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Just in time for your trip to the sunny July beaches as you catch waves and listen to surf! Our newest 4 song EP From Atlantis with Love engages a slightly heavier, but always reverb soaked melodic sound! Available on Spotify and other digital platforms soon.
Featuring Chloe Mendola on cello (Silver Surfer: Redemption our surf "anthem")
Chuck Sabo on Drums
Jim Colby (Jim & the Sea Dragons) on bass and guitars
Art Svrjcek on guitars
The Indie Surf Band on a clandestine operation to infiltrate the surf music realm and entrap its zealots with their euro-melodic, reverb soaked sound!
Our new EP From Atlantis with Love finds the Agents battling the sinister Kraken and his tube monster minions to save the underwater village of Kitezh which had remained hidden for over two centuries! In the midst of hand to hand combat with the Kraken, Rusalka is able to fire the Octo-sign alerting the Agents of the enemy's position. The Agents surf to her aid, but will they be in time???
LPS ARE A PRESALE. PHYSICAL COPIES ARE EXPECTED IN JULY AND WILL SHIP IMMEDIATELY AFTER RECEIVING THEM FROM THE PRESSING PLANT.
We’re excited to be launching our new record imprint, Tabu Recordings! We’ve gathered a great lineup of artists, including The Tentakills with their debut album Rage Of Aquarius. The LP showcases the band’s original tracks with their unique sound and signature take of surf.
We’re also thrilled to be working with The Madeira - who have paved a path with a unique sound while staying true to surf’s beginnings. They have achieved a cult status and are arguably one of the best modern surf bands, forging their own distinct style. Archipelago: The Best of The Madeira features the band's favorite tracks on one LP.
With their first live performance at the Surfer Joe Summer Festival, we’ve produced a limited number of CDs for the Lords of Atlantis. The vinyl edition is at the pressing plant and will be available later this year, but now you can grab this much-anticipated debut album on compact disc. The much-anticipated band brings together guitarist Ivan Pongracic and drummer Dane Carter of The Madeira, guitarist Jeremy DeHart of The Manakooras and Aqualads, and bassist Jonpaul Balak of Surfer Joe and the Tikiyaki multiverse. With a lineup like that, it would be hard to miss, and the new album is as strong as one would expect from such great players.
The Meteoroids are stoked to offer their first release, P-22/Boss Angeles, an instrumental surf ode to their home base, Los Angeles. Available for digital purchase on bandcamp and streaming through your favorite streaming services. The 7-inch vinyl version will be available this summer.
The Scimitars are excited to share the news from Hi-Tide Recordings:
NEW RELEASE: Hi-Tide is proud to present the long-awaited debut single from The Scimitars – a captivating Southern California combo that fuses the reverb-drenched tones of surf music with the vibrant and mesmerizing melodies of the Middle East. Let their unique musical blend transport you to a magical place where the crashing waves meet the ancient sands!
The Scimitars “Damascus Steel / Bari Simone” streaming now, vinyl out June 23!
LISTEN & BUY VINYL at https://found.ee/thescimitars
The Tentakills • Rage of Aquarius
Tabu Recordings • houseoftabu.com
Springing from the murky depths of the St. Joseph River that runs through South Bend, Indiana; the raging sounds of drippy reverb and tribal drum beats cut through the city. A musical sound that’s so refreshing, people in the local scene clench to it like a life preserver in a tsunami. It’s an instrumental surf rock siren! It’s an astounding sound! It takes us by surprise and tells us, “The Tentakills have arrived!”
The Tentakills took what the elder surf gods created in the first wave of surf rock. The band turned it up a notch with penchant for faster beats and aggressive guitar licks. The band has created a sound all their own while staying true to instrumental surf. Keeping a focus of melody, The Tentakills combine the band member’s diverse musical backgrounds of punk, rock and country.
With members Bill Finn on drums, Tai Barger and Travis Thomas on guitars, and Mike Howard on bass, the quartet formed after having the opportunity to start a band that had been in their collective minds for decades. Seeing the legendary Dick Dale perform live kicked the idea into high gear and the band emerged as The Tentakills in 2018.
Since then The Tentakills have played many great local and regional shows, including two South Bend music festivals; Riverlights Music Fest and South Bend Fringe Fest. They were honored when asked to perform at the Dick Dale Tribute Show at the Melody Inn, Indianapolis, Indiana. They have shared the stage with several notable bands, including Surfer Joe, The Madeira, Daikaiju and The Concussions.
Their first album, Rage of Aquarius represents the band’s best musical efforts combined with finest detail to their sound. The album was recorded and mixed at The Golden Mallard in Elkhart, Indiana and mastered at The Boiler Room in Chicago, Illinois. Rage of Aquarius is the rush and rage of reverb-soaked surf with an edge, exclusively produced by The Tentakills.
