i put some surf christmas holiday music in our local radio station library today, so we'll be rockin' with LSJ, the ventures, frankie lee sprague and the blue hawaiians.
14 days ago
as much as I like xmas surf music, I have to wait till after thanksgiving to listen to it, otherwise I burn out to early.
12 days ago
New Mac user here!
8 days ago
Well darn, I wrote Gerry McGee on facebook, never heard back from him. Oh well, I knew it was a long shot.
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6 days ago
yeah jeff, our station isn't starting christmas music until the 12th and only twice an hour from many different artists.
3 days ago
Retirement is great! Happy Thanksgiving to all you wonderful turkeys out there! Love Linda xo
2 days ago
line up for winter surf fest announced, http://surfg...
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Yes, thanks for reminding us about Tanks Kicking Paul.
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Reverberati - Combat Surf CD (Double Crown Records)
Reverberati were an Italian surf/instro band that lasted just a short period of time, but created a bit of buzz. This amazing 10 song CD, with one untitled bonus track, saw limited release a few years ago as a CD-R. Sadly, it didn't get wider distribution at the time, but we're here to fix that situation. The four-piece combo really ripped it up in the studio, laying down a steller set of recordings featuring the talents of Lorenzo "Surfer Joe" Valdambrini on drums. But let's not forget the crunchy, reverby twin guitar attack of Fufu or Claude, or the low, driving bass of Falo. Great performances and songwriting abound. Of course, coming from Italy, you know there's gotta be a spaghetti western influence as well, most notably shown with the tune "Zako". Cover art comes from the always amazing Fred Lammers.
Tracks: Combat Surf - Re-Verse - 77 - Rotowash - Zako - Reverbero Twist - Roadster - Fishbone - Los Gatos - The Grand Duel - Untitled
Reverberati - Combat Surf CD - DCCD59 - $12.75 Click To Order From Double Crown Records
The Shockwave! - Contact From Space CD (Double Crown)
It's the 2nd full-length CD by The Shockwave!, a Finland based 4-piece that has recorded an (inter)stellar set of instrumental rock n' roll tunes, with a couple of covers that will appeal to fans of pop music from the 80's (Cyndi Lauper & A-ha). Their debut was released by Gas/Goofin' Records, and won the band a legion of fans all over the globe. This release takes their sound even further, embracing modern and traditional surf, as well as the beloved Rautalanka sound of their home country. The cover artwork for this digipak was created by the incomparable Fred Lammers.
Pre-Order Now: Official Release Date is November 8th. CDs will begin shipping to Double Crown Music Club members right away.
Tracks: Golden Gambler - Gasping Runner - Contact! - After Stormy Weather - She Bop - Space Glider - Shock A Go Go - Penetration From Space - 5th Floor - Suon Kulkija - Flow Waves - Take On Me - Nightwalker
The Shockwave! - Contact From Space CD - DCCD58 - $12.75 Pre-Order From Double Crown Records
Boss Fink - Finksville 7" EP (Double Crown)
Boss Fink is a fuzz and reverb-fueled hot-rod surf combo based in Southern California, featuring members of The Ghastly Ones, The Huntington Cads and Thee Cormans. FINKSVILLE is their debut release, containing 4 classic originals that will surely be the soundtrack of your summer. Limited edition of 500 copies, with cover art by Von Franco. Release date: July 29th, 2014
Visit the Boss Fink page on Facebook for more info about the band, and dates for all of their upcoming shows: https://www.facebook.com/BossFink
Tracks: Snakebite - Boss Angeles - Night Of The Living Finks - Fuzztang
The Continental Magazine - Issue #22 w/CD - OUT NOW!!!
Issue #22 is finally here, featuring our very first full-color cover! It includes part 2 of a huge feature interview with The Atlantics (conducted by Ivan Pongracic) covering the later years of this famed Australian surf and rock n' roll combo. If you missed it, part 1 which dealt with their early years was in issue #21. The magazine also has an in-depth interview with surf rock drummer extraordinaire Dusty Watson, well known for his work with Slacktone, Dick Dale, Agent Orange, The Sonics, Frankie & The Pool Boys, and many other great bands. This issue is also jam packed with tons of music and DVD reviews, including more vinyl reviews than ever before. You also get a free CD filled with lots of great surf, instro and garage rock tunes. 40 pages in all, with a full color glossy cover.
