Thursday, September 26, 2019
I have a new release out today on cassette/digital called "Staycation: The Early SPELLS Demos"! The cassette is part of the Snappy Little Numbers Quality Audio Recordings Hand Dubbed Buddies Club. It's the 5th cassette of the 2019 HDBC and you can learn more about it, join the club (gold cassettes) or order individually (gray cassettes) HERE. All cassettes come with download links. It's also available digitally on my bandcamp HERE as well as all the other usual digital/streaming sites. I wrote and recorded the songs on "Staycation: The Early SPELLS Demos" in 2012, prior to the formation of SPELLS. They became the first 3 songs SPELLS learned and updated (plus Staycation became Left Behind). The SPELLS versions sound like a real gosh darned band. These versions sound like some dude screwing around. Both assessments are accurate, for better and for not-as-better-but-still-fun. These songs became SPELLS songs and are still played because of my very talented and patient friends: Rob, Ben, Don and Lauren. I thought it would be cool to put out the raw beginnings of a band I've had the time of my life with. Thanks for checking it out!
Posted by Chuck at 6:00 AM
Monday, June 17, 2019
Last month, I released a digital single called "Come Howl With Us". The tune is the theme song for the Werewolf Radar podcast and there are two versions, a Full and an Edit. A physical release was threatened when the digital single dropped and that threat is now realized! The Charlie Continental "Come Howl With Us" cassette is the first installment of Snappy Little Numbers Quality Audio Recordings' brand new Hand Dubbed Buddies Club, or HDBC for short! What on earth is the Hand Dubbed Buddies Club?! It's a pretty simple concept. The HDBC features made to order custom casssettes, hand dubbed and numbered with a personal note from SLN and/or the recording artist. A download link is included. HDBC cassettes are only available directly through SLN or the artists themselves. Customers that order a HDBC release are encouraged to leave SLN and/or the artist a personal note at web store checkout. Cuz we're all gonna be buddies (if we aren't already) and that's all it takes to be part of the all-inclusive club! Wanna be an ultra club member? Sign up for an annual subscription to the club! HDBC annual subscribers will get Gold Mail Order Edition cassettes numbered in orange plus cool bonuses, while those fans that purchase releases individually will get Gray Open Edition cassettes numbered in blue. To learn more and subscribe, go HERE. SLN thinks the HDBC is a fun way to be more connected through music and counter-culture, plus it offers a physical format (with cool consistent packaging, plus the gold cassettes match their gold company 45 sleeves!) for releases that might not see a physical pressing otherwise. My SLN-164/HDBC-001 open edition cassette is available for order in their web store HERE and the digital version is still up on my bandcamp HERE as well as all the other streaming and download sites. Thanks for listening- again!
Posted by Chuck at 5:00 AM
Monday, May 20, 2019
Hey internet, I'm back at it with the jingles! Werewolf Radar is a spooooky podcast that asked me to write them a tune for their relaunch which is slated for 5/27/19 and I was happy to oblige. It's called "Come Howl With Us" and there are 2 versions, a full and an edit. You can hear both and kick me a tip (if ya wanna, don't gotta!) on my bandcamp page HERE. I'll figure out some sort of physical release through Snappy Little Numbers Quality Audio Recordings at some point too. Thanks for listening!
Posted by Chuck at 12:32 PM
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Hi! Me and YouTube sensation Heaty Beat have teamed up to release the "Quit Wastin' My Time (Smoot High Or Die Remix)" track. The digital version is OUT NOW! This is a donation-based release, available through the Charlie Continental bandcamp site or the Snappy Little Numbers bandcamp site. Qualifying donations will receive a custom made stereo lathe cut 7" FOR FREE! Read on for more details...
"Quit Wastin' My Time (Smoot High Or Die Remix)" is a collaboration between myself (Charlie Continental!) and
Heaty Beat on the theme song for the truTV show Those Who Can't.
Heaty Beat on the theme song for the truTV show Those Who Can't.
Heaty Beat is a Those Who Can't superfan, high school student, talented rapper and burgeoning producer. All the proceeds generated from fan donations for this track will go directly to Heaty Beat so she can continue to build her home recording setup.
As an added bonus, any individuals that make a donation of $12 and up between 4/23/19-5/7/19 will receive a custom made, limited edition, hand numbered, stereo lathe cut clear 7" vinyl record of this track shipped to them for free! (Custom records will ship in late June-early July 2019)
If you donate $12 or more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org your address and list your donation amount so we can be sure to verify things and get your custom 7" made and shipped ASAP!
Please help us raise some money for a great talent and claim your copy of this super limited record!
Posted by Chuck at 9:00 AM
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Wow! I kinda forgot to keep up with this blog. Well, here's an abbreviated version of what's happened to me in the last 3 years: SPELLS made lots of records, a couple videos, did a few tours and played lots of shows. Bad Year, Dust Heart and Sophisticated Boom Boom also made some records and played some shows. I became an econo-type record producer. Those Who Can't aired it's 2nd and 3rd seasons. Nothin' But Time, the B side to Quit Wastin' My Time, became the theme song for a Portland, OR based independent whiskey home-distillery company called (fittingly) Whiskey Lab. I partnered with a friend to launch Indie Rock Daydream, a screenprinting-apparel-merchandise company. Snappy Little Numbers Quality Audio Recordings put out tons of releases, Snappy Little Numbers Entertainment DJ'd a bunch of events and Snappy Little Archives got off the ground. There! That's basically it, aside from my personal life (which is pretty good). More stuff is coming very soon (there's a big hint in the site header picture)! Thanks for visiting!
Posted by Chuck at 4:22 PM
Friday, February 26, 2016
The wait is over, the "Time" cassingles are in stock now. There were 100 pressed on gray cassette shells and a download code is included. Order from Snappy Little Numbers right HERE. You can also find them in the Denver area at Wax Trax, Mutiny, Twist & Shout, Black & Read and Chain Reaction. Thanks in advance!
Posted by Chuck at 2:07 PM
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Ahead of the cassingle release, "Time" is now available as a digi-single. You can grab it from my bandcamp right HERE. It will be appearing on all your other favorite digital platforms but I have the best deal of course. In case you missed it, the A-side, Quit Wastin' My Time, is the theme song from truTV's new show Those Who Can't that just happens to feature SPELLS' own "Little" Stevie Shithead. Make sure you tune in Thursday 2/11/16 for the premier!
Posted by Chuck at 10:24 AM