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Killin' For A Livin'
Price: $11.00
Artist: 1220
Description: Wunderkinds of the Knoxville TN local scene, their hook filled album from 2009 was recorded by Don Coffey Jr. of Superdrag (and the band can ROCK like the 'Drag too), the band has set out to cover new territory by incorporating a perfected power pop shimmer... read more »
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Brood Or Change
Price: $12.00
Artist: 50 Cent Haircut
Description: What best describes Jay Souza and 50 Cent Haircut? Think a rootsier Only Ones! Souza’s Peter Perrett-like vocals coupled with the band’s rockin’ approach add up to one terrific effort of “classic and richly toned slide guitars, whisky-soaked vocals and timeless melodies….like Hank Williams slapping The Beatles on the back over a few beers…Syd Barrett is the bartender, Johnny Cash is working the door, and XTC is on the jukebox” "Alt Honky-Tonk Garage Brit Pop." Not too far off the mark, though probably favoring the Brit Pop edge, heavy with warm, rootsy undercurrents… has a fluid, indefinable sound where all of these elements mix. "The album is like a cold beer on a hot day when you don't want to do anything, but still want to feel like more than a moldy lump on a lawn chair. 'Fiction' is a driving, pulsating sexy vision. 'Geronimo' makes you want to take your baby's hand and dance as hard as the guitar. The whole album is dripping with sweat and whiskey. it's perfect." - Sarah "The record's a bit like a scavenger hunt - they beg, borrow and steal from the masters and the obscure with the product being something completely original yet familiar. Describing themselves as 'a great American sound with that deep imported taste', if Ray Davies was in a rockabilly or Americana band it would sound a bit like this. Great harmonies, great interplay between jangle guitar and crisp leads, big thumping bass, skins pounded to within a inch of their lives, heavy and sometimes humourous lyrical content. They more than hold their own playing in the same ballpark as the likes of Ryan Adams, Wilco, the Jayhawks, the Cure (sans cheesy keys), the Kinks, John Hiatt, Elvis Costello and Graham Parker." - W1P Plus, how can you go wrong with a song like “Bring Me The Head (Of A Backstreet Boy)”? EXCELLENT!!... read more »
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My Music Plan
Price: $11.00
Artist: 8889
Description: LIMITED STOCK!!! Thank you! Our prayers were answered back in May of 2005 when we pleaded for a full-length by this Wisconsin five-some after their most excellent debut jangly pop EP and they delivered! Furthering the jangly Brit-pop vibe that permeated their debut, this one again features hook-filled songs propelled by jangly guitars and the fragile vocals of Russ Benbow and Jason Teteak. "They exude all the sincerity and innocent charm of the proverbial boy next door: It comes through in their songs - polished pop rock statements draped in the classic hues of the Beatles, Beach Boys and Motown, and it comes through in their lyrics, which feature candid reflections on loving and living in a world that sometimes moves too fast...Behind the tireless drive of the band's talented songwriting tandem, they have authored a document of passionate delivery and meticulous craftsmanship. Terrific...the very definition of genuine." -The Isthmus "A Precious Pop Gem that is near-perfect guitar pop, a Midwestern spin on a grand British tradition. The melodies are gorgeous and infectious. 8889 are capable of turning relatively simple melodies into giant, sweeping epic moments, and have produced an album that is slick and radio-friendly without being excessive or lifeless" - Rick's Cafe "With a Brit-pop sensibility that harkens back to the late '90s and channels Blur with a dash of Oasis. They show a healthy disregard for all trends indie and moves decidedly into the genre of smooth guitar pop - clearly demonstrating potential and the possession of songcraft building blocks necessary to become lasting musicians." - The Daily Cardinal "They play smooth, earnest, and accessible jangle-rock with luxuriant harmonies. Their mid-tempo jaunts are flavored with keyboards and layered guitars, and Benbow provides a strong sway factor as the songs roll and flow." -The Onion Will appeal immediately to fans of 80's/90's Brit-popsters like Suede Crocodiles, Horse Latitides, Aztec Camera, The Bluebells, et all and more recently, Crumb. GREAT!!!... read more »
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All Broken Up
Price: $9.00
Artist: Aaron Fox
Description: Aaron was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. After graduating high school, he escaped from the Chicago suburbs and attended Rock School (Berklee College of Music) in Boston. In his final year in Boston, he recorded this 2003 debut effort (sans T... read more »
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Late Too Soon
Price: $13.00
Artist: Aaron Fox & the Reliables
Description: Here's some very cool, jangly, garage pop rock (with some very cool Replacement-like, chord-sequenced tunes) outta the Windy City! Aaron Fox & the Reliables started as a collaboration between Aaron Fox, guitarist/singer/songwriter, and guitarist Mike Bu... read more »
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Happy Endings
Price: $13.00
Artist: Abandon Ship
