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Charlotte Pop Fest 2008
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: Congrats to festival organizer/artist James Deem!  July 4 & 5, 2008 marked the first Charlotte Pop Fest!  Early reports are that it was a rousing success - enough so that looks like it will happen again in 2009!  The festival featured many artists... ... read more »
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3 X 4: The Bangles, The Three O’Clock, The Dream Syndicate, Rain Parade
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: Previously a Black Friday 2018 Record Store Day release, this is a very kool reord that features brand new recordings from four of the core “Paisley Underground” scene’s most notorious bands (The Bangles, The Three O’Clock, The Dream Syndicate, and Rain Parade), each covering the songs of the others — 3 (songs) x 4 (bands) = 12 songs. In 2013, the four bands got back together to share the bill at L.A.’s Fonda Theatre for a charity concert. The show went so well and everybody had so much fun that Danny Benair (The Three O’Clock), Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate), and Vicki Peterson (The Bangles) started talking about doing some type of album to celebrate their Paisley Underground beginnings. “The Three O’Clock opens with a splendid version of ‘Getting Out of Hand’ that has Michael Quercio in fine voice. The version of ‘Jet Fighter’ by The Bangles is picture perfect, startlingly close to the original. I am struck by how much the vocals sound like Michael. Some people may like completely different interpretations, but sticking to the original structure works so well here. ‘You Are My Friend’ is done up in proper fashion by The Dream Syndicate, evoking all the real heart-rending pathos of the original. I have always loved this song myself, and Ran Parade’s ‘Emergency Third Rail Power Trip’ remains as one of my all time favorite albums to this day. And man, The Bangles really nail their version of ‘That’s What You Always Say’, it has all the droning, feedback drenched passages and some powerful vocals to boot! ‘As Real As Real’ is a lovely interpretation by Rain Parade, turning an already pretty tune into a psych pop masterpiece. I love the instrumental flourishes which add much to the mix, and its chiming wonder recalls vintage Rain Parade as well. The Three O’Clock reimagine ‘Tell Me When It’s Over’ as baroque pop with keyboard washes. Rain Parade mashes up acoustic and electric work in ‘When You Smile’ and add two Bangles (the Peterson sisters) on backing vocals. I really like this gentle approach to an ass kickin’ tune. Susanna Hoffs has lost none of her talent, her voice is as sweet as ever and she can sure hit the high notes in her band’s faithful cover of ‘Talking In My Sleep.’ The Dream Syndicate nearly kick out the jams on the lively ‘Hero Takes a Fall’, and Vicki Peterson lends backing vocals along with Linda Pitmon. ‘Real World’ as done by Rain Parade is wonderful, and The Three O’Clock pay proper homage to Rain Parade on ‘What She’s Done To Your Mind’, and Susanna lends her voice to harmony vocals. The album’s finale is courtesy of The Dream Syndicate’s rip roarin’ cover of ‘She Turns to Flowers’. In summary, this is a very fine collection of covers that all fans of The Paisley Underground/Rainy Day scene will love.” – BigTakeover.com GREAT!! ... read more »
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All Those Times We Spent Together: A Tribute To The Television Personalities Vol. 3 + bonus disc
Price: $14.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: The Beautiful Music has committed itself to releasing ten Television Personalities tribute albums over the next few years. It is an idea that is both bonkers and admirable, as if the label is trying to make up for all the praise and recognition that the band has sadly missed out on over its 30 plus year existence. "After the Years’ offers up a spiky version of ‘This Angry Silence’, Anorak Girl take a kitschy electro pop approach to ‘Smashing Time’ that sort of sounds like a solo effort from the girls from the Human League, which is great, and seems to suit the song. Blue Petal’s arrangement of ‘A Good and Faithful Servant’ is fairly faithful to the original, slowing it down and giving it a swinging, waltzy beat, but capturing the sentiment of the song nicely. A Smile And A Ribbon’s take on ‘Magnificent Dreams’ sounds a bit Electrelane-like, and has a nice innocent, childish vibe to it. Sarandon take ‘And Don’t the Kids Just Love It’ and sharpen up the 60's garage rock influence within it, making it more overt. The Painted Word unsurprisingly takes ‘The Painted Word’ and adds a breakbeat to it, which, with the Beatles-ish backwards guitar and tambourine, makes it sound a bit like an early Britpop song. Amica’s loose, de-anglified version of ‘In a Perfumed Garden’ reminds me a little of Pavement, and therefore gets two thumbs up. Armstrong’s nice harmonies and simple, arrangement of ‘This Heart’s Not Made of Stone’ is another highlight; different enough from the original to stand up on its own, but keeping the sentiment of the original. Cineplexx gives ‘I Hope You Have a Nice Day’ a sort of lo fi Phil Spector treatment, while Apple Orchard strips away the 80's jangle of ‘The Dream