is both evocative of yesterday while suggesting new possibilities. Dusty, rusty, fresh water sounds from a basement studio in Southeast Michigan.

To listen, purchase and learn more click the link below!

dieselmarine.bandcamp.com

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Captain Rico & the Ghost Band - The Giant Turtle Is the Memory of the Beaches / 1st album release today

Captain Rico & the Ghost Band release their 1st album today.

Click on this link to discover: Link

Have a good listen and see you soon on the french basque coast.

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