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We've been busy here at Double Crown HQ, with THREE new releases over the last month - a brand new issue of the Continental Magazine, an anthology CD release by Frankie & The Pool Boys, and the third full-length release by Dutch instrumental combo The Surfaders - all available now at www.doublecrownrecords.com
The Continental Magazine - Issue #30 w/CD
Issue #30 is our latest issue - once again it features a spectacular full-color cover designed by the ever-amazing Scott of Hidden Volume Records (he did the CD art too!). In this issue we include an conversation between Ferenc Dobronyi of Pollo Del Mar (and Frankie & The Pool Boys) and Mark Klebeck of King of Hawaii, plus an exclusive interview with Mort of The Mono Men / Game For Vultures, Mel Bergman with a look on the Fender Showman, and Johnny Bartlett of The Phantom Surfers in our 20 Questions feature. PLUS there's tons of music, zine and DVD reviews. 52 pages in all - another HUGE issue! You also get a FREE 27-song CD filled with lots of great surf, instro and garage rock tunes - INCLUDING BRAND NEW SONGS BY THE PHANTOM SURFERS, POLLO DEL MAR & SECRET AGENT!!!
The Continental Magazine - Issue #30 - CT030 - $7.95 (Order From Double Crown Records)
The Continental Magazine - Three-Issue Subscription Starting With Issue #30 - CONTSUB (Order From Double Crown Records)
Frankie & The Pool Boys - The Wet Season CD (Double Crown)
With the complete selling out of the Frankie and the Pool Boys catalogue, Double Crown Records presents an anthology of songs from their first three albums. Packed with 79+ minutes and 27 songs in total, it also features four new cuts. The track list was chosen largely based on how well the songs were received in a live setting, so the selection really was decided by fans of the band.
All of the Pool Boys’ three albums (the 2008 eponymous first album, 2013’s The Adventures of Cap’n Coconuts, and the Pipeline Magazine Album of the Year for 2018, Spin The Bottle) are well represented. Of course, “Ewa on the Beach” (voted the #3 Surf Revival song by listeners of North Sea Surf Radio) is included, as are the band’s most familiar songs, “The Wet Season,”“Skinny Dippin’,”“Teke Teke Teke” and “Tan Line Fever.”
As the Pool Boys take this moment to look back at thirteen years of recording and touring, they also look forward to new music and touring. A new album is currently being rehearsed with plans for recording and release in early 2022.
Tracks: Moorea Mon Amour - Ewa On The Beach - Skinny Dippin' - Tan Line Fever - Amber Waves - The Wet Season - The Golden State - Magyara - Spin The Bottle - Dreams (Live) - Raise Hell - Tic Toc - The Raven - Prayer Wheel - The Whammy - Summer Cold - Cat Fight - A Man Called Dirt - Seafoam Angels - Organic Matters - Magic River - Finito Bandito - El Valenciano - Teke, Teke, Teke - Poser - Game Of Thrones - No Surf Today
Frankie & The Pool Boys - The Wet Season CD - DCCD89 - $12.75 (Order From Double Crown Records)
The Surfaders - Shaken And Disturbed CD (Double Crown)
The Surfaders are a Dutch surf/instrumental rock combo that yearns to create the soundtracks of B-movies yet to be made, with a cinematic sound they call "Surf-Noir". After winning over fans worldwide with their first two albums, 2021 brings the release of their finest collection of songs yet - Shaken & Disturbed. Twelve dazzling instrumental classics that conjure up images of danger, intrigue and...well shaken cocktails! Guitar fanatics will swoon over the melodies and sounds heard on this disc - a highlight is "Moscow Mule", which the band describes as "So fiery and limey fresh that you may well mistake it for a soda. If you do, expect this cross-bred liquid quadruped to kick you in the head as hard as the Siberian winter is cold. We call it Breznjev’s brain-freeze."