Inspires’ and replaces it with Sloan-meets-Belle and Sebastian indie pop. La Grande Illusion Gainsbourg-ifies ‘Glittering Prizes’ and is surprisingly good. The alt-rock version of ‘The Man Who Paints the Rainbows’, supplied by Bunnygrunt, is another good one; it’s a natural adaptation that is different but doesn’t feel forced. Versions of ‘This Angry Silence’ book-end the compilation, with Boyracer’s closing take making it sound very Buzzcocks-like." - PennyBlackMusic.co.uk "Common to all of these songs is that hardly anyone knows them . Never mind. I assure you, the music is worth it. Dan Treacy is a great songwriter, tells the wonderfully true, sad, melancholic, incredible, off-beat, happy, dreamy stories and provides the right chords. Each band, each artist, brings his own vision and interpretation. It is always exciting and worth hearing . Nice thing !" - Twang-tone.de Jeremy Gluck (Barracudas) also covers "King and Country"! COMES WITH A 23-TRACK BONUS DISC OF EVEN MORE TVP COVERS!! EXCELLENT!!! ... read more »
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Le Beat Bespoke 8
Price: $17.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: Rob Bailey (a/k/a Dr. Robert) has an intense passion for discovering long-forgotten 60’s club sounds and giving them a new lease of life via his DJ sets and this compilation series. “Volume 8” of the brilliant “Le Beat Bespoke” series features fuzz-filled, unreleased master tapes, acetates, remixes and obscure 45’s that you may have heard, danced or gone wild to at The Mousetrap, where the cool and curious gather for hipshakin’ fun. All tracks on this album, in fact, the whole series have one thing in common which is the dance floor firmly in mind. Like its predecessors, “Le Beat Bespoke 8” has been restored and mastered to the highest standard and sequences like a fast moving DJ set. Original artwork by Pip! Pip! and presented in a full color 8-page booklet containing artist info, bespoke images, and track commentaries. Is this collection the best one yet? Maybe, but we’ll let you be the judge of that! Track list: The Remaining Few (“Painted Air”/Dr Robert mix), The Seeds (“Just Let Go” – unissued 1966 recording), “Neal Ford & The Fanatics (“Seasons”), Jude (“I Want You Sherry”), The 7th Seal (“People Grow On You”), Sean Bonniwell (“Down To The Sky”), The Estes Bros. (“Tomorrow’s Sunlight”), B.G. System (“Please”), Sound Vendor (“Mister Sun”), Oedipus & The Mothers (“(I Remember) How It Used To Be”), The Winging Machine (“Do You Have To Ask”), Lenny Roberts (“Searchin’”), Dean Carter (“Love’s A Workin’”), Gents Inc. (“Getting The Blues”), Abdullah’s Regime (“Sally I Do”), The Difference (“Outside”), The Sweet Feeling (“Ask Me If I’m Ready”), The Lost Soul (“Secret Of Mine”, Johnny And The Copycats (“The Pain Of Love”), and Tony & Terri (“I Want You”). ACE!! GREAT!!! ... read more »
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Poppies – Assorted Finery From The First Psychedelic Age
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: Very kool 2019 compilation that showcases the breadth of music touched by psychedelia in the late 60’s whether it be pop, folk or rock. This eclectic mix of psychedelic masters is drawn from the Vanguard, Original Sound and Stax catalogs, offering tracks from cult-classic artists such as Buffy Sainte-Marie, Southwest F.O.B., the Serpent Power, Jefferson Lee, The Frost, The Sot Weed Factor, The Honey Jug, The Pasternak Progress, Chapter VI, Erik, and Circus Maximus. The collection includes the previously unreleased song "When Will You Happen to Me" by The Human Jungle, as well as many other rarities in their mono incarnations. “Showcases the diversity of influences that permeated psychedelic rock during the 1960s, including rock, pop and folk. Per the album notes, ‘it’s precisely because of the shape-shifting, amoeba-like parameters to which the genre pushes out, that psychedelic music requires an open mind.’ This release kicks off a series exploring the rich variety of music that comprises the revolutionary sound of the 60’s, from garage rock to sunshine pop, and more.” – UDiscoverMusic.com “Offers a great introduction to some of the more obscure and non-traditional psychedelic music of the late 1960s with some brilliant tracks that could well lead you down new paths of discovery.” – PopMatters.com “The songs here range from the unfortunately unsung to the remarkably obscure, and Alec Paleo's liner notes offers as much useful information as is available about each act here. If you thought there were no new worlds left to explore in 60’s psychedelia, ‘Poppies won't entirely turn your head around, but it will give you 40 minutes of great listening with a few bits along the way you probably haven't heard before - and certainly not sounding and looking this good. GREAT!! ... read more »
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Big Stir Singles: The Second Wave
