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Exclusive Song Premiere: Los Straitjackets — "It’s Monster Surfing Time"

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "It’s Monster Surfing Time," a new song by Los Straitjackets, aka "America's Instrumentalists."

The track is from Yep Roc Records' upcoming Halloween-themed album, Mondo Zombie Boogaloo, which will be released October 1.

The album features songs by Los Straitjackets, the Fleshtones and Southern Culture On The Skids. It includes originals and standards from each band, including “¡Ghostbusters!,” “Goo Goo Muck,” “Haunted Hipster” — and a collaboration by the three bands on “Que Monstruos Son” (“The Monster Mash” en Español). You can check out the full track listing below.

Mondo Zombie Boogaloo will be available on CD, digitally and as a double LP on colored vinyl. Its cover features artwork by Steve Blickenstaff, who is known for his work on the Cramps' 1984 album, Bad Music for Bad People.

Presale orders for a limited number of tour bundles (including T-shirts, posters, albums and concert tickets) are available at mondozombieboogaloo.com. Yes, we mentioned a tour! Check out all the current dates below!

For more about the band, visit their official website and Facebook page.

Mondo Zombie Boogaloo Track Listing

  • 01. It’s Monster Surfing Time – Los Straitjackets
  • 02. Ghoulman Confidential – The Fleshtones
  • 03. Goo Goo Muck – Southern Culture on the Skids
  • 04. Que Monstruos Son – Los Straitjakets featuring The Fleshtones & Southern Culture on the Skids
  • 05. Haunted Hipster – The FLeshtones
  • 06. The Loneliest Ghost In Town – Southern Culture on the Skids
  • 07. Theme From Young Frankenstein – Los Straitjackets
  • 08. (Sock It To Me Baby) In The House Of Shock – The Fleshtones
  • 09. Theme From Halloween – Los Straitjackets
  • 10. Tingler Blues – Southern Culture on the Skids
  • 11. Ghoul On A Hill – Los Straitjackets
  • 12. La Marcha De Los Cabarones – Southern Culture on the Skids
  • 13. Ghostbusters – Los Straitjackets
  • 14. Dracula A GoGo – The Fleshtones
  • 15. Demon Death – Southern Culture on the Skids

Mondo Zombie Boogaloo Tour Dates:

10.17* - Fitzgerald's - Berwyn IL
10.18* - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
10.19* - Southgate House - Newport, KY
10.20* - Woodlands Tavern - Columbus, OH
10.22 - Altar - Pittsburgh, PA
10.23 - Traff Music Hall - Buffalo, NY
10.24 - The Haunt - Ithaca, NY
10.25 - The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA
10.26 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
10.27 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
10.29 - U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC
10.30 - Jefferson Theater - Charlottesville, VA
10.31 - Cat’s Cradle - Carrboro, NC
11.01 - Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC
11.02 - Hell @ Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
*These first four shows feature Los Straitjackets and The Fleshtones. Southern Culture On The Skids will join the tour beginning 10/22 for the remaining dates.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.