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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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Look At The Sun
Price: $18.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: SOLD OUT!! Another stellar 22-track collection of rare BBC session tracks along with a significant proportion of acetates - all previously unreleased - recorded by some of the decade’s most obscure happening groups. Genuine hardcore unreleased British psych is a rare beast indeed these days but Top Sounds believe they have found some with two late 1967 tracks by Louise, who played clubs such as Happening 44 and were most definitely the real deal as far as British psychedelia was concerned. Psych pop heroes Kaleidoscope return with a newly discovered and much improved BBC version of "Faintly Blowing" from 1967, together with a thought lost performance from the same session of "The Murder Of Lewis Tollani". Portsmouth psychsters Coconut Mushroom offer excellent fuzzy pop in ‘Without You’, then crank up the volume with a sledgehammer version of the Who’s ‘Call Me Lightning’. Top of many fans wants lists are new tracks by the Fleur de Lys and unbelievably a cracking version of Albert King’s "Cross Cut Saw" from a ’67 BBC session has been found for Look At The Sun. Rare BBC performances by Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera have also been located and two of the best tracks from Wooden Hill’s Onyx CD make an appearance here. Infamous for their classic "Does It Really Matter" and the fact that no-one had a clue who they were, the Glass Opening feature with not only that great B’side but also three other corkers cut onto acetates during 1968. Graded Grains reappear with an excellent take on Spooky Tooth's "Better By You, Better Than Me", nestling closely to Andy Scott blasting out heavy prog pop riffs with the Elastic Band on a previously unknown version of "Uptown, Downtown" And there are two BBC performances by the venerable T2, one of which incredibly is an audio recording of their only television appearance! Plus more makes this an absolute must for fans of this kind of stuff! We sure are! GREAT!!! ... read more »
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Lowe Profile: A Tribute To Nick Lowe
Price: $20.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: In 2005, Walter Clevenger rounded up a slew of fine artists to pay tribute to the guy who has had such a huge influence on his music - and one of our ALL-TIME FAVORITE ARTISTS! . The 2CD features contributions from Walter himself, Ian Gomm, Dave Alvin, Duane Jarvis, Foster and Lloyd, Steve Allen (20/20), Ron Flynt (20/20), Don Dixon, Jamie Hoover, The Muffs, Tiffany Anastasia Lowe, Terry Anderson, Robbie Rist, Eric Ambel, Steve Wynn, Eugene Edwards, Sparkle*jets UK, The Glimmer Stars, The Brilliant Mistakes + more! Walter's band (the Dairy Kings) helps out by playing "house band" and recording the music for several of the artists on the tribute. most of the artists on Lowe Profile are roots rockers and pop mavens who obviously know and love Lowe's music, but also bring their own flavors to the performances, and along the way testify to the diversity of his material. "The other widely available tribute to the music of Nick Lowe, 'Labour of Love', counted Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, and Dar Williams among its contributors. The hitters on 'Lowe Profile' - a set covering, in the words of executive producer Clevenger, 'rock, pop, blues, country, and soul - and that's just the first five songs on disc one!'- aren't quite as heavy. But that's a plus, not a minus, as it allows the diversity of Lowe's songwriting to take center stage. Each of his periods is represented by a standout track. His Brinsley Schwarz bandmate Ian Gomm, who cowrote 'Cruel to Be Kind,' turns in a heartfelt version of the song accented by some delicious George Harrison-esque slide guitar, and Foster & Lloyd reunite after 15 years to put a smooth country spin on the Rockpile-era 'Without Love.' Other highlights include Greg Trooper's soulful, Wurlitzer-tinged take on 'What's Shaking on the Hill' (the centerpiece of 1990's 'Party of One') and a rockabilly reimagining by James Intveld of 'Dig My Mood''s 'Lonesome Reverie.'" - Benjamin Lukoff This isn't a bunch of slapped-together covers, but a heartfelt tribute to a musician whose talent and attitude has made a real impact among people who love music, and one of the best tributes we've ever heard! GREAT!!!!!!!!!!! ... read more »
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Sing Me A Rainbow: A Trident Anthology 1965-1967
Price: $28.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: In the mid-'60s, Trident Productions, run by Kingston Trio manager Frank Werber, recorded quite a bit of San Francisco Bay Area rock, usually but not always leaning to the folk-rock side. Though they had a big hit right away with the We Five's 1965 smash ... read more »
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Hearts On Fire: Sweet Relief Vol. II
Price: $14.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: WOW!!! Big-time kudos to Jeremy Morris and JAM Recordings for assembling this absolutely stellar start-to-finish collection of jangle pop! Featuring contributions from the likes of Greg Pope, The Records, The Lolas, The Temponauts, DM3, Dropkick, The Primary 5, Nigel Clark (Dodgy), The Junipers, Daniel Wylie, Cosmic Rough Riders, The Tangerines, and more, this 24-song offering begs you hit the "replay" button! Lasting 75 minutes plus, it is a double albums worth of music for the nice price of one. Special high grade mastering, superb art, and detailed liners make this a great value and best of all it's a charity CD to help provide aid to victims of natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes. Along with tracks from now-out-of-print releases, the collection also contains exclusive contributions from Jeremy, The Lolas, Paisley and Charlie, The Tangerines, and The Kubes! Can't say enough about this one (as we play it for the seventh time)! Like we've been known to say - GREAT MUSIC FOR A GREAT CAUSE! ... 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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Kool Kat Does Jellyfish
Price: $0.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: Originally only available as an exclusive bonus disc with Burning Sky’s “Sensory Lullabies: Tribute To Jellyfish” release, and now to celebrate the release of Jellyfish's "Radio Jellyfish: Live Radio Broadcasts 1993", we’re alerting you to it's availability once again. ... read more »
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Love Letter To Japan
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: Many Scottish musicians have received much love and support over the years from Japanese friends and fans. Now they're sending some love and support back to the people of Japan with "Love Letter To Japan" - a Scottish indie pop fan's delight that has been specially compiled by Duglas T Stewart of BMX Bandits to raise money for the Japanese relief effort, following the recent earthquake and tsunami. The 18-track album features new, previously unreleased songs, from composer Craig Armstrong, Stevie Jackson of Belle & Sebastian, BMX Bandits, The Pastels, Bill Wells, The Pearlfishers, Snowgoose, Alasdair Roberts, Paul Quinn (Primary 5), The Starlets and Eugenius! Track listing: Snowgoose "Harmony Springs", The Pastels "Guest Of Honour", Hidden Masters "Golden Hair", Stevie Jackson "Price Of An Education", Paul Quinn "Away", "BMX Bandits with Yeongene & Tenniscoats "Standing Still", Eugenius "Friend or Foe", The Pearlfishers "Swan Dreams (live)", Bill Wells & Tape "Troublesome Malady", Ally Kerr "Could Have Been A Contender", Lenzie Moss "Where Eagles Dare", St. Deluxe "After The Fire", Jo Mango "The Moth and the Moon", Alasdair Roberts & Mairi Morrison "Bradhagair zan Taobh Siar", Randolph's Leap "Going Home", Craig Armstrong "Cherry Blossom", The Starlets and The Andersons "All To Make You Feel Brand New", and Momus "I Can See Japan". This is a CDR. A DONATION OF $5 PER CD SOLD WILL BE MADE BY KOOL KAT MUSIK TO THE RED CROSS JAPANESE RELIEF EFFORT!!! GREAT MUSIC FOR AN EVEN GREATER CAUSE!! ... 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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Fragments & Curiousities – The 4Track Sessions + bonus disc
Price: $12.00
Artist: Armstrong
Description: Armstrong’s (aka Julian Pitt) new album, “Fragments & Curiosities”, is Julian’s third long player. Armstrong is one of those mysterious and elusive bands that stays well beneath the surface (just try and find any information on-line), but anyone willing to dive a bit deeper is richly rewarded with pearls of great value and ... read more »