Price: $12.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: “Big Stir Singles: The Second Wave” continues Big Stir Records' ongoing CD collections of the A-sides and B-sides from the label's weekly Digital Singles Series. Featuring twelve pairs of tunes from the global pop scene (with the US, UK, and Sweden represented this time around) and liner notes from John Borack, the second compilation easily lives up to “The First Wave” and is perhaps the best distillation yet of the “Big Stir Sound”. As with the first collection, “The Second Wave” is anything but a garden variety “label sampler”. Rather, these are artists from across the broader global pop scene literally bringing their A (and B) game with top flight offerings which have already received ample airplay and glowing reviews as they've been issued in the course of the series. It's once again a diary of several months in the life of the guitar-pop zeitgeist, covering January through April of 2019 and showcasing a bumper crop of brand-new and often exclusive tracks. Opening with the characteristic sparkling jangle of Canterbury's Spygenius, diving straight into the impassioned working man's rock of Joe Normal & The Anytown’rs and the Gene Clark-esque electric folk pop of Armoires bassist Clifford Ulrich , this new set plays like an alternate version of a Sunset Strip gig circa 1967 or a lost playlist from the heyday of '80s college rock. The soaring “Don't Need, Don't Care” from Sweden's In Deed, the keenly awaited debut of the multinational super-girl-group The Kariannes, and Christina's Motown-flavored showcase on The Armoires’ “(How Did You Make) A Mistake Like Me” reaffirm BSR's affinity for the undersung female heroes of power pop. Psychedelia informs the excellent offerings from Oxford's Charms Against The Evil Eye, and Anton Barbeau (appearing here with obscuritanist aplomb under the guises of both Kenny and Giacomo & Carolina. Mainstays of the LA guitar-pop scene The Ex Teens and The Living Dolls bring some serious glam vibes to the party while The Popdudes (here featuring Singles Series vets Michael Simmons and Addison Love and his father Tim) demonstrate what “retro-rock” really should be, and BSR's newest signings Amoeba Teen lay into the Jam-like lead single from their new record as well as an exclusive B-side companion piece that's as essential as anything here. The B-sides are in fact, as always, part of the charm: where else would Barbeau offer up a synth-dub ode to his cat, or The Armoires deploy a Meat-Loaf-via-X duet, or Ulrich deliver an honest-to-God hymn with Byrdsy grace? It takes two sides to show off what these bands can do, as in The Kariannes’ ace cover of Let’s Active’s “Every Word Means No”, or The Living Dolls’ Ray Davies-inspired shuffle “Happy Manors” as a counter to their hard rocking lead track. Spygenius get funky on the monstrous exclusive “Let Me In”, Tim Love’s vocal on Roy Orbison’s “Dream Baby” is uncannily moving, and Charm’s “Oscar” captures the eerie drive of Barrett-era Pink Floyd while Joe Normal meshes New Wave with Springsteen to rousing effect. In short, these are no castoffs or failed experiments... the B's are a quirky treasure trove in their own right. EXCELLENT!! ... read more »
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Too Much Time On Our Hands: A Styx Tribute Album
Price: $13.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: When approaching this project, the participants rethought the arrangements of these Styx songs, avoiding the triple-tenor harmony vocals, progressive rock instrumentation, double-lead electric guitar solos, and theatrical leanings of the original recordings, thus the organic core of each song is revealed and appreciated. The album makes an interesting study for any Styx fan, or a fan of any of the artists that contributed. Unique in its approach, it emphasizes the vision of each artist's interpretation of the track to which they contributed. In that way, fans who know each artist's style will easily recognize their sound. Like any compilation or mix tape, there are highs and lows for every listener. Pacific Northwestern female-fronted punk trio Heart Beats Red turned in a ferociously garagey interpretation of "The Grand Finale", Alva Star channeled Prince in their dreamy take on "Lady", Echelon odernized the rock classic "Renegade", power-vocalist Beki Hemmingway out-emoted the original Dennis DeYoung composition "Don't Let It End", acoustic duo Lost and Found made "The Grand Illusion" sound like Simon And Garfunkel, college-town troubadour Jerry Chapman growled his way through "Man In The Wilderness", and project coordinator Jonathan Rundman teamed up his cousin Bruce Rundman and producer/drummer Andy Deitrich to record the Styx staple "Come Sail Away" and the obscure gem "Queen Of Spades". The result is a pretty cool, creative tribute of a group of artists interpreting Styx in unique and rootsy ways! ... read more »
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Friends With Benefits: A Compilation Fighting Cystic Fibrosis
Price: $11.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: 16 bands from the Twin Cities area coming together for a good cause (and delivering some fine music in the process)! In the early months of 2005, after Minor 7 recording studio opened its downtown Minneapolis doors, its founders realized the best way to show off their new studio toys was to pimp some product. Problem was, they hadn't recorded anyone yet. The genius of their solution - to offer free recording time to any band willing to devote one unreleased track to this CD - is twofold. First, no group in their right mind will turn down free studio time, a fact that rewarded the producers the pick of the Twin Cities crop. Second, because the same engineers recorded each of the album's tracks in the same studio, the disc has a consistency of sound and flow all too rare in compilations. And, while the music on this disc demonstrates a wide array of styles and provides a musical "snapshot" of bands currently treading the boards, it does feature tracks from artists certainly familiar to pop fans - Heavy Sleeper, The Idle Hands, The Hang Ups, Autumn Leaves and Romantica. All proceeds from the sale of this nicely-priced CD go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! EXCELLENT!!! ... read more »
