We recently stopped in to Lost Ark Studio to record one of our newer unreleased songs, A Proper Quarrel. We were approached by Lost Ark Studio to record a track to be included on one of their upcoming studio compilations. The session was blast and we had the opportunity to record in a ridiculously nice studio with a great engineer in Mike Butler. We will be making this track available soon so stay tuned. Here are some photos from the session taken by the very talented photographer, Rebecca Joelson.
The Secret Samurai will be playing the 2012 San Diego City Beat Tiki Beat Party.
Art show by Tiki Oasis
Fashion Careers 2012 Runway Fashion Show
Burlesque Show by Caburlesque Kittens
Friday, May 11th
6:30pm - 10:30pm
$10 admission at the door
2223 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA
The Khazar, off of our album, Zanshin, is featured in the recent surf compilation from Double Crown Records. Brave New Surf is a collection of the best of modern instrumental surf music from around the world. The newest sounds of surf music are more vibrant, more diverse, more charged with energy and excitement than ever. These are the new surf classics — this is BRAVE NEW SURF! (CD's will start shipping on November 29th).
El Supernaut: Wonderman from Initiö
Los Twang! Marvels: Sea of Glory
El Ray: Cherry Cheeks
The Coffin Daggers: Borgo Pass
The TomorrowMen: Momentium
The Phantom Four: El Palmero
Atomic Mosquitos: Mosquito Royale
Los Kahunas: 7 Mares
The Bambi Molesters: As the Dark Wave Swells
The Barbwires: La Caja del Muerto
Frankie & the Pool Boys: Ewa on the Beach
The Thunderchiefs: Estratosfera
The Secret Samurai: The Khazar
The Madeira: Witch Doctor
The Eliminators: Walking Tall
Surfer Joe: North Swell
The Deadbeats: Karabasan
Daikaiju: Laser Runner
The Anacondas: Floating Home
For the second year in a row, The Secret Samurai will be performing at the San Diego Music Thing Music Conference and Festival. The San Diego Music Thing (formerly North Park Music Thing) is an annual 2-day music conference that takes place Friday and Saturday, September 9th and 10th, at the historic Lafayette Hotel in North Park - one of San Diego's thriving arts communities.
Registrants have the opportunity to improve their knowledge of the music business through interactive and roundtable sessions with nationally-known panelists and featured speakers who represent the best and most innovative aspects of the music business. Day time activities including a trade show, happy hour parties, listening stations and pop up live performances as well as a chance to meet and mingle with top industry professionals and artists. The stay and enjoy the evening Music Fest, with over 150 local, regional and national bands performing at 14 venues around San Diego.
The Secret Samurai will be performing Saturday, September 10th at 9pm at:
Tin Can Ale House
1863 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA
The Secret Samurai's sophomore CD is available now!! This release contains 10 original compositions which evoke gypsy noir shadow raids and mystical meditations on Turkish time travel. Morroicone-inspired solar apexed gunfight staredown hymns cross-pollinate with Kuraswawa battle drone. Czarist soundscape entanglements morph into snake charm surf rock silhouettes.
The CD was recorded, mixed, and produced by Dave Klein (Agent Orange, The Ghastly Ones, The Bomboras) at Multisonic Studios. Dave also contributed additional percussion and keyboards to many of the tracks. Mastering was done by Paul Abbot of Zen Mastering and layout/design was done by Kenneth Wessel.
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