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Spin The Bottle defines the free ranging Pool Boys approach to songwriting. Like the best mix tapes, the music on this album is all over the map. Just hit the shuffle button and you get fast ones, slow ones, some groovers, some art, some dopey stuff, and some vocals. Vocals? (Yes, and with apologies to our “instro only” fans!) Drift back to the loose radio days of the 60s when you might have a vocal and an instrumental version of the same song racing up the charts at the same time – think “Grazin’ in the Grass, “In With The In Crowd,” “Ghost Riders,” “Born Free” and many more. It was huge fun to hear how the same song can be rearranged in different ways, and it gave the Pool Boys a chance to work with some talented Bay Area vocalists.
Spin The Bottle, take a chance and embrace change— and the biggest change on this album is that the Pool Boys line-up solidified into a tight, consistent unit. So, rather than every song featuring guest artists sending in tracks from around the world like on the first two Pool Boys albums, the whole CD was recorded in one weekend with the dedicated band of five. Dusty Watson (drummer for The Sonics, Dick Dale, Agent Orange, Slacktone) was brought in as chief ass-kicker (Producer). Ass-kick he did, whipping the Pool Boys into a tight unit, streamlining arrangements, encouraging dynamics, all with attention to sonic detail.
Spin The Bottle is Frankie & Pool Boys third full length album on the Double Crown Records label and features 20 songs. That’s 14 new originals, 2 covers (Booker T and the MGs, The Surf Coasters) and 4 vocal versions. Every effort was made to use vintage instruments, recording equipment and techniques. The album cover art was created by legendary Oslo artist Fred Lammers.
Coming soon- videos, tour dates, free stuff, complete chord charts and tablature
It is with great pleasure that I present the new album from Robotron: Gorgonzolah's Revenge.
For those who don't know who Robotron is, here is a little explanation:
Robotron an intergalactic instrumental music project based in Bergen / Norway. The brain behind Robotron is known as Bjørn Hovland, half Norwegian and half Brazilian who was raised in Rio de Janeiro / Brazil and moved to Norway not long ago.
In 2016 Robotron released their first album: Robotron Vs. the invincible and indestructible Reptilicus. Two years after, Robotron comes with the second part of the trilogy: Gorgonzolah's Revenge. The album is being released by a brazilian label Morcego Records.
That's it, enough of that. The link to listen to the album is below. Grab a beer, put the headphones on and enjoy.
Facebook page: Link
First album: Link
second album: Link
It is with great pleasure that I announce the release of my new full album on June 15th 2018.
SWELL OF DWELL
(Dionysus Records, Surfer Joe Music)
The album includes 10 new tracks of pure instrumental music and comes out on 12" black vinyl and digital.
The CD version is also scheduled to be available shortly after.
Released by Dionysus Records and Surfer Joe Music, it will be distributed in USA and Europe and soon be available also on most online stores.
Pre-orders will begin in a few days and retailers can contact us anytime for more details (email@example.com).
The Tommy Guns Record & Release New CD Single "Swooney"
Recorded at the Grammy Winning Slack Key Studio's in Nashville,TN.
With Grammy Winning Producer/Engineer Randy Kohrs.
The Tommy Guns are an Instrumental Surf & Rock-A-Billy Band
Playing the Great Tunes of yesteryear - Link Wray, The Ventures, Duane Eddy, Dick Dale, Al Caiola, & more.
- Sweet Music to your ears.
~ To Order our New Cd Single " Swooney " Please e.mail: TheTommyGunsMusic@gmail.com ~
The Tommy Guns Are:
Tom Purcell - Guitar's
John McTigue lll - Drums
Steve Purcell - Guitar's
David "The Duke" Spicher - Bass
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 )
ARNO DE CEA & THE CLOCKWORK WIZARDS, the Brutal Surf Music trio from the Silver Coast in France with members of The Irradiates,The Taikonauts, Antena Tres.... just released its 4th album, called "RETRO FUTURISME VOLUME I " , digitally on bandcamp:
The blue turquoise vinyl version of the record will be out on 24th of April thanks to Calico Records and Les Productions de L'Impossible Records.
