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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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This Is Action City
Price: $12.00
Artist: Action City
Description:

Action City came to be on December 27, 2019. Winston-Salem based musician, Michael Slawter was hosting a post-Christmas show at his guitar shop/venue Heyday Guitars. The drummer that evening was an old acquaintance from the Charlotte area, ... read more »

Homemade
Price: $15.00
Artist: Andrew Gabbard
Description:

A musician whose influences span hard rock, psych, garage rock, and energetic pop, Andrew Gabbard has long been a force on the southwestern Ohio music scene.  Working with Thee Shams, The Buffalo Killers, ... read more »

Andrew Taylor and The Harmonizers
Price: $16.00
Description:

This album is simply all manner of jangly power-pop wonderful, as Andrew (also of Dropkick and read more »

Greatest Hits
Price: $14.00
Artist: Byron Rimes
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!    Byron Rimes may be a name that’s new to everyone, but when you dig deeper, he’s a familiar face now trading under a new moniker.  Longtime Kool Kat followers may recall the self-titled project by Beaulie ... read more »

Chime School
Price: $13.00
Artist: Chime School
Description:

Chime School is the solo project of San Francisco based Andy Pastalaniec, who some may know from his work as the drummer for left field janglers, Odd Hope and Seablite.  “Pastalaniec’s debut album takes a full detour fro ... read more »

Darling Please
Price: $14.00
Artist: Chris Church
Description:

“Darling Please” was recorded eleven years ago and is now seeing full-scale release for the first time in a newly remastered version (courtesy of Nick Bertling and adorned with newly tracked backing vocals from Lindsay Murray of Gretchen's Wheel).  The record sees the genre-hopping popper in a ... read more »

Presents P200
Price: $12.00
Artist: Cromm Fallon
Description:

Cromm Fallon's second album has escaped from the studio....it has been captured by Rum Bar Records!!  A multi-instrumentalist, Cromm plies his trade with psych popsters The Laissez Fairs, among others. But he casts a much wider net when left to his own devices.  "It’s an album of fuzz ... read more »

Ever Wonder Why You Get Out Of Bed?
Price: $14.00
Artist: Daniel Meade
Description:

Glasgow songwriter Daniel Meade cut his teeth in the pubs, clubs and venues of Glasgow from a young age. From the half empty piano bars one night, to sharing stages with acts like the Kings Of Leon, The Fratellis, T ... read more »

Mania At The Talent Show
Price: $12.00
Artist: David Brookings
Description:

Long ago, when David Brookings was an 11 year old in Richmond, VA making his debut live performance singing the fir ... read more »

EST 81
Price: $13.00
Artist: Dogmatics
Description: Twins Pete and Paul O’ Halloran and Jerry Lehane spent eight years toget ... read more »

Only Child
Price: $13.00
Artist: Grand Drifter
Description:

Turin, Italy’s Andrea Calvo (aka Grand Drifter), plants his flag in so many musical camps, but each one of them is meticulously placed to ensure that his aesthetic never ceases to provide anything other absolute levels of beauty.  “At i ... read more »

The Static
Price: $14.00
Artist: Hushdrops
Description:

Few things seem more inevitable than the convergence of two Chicago institutions.  Pravda Records has been documenting an impressive and varied roster of the city's greatest talents for more than three de ... read more »

Raincloud In The Sun
Price: $12.00
Artist: Lemon Sparks
Description: Six years in the making, “Raincloud In The Sun”, the followup to their promis ... read more »

Lemon Sparks
Price: $12.00
Artist: Lemon Sparks
Description:

This is Raleigh, NC-based Lemon Sparks’ 2015 debut release.  Their winsome, sturdy songs build upon a rich balance of melody and dissonance.  The band skillfully glides across multiple golden eras of gui ... read more »

whatNOP doNW7
Price: $8.00
Artist: LMNOP
Description:

“whatNOP dONW7”, LMNOP’s first new record in 7 years features sixteen original compositions by the original one man band himself - Stephen Fievet!  The CD title refers to Don W. Seven (dONW7 ), who produced this home recording and is also known as S. Fievet, who’s somewhat a jack of all trades ... read more »

All Rise
Price: $14.00
Artist: Lolas
Description: NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE JANUARY 28 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  First released digitally in late 2021, “All Rise” (their 9thread more »

I Don't Feel Like Myself
Price: $16.00
Artist: Marlovers
Description:

