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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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Amoeba Teen
Price: $13.00
Artist: Amoeba Teen
Description: The terrific followup to 2019’s “Medium Wave”, “Amoeba Teen” contains 10 new t ... read more »

Episodes
Price: $18.00
Artist: Bart Davenport
Description:

Bart Davenport might be a multitude of things, depending on whom you ask. He's been a Mod, a blues singer, and a soft rock troubadour. He's an eclectic singer songwriter with the timeless voice of a real crooner. He lives and creates music in Los Angeles. Smooth and yet curiously pointed, his work t ... read more »

66/68
Price: $12.00
Artist: Bart Mendoza
Description:

A very cool EP of covers from Bart!  “Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of lending an ear to t ... read more »

The Domino Effect
Price: $15.00
Artist: Bob Burger
Description:

In case you’re not aware, Bob Burger is a founding member of New Jersey’s read more »

Our Life
Price: $12.00
Artist: Cherrystone
Description:

YES!! Like a dog with a bone, we’ve still not let go of the Cupid’s Carnival CD, but that’s only inspired us more to go and grab copies of this 2002 effort when Thomas Gray and Roland Skilton recorded as Cherrystone.  Not to worry folks, all of the elements foun ... read more »

Best Of 1972-1980
Price: $16.00
Artist: Chris Rainbow
Description:

Chris Rainbow never quite made it into the charts during the 70’s, though he got quite a bit of radio play, especially from the creative UK DJ Kenny Everett.  Chris is probably best known for (a) his outstanding vocal contributions to var ... read more »

The Paisley Garden Project
Price: $14.00
Artist: Chuck Yoakum
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Recorded in 2018, but with its heart clearly in 196 ... read more »

Julee
Price: $14.00
Artist: Dave Cope and the Sass
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!read more »

Happy Ever After
Price: $13.00
Artist: Dave Scarbrough
Description:

“Do I look for another stressful job right now or should I relax, meditate, and think about where my head and my soul really want to go?" Dave Scarbrough asked himself in early 2021.  The answer became “Happy Ever ... read more »

Not Quite The American Dream
Price: $15.00
Artist: Diesel Park West
Description:

What a long, strange trip it’s been! Thirty-three years after their debut album “Shakespeare Alabama” introduced Diesel Park West to the world, they’re back with “Not Quite the American Dream”, their first since 2019’s “Let It Melt”, finds the band in top form. It sends a clear message that Diesel P ... read more »

Reverse Light Years (2CD)
Price: $17.00
Artist: Even
Description:

If there was ever a time for Even to make a record like “Reverse Light Years”, that time is now.  Locked down due to the pandemic, frontman Ash Naylor was afforded the time and headspace to delve into t ... read more »

Satin Returns
Price: $14.00
Artist: Even
Description:

In 2018, the elder statesmen of Australian indie rock Even released their seventh album aptly titled “Satin Returns”.  “Holy smokes! This album is an absolute ripper packed full of eleven indie rock gems just waiting to ... read more »

In Another Time
Price: $15.00
Artist: Even
Description:

Here’s one we missed!!  Melbourne, Australia's seminal indie-pop-rock outfit Even are one of their country's most adored indie bands to have emerged from the '90s and read more »

Are You There?
Price: $14.00
Artist: Fontanarosa
Description:

Fontanarosa used to be the solo project of Paul Verwaerde (read more »

Pronounced Jah-See
Price: $15.00
Artist: Gyasi
Description:

Fond of outlandish costumes and platform shoes, Gyasi is a flamboyant artist who brings the golden age of UK rock n’ roll into the 21st Century. His music can be described as a glorious hybrid of early David Bowie and Marc Bolan. The album “Pronoun ... read more »

With All Due Respect
Price: $14.00
Artist: Incarnations
Description:

Here's a release from Bart Davenport in 2010 that was criminally ignored (in our opinion)!   As Incarnations, Bart Davenport, Daniel Collas, and Bing Ji Ling have delivered an absolute darling of a record. Traversing with an understated assuredness, they in ... read more »

Jay Byham
Price: $8.00
Artist: Jay Byham
Description:

Meadville, PA’s Jay Byham's self-titled, 5-song debut EP was co-written and produced by Steve Butler (Quincy, Smash Palace) who also plays on the record alongside his Smash Palace bandmates!  "This is all-modern music SO imagin ... read more »

Distant Dream
Price: $14.00
Artist: Jeremy
Description:

Admission of guilt:  We’ve had this CD in our “to be listened to” stack for quite some time (it was released in 2021), but for some unbeknownst reason it literally ended up at the bottom of the “stack” until we recently rescued it.  “It is always a thrill when our favorite musicians collab ... read more »

