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Join us in North Seattle as we gather in the rain to welcome Surf! Aloha Screwdriver, The 'Verb and Banzai Surf, as well as Djake Noose, The Klipspringer Dance Troupe and Elvis Santa will all be there.
Darrells Tavern, 18014 Aurora Ave N. Shoreline WA
Just announced! Alameda, CA surf rock trio Aloha Screwdriver's 4-song 7" record is now available direct from the band and through Double Crown Records.
The record is pressed on purple vinyl, and like all our previous releases it was recorded live to tape and mixed to tape for an unmistakeable analog sound.
The songs are vinyl-exclusive, so don't hold your breath for an iTunes or Spotify version. A streaming version of the first song can be heard here.
Original artwork by Christine Benjamin.
1. The Calamari Kid
2. The Dead Line
3. It Fell From Earth
4. One Hearse Town
Aloha Screwdriver is coming to Seattle in 2 weeks. We will be convening at Darrells Tavern to worship at the altar of surf. If you are nearby, please join us. September 26th, 9PM, Darreells Taverm, 18041 Aurora North, Seattle, WA
"This Northern California 3-piece combo has an infectious, energetic sound that gets you jumpin’ out of your seat and twistin’ frantically within seconds of when the disc starts spinnin’ in your hi-fi. " -Double Crown Records
"If you like instrumental surf music, this is a must in your collection." (5-star rating) - Gary Schwind, Examiner
"Aloha Screwdriver shakes up instrumentals" - Tony DuShane, San Francisco Chronicle
"If it doesn't make your toes tap, your hair stand on end, or give you goosebumps, you'd better check your pulse."
-Justin Hayes, SurfRockMusic
Tracks: Click Bang Boom - Cowboy Korobeiniki - Zombie Cat - The Haunted Planet - Creature Screecher - Ghosts n' Goblins - A Deadly Demise - Lizard Liquor - Paint It Black - The Problem With V.O.D.K.A. - Doom Buggy Hellride
Thursday, April 25, 2013
A huge night for Aloha Screwdriver as we debut our second CD, "The Haunted Planet".
And we're lucky enough to have two of our favorite bands supporting us:
Rocketship Rocketship (SF)
1600 17th St., San Francisco, CA 94107
To stream songs from the bands featured on the show head over to our SoundCloud playlist.
We're very happy to finally show of Aloha Screwdriver's first real music video for our song "Doom Buggy Hellride".
We shot the whole thing in our hometown of Alameda, CA. I'm sure that a lot of you will recognize the tiki bar, Forbidden Island. Our friend Bryan Wright shot and edited the whole thing, and we're super proud of it.
Full album due out on 4/25/13. Pre-order available here.
Thanks for watching!
On May 14, KFJC presents The Fifth KFJC Battle of the Surf Bands. In keeping with the tradition of the legendary Surf Battles of the early 60s, bands are given 15 minutes to present their best material and show, making for a fast paced and exciting 4 hour event. The biggest change this year is a move from the beloved Hotel Utah in SF, to The British Bankers Club in Menlo Park. The BBC is a big, full service restaurant and will easily hold the expected crowd, and will allow minors. Menlo Park is also much closer to KFJC's home.
Aloha Screwdriver's debut CD is out and available through their online store, or as a download through iTunes and Amazon.
No Way Out, is an absurdly analog 8-song EP recorded live to tape with no edits, no overdubs, and no room for mistakes. No one records music this way anymore, and for good reason--it's a pain in the ass. The end result sounds as unique as the band--reverb-drenched surf rock played at a blistering speed.
Full song track previews, videos and photos are available on the Aloha Screwdriver's Facebook page.