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V/A - Seasonal Favorites: Volume Four CD (Double Crown)
People have bugged us the past few years, even in the middle of the summer, asking when the next volume of our Seasonal Favorites series would be out. Well, the agonizing wait is over - it's here, just in time for Christmas 2016! This may be our best one yet, with new recordings from The Beagles, Black Flamingos, The Ogres, Twang-O-Matics, Urban Surf Kings, The Other Timelines, The TomorrowMen, Tiki Joe's Ocean and more. Plus, it's got some past faves from Martin Cilia, Los Straitjackets, The Barbary Coasters and others. Mostly holiday surf/instro tunes, but there are a few vocals to really get you in the spirit of the season. 15 instros and 5 vocals, with cover art as always from the incomparable Johnny Bartlett!
Tracks: Martin Cilia: Christmas In July - Los Straitjackets: Groovy Old St Nick - The Beagles: Snoopy’s Christmas - Meshugga Beach Party: Hot Rod Hannukah - Black Flamingos: How The Gurch Stole Christmas - The Barbary Coasters: Lump Of Coal - Twang-O-Matics: Staffan var en stalledräng - Urban Surf Kings: I Saw Three Ships (Mr. Rebel Version) - Fronkensteen: Nutty Sweet - Aqualads: Angels We Have Heard On High - The Ogres: Xmas Is A Bust - The TakeOffs: Santa Claus Is Coming To Surf - The Other Timelines: Public Access Christmas Special - The Kanaloas: X-Mas Palm Tree - The Falcons: Ye Merry Gentlemen - Crazy Aces: Crazy AceMas - The TomorrowMen with E-Rock: Friends (At Christmas Time) - Travelers Of Tyme: Dance Of The Sugarplum Fairy - Tiki Joe’s Ocean: Jingle Bells - Whoa Nellie! Vera & Johnny: Little Johnny Got a Japanese Guitar for Christmas
This long-awaited disc by The Concussions is here! A dozen raw, twangy surf and guitar instrumental tunes, delivered by guys that are masters of their instruments and know their way around a recording studio. Hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan, this combo is led by Dick Chiclet on lead guitar, who also produced recorded and mixed this release. His production style, which favors the use of vintage gear and is inspired by Joe Meek and others in the past and present that have stuck to analog recording techniques. This all goes towards delivering a disc that will appeal to surf and vintage instrumental rock n' roll aficionados, as well as those that are just looking to move and groove on the dance floor. If you love the early 60s Brit instro sound of The Tornados or Shadows, or the more modern instrumental recordings of The Kaisers, you will absolutely flip over this disc! The disc art is truly out of this world - incredible illustration work by Shawn Dickinson!
Tracks: Pump City - Trouble Gum - A Skilled, Generous Lover - Have Mersey - Moonballs - Flicksville - Polyester Fester - Whack Job - Dock Rockblock - Storm Team Dave - In A Mystic Mood - Brain Bats
The Concussions - Newaygo Sound Machine CD - DCCD68 - $12.75 (Order Now!)
The Madeira - Ancient Winds CD (Double Crown)
The Madeira are back with their most diverse release to date - soaring guitars, pounding rhythms and exquisite, nuanced songwriting make this perhaps the best release by the band so far. Their previous studio CD, Tribal Fires, was named as the runner-up in Pipeline Instrumental Review's "Album Of The Year" awards for 2012 (and their latest release, the live Sonic Cataclysm album, won the Pipeline album of the year award last year), but this disc somehow manages, through the relentless efforts of all four musicians, to top it in what's sure to be one of the top releases of 2015. Ancient Winds features 12 original songs as well as a cover of The Atlantics' "Coral Island". Several of the songs were collaborations with some of the premier guitarists and songwriters of the last 50 years, including Jim Skiathitis of The Atlantics, Danny Snyder of The TomorrowMen, Jeremy Dehart of the Aqualads and Alex Faide of Los Twang! Marvels. Original cover art was created by Lorraine Schleter and CD layout by Ferenc Dobronyi.
