On the heels of their just announced collaboration with labelmate Nick Lowe for his forthcoming Love Starvation/Trombone EP, America’s favorite masked surf rock group Los Straitjackets take their talents to TV Land on Channel Surfing, out June 21, on Yep Roc Records.
Adding their high-energy rock and roll instrumental prowess to some of television’s most memorable theme songs, the four-song EP includes renditions of Game of Thrones, The Andy Griffith Show, Ken Burns’ The Civil War, and a medley of Dancing With The Stars and Sex and the City. Channel Surfing is now available for pre-order here.
Beginning April 3, the band will embark on a 15-city U.S. tour backing Nick Lowe, as well as a West Coast run of dates later in the month. A full list of dates is below.
The touring line-up for the band — Eddie Angel (guitar); Greg Townson (guitar); Pete Curry (bass); and Chris Sprague (drums, percussion) — continues to don their easily recognizable attire of lucha libre masks. Over their 20-year career, the group has released 16 studio albums, two live albums, and toured the world with El Vez, Dave Alvin, The Reverend Horton Heat, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Big Sandy, and Nick Lowe.
CHANNEL SURFING Tracklisting:
1. Game of Thrones
2. Medley: Dancing with the Stars / Sex and the City
3. The Fishin’ Hole (Theme from The Andy Griffith Show)
4. Ashokan Farewell (Theme from Ken Burns’ The Civil War)
LOS STRAITJACKETS ON TOUR
April 3 – The Variety – Atlanta, GA*
April 5 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC*
April 6 – Haw River Ballroom – Haw River, NC*
April 7 – The Hamilton – Washington, DC*
April 9 – Ardmore Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA*
April 10 — The Hangar — Troy, NY
April 11 – The Wilbur – Boston, MA*
April 12 – Tarrytown Music Hall – Tarrytown, NY*
April 13 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY*
April 14 – Infinity Music Hall – Hartford, CT*
April 23 – Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ
April 24 – 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ
April 25 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
April 26 – Original Mike’s – Santa Ana, CA
April 27 – Joe’s – Burbank, CA
*w/ Nick Lowe