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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Today is Bandcamp Friday and for once I started writing this up earlier than last minute... but unfortunately this has been one of the slowest release periods of the year!* I guess that makes it easier for you to buy ALL of these great releases that came out in the past month.
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.
Anyway here's what I'd recommend.
STORM SURGE OF REVERB
is a SURF & INSTRUMENTAL ROCK & ROLL radio show on
WTUL New Orleans
Every Monday from 4-6pm CST
Here's a google calendar to help you remember
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SSOR is not broadcasting right now, but there's always something interesting on at WTUL
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Storm Surge of Reverb, like surf music in general, is a money-losing endeavor.