Deep Fantasy

by S U R F I N G

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lemon tapes
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lemon tapes went on a holiday to brisbane a couple weeks ago and this was the "soundtrack" the whole time something oddly satisfying about listening to an album about holidays while your on holidays. I jumped with joy when i somehow managed to get the vinyl so yeh thanks surfing for putting out such an awesome album and thanks goerge and the 100% electronica team for pressing it. Favorite track: Moonlight.
Thomas Saulnier
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Thomas Saulnier Catch a W A V E Favorite track: Sky High.
Derek Power
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Derek Power Imagine a time when you could go out to sea in a summer haze with an open bar and young love blossoming as sunset gave way to a moonlit evening. Favorite track: Moonlight.
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  • Digital Album
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  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    SURFING, George Clanton, Satin Sheets, ESPRIT and Negative Gemini are going on TOUR! This commemorative shirt will be available leading up to the tour, and during the tour, after which it will be permanently discontinued!
    Back art is by Keith Rankin!
    Printed on Bella-Canvas 3001 yellow blanks. These shirts have a slightly skinnier cut than our usual Logo shirts. George Clanton is wearing an XL in this photo.
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  • Tour Edition Vinyl (Opaque Red)
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    In anticipation of SURFING's upcoming USA tour we are reissuing "Deep Fantasy" in limited quantity. 200 copies are available online now, and 100 copies will be available at the tour dates. The 2019 edition is pressed with new master plates compared to the previous 2 editions, and comes in Red vinyl. Orders will start shipping on Jan 10th, this Thursday!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Deep Fantasy via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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"...In 2012 the Australian duo—credited on LP sleeves as the rather fanciful Penny Van Hazelberg and Leroy Honeycomb, today answering as simply Penny and Lee—released their debut album Deep Fantasy. Its 10 tracks of sun-warped yacht rock and ’80s boogie came on like a fever dream of idyllic summers past, and was met with a modestly positive reaction, selling out a couple of runs of 75 copies on Penny’s own cassette label, Airlines. Then, not much happened—until about 18 months ago. “The Facebook page likes, the view counts, suddenly started going up and up and up,” says Lee, over Skype from their native Melbourne. “But we sort of still don’t know why,” he puzzles. “We don’t know what triggered it.”

Today, Deep Fantasy sits among Bandcamp’s top sellers; original cassette copies of the album sell on Discogs in the region of $400, and a recent vinyl pressing on the New York label 100% Electronica sold out in the blink of an eye. All this must be a strange turn of affairs for Lee and Penny, who have played just a handful of gigs as S U R F I N G, and by reflex, remain modest about their prospects. “When George [Clanton, 100% Electronica founder] said he was going to press 400, we thought ‘He’s going to be holding onto those for a while,’” confesses Penny. “We were sort of concerned about that.” Lee agrees: “We didn’t want to leave him in the lurch or anything.” They needn’t have worried: the entire run sold out in just six hours.

Their humility is such that perhaps it’s Clanton who remains best placed to advocate for Deep Fantasy. In addition to running 100% Electronica, Clanton also records as Mirror Kisses and ESPRIT, and is one of the leading lights of vaporwave, a largely internet-based genre dealing in hazy, hypnogogic textures and a wistful, sometimes curdled nostalgia. Clanton says that in this scene, Deep Fantasy has attained legendary status. “In 2012, the vaporwave genre was still relatively new. Anything that seemed vapey was studied closely by all the would-be vaporwave producers of 2016. From inside this community, Deep Fantasy is seen as a kind of outlier, with its original vocals and traditional song structure.” Which, he thinks, works in its favor. “I liked that S U R F I N G seemed to use more real instruments and the songs were catchier,” he says. “The thing I like most about it is that the melodies are first class.”

S U R F I N G, says Leroy, began as a side project while the pair were playing in another band. “The creative direction [in that band] was just a little bit different than what we wanted to do,” says Leroy. “Just a matter of taste I guess.” Then, one day Penny sent him an idea he’d worked up in his spare time. “It was just like, do you want to try to do something with this?” And just like that, S U R F I N G was born..."
-Louis Pattison, Bandcamp Daily (daily.bandcamp.com/2016/09/13/surfing-deep-fantasy-interview/)

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released June 17, 2016

Music by Penny Van Hazelberg & Leroy Honeycomb

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S U R F I N G Melbourne, Australia

S U R F I N G was born in Melbourne in 2011 out of the desire for creative freedom.
Coming together from contrasting musical paths Penny Van Hazelberg and Leroy Honeycomb draw on these differences to create art that represents them both as individuals and an entity. ... more

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