TONY MALACARA: Tony Malacara (LP, 2022)

Tony Malacara is a Mexican American musician/artist based in Southern California. For 11 years, Malacara performed internationally with a well known garage rock band (from Switzerland to Spain to the UK), playing festivals like Austin Psychfest, opening for iconic 60s groups including the Zombies and the Standells, and sharing bills with Ronnie Specktor and Roky Erickson.

Malacara’s first solo album is psychedelic and dreamy with sinister undertones. A self taught musician, Tony writes and sings his songs, overdubbing bass, guitar, piano, organ and mellotron for recordings. Tony Russo, Malacara’s lead guitarist and longtime childhood friend, provides polished, floaty structure while Shane Graham of Dream Phases provides intuitive and precise drums and percussions. The album was recorded in LA by the talented musician and recording engineer Joel Jerome. Influenced by hazy visions of witches and ghosts, Malacara transports you into an otherworldly realm that hovers between the hopeful and the ominous.

TROPA MAGICA: III (LP, 2022)

Tropa Magica uphold tradition and Mexican identity with psychedelic Cumbia Rock.

The East L.A. duo made a name for themselves by combining alternative, grunge, and psychedelic rock with cumbia — a danceable genre that originates from Colombia and is typically grouped with tropical sounds like salsa, merengue and bachata, among many. But Tropa Magica expands that sound by featuring diverse instruments and incorporating bossa nova, surf rock and disco.

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TROPA MAGICA “III”
Release date: May 13th, 2022

East LA’s, Psychedelic Cumbia Punk outfit Tropa Magica release their third studio album Tropa Magica “III” following up their ambitious sophomore album “Tripiando Al Infinito En Mi Recamara” which got placements on Netflix’s Gentefied and Felipe Ezparza’s Bad Decisions Comedy Special. Tropa Magica “III” will be co-released internationally on vinyl by the Greecian label “Green Cookie” Records.

During the pandemic Pacheco brothers David and Rene, worked on this album from hundreds of miles apart in different states. David residing in New Mexico emailed Rene tracks and via emails they mixed and mastered this new album. Originally meant to be demos, the brothers decided to release the tracks in their “lo-fi” state in order to remain truthful and reflecting of the times in which it was written.

Unlike previous albums some of these songs first started off as commissions that David wrote for patrons in order to make some extra cash while unable to tour during the pandemic. What results is a Tropa Magica album that has less production but instead caters to its audience and retains a more coherent and unified Tropa sound. The band prepares to tour nationally this year to support the album.

For more information, promo request or to arrange an interview contact David Pacheco at tropamagica@gmail.com

OJIBO AFROBEAT: Ojiboland (LP, 2022)

“Ojibo Afrobeat” is an afrobeat/afrojazz/high-life music band from Vilnius, Lithuania founded by Gediminas Stankevičius, Karolis Levarauskas and Arūnas Blažys in 2018. 
In January 2020 the band released their debut album “Ojiboland” which also happened to be the first afrobeat album from Lithuania and one of the first ones from Eastern Europe music scene. 
In 2021 the collective released their first international collaboration, a single called “Igobi Keke” featuring the Kenyan artist “Makadem”. The end of the year was marked with a new EP “Transitions”. 
 The band is planning on releasing another full length album sometime in 2022.

Quickly after release album aired locally well known radio stations “LRT Opus”, “Start FM” in Lithuania and received many positive reviews from Belgium, France, Brazil, Argentina and United States as well as music people from Lithuania. Only positive feedback was received from well known african culture and afrobeat music ambassador in Belgium Benjamin Tollet a.k.a DJ Mukambo who featured “Ojiboland” in his popular radio podcasts. “Ojibo Afrobeat” on stage is an open-hearted act which shares positive energy and good vibes. During live performances this combination rarely leaves the audience without a proper party.

THE MUTANTS: Deathrace 3000 (LP, 2022)

THE MUTANTS
20th year anniversary. Exactly after 20 years finally a vinyl version (green colored LP) of their Deathrace 3000 CD (12/03/2002) is here with new artwork by Henrique San.

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Funky garage. Afrogaragemambo. Psychedelic voodoo groove. Oh dear… The Mutants are a tough little bastard to exactly pin down what they’re all about. But with music this cool, funky and with an all-out party on!-attitude you really shouldn’t even care.
The Mutants was originally started as an instrumental garage rock band in 1998. As The Mutants slowly began incorporating more rhythmic influences in their music, the line-up was fortified with a percussionist and a saxophone player. Some say the Finnish music scene would never be the same…
The band released their first 7″, “Le Mutant”, in the summer of 2001 on a Finnish label Legal Records after which the band has released a bunch of singles and appeared on compilations worldwide. Tracks from the singles and some compilation appearances were put on one CD by the Greek label Green Cookie Records in 2002.