“This is the debut release from the South Bend, Indiana surf quartet whose mutual love of Dick Dale got them started back in 2018. Their energy, influences and reverb-soaked goodness have even made me overcome my undying hatred of puns, which is no small feat my friends. I also like that one or more of the members of this band are hardcore classic rock fans, if not straight-up metalheads. You can definitely hear those influences in the songs right from the start, and it may be what sets the ‘Kills apart from the average group that simply studied the Ventures playbook. Don’t get me wrong though, it’s still classic surf throughout and the production of the lp could definitely fool some untuned ears into thinking it came out 40 years ago. A good example of this is the track “Grit,” which was one of my favorites along with “Drawn and Quartered,” and “Dog Days.” I hear a heavy Shadowey Men on a Shadowey Planet vibe lacing through the record, along with some other more new wave-y influences like the B-52’s and the Dead Milkmen believe it or not. (see: “A Horse Named Artax”) As I said, it’s still surf music, it just comes from a lot of different places, which is what I think makes it cool. I have never had the opportunity to see them live, but I’m guessing that they are a gas. The songs are dynamic, with solid tones and some blistering leads - always a good combo that rarely disappoints. These fellas are not one-trick ponies - the songs are varied and well done, which is an accomplishment for any debut recording. I expect that these chaps are only getting started. Check it.”
– Jeremy S. Grites • Bad Decisions Club
Recorded and Mixed at The Golden Mallard • Elkhart, Indiana
Mastered at The Boiler Room • Chicago, Illinois
Cover Art and Design by Ken Holewczynski
Pressed at Smashed Plastic • Chicago, Illinois
Rage of Aquarius
Split the Sea
Drawn & Quartered
Death & Taxes
A Horse Named Artax
Low Tide/High Tide
Ghosts of Atlantis
Happy to announce a new, small, scorching hot surf festival in the south of the Netherlands: Sunburn Surf Fest will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2023, in Tilburg.
The first surf bands making up the lineup so far:
= THE KRONTJONG DEVILS =
Back to being a quintet, these veterans of the Dutch surf scene really need no introduction. Marvellous instrumental surf music, straight from 'Groningen Surf City'… and the stars.
= BARÍTON LOCO =
Ghent's Baríton Loco brings some mean twangy guitars, piercing bass, raw driving drums and with an edge of fuzz. Not for the faint of heart.
= THE MALBEHAVERS =
From the beaches of Tilburg, these locals like to throw a sonic beach party, inspired by their surf heroes.
More to come!
Sunburn Surf Fest – Scorching hot surf music
Saturday, September 16, 2023
Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, Netherlands
Check out https://sunburn.surf/ for more announcements.
Three days of the greatest surf bands on the planet! A weekend full of music, lifestyle merchandise and food truck cuisine! A hotel weekender with everything under one roof! (and free parking)
FRIDAY NIGHT LINEUP on Crystal Ballroom Stage:
7 pm Doors open Crystal Ballroom
8 pm Tikiyaki Orchestra
9:30 Satan's Pilgrims
SATURDAY LINEUP on Crystal Ballroom Stage
11AM Movie Screening: The Sound Of The Surf with John Blair
12:10PM Q&A with John Blair
1:30PM Paul Johnson
2:30PM Sir Bald Diddley AKA Hipbone Slim
3:30PM The Concussions
4:30PM Deke Dickerson Plays Link Wray
6:30PM The Charades
7:30PM The Irradiates
8:30PM The Volcanos
9:30PM Pollo Del Mar
10:30PM The Bomboras
SUNDAY LINEUP on Crystal Ballroom Stage
11AM Seminar: Surf in the 80’s with Jonpaul Balak & John Blair
12:00Noon Surfguitar101.com Members’ Jam
2:00PM Waves Of Steele
3:00PM Tiki Creeps
4:00PM A Tribute To Bob Dalley and The Surf Raiders
5:00PM The Hellbenders
6:00PM The Eliminators
7:00PM Surf Kings
8:00PM Messer Chups
Bands appearing on the international Crystal Ballroom stage over the weekend:
Satan’s Pilgrims (Portland)
The Bomboras (Los Angeles)
Deke Dickerson as Link Wray (SoCal)
Messer Chups (Russia)
TikiYaki Orchestra (SoCal)
The Charades (Finland)
Sir Bald Diddley( England)
The Irradiates (France)
Pollo Del Mar (San Francisco)
The Volcanos (Detroit)
The Hellbenders (Detroit)
The Eliminators (Orange County)
Paul Johnson (60s surf pioneer/South Bay)
The Concussions (Grand Rapids)
The Surf Kings (Oceanside)
The Reventlos (Costa Mesa)
Tiki Creeps (Los Angeles)
Waves Of Steele (Antelope Valley)
Rocketfish (Huntington Beach)
Bob Dalley / The Surf Raiders tribute (Utah)
Return of the SG101 member jam.
ALSO - lifestyle vendors and much more...
2 rippin' new tracks and a surprise remaster await if you dare venture into the darkest of depths. If you're feeling the groove, please like and follow on Spotify.
Here on Bandcamp https://thesurfisticats.bandcamp.com/album/the-surfisticats-strut the new four-track EP of original tunes by UK-based band The Surfisticats.
The Surfisticats present a fresh set of catchy and energetic original tunes, with twanging guitars and lap steel dripping with reverb, groovy bass and thunderous drums. Recorded live in Cambridge in March 2023, the tunes evoke long summer days sipping cocktails on a sunny beach.
The Surfisticats are David Greeves guitars, lap steel; Xavi Ruf guitars; Gus Glen bass guitars; Seán Walton drums.
Recorded 11 March 2023 at NCI Cambridge by Sam Inglis assisted by Steve Fenton. Produced by Sam Inglis.
See the featured video for The 2nd Wave THE SURFISTICATS (NCI, Cambridge) BOPFLIX sessions.
(Video - Chris Magee, Bopflix; audio - Sam Inglis.)
https://www.thesurfisticats.com for news, live dates and more. Further videos soon.