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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: $10.00
Artist: Adam Marsland
Description: NEW LOW PRICE!! 2009 2CD offering from the former Cockeyed Ghost frontman that was hailed at the time as his best ever effort! It’s an undertaking that operates logically in two ways: it's a highly engaging pop/rock conception or dig a little deeper and it is an engrossing journey from hope to despair and back to hope. "I'm on my third spin of 'Go West' and I must say I'm very taken with it. To my ears, this sounds like Adam's most cohesive record to date. You know, it just fits together very well. More importantly, I also think this double disc easily contains some of his best work to date. To name a few songs that jump out - 'Go West', 'My Pain', 'No Return', 'Despair', 'December 24', 'Grateful For The Rain', '1 In 4', 'Two Children In A Bed' (funky, yes, it is funky), and 'I Don't Want To Dance With You' (this is the surprise track on the album per it's dance club groove vibe. It's a wonderfully fun track especially per the cheerleading like backing vocals. Words fail, you'd just need to hear it. I smile every time I listen to it). Finally, to my ears 'Fade Away' is a stone cold classic tune. Lovely song, great vocals, melody and harmonies." - Steve Durbin/Audities "What's most gratifying is not only how well it holds together, but how well it holds together given the range of things he's doing and the fact that it's all cohering over two discs. Quite an accomplishment." - Sam Smith/Audities "Double albums in pop music can sometimes be troublesome beasts, which is why Marsland's opus is such a great discovery. Like all good art, it is ambitious, did not come into being without heartache or sweat, and is filled with contrasting emotions. It is important to note this is unlike most albums: the ace material is not rolled into the record's onset, but rather spread throughout, which is why the second disc has as many compelling moments as the first. And of course the secret to any good song collection is, if someone puts in a perfect pop tune, then follow it up with a rambunctious garage-punk track. In his case that is The Replacements-soundalike 'This Is Hard,' with a toughened hunk of gritty guitar, deliberately sloppy bass and drums, and disorderly vocals. Anyone who misses Paul Westerberg's early misbehavior needs this shot of adrenaline.He has put together an unassuming masterpiece." - AudAud.com In case you missed it the first time…. EXCELLENT!!!... read more »
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Go West
Price: $10.00
Artist: Adam Marsland
Description: NEW LOW PRICE!!read more »

Daylight Kissing Night – Adam Marsland’s Greatest Hits
Price: $8.00
Artist: Adam Marsland
Description:

NEW LOW PRICE!!  A hand ... read more »

Untenable
Price: $12.00
Artist: Bad Moves
Description:

Washington, DC has had a rich punk history, documented by the vast array of bands on labels such as Dischord Records and Teen-Beat Records. Although they’re signed to New Jersey’s Don Giovanni Records, read more »

Beachwood Deluxe
Price: $15.00
Artist: Beachwood Sparks
Description:

A companion piece to the 20th Anniversary reissue of Beachwood Sparks’s eponymous debut album, “Beachwood Deluxe” is a rare sonic glimp ... read more »

Astroemeria - A Journey On Earth & Beyond
Price: $14.00
Artist: Bhopal's Flowers
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL – AVAILABLE MARCH 12 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  Hindu deities dancing in the sky of the Ame ... read more »

Desperate Days
Price: $12.00
Artist: Brian Bringelson
Description:

WOW!!  The second solo outing from Brian Bringelson (a/k/a Paul Starling) is a “must have” melody and harmony-drenched masterpiece!  read more »

Burning Backwards
Price: $14.00
Artist: Brian Bringelson
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  Brian’s brilliant 2020 release “Desperate Days” has garnered ra ... read more »

forever fresh!
Price: $15.00
Artist: Bruce Moody
Description:

A new (old) set of pop-centric tunes from Bruce Moody, one of the 80’s power pop names that's been bouncing around for years and has only recently been investigated.  Back in the early 80's Terry Carolan (True H ... read more »

This Is Dolph Chaney
Price: $12.00
Artist: Dolph Chaney
Description:

“This Is Dolph Chaney” is the followup to last year's watershed release “Rebuilding Permit” that features 13 tracks produced by Nick Bertling.  As intimated by the title, it's at once a career summatio ... read more »

So Long, Yesterday
Price: $14.00
Artist: Dream Phases
Description:

After Brandon Graham’s band Nacosta split, he hung around with other LA Psych bands, and continued to write songs.  read more »