THE BASH DOGS: Disco Cowboy (LP, 2022)

Cheers to the years! A spirit of exploration, of love and unity – a musical philosophy Los Angeles quartet The Bash Dogs keep alive with their surf disco (*), but also their pure devotion to the art form. After cementing their status as the hosts of the grooviest party in town, The Bash Dogs are gearing up to release their debut album. With a new member, a new vibe, and new songs made to get people moving and grooving all night long, the next chapter of the Dogs starts now.

As the Dogs’ realized their talents could expand far more than just 12 bar blues and guitar solos, they decided to develop something new. Coming from the city where surf/garage/psych bands are never in short supply, the last few months had felt repetitive and stale, like the band was idling. Trying on some dance-floor rhythms and sugary bass lines more influenced by classic funk and disco, their sound transformed. With the spark of this newfound energy and the space to push their songwriting and playing to new levels, Surf Disco was born.

As you can taste bits and pieces of the classic and memorable rock n’ roll sound the Dogs grew up on, this newborn fusion they have created is guaranteed to get you off your feet and it is reflected in the sophisticated groove changes and experimental structure of 2020 single, “Dog Days”—funk guitar and buttery vocals pointing to a refined, more mature sound that the Dogs are ready to further unveil. As soon as the unmistakable groove and the synth waves hit you, there’s no denying it’s slicker, it’s glossier, and it’s the perfect soundtrack for “boogie nights and disco parties.”

(*) Green Cookie Records note: ‘surf’ stands for ‘indie surf’ NOT for “surf rock”, see: rateyourmusic.com/genre/indie-surf/

Nate Barrett (Vocals/Guitar); Jerm Barrett (Drums/Vocals); Nathan Schmok (Bass); Kyle Gaffney (Guitar/Vocals).

SOUNDTRACK: Laisse​-​Moi Respirer (LP, 2022)

DOLORES

Green Cookie Records, Sumerset Records & 3JT Films present …
the soundtracks of two lost cult movies of the 60’s.

In 1963 the French-Italian director Bernard Fabriano (probably a moniker) presented the independent movie “Laisse-Moi Respirer” (Let Me Breathe). – Cannes, March 1963: He suffocates her, she will take her breath away.
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack performed and composed by The Vrooming Crew with Dolores.

In 1969 he returned with another independent film “Sex Call From Paris”. – 1969: two strippers flee Paris to go crazy in Santa-Cruz.
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack performed and composed by The Vrooming Crew with La Grandsart & Dolores.

Nothing is known about Bernard Fabriano. The soundtrack of “Sex Call From Paris” suggest it was a kind of burlesque, striptease, sexploitation grindhouse-style film while “Laisse-Moi Respirer” should have been a rare mix of Nouvelle Vague and 60’s pop culture. The track “Caresse Mes Cheveux” from the later has been used in “Madame Claude” movie trailer (Netflix, 2021). < www.imdb.com/title/tt10307724/ >

The recordings have been discovered last year in the suburbs of Paris. Tape restoration has found place at Sumerset Records ATPR studio. Green Cookie Records proudly presents the soundtracks of those films on limited collectable LPs.

SOUNDTRACK: Sex Call From Paris (LP, 2022)

Green Cookie Records, Sumerset Records & 3JT Films present …
the soundtracks of two lost cult movies of the 60’s.

In 1963 the French-Italian director Bernard Fabriano (probably a moniker) presented the independent movie “Laisse-Moi Respirer” (Let Me Breathe). – Cannes, March 1963: He suffocates her, she will take her breath away.
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack performed and composed by The Vrooming Crew with Dolores.

In 1969 he returned with another independent film “Sex Call From Paris”. – 1969: two strippers flee Paris to go crazy in Santa-Cruz.
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack performed and composed by The Vrooming Crew with La Grandsart & Dolores.

Nothing is known about Bernard Fabriano. The soundtrack of “Sex Call From Paris” suggest it was a kind of burlesque, striptease, sexploitation grindhouse-style film while “Laisse-Moi Respirer” should have been a rare mix of Nouvelle Vague and 60’s pop culture. The track “Caresse Mes Cheveux” from the later has been used in “Madame Claude” movie trailer (Netflix, 2021). < www.imdb.com/title/tt10307724/ >

The recordings have been discovered last year in the suburbs of Paris. Tape restoration has found place at Sumerset Records ATPR studio. Green Cookie Records proudly presents the soundtracks of those films on limited collectable LPs.

