I've really been struck by how many fantastic surf releases this year, and every time I reflect on this I've reminded myself that there are a few looming releases threatening to crash my mental list of favorites. Any Satan's Pilgrims release holds that promise, but this is a particularly meaningful one as it's the last one that will feature their classic lineup with their late guitarist Dave Busacker who passed away in March 2021.
This year BLOOD WAVE OF BRUTALITY, the Storm Surge of Reverb Halloween show, lands ON OCTOBER 31ST. AAAAAAAA!
YOU can make this year extra scary. All you have to do is dial
And leave SOMETHING HORRIBLE as a message. And it'll be played back on my show.
That number goes directly to voicemail, I will have no idea who left it.
If you'd rather something more high-fidelity, you can send it to email@example.com
Of course, this drought is basically over as of today. There's records by Los Atarrayas, The Jagaloons, Zak & the Krakens, The Dreadtones, Magnatech, singles by Black Flamingos, Surfrajettes and more that popped up today but I haven't gotten a chance to listen to them yet. And inevitably there's going to be a bunch of groups releasing records leading up to Halloween. Don't release your records on Halloween, y'all. If you do we probably won't get to hear them until November 1st.
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