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Watch: Continental (feat. Rick Barton, ex-Dropkick Murphy) perform “The Torch”

Continental, the mot recent project of Rick Barton (ex-Dropkick Murphys, Everybody Out!) and his son, recently caught up with the Blank TV folks and played a rousing rendition of their track “The Torch.” Click here to check out the performance.

Continental’s “All A Man Can Do” was released in July via East Grand Records.



Continental and The Business teaming up for December US tour dates

Continental, the most recent project of guitarist Rick Barton (formerly Dropkick Murphys and Everybody Out!), have announced a handful of tour dates for December, kicking off in their hometown of Boston. All dates will feature legendary UK Oi! band The Business. Click here for the short rundown.

Continental’s “All A Man Can Do” was released in July via East Grand Records.



Full Album Premiere: Continental – “All A Man Can Do”

Today we’re stoked to bring you a full album premiere of “All A Man Can Do,” the new album from Continental, the most recent project of guitarist Rick Barton (formerly Dropkick Murphys).

The album hits stores tomorrow but you can listen to the entire thing right now, right here. Boom!



Album Review: Continental – “All a Man Can Do”

Continental’s “All A Man Can Do” is solid rock n’ roll

I’ve been drowning in heavier concept albums lately, so it’s nice and refreshing to get back to some good, basic rock n’ roll with Continental’s debut “All A Man Can Do”. After forming up in late 2010, the foursome of Rick Barton, Stephen Barton, Tommy Mazalewski and Dave DePrest has been touring pretty relentlessly ever since, stopping briefly to record this solid effort, full of easy-to-listen-to rock songs, due for release on July 17th.

This album turns over a new leaf for Rick Barton—it’s his first stint as frontman and principle songwriter, and he manages to fuse together some good rock, a little punk edge, and surprisingly, a hell of a lot of country, and turn it all into something really enjoyable. The country influence kicks off the album with a guitar intro on “Curious Spell,” the first and arguably one of the best songs on the album. “Shine” and “Downtown Lounge” are both catchy tunes that make you think you’re listening to something cool by John Mellencamp. If you talk to Rick, you’ll hear a lot about his time as a member of the Dropkick Murphys, but “All A Man Can Do” definitely takes a big step away from that genre, replacing the gritty edge with a more mellow, mature sound.

You won’t have to read too deeply into these songs to get the meaning behind the lyrics—according to Rick, the band’s goal was to create a set of “instantly memorable” songs with catchy lyrics and good hooks, and on that they totally succeeded.

There are a few tracks you really can’t miss, besides “Curious Spell,” which I already mentioned. One is the spirited anthem “Red.” The title track “All A Man Can Do” is also worth a spin for the contrast between its catchy rhythm and bitter lyrics. On the upbeat side, check out “Wide Open Space,” which questions the status quo of the “white picket fence/ that got us into this great big mess.” “Time” is a great break-up song, with lyrics like, “It’s always been about me/ I never cared about you,” and the penultimate “Wrecking Ball” is a bit more introspective, but keeps the solid country/rock vibe going. The album finishes up with “Hold Me,” and its slower tempo is a cathartic close to the 13-track album.

Bottom Line:

–great rock n’ roll

–catchy, easily-relatable lyrics

–best tracks: 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, and 12

The only negatives I can think of here are that Continental rarely plays in Boston, so you might not get a chance to hear these songs live for quite some time, and if you’re farther afield, don’t expect an album release show—they don’t do that sort of thing. Continental is, however, embarking on a cross-country tour next month, and you can check out the dates and places at www.continentalband.com. If you want a jumpstart on All a Man Can Do before it drops on 7/17, check out Mutiny on the Microphone’s upcoming podcasts to hear a sneak preview.



Continental to release album “All A Man Can Do,” announce US tour

Continental, the most recent project of guitarist Rick Barton (formerly Dropkick Murphys and Everybody Out!), has announced new album “All A Man Can Do,” which has been set for a July 17th release date.  The album, which began apparently at Barton’s son’s encouragement, is available for pre-order over at East Grand Records.

Tour dates have also been announced across the US.  Those can be found here.



Interviews: Rick Barton (Continental, ex Dropkick Murphys) from 2010 and 2012

Longtime Boston legend Rick Barton of Continental (and formerly Dropkick Murphys and Everybody Out!) recently shared some touring insight with the podcast Mutiny on the Microphone, and you can check that out here.

You can also check out a quick video interview here from 2010, in which Barton talks about his son Stephen really being the motivation to get the band together.

Continental recently offered a free download of their new album “All A Man Can Do”, which will see a proper CD release in July through East Grand Records.



Free Music: Continental (feat. Rick Barton, ex-Dropkick Murphys) offers limited-time download of upcoming LP, “All A Man Can Do”

Continental, the Quincy, MA, quartet featuring Rick Barton (original guitarist for Dropkick Murphys) and his son, Stephen, have wrapped production on their upcoming full-length release.

Entitled “All A Man Can Do,” the album is set for release in July, but if you hurry, you can download a copy of the album for free! Click here to get your own copy…but the offer is up Sunday, so step lively!

Continental’s debut EP, “Death Of A Garage Band,” was released on Old Shoe Records in 2010.



Continental recording their first full length album

Led by Rick Barton (originally of Dropkick Murphys), the epic Continental from Boston, Massachusetts have begun recording their debut full length record!

“Good evening, world of Facebook!” the announcement read a few weeks back.  “We have good news, and it has nothing to do with the Republican primaries… We begin recording our very first full length album this week! If that’s not news, then we don’t know what is”.  No release date or album title is available as yet, but you might be able to catch some new material on the band’s winter tour.

Continental’s debut release was the “Death of a Garage Band” EP that came out on Old Shoe Records in 2010, and it was one of my favorite records of the year.