VARIOUS ARTISTS: Wave Walk’n: A Tribute To The Surf Raiders (CD)

The Surf Raiders occupy and deserve an extremely important place in surf music history. They were one of the forerunners of the rediscovery and proliferation of the traditional sound of 60s surf instrumentals at a key period in the early 80s during the new explosion of interest in this “dead” genre. While most contemporary bands were caught up in the musical trends of the day –new wave, punk, power pop, and radio friendly pop earworms– a rag-tag group of record-collecting gremmies from the Los Angeles suburb of Azusa armed with drive, determination, vintage Fender® guitars and a deep love for a bygone sound, set out to continue spreading the reverb gospel initiated by the 1978 publication of John Blair’s Illustrated Discography Of Surf Music: 1959-1965.

With guitarist Bob Dalley at the helm, The Surf Raiders would wow audiences across Southern California with their faithful renditions of surf classics and original compositions in that style. From their first 7” single in 1981 (The Curl Rider b/w Let There Be Surf) through 9 additional singles, 3 EPs, 3 LPs, multiple tracks on compilations, and numerous influential performances at venues such as Knott’s Berry Farm, The Ice House and The Whisky a Go Go, the ‘Raiders would perpetuate the spirit, energy and unique sound of traditional 60s surf instrumentals all the way through 1988.

But the story does not end there. Bob would go on to release one of the most important publications on the music of the original era: “Surfin’ Guitars: Instrumental Surf Bands Of The Sixties”, now in its third edition and widely considered fundamental and essential reading for any serious fan of surf music. For several years Bob would also run an international fan club (The Salt Lake City Surf Music Appreciaton Society) and publish a regular newsletter (Surf Music USA) that further spread the awareness of and appreciation for this niche genre.

Thanks to the hard work and legacy of early second wave instigators like The Surf Raiders, surf instrumentals continue to captivate and inspire intensely dedicated new bands and fans all over the world. Wave Walk’n represents just a fraction of those energized modern bands from Japan, Italy, Russia, the UK, and across the USA.

– – Jonpaul Balak

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After hearing “Pipeline” on the radio for the first time, I knew that instrumental surf music was going to be in my life forever. I am glad to have played a small part in the revival of the music and the documentation of the bands that played it. I hope others follow and keep the guitars wet with reverb and the music alive forever. – – Bob Dalley

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The El Caminos – Wave Walk’n
Surfer Joe – Hit The Surf
Messer Chups – Point Conception ’63
The Sunnyside 5 – Hott Foam Rider
The Supertones – The Curl Rider
The Wrecked Crew – Surf Raider
Longboard Ranch – Swami’s Reef
The Curl Riders – Long Boards At San Onofre
Albacore – Tsunami
Glasgow Tiki Shakers – Sunset At Makaha
The Fabulous Nomads – Malibu Sunsets
Jim & The Sea Dragons – El Surfboard
The Breakers – Point Conception
Voodoo Surf Tribe – Raider Jam
Agent Octopus – Bonzai Riptide
Surf Zombies – Jelly Board
Frankie & The Poolboys – Free Fall
Insect Surfers – Suicide Point

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Facebook:
Discogs: www.discogs.com/artist/390547-The-Surf-Raiders
Spotify: open.spotify.com/artist/6Px99RtLw6GMHiJnVWDDeY

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Produced by Robert J. Dalley & JonPaul Balak.
Mastered by Dave Klein.
Layout & Design by JonPaul Balak.
Cover Photography by Jeremy Bishop.

All songs © Robert J. Dalley/Robert Dalley Music (BMI) except (1) Robert J. Dalley/Loyd Davis, (3, 13) Neal Kuzee, (7, 18) Loyd Davis,(17) Richard Podolar, Calvary Music Publ. Co. (BMI) and (16) Loyd Davis/Robert J. Dalley

INSECT SURFERS: Satellite Bay (CD)

Hello galactic Insect Surfers listeners! Satellite Bay is a new edition of “best of” that we put together with the legendary Green Cookie Records that includes songs that span a musical path of several decades. Although there were so many typically-played cuts to choose from, we deliberately wanted to focus on some “deeper cuts” and also left out any vocal numbers to give you a more instro-mental listening experience! If you like what you hear here, we encourage you to go further down the Insect Surfers rabbit-hole and digest the individual releases!
Thanks so much for your support and stay chitinous!
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All tracks remastered by Steve Refling!

Includes brand-new liner notes and special Dave Arnson illustrations throughout!

