Surf Radio

March 26th, 2014 No comments

We just found out that songs from our debut album, “And Now the Use of Tools…” are going to be featured on two radio shows!

Both Fiberglass Jungle on Luxuriamusic.com and Surf Guitar 101 on North Sea Surf Radio will be spinnin’ some ‘Surfecus in the near future, but in the meantime check out both shows for more great instro-surf tunes!

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Official Setlist for the 2013 Ho-Daddy!

December 19th, 2013 No comments

For everyone keeping score at home, here’s the sonic rundown for tonight’s 5th Annual Benefit Show at Byrne’s Pub

2013 Holiday Ho-Daddy

The Good, the Bad, and the Rumble
Marmoset Knock You Out
Can’t see the Loris Through the Trees
Joker’s Wild
To Zaire is Human
Sadie Hawkins Atom Bomb
Bahari Kali
Pipeline
The Final Piltdown
The Ecola Virus
Tough Crowd in Hartlepool
Phylum: Powerchordata
Planet Collision
Wipeout (w/ Special Guest)
Surf’s Up at the Cape of Good Hope
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Butch Cassowary & the Sundance Echidna
Walk Don’t Run
Pangaea (The Break-up Mix)
Arachis hypogaea
You Can’t Get Good Riblets at Passover
Invasion of the Dragonmen
Panbanisha Raises the Alarm
Sleepover at Camp Tsavo
Apes of Wrath

Doors open at 7:00pm, music starts at 9:00pm and every dollar goes to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

Hope to surf you there!!

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2013 Ho-Daddy Announced!!

December 5th, 2013 No comments

That’s right… the 2013 Holiday Ho-Daddy Benefit Show is coming up in a few short weeks!

When:  Thursday, December 19th at 9:00 p.m.
Where:  Byrne’s Pub in Grandview (1248 West 3rd Avenue – 43212)
Admission:  $5.00 donation to the Foodbank

This is our 5th year doing the Ho-Daddy, and as always every dollar of the proceeds goes directly to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

Thanks to all of you, each year has been a bigger success than the previous one, so we hope you’ll come out to help us make this the best year yet for hungry Ohio families!

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The Ultimate Surf Guitar?

August 22nd, 2013 No comments

StewMade Guitars - Longboard GuitarA custom guitar builder using the nom de twangue of StewMade Guitars has combined the classic longboard with one of Leo Fender’s finest to create what has to be the ultimate surf guitar!

Too too damn cool.  If I could stand to play a Strat, I’d put something on the block tonight and give Senor StewMade at least two ringy-dingys!

And if this solid specimen of surfanism doesn’t convince you the man knows how to make a plank, you should check out his site for even more proof.

Unreal.


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A Find of Mammoth Proportions!

May 31st, 2013 No comments

It appears a group of Russian scientists have discovered a well-preserved mammoth with still-liquid blood inside it!

http://news.yahoo.com/russians-mammoth-carcass-liquid-blood-184322259.html

While we’ve been able to reconstitute part of the mammoth DNA sequence using hair, this puts us one big elephantine step closer to being able to clone these wooly bastards, miniaturize them and start selling them in chain-store pet boutiques or mall kiosks.

One of the best quotes is from Seymon Grigoryev, head of the Mammoth Museum…

“The fragments of muscle tissues, which we’ve found out of the body, have a natural red color of fresh meat,” Grigoryev said.

Clearly this man knows a good burger when he sees it, and we can only hope that, once the bacterial tests come back okay, Seymon will throw a few tusks on the barbie.

And although the prospect of cloning an extinct mammal is pretty incredible, we’re most excited about the fact that by discovering mammoth blood - long thought to be the secret ingredient in Faygo’s Rock ‘n Rye soda – will result in a wider distribution range for this most elusive of beverages.

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Report from The Cave!

April 19th, 2013 No comments

After a too-long hiatus, the Surfeci descended on The Cave tonight for a reverberated reunion!

Once the customary grunts and clicks were delivered in greeting, we ran through several songs just to knock the rust off – always an interesting proposition after a long break! – and then got down to the business of writing new tunage.

