Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Southern Surf Stompcast

Our debut episode features an interview from North Carolina's Arrows out as well as music from groups that have performed previously at the Southern Surf Stomp.  It can be found streaming below or you can subscribe on iTunes.

The Monterreys "Machete!"
The Surge! "Paddle or Die",
The Mutations "Surfer's Dream",
Daikaiju "Flight of Garuda",
Kill, Baby...Kill! "Trioxin Twist",
The Mystery Men? "The Devil You Know",
Arrows Out "Yes, Maybe",
Arrows Out "Tessellate",
El Fossil "Hair Pin",
Gemini 13 "Chopped and Channeled",
The High Fidelics "Lil' Curfew Breaker",
The Zaratans "Wavos Maximos".

Intro and outro music, "Southern Surf Syndicate Theme", provided by The Penetrators.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Southern Surf Stomp! presents Arrows Out (NC), MOONBASE (CD release), and 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra

Yet another first for a stomp, with a CD release from my very own group, MOONBASE.  The band plays a progressive style of surf (if you can even call it that) that draws upon the past but pushes forward to the future.  Our debut, "Creation Myths", has been in the works for some time now (recorded by the Mystery Men's Jesse "Jay" Wallace Jr.), and we are excited to unleash it upon the world.

I first saw North Carolina's Arrows Out at Instro Summit 2013 and instantly fell in love.  They provide a dreamy, atmospheric soundtrack for the most beautiful indie film that doesn't exist.  While their twinkling melodies may be subtle, they captivate and surround you and will be in your head for days.

4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra is one of my favorite groups in town.  It can be quite difficult to describe the group so here is a description from their web site, "The 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra is a nine-piece klezmer-funk-rock-jazz ensemble that performs original compositions and arrangements combining West African rhythms with Eastern European klezmer melodies. The 4WAKO boasts a roster of extraordinary veteran talent."

Photos from Southern Surf Stomp! on August 9, 2014

The Biggie Rats, look at that crowd!

The Zaratans

Zaratans doing a vocal number (Yardbirds' "For Your Love")

Edwin of the High Fidelics utilizing the dance floor

The High Fidelics