Thee Imperial Royales have only released one Halloween EP, and they're back again with two Halloween songs. I can dig it. Their bandcamp page says "This is the latest communique from those inside The Black Lodge. It will start with one song, when we say it starts. When you've forgotten, another song may be added. Then another. Soon the story emerges"" Not sure if that means they'll be tacking a few songs onto this? As far as I know this is digital-only so it's a possibility. Give it a listen.
I wouldn't normally post a single song (the other song on this EP is a vocal track) but this is an excellent Halloween song that never gets covered and WJLP released a pretty excellent instro album for free a while back. Enjoy!
I always thought surf and noise rock should hang out more, and that's certainly the case here. ROMANTIC aren't normally a surf group, there's usually a lot more noise and a lot more goth and sometimes a few words, but underneath it all I can confirm that there are surf songs on this EP: especially Misirlou under "blacksurf ii". Check the bandcamp stream out and let me know what you think
Lately I feel like I've been seeing more cassette releases than 7"s. Off the top of my head, there's these guys, Double Crown just released a comp, the Del-Vipers... OK that's all I got right now. Anyway, this one is a bit different from their last LP: I hear less MOAM? influence, and a lot of tempo changes and strange structures that make me think Shadowy Men. There's a few vocal tracks, but mostly instrumental. Also they get some props for being the only Iowa surf band I can think of. Give it a stream here or order a cassette at their bandcamp page.
the swiv-o-matics - the return of the fez men (the return of the fez men)
louie and the louies - backfire (hipbone slim vs sir bald)
kimmo kalaja & friends - Gone With the Sun (Surf Punk)
the tornados - Maleguena (Beyond the Surf!)
The Routes - Hotwired (Instrumentals)
Tony, Vic and Manuel - 319 La Cienega (A Go-Go Hollywood Night Life)
the journeymen - work out (rare surf the south bay bands)
the centurians - surfin' at mazatlan (cowabunga! the surf box)
the routers - pipeline (a-ooga!!!)
the rumblers - intersection (it's a gas!)
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