TRACKS: (The TomorrowMen) The Man Who Couldn't Tell Time - (The Trabants) Coast of Capri - (Martin Cilia) Koko Head - (Jason Lee & The R.I.P. Tides) Snake Eyes - (The Stingrays) Panic Beach - (Audios Amigos) El Avispon - (Die Kosmonauten) Life Is Too Short - (The Derangers) Rio Sangre - (Beware The Dangers Of A Ghost Scorpion) Satan's Invisible World...Revealed! - (The Surf Zombies) Candyass - (Les Agamemnonz) Simon Beat - (Secret Samurai) A Proper Quarrel - (The Razorblades) Are You Ready For A Rock 'n' Roll Weekend? - (9th Wave) Victory At Sunset - (The Torments) The Creamer - (The Grande Bois) Meltdown - (The Spytones) Surfing Salzburg - (Los #3 Dinners) SA Woman - (The Delusionaires) The Scrump
The Continental Magazine - Issue #22 w/CD - $6.95 (Click To Order From Double Crown Records)
The Continental Magazine - Three Issue Subscription Starting With Issue #22 (Click To Order From Double Crown Records)
We are getting copies out to bands and subscribers as quickly as possible - a box went out today, and we will continue sending them out through next week.
It's the 10th anniversary of the famed surf/instro rock combo The Madeira, and to celebrate they're releasing their first ever live CD! Recorded at the Melody Inn in Indianapolis last December over two nights, the band delivered an amazing set packed with long-time fan favorites, some choice cover tunes and even a few brand new songs from their upcoming full-length studio release! It was recorded and mixed by Tommy Schichtel of The Concussions, and features amazing, moody cover art by the incomparable Steve Blickenstaff!
Tracks: Introduction - Tribal Fury - Everybody Up - Surf Fidelis - Cities Of Gold - Witch Doctor - Jungle Drums - Burning Mirage - Macarena - Caravela - Farthest Shore - Night Rider - Mar Vista - The Saracen - Tangaroa - Wreak Havoc! - Undercurrents - Ricochet - Sandstorm! - Intruder
(PRE-ORDER) The Madeira - Sonic Cataclysm: Live CD - DCCD54 - $12.75
Click To Pre-Order From Double Crown Records
CDs will start shipping on June 14th. That evening you can also buy the CD from the band at their CD Release Show at the Melody Inn in Indianapolis, IN. Also appearing on the bill are The Volcanos and The Mystery Men.
You can also sign up for the Double Crown Music Club - members will receive a free limited-edition Madeira poster with the CD!
Get the scoop on the band and their upcoming CD at www.themadeira.net or their Facebook page.
Double Crown continues to deliver the "Surfin' Sounds Of Summer" with the brand new CD by The Mobsmen from Norway - "Fraternitas Aurum Factorem" - Get it now!
The massive and thundering sound of The Mobsmen, Norway's premier surf and instro rock n' roll combo, has once again been recorded to tape for your listening pleasure. All the songs have the characteristic feel of the band´s well-known, majestically sleek guitar style and loud pounding rhythm sound. This record includes all of your new favourite hits, presented in their original versions in glorious mono quality. It's the new album from The Mobsmen: FRATERNITAS AURUM FACTOREM - available now from Double Crown and other record shops in the compact disc format, as well as your favorite digital download sites.
Tracks: Boom - Barbershop Accident - Pow Wow - Gold Factory - Roman Centurion - Le Mans - Wavys Revenge - Lacanau - Smau Sound - The Lurker - Lazurite - Bubbles - Mediterranean Blitz
The CD is just $12.75, and if you place an order of $20 or more through the Double Crown site you can take 20% off with coupon code: JULY20
Note: Double Crown Music Club member CDs will ship this week. If you're not a member, join now - just $39.00 for 4 CDs!
V/A - Surf Nut! Surfites & Thunderchiefs 7" EP (Double Crown / Wormtone)
We're incredibly stoked to have released a fabulous new 7" EP featuring The Surfites and The Thunderchiefs, containing two brand new songs from each band! It's a joint effort with Double Crown and Wormtone Records, and will definitely be one of the most talked about (and listened to) releases of the summer! The amazing sleeve art, shown above, was done by famed artist (and Thunderchiefs guitarist) Mike Guerrero.
On one side you get Swedish faves The Surfites with "This Time Tomorrow" and "Hot Dog On A Stick". Flip it over and you get two more boss tunes from Austin, TX surf combo The Thunderchiefs - "Kook Patrol" and "Tomsco Twist".
