Press Kit

PDX A Go-Go press contact:
susansurftone@gmail.com

 

Press

"...A great way to experience some of the bands from (Portland) is a compilation called PDX A Go-Go: Making Waves Up North, a ten song live collection recorded during the summer of 2012.
The featured bands are WaveSauce, The Surf Weasels, Shade 13, The Outer Space Heaters, and Susan Surftone.
Not only are all of these bands firing on all cylinders as live acts but this comp also perfectly showcases how surf rock has its various styles within the genre.
Here you can find some spooktacular and eerie elements that lean towards a Munsters vibe, as showcased on WaveSauce's "Phantom Strut," the laid back sci-fi B-movie soundtrack Theremin instro that is Susan Surftone's "Rock Candy" and the Gringo twang Spaghetti Western blast of Shade 13's "Tucu's Law."
From start to finish the album is a shaker of dynamite!
- Forces of Geek by Robert Jaz

"Portland gets a lot of jibs and jibes these days for all the this and that the town has to offer, but you rarely hear folks celebrate what the place really knows how to deliver: instrumental surf rock! Well fret no more, as this compilation cures that ill. In its digital groove you can ride the tides with Susan SurfTone, who brings the aquatic party to life, Wave Sauce, who explore surf's spooky undercurrents, The Outer Space Heaters, who challenge Dick Dale's guitar prowess, the Surf Weasels, who get so traditional they seem to have recorded their drums in 1963, and Shade 13, who mercilessly bring the power of the tsunami down on you. This is one super surf comp that's not all wet!"
- Roctober Magazine Reviews, February 6, 2013

"If you dig Dick Dale and surf music you will enjoy what Portland, Oregon has to offer.. Wave Sauce, The Surf Weasels, Shade 13, The Outter Space Heaters and the fantastic Susan Surftone... All ten tracks are great."
- Punk Globe - review by Ginger Coyote

"While the main influences here are psychedelia and surf music, it certainly doesn’t end there. Some of the songs are punky. Others have progressive rock leanings. The one thing that holds true throughout, though is that it’s all entertaining. I like this disc a lot."
- Music Street Journal - review by G.W. Hill

"Portland Rock Trivia - Twelve absolutely random things you didn't know about the Portland music scene." - Willamette Week

PDX A Go-Go on HellHound Music

"The references on PDX a GoGo are both obvious and subtle. There is a lot of variety among the five bands in approach and presentation, with roots spreading across a wide swath of surf space and time. But each band displays its own individual variation on the style...This is the perfect album for a summertime get-together or impromptu beach party—nothing more to ponder than the next gnarly wave. Cowabunga, dude."
- PDX A G0-Go on buko.net; The Good, The Bad, The Ugly by SP Clarke

Photos for Download:

PDX A Go-Go Cover:  
PDX A Go-Go CD cover
PDX A Go-Go front Lo Res
PDX A Go-Go front 300 dpi
CD cover design: Avory Gray
PDX A Go-Go CD Back Cover
PDX A Go-Go back Lo Res
PDX A Go-Go back 300 dpi

Susan SurfTone Band Photos:  

SST Band #1 Lo Res
SST Band #1 300 dpi
Photo credit: Jeff Wong
L to R: Paul Barrall, Avory Gray, Seana Steele,
Susan SurfTone, Dan Ferguson

SST Band #2 Lo Res
SST Band #2 300 dpi
Photo credit: Jeff Wong
L to R: Paul Barrall, Avory Gray, Susan SurfTone,
Seana Steele, Dan Ferguson

SST Band #3 Lo Res
SST Band #3 300 dpi
Photo credit: Jeff Wong
L to R: Paul Barrall, Avory Gray, Dan Ferguson,
Susan SurfTone, Seana Steele
 

Seana Steele Photos:  

Seana Steele #1 Lo Res
Seana Steele #1 300 dpi

Seana Steele #2 Lo Res
Seana Steele #2 300 dpi

Seana Steele #3 Lo Res
Seana Steele #3 300 dpi
Photo credit: Jeff Wong
 

WaveSauce photo  
WaveSauce photo
WS Lo Res
WS 300 dpi
Photo credit: Megan Boutwell
L to R: Doug Powers, Pete Vercellotti,
Michele Heile, Joel Boutwell
WaveSauce logo
WS Logo Lo Res
WS Logo 300 dpi
Logo design: Michele Heile