F.I.T.H.
Price: $12.00
Artist: Joel Tyler Wall
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  “F.I.T.H.” is the second solo outing from Joel Tyler Wall (better known as one half of pop duo Diamond Hands).  His previous solo record “Green Wave” saw Joel ... read more »

Borders
Price: $12.00
Artist: Kensington
Description:

In 2011, Dutch popsters Kensington were shooting their way up the consciousness of Dutch audiences.  While there's no such thing as a key to success, the heavily Brit-Pop influenced “Borders” was recorded in Kaiser Chiefs’ studio in Leeds, UK and was mastered by ... read more »

Teaspoon of Time
Price: $15.00
Artist: Kevin Robertson
Description:

Hailing from Aberdeen, Scotland Kevin Robertson is a singer songwriter who specializes in jangle and psych pop.  He’s also 1/5 of The Vapour Trails. Kevin's influences include 60's pop, rock ... read more »

Across State Lines
Price: $15.00
Artist: Lund Bros
Description:

Brand new studio outing from the Lund Bros!  Almost from the beginning, the brothers realized they had something special when back in the early 90’s, they ditched the front-man singer idea as other people never seemed ... read more »

3
Price: $15.00
Artist: Man Behind Tree
Description:

Dabbling in Power/Noise pop, Man Behind Tree layer carefully crafted vocal harmonies, jangly guitars and sugary hooks while balancing classic boy-girl motifs with David Lynch-esque imagery.  Think of an amputated ear resting in an overexposed flower bed …  Stationed in the concrete hea ... read more »

Roscoe's Dream
Price: $15.00
Artist: Mapache
Description:

Mapache is Clay Finch and Sam Blasucci.  Born and raised in Glendale, CA, the duo's breathtaking harmonies and heartfelt sound verges on cosmic West Coast Pop Americana. Their sound is not an exercise in pop nostalgia, but rather a distinctly independent link in a chain that stretches both ... read more »

Heart Inside Your Head
Price: $15.00
Artist: Nick Piunti & The Complicated Men
Description:

10 new songs from Nick and the Boyz!  Special guests include popper Ryan Allen on guitar/vocals!  At times both more rocking (we like it that way!) and more reflective than what you may have come to expect from Nick, but still full of great riffs, melodies, and lyrics deeper than what the ... read more »

Once Around Again
Price: $14.00
Artist: Phil Angotti
Description:

Chicago pop veteran Phil Angotti is back with "Once Around Again" – his 13th full length - and is already being hailed as his finest yet!  We just may to agree with that assessment!  The album features 10 original songs, nine brand new songs, plus an old Idea (Phil’s 90’s pop ... read more »

A Thin Thread
Price: $12.00
Artist: Phil Yates & the Affiliates
Description:

Formerly based out of Burlington, VT Phil Yates & The Affiliates are now a rock band based out of Chicago.  He’s self-described his hooky sound as being "too folky for the rockers and too rocky for the folkers."  “A Thin Thread” is the fourth Phil Yates & The Aff ... read more »

Suspension
Price: $14.00
Artist: Pop Co-Op
Description:

“Suspension” is the third outing from Pop Co-Op, a group of four geographically-dispersed musicians who focus on making the music they love. Veteran musician Steve Stoeckel (read more »

Night Gnomes
Price: $15.00
Artist: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Description:

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets return with “Night Gnomes”, their 5th album.  The Australian combo has a strong “DIY ... read more »

Broadcasting To The Nation (2CD)
Price: $17.00
Artist: Radio Stars
Description:

With lead singer Andy Ellison's autobiography due, profile is high on bands such as John's Children and Radio Stars – “Broadcasting To The Nation” being Radio ... read more »

Neurotica (Expanded)
Price: $16.00
Artist: Red Kross
Description:

The 35th anniversary edition of “Neurotica”, the 1987 power pop and alternative rock opus by Redd Kross includes 12 previously unreleased demos from the era (rediscovered in the archive of the band's original A&R guy, Geoffrey Weiss).  Absence can make the heart grow fonder, and one of the ... read more »

Brighter Day
Price: $14.00
Artist: Rogers & Butler
Description:

The talented songwriting duo of Edward Rogers & Stephen Butler return with “Brighter Day”, an engaging second album.  It’s a collection of eleven original soon-to-be classics that display their distinctive blend of auth ... read more »

Endless Rooms
Price: $13.00
Artist: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Description:

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever return in 2022 with “Endless Rooms”, the Melbourne quintet's third album proper. Described by the band as them "Doing what we do best: chasing down songs in a room together", the record stands as a testament to the collabor ... read more »

