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We are extremely excited to announce the release of "Center of the Surf" (Double Crown Records), the Madeira's second live album, this one recorded at the 10th Surf Guitar 101 Convention at the Alpine Village in Torrance, CA on August 5th, 2017. It was recorded and mixed by Mark Linett, triple-Grammy-winning producer and audio engineer who has worked with a long list of legendary artists, among them the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Frank Zappa, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paul Simon, Los Lobos, Jane's Addiction, and Los Straitjackets. (See here for the full accounting of his many accomplishments). The tracklist is focused on the songs from our most recent studio album, "Ancient Winds", and we were also joined for the final three tracks of the set by John Blair on second rhythm guitar, as well as Jonpaul Balak on second bass guitar, making for an epic six-person line-up and a sound that can only be described as extraordinary in its scope! The cover and the CD package were designed by Stephen Blickenstaff, the well-known artist behind dozens of album covers (and many other artistic endeavors - as well as the theremin player in Atomic Mosquitos!), including most famously "Bad Music for Bad People" by the Cramps.
The CD will be available for mail-order from Double Crown Records on April 24th, but we will have it available at our two CD-release shows next weekend, at Melody Inn in Indianapolis on Friday, 4/20, and the Player's Pub in Bloomington, IN on Saturday, 4/21 (as well as Southgate Revival in Cincinnati on Saturday, 5/5). We hope you can join us for these all-surf shows - see more details here and here.
Finally, we're also thrilled to announce that the compilation album of the 2017 Surf Guitar 101 Convention will be released by Sierra Records in July, and it will include two exclusive tracks by us, recorded at the convention but only available on this compilation. All the tracks on the compilation were again recorded and mixed by Mark Linett. Stay tuned for more info about this exciting release.
We hope you pick up and enjoy "Center of the Surf" and that we see you at one of our many upcoming shows in the next six months, whether in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan, or Florida and New Jersey!
(Check out this brand new video, once again ably edited by Patrick, accompanying the live version of "Leviathan" from the "Center of the Surf" CD: https://youtu.be/UfOm_3UBKCw )
Only a few days away .. Not a bar gig .. These are special. The MADEIRA, the BLACK KAT DEVILS. & the GRATEFUL SURF this Saturday 21st.
Persistence of surf music v2
Adventure usually means taking a journey into the unknown. Often it is said that the surf and instrumental music of today's scene is about as underground as the Grateful Dead were in 1965. Actually the GD cover artist Rick Griffin had album art experience first from working for the Challengers and other surf bands and magazines. Soo...not too far off
The feature act of the V2 PERSISTENCE OF SURF MUSIC has world renown and has top reviews in many magazines like PIPELINE and GUITAR PLAYER . Most information can be found by looking at the band's website . A true adventurer would find this.
A series of which this is - # 2 , three great bands : featuring the MADEIRA hailing from Indianapolis and Hillsdale Michigan. Written up in Guitar player , traveled Europe, website www.themadeira.net , they have six great CDs out.
http://youtu.be/cHs_s6fu3vg Sandstorm - the Madeira
http://youtu.be/Bib9TC75uxI Geronimo - the Madeira
http://youtu.be/jBzePrphU88 The Saracen- the Madeira
http://youtu.be/EQok0Jsi85k Tribal Fury - the Madeira
The BLACK KAT DEVILS , sure we spelled their name wrong on the poster. They go on first so get her early.
http://youtu.be/3M9Ts53NQFM. Tailspin ( with old guitarist Andy )
http://youtu.be/IrdfzntVwCc. Toxic train
The Grateful Surf . Great dance music and too much like fun .....go on third.
Grateful Surf on u toon
Sep 30, 2012 - Uploaded by MrTikiTim
The Grateful Surf at Battle of the Surf Bands in Oxford Ohio on 9-15-2012.
Plenty of surfy product and CDs for sale... Helps support the event and pay the bands.
