THE VOLCANICS !!!

The Volcanics-The Lonely One

”The Volcanics are a high energy, “Dance and Show Combo” from the San Gabriel Valley in Southern California. Their dynamic sound (along with their sweaty mismatched blue cardigan sweaters), draws from a wide variety of influences: early 1960′s rippin’ surf instrumentals to stompin’ frat rock and roll dance tunes. The Volcanics represent good ol’ fashioned youth, fun and excitement for all thrill seeking crowds alike. Along with their first full length album “Girls, Girls, Girls”, The Volcanics just recently put out their new full length album “The Lonely One” on Double Crown Records. Like “Girls, Girls, Girls”, “The Lonely One” captures the high energy instrumentals, fun vocals, and melodic ballads that define The Volcanics. So get ready to erupt into a dancing frenzy and stomp your feet to the thunderous sounds of The Volcanic beat!”

Real cool 2nd reverb-drenched instro slab by this Southern California surf n’ stomp combo. Led by guitarist/vocalist Frankie De La Torre, So Cal surf combo The Volcanics are quickly becoming one of the most popular live acts in the scene. Influenced by 60’s instro surf acts as The Fender IV, The Crossfires, P.J. & The Galaxies, The Journeymen as well as guitar aces as Dick Dale and Eddie Bertrand, they just go for a kill with this 2013. surfin’ attack. Say… dig!!!

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THE ILLUMIGNARLY – Apocalypse Gnar [2015]

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Hey surfers, guess what time it is ?

It’s a Apocalypse Gnar time… alright!

Brand new stuff hot off the press [officially come out October 30, 2015 on Don’t Look Down Records], The Illumignarly, Northern California based surf rock quartet gonna kick serious ass with their mix of surf/punk/metal, inluenced by Dick Dale, Slacktone, Man or Astroman, Messer Chups, Agent Orange as well as with Fugazi, Faith No More, Reverend Horton Heat and atmosphere akin to a David Lynch movies. So you gotta picture? It’s gonna be some real hard power-surf kick-ass ride. Check ’em out!

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THE ASTRONAUTS – Lost In Space [1993] / Fire Down Below [1996]

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Surf instro gang from Bielefeld, Germany, not the legendary 60’s US band. In mid 90’s they ”launched” these two LP slabs full of 60’s The Spotnicsks influenced sci-fi themed instros, played in the lo-fi style of The Phantom Surfers. So, ya know… Get lost… In Space!

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VOODOO COURT – Electric Beach [1998] / Nuclear Vacation [2001]

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”Voodoo Court: power surf trio originating from the California town, Santa Rosa. Mark Kuhn began playing surf in his teens and teamed up with Bill Feller and Gerard Locke to form Voodoo Court.”

Here are two of the best albums by these Santa Rosa instro surfers influenced by Dick Dale, The Ventures and some modern stuff as Slacktone. Kinda stupid cover art but some real cool surfin’ tunes you can find anyway, Dig!

THE DAYTONAS – Ready Set Go! / Don’t Look Now But It’s / Quarter Mile-Surfer’s Deal

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“I Took My Board Into The Summer Rain
Down To The Beach To Carve My Name
Into The Green Out Of The Gray
Summertime’s Gonna And This Way…”

More surfin’ sounds from the blazing coasts of Sweden. This is a repost of these real cool 90’s Scandinavian surfers, big fans of Dick Dale, Ronny & The Daytonas, Beach Boys, Super Stocks & hot rod. COOL mix of GREAT garage/pop/surf vocal tunes and instros. Go Where The Action Is, Dig!!!

THE BREAKAWAYS – Time Surfin’ [2004]

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From southern California, The Breakaways have been around for over a decade. Playing Fender instruments, they perform old school 60’s style surf instrumentals, in the tradition of The Ventures, The Challengers, and Dick Dale, but with a more modern production. Time Surfin’ (2004) features twenty surf-rock instrumentals, thirteen of which are original compositions by the band, and seven covers of surf rock classics.

While it is nice to hear another tightly executed version of standards like Apache, Out Of Limits, Diamond Head, Baja, Hotdoggin’, or Penetration, The Breakaways are most interesting doing their own music, as the guys deliver some really cool tunes, much in the traditional style of the 60’s. The best of their faster numbers include North Shore Rumble, Surfin’ Sam, Pray For Surf, Storm Surf, Percussionator, and The Curl’s Revenge. No Surf, The Crush, Shark’s Breath, and Longboard Lesson, are really cool atmospheric mid-tempo tunes. Like The Ventures, they also explore some slower, soft, easy-going, spacey stuff that is kind reminiscent of some of the music on The Ventures In Space (1964), or Surfing (1963) albums. [Amazon Reviews]

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