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Radio Tymes
Price: $20.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: WOW!!! Following three excavations of 60's and early 70's BBC radio session performances with the "Shapes And Sounds" anthologies, Top Sounds now move quite literally into ‘top gear’ with "Radio Tymes". Sourced from proficiently recorded reel to reel tapes and BBC transcription discs, this latest offering presents very rare and desirable recordings from some of the 60's major players, and indeed some groups who would find wider acclaim during the following decade. A band still going strong today, the record rewinds back to the early days of Deep Purple with the discovery of their first live performance ever broadcast ("Hush") on British radio in mid 1968, as well as an incendiary "The Painter" from the last session by the original line-up in 1969. Three superb recordings from The Yardbirds' final BBC session in 1968, including the legendary "Dazed And Confused", finally appear in excellent quality, and unbelievably a document of Jimi Hendrix singing live on Simon Dee’s "Dee Time" TV program has surfaced which has not been heard anywhere since 1967. Two great tunes by The Move from the first ever Top Gear provide ample proof as to why they are regarded as one of the most revered groups of the era, and from the very same program psychedelic heroes Tomorrow with Keith West play their underground anthem "My White Bicycle". The live version of "Sabre Dance" that initiated Love Scuplture's top ten single accompanies two other fantastic covers (The Beatles' The Inner Light" and Honeybus' "Do I Still Figure In Your Life") from their colorful repertoire, and Barclay James Harvest add more fuel to the fire with the quite perfect and upbeat "Night". All accompanied by a bulging 32 page book full of illustrations and information. Top Sounds do it Top Shelf! GREAT!!!! ... read more »
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Don’t Let The Bastards Get You Down: A Tribute To Kris Kristofferson
Price: $12.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: Kris Kristofferson's musical legacy is a writer whose songs were recorded by dozens of artists, but as a performer, was something of an acquired taste with his gruff, semi-spoken singing style. But none of that changes the fact that at his peak, he was one of the very finest songwriters to ever emerge from Nashville, possessing a literate intelligence that never slipped into pretension and a masterful feel for character and detail. While his songbook would seem perfectly suited for a tribute from a roster of alt-country all-stars, this very cool tribute from 2002 takes a more ambitious approach, mixing electronic and indie rock artists in with a bunch of top-shelf roots rockers. Many of the tracks that appear here were originally recorded when the songwriter was young and hungry, but their melodies and ideas easily accept and absorb the contemporary treatments they receive. "While Polara and Oranger hardly offer a purist's approach to the songs, their contributions prove how malleable the material really is (and that his melodies are just as strong as his lyrics). In short, hipsters who don't know Kristofferson's work as a songwriter (or longtime fans keen on hearing new interpretations) are advised to check this out pronto." - All Music Guide "Oranger’s 'Casey’s Last Ride' blends surf guitar licks, sitar riffs and shimmering keyboards to create the same sort of swirling sound Brit-pop bands like Kula Shaker and Cornershop popularized in the ‘90s. Tom Heyman’s jazz-stoked cover of 'Sugar Man' snaps back and forth on the same acoustic guitar part Kristofferson built into the original. Paul Burch’s 'The Pilgrim (Chapter 33)' retains the earlier version’s rock ‘n’ roll swagger. Chuck Prophet’s 'Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again)' sounds just as simple and fragile and clean as its model. The most successful tracks are the ones that sound darkest. John Doe’s take on 'Me and Bobby McGee' resembles a dirge. He allows his voice to float above the thick, melancholy rhythms of guitar and the drip-drop beats of drums. Keeping the pace slow and the arrangement simple, he creates an intensely stark sound. Remaking masterpieces always entails risk. More often than not, though, the songs collected here reveal an understanding of and reverence for the traits that made the songs so strong in the first place. Because of this, the album succeeds as both a tribute and a work of art." - PopMatters.com EXCELLENT!! ... read more »
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No Bargain Or Reprieve
Price: $10.00
Artist: A Band Called Mithras
Description:

