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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
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
Order here: http://www.doublecrownrecords.com/boss-fink-finksville-7-ep/
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)
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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
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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