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CONTINENTAL MAGAZINE #34 WITH 28-SONG CD
Issue #34 will be here on February 17th! The latest issue of The Continental Magazine features a gorgeous full-color cover designed by Scott Sugiuchi (he did the CD art too!). His travel-inspired illustration work fits perfectly with the bands featured in this issue. Australian legends The Atlantics are back with a brand new album, Still Making Waves, so it was the perfect time for Ivan Pongracic to interview guitarist Jim Skiathitis to talk about the writing and recording process. Next we fly to the sunny shores of California, where Ferenc Dobronyi talks to Jim Bacchi of The Tikiyaki Orchestra about their brand new album, Tropika. Mel Bergman is also back with an article discussing the Beach Boys and Ventures role as surf bands. PLUS there's tons of music, zine and DVD reviews. 44 pages in all - another HUGE issue! You also get a FREE 28-song CD filled with lots of great surf, instro and garage rock tunes!!!
We will have an ordering link for the magazine in next week's e-newsletter. However, you can sign up for a 3-issue subscription, starting with issue #34, thru the link below.
If you are a current subscriber, and are unsure of your subscription status, send us an email at: email@example.com
The Continental Magazine - Three-Issue Subscription Starting With Issue #34 - CONTSUB (Order From Double Crown Records)
The Doltones - Sound Recycle Machine CD (Double Crown)
We bring in 2023 by announcing the first release of the new year - The Doltones' Sound Recycle Machine CD! It's an amazing 13 song CD with 12 original compositions as well as a cover of "Nelostie". If you love the sound of instrumental rock from Finland (also known as the "rautalanka" sound) then you will flip over this disc, with surf, spaghetti western and spi-fi influences throughout. The Doltones are one of the most popular bands on the Double Crown roster, with their debut Dance Or Die nearly sold out, and their sequel Stormrider is close to sold out as well.
Tracks: Eleki Beat - Deeper Swell - Forgotten Soul - Wheel Of Time - Stiffy Stuff - Indigo Sky - Backbeat To '66 - Let's Surf To The Dawn - Nelostie - Night Flight - Seagull Bay - Miraggio - Captain Unstable
Double Crown Records
Our new EP has come out on CD through Double Crown Records. Please check it out and support the band if you dig it.
This is another whopper - 52 pages of interviews, features and reviews, as well as a 25-song CD packed with great surf, garage and instro rock tunes on it!
This issue once again 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 interviews with The Bomboras, Les Agamemnonz, The Mortals, The Routes, and Art from MuSick Recordings plus Mel Bergman interviews the director of the "Surf's Up - SFO Museum Exhibit". IN ADDITION there's tons of music, zine and DVD reviews. 52 pages in all - another HUGE issue! You also get a FREE 25-song CD filled with lots of great surf, instro and garage rock tunes - INCLUDING BRAND NEW SONGS BY THE MORTALS, THE HI-TIDE ORCHESTRA, THE CHOLLA, GARAGE SALE AND MORE!!!
1. Garage Sale - Classical Trash
2. The Atlantics - Bondi James
3. Wave Electric - Shot In The Head
4. Blackball Bandits - The Cursed Island
5. The Hi-Tide Orchestra - Akaw!
6. Frankie & The Poolboys - Moorea Mon Amour
7. Mark Malibu & The Wasagas - Pointbreak 115
8. Lords Of Atlantis - Barbary Corsairs
9. The Mortals - The Black Hand
10. Sys Malakian - Megalodon
11. The Routes - Mongolian Chop
12. The Cholla - Kamelidoscopic Caravan
13. Little Kahuna - Red Pepa
14. Toro Jones - Trailblazer
15. Jim & The Sea Dragons - Lava Lamp Girl
16. Monsters From The Surf - Monster From The Surf
17. The Breakers - Blue Light Run
18. The Surf Hermits - Hang Zen
19. Los Granujas - Samsara
20. The Dirty Licks - Van Cleef
21. The Electric Heaters - Copley Soul (Live)
22. The Starhoppers - StarFlight
23. Guitarmy Of One - I Spy The Prisoner
24. Escape The Tube - The Tube Thief
25. Nuclear Juarez - Misketonic University Fight Song *
(*) - These songs are new, or seeing their physical release for the 1st time on this CD.
CD Mastered by Jonny Browning at Studio Koleman, Surrey BC
Looks like we'll have the new issue a few days early - we should be able to start shipping next Tuesday! Continental Magazine 31 will be released on August 17th. Three issue subscriptions are available now thru the Double Crown website - http://www.doublecrownrecords.com.
