Hello all. We hope you are all having a great summer. Ours has been amazing so far! First of all, our California tour was a huge success! We played to a lot of people, sold a lot of CDs, and had a great, great time. A lot more people know about the Madeira than before – mission accomplished! Check out four pages (!) of reviews (many of them positively raving) on Surf Guitar 101. We hope to post our own tour report soon, as well. Keep an eye on our website for that.Second, Ruins, our new CD-EP is now available from Double Crown, and will soon be available through most internet retailers.
Third, Pipeline Rock Instrumental Magazine from the UK, the oldest and most respected surf/instro music zine, has a lengthy interview with Ivan in their newest issue (#71, Summer 2006), talking about both the Madeira and the Space Cossacks. In addition, they gave “Sandstorm” a raving review AND both editors, Dave Burke and Alan Taylor, ranked “Sandstorm” second on their current favorites playlists! If you wish to purchase the issue in the USA, Double Crown has it for sale for only $6.75.
Fourth, we want to thank the organizers of the Atomic Frolic in Champaign, IL and Hot Rod Hula Hop II in Columbus, OH for including us. We had a great time, and we very much hope that both festivals will continue running for many years to come. We definitely appreciated both the professionalism as well as sheer heaploads of fun at both fantastic events. Anytime you want us to come again, just holler!
Finally, we revamped the Videos page of our website. All the videos are now available on YouTube, and are linked to there from our site. We also added a few new videos. We hope you like what you see.
Enjoy the rest of your summer.