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Datura Moon CD - Limited Edition CD

 

Track Listing:

1. Flying Fish Offramp

2. Fjord Hornet

3. Iceberg Lantern

4. Red Mesa

5. Liftoff

6. East West Highway

7. Tapping The Source

8. Wavelength

9. Southern Swell

10. Datura Moon

 

4 years after the triumphant release of Infra Green and the corresponding first European tour, Insect Surfers are back with a brand-new full length comprised of 10 original songs! It's a very organic and natural progression from the last album, picking up and taking off into the stratosphere! The Insects went back into the Venice studio of audio wizard Steve Refling and captured a mostly live, first take record, chock full of the energy and imagination that makes the band unique! 

 

This is a special limited run of the physical CD, which is the only way the album will be available for quite some time. Don't miss out on this chance to grab a pre-order copy now! The "official" release date will iikely be sometime after the band returns from their second European tour mid-July.

 

$15 Domestic / $25 International, Postage Paid

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Infra Green CD

 

1. Bay of Bengal
2. DelMarVa
3. Space Park Drive
4. Orion Canyon
5. El Diablo Habanero
6. Pinto Pacer Duster Gremlin
7. Plankton Dance
8. Sea Scorpion
9. Par Avion
10. Pineapple Skies
11. Vaquita
12. Crab Crusher
13. Kitsune
14. Radar Road
15. Infra Green

 

After 10 long years of anticipation, Insect Surfers are back with a vengeance, featuring a stellar new lineup and 15 newly recorded tracks that see them at the top of their game!  The new album Infra Green is chock-full of the intricate dual-guitar interplay the Insects have become known for, never losing sight of their characteristic, charismatic and unforgettable songwriting.  The psychedelic surf instrumentals uniquely created by founding member David Arnson are brought to life with a renewed vigor, spirit and energy with the help of the solid new lineup of guitarist Michael Abraham (Mads Tolling, Donovan, Space Blaster), Fender bassist Jonpaul Balak, and the return of Death Valley Coastline drummer extraordinaire Jeff Utterback!

 

Captured by the legendary Steve Refling at Venice's Lincoln Lounge, the album's production is as intense and moving as the Insects' live show, with many tracks being virtual "live" recordings with little to no overdubs, often being the very first take! The album will take the listener on a musical journey unlike any other currently available, through a colorful and vivid sonic landscape of Eastern melodies, outer space encounters, 70s automobile punk, endangered sea creatures, intergalactic Spaghetti Western, Link Wray rock, Morse code grooving, feel good beach lounging, all out electric guitar shredding, peaceful spiritual exploration, and so much more!

 

Infra Green features 12 brand new Insect Surfer tunes, a re-envisioning of an old D.C.-era tune ("DelMarVa"), a cover of Pell Mell's "Par Avion," and an epic groover that features inimitable guest guitar solos by none other than Paul Johnson (The Belairs, The Galaxies, PJ & Artie, The Packards, The Surfaris, The Duo Tones, Guitars, Inc.), Ferenc Dobronyi (Pollo Del Mar, Frankie & The Poolboys, The TomorrowMen), Jim Thomas (The Mermen, The Shitones), and the king of fuzz himself, Davie Allan!

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Infra Green Vinyl

 

Finally available! Just a limited run on Green Cookie records! Super special "splatter" green vinyl! Don't miss out! Each copy includes a download card so you can have the best of both worlds!

1. Bay of Bengal

2. DelMarVa

3. Space Park Drive

4. Orion Canyon

5. El Diablo Habanero

6. Pinto Pacer Duster Gremlin

7. Plankton Dance

8. Sea Scorpion

9. Pineapple Skies

10 Crab Crusher

11. Radar Road

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Insect Surfers: The DC Years Vol. 1 1979-1982 - CDR

 

Hooray, at long last, the official document of the original Insect Surfers’ seminal WashingtonDC years! Features a veritable potpourri of ‘Techno-surf Sounds for Youth Under Construction’! (as their  first flyer said !)  From 1979 to 1985,  the Insects rocked the DeScene with their characteristic guitar-and-keyboards dance sounds. With substantial college radio play and extensive and intensive touring, check out what ‘Planet Earth’s Longest-Running Modern Surf Band’ had to offer the world of punk and new wave! TheInsects found themselves playing with such acts as Bad Brains, Echo and The Bunnymen, B52’s, and Iggy Pop, to crassly name-drop a few ! The 1979-82 volume (21 tracks!) centers around 1981’s ‘Wavelength’ LP, and the 1983-1985 volume (16 tracks!) centers around their 1983 ‘Sonar Safari’ EP. Plus you get various demos, 45 RPM releases, and live cuts! Huzzah! The overall sound of the band was different from the present one, in terms of having keyboards and featuring 1/2 to 2/3 vocal tunes. Hear the embryonic David Arnson play guitar and fretless bass! We sell the 2 cds for 8.00 postpaid each (specify what years you want) or as a two-fer for 15.00.  The liner notes are fully documented and detailed, with full-color flyer reproductions and graphics. Thanks to Los Microwaves’ David Javelosa for the vinyl and cassette transfer-to-digital discs!! So come on kids, digg the sonic archaeology and ‘Hang 12’ !!!

