The Tourmaliners release Apple Music exclusive, announce album release date & more! 

Instrumental Surf Guitar Band “The Tourmaliners” have released a new single “Voyage to Mars” featuring Ron Blair of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers exclusively with Apple Music & iTunes. The single is an instant gratification download / pre-save for the band’s first album release with Pacific Records, titled “Surfidia”. The album is scheduled for digital release on December 20th, with CD and Vinyl formats to follow shortly thereafter in partnership with Sharawaji Records. In addition to Ron Blair, the album also features Eddie Angel of Los Straitjackets and Bob Spalding of the Ventures.   

About the album “Surfidia” by The Tourmaliners:

The word “Surfidia” is inspired by the 1930’s big band song titled “Perfidia” written by Mexican composer and arranger Alberto Domínguez.  In 1960, The Ventures re-created their own instrumental version of the song that became a top 40 hit. With “Surfidia,” The Tourmaliners blend the raw instrumental guitar sounds of Dick Dale, Link Wray, and The Ventures mixed with tiki vibrations and spy gyrations… all while watching a cool Spaghetti Western from outer space. The album cover is taken from a painting by punk rock artist and surfer Brian Bent.  During the recording, the band would often derive inspiration from Brian’s painting to help create the album’s sonic landscape.  

The album, produced by Miles Clowminzer (Johnny Tarr Quartet, Billy Nation), was recorded over a nine-month period in 2021-22 in San Diego, CA.  The principal songwriters and arrangers are The Tourmaliner’s guitarist Deven Berryhill, bass player & guitarist Matt Clowminzer and Miles Clowminzer.  The Tourmaliners drummer John MacElwee, guitarist Joe Dameron and keyboardist Ina Soliz perform their respective parts to round out the album. Miles also contributes various guitar, drum, keyboard and sound design elements throughout.

The Tourmaliners will be performing songs from the new album live at their album release event at Tio Leo’s Lounge in San Diego, CA on December 20th.

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