Anything Could Happen
Price: $14.00
Artist: Bash & Pop
Description: Bash & Pop was formed in 1992 by former Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson in Minneapolis, MN, following the breakup of the Replacements. “Anything Could Happen” is the long-awaited follow-up to the band's brilliant (the best Faces record never made) 1993 debut, “Friday Night Is Killing Me”. The band split a year later. ... read more »

The Albums (3CD)
Price: $24.00
Artist: Blackfoot Sue
Description: DUE LATE JANUARY/EARLY FEBRUARY. TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY - ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY JANUARY 21. AFTER JANUARY 21, THIS BECOMES A "SPECIAL ORDER TITLE" WITH NO GUARANTEE OF IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. Blackfoot Sue was a British pop/rock band, formed in 1970 by the twin brothers Tom and David Farmer and Eddie Golga. They suffer ... read more »

Suburban Sunshine
Price: $12.00
Artist: Et Tu Bruce
Description: WOW!! 2012 debut release from this 90's indie jangle pop-inspired, London 4-piece ultra-jangly pop outfit! "Right from the start of 'Dress Me Up In Bruises', the music reminded me of pop smarts of the past like The Beatles, Steel Wheels, Oasis, The Kinks, and John Lennon. Their musical delivery is pretty straight forward ... read more »

