Hot on the heels of The Bamboo Trading Company’s From Kitty Hawk To Surf City physical (only) CD (Tuesday, December 3), the group has released the digital (only) “Shrewd Awakening” EP. The band — consisting of Gary Griffin (Beach Boys band, Brian Wilson band, Jan & Dean band, Surf City Allstars), Matt Jardine (Beach Boys band, Surf City Allstars), Philip Bardowell (Beach Boys band, Jan & Dean band, Surf City Allstars), Randell Kirsch (Beach Boys band, Jan & Dean band, Surf City Allstars), and Chris English & Miami Dan Yoe — have included four exclusive tracks.
This new release includes special guests Dean Torrence (Jan & Dean, Grammy Award Winner), James Best (Dukes Of Hazzard) and Alan Boyd (Beach Boys archivist & Grammy Award Winner). This behind-the scenes featurette on the film’s music is included with the “Shrewd Awakening” music video on the new “Return Of The Killer Shrews” DVD.
The digital EP tracks are:
“Shrewd Awakening”* [alternate version; featuring Dean Torrence]
“Shrew Island Bar & Grill” [featuring Gary Griffin & James Best]
“Tonga Hut”* [alternate version]
“Another Fine Mess” [previously unreleased instrumental]
*from the motion picture “Return Of The Killer Shrews”
The promotional music video for “Shrewd Awakening” also features guest appearances by actor Bruce Davison (“X-Men,” “Willard,” “Deadman’s Curve,” “Return Of The Killer Shrews”). The Bamboo Trading Company is mixed & engineered by Gary Griffin and mastered by Grammy Award Winner Mark Linett.
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