Easy Answers
Price: $12.00
Artist: Seth Timbs
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Seth Timbs plays piano. He has a way with words and an ear for tune. He’s kind of a wiseacre.  A veteran of stage and studio, this Nashville singer-songwriter, he was an influential presence in Murfreesboro, TN’s vibrant ... read more »

Wide Awake
Price: $10.00
Artist: Shake Some Action!
Description:

Now 15 years in, Shake Some Action! is showing no signs of slowing down as they return with “Wide Awake”, a sign-of-the-times record recorded remotely with band members never setting foot in the same studio at the ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #129
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #129
Description:

Kevin Godley & Lol Crème (of 10cc) grace the cover:  Their 60’s pop roots and late 70’s/80’s grand ambitions.  Other features include: 90’s Albums: The Shindig! team pick their favorite under-the-radar long-players from The Decade That Doesn ... read more »

Love, Sex and Death etc
Price: $18.00
Artist: Simon Love
Description:

“Love, Sex and Death etc” is the followup to 2018’s “Sincerely, S. Love x”.  The 12 songs, written between 2017 and 2019 mostly, were recorded in two batches in July and November 2020 after being rehearsed for six months with the initial plan of recording them as live as possible all together i ... read more »

No Anesthesia
Price: $12.00
Artist: Speedfossil
Description:

Speedfossil are a kin ... read more »

Jobbernowl
Price: $13.00
Artist: Spygenius
Description:

Spygenius’ seventh album, “Jobbernowl” follows their 2021 tribute collection “Spygenius Blow Their Covers”, fusing the emotive heft of the former with the rollicking energy of the latter into a visceral but sophisticated set, framed by the combination of wit, hooks and harmony that de ... read more »

Modern Architecture
Price: $12.00
Artist: Swimming Pools & Movie Stars
Description:

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Flights Of Fancy
Price: $10.00
Artist: Terry Carolan
Description:

Terry Carolan acquired recognition with a number of different bands, including Just Boys, The Pin Ups, True Hearts, New Movies, Blue Cartoon and Heirs Of Fortune.  “Flights Of Fancy” is Terry’s first so ... read more »

Don't Go Anywhere
Price: $14.00
Artist: The 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Kool Kat’s release of “Don’t Go Anywhere” marks the CD debut of the band’s previously download-only release from 2021!  Those with a keen ear for underground pop music may already be aware of The 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco. The Essex, UK-base ... read more »

Tones Of The Sparrow
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Asteroid No. 4
Description:

Celebrating 25 years as a band, stalwarts of the modern psych scene The Asteroid No.4  present “Tones Of The Sparrow”, their eleventh album!  Heavily inspired by the UK shoegaze scene including My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Ride ... read more »

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

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  read more »

Keep On With Falling (2CD/Deluxe Edition)
Price: $23.00
Artist: The Boo Radleys
Description:

Responding to the warm welcome that greeted news of their reformation earlier this year, The Boo Radleys release their first album of all-new music in 24 years!  Rising from cult-shoegaze band to the very ... read more »

August Lightning Complex
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Bye Bye Blackbirds
Description:

Arriving almost exactly two years after their acclaimed “Boxer At Rest” album, “August Lightning Complex” is album number six for Oakland, CA’s The Bye Bye Blackbirds.  Recorded at Sharkbite Studios with engine ... read more »

Poppy Seeds
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Corner Laughers
Description:

With the impossibly winsome vocals of Karla Kane out front, San Francisco’s The Corner Laughers‘ pop style is a tasty recipe indeed.  2012’s “Poppy Seeds” continued in their grand tradition.  “It takes a lot to sell me on an overtly twee-po ... read more »

What Comes After
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Honeydogs
Description:

It’s not clear if Adam Levy, front man and creative force behind The Honeydogs, meant the title of their 10th studio release from 2012 as a statement or a question.  The album’s songs merge simpler lyrical content of early works with the deceptively sophisticated ... read more »

These Horses
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Joey Sexton Band
Description:

The Joey Sexton Band has its roots in Connecticut, but has traveled the roads of New England and beyond performing and rocking thousands of music fans.  Hailed as an original Americana Southern Blues Rock band – they are influenced by the likes of John Hiatt, Jo ... read more »

Happy Go Lucky
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Krayolas
Description:

“Happy Go Lucky” is the second archival release from San Antonio‘s Krayolas.  Known as the Tex-Mex Beatles, the Chicano garage rockers have garnered flattering comparisons to the Fab Four, Bob Dylan, the Who, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe and Warren Zevon.  read more »

Threesome Vol. 3
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Lickerish Quartet
Description:

“Threesome Vol. 3 completes the trilogy started with the release of “Threesome Vol. 1” in 2020, which was called a “masterpiece” by many critics and fans alike.  “Threesome Vol. 2” was released in early 2021, and its first single, “Snollygoster Goon,” showed anothe ... read more »