Description: LIMITED STOCK!! Born into a musical family, the five Lester brothers grew up playing instruments and singing harmony with their parents. In 2004, Nathan, Damian, and Gabriel Lester delivered a confident follow-up to their promising debut! Retaining their youthful vocal harmonies while delivering a more up-tempo effort than their debut, it’s chock full of layered guitars – not unlike early Brendan Benson and Dan Jones’ “One Man Submarine” (must be the water in Eugene, OR) which is still a fave around here! Posies-like at times too! "A complete blind listen...which is not at all unusual for me. There is something very exciting about hearing an album having never heard a single song...then being completely blown away by it. Which is what happened with this one. The Brendan Benson-like melodies, harmonies and songwriting stays strong and the guitar work is stunning! These siblings possess loads of talent, and it shows all over this album. This one is chock full of great tunes. Listen to it on a rainy day, a sunny day, in the morning or at night Abandon Ship create melodies and pop hooks that manage to suck the listener in early. Catchy, stick to ya kinds of tunes. Anyone who likes pop songs with lots of hooks, catchy melodies, and thoughtful chord changes, should buy this album right away and never stop enjoying it immensely." - Count Keef A grower! GREAT!!!... read more »
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Acid
Price: $12.00
Artist: Acid
Description: Stalwart guitarist Special K had been adrift. Splitting time between coasts and fine tuning his inexplicable rock agility, he amassed a cache of somber stories and returned home to forge the impeccable new offering, Acid. With Acid comes a haunting journey through love and loss, rock and roll, glam and punk... it is an exquisitely crafted collection of guitar driven gems, magnetized with pop hooks and honest emotion. Special K, who has done extensive soundtrack work and backed up such luminaries as The Damned, was joined by former Monster Magnet skin-basher John Kleinman to help out on a record that's been aptly described as "sour and crunchy on the outside... sweet and creamy on the inside". "Their hard-driving, Cheap Trick-meets-The Replacements melodic rock is easy to enjoy. There's also a touch of glam here as well as some Strokes-like vocals. What's not to like? Top tracks: 'Dead', 'Sheila', and 'Born to Stay'." - Absolutepowerpop.com "Their blistering debut is brimming with fuzzy and fizzy pop! A little bit punky and a lot more power pop, the record showcases the band's ability to create hard hitting upbeat rock songs. While the record retains plenty of the Mats' innate punky drive, here it's more focused, tempered, amd hook-injected. This has no filler, just endless smarts, a masterful sense of dynamics, deep hooks, and a gritty, hot-wired guitar sound." - MR Gomez GREAT!!!!... read more »
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Star
Price: $15.00
Artist: Acme Rock Group
Description: Acme Rock Group was formed in 1996 by guitarist-singer-songwriter-producer Erik Rex. Their 2001 debut combines elements of influential British guitar-based rock and roll bands like the Beatles, the Kinks, and the Who. "Indie pop fans have been heaping a large amount of justifiable praise on Rick Corcoran for his gem of a Beatles-inspired album, The Orgone Box. Save some of that same applause for 'Star'. Rex and his musical pals have released a dandy of a Beatlesque album that excels with their original power pop and psychedelic tunes. The disc opens strongly with three straight tracks that smack of 'Sgt. Pepper'’s era songs – the last of which, 'Floating,' even has a bit of a David Bowie sound to it. The slower tracks are reminiscent of 'Rubber Soul'. In fact, this is one of those rare discs where the songs blend seamlessly together, and has just helped pseudo-60s psych/pop take a big step forward!" - Amplifier Magazine Very reminiscent of Teenage Fan Club and Superstar. Features kool covers of Beatles/Peter & Gordon’s “World Without Love” and The Who’s “Odorono”. GREAT!!!... read more »
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Pop, Baby
Price: $12.00
Artist: Adam Daniel
Description: Talk about long overdue! Adam's followup (though he's been releasing some download-only demo tracks over the years) to his brilliant "Blue Pop" from 1999 is finally here! And it's a mashup of power pop shimmer and singer-songwriter heart. In case you're not aware of Adam Daniel, here's what a fan said about "Blue Pop" - "It is one of the best albums ever. At least in my humble opinion. I bought it back in 1999, when it came out, and have been loving it ever since. The album has only winners: 13 fantastic songs, melodic, with great arrangements and exceptionally well performed. The only negative thing I can say about it, is that there never was a follow-up (well, there is now!). This album should have made Adam a star; it didn't, but at least it did in my musical world." All Music Guide also praised "Blue Pop" - "This stands among the best guitar-pop albums of the '90s with swirling melodies, unforgettable hooks, and heartbreaking sincerity. With its release, Daniel establishes himself as another gifted, though commercially overlooked, songwriter in the vein of Tommy Keene and Marshall Crenshaw, with an energetic attack of punchy guitars and singalong harmonies that will leave any true pop fan reeling!" "Last year, I decided it might be nice to finally follow up 'Blue Pop' properly. So I bought Logic Studio and some plugins, souped up my MacBook Pro refurb with extra RAM, and set to work with a crazy intention: songwriting, arranging, producing, performing, recording, mixing, and mastering all by myself. Yes, I’m a control freak. 'Pop, Baby' is a mashup of Elton John piano, glam rock guitars, Beach Boys vocal stacks, and new wave synth candy. All my favorite things, " states Adam. Welcome back, Adam! This was well worth the wait! But please, don't make us wait another 14 years for a new album! So, if you don't know Adam, now's as good time as any to do so - you won't be disappointed! GREAT!!!... read more »
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Go West
Price: $17.00
Artist: Adam Marsland
Description: A brand new specially-priced 2CD offering from the former Cockeyed Ghost frontman that's already being hailed as his best ever effort! It is is an undertaking that operates logically in two ways: it's a highly engaging pop/rock conception or dig a littl... read more »
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The Lockdown Session – October 2020
Price: $13.00
Artist: Andrew Taylor
Description:

Still stuck at home during the pandemic, Dropkick’s Andrew Taylor wrote and recorded these 10 songs (playing all of the instruments) for the ... read more »

Is This Real?
Price: $10.00
Artist: Blank Pages
Description:

The world is a heavy place right now and “Is This Real?” (Blank Page’s ... read more »

Gudbye Stoopid Whirled
Price: $11.00
Artist: Brian Lisik
Description:

Ohio rocker Brian Lisik goes into an acoustic direction on his 10-track CD filled with good songs and lots of spontaneity. It isn’t an all-a ... read more »

Rendezvous
Price: $11.00
Artist: Class Three Overbite
Description: It's really no surprise that in 2007, when Mike Elgert and Brad Jendza, two highly recommended pop artists in their own right whose individual titles we carry, teamed up that they would deliver a heavily 70's-influenced, true pop lovers gem of a release! "Every now and then, rock and roll will grace us with it's cool cous ... read more »

The Book Of Strongman
Price: $11.00
Artist: Dennis Davison
Description: “The Book of Strongman” is the debut solo album by Dennis D ... read more »

Turning Circles + bonus disc
Price: $18.00
Artist: Dropkick
Description: The 2020 reissue of Dropkick’s 2007 album “Turning Ci ... read more »

New York: Live
Price: $15.00
Artist: Eddie & The Hot Rods
Description:

Having reformed in 2000, this was the band’s third US tour for th ... read more »

Zombie
Price: $15.00
Artist: El Goodo
Description:

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This Wicked Pantomime (2CD)
Price: $16.00
Artist: FaB
Description: NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!! read more »

Wishing On A Dark Star
Price: $10.00
Artist: Greg Pope
Description:

