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Kauai, Hawaii instrumental surf band The TakeOffs have released their first full length CD 'Blue Avalanche'.
Produced by Dennis Dragon and The TakeOffs it includes nine original songs and five covers. Graphics were done by Doug "stormtiger" Paulin. It will be available through Deep Eddy Records, Double Crown Records and CD Baby. The album can also be purchased from the band themselves by sending a check for $13 and made out to:
po box 1075
Kekaha, Hi. 96752
Album out 10th October. Concerts this autumn
“They are here to put the URF! back in surf! They love tremolo, they love beer and they've got guts!”
Denmark’s - no, let’s just say it as it is - the world’s leading surf-orchestra is back with a new, old, album.
The Tremolo Beer Gut is known for doing everything in the old-fashioned way, but compared to most other
bands within the genre, they have always insisted on stepping out of the very schematic and rigid conventions
for surf-music. From the very beginning, it has been film-music and surf-elements, which are reflected
in the more contemporary music that has been the inspiration for the band. When The Tremolo Beer Gut
started on the music scene in 1999, it reverberated around the world’s surf forums: A new band was in the
midst of reinventing the genre backwards. A lot of reviewers on fanzines noted that: The sound is 100%
authentic old school, but the Tremolo Beer Gut writes fundamental original music, which takes the fast
track of the often reactionary songwriting that characterizes the genre.
Deleted for many years, Man or Astroman's? finest work is once again available on CD and picture disc LP with nine bonus tracks.
Instrumental music fans...Aloha, Baby!, the brand-new album from The Tikiyaki Orchestra has been released and is now available for purchase!
If the combination of Exotica, Surf, Hawaiian, Crime Jazz, Lounge, and Atomic-Age Pop (and more) sound interesting to you, you'll definitely want to check out this genre-bending musical soundscape!
Visit HERE for more info, and a chance to grab the limited-edition DELUXE VACATION PACKAGE, which includes not only the CD, but a crazy limited edition Bosko Tiki mug, a pendant, custom-molded soap, a room key, ice bucket, ashtray and matchbook--all souvenirs from Tikiyaki's Polynesian Village Hotel in Waikiki!
More info HERE
Hello Surf and Instro Fans. Voodoo Court has released a new Album/CD titled "The Surf's Not For Pussies".
Here is a link to one of the promo spots.
Reverb Babylon, the new Album from Terry "Buffalo" Ware
Also on I-Tunes and Amazon.
The Man From RavCon Rides Again! is a full on guitar-based Spaghetti Western CD with a twist. Like the latter-day spaghetti western soundtracks of the late 60's and early 70's, the eleven tracks that make up The Man From RavCon Rides Again! incorporate elements of another popular music form of the time: Progressive Rock. In addition to the simple but effective deep surfy single-note guitar melodies present on the previous releases, you'll hear light prog embellishments such as Hammond Organ, Mellotron Strings, Flute and Choir as well as unique time signatures and tempo changes. The new sound has been described as "progressive twang" and it fits.
The Man From RavCon Rides Again! is now available for download at CD Baby. The physical CD will be available soon.
The TomorrowMen are ready to hit the surf/instro rock scene with their debut CD release, “It’s About Time!”. Led by guitarist Mycroft Eloi (aka Danny Snyder – Meshugga Beach Party and Frankie & The Poolboys), the TomorrowMen will blow you away with their unique blend of traditional and modern surf rock, adding a slight Man Or Astro-man influenced sci-fi sound to several of their tunes. The songs are powerful, melodic and sure to stick in your head for years to come. What makes the The TomorrowMen stand apart from the majority of surf bands playing today is their priority on creating memorable melodies and presenting them in very inventive arrangements. When placed in the midst of a really strong rhythm section such as they have here, you end up with a recipe for some of the best surf music you’ll ever hear.
Order direct from Double Crown and receive a free bonus track via e-mail – their version of “El Condor Pasa”!
Tracks: Dr. Kilometers (Uncertainty Principle) – Tempori Parendom – Maelstrom – Curse You Fred Haines – Midnight At The Chronolab – Mobius Transformation – Argosy – Phistful Of Photons – Claire de Lune – Run Ripley Run – Momentium – Chronosurf – Requiem For A TomorrowMan
The TomorrowMen – It’s About Time CD – DCCD42 – $12.75. Click To Order From Double Crown Records.
Available now at CD Baby and soon via iTunes!
Official TomorrowMen Website
The TomorrowMen On Facebook
Note: This will begin shipping to Double Crown Music Club members next week (June 20 – 24).
The seminal surf instro album from 1980, Jon & The Nightriders' "Surf Beat '80" was released on CD for the first time on 7 June!! All of the tracks have been digitally remixed and remastered. There are SIX bonus tracks included, several appearing for the first time. I expect the CD will be available on Amazon and CDBaby, as well as the following websites:
I'll also have copies available at the Surfer Joe Festival and all of the upcoming John Blair Band tour dates in Italy later in June (http://www.surferjoemusic.com/johnblair/).