PILLBUGS/ROGER KLUG/PSYCH POP ALERT!!! WOW!! A big shout out to Mick Dillingham for hipping us to Detroit-based Bob Wilson (vocals/bass), the man behind the name, who recorded this 2010 release in his b ... read more »

No More Nights On The Roof
Price: $12.00
Artist: Anchor & Bear
Description:

Anchor & Bear perform original folk/rock/pop songs layered with lush harmonies and solid musicianship.  The duo features the songwriting and vocal talents of Katy Pearson and Brian Bringelson (who pop trainspotters may also recognize as Paul Star ... read more »

Wall To Wall Jive (An Anthology 1965-2020) (2CD)
Price: $18.00
Artist: Andy Ellison
Description:

A brilliant career spanning 6 decades is something exceptional for a musician that is still playing and recording - especially considering the crazy and insa ... read more »

Napoleon
Price: $13.00
Artist: Ballard
Description:

Darren Riley (Ballard) is a rather prolific bloke.  Darren writes the songs, sings same, plays all the instruments, produces, and records in what he describes as "your usual one-man bedroom pop group with an ego problem." We're not sure if those last two words m ... read more »

Lagoon
Price: $15.00
Artist: Bird Streets
Description:

On his 2018 project dubbed Bird Streets, John Brodeur brought along power pop great Jason Faulkner to help create a fantastic album of smart pop songs.  Four years later, John is back with “read more »

Basement Beat
Price: $11.00
Artist: Brad Marino
Description: With the downtime of the past 2 years Brad Marino’s been writing a lot. ... read more »

Live At The Whisky 1977 (45th Anniversary Edition) (4CD)
Price: $62.00
Artist: Cheap Trick
Description:

LIMITED TO 2,000 COPIES!!  RELEASED DATE IS DECEMBER 16 – ACCEPTING PRE-ORDERS NOW!!  DUE TO THE LIMITED NATURE OF THIS RELEASE, WE’RE GOING TO TRY AND FILL AS MANY ORDERS AS POSSIBLE.  ORDERS WILL BE FILLED IN THE ORDER IN WHICH THEY ARE ... read more »

Indian Summer
Price: $15.00
Artist: Chris Lund
Description:

The second solo outing from one-half of The Lund Brothers is a flat-out ROCKER!!  “Chris's first solo album, ‘Great Event Syndrome’ was great so this follow up had a lot to live up to, raising the bar even higher. More noted for a long career in the Lund Bros with brother, Sean, he has fashione ... read more »

Pressed & Ironed
Price: $13.00
Artist: Crossword Smiles
Description:

Crossword Smiles is a new band, and even a new sound for the deeply respected Michigan-based guitar-pop stalwarts at its core.  The band was quietly formed two years ago by Tom Curless, formerly of Your Gracious Host and currently enjoying ... read more »

Dream Mountain Dream
Price: $13.00
Artist: Dale Murray
Description:

LIMITED STOCK!!  In August 2011, Dale left Cuff The Duke to focus on producing and recording projects at his studio in rural Nova Scotia, including delivering this, his latest solo offering, in 2013. "His newest is ce ... read more »

Brighter Lives, Darker Side
Price: $13.00
Artist: Dale Murray
Description:

LIMITED STOCK!!  With The Guthries spread far and wide across the Canada’s music scene in 2005, songwriter/pedal steel player Dale Murray seized the opportunity to step out and continue the band’s roots rock approach ... read more »

