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Why don't they teach heartbreak at school? + bonus disc
Price: $15.00
Artist: Aerial
Description: Scottish power-poppers Aerial are back with their sophomore album (and Kool Kat label debut) that proves that the band has lost none of the infectious energy, pop hooks and West Coast harmonies that defined their sound the first time around. Formed in the late 90's, they soon came to the attention of London-based Fantastic Plastic Records who released two highly acclaimed EPs by the band in 2000. Their debut album, "Back Within Reach", was released in 2001 by Japanese label Syft Records. Following a series of line-up changes the group disbanded later the same year. Fast forward 10 years and Aerial, re-tuned and re-grouped, began writing the follow up which resulted in their new record, which picks up right where their debut left off. This is the sound of a band who have lost none of their sense of youthful exuberance. "These high-flying Scots are right on the verge of takeoff for their second LP. Frankly the month of September just got a whole lot better, and it hasn't even started yet." - Powerpopulist.com "I love a song like 'Cartoon Eyes' with a middle eight that surprises, and when it’s surrounded by pure chorus sounding curiously like Elastica’s 'Waking Up' being covered by Blue Oyster Cult, I’m sold. Turn it up." - HoneyandBile.com "A quick listen to their new offering is enough to remind you of this Scottish trio's ability to produce jaunty slabs of mesmerising melody: a trait they displayed in abundance during their first incarnation in the late 90's" - Aberdeen.stv.tv .COMES WITH AN EXCLUSIVE BONUS EP CONTAINING 4 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED HOME DEMOS!! GREAT!!! ... read more »
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Selection Box Vol. 1/The Appleyard Sessions (2CD)
Price: $17.00
Artist: Amoeba Teen
Description: Ameoba Teen’s core members Mark Britton (rhythm guitar and keyboard) and Mike Turner (lead guitar) met as teenagers and have been writing together for nearly two decades. They first bonded on a shared appreciation of Cream and other classic British blues acts, but their interests soon moved on to artists that were more melodic but still with prominent and layered guitars, including Neil Young, Jellyfish, Wilco, and Teenage Fanclub. In early 2017 they rewarded fans with “Selection Box Vol. 1” followed in five months by “The Appleyard Sessions” (both download-only releases). They now make their CD debut on this 2CD collection! Although “Selection Box” is ostensibly the “pop” album and “Appleyard” the “folk” album (they even contain songs titled “Pop” and “Folk,” respectively), when paired together, they seem not so much two different genres as two different ways of conveying the writers’ inner lives. “I love power pop, be it from the Mod 60’s, the skinny-tie 70’s, or any of the genre’s various revivals, up to the present day. But if I am honest with myself, I will admit that whereas power pop classics retain a timeless immediacy, many of them have something missing. That something is emotional maturity. Hence, for the listener who loves catchy melodies, ear-candy harmonies, guitars that alternately jangle and fuzz, and simple rhythm, there is a crisis built into power pop: how can an artist take a medium designed to express teenage angst and adapt it to say meaningful things about adult life? Is such a task even possible? I submit that it is, and that the proof is in the Amoeba Teen recordings that comprise this collection. There is no doubt that ‘Selection Box’ wears its emotions on its sleeve. From the supercharged starburst of ‘This Spark’ to the defiantly above-the-weather ‘Good Morning Sunshine,’ to the tenderly encouraging ‘Fade Out,’ the message is clear. Adult life is messy and often disappointing. The frankness of the lyrics finds its complement in the intensity of the album’s musical arrangements. Save for a couple of tunes where the band lightens the mood, such as the lush ‘Memory Lane’ (which manages to capture the mood of ‘Penny Lane’ nicely without falling into soundalike territory), there is a surfeit of nervous energy in its grooves. It’s palpable in the crunchy staccatoed guitar lines of ‘This Spark,’ the slightly neurotic high-hat on ‘Hearts and Minds,’ and the plaintive Al Kooper organ line feeling its way through ‘Fade Out.’ Often, it threatens to bubble over into a kind of ecstasy, and sometimes it does. But even when it doesn’t, it’s always satisfying, because it speaks to the experiences of people who are trying to find beauty in everyday life. That same search for beauty is evident in ‘The Appleyard Sessions’, but there it is expressed far more delicately, with lyrics that read like poems and arrangements that feel like soundscapes. For my money, the standouts are ‘Folk’ and ‘3 a.m., Here I Am,’ which combine to give the impression of a swatch of a soundtrack to a lost film. There’s an entire story just in the reverberations of the opening guitar chord of ‘Folk,’ with its mysterious tuning recalling Jimmy Page in his most Bert Janschian mood. I’m also taken with the subtle ambient effects that pan left-right left and the other elements of ‘musique concrete’ that waft through the mix. Add Mike’s tensile voice as it chimes in with haiku-like verses, and Amoeba Teen succeeds in creating a sound collage that evokes ‘Bookends’-era Simon and Garfunkel. A sense of melancholy pervades those songs and others throughout this disc. With the recordings on this collection, Amoeba Teen successfully stretch the boundaries of power pop to make it express grown-up ideas. At the same time, they display a unique and beautiful flair for the familiar-yet-new melodies that keep the genre forever young. Their sound has real substance, and I’m excited to discover where their muse will take them in the years to come.” - Dawn Eden Goldstein Eloquently stated Dawn….thank you! GREAT!! ... read more »
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ANC4
Price: $15.00
Artist: ANC4
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!! ROGER ARVIDSON ALERT!! Roger’s brilliant “Arvidson & Butterflies” release ranks as one of Kool Kat’s best-selling ever label releases. ANC4 (a/k/a Arvidson &Nilsson Combo Four) is a newly formed band that consists of four long serving members of the Swedish music scene. Songwriters Roger Arvidson (vocals/guitar), and Tomas Nilsson (vocals/guitar – of The Mop Tops!), are complimented by Janne Borgh (bass/backing vocals – The Moderns), and Niclas "Tidaholm’s Ringo" Österberg (drums). The band breathes new life into Rickenbacker-fueled, 60’s style nuggets with strong melodies and sweet harmonies whilst keeping relevant in the current music scene. “A diverse collection of bright, hummable pop tunes drawing on a wide scope of influences from The Beatles to The Byrds. As different as these songs may be from one another, each starts with a great melody from which hangs the musical elements necessary to make one catchier than the last. ‘Easy Way Out’ is a great choice for an opening track with its memorable guitar hook and spot on harmonies. The twangy slide guitar of ‘You Can Call Me Darling’ melts like something out of a Dali painting. And those bells – just lovely. ‘The Chronicle’, is an amazing track with multi-layered textures created almost certainly through some sort of studio wizardry. ‘So Good To Me’ maintains the good mood vibe and leads right into ‘Happy Again’, a bit of pure, uplifting power pop with very possibly the catchiest chorus I’ve heard this year. ‘It Don’t Matter’ is an earworm with guitar shimmer that may remind one of The La’s. ‘No More Words’ has that Byrds-ian jangle that never goes out of fashion. With more hooks than a pirate convention, ANC4 is easily one of my favorite records of 2019!” – PowerPopNews.com GREAT!! ... read more »
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Strange Tide
Price: $15.00
Artist: ANC4
