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Licensed to Chill - October 13, 2014

Post-Surf has been included into several notable music licensing company catalogs. What does that mean? You might hear a song or two off the album on one of your favorite TV shows or... perhaps in the commercials breaks. Wait does anyone watch TV with commercials anymore?

Tim spends video budget on sailing trip. - July 31, 2014

Post-Surf's first single "Water" is now released worldwide. Lang chose to spend his music video budget for the song on sailng all of Central America instead. Sounds like a decision a vagabond at heart would make. Please watch the official video for his single assembled from footage shot on his 2 month adventure at sea. From the southern parts of Mexico, down through the Panama Canal, into the Caribbean Sea, and finishing up in the jungles of Guatemala. The song is about enjoying "the long way around"... come share the journey and find out what "Water" is all about.

Check out the video by clicking this link --> WATER OFFICIAL VIDEO

Post-Surf supports Recycling - July 10, 2014

Lang was thankful to have the opportunity to give his music and support to a community effort to establish a local recycling center in Todos Santos, Mexico. Please check it out for yourself and see if you'd like to support it as well! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2056462017/todos-santos-recycling-center-tienda-verde

Water helps out Palapa - July 1, 2014

Please help out the needed efforts of The Palapa Society Of Todos Santos, A.C. buy downloading an acoustic version of Lang's song "Water". Donations will benefit the Palapa Society as it works toward the development and administration of scholarship, educational, medical and environmental programs for the benefit of local children and their families. The song "Water" works toward keeping you in a Baja state of mind(:
https://usemusic.org/artists/75/songs/235

Post-Surf on iTunes! - April 17, 2014

Tim's new album Post-Surf is now available worldwide on iTunes. The Baja inspired salt on your skin music that will bring your summer sooner! A special iTunes (Extended Sessions Version) is available to download today for only $9.99. Look for the new video for the single "Water" coming soon. 

 

Paste the link below to get your copy of the sun-drenched new album...

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/post-surf-extended-session/id792270993

 

or just click the album title, Post-Surf.

 

Enjoy and best wishes from the bottom of the Baja!

Post-Surf Cover! - November 27, 2013

Lang is very honored and fortunate to have the amazing world renowned surf photographer Clark Little's work for the cover image of Post-Surf. Tim is a longtime fan of his art. Clark's "Orange Crush" was selected for the perfect Post-Surf vibe needed to finish off this project. Thank you Clark!

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Lang to be at the Los Cabos Open of Surf - June 13, 2013

The first time ever ASP event in Mexico will be held in San Jose del Cabo. Lang and band will be performing Sunday evening, June 23rd on the main stage. They'll probably show up salty and crusty... swell has been good don't ya' know!

More info can be found at http://loscabosopenofsurf.com/

P-S sessions to begin! - May 14, 2013

Post-Surf recording sessions start next week!

In less than a week, I will begin the recording of my new album. Thanks to the many who have helped me come up with the recording budget to actually make this thing happen. It's truly appreciated. If you are one of those people that tends to wait until the last minute to do anything (guilty!)... please, take time to visit www.timlang.net and pre-order the album or even throw a few bucks into the project via the donation button.

Post-Surf + you = Salt on your skin music and sheer Baja bliss!

Thank you kindly and I can't wait to deliver this album to you,

t

Pre-order Post Surf TUESDAY, APRIL 9th! - April 7, 2013

It's coming! The album that will sound like the best day at the beach you've ever had. Get ready for my new album POST-SURF. Before the pre-order campaign starts, visit www.timlang.net and get a free download of "Water"(Rise N Shine Mix) under the music tab. It features Baja percussionist Kurtis Parsons and Hawaii ukulele legend Curtis Kamiya. (I guess we only are using guys named Kurtis these days?) Get this version before the actual album version is released.

Don't forget on Tuesday, April 9th you can pre-order the album and get all sorts of cool swag and chances to win free merch! Also, you can create the wave... by pre-ordering you'll be part of the actual development of the album, get more unreleased tracks, and a few extras to be announced. Find out more on Tuesday!

Stars - February 6, 2013

Check out the new song "Stars" at the live shows this month. Lang has built this song from the Baja up.

Create the wave... - January 28, 2013

What? Check out a new way to immerse in Lang's new album... more news soon - so stay tuned!

Furry friends... - January 21, 2013

Tim will be headlining this year's "Furball" in Baja Sur. Held at the legendary Hotel California, this event raises funds for the local animal shelters and services. The communities donations go a long way in treating and caring for many of the strays found locally. It also provides a spay and neuter clinic annually. Remember kids... animals are our friends!

