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After many years of muttered threats and garbled incoherencies, David Arnson (me) of Insect Surfers has released an 18-page coloring book, 'Insect Surfers & Alien Allies'. Pictures range from well, insects surfing (and playing guitar, pictured here), to bizarre and fanciful extraterrestrial landscapes. First hundred copies are all autographed and I'm happy to personalize any for you, too. Use this link below if you wish to order, and note that POSTAGE IS INCLUDED in the price.
I was busting my nuts trying to get this out BEFORE the holiday season, but various printer bugaboos were against me. Of course, this is a timeless gift, anyway,right?!
INSECT SURFERS BAY AREA SWING Sept 28-Oct 1
Thursday, Sept 28, San Jose 'Boutiki's' w/ Fascinating Creatures of the Deep
Friday Sept 29 San Francisco, 'Elbo Room', we play 1st @ 9 pm, then Atom Age, Jackets, and The Darts (bitchin' all-gal rockers!).
Sat Sept 30 we play our buddies Dave and Fiona's wedding ( AWWWWW! )
Sun Oct 1st Alameda/Oakland 'Forbidden Island Tiki Bar', we play at 7pm, after a record swap and fundraiser for KFJC.
COME ON OUT !!!
That's right...for the first time in over 20 years, Insect Surfers will be heading back to the East Coast to play a small handful of dates this May! But that's not all...the drummer for this special occasion will be none other than original 1979-81 era Insect Surfers Dan Buccino!
May 16 Instro Summit The Cat's Cradle 300 E Main St. Carrboro, NC catscradle.com
May 17 Bandito's Burrito Lounge 2905 Patterson Ave. Richmond, VA banditosburritolounge.com With Cashmere Jungle Lords and Chrome Daddy Disco!
May 18 Jackie's 8081 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD jackiesrestaurant.com
May 20 Cuisine En Locale 156 Highland Ave. Somerville, MA cuisineenlocale.com With Tsunami Of Sound!
May 21 Sidewalk Cafe 94 Avenue A New York, NY sidewalkny.com With The Supertones and The Tarantinos NYC!
May 22 Iota 2832 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA With Superswank and Atomic Mosquitos!
DINGDONG RECORDS PRESENTS MONSTERS OF SURF-A COLOSSAL COMPILATION OF 22 CREATURE FEATURES CLASHING IN CLIMACTIC CONFLICT FROM ALL OVER EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA AND SOUTH AMERICA INCLUDING 10 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONIC HITS OF THE FUTURE!!! DIGITAL DOWNLOAD AND CD PREORDERING AVAILABLE JANUARY 21ST!!! CD RELEASES FEB. 11TH!!!
WHO ARE THE MONSTERS OF SURF???
Come aboard the awesome tiki bar THE PURPLE ORCHID (221 Richmond St, El Segundo CA 90245) and rock out with THE INSECT SURFERS, this SAT NOV 16th! Opening will bee our pals 'The Ghosts of Searchlight', a wonderful surf instro/psych trio, who always screen great projections while playing!
BEE THERE ! ! ! !
And did we say it's FREE ??? !!! Hoot!
Yes, folks,the Insect Surfers are finally gearing up to release new cd/vinyl, t-shirts and beach towels! But we need your help and have launched a kickstarter program. PLEASE check it out at -
We have a few songs 'in the can' but are working on several more! And we will be proud to bring this stuff to Europe this year! Thanks to you, the surf rock community for any and all your support!
David Arnson/Insect Surfers
DON'T MISS THIS ONE, FOLKS!! Sat Oct 20 @ NOMAD Space,1993 Blake Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039
6 great surf + psych bands BEE THERE !!!
Our music publisher gal, who we've been working with for about 7 years, has FINALLY been able to place a tune of ours on TV!!
This Sun Feb 5th, our song "77 Gaza Strip" will be featured at some point on the Showtime channel show 'Californication'. I don't even know what scene, and hopefully it's not something obscenely embarrassing!! (I've never seen the show) but, hey, WE'RE ON TV !!!
With the departure of esteemed multi-instrumentalist Marty Tippens (who will not be playing live until his Ph.D is completed), the Insect Surfers (Planet Earth's Longest-Running Modern Surf Band) are now on the lookout for a second guitarist. Minimum daily requirements are a sense of energy, humor, and a modicum of instrumental competency. If you're reading this than hopefully you've heard of us or have an idea of what we sound like. influences range from Link Wray, Dick Dale and Davie Allan to Quicksilver and Television. Or from The Ventures and The Belairs to The Ramones, Iggy, and B52s. If you're a surf/instro guitarist (or know somebody who sounds like one) please feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . We're based in the Los Angeles area. Mahalo !