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!! WOW!! Of course we love it (and please pardon the hype), but even if “Strange Tide”, ANC4’s second release wasn’t on Kool Kat we’d still rate as a Top 5 (or maybe even #1) “Best Power Pop Record Of 2021” – it’s that brilliant! The band delivers impeccably well crafted songs written by the songwriting duo of Roger Arvidson and Tomas Nilsson with the backing of a superb rhythm section made up of Janne Borgh on bass and Niclas Österberg on drums. “’Strange Tide’ is a 10/10 rated affair. The Swedish summer normally ends in August but this album will lengthen it to Christmas. It’s brimming with melodic songs, jangly guitars and lovely vocals. All 16 tracks have potential to be singles. ‘Being Nice’ is this year’s best power pop track. Roger Arvidson and Tomas Nilsson …. We salute you.” – Per Dahlqvist “It is not often you find a band that is consistent in the quality of their releases but ANC4 have proved they have the knack to pen and play a plethora of tip top pop. Album opener ‘Struck Gold’ is almost like an epiphany as every track on this album is gold and you will feel like you have won the musical lottery. You want jangle, you want harmonies, you want melodies and more hooks than Ikea’ curtain department, along with well crafted lyrics, then look no further than ANC4, this Swedish quartet has all you want and all you need.” Wayne Ford/The Ice Cream Man We could gush more, but have a listen…you will be pleased! GREAT!! ... read more »
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Caught By Light
Price: $12.00
Artist: Armchair Oracles
Description: Norway’s Armchair Oracles’ third long-player (and Kool Kat Musik label debut) is a flat-out stunner! But don’t just take our word for it! "They trade in classic power pop with great melodies, quirky tempo and chord changes, and spot-on harmonies are what this band from Norway are all about. Their songs bring to mind such influences as The Beatles, Big Star and Love!" – David Bash/IPO “Songs that are drawn in bewitching colors, doused with the spirit of decades of classic guitar pop and seasoned by Norway's quartet of the moment, ‘Caught by Light’ jumps to the front flank of 2019's finest releases. Twisting and turning in and around the essence of bands such as Badfinger and Teenage Fanclub, they roll out a virtual guide to being safe and at home in this life. Their finely crafted songs reach out and touch the sounds of the 70’s and 80’s, while also hugging contemporary sensibilities. The breathtakingly beautiful ‘Don't Let It Break You,’ a muscular power ballad with soft shoulders, sings a song of hope and guidance. ‘Several Stories’ tells a melodic tale of someone who understands how to rebound from a fall from grace. Songs such as the provocatively titled ‘She Gets Me High,’ a concise, crafted-with-care ballad about the narrator's safe place continues the listener's journey through an invigorating program of melodically-sewn musical life lessons. They have brought some welcome light into this life - extremely catchy earworms that at times drift atop gorgeous melodies and beautifully-realized arrangements. Great album. Unmissable. I heart Armchair Oracles, and you will too.” - Alan Haber/Pure Pop Radio High praise indeed! GREAT!! ... read more »
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Arvidson & Butterflies
Price: $14.00
Artist: Arvidson & Butterflies
Description: JANGLE ALERT!! WOW!! A HUGE thanks To Wayne” The Ice Cream Man” Ford (who co-wrote a couple of the songs) for bringing this fabulous record to us! Roger Arvidson has been a stalwart of the Gothenburg, Sweden music scene for many years, playing in bands such as the Remains and Sonic Walthers before going solo under the name Arvidson. His critically acclaimed, self-titled solo debut came out in 2001 on German label Firestation Records. Arvidson & Butterflies , is the newest vehicle for Roger’s songs, and he’s backed by some of finest musicians from the Gothenburg music scene. “Feel good pop songs seem to come easy to Roger...crisp, clean melodies, bright jangling guitars, effortless vocals....all mixed together to create what can only be described as perfect pop songs...it only takes the first ten seconds of the intro to ‘Tired Of Running’ to know that these feel good songs are foot tappers from the start. With hints of the swinging 60’s and nods towards an upbeat Tom Petty, 2 and a half minutes of listening pleasure are guaranteed track by track. No need to fill four minutes with pointless solos, just catchy hooks and clever breaks as in ‘Butterflies’ keep the balance of time and sound just right. The more introspective ‘Say That’ just proves that he is more than just the power