For more information, see the calendar section of the website.

BOLT UPRIGHT - December 18, 2012

Tim got the treat of playing with renowned Oregon band, Bolt Upright for several show dates in Baja Sur. From the little towns of Pescadero and Todos Santos to the barren landscapes of the East Cape, this hybrid band spread the blues. Baja blue!

Water out to flow... - October 20, 2012

Lang's new single is being quietly released on iTunes this week... "Water" is a taste of things to come. Check out the ukulele and djembe driven power pop! Stay tuned for Post-Surf... the surfabilly-ska-reggae album coming soon...

Congrats to Scott - the ambassador of cool!!! - April 24, 2012

I wanted to take a moment to congratulate my producer Scott Mathews for his #1 Billboard hit with his band Blush. You rock Scott and deserve more recognition for what you are! Thank you for giving me my album Okay Now and Summer Trees.

Check it out at... http://marinscope.com/articles/2012/02/22/all/arts_and_entertainment/doc4f4543f18964a683487504.txt

Lang added to the Baja Reggae Fest - March 29, 2012

Tim and his amazing band will be playing this years Baja Reggae Fest! For more info check out http://bajareggae2012.com. Look for him April 6th on the main stage.

Cabo Lang Radio - March 27, 2012

Tim will be interviewed on Todos Santos Today with Wendy Rains this Thursday evening. The show airs on Cabo San Lucas' premiere radio station - Cabomil.

Holding hands, shining on, get up etc... - March 17, 2012

Just a quick entry here to confirm that the songs "Up", "Hold Your Hand", and "Shine On" all will be making it on to the upcoming album Post-Surf.

If you've heard these songs live... or rather, if you've jumped, danced, and boogied to these songs live - you know what you're in store for!

How do you see "Water"? - January 9, 2012

Hola Everybody! Similar to what I did for the release of “Summer Trees” (see timlang.net/my_people.html) I am asking for once again your take on my next single. “Water” will be released soon off of the upcoming album Post-Surf. All you shutter bugs out there that have a cool photo or artists with a hidden masterpiece send me your take on all things aquatic. I will post them here on my site and give any chosen free Tbo swag. We’ll also vote a winner that will get some sort of supreme swag. Write me for details! tim@timlang.net

Into Blue - December 23, 2011

After testing "Into Blue" for several gigs in a row... "Into Blue" is officially part of the song list for Post-Surf. It is a surfabilly riot! Hear it soon?

Windy/Cloudy - November 10, 2011

Ever have a day you just wanna blow off and do nothing? Lang's song "Windy/Cloudy" will be making it on Post-Surf. Stay tuned!

WATER - January 26, 2011

Tim recently worked on "Water". A new acoustic post-surf song. Finally all you ukulele fans out there will get something for you.

Stay tuned! Lots of new coming soon...

Summer Trees is here! - April 15, 2010

Yes - FINALLY!
Thanks to everyones huge amount of support - "Summer Trees" - is now released worldwide! Available on iTunes, Amazon, and just about everywhere else. Stay tuned for the video premiere coming soon.

Want to make ST your communities summer song of 2010? Email tim@timlang.net for your street team assignment.

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"Come with me down among the summer trees..."

Summer Soon - February 10, 2010

Summer Trees is actually ahead of schedule thanks to the generous support of many! The video was shot recently in Baja, Mexico. Recording is finished but Tim still needs help with his budget in releasing the song. Please help him out by visiting the DONATE section of the site. Thank you all!!

OKAY NOW at TIKI TOWN - January 27, 2009

Mug Shot welcome to tiki town

One year ago, I took the journey from south of the border to beautiful San Francisco, California. I honestly had no idea of what to expect from this new adventure. I had sent a demo to Grammy-winner and talented producer Scott Mathews and was now at his front door. Looking at Tiki Town Studios from the outside I had one first thought; "Wow- this is a really pink building!" Something about the island groove and Scott's amazingly kind manner throughout our pre-production phone calls, told me all things were going to be golden as I headed through the Tiki Town gates.

organ transplant organ transplant at tiki town
Now, a lot can be said about the way people who've worked with big names in the industry treat an up-and-coming like me. Scott and his engineer Tom Luekens were gracious, genuine, and ready to help me from the beginning. Not for a moment did I feel like what I had to say wouldn't matter to them. Which was very lucky to feel, because boys and girls, I had a little stage fright. Van Morrison had left some of his gym equipment at Scott's, the walls were lined with Gold and Platinum records, and seeing all my legends 8x10 photos personally signed out to Scott... well it made my head spin for a second. Especially when I came across a picture of Johnny Cash. Seeing Mr. Cash's autograph made me think of one of my dreams. One of meeting him and maybe getting him to sign the guitar I've played since a little boy. Well, he was of course sadly gone now, but it snapped me into the moment and I realized this was for real. So, let's make some music...

