Blue Wave Theory joins forces with the ccMixter international music community for the new “Sing Along With Blue Wave Theory” album. For this ccMixter-sponsored release, talented artists from around the world created some amazing remixes with the music of Blue Wave Theory. The boundaries of Blue Wave Theory’s instrumental surf rock became widely expanded to include multiple genres such as reggae, progressive rock, lounge, rockabilly, electropop, funk, and electronic dance music. Many of the recordings feature vocals, a first for Blue Wave Theory. Twenty of the resulting remix productions are included on the new release “Sing Along With Blue Wave Theory”.
“Beachcombing” is a 15-song collection of live performances and previously unreleased studio recordings. Included in this release are unique Blue Wave Theory instrumental interpretations of classic hits including “Time is on My Side”, “What a Wonderful World”, and the seasonal favorite "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)". In addition this compilation contains Blue Wave Theory versions of two vintage instrumental rock classics: Neal Hefti’s “Batman Theme”, and Link Wray’s “Rumble". Rounding out the album are some new Blue Wave Theory originals including "Listening To Shells", "Haile Selassie Hits The Beach", and "Moonburn".
Named after 2012's horrific east coast hurricane, Blue Wave Theory's new release coalesces these inspirations into the creation of a powerful aural landscape rooted in instrumental surf music, and spiced with occasional echoes of reggae, rockabilly, fusion, and psychedelia. Inspiration often occurs in unexpected and seemingly disparate ways. For its sophomore album, Blue Wave Theory draws influence from a wide variety of sources including Superstorm Sandy, Holstein cows, black and white TV, the theremin, Hawaiian volcanoes, a restaurant in Puerto Rico, woodchuck hunting, Rhode Island getaways, driving the highways of upstate New York, playing Frisbee at the Jersey Shore, The Endless Summer, and Saab automobiles. Close your eyes and enjoy the journey as Blue Wave Theory takes you on a musical road trip through America.
The debut album by Blue Wave Theory starts off in a decidedly retro-esque Dick Dale / Pulp Fiction vein with "Gumby Goes Green" and then immediately takes a left turn with the more progressive "Huckster", featuring a lengthy drum solo workout, and a surreal space jam. Other tracks, like the psychedelic "Mermaid in Japan", venture into Mermen territory by way of Pink Floyd - you can almost get stoned just by listening, and you can almost hear the guitar pick disintegrating. The moody riff of "Labyrinth" is reminiscent of early King Crimson's more mathematical moments, adding the pomp and big chord drama of progressive metal during the transitions. The album ends by returning to a more traditional surf sound with "Skyhawk Beach" and the punk-inspired "Road Hazard".