Single copy purchases are available starting next week.
Our 2nd full album is finally out on Double Crown Records (https://www.doublecrownrecords.com/)
and also available on Bandcamp where you can pre-order one of the 100 Blue Marble 180g limited edition vinyl!!
You can also listen to it on most streaming platforms out there. The LPs are still under pressing but they should be ready in the next 2-3 weeks.
This has been a long effort and we are very proud of this album. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do !
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)
We have a new CD available for pre-order called The Lost Recipe! Orders will ship out next week on the 21st. It’s a collection of all our vinyl-only EPs from the past 7 years, along with 6 new songs we recorded just for this album. The vintage matchbook style gatefold artwork by Josh Ellingson is a real treat. Order yours from Double Crown Records.
A sampling of some songs can be heard here:
The Razorblades, Germany's long running surf punk trio has a new album coming out on June 5!
Howlin' At the Copycats is the 7th longplayer of the powerful trio from Wiesbaden and probably the most diverse
recording in the bands career!
Rob Razorblade and his bandmates combine the surf twang with punk, garage, powerpop and New Wave into something unique!
Order your copy here:
or at Double Crown Records
Enjoy a spooky Halloween with Blackball Bandits ! A collection of haunting surf/instrumental songs, full of reverberated guitars and ghostly vibes, released on Double Crown Records.
Includes a cover of the classic "Night of the Vampire" by the Moontrekkers, a brand new original ("Nightmare Frontier"), "Flyin' Pumpkin" and "Swingy Creepy" (previously released on sold out lathe cut vinyl), and "Undead Beauty Queen" (with vocals by wicked crooner SJ Salem).
CDs available from October 25 on Double Crown Records online store (https://www.doublecrownrecords.com/).
Also available digitally on Bandcamp (https://blackballbandits.bandcamp.com/), CDBaby, and streaming platforms.
The Continental Magazine - Issue #26 w/CD
Issue #26 is available now, featuring a full-color cover designed by Scott of Hidden Volume Records. In this issue we include exclusive interviews with legendary instrumental rock combo Impala and modern surf maestros The Mystery Men? Plus there's tons of music, zine and DVD reviews. You also get a FREE 23-song CD filled with lots of great surf, instro and garage rock tunes. We've also added 4 more pages - 44 pages in all, with a thick, full color cover.
1 Drifting Sand - Surf, Surf, Surf (www.driftingsand.com)
2 Ted Boys Marinos - Drukula (otitismediarecords.bandcamp.com)
3 Frankie & The Pool Boys - Spin The Bottle (www.facebook.com/FrankieAndThePoolBoys)
4 The Trabants - The Truel (www.trabantsmusic.com)
5 Tsunami Experiment - Elements / Nucleotides (tsunamiexperiment.bandcamp.com)
6 Martin Cilia - South Of The Equator (www.martincilia.com)
7 I Fat Tones - The Legend Of The Masked Hero (ifattones.bandcamp.com)
8 Surf Me Up, Scotty! - Lightning Bolt (www.facebook.com/surfmeupscotty)
9 The Head Henchmen - Craig Charles Taxi (www.sharawaji.com)
10 The Seatopians - Canadian Dream Girl * (theseatopians.bandcamp.com)
11 HJ - Missing Link * (www.hj-tones.com)
12 Total Death Mechanics - Battle Of The Seagulls Pt. 1 (otitismediarecords.bandcamp.com)
13 The 427’s - Liberty Belle (www.the427s.com)
14 The Mystery Men? - Sky Lanterns (www.themysterymenofsurf.com)
15 The Cosmic Wrays - Ellen Barkin Across The 8th Dimension * (www.cosmicwrays.com)
16 The Del-Vipers - Kapu (thedelvipers.bandcamp.com)
17 The Twang-O-Matics - Death March (www.thetwangomatics.com)
18 The Del-Rios - Hot Doggin' (www.facebook.com/thedelrios)
19 Humanga Danga - Balkan Brawl (humangadanga.bandcamp.com)
20 The Apaches - Pacific Coast Highway (www.theapachesband.com)
21 OHO - Aubrey Circle Dance * (www.ohomusic.com)
22 Los Venturas - Go-Go GTO (Full Throttle) (www.greencookie.gr)
23 The Weaszels - I’m Still Wild * (www.ohomusic.com)
* - New Or Exclusive To This CD