First up was a dive back into a riff of LFEC’s that we started to get a bit of traction on in the run-up to the Ho-Daddy show.  True to form for the Kilbass, it’s nine measures long, which makes it tough when Six-string only thinks in multiples of four!  It’s groovy like glaciated sediment, though, and SSS took four measures that complemented it and began morphing them into nine that would work even better.

Toying with tempo uncovered a very spy-music vibe, and as Drumbuie started hashing out his preference for associated noise it started to gel into a type of song that we don’t currently have in our catalog.

The really exciting news, though, is that after five years on the shelf, one of our favorite song titles now has an actual song to go with it…

That’s right, folks… we finally wrote “Marmoset Knock You Out!

It is flat-out surf stadium rockin’, no doubt, as if an arena rock intro got smacked by a tsunami and then struck by lightning.  It came together very quickly and by the end of the night we even made a run at playing the entire thing, front to back.  If we ever play a show of nothing but original material that doesn’t start with Rumble, this is guaranteed the opening number.

So just for S&G’s, here are the Top 5 Reasons Why “Marmoset Knock You Out!” is rockin’ tarsiers from here to Sulawesi…

  1. It’s so rockin’, it makes igneous look sedimentary!
  2. It’s so rockin’, we can’t even tell you how long it is because it’s measured in geologic time!
  3. It’s so rockin’, Panbanisha herself called from that Great Ape Trust in the Sky to give it four opposable thumbs up!
  4. It actually went back in time and declared itself the first song we ever wrote.
  5. And finally… It’s so rockin’ that Obama’s already given us a Green Energy tax credit because it’s powered totally by windmills!

All in all a great night in The Cave, and we’re looking to get a gig or two on the calendar soon to shake some walls that aren’t part of a residential dwelling!

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Order UP!!

April 11th, 2013 No comments

For those of you who don’t share contiguous habitat with Australosurfecus, you can now purchase our first album, And Now the Use of Tools…, directly from our site using PayPal!

Shipping is a flat two bills for anywhere in the US of A, and for our friendly surf-music diaspora across the globe, simply drop us an email and we’ll send this thing off internationally using the appropriate pigeon.

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4th Annual Ho-Daddy Recap

December 21st, 2012 No comments

Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to Byrne’s last night in support of the Mid-Ohio Foodbank!  Crazy great time that included some very unexpected highlights…

- Blue Jackets hero Leo Welsh stepped in to sing his trademark renditions of “Oh, Canada” and “The Star-Spangled Banner” which had everyone, including we Surfici, belting it out to the rafters!
- Pat Byrne blowing our carnivorous minds by busting out mason jars full of BACON.
- The wildest rendition of “Apes of Wrath” we’ve ever played.

But the big news is that, thanks to your generosity, the 4th Annual Ho-Daddy raised MORE THAN $800 IN DONATIONS!!

That’s a huge, huge number that blew our expectations away and means big things for hundreds of Ohioans this holiday season.

So thanks again for your support of local music, local business and, most importantly, an incredible local charity – we’re already looking forward to next year’s show!

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Mailbomb

December 19th, 2012 No comments


Guess what showed up on the cavestep this morning?

That’s right… at long last our first album is finally here in all it’s shrink-wrapped glory!!

And just in the Saint Nick of time for the Holiday Ho-Daddy tomorrow night!

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4th Annual Holiday Ho-Daddy Benefit Show!

December 16th, 2012 No comments

Most of you know by now, but wanted to put out the official poster and info for this week’s Foodbank benefit show!

When:  Thursday, December 20th at 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Byrne’s Pub in Grandview (1248 West 3rd Avenue – 43212)
Admission:  $5.00 donation to the Foodbank

Doors open at 7pm, with tunes starting at 8pm.  We’re staring down the pipeline at a 23-song set list that includes pretty much every song we know – and maybe a couple we don’t! – and it’s also serving as a CD release party for our first album, And Now the Use of Tools…

Great time for a great cause – Hope to see you there!!

 

 

 

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