Tracks: Moscow Mule - Death In The Afternoon - Full Moon - Tequila Matador - Henrietta - Sex On The Beach - Alien Secretion - Strawberry Daiquiri - Follow That Black Rabbit - Zombie - Stargazer - Dark & Stormy
The Surfaders - Shaken And Disturbed CD - DCCD88 - $12.75 (Order From Double Crown Records)
SRW142 The Surf Hermits - Hang Zen available on CD and download here - https://thesurfhermits.bandcamp.com/album/hang-zen
This is the way.
The Surf Hermits are part old west gunslinger, part wandering samurai, and part pipeline-shredding surfstravaganza. Featuring twangy guitar driven instrumentals, The Surf Hermits’ debut album, Hang Zen is distinctly original and yet somehow familiar to fans of surf, spaghetti westerns, and 60s garage sounds.
My band The Routes will release a new instrumental album "Instrumentals II" on Groovie Records at the end of this month.
The album is a follow-up to our 2012 "Instrumentals" album, and features another 10 original instrumental cuts.
The album ranges from spaghetti western to surf, and makes stops in garage and stompin' rock & roll territory along the way; taking influence from Link Wray, Dick Dale, Trashmen, Ventures, Terauchi Takeshi, and the Strummin' Mental compilations. Recorded in mono, this album is raw and LOUD (surf music with garage production).
"Instrumentals II" will be available on LP (color vinyl limited to 100 copies, black vinyl 400 copies), and digital.
You can check out the album and preorder vinyl on the Groovie Records Bandcamp page.
" Retrofuturisme volume II " is the fifth and new album by Arno De Cea & the Clockwork Wizards.
It is now available on bandcamp and on vinyl in Europe released by A Tant Rêver Du Roi / Les Productions Del L'Impossible / Calico Records and very soon in the U.S.A by Otitis Media Records.
Formed in 2008 on the French “Silver Coast" by three musicians involved in the Surf, Noise and Garage Rock scenes (The Irradiates, Stef & Arno, The Taikonauts, Antena Tres, Shunatao…), Arno De Cea & The Clockwork Wizards try to set Surf Music in the modern age by adding Punk Hard Core intensity and Noise Rock inventiveness.
To set the things clearer, it's like having Dick Dale swapping his guitar for a flamethrower while being backed by a robust, frenetic and tortuous rhythm section.
Throughout the years, those "Brutal Surf Music" purveyors used to tour around the European continent from Lisbon to Berlin, Alkmaar to Beograd, without forgetting Livorno to eat an ice cream by the Mediterranean sea.
2021 sees the band releasing its fifth album, "Retrofuturisme volume II " (EU: ATRDR/Calico Records/Les Productions de l’Impossible – USA: Ottis Media Records) to complete a rich discography also loaded with some split records and several compilations appearances.
The trio here reveals its interest for some musical freaks like Sun Ra or Chrome contributing to set the band a little more apart from "traditional” Surf Music, and showing its ability to have an unusual rhythmic and melodic approach to the genre.
All that was once resumed by a member of the audience assisting at one of their shows : “Well, it is the most well organised sonic bloody mess I have ever experienced in my life!” Fredrik Thordendal.
A new live EP from Boston's Electric Heaters.
Live at the Burren was recorded in the Back Room of the Burren Pub in Somerville, MA on January 10, 2020. It wasn’t meant to be a time capsule, but it ended up being the last big show we did before the pandemic. Full of live energy and the Heaters’ characteristic mix of tight grooves and occasional chaotic noise, it’s a document of a carefree band in a pre pano time. I dug out the files a couple months ago, and realized, this isn’t half bad! So warts and all, ladies & gentlemen: The Electric Heaters.
Taco Volcano—A latin tinged spy caper. Too spicy for your taste? Cha Cha Cha!
Copley Soul—Stomp the floor to this Boston style dance number.
Bowling Green Massacre—Late nights. Devious Schemes. Alternate Facts. Was it all just a dream?
Pouncy Flip—A little bit country and a little bit psychedelic freak out!