The Boyfriend
Price: $15.00
Artist: Danny Wilde
Description:

Released in 1986, “The Boyfiend” is the first solo album from the lead vocalist from The Quick, Great Buildings, and The Rembrandts.  It’s a record that has maintained its appeal for being a record that not only showcased his compositional ability but also his com ... read more »

Madman in the Rain
Price: $13.00
Artist: Dot Dash
Description:

This Washington, DC trio keeps chopping away, year after year, releasing very, very fine records.  They are all lifers, Terry Banks was in Tree Fort Angst, the Saturday People, St Christopher and a few others while drummer Danny Ingram has been a Capital city mainstay si ... read more »

Hiding In Plain Sight
Price: $15.00
Artist: Drugdealer
Description:

The third and most focused Drugdealer album, “read more »

On The Sidelines - The Albums 2015-2017 (2CD)
Price: $18.00
Artist: Ex Norwegian
Description:

“On The Sidelines” collects the three albums (“Pure Gold”, “Glazer/Hazerr” and “Tekstet (Subtitled)”) released by Ex Norwegian between 2015-2017 across two discs.  All tracks are newly remastered, with two albums boasting completely fresh new mixes.  Expanded to include previously unrelease ... read more »

Rise Of The Mythical Creatures
Price: $10.00
Artist: Greg Pope
Description:

Brand new release from the ever-consistent “Popmonster” Greg Pope! “Each week, I seem to find another excellent pop release.  And Greg Pope’s latest, read more »

Straighten Your Mind With…
Price: $14.00
Artist: Jarvis Humby
Description:

Jarvis Humby fuse a fast-paced mix of British R&B, Power Pop and Mod Garage with crashing guitar, firing vocals and a joyous boost of wailing Hammond, bringing 1964 to the present day.  Back in 2003, the band released their first album “Assume The Position It’s…” on Acid Jazz Records.  ... read more »

Brighter Day
Price: $15.00
Artist: Jeremy
Description:

“Brighter Day” is a record full to the brim (74 minutes/30 songs!) of sunshine, jangle, and power pop.  Once again produced by Ken Stringfellow, Jeremy also collaborated on this album with Herb Eimerman (Nerk Twins, Hot Mama Silver) Randy Massey (Hot Mama Silver) and Tim Boykin (Lolas)!  T ... read more »

Into Beautiful Blue
Price: $14.00
Artist: KIngdom Of Mustang
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  read more »

Handclaps & Tambourines
Price: $14.00
Artist: Librarians With Hickeys
Description:

OCTOBER 14 RELEASE!!  “Handclaps & Tambourines” delivers all the hooks, melodies, spiraling guitars and rhythmic charge that were displayed on their 2020 debut.  The band calls the new albumthe perfect album for your next rock-and-roll book club meeting with the band's m ... read more »

First Prize For Everyone + bonus disc
Price: $14.00
Artist: Marc Andersson
Description:

Although released under the name of Marc Andersson (vocals, lyrics and music), “First Prize For Everyone” is actually the work of a duo, with ... read more »

Turning On The Century Vol. 1
Price: $14.00
Artist: Marc Jonson & Ramirez Exposure
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  The relationship between these two generations of artists isn’t new at all. Marc Jonson produced one of Ramírez’s best records (2017’s “Young Is The New Old”) and they have toured Spain together in 2016 and 2018.  The importan ... read more »

Punch Drunk
Price: $15.00
Artist: More Kicks
Description:

“Punch Drunk” is the second album from London-based trio More Kicks.  Their self-titled debut was a concise and ragged lesson in pop songwriting dripping in melody, cynicism and energy.  “Punch Drunk” marks a new era for the band.  Heavier, m ... read more »

Crow Got Drunk
Price: $12.00
Artist: Nick Cory Young
Description:

“Crow Got Drunk" by Rochester, NY based musician Nick Cory Young (formerly Nick Young) is both a love letter to 90's alternative rock/alternative country and a tribute to his maternal grandfather George Taylor, the greatest storyteller he ever knew. Recorded, mixed and produced by Dan McLoughlin in ... read more »

Now That I Have Your Attention
Price: $21.00
Artist: Phil Thornalley
Description:

“Now That I Have Your Attention” is Phil Thornalley’s first “solo” album after two releases under the name Astral Drive.  On his latest offering, Phil steps out of The Swamp (his North London studio) to unveil catchy and brand-new original songs that find him expl ... read more »