While the music and amazing artwork is best enjoyed in the 7" vinyl format, we do understand that many of you don't have turntables. For you, we have the digital version of the EP, which can be downloaded at: iTunes ~ CD Baby ~ Emusic
Tracks: The Surfites: This Time Tomorrow - Hot Dog On A Stick / The Thunderchiefs: Kook Patrol - Tomsco Twist
If you follow Double Crown on Facebook you probably already saw this, but we're really stoked to announce the release of "7+ Inches Of Love" by The Apemen. It's a reissue of their popular 2000 release that quickly went out of print. We've added 3 extra live tracks as well as "24 Hours From Tulsa", which featured on the That's New Pussycat compilation CD in Italy (which explains the "+" in the CD title).
The physical CD release will be followed by digital release for the first time. The whole CD has been remastered for the best sound quality possible for these tracks.
Tracks: Bajjad - Crunch - Invasion Of The Apemen - Cruisin' - Intoxica - El Tortura - Percolator Stomp - Pogo a Gogo - Toronado - Surf Dracula (45 version) - Baha-Ree-Ba - When Johnny Comes Wreckin' Home - Shake Your Hoover (alternate) - Squad Car - Het Grote Surffeest (live at KFJC) - Miserlou (live at KFJC) - Queen Jacula (live) - Cor Steijn Rides The Wild (live) - Toronado/Bongo Bongo (live) - 24 Hours From Tulsa
Through the end of February you can get this fine disc for a buck off the standard retail price!
The Apemen - 7+ Inches Of Love CD - DCCD08R - $11.75 Click To Order From Double Crown
Now's a great time to sign up, or renew, a subscription to the Continental Magazine. For just $18.00 you get three issues packed with in depth interviews and music reviews, plus a compilation CD inside the magazine. Issue #20 , out next week, includes huge feature interviews with The Tikiyaki Orchestra, The Dead Rocks, and Y Niwl, an in-depth look at this year's Viva Las Vegas fest featuring Duane Eddy and The Ventures, plus tons of music and DVD reviews. There is also a 23 track CD filled with lots of great surf, instro and garage rock tunes.
Continental Magazine - Three Issue Subscription (Issues #20, #21, #22) - CTSUB - $18.00 (Order From Double Crown)
(The Continental Magazine - Issue #20 w/23 Song CD - CT020 - $6.95 (Order From Double Crown)
CD Tracks - Issue #20:
1. S.O.S. Rock ‘n’ Roll (El Sotano Calling) - Mike Barbwire & the Blue Ocean Orchestra
2. Standoff At Calf Robe Bridge - The Ramblin’ Ambassadors
3. Kono’s Revenge - The Tikiyaki Orchestra
4. Futurama - Martin Cilia
5. Double Penetration - El Ray
6. The Amazing Hypno-Bear (On A Unicycle) - The Atomic Blast
7. Goofin’ Around You - Los Kahunas
8. Cyclops - Rev Hank
9. The Lonely Bultaco - Ding Dong Devils
10. Transsibirskaya Magistral - Los Venturas
11. Flat Black - The Surf Zombies
12. Take You Home - The Brigantines
13. Strangelove - Spaceguards
14. La Terrible Maldicion de Tutankamon - The Dead Rocks
15. Dragstrip Murder Mystery - The Surfaders
16. Surf It Up - Arno de Cea & The Clockwork Wizards
17. Dauddegpump - Y Niwl
18. Who Goes There? - The Alder Kings
19. Puppy Dog - The 99ers
20. The Jetsetters (Beautiful Day) - The Man From RavCon
21. Test Drive - The Twang-O-Matics
22. Sunset On Maui - Mighty Surf Lords
23. Ode To Chesapeake Bay - The Illuminoids
Bonney & Buzz - Play Rough CD (Double Crown)
Bonney & Buzz have delivered yet another album filled with exquisite rock n' roll instrumentals. The duo features Bill Bonney of The Fentones ("The Mexican" and "The Breeze & I") and Pete "Buzz" Miller ("Can Can 62" and "Totem Pole"), who was also half of the popular Shig & Buzz duo. This time they go a for a darker, more menacing sound as they "play rough" with twelve original guitar and 6-string bass twangers. Guaranteed to appeal to fans of surf, instro rock and Euro-instro sounds. Cover art comes from Ferenc Dobronyi (Frankie & The Poolboys/Pollo Del Mar/The TomorrowMen)
Tracks: Perestroika - Wounded Knee - Jungle Surf - Swampfrog - The Hunter - Low Rider - Mystery Surfer - Teenheat - Devils Slide - Rampant - Deep Sleep - The Eternal Surf
Order Now From Double Crown - $12.75
If you are a member of the Double Crown Music Club we will begin sending the new CD's by The Concussions and Bonney & Buzz this weekend.