Hello Madeira friends!
We hope you're having a pleasant Fall, and (always!) enjoying some good music. There are a few things going on with the Madeira that we'd like to let you know about. First, we will be playing our final show of the year tomorrow night (Friday) in Cincinnati, OH, with three other great surf bands, and it'll be a Halloween show, so full costume - see all the details on our gigs page. We've had a great year, having played more shows than ever before, from North Carolina to Wisconsin to California, some of them being our best ever! Thanks for coming out to see us if you did, we greatly appreciate it, and maybe we'll see some of you tomorrow.
Second, we were thrilled to learn that the new issue of Pipeline Instrumental Review gave "Tribal Fires" a fantastic review, and editor Alan Taylor selected it as #1 in his Top Ten for the issue! (You may recall that Pipeline selected "Carpe Noctem" as one of the two albums of the year in '08, and "Sandstorm" as one of the three runner-ups to the album of the year in '06.) We also found out that the Indianapolis free weekly paper Nuvo ran a cool comic (!) about the Madeira on August 23rd, right before our Melody Inn show - we completely missed it! You can see it here or on Nuvo's site.
Finally, we've added a ton of videos from this summer to our YouTube channel, many of them from the SG101 Convention in California and the Oxford Battle of the Surf Bands in Oxford, OH, both amazing shows. Check them out!
We hope to start working on some new material at the beginning of the year, so stay tuned for that. Until then, we hope you have wonderful holidays, and hope to see you in person in 2013!