Produced By: David Arnson and Jonpaul Balak
Mastered By: Steve Refling
Liner Notes: David Arnson and Jonpaul Balak
Layout & Design: Jonpaul Balak
Illustrations: David Arnson

PALMIYELER: Şeytan Odama Geldi (LP, 2022)

Palmiyeler stands for soothing melodies, cinematic landscapes and groovy beats! Unlike the majority of neo-psych bands, Palmiyeler are the proprietors of a distinct style, so familiar and at the same time so original, that makes it hard to categorize: blending garage-rock classicism with some Morricone cool, the Turkish quartet explore dark themes under a breezy Mediterranean sunny feel, the end result sounding hauntingly smooth, like Steely Dan writing for The Jesus & Mary Chain!
Since their formation in the early ‘10s they demonstrated their wide spectrum of influences combined with their sheer musicality! Surf guitar licks leading to often lethargic, gospel-based tunes that recall early-Spiritualized or third-album-era Velvets, alternate with West Coast ‘70s soft-rock abandon dipped on heady sub-funky beats and soulful vocals courtesy of gifted singer Mertcan Mertbilek. This is the Palmiyeler recipe for romance and rock’n’roll: surf cool, Beatlesque genius and psych euphoria at the core of its ingredients, with the beauty of the Turkish language shining over their deep-fried Medi-cosmic!
Their brand new album “Şeytan Odama Geldi” is the epitome of Palmiyeler’s songwriting; an outburst of musicality under the scope of a visual artist! Released in late 2020 on digital is due in the fall of 2021 on limited vinyl via Green Cookie Records.

THE SURF RAIDERS: Surf Bound (CD)

Thanks to Green Cookie Records, a whole new generation will have access to two of the most important Surf music releases of the early 80s!
At a time when New Wave, Heavy Metal and Pop music dominated, The Surf Raiders did the Surfer’s Stomp to the beat of their own drums and were one of only a handful of bands carrying the torch of traditional Surf music.
Bob Dalley is not only a living legend for writing one of the essential publications on First Wave Surf music, Surfin’ Guitars: Instrumental Surf Bands Of The Sixties, but also for putting his knowledge to practical use and leading one of the premiere traditional Surf bands of the early 80s.
Raiders Of The Lost Surf and Surf Bound helped establish The Surf Raiders as one of the few prime examples of traditional Surf music in the early 80s. They are absolutely essential for any true Surf fan.

— Jonpaul Balak

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The Surf Raiders got their start as an instrumental surf band in late 1979. In the beginning, the band spent a lot of time establishing a play list and practicing. They fine-tuned their act playing at local clubs, restaurants and parties in and around the Los Angeles area.
The group also went through a few changes in personnel featuring several guest sax players. Prior to their two appearances at the famed Whisky A Go Go, Linda Dalley joined the group. The final lineup consisted of Neal Kuzee (guitar), Bob Dalley (lead guitar), Loyd Davis (bass), Dave Rodriguez (drums) and Linda Dalley (keyboards).
In 1982, prior to Linda joining, the Surf Raiders recorded and released their first album Raiders Of The Lost Surf. The album began getting airplay on many rock stations in the LA area including KROQ. Both the album and the group made many appearances on KXLU’s Surf Wave Show hosted by popular surf DJ Jim Dunfrund.
The Surf Raiders picked up a loyal group of fans who were also surfers Erik, Andy, Keith and Doug. These great young men would show up at the gigs, help load in the equipment and set up. After dancing their hearts out, they would help pack everything up and load up the cars.

In 1983, due to the success of Raiders Of The Lost Surf, the group headed back to the studio laying down tracks for their second album Surf Bound. KXLU DJ Jim Dunfrund penned the liner notes for the original release of the Surf Bound album. A short while later Mark Lee Goodsdale, released the two songs, Steel Pier and Shortin’ Board on his Bobbette record label. He also released a very limited edition of Steel Pier pressed in blue vinyl. These two songs are now included in this reissue of Surf Bound as bonus tracks.

1983 was a busy year for the Surf Raiders. They were honored to make an appearance on New Wave Theater playing The Surf Raider from their first album Raiders Of The Lost Surf. We would like to thank all of the people who have supported the Surf Raiders since the beginning. It has been a long and crazy ride!

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSurfRaiders
Discogs: www.discogs.com/artist/390547-The-Surf-Raiders
Spotify: open.spotify.com/artist/61cttw1FU1jcwgKKeEeQG9

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Robert Dalley (Lead); Linda Dalley (Organ); Neal Kuzee (Rhythm); Dave Rodriguez (Drums); Loyd Davis (Bass).