Nayang Beach—Time to relax on the chillest beach in all of Thailand. Subai, Subai.
Shutter Island—Like it’s noir namesake, all is not as it seems in this tune.
The Electric Heaters:
Available on April 2 at Bandcamp, everywhere else on April 15.
Jim and the Sea Dragons are excited to share the release of our new CD 'Alinia'. 11 new Surfy, Melodic songs for you to enjoy!
Now available on Bandcamp:
New album from the Russian phenomenal surf band Girl Over Planet on every digital stores by Warner music, Russia!
Great tunes, energetic rock and rolls, bossa nova. A variety of surf music genres in one release. Powerful guitars and spacey keyboards!
A must have!
CD's through Surf Cookie records soon!
23 bands from 15 countries on one 69 minute CD playing classical world music as surf guitar instrumentals.
01. Atomicos Elektrozombies (México) - Over the waves
(Juventino Rosas - The waltz `Sobre las olas)
02. Sailor Ksou and the Seasick Surfers (Greece) — Penies Mpempi (Dimitris Stergiou - Penies Mpempi)
03. Eldanka (Finland) - Arctic birds (Einojuhani Rautavaara - Cantus Arcticus)
04. Frogman (Russia) - Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy (From ballet "The Nutcracker" by P.I. Tchaikovsky)
05. RedHawkCity (Australia) - The Warriors (G. P. A. Grainger - The Warriors: Music for an Imaginary Ballet)
06. Araras Negras (Brazil) - The Black Swan (Heitor Villa-Lobos - O Canto do Cisne Negro)
07. Boogie Company (Estonia) - Maidens´ Dance (From ballet "Tiina" by Lydia Auster)
08. Messer Chups (Russia) - Shostakovich Beat (D. D. Shostakovich - Symphony No. 7 “Leningrad” Invasion Episode)
09. I Fat Tones (Italy) - Surf Summer Storm (Antonio Vivaldi - Estate, Movimento III. Presto)
10. The Jancee Pornick Casino (Germany) - Suka Blad Sinfonia (Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No.5)
11. Captain Rico and the Ghost band (France) – Dreaminess (Claude Debussy - Rêverie)
12. Moscow Beatballs (Russia) - Three-Horse Driving (P.I. Tchaikovsky - In the Troika/November/The Seasons)
13. The Jagaloons (USA) - Appalachian Spring (Appalachian Spring - Aaron Copland)
14. Indy Tumbita & The Voodoo Bandits (Spain ) - Ritual Fire Dance (Manuel de Falla - Danza ritual del Fuego)
15. Moussaka (Serbia) - The Legend of the Beautiful Billiana (Biljana Platno Beleše - Traditional song and dance)
16. HulaHoop (Russia) – Troika (Georgi Sviridov – Troika/Winter Road/The Snowstorm)
17. Fit Fat ( Hungary) - Dreams of Love (Liszt Ferencz - Liebesträume No. 3)
18. The Supersónicos (Uruguay) - Triste N°1 (Eduardo Fabini - Triste N°1)
19. The Guantanamos (Italy) - El Surfer Barbero (G. A. Rossini - L'Ouverture de "Il Barbiere di Siviglia")
20. Girl Over Planet (Russia) - Prince Igor From opera "Kniaź Igor" by A. P. Borodin
21. The Razorblades (Germany) - Molto Allegro Twist (W.A. Mozart - Symphony No 40 in G-Minor Molto Allegro)
22. Cannibal Mosquitos (France) - Te Deum For Moskito
(Marc-Antoine le Charpentier - Te Deum For Soloists)
23. The Red Elvises (USA) - Hungarian Dance № 5 (Johannes Brahms - Ungarischer Tänze No. 5)
The Tourmaliners are playing live in San Diego! Come join the fun and surf guitar!
Tio Leo's Lounge (outdoor stage)
Aloha to all!!! New album by The Silicon "Woody goes to Nice" is out!
From today it's on our Bandcamp in a quality WAV.
To check it out - follow the link