SONG IS INSPIRED BY HER SUPERSONIC BLUE DAISY ROCK GUITAR
SurfTone pens love letter to her Daisy Rock guitar and airs a new music video presenting the band’s recently added GoGo dancer Seana Steele.
Portland, OR, May 8, 2012 – Susan SurfTone officially debuts her new music video for “Rock Candy,” inspired by her beloved new Daisy Rock Guitar of the same name. The video, shot and directed in Portland, Oregon by Mike Lastra (Northwest Passage, The Epoxies, Earth, Smegma) featuring the band’s talented new GoGo dancer Seana Steele. Fans can follow news about the video on Twitter by searching for #SurfToneRockCandy. AfterEllen.com will debut the video in Mia Jones’ New Music Tuesday column, followed by the video posting on Daisy Rock, Susan SurfTone site and elsewhere online.
SurfTone penned the new track, “Rock Candy,” days after getting home from her West Coast tour earlier this year where she also stopped by to visit Daisy Rock founder Tish Ciravolo at their headquarters in Southern California, resulting in her sponsorship deal. The new track will ultimately be featured on the next SurfTone album slated for early 2013 release. Video credits include Susan SurfTone on guitar, Dan Ferguson on bass, Avory Gray on organ, Michele (Cookie) Heile on Theremin, Doug Powers on drums. Introducing Seana Steele as the dancer. The video was shot and directed by Mike Lastra at Audio Cinema in Portland. The track was recorded at Rex Recording, also in Portland, with audio engineer Brent Rogers.
Plans for a fall tour are under way, and Acme Records is working on a Pacific North West Surf instrumental compilation called, PDX A Go-Go: Making Waves Up North. It will feature two songs by Susan SurfTone.
“Susan, indeed, is one of the late masters of old-style, pre-psychedelic surf guitar…” writes SF Weekly. Record Collector opines “She really rips on guitar. She’s gotta be the Queen of the Surf Guitar.” Portland Monthly adds “Susan SurfTone demonstrates enviable chops and a keen understanding of instrumental elegance on her album Shore.”
SurfTone began playing guitar when she was nine years old and once her guitar teacher turned her onto The Ventures “there was no turning back.” SurfTone has approximately ten releases out on various labels internationally and is featured on numerous compilations. Shore is her first solo album. Visit Susan SurfTone online at susansurftone.com on Twitter @SusanSurfTone and on Facebook.