Tracks: Journey To The Center Of The Surf - Hail, Poseidon! - Ancient Winds - Sirena - Caravela - Farthest Shore - Dawn In Cadiz - Coral Island - Prelude To Launch - The Argonaut - Here Be Dragons - Leviathan - Into The Deep
The Madeira - Ancient Winds CD - DCCD65 - $12.75 (Order From Double Crown Records)
Release Day For The Other Timelines! We have a brand new surf/instro combo on the label, and I'm in the band! We're called The Other Timelines and the lineup features Jonny Browning (Jonny & The Shamen / Man Or Astro-Man?), Hollis Pilling (Sound Of Humans) and Sean Berry (Toga Kings / Double Crown Records).
You can find out more about the band at: www.theothertimelines.com and order our debut releases there, or at www.doublecrownrecords.com
Our debut 4-song EP is available in 3 formats:
There's a bundle available where you can get CD / Color Vinyl / Cassette for just $15!
New TomorrowMen CD: Futourism
LIMITED EDITION BOX OUT NOW ON DOUBLE CROWN RECORDS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 2, 2015
Surf/Instro Rockateers The TomorrowMen return from an eon-spanning vacation with FUTOURISM, the much-anticipated follow-up to their acclaimed 2011 debut It’s About Time!
MYCROFT ELOI (guitar), LAZARUS LONGFELLOW (guitar), SKYLES ANGSTROM (bass) and GROMMET X (drums) have concocted, crafted and cut thirteen new tracks of ultra-melodic, hyper-effervescent, non-stop Surf/Instro Rock which capture the exhilarating, cosmos-trotting experience of barnstorming at breakneck speed throughout time, from 1963 to 3063 and back again without a breath between.
From the baroque Venusian cloudburst of PARSEC’S PARADOX to the contemplative sturm-und-twang of MERCURY IN RETROGRADE, the Saturnalian secret agent trill-and-chill of THE MAN WHO COULDN’T TELL TIME and the bittersweet Neptunian summer’s-end melancholia of CIRCADIA , The TomorrowMen bring it kicking, spinning and reverbing on home to the adventurous 21st Century time traveller. So pack a bag, slip into your all-weather see-thru chromium and vinyl spacesuit and hop onto the big, big Stereo Spaceship for a timeless, time-wide trip into the ear-splendiferous sound of The TomorrowMen’s FUTOURISM.
In the primitive era that is the 21st Century, when hot, sweet, foot-stompin’ music is reduced to little more than a streaming bit of flotsam, The TomorrowMen are here to bring you hope from the year 3000 in the shape of a special, hand-made, limited edition box version of FUTOURISM, complete with a genuine Compact Disc and an extra-genuine selection of Postcard Art from the future, along with a download code so you can put FUTOURISM right onto your phone or similar digital turntable, allowing you to share the CD with a Luddite friend, or vice-versa. Hand-made box edition limited to 500 copies.
Tracks: PARSEC’S PARADOX ― BACK TO REALITY ― NEW DEMOCRACY ― TUNAK TUNAK
ADRIENNE’S SONG ― ALL SUMMER IN A DAY ― MERCURY IN RETROGRADE
RACK ‘EM UP ―TEMPUS FUGITIVE ― THE MAN WHO COULDN’T TELL TIME
HEMISPHERICAL SYNCHRONIZATION ― LOST ― CIRCADIA
The Continental Magazine - Issue #23 w/CD
Issue #23 is available now, featuring another full-color cover designed by Jonpaul Balak! In this issue we include exclusive interviews with some bright new faces on the surf/instro scene: Aloha Screwdriver, Els A-Phonics and The Irradiates. All three bands have released outstanding new discs in the last year or so, and amazed and astounded instro fiends all over the world. We also ask some of your favorite surf/garage rock stars what their favorite non-surf/garage rock discs are, plus there's tons of music and DVD reviews, including more vinyl reviews than ever before. You also get a free 20-song CD filled with lots of great surf, instro and garage rock tunes. 40 pages in all, with a full color glossy cover.