Produced by Robert & Linda for Surf’s Up Productions.
Executive Producer: P. Woertink.
Engineered & Mixed by Pat Woertink. Recorded at The Garage, W. Covina, California, USA.
Cover photo: Erik Wadsworth.
“42” Woody courtesy of Dave Holmes.
Mastered at Reference Point.
Special thanks to Roy Dorenkemper & Bob Hutchinson WAIF Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
We also thank Durby Wheeler for his help. A thank you to our fans Erik, Andy, Keith and Doug.

THE SURF RAIDERS: Raiders Of The Lost Surf (CD)

Thanks to Green Cookie Records, a whole new generation will have access to two of the most important Surf music releases of the early 80s!
At a time when New Wave, Heavy Metal and Pop music dominated, The Surf Raiders did the Surfer’s Stomp to the beat of their own drums and were one of only a handful of bands carrying the torch of traditional Surf music.
Bob Dalley is not only a living legend for writing one of the essential publications on First Wave Surf music, Surfin’ Guitars: Instrumental Surf Bands Of The Sixties, but also for putting his knowledge to practical use and leading one of the premiere traditional Surf bands of the early 80s.
Raiders Of The Lost Surf and Surf Bound helped establish The Surf Raiders as one of the few prime examples of traditional Surf music in the early 80s. They are absolutely essential for any true Surf fan.

— Jonpaul Balak (Bassist at Insect Surfers, Surfer Joe, The Tikiyaki Orchestra; Dj at LuxuriaMusic; Former Dj & Music Director at North Sea Surf Radio; Former editor, photographer & writer at Tiki Magazine)

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In November of 1979 while living in Azusa, California I had an idea of trying to put a group together. I thought it would be neat to find a bunch of guys who had a common interest, instrumental surf music and wanted to play it. Through recording collecting, I met Neal Kuzee who also played guitar. Neal showed me a book written by John Blair called The Illustrated Discography of Surf Music. This was the motivation I needed. I decided to go ahead with my plans of starting a live performing instrumental. I was able to secure a Fender Dual Showmen, Fender Reverb unit and a Fender Stratocaster that I needed to get the traditional surf sound.
I placed an add in a free weekly paper that covered the Los Angeles area. In response, Loyd, lead guitar and bassist from North Hollywood was the first to respond. Guitarist Steve Tanner from Covina called. Drummer Dave Rodriguez from South San Gabriel joined up. We all gathered in my garage one February day in 1980. Everyone had experience playing in groups so it wasn’t long before we were knocking Wipeout, Pipeline and Baja.
The first public appearance of our band was at a party in Covina in June 1980. We called ourselves The Surf Raiders. After a few gigs, Steve moved, so I called Neal and asked him to join. Neal located sax player, Larry Moore, who also joined us. Larry’s appearances with The Surf Raiders really expanded our popularity and surf sound.
Almost from the beginning, The Surf Raiders started recording. Our first record came from a recording session in Neal’s front room which consisted of The Curl Rider, an original instrumental surf tune I had penned and a cover Let There Be Surf. It was pretty cool writing and recording an original surf tune. The Curl Rider / Let There Be Surf single was released on our Surf Wax Records label SW-101.
In June of 1981, Larry Moore left The Surf Raiders for other interests. A new saxophonist, Emmett O’Sullivan was recruited by Neal. Shortly after, we recorded our first album Raiders Of The Lost Surf. The songs were a mix of covers and original material. One song, High Wall, was not used but later appeared on a What Surf compilation. Neal then rearranged his tune Point Conception, slowed it down and released it as a single SW-102 titled Point Conception ’63. This version did not appear on the LP. They now appear as bonus cuts on this reissue of Raiders Of The Lost Surf on CD.
We thank all of those people who supported The Surf Raiders in the beginning. We made a lot of friends and had great time perfoming during our 15 minutes of fame back then.

 

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheSurfRaiders
Discogs: www.discogs.com/artist/390547-The-Surf-Raiders
Spotify: open.spotify.com/artist/6Px99RtLw6GMHiJnVWDDeY

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Robert Dalley (Lead); Linda Dalley (Organ); Neal Kuzee (Rhythm); Dave Rodriguez (Drums); Loyd Davis (Bass)

Produced by: Robert Dalley & Neal Kuzee
Recorded: August 1981, West Covina, California, USA
Mastered: Reverence Point, Burbank, California, USA
Photo credit: Cover by Mike Moir, Surfer by Rich Knight &
Tim Duchene, Snaps by Mark Phiel & Terry Smith.
Cover Design: Robert & Linda Dalley
Special Thanks: Rodney Bingenhimer – KROQ, Emmett O’Sullivan, Larry Moore, Barbara Rogers & all our fans who made this album possible.