pop card player.., it takes more to pull off a slow tune than a quick 4:4 pop song and on this evidence there's every indication that either formula comes naturally. There are the obvious influences to be heard from the Beatles to the Beach Boys to the early jangle of REM but at the end of the day all the tracks have their own identity. So who cares if he takes inspiration from somewhere - who doesn’t? The fact that the finest examples of the pop song can be heard on this selection of tracks is all one needs to know.” - John Dillam "Brimming with really good songs in a tradition of pop that I love! So retro and up to date at the same time!” - Mats Westling “Glimmering classy, jangly power pop with pinches of Byrds, Teenage Fanclub, and Paul Weller throughout that featuring strong harmonies and strumming guitars. Spiced with great melodies , just as good as lemonade on a hot summers day”- Kai Martin “Roger Arvidson’s got 100 percent irresistible power pop brilliance right up there with the three B’s and stuff like Alex Chilton, Byrds, Undertones and The Who.” – LP Anderson/Bear Family Records "Love it, ‘Will Follow’ sounds wonderfully atmospheric! Layer-upon-layer of melodic loveliness! Kudos! And ‘Lights Go Out’ lights me up! Reminiscent of Dwight Twilley and Phil Seymour.” - Butch Young "Man, I love these beautiful short snappy and emotional pop tunes. Sweet music to greet summer, love and life to. Dig em´!" - Kenneth Tonef A lot of this record reminds us of Sire-period Searchers – a GREAT thing for sure! GREAT!! ... read more »
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Hills of the Universe
Price: $15.00
Artist: Athanor
Description: Singer/songwriter Greg Herriges and lead guitarist Rick Vittenson (a/k/a Athanor) met on the steps of the Highland Park, IL Recreation Center in the summer of 1965, just as The Beatles’ album “Help!” was released. Both avid rock mavens (with roots back to Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Dion and the Belmonts, and The Beach Boys), they formed a group called the 4-to-Go when Greg was a high school sophomore and Rick was a junior. The group broke up, as groups eventually do, and they each joined other bands. In 1973 Greg and Rick reunited. Greg had completed school out of state, while Rick had begun working with both the NME and Crawdaddy! Magazine. When Greg returned to Illinois for work as a teacher - his profession to this day, including teaching a course on the Beatles – he put together a home studio. After time spent away from performing he called on his old friend, and thus Athanor was born. Three mellow-heavy singles were issued in the early-to-mid ‘70s. Sitting inside the circle which occupies such early ‘70s/post-‘60s psych-pop/rock burnouts as Creme Soda and Drywater, Athanor is not pure underground esoterica, as they dose their damage with an ear bent towards P-O-P, which separates it from the sea of pretenders. In 2013 and 2014, two LPs of material from this period were released on the Guerssen Records label outta Spain, and both received rave reviews. Buoyed by the success of these two LPs, Greg and Rick spent three years recording an album of all new original songs for this, their Kool Kat Musik label debut – “Hills of the Universe”. For this project they invited seasoned rock instrumentalists to contribute - Chris Drehobl (former drummer of legendary Chicago band The Mauds), Quent Lang (former saxophone and flute player of The Mauds), Jeff Murphy (of Shoes), guitar virtuoso Harry Reinhart (Midnight, Traffic Jam and Skip Towne and The Greyhounds), John Belpedio (bass player for Almost Joe and Mid-Life Crisis), and Brian Cremins (of Pet Theories). Recording engineer John Towner helped them achieve the full sound they were looking for, and he even added synthesized strings on a few tracks. It has taken over four decades to realize this latest Athanor recording project, but they continue to play, and Greg is already writing the songs for the next album. “They are a perfect compliment for fans of other rare psych-pop bands like Lazy Smoke, Creme Soda, and The Only Ones.” – Powerpopaholic.com GREAT!! ... read more »
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Death Of A Western Heart
Price: $9.00