Et Tu Bruce
Price: $12.00
Artist: Et Tu Bruce
Description: The focus on the group’s latest shifts to a somewhat mellower vibe – though still hooky. “The record slowly fades in with ‘The Light,’ a Creedence-styled rocker with dense layers of crisp electric guitars and smooth harmonies. And the complexity increases with ‘Make Up My Mind,’ a gem with multiple vocal layers all played ... read more »

Friends And Mirrors: The Complete Recordings 1964-1968
Price: $17.00
Artist: Five's Company
Description: DUE LATE JANUARY/EARLY FEBRUARY. TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY - ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY JANUARY 21. AFTER JANUARY 21, THIS BECOMES A "SPECIAL ORDER TITLE" WITH NO GUARANTEE OF IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. Students at a teacher training college in the King’s Road, Chelsea, Five’s Company found themselves at the very epicentre of the ... read more »

Unimpressed
Price: $10.00
Artist: Glenn Robinson
Description: When it comes to Glenn, less is most definitely more. His songwriting approach is quite simple: Get in, get out, leave the short, sharp hooks hanging in your head, and it’s next song up! Features a guest appearance from Kurt Baker who sings lead on “Betamaximum Sentence”! “Glenn’s ‘Modern Mistakes’ (2013) is an undergrou ... read more »

Turn It Up!
Price: $11.00
Artist: GreenCircles
Description: A KOOL KAT EXCLUSIVE FROM 2015!! Not to be confused the Australian garage rockers The Green Circles, No, No, No. THIS GreenCircles is a lean, mean, one-man DIY-garage/psych/guitar 'n sitar totin' pop wrecking machine - Brit Paul McGill! The "band" name comes from a Small Faces song. His music is a blend of 60's psych an ... read more »

Universal Vagrant
Price: $16.00
Artist: Greg 'Stackhouse' Prevost
Description: After a career lasting close to four decades, it was only two years ago when Greg Prevost decided to launch his first solo record - the celebrated "Mississippi Murderer”, an album where Delta blues and high-energy rock and roll were combined in a masterful mix heavily influenced by the likes of the Stones, the Yardbirds and ... read more »

I’ve Been Hurt: The Complete 1960’s Recordings
Price: $17.00
Artist: Guy Darrell
Description: DUE LATE JANUARY/EARLY FEBRUARY. TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY - ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY JANUARY 21. AFTER JANUARY 21, THIS BECOMES A "SPECIAL ORDER TITLE" WITH NO GUARANTEE OF IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. Guy Darrell is probably best-known for his 1973 hit “I’ve Been Hurt” – actually a reissue of a 1966 single which had been revive ... read more »

Featherhead
Price: $12.00
Artist: JJ White
Description: Before he became the frontman for Et Tu Bruce, JJ White released this solo effort in 2007. The record drew comparisons to artists such as Neil Finn, Elvis Costello, and Joni Mitchell. His open and honest voice has brought him to the attention of people worldwide, and his classic songwriting has won him fans all over. The ... read more »

Unforeseen Circumstances + bonus disc
Price: $13.00
Artist: John Macom
Description: John Macom is an internationally known singer-songwriter and producer from Hoboken, NJ. In the past, his songs have been featured on television shows such as “Dawson’s Creek”, “Felicity”, “Party of Five”, and other teen dramas. His first album with pop-rock band Binge, “Ghost of Girlfriends Past”, received a 5-star Rolling ... read more »

Strange Stains
Price: $13.00
Artist: Josh Berwanger
Description: Josh Berwanger spent the late ’90s and early ’00s leading Kansas band the Anniversary. “Strange Stains” is Josh’s 2013 solo debut. Written alongside longtime friend and original Anniversary drummer Michael Hutcherson, the record also features percussionist Jim Macpherson (of Guided By Voices/The Breeders) and vocals throu ... read more »

The Legendary Lost Elektra Album
Price: $17.00
Artist: Leviathan
Description: DUE LATE JANUARY/EARLY FEBRUARY. TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY - ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY JANUARY 21. AFTER JANUARY 21, THIS BECOMES A "SPECIAL ORDER TITLE" WITH NO GUARANTEE OF IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. Signed to the prestigious Elektra label in early 1969, Brighton-based band Mike Stuart Span changed their name to Leviathan befo ... read more »