URBAN ARTIFACT located at 1660 blue rock street Cincinnati
The Madeira - Ancient Winds CD (Double Crown)
The Madeira are back with their most diverse release to date - soaring guitars, pounding rhythms and exquisite, nuanced songwriting make this perhaps the best release by the band so far. Their previous studio CD, Tribal Fires, was named as the runner-up in Pipeline Instrumental Review's "Album Of The Year" awards for 2012 (and their latest release, the live Sonic Cataclysm album, won the Pipeline album of the year award last year), but this disc somehow manages, through the relentless efforts of all four musicians, to top it in what's sure to be one of the top releases of 2015. Ancient Winds features 12 original songs as well as a cover of The Atlantics' "Coral Island". Several of the songs were collaborations with some of the premier guitarists and songwriters of the last 50 years, including Jim Skiathitis of The Atlantics, Danny Snyder of The TomorrowMen, Jeremy Dehart of the Aqualads and Alex Faide of Los Twang! Marvels. Original cover art was created by Lorraine Schleter and CD layout by Ferenc Dobronyi.
Tracks: Journey To The Center Of The Surf - Hail, Poseidon! - Ancient Winds - Sirena - Caravela - Farthest Shore - Dawn In Cadiz - Coral Island - Prelude To Launch - The Argonaut - Here Be Dragons - Leviathan - Into The Deep
The Madeira - Ancient Winds CD - DCCD65 - $12.75 (Order From Double Crown Records)
It's the 10th anniversary of the famed surf/instro rock combo The Madeira, and to celebrate they're releasing their first ever live CD! Recorded at the Melody Inn in Indianapolis last December over two nights, the band delivered an amazing set packed with long-time fan favorites, some choice cover tunes and even a few brand new songs from their upcoming full-length studio release! It was recorded and mixed by Tommy Schichtel of The Concussions, and features amazing, moody cover art by the incomparable Steve Blickenstaff!
Tracks: Introduction - Tribal Fury - Everybody Up - Surf Fidelis - Cities Of Gold - Witch Doctor - Jungle Drums - Burning Mirage - Macarena - Caravela - Farthest Shore - Night Rider - Mar Vista - The Saracen - Tangaroa - Wreak Havoc! - Undercurrents - Ricochet - Sandstorm! - Intruder
(PRE-ORDER) The Madeira - Sonic Cataclysm: Live CD - DCCD54 - $12.75
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CDs will start shipping on June 14th. That evening you can also buy the CD from the band at their CD Release Show at the Melody Inn in Indianapolis, IN. Also appearing on the bill are The Volcanos and The Mystery Men.
You can also sign up for the Double Crown Music Club - members will receive a free limited-edition Madeira poster with the CD!
Get the scoop on the band and their upcoming CD at www.themadeira.net or their Facebook page.
Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum Presents: Surfin’ Sundays Concert at Pier Plaza - Sunday August 12th, 2012.
This concert is dedicated to Eddie Bertrand of Eddie and the Showman, The Chantays Gil Orr, HBISM Founder Natalie Kotsch and HBISM World Ambassador Ann Beasley as well as Surfguitar101.com Founder and Webmaster Brian Neal and in memory of “Baja” Marty Klenz who recently passed away.
This year marks our 25th Anniversary and 16 years of great music from dedicated musicians who donate their precious time in support of the museum and our Surfin’ Sundays Summer Concert Series. Periodically we have legends such as Dick Dale, John Blair & Paul Johnson dropping by.
SURFIN’ SUNDAYS BANDS:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission to the Concert is “FREE” but donations are greatly appreciated.
Location: Pier Plaza Amphitheater 315 Pacific Coast Hwy Huntington Beach 92648
HBISM Phone: 714-960-3483
Check our website www.surfingmuseum.org for the complete schedule and information.
The Madeira - Tribal Fires CD (Double Crown)
After eight years of adventures through the Saharan deserts, with “Tribal Fires” the Madeira have gone Sub-Saharan, into the dark and mysterious depths of central African jungles. It’s a journey that finds the band exploring new sounds with a highly diverse album, ranging from the most aggressive to the most melodic songs (including a tribute to The Shadows) the band has ever done – and everything in between. There are 13 songs in total, of which two are covers: an original arrangement of Ernesto Lecuona’s “Jungle Drums,” and the Atlantics’ “Giant”.
Tracks: Tribal Fury - Cities of Gold - Twilight - Fire Sacrifice - The Expedition - Witch Doctor - Jungle Drums - Arcadian Voyage - Mar Vista - Giant - Pre-Ritual - The Ritual - Zanzibar
Get more information on The Madeira, including upcoming shows, on their website: www.themadeira.net, or at www.doublecrownrecords.com.