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I am pleased to announce the SurfGuitar101 2023 MP3 Compilation! Our 19th one! Just like before, this is a way for members to share music, recording tips, and to just have fun. The main emphasis is fun, so please send in an entry no matter what your skill level is. Here are the rules:
Please use the comment thread for this news story to discuss the compilation and to get information on how to submit an mp3. Please also use that thread if you'd like to find a fellow member to work with on the project. With the magic of digital recording and the Internet, remote collaborations are possible. Make your own virtual surf band!
Please check out our prior compilations by using the links in the bottom left sidebar of the desktop version of our site.
This year's compilation is dedicated to our dear friend Noel Squitieri, who sadly passed away on Christmas day, 2023. Noel was a huge supporter of surf music and this website. His generosity, kindness, and endless enthusiasm will be sorely missed. Our condolences go out to his many friends and his family. Please think about Noel the next time you attend a show, post in our forums, or listen to the surf music he loved.
Let the comp begin!
SRW290 Happy X-Mas! Here are 19 winter tunes performed as surf guitar instrumentals (and one rocking vocal track). We are donating a percentage of profits to Pinetree Stables Cat Sanctuary. Donate more if you want to!
THE MULLET MONSTER MAFIA's new single "THE STORM" lready available digitally in all music streaming services!!!
Merry, Merry Christmas!!! Since the SG101'ers have been such good little girls and boys all year Agent Octopus has put together a special holiday release, Christmas on the Beach. Currently it is available on Bandcamp only, but will be on the usual music outlets soon!!!
Blast Off!! Here is episode 9 of outback Australia's No 1 Surf guitar podcast, The Dodge City Social Club. One hour of bangin' surf instros from all over the world. Presented every 2nd Friday by Jamie, from the not-so-surfy town of Merbein, Victoria, the land down under!! Go on, give it a spin!!
The tracklist is on the soundcloud page!! Cheers...Jamie.
Since most animals that enter the surf space are lizards, dogs, cats or deformations that once were animals, I decided to link surf to pigs in this release. It's just a fun in-between single release for you December dance parties and it's rather Man or Astroman like from what I hear. Vintage Eurosurf-dance to the core, for a change. I'm sure you will like it. Here's "Do the swine"!
Ukrainian surf band Waikiki Makaki (now consisting only of German based band leader Vitalii Yakushyn aka Samurai) presents new double side single. On A side you may find a mid tempo ballad “Rhino blues” and B side provides an energetic rocker “Full Contact Surf”.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Vitalii Yakushyn in Stromberg Studios. Cover art by Kateryna Yakushyna.
Sleazy twangy saxy surf from the dark side of the reverb tank. Pulling together all the E.P.'s on one album, Dark Magic marks the first phase of the Tribe's output.
The Breakers return with a collection of 18 psych surf instrumentals, ranging from galloping garage stompers to more experimental and atmospheric cuts, this hypnotic release will get your synapses firing! Featuring the previously released single, "Monster Storm", along with evocative tracks like "Escaping Through the Window" and "Garage Door To Your Mind", this one is sure to blow your stack!
Includes contributions from adjunct band members Dan Klapman (Saxophone), Gary Kretchner (Trumpet), and guest collaborators Jeff Bond (Guitar), Neil Hansen (Bagpipes) and Craig Williams (Keyboards).
The album was recorded and produced by Craig Williams at Dr. CAW Recording, Chicago and features cover artwork by the legendary Mark “Topes” Thompson.
Magnatech's 4th album provides you with an eclectic mix of stompers, ballads and twist tunes. From the Astronauts-like "Hecate" all the way to the sophisticated mid-tempo ballad "Blanche Monnier" you will embark on a journey that will lead you from the US to the UK, Netherlands, Germany, France and back to the Netherlands again all the while jumping to the beat but with a little time to breathe and cool down during the ballads, which invite you to slow dance or just enjoy the melody.
"Herr Magnatech bittet zum Tanz" is a collaboration with A Guy Who Owns An Organ and will keep you on the dancefloor whilst giving you also the chance to relax! We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it!