$10 Domestic / $20 International, Postage Paid

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Both DC Years for $18 Domestic / $28 International Postage Paid

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Insect Surfers: The DC Years Vol. 2 1983-1985 - CDR

 

Hooray, at long last, the official document of the original Insect Surfers’ seminal Washington, DC years! Features a veritable potpourri of ‘Techno-surf Sounds for Youth Under Construction’! (as their  first flyer said !)  From 1979 to 1985,  the Insects rocked the DeScene with their characteristic guitar-and-keyboards dance sounds. With substantial college radio play and extensive and intensive touring, check out what ‘Planet Earth’s Longest-Running Modern Surf Band’ had to offer the world of punk and new wave! TheInsects found themselves playing with such acts as Bad Brains, Echo and The Bunnymen, B52’s, and Iggy Pop, to crassly name-drop a few ! The 1979-82 volume (21 tracks!) centers around 1981’s ‘Wavelength’ LP, and the 1983-1985 volume (16 tracks!) centers around their 1983 ‘Sonar Safari’ EP. Plus you get various demos, 45 RPM releases, and live cuts! Huzzah! The overall sound of the band was different from the present one, in terms of having keyboards and featuring 1/2 to 2/3 vocal tunes. Hear the embryonic David Arnson play guitar and fretless bass! We sell the 2 cds for 8.00 postpaid each (specify what years you want) or as a two-fer for 15.00.  The liner notes are fully documented and detailed, with full-color flyer reproductions and graphics. Thanks to Los Microwaves’ David Javelosa for the vinyl and cassette transfer-to-digital discs!! So come on kids, digg the sonic archaeology and ‘Hang 12’ !!!

$10 Domestic / $20 International, Postage Paid

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Both DC Years for $18 Domestic / $28 International Postage Paid

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Mojave Reef CD

 

1. Silver Coast
2. Reptile Boots
3. Horizon Riders
4. Coolangatta
5. Tethys
6. Dewey's Dead
7. Batwave
8. Flamin' Eddie's Dragstrip
9. Ocotillo
10. Asteroid
11. Black Sea
12. Electric Marlin
13. Nomad
14. Ursa Minor
15. Starfish Ranch/Mojave Reef
16. Baja

 

This CD was recorded in Venice, California, in Ray Bradbury's old house!!! Sometimes featuring a slightly more psychedelic edge, the Insects work in their trademark twin guitar leads with all kinds of exotic field recordings-ocean waves, jungles, crickets, whales, dragsters, etc.---just perfect for your surfin' and instro soundscapes! Plus more high-energy rocka rolla and spaghetti westerns! And check out the cover by surfin' cartoonist Mary Fleener !!

$15 Domestic / $25 International, Postage Paid

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Death Valley Coastline CD

 

1. Tiger Shark
2. Razorback
3. Psychotronic
4. Third Stone
5. Diamondback
6. Walking Distance
7. Bengazi
8. Stingray
9. Ocean Maid
10. Re-entry
11. Volcano Juice
12. Huntington Beer Dance
13. 77 Gaza Strip
14. Mig Alley

1996 Marlin Records 002

 

Features the 5 East/West studio tunes and 9 more exciting instrumentals! Fuzz Master Davie Allan guests on lead guitar on "Volcano Juice", and we cover The Buzzcock's only instrumental-"Walking Distance". Slightly thicker guitar tones and feedback than on Reverb Sun, we captured more of our 90s live sound on this one.

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Reverb Sun CD

 

1. Meteorite Shower
2. Ghost Train
3. Polaris
4. Mojave
5. Gary Busey
6. Zuma Slam
7. Grunion Run
8. Outsider
9. Halley's Beach
10. Pleasure Point
11. Hot N' Glassy
12. Insect Stomp
13. Bouzouki
14. Surf Sun And Sound

1991 Marlin Records 001

 

This originally came out in 1991 on Skyclad Records as a CD and LP. Fortunately, we own all the rights and can now afford to present it to you on our own Marlin Records as a CD. Classic Insect material!! Two songs feature our deservedly rare vocals!! Plus touches of sitar guitar, wind chimes, organ and sax on tunes you'll cherish for millennia!

$15 Domestic / $25 International, Postage Paid

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MesaDelic CDR

 

1. Diamondback
2. Orion Canyon
3. Horizon Riders
4. Nomad
5. Polaris
6. Ocotillo
7. Starfish Ranch/Mojave Reef

 

Activate your inner Morricone with this lovingly hand-burnt compilation of all the Insects' Spaghetti Western-flavored tunes! This was originally issued as swag to accompany a live performance at North Hollywood's El Portal theater for the 'Spaghetti Western Film Festival' there in 2011! Features "Diamondback," "Orion Canyon" (ooh,an alternate pre Infra Green version!), "Horizon Riders," "Nomad," "Polaris," "Ocotillo," and "Starfish Ranch/Mojave Reef!" Music for your ride across the desert sands! Hee-yahh! Comes in a thinline CD jewel case with actual hand-drawn Insect art by Dave himself!

