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.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.