Hi-Fab!
Price: $16.00
Artist: Little Murders
Description: Beginning as a new wave punk band in 1979 who went on to become kings of the Melbourne Mod scene before dissolving in 1985 after playing possibly every gig and pub in Melbourne at the time. Their first album Stop was released posthumously on Au Go Go records. Ten years after that saw Little Murders return with 3 albums on S ... read more »

The Loblaws & Vista Blue
Price: $8.00
Artist: The Loblaws & Vista Blue
Description: EN ROUTE – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW! WYATT FUNDERBURK ALERT!! The Loblaws were one of the best pop-punk bands around circa the late 2000’s (the previously unreleased "Banana Stand", included here, is a lost classic of the genre). Wyatt Funderburk was in the band, and he has songwriting credits on three of these tracks. Whil ... read more »

Cumulus + bonus disc
Price: $16.00
Artist: Mark & The Clouds
Description: WOW!! Their sophomore outing is another fine collection of 60’s-tinged power pop that also leans towards psych pop. “A terrific set of new songs of yearning, lusting, failed relationships, and anger that are a mixture of upbeat music, garage-pop-psych ballads, and rock. There some interesting touch points as well. ‘Hit By ... read more »

Suspended In This Space
Price: $14.00
Artist: Michael Roberts
Description: When not fronting The Somethings, Michael Roberts is a singer/songwriter from Swansea, Wales. He started playing drums and guitar from a young age and joined his first band when he was 15. Highly influenced by The Beatles, Marc Bolan and early Queen, he started writing his first songs when he was 16. Blending elements of ... read more »

Trust Your Instincts
Price: $15.00
Artist: Nick Piunti
Description: Following 2015's "Beyond the Static" and 2013's "13 in My Head", "Trust Your Instincts" includes Nick's strongest and most personal songs to date. Featuring assistance from three pretty good pop artists in their own right - Ryan Allen (guitar/backing vocals) Andy Reed (bass/synth) and Donny Brown (drums/backing vocals). “A ... read more »

Blowing Your Mind Away
Price: $23.00
Artist: Paul Orwell
Description: WOW!!!!! We’re thrilled to finally able to bring you music from Paul Orwell, a singer/songwriter from Essex, England who possesses a unique talent in his ability to create the music, attitude and ambience of the mid-60's Beat period with an assuring knowledge of his place in today's society. With an extensive record colle ... read more »

The Voice Of Summer
Price: $13.00
Artist: Psychotic Youth
Description: EN ROUTE - ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW! NOW AVAILABLE ON CD! Sweden's legendary power-pop-surf-punk heroes are back with their first album in 19 years! Filled with super catchy guitar-driven, high energy power-pop, surf and garage-punk as well as their well-known sugary multi-layered vocal harmonies that would even make the Bea ... read more »

New Love Environment
Price: $12.00
Artist: Rob Martinez
Description: WOW!! Better late than never, one wonders where singer-songwriter Rob Martinez has been hiding his melodic gifts all these years. After a stint in various L.A. bands in the 80’s and 90’s, he returned to his native Albuquerque, NM and actually carved out a niche as a respected historian. And it's quite clear from one list ... read more »

Save The Pieces
Price: $7.00
Artist: Run To Sandy
Description: The third effort from Yardley, PA's Run To Sandy (affectionately known as RTS to their loyal fanbase) who write songs “about everyday life reflected through our power-pop prism”. The band was formed from the smoldering ashes of several post-punk, neo-corporate professional existences (day jobs), rising like a Phoenix over ... read more »

Rusty Anderson Afternoon
Price: $12.00
Artist: Rusty Anderson Afternoon
Description: Rusty Anderson is probably best known as the lead guitarist for Sir Paul McCartney, but the man has also been responsible for some pretty fine, under-the-radar solo outings over the years. Joining with his longtime collaborator, Todd O'Keefe, Anderson formed his new band Rusty Anderson Afternoon in 2013. O’Keefe is a Los ... read more »

Basement Punk
Price: $12.00
Artist: Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms
Description: After two critically acclaimed albums of hooky and emotional power pop, Ryan Allen (ex-Thunderbirds Are Now!, current co-frontman of Destroy This Place) unleashes his third solo album that finds him once again writing tunes that are both wistful and clever. It’s a definite nod to a certain style of fuzzy jangle-pop that bri ... read more »