The band also released recently a new 10" Split LP called " Sergent Surf " with the Surf Horror band DEMON VENDETTA :
Also coming is an EUROPEAN TOUR for April 2018 :
ARNO DE CEA & THE CLOCKWORK WIZARDS 2018 TOUR DATES :
12.04.2018 : Toulouse (FR) @ Le Ravelin
13.04.2018 : Marseille (FR) @ La Salle Gueule
14.04.2018 : Clusone (IT) @ Bar Posta
15.04.2018 : Borno (IT) @ Meeting Pub
16.04.2018. Cakovec (HR) @ Club Prostor
17.04.2018 : Petrovcu na Mlavi (RS) @ Domu za mlade (stara škola)
18.04.2018 : Beograd (RS) @ Kvaka 22
19.04.2018 : Szeged (HU) @ Grand Café
20.04.2018 : Budapest (HU) @ Aurora Club
22.04.2018 : Praha (CZ) @ Sběrné Suroviny
24.04.2018 : Berlin (DE) @ West Germany Club
26.04.2018 : Kreuzlingen (CH) @ Horst Klub
27.04.2018 : Befort (FR) @ La Poudrière, Impetus Festival
28.04.2018 : Limoges (FR) @ El Doggo
22.06.2018 : Les Roques (FR) @ Fête de la Musique
29.06.2018 : Nantes (FR) @ Dynamo
30.06.2018 : Brest (FR) @ P’tit Minou
01.07.2018 : Jallais (FR) @ Tapette Fest X
G'day Surf Guitar 101 crew - Dadinator here
I've been online collaborating with a bunch of very talented musicians from all around the world on a surf album called "SURF". While we think its a GREAT album, we would be keen to hear any reviews from you folk.
Hope you enjoy it: https://www.wikiloops.com/album/12249-Surf.php
THE TERRORSURFS are back with more sonic mayhem! The “savage suitar driven power surf twang” has now been expanded to a 4-piece with the addition of extra guitarist The Reverend Tonto, he make an unholy racket!! The twang is joyously abundant, power surf with killer riffs, forged with primeval DNA.
And you.. can actually see them at the album launch on Friday 23rd February at the crew in Nuneaton.
The purple splatter vinyl runs at an “audiophile” 45rpm for that full Zombiphonic Hi-Fi sound experience.
From the off, the boys are in pure surf territory with “Terrorsurfer”, the the surf/time continuum is almost ripped apart with mission control sound effects and even a theremin on “Kosmonauty” (watch the far out video) while “Bat Shit Crazy” is exactly that. “(I Wanna Get me Some Hot) Surf Burger” could be just a song about being hungry on a beach, but watch the animated video and make up your own mind! “Murph” moves into psychedelic surf territory, even utilising some backwards guitar, and “Terrorsurf Apocalypse”rounds it all off with an apocalyptic cinematic climax. Phew!!
Check out this review from Hunter at Storm Surge of Reverb:
Let me suggest that you skip the first track. It's a good song, but it's got a thin garage-surf sound that gets the wrong idea across.
OK now we're going. You've got brass, a lot more low end, and some whammy bar. This is a much better idea of what to expect from Los Kosmos. This is fun modern surf with playful progressive leanings. I get moments of later Los Straitjackets and maybe even early Laika and the Cosmonauts (especially "V Jope Fantik"). Give a listen to "Mega Hit" and see if that little keyboard bit doesn't tickle you.
There's a lot of creativity on this album and it's full of surprises. As one of the first records of 2018, we're off to a great start.
Hey Everyone! We're stoked to announce that our full-length debut CD "The Lost Mission" is coming soon from Double Crown Records.