Artist: B-Leaguers
Description: Remember The Popdogs? After gaining some great press and reviews for their debut album, “Cool Cats For Pop Dogs”, it came as a complete surprise when they called it a day. Not down for long, Popdogs main man James Styring and some new mates are back with a vengeance, with a new moniker, a new attitude, and lots of loud, crunchy guitars as they deliver seven killer tracks that not only grab you by the throat and refuse to let go, but at the same time capture the pop sensibilities, massive melodies and HUGE choruses that Popdogs fans have come to expect. “The Phoenix may be a creature of legend, of implausible birth and dramatic happenstance but it is a being to whom much is owed, especially when describing a band to whom out of various embers have arisen and offered a glimpse of the new Power Pop/Pop Punk sensation that will surely blow the socks off and enthuse the minds of those that come to hear of them over the next couple of months and beyond as this album takes hold. The Phoenix has a name in this circumstance, not content with just to be seen as a mythical beast on the prowl in the flat lands of Lincoln, no longer seen to be a separate animal with four journey’s under its belt, B-leaguers are a group to whom, if there is justice in this creaking world, many will come to admire for bringing back an attitude to the genre that has been sadly missing, that of the elegant smile and hearty enjoyment. With The Popdogs’ James Styring on vocals and giving the lyrics substantial meat, Ched Howard’s bruising guitars and Mikey Barraclough and Mark Barrett offering a bass and drum section that keeps the groove upbeat and upmarket, this collective of four individuals makes a team that rock, that offer class in abundance. Their debut isn’t just a rebirth of four distinct ideals, it is a offering to a new belief, the death they speak of is only in the past, this is very much a set of songs firmly entrenched in the idea of preserving life and making it sing with fascination and glory, it is the beast that never forgot how to roar and whilst the phoenix may revel in the lick of the fire to be reborn, B-Leaguers are the ones stoking it with piles of black coal. In tracks such as ‘Amnesia’, ‘Canyons (Suburbs and Centres)’ and the excellent ‘Lemonade’, the group pass all expectations and the world, once devoid of sentiment in the heart of Lincolnshire now seems to buzz with excitement once more and it is an association that will be grasped fully and with true intent, the phoenix has risen, the fire is ablaze.” – Ian D. Hall/Liverpool Sound & Vision “Unleash the dogs of pop! This is power-pop with a razor's edge and a pneumatic drill. But what makes it still inhabit that world where everything always makes sense are the melodies soaring above the controlled aggression, summed up by Styring's pure pop vocal. B-Leaguers are certs for the play-offs!” - John Bottomley/Bucketfull of Brains GREAT!!! ... read more »
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Astroemeria - A Journey On Earth & Beyond
Price: $14.00
Artist: Bhopal's Flowers
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!! Hindu deities dancing in the sky of the American desert, psychedelic cosmic pop hanging by a thread to the star of the shepherd, the music of Bhopal's Flowers seems to point to an unknown but familiar direction: A world where John Wayne and the Virgin Mary drive a convertible Lincoln, John Fitzgerald Kennedy on the backseat, greeting the crowd of angels. “Astroemeris…” is the second full-length release (and Kool Kat label debut) from Lione Pezzano-led Bhopal’s Flowers. Two years after ‘’Lovesongs & Psychedelic Tones’’, Bhopal’s Flowers presents a new conceptual psychedelic record: ‘’Alstroemeria: A Journey On Earth & Beyond’’. Lionel explains “The record maps a 24 hour cycle, in which each song is linked with a specific time of the day/night, slicing its journey in two distinct parts: a bright and vintage Sunshine Pop on Side 1, facing a deep and modern Moonlight Pop on Side 2. Exploring the deepest mysteries of life and drawing an esoteric vision of the soul’s materialization from upper skies to down bellow, ''Alstroemeria'' tales the cosmic and earthly adventures of the human