TRACKS: Surf Explosion (Video Edit) (Martin Cilia) - All Around In The Space (The Charades) - Mecca (Trabants) - El Toro (Satan's Pilgrims) - Genie Versus Genie (Clouseaux) - Boss Board (Burt Rocket) - Billions of Bilious Blue Blistering Barnacles... (El Supernaut) - Stomp It (Crazy Aces) - A Test Of Character (The Spoils) - Crawler (The Stents) - Storm Warning (The Del-Rios) - The Stingray Shuffle No. 1 (The 427's) - Big Hit (The Violentures) - Hayburner (Blue Wave Theory) - El Santo Stomp (King Pelican) - Tatiana (Slingshot Dragster) - Acme Speed Dynamite (Kingargoolas) - Die Traurige Grammel (Balu & die Surfgrammeln) - Filipina Sex-ray (The Zillatones) - Rock 'n' Roll Clef (De Surfures)
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Burt Rocket - Fiberglass Frenzy CD
The 2nd wave of Burt Rocket's roaring surf is now pounding the shores around the world! Firmly rooted in the great tradition of 60's reverb-soaked surf music, yet also exploring new terrain, FIBERGLASS FRENZY is a must for every true surf music fan! Traditional surf sounds are blended with exotica and Far East mystique at times. This follow up to the debut, SAVAGE ICELAND, is bound to please long-time fans, as well as new fans throughout the world. On board this time is drummer Dave Klein of The Ghastly Ones - he lays down a monster beat on all twelve cuts here. Cover art comes from the always amazing Fred Lammers.
Tracks: Ho-Dad Hot Dog - Boss Board - Bedouin Banzai - Santo's Hot Rod - Wave Vehicle - The Left Arm Of Buddha - Sea-N-Shore - Fiberglass Frenzy - The Wreck - Twang-O-Matic Terror - The Spy Who Came In From The Surf - Hang Twang Follow Burt Rocket On Facebook:
Burt Rocket - Fiberglass Frenzy CD - DCCD61 - $12.75 (Pre-Order Now!)
Here's a great new tune from the new Burt Rocket CD, FIBERGLASS FRENZY called "Boss Board". (Youtube video: https://youtu.be/59iN8XcEGcE)
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The Del-Vipers originally hit the Austin, TX scene during the belly scorching summer of 2010. Guitarist Ross Ott and drummer Sam Rich having left their full time touring schedules in previous musical endeavors were looking for something to push creativity to new levels while, you know, having a few beers. Original bassist Derek "Spooky Vam Peers" Miller completed the bill and together they took their love for a time when rock n' roll was fresh and exciting... to the beach!
Influenced heavily by original guitar megaliths like Dick Dale and The Ventures as well as the more obscure underbelly of the genre and a propensity for the WEIRD, The Del-Vipers bathed themselves in reverb and hit the streets of Austin to bring their earth-shattering instrumental holocaust to the world. Playing everywhere from the historical Continental Club to annual bashes at the Texas State Drag Racing Championships, the 3-piece continued their wet & wild journey into the hearts & loins of surf lovers worldwide.
With new bass wrangler Dave “Cheeseburger Breakfast” Hawkins onboard, the band hit the studio for a single day in January ’14 to lay to tape what would become their compelling debut record, “Terror of the Del-Vipers”. The band self-released a “Limited Cassette” version of the album later that year but have recently joined forces with the almighty Double Crown Records to release it on Compact Disc for this the two-thousand fifteenth year of our lord (Dick Dale). It’s safe to say there is no telling what's next in line for the fabulous Del-Vipers!
Tracks: Teenage Crimewave - Creepy T - The Sonic Deterrent - Tecate Run - LA - Disaster Magnet - Anesthesia - Monsoon Surf - Sex Cauldron - The Angry Man - Matango - Goloash - Mortuary Cosmetics - Nova
The Del-Vipers - Terror Of The Del-Vipers CD - DCCD60 - $12.75
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BONUS TRACK: Order direct from us, or join the Double Crown Music Club, and receive a FREE bonus track - the Del-Vipers version of "Bumble Bee Twist (The Wasp)" by The Ventures!
CD's will ship to Double Crown Music Club members next week - pre-orders will ship by March 24th at the latest.
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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