Celebrate The Moments Of Your Life (2CD)
Price: $20.00
Artist: The Orange Peels
Description:

The Orange Peels are: Allen Clapp, Gabriel Coan, and Jill Pries.  “Celebrate The Moments Of Your Life” was recorded from summer 2019 though fall of 2020 at the band's former headquarters in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  “Since their formation in the late '90s, read more »

A Day In The Life
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Parlophonics
Description:

The Parlophonics (Robert Horvath, Fernando Perdomo – does he ever sleep?, and Hugh Macdonald) is an alternative rock band making brilliant power pop/rock despite having never been in the same room with each other.  If anything, distance has only added grace and intention to the band’s sound ... read more »

Stereo
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Toms
Description:

New effort from The Toms, the solo project of producer, songwriter, and singer Tom Marolda, who plays almost all of the instruments on “Stereo” (though he does get help from his New Jersey pal, former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora on the track “You Mo ... read more »

Enemies With Benefits
Price: $5.00
Artist: Thrift Store Halo
Description:

The future looked bright and rosy for Thrift Store Halo back in 1998 when the Chicago-based band’s debut album, “World Gone Mad” arrived. Positive reception was served in spades, but commitments outside of music prevented the group from moving forward.  Nearly 20 years after the relea ... read more »

Person Of Interest
Price: $11.00
Artist: Tom Curless
Description:

Tom Curless explains the background of his latest, rockin’ effort “Person Of Interest” “The main difference between this one and ‘Almost Ready for the Future’ is that it is 100% me, just starting with a basic idea/structure and overdubbing like mad. ... read more »

So Many Days
Price: $15.00
Artist: Triptides
Description:

Among the newest generation of bands in the tradition of West Coast psychedelia, Triptides have blossomed into the role of elegant adventurers. Led by guitarist, keyboardist and singer Glenn Brigman, with drummer Brendan Peleo-Lazar and bassist/guitarist ... read more »

Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #60
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #60
Description:

DUE LATE JULY – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  This issue features an extraordinary Velvet Underground cover story exploring Lou Reed’s early days at Pickwick Records and the momentous first meeting of Lou Reed and John Cale.  Also featured are Detroit ‘70s proto-punk rockers the Dogs, Ca ... read more »

From Morden To Wimbledon
Price: $18.00
Artist: Various Arists
Description:

The followup to the brilliant “17 From Morden” album finds Nigel Lees’ Top Sounds label paying a second visit to R.G Jones' studio with “From Morden To Wimbledon”, a compilation which assembles sixteen tracks tran ... read more »

Pop Parade Doce
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Rock Indiana Records’ terrific collections of pop from around the world is back with its twelfth volume!  Fifteen tracks (including exclusives from Andrew Taylor, Lukah Boo, Howdy, Javier Polo (of The Winnerys), Marlovers, Radio Days, and Robertson).  Others ... read more »

The Best Power Pop Of 2020 (3CD)
Price: $18.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

A 66 track, 3CD set curated by Bruce Brodeen (Not Lame/Pop Geek Heaven) that represents his favorite releases from 2020 and a chance to hear those that you may have missed the first time around.  Nice to see Kool Kat represented with 15 tracks (13 label/2 distributed), an affirmation of Bruce’s ... read more »

If Only
Price: $13.00
Artist: Walker Brigade
Description:

“If Only” is a proper introduction to the slightly off-centre pop of LA’s Walker Brigade, whosde music can be described as melodic, abrasive, slyly funny and completely beguiling.  The art-punk-pop four-piece, veterans of a series of live shows and acclaimed singles under the label's auspices, ... read more »

Faded Scrapbook
Price: $14.00
Artist: West Coast Music Club
Description:

Based in the North West of the UK, West Coast Music Club is a band comprising Martin Adams, Peter Madden and Marc Joy. Adams (vocals/guitar) and Madden (guitar/bass/vocals) are both ex Eye Dance and have been collaborating on and off for many years. Meeting and working with Marc Joy (multi instrumen ... read more »

In The Mean Meantime
Price: $15.00
Artist: Whelligan
Description:

Songwriter and singer Jamie Whelligan is a pop troubadour in the classic late 60’s vein.  A busker on the London Underground, an actor in art house film, one of those ever-present characters who seems weirdly displac ... read more »

William Cleere + The Marvellous Fellas
Price: $12.00
Artist: William Cleere + The Marvellous Fellas
Description:

Impressive 2011 debut from William Cleere whose aptly monikered "Marvellous Fellas" that include Allen Clapp (Orange Peels) who also produced, along with Karla Kane and Khoi Huynh (both of Agony Aunts).  "When endeavoring to review of a pop album built around ac ... read more »