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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 Ranch has just reissued the long out of print "Live in Hell" (Urban Surf Kings). This was recorded on a sweaty summer night in Hell's Kitchen, Halifax, NS. Originally released in 2005 by the Italian label OmOm Records. 13 originals available from Bandcamp today.
The original CD release had several cover songs on it. It garnered a handful of nominations for best instrumental release for Indian Summer Music Awards, and Music NS (USK won that one).
Here is Phil Dirt's review of the original release.
Halifax-based Urban Surf Kings are celebrating their 20th Anniversary with some of their favourite guitar players & bands. Guitar-Fest X (yes it has been 10 years) will take place at Bearley's House of Blues & Ribs on Sat, Nov 14, 2015 and feature some of the regions best Rockabilly, Rock & Roll, Surf, and Honkey Tonk bands. The Shakedown Combo Urban Surf Kings Brian Baker & the Memphis Knights The Del Boca Vistas Plus ??? Guitar-Fest has featured The Great Scots, The 9th Wave, the Stolen Minks, Brad Conrad, the Fabulous Venturamas, Chris Martin Trio, The Green Reflectors, Big City After Dark, Six Gun Party, the Link Wray All Stars, Brian Bourne, Don Ross, and more.
Reverb Ranch presents the latest release from Canada's Urban Surf Kings. Penguin or Robot? is a 4 song 45rpm slab of wax with an additional 4 songs available as digital downloads. That's 8 surfy songs in total. Recorded by Brad Conrad, and mastered by J. LaPointe, the 7 inch is the band's 12th release, and is available at fine record stores everywhere.
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