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This project was successfully funded on December 9, 2011.

This project is to raise funds to cover promotional costs of this surf music compilation CD

Bellingham, WA Rock
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We did it!!! BUT...

We made our goal but we still need more. The goal was our very minimum that we can use, the more we raise, the more CDs we can send out. Please continue to contribute and sharing this project with all your friends.

We need your help. You and I know that surf music is hitting a new stride, dozens of new surf CDs have hit the market and there are probably more bands playing today around the world than ever before. We've decided to create this new compilation album - Brave New Surf - not to sell CDs, but as a promotional tool for sharing some of the very best current surf music with the uninitiated.

Taking on a project like this has been a labor of love for Ivan Pongracic of The Madeira/Space Cossacks and Sean Berry of Double Crown Records. Brian Neal of SG101 and others have pitched in as well to create a website in support of the album, bravenewsurf.com.Together we've put the money up front to print up 1000 of the CDs, 400 of which go to the bands, but we'd like to send out upwards of 200 or more to music reviewers, DJ's, podcasters, magazines, websites, independent record buyers etc... with the sole intent of promoting surf music as a genre.

The cost of packaging and mailing these promotional copies is where we need your help. A typical mailer is around $1.00 and then postage is $1.70 or so adding up to $500 or more. We'd love to get as many out as we can, but we're not unrealistic, some would be better than none, so we set what we think is a very attainable goal of $300 though we're really shooting for $500. If we are fortunate to go above that, any money that doesn't go to postage will go to advertising in magazines and websites.

Here's the list of bands and their songs on this CD, compiled by Ivan. If this is successful there'll be more comps to come with more great bands...

  • El Supernaut: Wonderman from Intiö
  • Los Twang! Marvels: Sea of Glory
  • El Ray: Cherry Cheeks
  • The Coffin Daggers: Borgo Pass
  • Aqualads: Washout
  • The TomorrowMen: Momentium
  • The Phantom Four: El Palmero
  • Atomic Mosquitos: Mosquito Royale
  • Los Kahunas: 7 Mares
  • The Bambi Molesters: As the Dark Wave Swells
  • The Barbwires: La Caja del Muerto
  • Frankie & the Pool Boys: Ewa on the Beach
  • The Thunderchiefs: Estratosfera
  • The Secret Samurai: The Khazar
  • The Madeira: Witch Doctor
  • The Eliminators: Walking Tall
  • Surfer Joe: North Swell
  • The Deadbeats: Karabasan
  • Daikaiju: Laser Runner
  • The Anacondas: Floating Home

If you love this music, either as a player or a fan, or both (like me), then do yourself and  your peers a favor and please contribute to our project. We really believe that surf music demands a wider audience, but it's not going to happen by itself. With your help though, we may just do it!

Thanks!

Danny Snyder

The TomorrowMen / Meshugga Beach Party / Frankie and the Poolboys

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    Brave New Surf CD

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    3 backers

    Brave New Surf CD + 1 of the following CD's (while supplies last)

    The Madeira - Sandstorm CD
    The Surfites - Big Pounder CD
    The Mobsmen - Scelerats Syndicate CD
    Burt Rocket - Savage Iceland CD
    Threesome - Adriatica CD

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    2 backers

    Brave New SurfCD + 1 Double Crown release listed in the $30 premium + Continental Magazine 3-Issue Subscription (Issues
    18-20)

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    12 backers

    Brave New SurfCD + 1 Double Crown release listed in the $30 premium + Continental Magazine 3-Issue Subscription (Issues
    18-20) + Badge on SG101* + 1 Participating Band's Full Length CD (chosen by the label) + Name In Continental Magazine #19

    *SG101 refers to surfguitar101.com - the internet's most active surf music forum and nexus for the world's surf music fans and bands. The badge refers to badges that are given to forum members as tokens of their participation.

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