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Well, it has finally happened. The Surf Kings just finished recording our 3rd album of 12 songs. We are planning on a release party down here in San Diego this spring if not sooner. You can check out our site at https://www.thesurfkings.com for more updates and song samples.
Official Release Day! Shoot the Pier’s fifth studio record Lost Souls on Lost Beach is available now in all digital stores plus Bandcamp. With this record we explored the more psychedelic aspect of surf, and incorporated a few other guitars from the quiver - the RIC 360/12, Kramer Gorky Park, and a couple other more obscure single coils. We hope you enjoy, thanks for listening and play it loud!
AAD – The Cruncher's new CD was recorded analog
When Herbert Hooke (71) retired from his day job a couple of years ago he decided to record, arrange and produce music in the dark cold months from October to March and release a cd every year. Long Walk Home (NPR 10014), Schlicktown Surf (NPR 10016), Stormy (NPR 10019) and Da Capo (NPR 10020) were the results.
In April 2019 I received two CDRs with 33 tracks that Herbert had recorded for a new cd. He asked me to name 20 tracks for inclusion on his new cd.
My choice was:
1. Guitar King
2. Desert Ride (Herbert's own composition)
3. Watch Your Steps
4. Pagean Rock or Caroline
5. Hot Doggin'
7. Asphalt Wipeout
8. Jungle Stomp
9. Movin' or Failsafe
10. Wild Weekend
11. '55 Ford
12. Hells Bells
15. The Moon Of Manakoona
16. Angry Generation
17. Crying, Waiting, Hoping
19. Loving Her Was Easier
20. Das Boot
Then Herbert happened to find a 24 tracks mixing desk from the mid 1980s (his 8 track mixing desk he had from that time up to 2003 was a "children's toy" compared to the "new old vintage one" he told me). However a lot of work had to be put in setting up the desk for his demands and he had to learn to use it. That's why he had to check his already recorded songs how they sound the analog system. He recorded some new tracks and added some others. So here is Herbert's final choice of songs marked red in the list above plus the additional tracks that were not in my choice list or added later last summer to winter.
No Place Like Home
Long Walk Home
The Last Walk
Sidewalk Surfin' Scene
When I asked Herbert why he didn't include his own song "Desert Drive" he told me that is sounds great digitally but "THIN and slack" in analog - so he still has to do some work on it in the future to make it as good as he wants it to be.
In late December I received a CDR with 14 analog recorded tracks and I feel they sound great. Herbert wanted to learn if they sound really good on cheap equipment and he believes that if so then the songs would also sound good on high end quality players.
Equine surf legends Horse Rock are proud to present our new EP Pony M available right now on Spotify.
Featuring 2 originals, a Russian-themed surf-disco classic (Rasputin by Boney M) and a cover of our favourite German Surf band The Kilaueas.
The Agents are back with their 2nd cd and they're on a secret mission!!
To infiltrate your ears and mind into believing you have been taken to Dr. No's secret island of pleasure and mystery!! Will you return???
Dive into their repertoire and lose yourself as the agents come to your rescue. (with a cool martini in hand...)
Bass & Guitars - Jim Colby (Viktor Martini, CIA)
Guitars, Keys and Bass - Art Svrjcek (Trey 'Shadowhawk' Montgomery, MI6)
Rhythm Guitar - Bill Bates (Sir Giles Latte, MI5)
Drums - Lew Bobbit (CDT Von Cleavage, GRU)
Drums - Jeremy Carlson (Mako Dreadlock, Hawaiian Secret Police)
Guitars - Mark Prentice (Rod Dangerfeldt, FBI)
Enjoy a spooky Halloween with Blackball Bandits ! A collection of haunting surf/instrumental songs, full of reverberated guitars and ghostly vibes, released on Double Crown Records.
Includes a cover of the classic "Night of the Vampire" by the Moontrekkers, a brand new original ("Nightmare Frontier"), "Flyin' Pumpkin" and "Swingy Creepy" (previously released on sold out lathe cut vinyl), and "Undead Beauty Queen" (with vocals by wicked crooner SJ Salem).
CDs available from October 25 on Double Crown Records online store (https://www.doublecrownrecords.com/).
Also available digitally on Bandcamp (https://blackballbandits.bandcamp.com/), CDBaby, and streaming platforms.
!!! PRE-ORDER NOW !!! SRW059 King Ghidora “The Secret Origin Of An Unknown Planetary Destroyer” LP on cosmic black and translucent UFO green vinyl.
KING GHIDORA are a masked instrumental surf rock trio that blend elements of punk rock and 90's noise rock with the heavy instrumental sounds of sixties surf music creating a sound the band refers to as "SONIC SURF ROCK".
Originally from the Planet known as X King Ghidora now live in McMinnville, OR.
King Ghidora arrived on Planet Earth in 2010.
NEW RELEASE: Mariachi Death Squad's debut EP "You've Been Hit By..." now available on CD and digital download.
Mariachi Death Squad are a reverb crashin', point breakin' power surf trio. The experience of Mariachi Death Squad is akin to that of the Fujiwara Effect where, after a delicate and beautiful dance of nature, everything is then BLOWN AWAY.
A new 7" record is coming out in the next days for SURFER JOE!
We are quite excited because this is our first real "Eleki style" release and even if we have toured 2 times in Japan, love and collect Japanese music, this wanted to look absolutely Japanese in every aspect.
The single, produced by Hi-Tide Recordings, includes:
HIROSHI NO SUBARASHI RAMEN
(by Surfer Joe, originally from the album "Swell Of Dwell", 2018 Dionysus Records)
This song is dedicated to our friend Eddie Ugata of the band El Caminos for a nice experience we had together with him in 2017 while in Kobe.
BLACK SAND BEACH
(by Yuzo Kayama, a song that many of you know well of course)
The band's line up for this recording is actually the band that toured Japan in 2018:
Surfer Joe (guitar) - Jonpaul Balak (bass) - Vincent Minervino (drums)
Where to get it:
Available from September 6th in vinyl at the Hi-Tide Recordings online store and at all shows of Surfer Joe during the U.S. Tour. Also, it is released in digital via the Bandcamp of Surfer Joe (surferjoe.bandcamp.com), CDBaby and all major streaming platforms.
The debut full-length album from Tampa's Black Valley Moon on Sharawaji Records now available for pre-order. With a release date of 8/31/19, Halloween comes a couple of months early with this collection of instrumental guitar rock songs inspired by surf, and other sounds of the 60's. Includes members of seminal 90's punk band Down By Law. Available on CD and on Bandcamp.