The Marlovers latest record feaures twelve new songs of classic guitar pop that continue the tradition of catchy melodies, careful arrangements and worked vocal harmonies that characterize the quartet, who are always in ... read more »

Dilettante
Price: $12.00
Artist: Mo Troper
Description:

“If Mo Troper’s 2020 release ‘Natural Beauty’ was a perfectionist’s carefully-crafted pop rock record then his n ... read more »

On The Flipside
Price: $12.00
Artist: Mothboxer
Description:

“On The Flipside” is Dave Ody-led Mothboxer’s 10th full-length release.  Dave and his mates never fail to impress and grow with each successive release – and this just may well be one of their best!  “There may be an ar ... read more »

Earworms
Price: $13.00
Artist: Nick Frater
Description:

Supported by an all-star cast that includes Roger Joseph Manning Jr., Darian Sahanaja (Wondermints/Brian Wilson), Mike Randle (Love/Baby Lemonade) and Dana Countryman, each song delivers on the title's promise of unshakable melodies and Nick's reputation as one of the most reliably delightful tunesm ... read more »

Before The Monsters Came
Price: $14.00
Artist: Pseudonym
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  Pseudonym is a Sa ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #123
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #123
Description:

Jason Pierce of Spiritualized is the cover boy.  Features on Colin Blunstone, Arthur Russell, Vanilla Fudge, Ian A. Anderson, Popol Vuh + more!  Plus all the usual news tidbits and reviews of old + new records and CDs, singles, DVDs, et al.

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Another Cinderella
Price: $13.00
Artist: Split Squad
Description: Their latest features guest appearances from Scott McCaughe ... read more »

Showstopper EP
Price: $8.00
Artist: Split Squad
Description:

America's least famous supergroup are back!!  Keith Streng (The Fleshtones), Eddie Munoz (The Plimsouls), Clem burke (Blondie), Michael Giblin (Cherry Twister), and Josh Kantor (The Baseball ... read more »

Spygenius Blow Their Covers
Price: $13.00
Artist: Spygenius
Description:

The latest from Canterbury, UK popper Spygenius consists of 13 reinvented classics from the likes of The Monkees, Gene Clark, Squeeze, Madness, Traffic and much more!  The record is sparkling with the heady psych-pop guitars, intricate ... read more »

Everything About
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Be Positives
Description:

The sophomore album from Manchester UK's The Be Positives successfully captures their punchy group sound while showcasing a knack for writing great and catchy pop/rock nuggets. The four-piece’s varied musical influences make for a captivating album, ranging from the ga ... read more »

Dose
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Brothers Steve
Description:

The Brothers Steve’s sophomore outing contains 10 new songs which take the band's invigorating punk-pop sound in exciting new directions, folding in elements of psychedelia, glam rock, and even flourishes of chamber pop while retaining all of the energy and charisma that made them such an instan ... read more »

National Absurdatory
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Embryos
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  Come along ... read more »

Starlight Serenade
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Foreign Films
Description:

Bill Majoros (aka The Foreign Films) understands that in trying times, wonder and splendor are highly valuable commodities.  In the second year of an international pandemic, he’s released his seventh albu ... read more »

Simpler Times
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Greek Theatre
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  A common feature among music aficionados is the utter conviction that the best judges of our favorite artists' material aren’t the musicians themselves: WE are. Our tastes may differ, but it's we who, with emphasis and precision, can ... read more »

Sunlight Might Weigh Even More
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Green Pajamas
Description:

An all new album by Seattle’s legendary Green Pajamas for 2021!  The astonishing “Sunlight Might Weigh Even More”, destined to be a landmark in their impressive discography, lands in the tradition of their classic trio of albums from th ... read more »

DiG - Deluxe Edition (2CD)
Price: $27.00
Artist: The Grip Weeds
Description:

While in lockdown at the House of Vibes Studio in Highland Park, NJ The Grip Weeds began to work on songs that influenced them to make music their careers. They gave love and studio attention to these tracks that mostly were originally recorded primitively, quickly and on the cheap.  ... read more »

Curiousity Killed The Laissez Fairs?
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Laissez Fairs
Description: John Fallon (ex-Steppes) has always specialized in psyched-out, 60's-oriented ... read more »

Unnecessary Evil
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Lees Of Memory
Description:

The Lees Of Memory - led by ex-Superdrag frontman John Davis with able assistance from guitarist Brandon Fisher (also formerly of Superdrag) and drummer Nick Slack - debuted in 2014 with “Sisyphus”, a heady blast of shoegazey squall.  ... read more »

ip-dip-do
Price: $20.00
Artist: The Len Price 3
Description:

Weaned on the raw, passionate, two-minute tunes of The Who, The Kinks, The Clash, and their Medway Delta forefathers, The Len Price 3 are a high-energy garage combo from the Medway, UK delta.  Comprising G ... read more »

Glowing Lantern
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Mother Hips
Description:

Written and recorded through the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic, “Glowing Lantern” is a work of great comfort, even as it grapples with the profound anxiety of these troubling and uncertain times. The songs here are weighty, abstract rumina ... read more »

The Peppermint Kicks
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Peppermint Kicks
Description: The Peppermint Kicks are the bastard stepchild of Sal Baglio (The Stompers, T ... read more »

Faster Action
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Reflectors
Description:

The much anticipated sophomore effort from the poppers from L.A. is another brilliant testament of their unique upbeat Undertones/Buzzcocks-tinged, hook and harmony-filled teenage frustration rock ‘n’ roll all done in 2 and a half minute bursts!  “Straight out of the gate with ‘read more »

Constancy
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Roseline
Description:

“Constancy” is the seventh release by this Colin Hallibuton-led, Lawrence, KS roots pop outfit.  The album marks a distinct evolution in the band’s sound, as they found themselves taking more risks in the st ... read more »

James Cotton Mather
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Successful Failures
Description:

“James Cotton Mather”, the 9th album from NJ’s roots poppers The Successful Failures is a true gem – and quite possibly one of their best!  It’s an adventure-filled cinematic rock album, full of tragedy, disa ... read more »

Tomplicated
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Toms
Description:

Since his brilliant, self-titled debut LP appeared in 1979, The Toms (Tom Marolda) have remained an active DIY power-pop force of nature over the ensuing years.  Last year brought us some “lost” songs from 1979, but “To ... read more »

The Umbrellas
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Umbrellas
Description:

The San Francisco bay area has long been an important outpost of the International Pop Underground, from the 90’s heyday of The Aislers Set, #Poundsign# and The Fairways to the string of legendary popfests in ... read more »

The Webstirs
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Webstirs
Description:

Chicago-based band The Webstirs are back with their sixth album of clever, “hog-butchering, catchy indie pop to melt your jaded hipster heart”.  Formed in 1994 by childhood friends Preston Pisellini (guitars/ke ... read more »

I Saw A Dozen Faces…The Diary Of A Never Was (Book)
Price: $15.00
Artist: Tim Lee
Description:

Tim Lee's (Windbreakers/Tim Lee 3) autobiographical book chronicles the journey of a rock 'n roll lifer who was part of the national independent music scene of the 80’s.  Tim’s a self-described "new wave journeyman" who toured with the likes of Let's Active, Swimming Pool Qs, and Marti Jon ... read more »

Now Hear This
Price: $12.00
Artist: Tommy Sistak
Description:

“Now Hear This”, Tommy Sistak’s fifth album, follows in the footsteps of his previous four.  It’s full of short melodic, bouncy songs with a distinct 60's vibe and a heavy dose of British Invasion.  The album a ... read more »

Kaleidoscope Of Shadows: The Story So Far (3CD)
Price: $29.00
Artist: True West
Description:

True West will be celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2022.  The band emerged from Davis, CA and first gained attention with their debut 45 "Lucifer Sam" in 1982.  While not one of the original four Paisley Underground band ... read more »

Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #58
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #58
Description:

Cover stars the legendary 60’s West Coast psychedelic group Clear Light are the subject of an extensive feature. Other compelling coverage this time includes Canadian garage punks the Plague, Scottish post-punk outfit the Scars, Northe ... read more »

The Beat From 20,000 Garages (The Best Of The Rebels Vol.3)
Price: $17.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Volume 3 of the “Rebels” series brings together bands from around the world with a healthy DIY attitude, Garage, Pop-Psych, R&B, Freakbeat, Indie, Punk...it doesn't really matter what you call them.  It's just Rock And Roll Music, played with passion.  10 of the 16 tracks presented her ... read more »

Hit The Hay Vol. 12
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Sweden’s Sound Asleep Records are back with the 12th volume of their terrific, long-running “Hit The Hay” series – one that consistently showcases some of the best roots pop, alt country and even ... read more »

Take A Deep Breath
Price: $14.00
Artist: West Coast Music Club
Description:

West Coast Music Club are a large collective ... read more »