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Reverb Ranch has just reissued the long out of print "Live in Hell" (Urban Surf Kings). This was recorded on a sweaty summer night in Hell's Kitchen, Halifax, NS. Originally released in 2005 by the Italian label OmOm Records. 13 originals available from Bandcamp today.
The original CD release had several cover songs on it. It garnered a handful of nominations for best instrumental release for Indian Summer Music Awards, and Music NS (USK won that one).
Here is Phil Dirt's review of the original release.
The Electric Heaters have finally released some music! We are a Boston-based quartet. This summer we recorded half a dozen tracks, live to hard drive, and they are now available for your listening/downloading pleasure. If you want a hard copy, feel free to get in touch. Thanks for all the help & advice along the way.
1. Mystic River Pipeline--a rockin' Man or Astro Man inspired number.
2. Copley Soul--a nod to the Raybeats more soulful moments.
3. Farewell, My Lovely--drowning your sorrows in a Havana bar.
4. Pouncy Flip--a jaunty little number, complete with psychedelic breakdown (and recovery).
5. Revere Beach Parkway (by Starlight)--Ennio Morricone takes the long drive on Rt. 16
6. Smart Alec Kill--Raymond Chandler inspired spy noir.
(A note for the geeks among us (and who isn't): The guitar was recorded into a Quilter Micropro 200, 8 inch speaker. I used the onboard reverb and tremolo, a Line 6 DL4 for loops or echo. We mic'd it with an SM57, and it went into a nice tube preamp then into the computer. The guitar is a Guild S60-D with Porter Vintage Strat pickups and a Bigsby.)
Hello fellow surfheads -
My sci-fi surf shred trio, The Beyonderers, just released our second record, Estimate of the Situation. I am a big time Surf Guitar 101 lurker, and this website has given me so much in terms of discovering new music. I hope you like my new record! It's available at the link below for free streaming and $5 download.
Witness the Terrorsurfs unleash a schlock and roll monstrosity forged of primeval DNA, and stoked by the savage rhythms pulsing deep within their sempiternal hearts.
Expect "Zomboid Surf Attack" late-October as a digital download in addition to a full retail release as a Digipack CD.
We've just released a mini-EP for Halloween, entitled "Spooky Tales and Scary Noises". Two songs exhumed from the crypt, full of reverb and terror!
Digital download/streaming are available on Bandcamp :
We'll also have a limited edition of this on very cool lathe cut vinyl picture discs, 50 copies are on the way !
Attention Humans! The Tsunamibots have renamed October to "Bot-tober!"
This is a busy month for the Robotic Revolution. Attendance is mandatory. This is the first opportunity to own a piece of Surf Rock history by purchasing "The Crushing" directly from the band.
10/7 Skinny Pancake - Burlington VT
10/8 CD RELEASE PARTY - Hostel Tevere in Warren VT
10/14 The Delancey - New York New York
10/29 The Pit - Lisbon NH
10/31 Charlie O's - Montpelier VT
Surf Cookie records proudly presents:
SC001 LOS APOLLOS - CHAOS AT THE LOBSTER LOUNGE (LP) -GERMANY-
SC002 SURFONIANI - SURFONIANI (CD) -ITALY-
SC003 BAMBOOGIE INJECTIONS - WILD DANDELION STOMPING (CD) -RUSSIA-
SC004D LOS JAVELIN - SURF-A-BILLY & ROLL (digital) -VENEZUELA-
SC005 INDY TUMBITA - BAY VIBRATIONS (CD) -SPAIN-
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We are super excited to share our 1st EP, "Confrontation on the Extraterrestrial Highway", available through digital downloads or CDs on Bandcamp : https://blackballbandits.bandcamp.com/album/confrontation-on-the-extraterrestrial-highway
We are a band from Orange County, California, formed in 2015. We play some energetic instrumental music that mixes different sub-genres of surf, from western to sci-fi, from traditional to spooky, with a touch of exotic influences here and there.
This EP includes 6 songs, that take you along the lonely roads of Nevada ("Along Highway 375"), Central America ("Azteca Verano") and the old West ("Escape in Durango") with some stops along the coast ("Slalom Under the Pier", "The Gillins Beach Secret"). The EP ends with "A Fistful of Gold in the West", our surf tribute to the great Ennio Morricone.
The Brazilian band Retrofoguetes just released their new album "Enigmascope Vol. 1". The album pays homage to 60's spy movies and all the tracks were composed having scenes from an imaginary movie in mind.
From "Agente Duplo" to "O homem de Moscou", the movie has pursuit scenes, a bad guy ("El Vibora"), a Bond girl ("Miss Cuba") and travels the world with "Hong Kong A-Go-Go" and "Conexão Istambul".
The algum is already available on CD and on youtube. It will soon be available on vinyl and on most digital platforms.
This long-awaited disc by The Concussions is here! A dozen raw, twangy surf and guitar instrumental tunes, delivered by guys that are masters of their instruments and know their way around a recording studio. Hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan, this combo is led by Dick Chiclet on lead guitar, who also produced recorded and mixed this release. His production style, which favors the use of vintage gear and is inspired by Joe Meek and others in the past and present that have stuck to analog recording techniques. This all goes towards delivering a disc that will appeal to surf and vintage instrumental rock n' roll aficionados, as well as those that are just looking to move and groove on the dance floor. If you love the early 60s Brit instro sound of The Tornados or Shadows, or the more modern instrumental recordings of The Kaisers, you will absolutely flip over this disc! The disc art is truly out of this world - incredible illustration work by Shawn Dickinson!
Tracks: Pump City - Trouble Gum - A Skilled, Generous Lover - Have Mersey - Moonballs - Flicksville - Polyester Fester - Whack Job - Dock Rockblock - Storm Team Dave - In A Mystic Mood - Brain Bats
The Concussions - Newaygo Sound Machine CD - DCCD68 - $12.75 (Order Now!)