Sadler Vaden
Price: $13.00
Artist: Sadler Vaden
Description: Best known as the guitarist for Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit and Drivin' N Cryin', Sadler Vaden’s 10 song debut evokes an era of Southern-rock riffing and arena-rock anthems, with cuts echoing the soaring harmonies of the Eagles ("Get You High," "Into the Woods") and the crunch of Neil Young with Crazy Horse ("Land of No Ref ... read more »

Blunt.
Price: $10.00
Artist: Sam Vicari
Description: The brand new, senior-year, this-is-a-game-to-me album from Sam who provides an always-welcome new dose of sweet hooks and ripped guitars. “For anyone who listens to the entire Big Star/Dwight Twilley /Badfinger catalogs every day/week with a religious like fervor and conviction, Sam Vicari is for you. Sam works with only ... read more »

PM Songs
Price: $16.00
Artist: Shennon and Lotton
Description: BEATLES ALERT!! WOW!! The brilliant debut of a project led by guitarist, vocalist (with a strong John Lennon-esque voice) and composer Pepe Murgadas, is a delicious collection of pop songs extremely deeply rooted in the music of the Beatles and 60’s pop in general. Great melodies interpreted with conviction and absolut ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #64
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #64
Description: Curtis Mayfield is the cover boy: Part one of the genius’ story. The Impressions break out! Other features include - Laurie Styvers: US psych-folkie makes good in England. Terry Dolan: The remarkable story behind a lost classic. 1967 at 33rpm: 40 of that year’s essential overlooked long-players. Mark Sebastian: “Summer ... read more »

Petals From A Sunflower – Complete Recordings 1967-69
Price: $17.00
Artist: Tales Of Justine
Description: DUE LATE JANUARY/EARLY FEBRUARY. TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY - ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY JANUARY 21. AFTER JANUARY 21, THIS BECOMES A "SPECIAL ORDER TITLE" WITH NO GUARANTEE OF IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. Managed by the fledgling partnership of EMI A&R man Tim Rice and gifted young arranger Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tales of Justine wer ... read more »

Incidental Lightshow
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Armoires
Description: The first thing that strikes you about The Armoires is their sound: co-ed harmonies, sparkling 12-string guitars and piano, a plaintive viola weaving through every tune, and the urgent drive of the rhythm section. “The songs are stories,” explains guitarist Rex Broome. “Whether they’re dreamlike or straightforward, they alw ... read more »

How I Learned To Stop Worrying – 20th Anniversary Edition + bonus tracks
Price: $20.00
Artist: The Beatifics
Description: LIMITED EDITION – VINYL-ONLY RELEASE!! TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY – ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY MARCH 7. AFTER MARCH 7, THIS BECOMES A “SPECIAL ORDER TITLE” WITH NO GUARANTEE OF AVAILABILITY/IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. NOTE TO NON-US CUSTOMERS: POSTAGE COST TO SHIP THIS LP IS $23.50 – YOU WILL BE ASKED TO PAYPAL THE ADDITIONAL $10 T ... read more »

All Anxious, All The Time
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Cheap Cassettes
Description: The Cheap Cassettes are a rock and roll band from Seattle. They formed out of the ashes of another band, Boston's Dimestore Haloes. The Haloes thrived during the mid to late 90's punk explosion, and were very much disciples of the Clash. After releasing four full length records and multiple singles, as well as sharing sta ... read more »

Just For Fun
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Connection
Description: Hitting their home studio as 2016 came to a close, Brad Marino, Geoff Palmer and the boys in the band, including a slew of special guest veterans from the hey day when pop punk ruled the fanzines, record shelves, and airwaves, featuring Chris “B-Face” Barnard on bass (The Queers/Groovie Ghoulies), The Connection have gone b ... read more »

Weekend Dancers...Reprised
Price: $25.00
Description: WOW!! When initially released in 2005, Detour Records dubbed “Weekend Dancers” by The Directions “the jewel in our crown”. It was the result of a 15 year search to find the most elusive and most famous mod band ever known for their infamous single “Three Bands Tonite”. Everybody knew the single but hardly anybody owned i ... read more »

Blow Up + bonus tracks
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Direct Hits
Description: TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY – ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY MARCH 7. AFTER MARCH 7, THIS BECOMES A “SPECIAL ORDER TITLE” WITH NO GUARANTEE OF AVAILABILITY/IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. The Direct Hits were one of the most essential bands to come out of the Mod revival in the early 80’s and have been called “one of the 80’s great cult pop ... read more »

Blow Up Revisited
Price: $20.00
Artist: The Direct Hits
Description: TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY – ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY MARCH 7. AFTER MARCH 7, THIS BECOMES A “SPECIAL ORDER TITLE” WITH NO GUARANTEE OF AVAILABILITY/IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. This release is not intended to replace the “Blow Up” album, (which is something that is very hard, if not impossible to do), but to be a companion piece t ... read more »

