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It Came From the Garage!

October 18th, 2012 No comments

We decided to switch things up a bit before our studio session next week and moved tonight’s noise session out of The Cave and into… The Garage!

Like so many surf bands that came before us (or after, rather!), tonight found us busting out the extension cords and plugging in forty watts of fun into the nearest wall outlet that would have us. After keeping things quiet in The Cave for the past few sessions, it was awesome to hear the songs full bore again – particularly the Drumbuie, who always takes full advantage of open air to really throw some stones.

With the exception of Rumble and Dragonmen, we stuck to the six songs we’re running to tape. An impromptu Gorilla session under their belts earlier this week kept Drumbuie and LFEC especially tight – so much so that by the second song I realized I needed to get on the beat or get left behind! Overall, things sounded great, and with a little extra time in the woodshed over the next week, we should be in pretty good shape when the red light starts to blink.

It was also good to hear the song order play out as well as it did. On paper it made sense, but sometimes a setlist can have audible consequences when two songs butt against each other in unintended ways.

Nothing doing for this list, though, so we’re officially locking in the EP as:

1) The Ecola Virus
2) Panbanisha Raises the Alarm
3) Butch Cassowary and the Sundance Echidna
4) Sleepover at Camp Tsavo
5) Surf’s Up at the Cape of Good Hope
6) The Apes of Wrath

As for the title of this disasterpiece… Well, you’ll just have to wait until we get the artwork done to find that out!

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Bargain of the Century!

October 11th, 2012 No comments

Just found out that the greatest television show of all time was recently released in its glorious mammalian entirety as a DVD box set!

“Why, whatever could it be, Six-string Sapien? Do tell.”

Of course I’ll tell, Rhetorical Conversationalist, it’s Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp of course!!

For less than $20 at Amazon, you get over 600 minutes of pure simian craziness, including music videos by Link’s band, The Evolution Revolution!

If you still have no idea what I’m talking about, let’s put it this way… Imagine the original Get Smart series portrayed entirely by chimpanzees who talk! Yes, that’s right… the chimp actors are chimp-synced to actual voices for the whole show. Throw in chase scenes, corny jokes and a fully-fleshed, semi-racist rogues gallery and you’re looking at hours of gasket-blowing good times!

Still not convinced? In that case, allow me to let the opening theme song to the show do the talking for me.

Natch.

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Studio Sapiens?!?!

October 3rd, 2012 No comments

That’s right… at long last, the Mighty Mammals of Australosurfecus are making a brief migration into a studio environment for your ultimate listening pleasure!

We’ve booked a short session with local mix-meister, Dan Boyd, on October 28th to record our first EP. We’re currently planning to lay down tracks for six songs, and while we’re not 100% locked in on the list, it will definitely include both old and new Surfecus tunes as we try to showcase the broad spectrum of audible ridiculousness we’re capable of.

The timing is also to get the album done and back in time for this year’s Holiday Ho-Daddy Benefit Show, ensuring that you’ll all have something really special to throw in people’s stockings ‘n such this holiday season!

Because nothing says, “I’m somewhat fond of and/or partially obligated to you” quite like six tracks of garage surf madness!

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