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New Release: The Reverbivores Watch TV

Northern California’s The Reverbivores announce the release of their second studio album “The Reverbivores Watch TV.”

Recorded in an era when masks were for Halloween and social distancing was for awkward office holiday parties, this album reflects the band’s vision of what TV was and yet could be. 12 original surf instrumentals ranging from trad to psych to punk and to things unknown, “The Reverbivores Watch TV” reminds us that life really isn’t so bad if you’ve got control of the remote.

Available September 25, 2020 on Bandcamp and all your favorite online music services.

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Debut release from new Northern Irish surf/instro project Los Caballos Mas Oscuras

"Apache" - An edgy take on this classic, featuring duelling Stratocasters; one with tape-echo and reverb played through a cranked Fender Super Reverb combo and another soaked in Univibe blasted through a Marshall stack. Originally recorded last year to be released under the auspices of my Blues/Rock band of 11 years, The HardChargers who featured this song (alongside Misirlou, Rumble and Surf Rider in the setlist).

A few months back during the height of the Covid 19 situation, I decided to make a more solid commitment to the surf and instrumental music I love and release this under a new banner, 'Los Caballos Mas Oscuras' (The Darkest Horses). My plan is to start this off as a 'recording only' project for the time being as a way to simply enjoy recording surf/instro tunes I love and enjoy creatively arranging layers of guitar tones for each part of the song, with a view to eventually writing some originals and possibly playing live with a solid lineup.

Here's the BandCamp link for the project - https://loscaballosmasoscuras.bandcamp.com


The Second Album by The Melamine Division Plates is Out Now.

"The Impenetrable Arch of Probability" is a concept about the V2 rocket. It comes in a complicated hand-made cover with interesting and informative sleeve notes.

Here is a track from it: https://soundcloud.com/cordelia-records/the-melamine-division-plates-flight-technology-apples

And here is an accompanying single: https://alanjenkins.bandcamp.com/album/the-melamine-division-plates-rudolf-hermanns-supersonic-wind-tunnel


The Spiratones - Sunworshipper - new album

The Spiratones present their debut album - 'Sunworshipper'.

A buffet of beach-bound bangers, a surfeit of surf-instro stompers, a platter of garage rock clatter...
...Sunworshipper is out now on compact disc and as a digital download!

Available here:
Link

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Debut album from Diesel Marine

Staycation is the debut album by Diesel Marine. It is an homage to the reverb guitar instrumental. Sometimes trad, sometimes futuristic, Staycation is both evocative of yesterday while suggesting new possibilities. Dusty, rusty, fresh water sounds from a basement studio in Southeast Michigan.

To listen, purchase and learn more click the link below!

dieselmarine.bandcamp.com

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Captain Rico & the Ghost Band - The Giant Turtle Is the Memory of the Beaches / 1st album release today

Captain Rico & the Ghost Band release their 1st album today.

Click on this link to discover: Link

Have a good listen and see you soon on the french basque coast.

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New Space Force CD album by Insanitizers surf guitar band

Insanitizers "Space Force" album has 12 memorable reverb rock instrumental adventures with tuneful melodies and widely varying guitar tones. All organ-like melodies are guitar. You can hear expression and dynamics that organs do not have. No two songs sound similar.

Space Force 2:30 140 BPM
The Arrival of Doctor Space 2:53 150 BPM
Exotic Planet 2:40 92 BPM
Galactic Tide 2:45 180 BPM
Space Carnival 2:28 155 BPM
Ray Gun Ranger 2:47 120 BPM
Spacedrunk 2:48 120 BPM
Weightless Scramble 1:55 190 BPM
Conundrum 1:58 135 BPM
Space Trip 2:33 150 BPM
Victory in Space 2:34 140 BPM
The Challenge 3:07 130 BPM

The CD and MP3s are at Insanitizers.Bandcamp.com
The CD can be ordered at most USA record stores.
Stream on Pandora, Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music,...

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John Blair & Mark Linett Team Up On 'Waves Of Care' Surf Music Project To Benefit MusiCares

From Grammy dot com:

Take off on a surf odyssey with this collection of 12 bands and 27 [songs] from the Surf [Guitar] 101 Convention with all proceeds benefitting MusiCares.

A new benefit album, Waves Of Care, celebrates surf music for a great cause. Conceived by three-time GRAMMY-winning producer and engineer Mark Linett and acclaimed surf music historian and performer John Blair, the album is out now online and on physical CD, with 100 percent of proceeds from its sale going to benefit MusiCares.

Recorded live by Linett, the album features all 12 bands that performed at the 2018 Surf Guitar 101 Convention as well as three bonus tracks from the 2017 convention. In all, its 27 tracks explore the glorious, reverb-soaked sounds of surf music by bands from the United States, France, Denmark, Canada, and Italy.

Bands featured on Waves Of Care include Fascinating Creatures of The Deep, Black Flamingos, Kaisers of Kalifornia, Tremolo Beer Gut, Sentinals Tribute Band, Frankie & the Pool Boys, Urban Surf Kings, PJ & the Galaxies Tribute Band, Surfer Joe, King Pelican, Les Agamemnonz, Par Avion, Surf Rockers and Blue Hawaiians, who have contributed to the soundtrack of the TV series "Friends" and "SpongeBob SquarePants."

The project celebrates the rich history of instrumental surf music, from its emergence in the early '60s to its resurgence since the late '70s, its heavy use in the 1994 blockbuster film Pulp Fiction and its continued rise in popularity in the era of social media.

"Today, there are hundreds of bands performing and recording surf instrumentals with a growing, global fan base," a statement about the project says. "Some bands maintain a traditional approach to the sound and style, while others take it into slightly progressive territory."

The Surf Guitar 101 Convention, where the album was recorded, is an all-day event that hosts a dozen bands from all over the world and has been held annually since 2008 in Southern California. Additionally, Surf Guitar 101's website serves as the premier social networking hub for surf music.

The proceeds from the digital and physical sales of "Waves of Care" will benefit MusiCares and their continued efforts to help music people in need. Waves Of Care on CD will be available via eBay and www.johnblair.us, while digital downloads will be available on Bandcamp.

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The Tourmaliners New Single - Amber - Now on Altered State of Reverb

Check out The Tourmaliners new single "Amber" now streaming everywhere at: Link

Amber Video link: Link

On Altered State of Reverb label: Link

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Aloha Screwdriver "The Lost Recipe" CD

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We have a new CD available for pre-order called The Lost Recipe! Orders will ship out next week on the 21st. It’s a collection of all our vinyl-only EPs from the past 7 years, along with 6 new songs we recorded just for this album. The vintage matchbook style gatefold artwork by Josh Ellingson is a real treat. Order yours from Double Crown Records.

https://www.doublecrownrecords.com/aloha-screwdriver-the-lost-recipe-cd/

A sampling of some songs can be heard here:
https://soundcloud.com/aloha-screwdriver/sets/the-lost-recipe