New York City-based surf instrumental band, The Supertones recently released their new album "Made In Japan." It was recorded live in the studio during the pandemic of 2020 and features a positive, lively sound that everyone needs right now. Their new twelve song album begins with the opening adrenaline shot of "Sayonara Siberian Railroad" and the wonderful melody of the more well-known surf instrumental "Geronimo," made famous by The Shadows. The Supertones quickly make their way through the short, swift hitting "Night Sky Star," while "Blue Star Dust" sounds like the perfect soundtrack for driving down a deserted road, just wondering where it ends up. The beautiful guitar strumming of "Hula Girl," gives off a more relaxing vibe, before finishing the album with the sonic jolt of energy in "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise," along with nostalgic vibe of "Subway." To find out more about The Supertones and their latest release "Made In Japan," please visit facebook.com/theSupertonesSurf.
Guitarist Paul Agar also recently released a new album "Across The Pacific" through his latest project, The South Pasifika Sound Project. This album combines two of his loves, steel guitar and the South Pacific region. While Paul handles most of the instrumentation, he does invite some native island artists to lend a hand on these eight new tracks. The album begins with the uplifting island sway of gliding "Across The Pacific," as Paul incorporates many different guitars to accomplish the perfect setting for the album. He continues with the laid back vibe of "Moso's Footprint," which flows perfectly into "Aitutaki," as the island rhythm and Paul's soft guitar work balance the song energy. You can feel the passion in his performance of "Sola," which pays homage to the women water drummers of the Banks Islands in northern Vanuatu. Paul Agar and The South Pasifika Sound Project wrap up the album with the layers sounds and island chant of "Anahulu," along with storied tone of "Tarawera," about the volcanic eruption of Mt. Tarawera. To find out more about The South Pasifika Sound Project and its latest release "Across The Pacific," please visit bandcamp.com/tag/the-south-pasifika-sound-project.