A history of Surplus 1980
Right before Halloween in 2015, Surplus 1980 and The Ex (Netherlands) joined together for a two-stop Northern/Southern California tour. Playing to a 12-tickets-shy-of-a-sellout at Bottom of the Hill was a great thrill, and hitting the stage of the world-famous Roxy in Los Angeles made for a great couple of days, not to mention sharing the stage with The Ex, whose energy and new songs kept the crowds electrified.
In August of 2016, Surplus 1980 gathered with almost every musician that ever played with the band, and recorded three pieces as a large ensemble. The genesis of the piece was an exclusive work that Moe! Staiano composed for a Surplus 1980 performance at the Oakland art gallery, Studio Grand. He reworked the piece to fit a large group, and gathered at Ex'Pression College in Emeryville to record.
In May 2015, "Arterial Ends Here" was released on 10" Tricolor Vinyl, CD, and download.