The New OK
Price: $14.00
Artist: Drive-By Truckers
Description:

The DBT released “The Unraveling” in January of 2020 and set out for what was supposed to be a full year of touring.  Needless to say, things did not go as plann ... read more »

Turning Circles + bonus disc
Price: $18.00
Artist: Dropkick
Description:

The 2020 reissue of Dropkick’s 2007 album “Turning Circles” comes as an expanded CD.  This was the first album the Andrew/Alastair/Roy/Stu line up made before “Dot the I” and “Pa ... read more »

Corporation Pop!
Price: $15.00
Artist: Emperor Penguin
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Since early 2020’s “Soak Up The Gravy”, the boys have kept ... read more »

Fun Sized
Price: $9.00
Artist: Hayley and The Crushers
Description: One part punk-pop, one part sunny surf, all "poolside glitt ... read more »

Power On
Price: $13.00
Artist: Helen Love
Description:

If you're a diehard fan of all things indiepop, chances are you've heard of Helen Love!  They (she) have been releasing records on a regular basis for nearly 30 y ... read more »

Kicked Out Of Eden
Price: $13.00
Artist: Javier Escovedo
Description:

Released in 2016, “Kicked Out Of Eden” was the second solo effort by the founding member of The Zeros and The True Believers, and a pioneer of the 70’s West Coast punk movement.  Arguably Javier is the greatest co ... read more »

Oh Wellness
Price: $13.00
Artist: John Dunbar
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 12 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!     The John S ... read more »

Rockshow
Price: $13.00
Artist: Kai Danzberg
Description:

Brand new release from Germany’s wunderkind popper!  “There really is not too much not to like on the latest from Kai Danzberg.  While he may have a baby face that shows all ... read more »

Catspaw
Price: $15.00
Artist: Matthew Sweet
Description: read more »

Pleasure Island
Price: $11.00
Artist: MOM
Description:

WOW!!  Swedish poppers MOM have a somewhat unusual approach to making music, as Frank and Donny share guitar, drum, and synthesizer duties while Luke plays bass and some occasional cowbell. Donny is the primary ... read more »

Magic Mirror
Price: $15.00
Artist: Pearl Charles
Description:

Not even 30 years old, Pearl Charles has already lived several lifetimes. Like some of her idols (Dolly Parton, June Carter), her music career started at a young age. She started performing at five and at 1 ... read more »

Ship Shake
Price: $15.00
Artist: Rob Fetters
Description:

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Rob Fetters (The Bears, Psychodots, The Raisins) is here to remind us that intelligent pop music is still possible in ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #113
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #113
Description:

The Mamas & The Papas grace the cover this time around, supporting the optimisim of Spring coming around the corner and hopefully end of lockdowns! There's lots else in this issue too, including everything from US indie ban ... read more »

Unswitchable Hits – Volume 1
Price: $18.00
Artist: Sounds Incarcerated
Description:

Sounds Incarcerated: the noise made when two married musicians are stuck at home and unable to record oread more »

1963-1966
Price: $18.00
Artist: The Beachers
Description:

Relative to the size of the country, Sweden had a ridiculously large number of 60’ s beat groups: The Beachers, The Beathovens, The Beatmen, The Shakers, The Shakemakers and The Shamro ... read more »

See Her In Action!
Price: $7.00
Artist: The Cheap Cassettes
Description: The Cheap Cassettes have joined the ranks of like minded po ... read more »

Under The Banner Of Love
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Comebacks
Description:

WOW!!  Developed over the last few years in their rehearsal room, The Comebacks' debut album is finally a very happy reality.  And it is the best Spanish beat and power-pop album that has been released in a ... read more »

AND ANOTHER THING…b-sides and asides
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Dials
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL – AVAILABLE MARCH 19 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  The Dials are a Brit ... read more »

Rarities Volume 1
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Explorers Club
Description:

Fresh off the heels of not one but TWO critically acclaimed album releases in 2020, retro pop wunderkind Jason Brewer, along with the musical collective he ... read more »

Face Of The Screaming Werewolf
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Fleshtones
Description:

Legendary garage rockers The Fleshtones have been pumping out hits for over four decades, earning them the honor of being "America' ... read more »

Decayed
Price: $19.00
Artist: The Galileo 7
Description:

It has been ten years since The Galileo 7 played their first gig!  read more »

What's Tomorrow Done For You?
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Gold Needles
Description:

In the midst of the 2020 pandemic, a terrific psyche power pop album was create ... read more »

Love Conquers Pain
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Kavanaghs
Description:

WOW!! “Love Conquers Pain” is the 2011 followup to their brilliant 2009 debut! And what a stunner it is! The Kavanaghs' style is unique among Argentinean bands: their music is a wonderful mix of retro, 60's pop influen ... read more »

Savage Young Krayolas
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Krayolas
Description:

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Threesome Vol.2
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Lickerish Quartet
Description:

The Lickerish Quartet’s second EP is a wonderful slice of happiness in these dark times.  Somewhere between a laser show and an explosion at the Skittles factory - bright, colorful, bold, but very, very sweet.& ... read more »

Lifetime Of Comedy
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Parson Red Heads
Description:

On “Lifetime of Comedy”, founder Evan Way, new guitarist Jake Smith and the rest of the band navigate new terrain, excavating the bedrock of their well-honed sound and ... read more »

BANG!: The Best Of The Sails 2006 to 2020
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Sails
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL – AVAILABLE MARCH 5 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  As The Sails (all the work ... read more »

Teenage Tragedies 1974-1979
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Scruffs
Description:

Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, The Scruffs are best known for their classic power pop LP “Wanna Meet The Scruffs?” issued in 1977 on Power Play Records.  Althou ... read more »

Live At The Casbah
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Shambles
Description:

Originally released in 2013, and unavailable for some time, Spain’s Snap!! Reco ... read more »

There Is No Light Without The Dark
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Stan Laurels
Description:

The fourth studio album from John Lathrop under the Stan Laurels name.  It's a watershed follow-up to his acclaimed and award-winning 2018 Kool Kat Musik collection “Maybe” that's ambiti ... read more »

9:30 Girl
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Tummies
Description:

Meet The Tummies: step back in a time when all you wanted was a date on Saturday night, a cool car, and a great place to hang out with your friends. This is what The Tummies are all abou ... read more »

Mars Casino
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Vibrators with Chris Spedding
Description:

British guitar icon Chris Spedding joins UK punk legends The Vibrators on the band's newest studio album th ... read more »

I Like It Here
Price: $15.00
Artist: Trevor Beld Jimenez
Description:

The fantastic solo debut from a guy who’s been involved in a lot of projects (we only knew of him from GospelbeacH), but you gotta check out his rather impressive discog ... read more »

Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #55
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #55
Description:

This issue details the history of the Magic Fern, one of the key bands in Seattle’s psychedelic music scene in 1966-68.  Photographer Eric Hayes shares his journey through th ... read more »

Limerence
Price: $12.00
Artist: Vanilla
Description:

The fourth album from Vanilla, anthologizing one year’s worth of digital-only monthly releases from 2020 into one full-length album.   The melodic indie-pop band from the US Pacific Northwest features Jayso ... read more »

Action Now: 20/20 Re-Envisioned
Price: $12.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

An extremely kool co-release from the fine folks at Big Stir Records and Futureman Records that sees artists from both labels and other familiar names paying tribute to one of power pop’s all-time great bands that sn ... read more »

Le Beat Bespoke 9
Price: $20.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Dr. Robert’s (Rob Bailey) passion is discovering long-forgotten underground 60’s club sounds and giving them a new lease of life via his DJ sets and this compilation series.  “ ... read more »

Pop Parade Vol. 11
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

The latest installment of this terrific jangle and crunch-filled pop-centric series features another great collection of artists showcasing their pop wares!  The series is dedicated to showcasing the best curren ... read more »

Lost Innocence – Garpax 1960’s Punk & Psych
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Top-rated West Coast garage sounds from the vaults of maverick genius Gary S Paxton, who is described as having “few peers” in a business that, certainly during the golden era of the 60’s, thrived on innovation and i ... read more »

Rebel Rousers
Price: $9.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Rum Bar Records artist performing, writing or otherwise making art inspired by alt-punk, heartland-punk, alt-country, heart-on-sleeve, out-of-the-garage rock n' roll.  Tends to inhabit and play said music loudl ... read more »

Not Scared Anymore
Price: $13.00
Artist: Warm Morning Brothers
Description:

If Warm Morning Brothers conjures images of a lazy ... read more »