“Pop Monster” Greg Pope (joined for this release by “The Pope Boys” – sons Asher Noah, a ... read more »

Looking For Diamonds X
Price: $13.00
Artist: Jared Lekites
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  While Jared Lekites has been the primary singer and songwriter in the cr ... read more »

A Place In The Sun – The Complete Jason Crest (2CD)
Price: $22.00
Artist: Jason Crest
Description:

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Jokers, Idols & Misfits
Price: $13.00
Artist: JIm Basnight
Description:

Although recognized for his excellent original material, Jim chose to compile an album of 21 (!) covers for his latest release that pays homage to his wide-ranging influences.  “’Prince Jones Davies Suite’  ... read more »

Be True To Yourself
Price: $15.00
Artist: Joey Molland
Description:

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After Party
Price: $13.00
Artist: Kurt Baker
Description:

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Never Too Late
Price: $8.00
Artist: Mike Browning
Description:

A fan of The Spongetones from day one, Mike Browning was absolutely thrilled at a chance meeting with Jamie Hoover at a Dairy Queen in Oak Island, NC.  Upon conversing, Mike not only discovered he and Jam ... read more »

Howl
Price: $12.00
Artist: mylittlebrother
Description:

Based in Cumbria, UK, Mylittlebrother makres their Big Stir Records debut with “Howl”, a record featuring read more »

Thiensville
Price: $15.00
Artist: Nick Pipitone
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  We’re thrilled to welcome Nick Pipitone back to the Kool Kat family o ... read more »

Painted Doll
Price: $19.00
Artist: Painted Doll
Description:

Valley Lodge front man read more »

Putting The L In Wooltones
Price: $13.00
Artist: Rob Clarke and The Wooltones
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEl!!read more »

Nowhere To Go But Everywhere
Price: $13.00
Artist: Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts
Description:

The title of Ryan Hamilton’s new album, and now a readily used quotation, is taken from Jack Kerouac’s novel “On the Road: Thereread more »

Written & Produced By Shane Tutmarc (2CD)
Price: $16.00
Artist: Shane Tutmarc
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!  read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #109
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #109
Description:

The Byrds are the cover stars: The troubled flight that led to their masterpiece “Younger Than Yesterday”.  Also featured are the evergreen aci ... read more »

The Cost Of Living
Price: $11.00
Artist: Simon Felton
Description:

Over the past five years, Pink Hedgehog supremo Simon Felton has released his “therapeutic trilogy” of albums - “Emotional Feedback” (2015), “Return to Easton Square” (2016) and “Topsy Turvy” (2017) - all solo record ... read more »

SODO Pop
Price: $14.00
Artist: Supercrush
Description:

For years Supercrush confined themselves to the limitations of the two-song 7” single format, demonstrating a mastery of hyper efficient son ... read more »

...this is my life
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Alan Wauters Alliance
Description: Alan Wauters has a long and interesting musical career that spans several decades, as a session man with The Left Banke, The Standells, and The Birth of Spring. This CD from 2005 is a collection of his own tunes he created over the years. "Songs like 'This Is My Life' and 'Living On The Edge' sound like a long lost pop si ... read more »

Music For Abandoned Amusement Parks
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Amplifier Heads
Description:

Their sophomore outing is a kind of “rock opera” if you will that offers insights into various characters and themes of a record whose title ... read more »

Northern Songs
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Asteroid No. 4
Description:

The Asteroid No. 4 have always worn their influences on their collective slee ... read more »

Everybody Moves, Nobody Gets Hurt.
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Great Affairs
Description:

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Demos & Alternate Takes Vol. 1
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Greek Theatre
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL – AVAILABLE OCTOBER 23 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  read more »

Red Letter Glow
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Midnight Callers
Description:

The Midnight Callers aren’t here to jump o ... read more »

Too Much Tension!
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Mystery Lights
Description:

Their 2019 release about city-life stress, political mayhem and personal anxieties ... read more »

The Mystery Lights
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Mystery Lights
Description:

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Reflections
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Nines
Description:

The Nines are one of a very few reliable power pop artists who've produced consistently great music since 1998.read more »

