Hello Madeira friends!
We hope you've been having a wonderful summer (or, if you're in the southern hemisphere, a nice winter) so far. We have some exciting news to report! Two years after the release of the Ancient Winds CD, the album is about to be released in the LP form! This is our first vinyl release - but hopefully not last. There will be a limited number of LPs on translucent blue vinyl, too. The LP was made possible by Chris Foresman and Multipurpose Records, to who we are VERY grateful! Big thanks also to Ferenc Dobronyi for redesigning the album artwork for the LP; Tom Borthwick for mastering the album for vinyl, and Sean Berry and Double Crown Records for their cooperation with the whole venture!
Along with the new LP, we have a brand new Ancient Winds t-shirt, once again designed by the one-and-only, the super-talented Stephen Blickenstaff whom we our honored to have as friend!
Both of these will be available this weekend at the 10th Annual Surf Guitar 101 Convention, where we will be playing TWO sets, with no overlap between them: our usual high-energy set on Saturday, at the main event at the Alpine Village in Torrance, CA; and our trad-surf/mellow/exotica set on Sunday at Surf Dog's in Huntington Beach, CA. This will be our third appearance at the SG101 convention (the first two being in '08 and '12), and we are thrilled to be returning and playing with some of the greatest surf bands of the past 20 years, including the Kilaueas from Germany, the El Caminos from Japan, as well as our friends the Exotics, Insect Surfers, Atomic Mosquitos, the Mystery Men, and many many more! See [here for more details](https://www.facebook.com/SG101Convention/). We hope to see many of you out there!
Finally, we're also very excited to announce that we will be playing at the great Radio Radio venue in Indianapolis on Friday, September 1st for the very first time ever! Our Indiana fans will be able to buy both the LP and the t-shirts in person at this show. This will also likely be our last show for the year, so make sure you don't miss it!
(For those unable to make any of these shows, stay tuned for the instructions on how to order the LP and/or the t-shirt by mail.)
Have a great rest of the summer, and we hope you like both the LP and the t-shirt!