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Hi! Paul Robinson of the Hot Licks here! Nice to meet you all!
A) I got a new project of 50s/60s jazz done Ventures-style in honor of Nokie Edwards - called Surf'd Up.
B) Dan Hicks has transported outta here but the Hot Licks and all those great tunes play on. We'll be at the Empress Theatre in Vallejo, CA on August 4th - Folk/Swing lives!
Hopefully see you and yer friends there.
I'll release Surf'd Up soon - Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk and Wayne Shorter walk into a surf shop... Hey, it could happen.
Hi to everyone!
Here is the second full length album by surf-instrumental charmers Bamboogie Injections! Staying loyal to their own making music conception they are happy to present new bunch of versatile stuff. Prepare yourself for pleasant journey through the instroscopic landscapes with tailwind of surf, but be ready for small shift of wind in punk or psychedelic directions. Don't worry, the destination point will always be the same.
Digital album is available on our bandcamp page. Thanks!
Canada's Urban Surf Kings are at it again. Astro Surf a-Go-Go is the band's brand new full length, featuring 13 instro-surf tunes for your listening and dancing pleasure. The album was recorded live off the floor (with minimal overdubs), just like the way surf music should be.
There is something for everyone: traditional surf sounds, sci-fi influenced songs, straight ahead surfers, a rockabilly stomper, plenty of reverb, and more.
This is a co-release from Greece's Surf Cookie Records, and Canada’s Reverb Ranch.
Reverb Nation: Live at the 2017 Surf Guitar 101 Convention
(Entrée ERCD 2001)
Surf instrumental music, as an art form, was established in the early 1960s by bands such as Dick Dale & His Del-Tones, The Chantays, and The Surfaris. That reverbed, guitar-driven instrumental sound blasted out of Southern California over 50 years ago; today, it’s embraced and practiced by hundreds of bands in this country and around the world.
Every summer for the last 10 years, the Surf Guitar 101 Convention has attracted a great many fans to Southern California for a three-day feast of surf music. The event includes dozens of vendors selling CDs, t-shirts, and all sorts of swag related to surf music. The event not only celebrates the music, it also brings together many of those who habit the social networking website, www.surfguitar101.com (after which the Convention was named). It’s a time to renew old friendships and make new ones.
The big draw each year, however, are the many surf instrumental bands invited from all over the country AND the world to perform. The 2017 event featured some of the best surf bands from Southern California that included Outerwave, The Volcanics, The Tequila Worms, Par Avion, and The Insect Surfers (originally formed in 1979, this group is recognized as the longest running modern surf instrumental band). The rest of the country was represented by The Mystery Men (from Georgia), The Atomic Mosquitos (from Washington D.C.), The Exotics (from Wisconsin), and The Madeira (from Indiana).
Since this music has become truly universal, the 2017 Surf Guitar 101 Convention also featured The Kilaueas and The El Caminos. These two bands, from Germany and Japan, respectively, prove that surf instrumental music is not only loved and accepted on the other side of the planet, but the reverence that exists for the music’s traditional sound and style transcends language and cultural barriers.
In 2017, the event attracted the attention of three-time Grammy Award winning producer and engineer Mark Linett, who recorded Friday and Saturday night’s shows, and mixed and produced the tracks. Those performances are represented on the new compilation CD from Entrée Records, “Reverb Nation: Live at the 2017 Surf Guitar 101 Convention.”
The worldwide release date for this CD is 7 August. However, copies will be available at a special price for this year's SG101 Convention on 4 August.
We want to personally invite you to listen to our latest release, Summer. What better day than July 4th to drop our latest release. It is a 2 song single:
1) Endless Blue
2) Crusin Home at Sunset
It's here just in time for this perfect California weather. These tunes are made to accompany you on your summer road trips, hopefully to the beach to share a cold one with friends. Visit our Bandcamp page to download our latest release and any of our previous releases. As you will see it is FREE, but any donations are truly appreciated.
Now grab the cooler, jump in the convertible and let the music flow. Here's to a sun filled Independence Day and as always thank you for your continued support. We cannot thank everyone enough for the encouragement that we get. Reverb, set, go!
The Reverbivores announce the upcoming release of their debut EP Orbit to Intercept!
Orbit to Intercept is an instrumental surf music expedition through time and space. The seven-track EP takes the listener from the sun-drenched coast of Morocco to the stark beauty of low-Earth orbit. Spaghetti Western gunslingers have it out with Volga boatmen while Cuban revelers party with David Bowie. Throughout the journey, The Reverbivores deliver melodic reverberations true to their name.
Performing throughout Northern California since 2016, The Reverbivores have honed a style of instrumental surf that pays tribute to the early masters of the genre while breaking with many of the genre’s strictures. Complex guitar lines, themes and orchestration blend into a cinematically psychedelic musical melange.
Produced and released by the band, Orbit to Intercept was tracked to 2” tape and mixed over five days at historic The WallySound in Oakland, California.
Orbit to Intercept is available now for pre-order from iTunes and will be available from the leading digital providers June 26, 2018 and on CD July 19, 2018. In addition, a 7” inch two-track collector’s edition vinyl release will be available later this summer. CD and vinyl may be purchased at our shows and from www.thereverbivores.com.
The fourth release by Serbian surf-folk attraction MOUSSAKA is officially out. 4 tracks recorded and mixed all-analog at Down There Studio in Belgrade (Serbia) by Uroš Milkić and MOUSSAKA. EP '1111' brings the interesting artwork by Petar Živić, that is a combination of old banknote designs from ex Yugoslavia. Also on MOUSSAKA's youtube channel you can see the new video for the first single S Kim Si Gde Si, and cool animations inspired by the artwork itself.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).