New Single and Video from The Tourmaliners

Pacific Records is proud to announce the release of the Tourmaliner’s latest single “Grimace” along with a new music video.

The video features footage from the Gordon & Smith Surfboards archives with rare surfing clips from Skip Frye, Mike Hynson, Mickey Munoz, Bobby Brown, Midget Farelly and more.

The Tourmaliners (pronounced The Tur – Mo – Leen – ers) get their name from a special place in San Diego, California nestled between Windansea and Pacific Beach. “Tourmo,” as locals call it, hosts a surf culture that embodies the spirit of Aloha represented by Tourmaline surfing pioneers like Skip Frye and Larry Gordon. The Tourmaliners debut album “Tourmaline Dream” was awarded the 2019 “Album of The Year” in Pipeline Instrumental Review UK.  The band has been nominated for three San Diego Music Awards, 2020’s “Rock Album of The Year,” in 2021 for “Best Local Recording and “Best Music Video” in 2022. 

Since The bands start in June 2018, they have performed a “residency” at the legendary dance spot Tio Leo’s Lounge in San Diego. The band has also performed at the 18th annual Gator By The Bay Festival, the Almost Annual Tourmaline Tailgators event, Tiki Oasis San Diego 2020 and 2021, The Casbah (San Diego), Campus Jax i(Newport Beach), Surfin’ Sunday’s at the Huntington Beach Pier and The Secret Island Lounge in Long Beach, CA.  The band has opened 3 times for the legendary 60’s surf group The Surfaris, known for their hit song “Wipe Out.” 

In June 2020, the Tourmaliners signed with surf music label Altered State Of Reverb out of Washington DC. The band released their new “Surfin’ Christmas Carols” album on 12″ vinyl, CD and digital on the ASoR label in late October 2020.  The band has over 1.4 Million streams on Pandora.  

Recently the bands instrumental surf cover of Weezer’s “Island In The Sun” has gone viral on TikTok with over 6000 videos created, some with 2 millions of views per video. The bands digital release of the Christmas tune “Greensleeves” was featured as part of the SNAP! Records (Spain) compilation albums entitled “Power Chords, Harmonies and Mistletoe 2” and Power Chords, Harmonies and Mistletoe 3.  The band recorded a one off single of the Christmas classic “O Little Town Of Bethlehem” for Sharawaji Records (UK) Christmas compilation entitled Surfin’ Kitty X-mas.  The bands song “LG” (dedicated to Larry Gordon founder of Gordon & Smith Surfboards) is part of the Blindspot Records compilation album “Staring At The Sun Vol. XIII.”

 The Tourmaliners aim is to provide listeners with a sonic tsunami that will send you Catching The Tourmaline Dream! Look for the band’s new album be released in the early fall of 2022.