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The new album by The Routes "The Twang Machine" will be released on LP by Topsy Turvy Records on June 3rd.
The Double Crown Records / Otitis Media Records CD release will follow shortly after. It will also be available on most digital platforms.
Formed in 2006, although far away from the Tokyo garage scene, The Routes are undoubtedly one of the most prolific underground garage bands in Japan of the last decade. 2021 saw The Routes release three studio albums (two of which were instrumental), taking their album tally up to 10 studio albums. It’s 2022, and not showing any signs of slowing down The Routes bring you “The Twang Machine”.
Imagine a bizarre alternate universe in which the Moog synthesizer was invented before the guitar, and visiting thrift stores you’d find records such as The Ventures “Guitar Indigo” and Dick Dale “Twanged On Bach!?! Well, here is a record that could well be from that universe! The Routes – Twang Machine. Yes! Ten slices of Kraftwerk arranged into mid-sixties instrumental rock ’n’ roll/surf guitar bangers. An aural testament to The Routes’ love and respect of the music of Kraftwerk. Hear Showroom Dummies reimagined as a Spaghetti Western film opening theme, Radioactivity drenched in reverb ala The Astronauts… Trans Europe Express at shinkansen speed racing to burst the sound barrier, and many more of Kraftwerk’s classic songs as you could never imagine them.
Whether you see it as musical blasphemy or musical alchemy, this album is set to become a cult classic, destined to irk or jerk future generations for years to come.
Pyre, the second release from The Strings Aflame is out!
This material includes 10 tracks, released in a 12" orange and black splattered vinyl with red sprinkles, available on www.otitismediarecords.com.
The cover has been illustrated by Dr. Alderete, capturing the vibes and mood swings from the album: deep and dark sounds at the beginning, ending up in a brighter and light sound.
You can listen to the full vinyl on bandcamp:
Kincaid and The Memetics are excited to announce the release of their first album, “Broken Arrow”.
Lots of reverb swells and new beats. They describe their sound as new wave surf. A wholly instrumental album. It presents a mix of Lo-fi, Low Brow Production with mellow guitars. It is available FREE on Bandcamp.
Check it out here:
Well, the cat's out of the bag and our first ever vinyl album is here and ready for you! We are beyond excited to get this out into the world. We worked on this throughout 2021 sending files back and forth and never once were we in the same room and somehow we pulled it off! I am very grateful to the the cast of characters that made this possible:
Aaron Christopher Furlotte, Kyle Alexander Furlotte, Mario Granados, Chris Zavoras, Matt K. Shrugg and Dave Klein.
Without these folks this would not have come to be.
Now let's take a look at this beauty. It is 180g vinyl, green swirl, 45rpm, looks amazing and sounds killer!! If you are a digital type person please visit our Bandcamp page for download:
if you'd like to grab a physical copy, email us at:
$20 plus cost of shipping (PayPal) and it's on its way!
For your local Sacramento folks (and outta-towners), you can grab these at our record release show coming up very soon!!
Herbert Hooke's new cd "Who'll Be Next In Line" was released last Saturday.
Due to lucky circumstances it was a couple of weeks earlier than expected. First Herbert found in his archive a better version of "Lone Survivor" than that one he had sent to me on a cdr with 30 tracks on January 25th (which he wanted to withdraw), GEMA answered and sent their "go ahead" within a week instead on three or four weeks, Herbert's new recording didn't fit on this cd as we both agreed in a telecon. That's why he stopped working on that track.
So here we go with 20 tracks, 49 minutes and 5 seconds playing. You will hear again the distinctive CRUNCHER sound.
I do like to listen to new cds in darkness with headphones. Listening to this cd I was surprised to discover again what a really excellent track "SURF PARTY" is.
Zvuki Dedov, an independent Lo-Fi Surf Rock artist from Saint Petersburg, Russia, releases his first single Doska (The Board).
The song explores deep emotional breakdown of a simple Russian surf rock fan, unable to get a hold of a real surf board, forced to use an ironing board instead.
Our new EP has come out on CD through Double Crown Records. Please check it out and support the band if you dig it.
Captain Rico and the ghost band are happy to present their latest clip on a serious and deep subject rarely mentioned in surf music: Dracula
We find this title on the new album of the group "Fréquence d'outre tombe" which will be released on March 4th.
Good continuation to all!!!!
New single, "In a Silent Wave" is out now. A collaboration between Matt Heaton from the Electric Heaters (surf) and Josh Slifkin from Canary (electronic), it's a groovy, trippy, chill out extravaganza.
Hi! My new album called Unknown Creatures by Otitis Media Records is available now on colored vinyl. This time I played all the instruments, recorded, mixed and mastered for vinyl. Here is also a little description of what you can listen:
Brand new sounds from the composer of "Sin Retorno" and "Nondum me amat", Sys Malakian. This LP contains an evolution of sound, going from classic instrumental surf music to lydian/phrygian songs. What is Drip? will teach you just about it, Infinite Space will make you travel around space, then you gonna come back to earth and listen to the post surf Trail Of Tears, in Bioluminiscencia you will have a relax mixture of sounds, after that you gonna have a Dolphin Ride to a little town called Pueblito. When you come back to sea, you will need to figure out what to do if you are face to face with a Megalodon, listening to the horror surf song Las Caricaturas while escaping, then you will be watching the Atardecer on your board, suddenly a Giant Squid will drown you deep down to his Domain, you will be eaten and become a Zombie, but at the end you gonna enjoy a Banquete with all the gods and goddesses at the pure greek style.
Click here to listen and buy: https://sysmalakian.bandcamp.com/album/unknown-creatures
Recorded at Ἀθηναῖος καὶ Λακεδαιμόνιος Records
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