 $8 Domestic / $18 International, Postage Paid

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Lyve in the Valley of the Sun CDR

 

1. Meteorite Shower
2. Third Stone
3. Coolangatta
4. Re-Entry
5. Electric Marlin
6. Bouzouki
7. Grunion Run
8. Horizon Riders
9. Nomad
10. Ursa Minor/Polaris
11. Silver Coast
12. Stingray
13. Vaquita
14. Insect Stomp
15. Starfish Ranch/Diamondback
16. Tiger Shark

 

Hey kids! Chrome Oxide's first digital recording turned out to be a winner, capturing the Insects one warm summer evening (06/05/04)at a backyard party in Tarzana, California! The cd features the Insects twangin' through 16 tracks (one's a medley) of their trademark psychotronic dueling guitar wizardry! Warning -since this IS a live recording, the fidelity is not exactly "Abbey Road' (actually,this was near 'Hatteras Avenue'!)...but nevertheless a very bitchin' show ! Rockin' beats! Psychedelic pedal effects! Snippets of drunken applause! Less mistakes than usual! Groovy cover art! This was a 'party favor' at the Insect's 20th anniversary show, and we offer the remaining copies to you at only $8.00 postpaid!! Comes in a thinline cd jewel case with actual hand-drawn Insect art by Dave himself!

$8 Domestic / $18 International, Postage Paid

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Longboard Fever DVD

These DVDs by our pal Rich Lehrer are found in surf shops across the country but also right here in our web reef! Featuring the music of many stellar bands, especially one 'Insect Surfers' !! Hey! He loves us! We love him! And his footage and musical selections are intelligent, riveting.and generally an all-around stoke!! What? only $22.00 bucks postpaid?? that's a steal!! and you ain't seen nothin till you see Girls Rip on the Insects' version of 'Baja'!!!

$22 Domestic / $32 International, Postage Paid

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Satellite Beach CD

1. Razorback
2. Mojave
3. Volcano Juice
4. Mr. Yunioshi
5. Zorba's Theme
6. Tethys
7. Tiger Shark
8. Polaris
9. Black Sea
10. Massachusetts
11. Bouzouki
12. Dorsal Fin
13. Diamondback
14. Outsider
15. Flamin' Eddie's Dragstrip
16. Horizon Riders
17. Psychotronic
18. Silver Coast

2004 Green Cookie Records GC007 (Greek Import)

Wow! Amazing! Green Cookie Records, from Greece (birthplace of democracy and bouzoukis) has issued a Best Of Insect Surfers CD! Included are selections from all three previous CDs, plus 3 rare cover tunes (MassachusettsMr. Yunioshi, and Zorba's Theme) previously available only on compilations! There's even Dorsal Fin, from their 1981 Washington DC-era release, Wavelength! But wait! That's not all! Also on the disc are 4 live videos (yes, it's a DVD too), from 1994 and 2004! With liner notes from Pollo Del Mar's own Ferenc (pronounced FARE-inss, if ya ever meet him) Dobronyi, who also did the layout for Insect Dave's graphics! We love that guy (Ferenc, that is), we love Green Cookie (thanxx Mike Papageorgiou!),and we love YOU out there for supporting us since Summer 1979!!!

$20 Postage Paid

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East/West Vinyl 10" EP

1. Tiger Shark
2. Third Stone
3. Razorback
4. Starfish Ranch (Live on KFJC, July 16, 1994)
5. 77 Gaza Strip
6. Bengazi
7. Jack the Ripper (Live on KFJC, July 16, 1994)

1994 Dionysus Records

We stole the title and logo from the classic Paul Butterfield Blues Band album East/West, which ends with a cool 11 minute raga-rock jam...well, uh, we end up with a couple of middle eastern sounding tumes and our 5 minute live version of the Link Wray classic "Jack the Ripper", hey, close enough for a tribute.....

$18 Postage Paid

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Insect Surfers Beach Towels

After all these years, finally, a fitting accessory for the most discerning of Insect Surfer fans!
That's right, we now have a limited supply of BEACH TOWELS, left over from our Kickstarter project!
These are full-size , 30" x 57", printed on a beautiful turquoise tie-dye burst pattern! To be honest , they were a little more expensive to print than we thought they'd be, but we didn't want no cheap-ass little 'sport towels' that were so prevalent on the internet! Watch your friends sob with jealously once you bust this out at the pool or beach or at that secret surfing spot in Bali!
You may never see these again!  Approved by Marble the surf kitty!

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