The Original House Of Secrets + bonus tracks
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Direct Hits
Description: TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY – ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY MARCH 7. AFTER MARCH 7, THIS BECOMES A “SPECIAL ORDER TITLE” WITH NO GUARANTEE OF AVAILABILITY/IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. Their awesome second full length release from these A-List Mod revivalists, found them morphing slightly toward pyschedelia (which is A-OK in our book!) wh ... read more »

Tales Of The Unexpected
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Fast Camels
Description: SYD BARRETT/ARTHUR LEE/LOVE ALERT! WOW!! We have been bestowed with - a psych/pop/garage/jangle pop - ABSOLUTE GEM ! “They continue their fuzz-thrilled heavy psych odyssey. There’s less emphasis on Freakbeat here, the music is more a hazy jangled mix of British Beat and late 60’s post-psychedelic rock, the influences at ... read more »

Coming Clean
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Favorite Things
Description: In 2014, four long time Minneapolis musicians joined forces to form The Favorite Things, taking their name from The Replacements song “Favorite Thing”, as well as citing them as a big influence. After a few line-up changes, practice spot changes, and band name changes, they finally hit on a formula and a combination that ... read more »

The Jigsaw Seen For The Discriminating Completist (Rarities and Singles 1989-2015)
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Jigsaw Seen
Description: This kool kareer-spanning kollection includes the band's debut single "Jim Is The Devil" and their latest single "Have A Wonderful Day," spanning 1989-2015. All 12 tracks have been newly remastered by Pete Maher at Pete Maher Mastering in London, with many appearing on compact disc for the first time. The complete track l ... read more »

Still Waiting
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Last Man
Description: LIMITED EDITION – ONLY 250 COPIES MADE! GENTS ALERT!! Carrying on with “The Gents” anthology, Detour Records brings the last installment and brings you bang up to date with this project…. (And yes, all true Gents fans will realize Detour have skipped one but it’s still on the cards but they wanted to release this one str ... read more »

America's Velvet Glory
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Molochs
Description: It’s not a surprise to see the Molochs are on the same label that brought the world the Allah-Las. Like their fellow Los Angelenos, the Molochs are in thrall to that point in the mid-60’s where Beat groups, garage bands and psychedelic outfits began to merge into each other. “There’s a drowsiness about their music – they t ... read more »

Magnetic Waves Of Sound (CD+DVD)
Price: $21.00
Artist: The Move
Description: DUE LATE JANUARY/EARLY FEBRUARY. TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY - ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY JANUARY 21. AFTER JANUARY 21, THIS BECOMES A "SPECIAL ORDER TITLE" WITH NO GUARANTEE OF IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. A brand new re-mastered CD + DVD collection, “Magnetic Waves of Sound” features a newly re-mastered 21 track CD featuring all of ... read more »

Here Come The No-Things!!
Price: $18.00
Artist: The No-Things
Description: Edinburgh, Scotland has always had an excellent and thriving garage rock scene. Dating way back to the days of the early 80’s, bands such as Thee Telescopes, The Thanes and a dozen others were hollerin’ and a-screaming and making a holy racket in the dark, damp basement venues of the city’s old town. Club nights, fanzines ... read more »

Stoned In Love
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Orange Drop
Description: Like wow, man! Hailing from neighboring Philadelphia, The Orange Drop blends dreamy psychedelia with some darker, acid-laced sounds of the 60’s. Brian Jonestown Massacre fans (particularly of the early records) should appreciate The Orange Drop's approach that is both lo-fi and polished. If this is garage rock, it was ma ... read more »

"We're the Pozers and so are you"
Price: $9.00
Artist: The Pozers
Description: Over the years, The Pozers have created a unique, defining sound--challenging the mediocrity of modern rock radio, while “giving the finger” to the conventional “band” format. Their music runs the gamut from the lush “Sgt. Pepper” meets “Pet Sounds” chorale brilliance, to bluesy-piano and Cheap Trick styled power pop. Thi ... read more »

Mess Up Your Mind
Price: $18.00
Artist: The Reverberations
Description: LIMITED EDITION – VINYL-ONLY RELEASE!! TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY – ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY FEBRUARY 1. AFTER FEBRUARY 1, THIS BECOMES A “SPECIAL ORDER TITLE” WITH NO GUARANTEE OF AVAILABILITY/IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. Lovers of wild, raw, mind-expanding 60's punk prepare to “mess up your mind”! The Reverberations from Portlan ... read more »

