The Tourmaliners Release New Album “Surfidia”!

Pacific Records is proud to announce the release of “Surfidia” the latest album from Instrumental Surf Guitar Band “The Tourmaliners”. The album features Ron Blair of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Eddie Angel of Los Straitjackets and Bob Spalding of the Ventures. The album is available digitally from Pacific Records and on CD in partnership with Sharawaji Records, with Vinyl to follow.  

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, Miles Clowminzer and Joel Berryhill.  The Tourmaliners drummer John MacElwee, guitarist Joe Dameron perform their respective parts to round out the album. Miles also contributes various guitar, drum, keyboard and sound design elements throughout.

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