Fallout
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Queue
Description: A KOOL KAT RELEASE YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THE FIRST TIME AROUND! It's our re-release of their 2004 debut effort that had Bucketful of Brains Magazine gushing "It's a very pop record - articulate and playful - with guitars and keyboards sharing prominence...has bags of confidence, an obscene amount of musical (and technical) s ... read more »

Sing It Loud
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Speeds
Description: In 2005, after two promising EPs, this Steel City trio finally delivered their solid, big-time poppin', 10-song full length debut on the Kool Kat label. This is top-notch Brit-inspired Power Pop that's chock full of crunchy guitars, hooks and terrific (Beatle-like at times) harmonies! Think Supergrass, The Shazam, The Jel ... read more »

Another Season Passes
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Strand
Description:

Who says you can't go back home again?  A 80’s track from The Strand is featured on the “Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987” collection that was just released.  “Another Season Passe ... read more »

Shelf Life
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Well Wishers
Description:

“If there’s any upside to a global pandemic…”, Well Wishers frontman Jeff Shelton explains, “I suppose it’s being locked down and afforde ... read more »

A Suitcase Full Of Dreams – Living On Laurel Canyon
Price: $12.00
Artist: Tony Valentino
Description:

Solo effort from one of the founding members of 60’s garage rockers The Standells (“Dirty Water”, “Try It”, “Riot On Sunset Strip”, Sometime ... read more »

Idiot Optimism
Price: $15.00
Artist: Van Duren
Description:

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Are You Serious?
Price: $15.00
Artist: Van Duren
Description:

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A Kool Kat Kristmas Volume Two
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: R U ready for Kristmas?? Well the kool kats and fine felines currently on the Kool Kat label roster (along with some of our favorite non-label artists) certainly are on the second installment of our Holiday-themed releases! The record features exclusive contributions by The Pencils (who re-formed to contribute their track ... read more »

A Kool Kat Kristmas
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: When was the last time a great pop Holiday record was released? With contributions from both artists currently or soon to be on Kool Kat, this quite possibly could be just what the pop masses ordered! This 11-song Holiday Pop Fest features contributions from Maple Mars, The Smith Brothers, The Goldbergs, Parallax Project, ... read more »

The Kool Kat Kristmas Stocking Stuffer Bundle
Price: $25.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: Get both volumes of "A Kool Kat Kristmas" for just $25! ... read more »

A Kool Kat Kristmas Vol. 3
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Welcome to “A Kool Kat Kristmas Volume 3”!  It’s been five years since we released “Volume 2”, and a followup release was long ... read more »

JEM Records Celebrates John Lennon
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

John Lennon’s 80th Birthday would have been on October 9th, 2020.  To commemorate the legendary rock icon’s ... read more »

Eddie Piller Presents The Mod Revival (4CD)
Price: $42.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

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Cool Yule
Price: $12.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Released in 1996, “Cool Yule” is a compendium of cool, original Christmas songs from the power pop and indie pop underground, a grunge-free celebration of a favorite holiday, replete with hints of 60’s harmonies, cat ... read more »

Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987 (2CD)
Price: $26.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: This 28 track, 2CD collection is the first volume of Captur ... read more »

Big Stir Singles: The Eighth Wave
Price: $12.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

“The Eighth Wave” features ten pairs of A and B-sides from Big Stir’s weekly “Single Series”, released in July and August at the height of the 2020 pandemic (and often showcasing artistic responses to the turmoil of ... read more »

Big Stir Singles: The Yuletide Wave
Price: $12.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

A welcome new addition to the library of pop holiday releases, “The Yuletide Wave” is a holiday gift from the Big Stir label that present a never-before heard songs of the season from the stars of the label’s release ... read more »

Souvenirs: Little Gems Of Pop Volume 3 (vinyl)
Price: $26.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

VINYL-ONLY RELEASE DUE MID DECEMBER.  ACCEPTING PRE-ORDERS NOW!  TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY, ALL ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 25, 2020  AFTER NOVEMBER 25, 2020 THERE IS GUARANTEE OF ... read more »

Goodnight My Sweetheart The Devil
Price: $10.00
Artist: Zane Drake & The Buffalo Brides
Description:

Often when an album has been around for 25 years, it is labeled a classic.  Zane Drake’s new album “read more »