All Of This Will End In Tears
Price: $14.00
Artist: Popular Creeps
Description:

12/9 RELEASE!  Popular Creeps are a four-piece, two-guitar band from Detroit who named themselves after a sol ... read more »

Sounds In English
Price: $14.00
Artist: Richard Öhrn
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Rough Around The Edges
Price: $14.00
Artist: Richard Turgeon
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  “Rough Around the Edges” is Richard Turgeon’s sixth record released on the Kool Kat label.  The new record includes six tracks exploring everything from messy relati ... read more »

67,000 Miles An Album
Price: $15.00
Artist: Richard X. Heyman
Description:

Veteran singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist and DIY recording pioneer Richard X. Heyman once more proves himself a world-class artist whose effortless mastery of popular music idioms is matched by his uncanny knack for infusing classic ... read more »

Steady
Price: $15.00
Artist: Sloan
Description:

Thirty years into their career, Canadian indie rock perennials Sloan return with their 13th album – “Steady”. Featuring the band's trademark harmonies and every band member taking lead vocal duties on at least a couple tracks, there's no better musical commonwealth than this quartet. You'll hear the ... read more »

We Realize You Have A Choice
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Airport 77's
Description:

"We Realize You Have a Choice," the Airport 77s' first full length release finds the fly boys of power pop spreading their wings. For the Airport 77s, music is about attitude and altitude.  The Silver Spring, MD trio assembles a sturdy airframe of killer h ... read more »

Rectifier
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Amplifier Heads
Description: Blow your mind.  Blow your speakers.  Blow Uptown to the Undergroun ... read more »

Please Stand By
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Bishop's Daredevil Stunt Club
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  read more »

The Third Wave Of...
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness
Description:

LIMITED EDITION CD NOW AVAILABLE!!!   After much consideration (and perhaps pressure from fans), the ‘Boys have made a small, limited quantity of CDs!!  The Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness is a duo for ... read more »

The Chris White Experience Volume 5 - Production Sessions
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Chris White Experience
Description:

“Volume Five” of The Chris White Experience celebrates productions, collaborations, and hidden gems, detailing his work as a songwriter and produ ... read more »

Rhythm Of The World
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Cowsills
Description:

“Rhythm Of The World” is the first new music from The Cowsills in nearly 30 years.  Starting in 1965, The Cowsills was composed of six siblings, performing their instruments and singing those glorious harmonies as only families can.  Originally starting as a regional act (from Newport, RI) ... read more »

Dagger In My Mind
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Daggermen
Description: Originally only released on vinyl in 1986, this longread more »

The Tisbury Joneser
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Dirty Truckers
Description: The Dirty Truckers return with songs of heart-on-sleeve dive bar rock and rol ... read more »

Drop That Needle
Price: $9.00
Artist: The Dogmatics
Description: “Drop That Needle” takes you back to that era where you did ‘drop the needle’ ... read more »

Hey!
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Glad Machine
Description:

The much anticipated, 5 years-in-the-making, followup to their terrific debut has arrived – and does not disappoint!!  Brad Thayer explains what inspired the record “As far as the record’s overall theme, I see ... read more »

Following The Races
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Gypsy Moths
Description: The latest from Boston’s The Gypsy Moths is nine tracks of pure, dance- ... read more »

Look Out! It’s The Hurricanes
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Hurricanes
Description:

LIMITED STOCK!  The Hurricanes are a loud Mod Garage band, fusing Power Pop, 60’s Garage, Mod Revival, Soul and Boss British Beat. These four gents started where many of their forefathers did, think The Who, The Creation and The Prisoners, moving on to writing and creating their own soun ... read more »

Scene
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Morning LIne
Description:

Combining the talents of singer songwriter, Stephen Smith, and Bellyachers guitarist, Brian Mello, The Morning Line are a jangling power pop/melodic alt-rock band heavily indebted to 90’s sounds.  “Scene” is The Morning Line’s first album since 2019’s Kool Kat label release “North”, which was d ... read more »

Lost Masters & Demos (3CD)
Price: $37.00
Artist: The Nazz
Description:

“Lost Masters & Demos” is a long-lost collection of unreleased Nazz studio recordings created by a burgeoning young songwriter/producer by the name of Todd Rundgren!  Taken directly from the original mas ... read more »

Monsters + Angels
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Nervous Eaters
Description:

“Monsters + Angels” is The Nervous Eaters’ “comeback” album.  The Boston-based rock pioneer band was formed in the mid-70’s and served as the house band for the Boston punk rock club, The Rat. They played with The Ramones, Th ... read more »

Persian Leaps Bundle Offer (9 CDs)
Price: $54.00
Artist: The Persian Leaps
Description:

To celebrate the release of “Machines For Living”, we’ve arranged with Drew Forsberg (The Persian Leaps) to offer this 9 CD set of all of The Persian Leaps releases prior to “Machines For Living”.  You get “Bicycle Face”, “Drive Drive Delay”, “Praise Elephants”, “High & Vibrate”, “Your City, ... read more »

Machines For Living
Price: $9.00
Artist: The Persian Leaps
Description:

Brand new 5-song effort from Drew Forsberg (a/k/a The Persian Leaps)!  “Captivatingly pleasurable bluster ... read more »

Remember A Dream
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Small Breed
Description:

“If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there” is a common phrase uttered among free-thinking spirits.  “With their psychedelic, mirage-like sound, The Small Breed take that sense of freedom to heart. Music of the past often adheres to retracing its steps in purist, traditio ... read more »

Mersey Christmas
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Spongetones
Description: 15 Holiday-flavored tunes! A mix of both the familiar ("It Came Upon A Midnight Clear", "The Christmas Song", "Jingle Bells", "Blue Christmas" and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen") along with some originals all done 'Tones style! With individual Holiday greetings from each band member a la The Beatles! COOL & GREAT!!!! ... read more »

Waiting For The Click
Price: $7.00
Artist: The Stick Arounds
Description:

In their 11 plus years as a band, Lansing, MI The Stick Arounds have never shied away from the music that inspired them.  Three full-length LPs and a dozen singles later, the influence of the songcraft of bands like Sloan, Te ... read more »

V For Veras
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Veras
Description:

The Veras are four British fellas making music inspired by all the great music from the 50’s right up to about 5 minutes ago.  After packing in playing their own stuff to form a tribute band (The Small Fakers), quickly ... read more »

Blue Sky Sun
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Well Wishers
Description:

18 years and 12 albums in, San Francisco’s The Well Wishers remain a mainstay for well-crafted, hook-laden power pop.  Following the release of 2020’s “Shelf Life”, frontman Jeff Shelton took a brief two-year diversion to exorcise his shoegaze and dreampop demons ... read more »

E.P. Tracks 2012-13
Price: $14.00
Artist: The White Paper
Description:

“E.P. Tracks 2012-13” is made up of two lost, out-of-print EPs of original songs by Italy’s Claudio Cambedda's Beatles tribute band The White Paper, originally released only to sell at their live sh ... read more »

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 »

Rockin' The Mistletoe
Price: $18.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: LAST COPY!!! A very cool "pop" Holiday record from 2010, courtesy of the fine folks at Side B Music, that makes a nice companion to our very own "A Kool Kat Kristmas" releases. Where our discs focus on rockers and poppers, "Rockin' The Mistletoe" presents the lushly produced side of ... read more »

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

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

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 »

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 slate – Nick Frater, Sp ... read more »

Raw Mod – The New Kind Of People 1965-1968
Price: $17.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

During the mid 60’s there was a spread of “Beat” groups in Britain who found inspiration in the Mod style and its music – whether that being American Soul, Tamla or R’n’B, or th ... read more »

We All Shine On - Celebrating The Music Of 1970
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Produced by music journalist/author John Borack, the 22-song “We All Shine On” will thrill and surprise fans of both yesteryear’s classics and the thriving 2 ... read more »

It’s Wonderful Being Young! – Precious Pop Obscurities & Rarities 1962-1967
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

How do they do it?  The Teensville Records folks once again prove that they are master popdiggers as evidenced by their latest cache of finds on display on “It’s Wonderful Being Young…”.   A whopping 31 tracks by: Don Brand ... read more »

Trip On Me – Soft Psych & Sunshine 1966-1969
Price: $19.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Summer’s here and the time is right . . . for a carefully-curated compendium by Alec Palao of late 60’s California sunshine from the vaults of several hallowed West Coast indie labels and production houses.  Big Beat’s “Trip On Me: Soft Psych & Sunshine 1966-1969” features 24 pop- ... read more »

Fading Yellow Vol. 19
Price: $19.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Hey, it’s time for a new volume of “Fading Yellow”, the brilliant compilation series which has named its own genre of 60’s Sunshine Psych Pop.  Comprised of all US 45’s, exclusive tracks that have not appeared on any com ... read more »