scott's record collection scott's record collection
the one tim was tempted to swipe the man in black
As you may guess, there are about as many producing styles as there are gringos with fanny packs down here in Mazatlan on a cruise ship day (that's a lot!). Scott is a true pro though and always makes sure to get the rock AND roll out of you. We are very similar in our thought that it's more important to get the feeling of the song on tape, than that of some sort of "perfection". I dig that about him and his courage to let the song evolve and leave room for some happy accidents!

"no - it needs more Goulet" scott directing a hopeful opus
Recording was fast and furious and very often we were making it up as we go. Which was great for me, as that mirrors my normal life! Scott and Tom are very gifted musicians, and, as you OKAY NOW owners know, full of surprises. I loved when during the sessions for "Namely Me", Scott just went down to the basement and returned with several horns. He began mumbling something about Mo-Town and told Tom to hit the big red record button. Next thing I know that song came alive with the brass at the bridge! Of course, Tom is not to be bested that easily. After a steady diet of Saturday Night Live You Tube clips, he was ready to shout some serious 'Oh Yeahs' on "Siren Song". What I get a kick out of watching, is Tom the engineer up to his elbows in studio wiring, half re-building the studio, and then pulling out his viola or cello or some other string thing and transforming himself into this concert hall soloist.

bringing the orchestra bringing in the orchestra
Tom adds a touch of class... tom adds a touch of class
"Last Day" had an amazing groove driving the control room monitors. I would ask the guys to please play it at the end of the day just so I could sleep with it in my head. BUT, when Scott sat at the big old piano one day and added the ivory laced hook.. forget it, I about died from sheer giddiness.

Scott on the keys scott on the keys
Now, many of you know that Scott and Huey Lewis are amigos. I tried desperately to get Mr. Lewis to play the harp on a song or two of mine. Not for any sort of name drop, but rather to come a bit full circle. I remember playing "Stuck With You" as my first live performance at the age of 8 (sorry if that makes you feel at all old Huey). I've always loved The News! Due to scheduling conflicts, it of course didn't happen. As you have heard Scott nailed the part on "Siren Song" anyways (that guy makes me sick with all the instruments he plays), and now I just have yet another reason to do another album. Ha!

things go bad about here...things go bad right about here...
I had lost a friend before the sessions began that year. Really, it wasn't only me, but, I was feeling the big hole she left in everyones lives. I had written this song called, "Beautiful in the Rain" and I really hoped it would turn into something worthy of her memory. As the days went on in the studio and the song began to find it's way, I started to feel like it just might. I loved the peace that would come over people when they heard just the first minute or two. Maybe, just a little bit of the sense that life is a gift. Much like she lived. The proudest moment of the recording for me, was when my Dad and Mom were invited to the mixing session of that song. After we heard the final playback I saw my Dad speechless and maybe even a little teary eyed. My Mom was for sure. To write something that meant that much to people who've given you so much.. well, it just felt like the perfect day.

studio days sit back and listen
At the closing minutes of my time at Tiki Town, I realized that I didn't want to go home. Which for everyone that knows me was a shock (I am usually ready to high tail it back to the breaks of Mexico). I felt like I was only at the beginning of creating amazing music, I felt that the charm of Scott's studio and the magic of Northern California were just sinking in, and mostly I realized that I didn't consider Scott and Tom as just my producer/engineer team but as friends. Saying goodbye to this place was saying goodbye to two cool new mates for sometime.
dream team? dream team?
So, here we are. OKAY NOW has made it's way all around the world, to all sorts of amazing people. Yet, it started because somebody took a chance on a demo from a minor vagrant, so-so surfer, song writing singer and well-known partially recovered Eddie Cochran addict.

What more can I say but THANK YOU! Thank you for spending your hard earned money on OKAY NOW, thank you for telling your friends about it, thank you Scott for the spark, Tom for the fuel, and all of you for ignition!!

tl

PS- There of course is as they say "the rest of the story". Such as why the term 'Goulet' will always make me shiver. What does cheese really mean? If you touch the hem of Elvis' shirt does it make you sing better... you tell me.

the king's cloth the king's cloth
making deals - making records making deals - making records
looking for direction play guitar
Tom on the controls tom at the controls
he's got the cheese he's got the cheese

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