Northwest Passages
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Sadies
Description: The Sadies have used their eclectic prowess to back the diverse likes of John Doe, Neil Young, Andre Williams, Neko Case and Robyn Hitchcock among others, while also releasing a steady stream of their own music. Recorded in the basement of Dallas and Travis Good’s parents' home north of Toronto over the winter of 2015, th ... read more »

Where You Going
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Sequins
Description: Move over Gram and Emmylou, there’s a new sheriff and deputy in town! Some pretty sweet twang and pickin’ from this Michigan (!) gang of country pop rockers – and there are indeed some terrific pop moments here - led by John Holk. To Holk’s Gram Parsons, there’s the Emmylou Harris inspired Isabel Nelson-Mervak to be his f ... read more »

Chapter One
Price: $18.00
Artist: The Sick Rose
Description: LIMITED EDITION – VINYL-ONLY RELEASE!! TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY – ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY FEBRUARY 1. AFTER FEBRUARY 1, THIS BECOMES A “SPECIAL ORDER TITLE” WITH NO GUARANTEE OF AVAILABILITY/IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. There really isn't a lot that can be said about Italy's numero uno cellar dwellers, The Sick Rose that hasn't ... read more »

Smitten
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Simple Carnival
Description: Seven years in the making, Jeff Boller is back with “Smitten”, eleven tracks of meticulously-crafted power pop bliss. It’s as if Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, Todd Rundgren, Burt Bacharach, and The Beach Boys decided to lock themselves in a recording studio for the better part of a decade to see what would happen. “Like the ... read more »

All The Colours Of The Spectrum: Complete Recordings 1964-1970
Price: $20.00
Artist: The Spectrum
Description: DUE MID-LATE FEBRUARY. TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY - ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY FEBRUARY 3. AFTER FEBRUARY 3, THIS BECOMES A "SPECIAL ORDER TITLE" WITH NO GUARANTEE OF IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. Despite the best efforts of RCA to promote them as the British Monkees, a tie-in with Gerry Anderson’s cult TV show “Captain Scarlet” and ... read more »

Barricades And Angels
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Stray Trolleys
Description: MARTIN NEWELL ALERT!! CD debut of the sole album by The Stray Trolleys, a/k/a Martin Newell's band before he formed the Cleaners from Venus. In May of 1979, Martin was 26 years old and in transition. He’d just split up with his girlfriend and moved out of the Colchester house they’d shared for four years. A month later, Ne ... read more »

Falling Right Down!
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Strollers
Description: LIMITED VINYL reissue of their 1999 debut! NOTE TO NON-US CUSTOMERS: POSTAGE COST TO SHIP THIS LP IS $23.50 – YOU WILL BE ASKED TO PAYPAL THE ADDITIONAL $10 TO COVER SHIPPING AFTER YOU HAVE PLACED YOUR ORDER. The Strollers were one of the best Swedish live acts of their day, influenced by Music Machine, The Seeds, The Son ... read more »

Compiled
Price: $18.00
Artist: The What...For!
Description: LIMITED EDITION – VINYL-ONLY RELEASE!! TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY – ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY FEBRUARY 1. AFTER FERUARY 1, THIS BECOMES A “SPECIAL ORDER TITLE” WITH NO GURANTEE OF AVAILABILITY/IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. 2015 marked the 30th anniversary of the most important German beat band ever since the legendary Boots! To cele ... read more »

The Distance
Price: $13.00
Artist: Thorcraft Cobra
Description: Despite their righteously badass nom d'artiste Thorcraft Cobra are not purveyors of weed-hazed, beer-soaked SoCal Throttle Rock. Together, Billy Zimmer (Brown Eyed Susans) and Tammy Glover (Sparks) combine a knack for concise pop songwriting, a gift for crafting immediately engaging melody, and impeccable taste in rock and ... read more »

A Good Hat Indeed
Price: $11.00
Artist: Tommy Sistak
Description: YES!!! “A Good Hat Indeed” is the follow up to Tommy’s “Short Songs” – which was released on CD exclusively through Kool Kat! If you’ve yet to grab it, you really should! Not straying from a good formula – sharp, concise hook-filled songs complemented by simple, yet effective delivery and production - “A Good Hat Indeed” ... read more »

