The Islanders - King Of The Surf / When I'm With You (500 copies)

The Islanders - King Of The Surf / When I'm With You (500 copies)

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This hauntingly dreamy, mid-60’s garage surf 45 recently came to our attention and made a tremendous impact immediately. It’s uniquely slow twist on the surf sound puts it in a category of its own. Hailing from San Benito, a small town at the very Southern tip of Texas, the Islanders were a high school outfit and released “King of the Surf” in 1965 on their own Islander Records (a 1-time run of 500 copies). Until now, its magic has been extremely overlooked and under-exposed. Thanks to the help of digger-extraordinaire and long-time Breakaway comrade, Jason Chronis, the band was found and the master recordings were unearthed! As soon as they heard it, compilation and reissue gurus, The Numero Group, were quick to license the recordings. When they discovered how hungry we were to make folks aware of this amazing 2-sider, they were kind enough to grant us permission to release this boutique 45 reissue. This 45 is a must-have for fans of the Ventures, Duane Eddy, Lee Hazelwood and all things reverb-heavy! Limited run of 500 copies.

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