TUNS
Price: $12.00
Artist: TUNS
Description: TUNS (pronounced "tonnes", and strangely named after the Technical University of Nova Scotia) is a Canadian indie “supergroup” (don’t you just cringe when you hear that word?) consisting of Chris Murphy (Sloan), Matt Murphy (Super Friendz, Flashing Lights) and Mike O'Neill (The Inbreds). Having already toured the world, rel ... read more »

Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #43
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #43
Description: Cover stories this time include Southern California garage psych cult heroes THINGS TO COME, Canadian heavy psych monsters BENT WIND, and San Francisco’s seminal punk rock’n’roll villains CRIME, who are the subject ofa sensational new feature story loaded with scandalous revelations from the heyday of the ‘70s punk scene. ... read more »

The Light
Price: $13.00
Artist: Uncle Lucius
Description: Whether they move minds or bodies, Uncle Lucius is out to make music that can lift our spirits. And rock our souls. Though the Austin, TX roots band has worn a Southern rock tag for most of its 10-year existence, this, their fourth studio album, charts a course designed to convey just how vast that musical territory really ... read more »

Big Stir: Power Pop & More at CIA – The First Year
Price: $10.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: Big Stir is a monthly showcase for local and touring power pop, psych rock, sunshine pop and garage rock artists, hosted on a weekend night each month at the singular and fascinating CIA (California Institute of Abnormalarts) in North Hollywood, CA. Drawing its name from seminal power pop band Big Star and its inspiration ... read more »

Svenska Shakers
Price: $20.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: DUE LATE JANUARY/EARLY FEBRUARY. TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY - ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY JANUARY 21. AFTER JANUARY 21, THIS BECOMES A "SPECIAL ORDER TITLE" WITH NO GUARANTEE OF IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. For the first time outside Sweden, over its two discs, “Svenska Shakers” collects 41 choice cuts from the period when Sweden’s w ... read more »

The Glory Boy Mod Radio Showcase Vol. 2
Price: $17.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: CALLING ALL MODS! The Glory Boy Mod Radio show is hosted by the one and only Alan May who keeps all his listeners bang up to date with a real cross section of Mod/Power Pop/60’s retro bands while not forgetting the past, mixing some well known names with newer bands. We’re pleased to report that “Volume 2” carries on from ... read more »

Dana Countryman’s Girlville! – New Songs In The Style Of Yesterday’s Hits!
Price: $14.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: Songwriter-Producer Dana Countryman has written and recorded three albums of his particular brand of "retro-pop" over the past three years, but his "Girlville" album is a little different. Having studied the work of the classic Brill Building songwriters, he decided to challenge himself to write brand new songs that sound l ... read more »

The Great British Beat Vol. 1
Price: $17.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY – ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY MARCH 7. AFTER MARCH 7, THIS BECOMES A “SPECIAL ORDER TITLE” WITH NO GUARANTEE OF AVAILABILITY/IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. If you were lucky enough/old enough to remember when the Direct Hits and their fan club were active in the 80’s, you’d be privy to a slew (29 is what we ha ... read more »

The Lost Love House Recordings 1991-1998
Price: $17.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY – ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY MARCH 7. AFTER MARCH 7, THIS BECOMES A “SPECIAL ORDER TITLE” WITH NO GUARANTEE OF AVAILABILITY/IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. This release features previously unreleased recordings from 1991 -1998, all produced by Colin Swan following the demise of the Direct Hits in 1988. This is ... read more »

Redirected: The Songs Of Buckmaster-Swan
Price: $17.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY – ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY MARCH 7. AFTER MARCH 7, THIS BECOMES A “SPECIAL ORDER TITLE” WITH NO GUARANTEE OF AVAILABILITY/IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. Just released is this terrific, loving tribute to Geno Buckmaster and Colin Swan. Featuring performances of : “She’s Not Here, There Or Anywhere” - Maddie ... read more »

The Baseball Collection, Vol. 1
Price: $8.00
Artist: Vista Blue
Description: EN ROUTE – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW! Vista Blue is Mike Patton’s (ex-Loblaws) current project. A 20 song, baseball-themed compilation of four previously download-only EPs - delivered in Ramones-like style, featuring lots of energy and hooks. Mike provides some insight into the way he/Vista Blue works these days – “I thought ... read more »

Out On Your Block
Price: $13.00
Artist: Wyldlife
Description: Straight out of New York City, Wyldlife’s bright and brash Rock & Roll attitude updates 70’s punk, glam and garage rock for the modern age. After two self-released records, the band now steps up swinging for the fences on their Wicked Cool Records debut,. “A lot of bands start to move in a different direction when the thi ... read more »