soul, surrounded by numerous guides, divinities and historical characters: Galilee, the three Magi, Ettore Majorana, Lord Krishna, Archangel Uriel, Nikola Tesla, Zarathustra, Virgin Mary, Adam, Christopher Columbus, Jesus Christ, Paul Dirac, Napoleon Bonaparte, Yahveh, angels Seraph & Metatron, Rudolf Steiner, St John The Evangelist, Charles Darwin and Swami Vivakananda.” “Pezzano’s music combines the free flowing instrumental layers of the past with the crisp finish of today's indie rock present. There is some truly incredible guitar work here and overall a very good taste of instrument and sample selection. While the freedom and love movement is there, it's been hosed off and given a brighter neon glow with carefully placed modern updates. It's not all la la land in these songs; sometimes it can be a little haunting or just downright out there. One of the staples for music like this that I believe to be essential is that the listener is taken on a legitimate journey, and this album nails that. Expert tonal shifts that are so subtle you don't know what's happening until you're neck deep in it are all over these songs.” – DivideandConquerMusic.com So, what about the music? The record oozes shades of 60’s trippy psych/West Coast -influenced sounds with dreamy vocals, liberal sprinklings of 12-string guitars and sitar, singing the gospel life, from its very first sunrays, to its late moonbeams. Includes a cover of Cream’s “I Feel Free”! Very kool!! GREAT!! ... read more »
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Billy Bremner For President
Price: $15.00
Artist: Billy Bremner's Rockfiles
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!! Sometimes we have to pinch ourselves to fully realize a dream come true when we’re able to work with artists/bands that are some of our all-time faves! Several years ago, it was The Pencils, now it’s Billy Bremner of Rockpile, et al! Back in the late 70’s Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds (solo and with Rockpile) were the absolute sh*t to us! The one and only official Rockpile album “Seconds Of Pleasure” still sounds as fresh today as it did back then. Fast forward to 2020 and Billy Bremner is doing his darndest to keep the spirit of Nick, Dave, and Rockpile alive fronting Rockfiles and paying homage to Rockpile! And to top things off, guesting on the record is none other than Dave Edmunds/Nick Lowe/Shakin’ Stevens/many others sideman Geraint Watkins on piano! Songs covered with fire, spirit and verve here are ”I Hear You Knocking” (live), “Heart”, “Down Down Down”, “Love So Fine”, “Born Fighter”, “Sweet Little Lisa”, “Heart Of The City”, “Oh What A Thrill”, “Singin’ The Blues”, “Three Time Loser”, “Loud Music In Cars”, “Queen Of Hearts”, and “Knife & Fork”! The band’s slogan is “Let’s make Rockfiles (and Rockpile) great again!” We voted Billy! GREAT!! ... read more »
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More Action City
Price: $12.00
Artist: Action City
Description:

Action City (Michael Slawter and Shawn Lynch) are back with the followup to their terrific 2021 “This Is Action City” debut!  Recorded in the Fall of 2021 and Spring of 2022, the boys re-enlisted Adam Lasus ... read more »

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

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

Still Anyways
Price: $16.00
Artist: Anyway Gang
Description:

“Still Anyways” is Canadian rock supergroup Anyway Gang’s sophomore album. The band consists of read more »

Joy Of The 4th
Price: $17.00
Artist: Bhopal's Flowers
Description:

Hindu deities dancing in the sky of the American desert, psychedelic cosmic pop hanging by a thread to the star of the shepherd, the music of Bhopal's Flowers seems to point to an unknown but familiar direction: A world where John Wayne and the Virgin Mary drive a convertib ... read more »

Lagoon
Price: $15.00
Artist: Bird Streets
Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Patterns
Price: $15.00
Artist: Dungeon of Skeletons
Description:

Dungeon of Skeletons is an Alternative Power pop band from Murfreesboro, TN just a stone’s throw away from Nashville.  Singer/songwriter, Justin Kline, leads the crew with his McCartney-esque melodies and guitar - while family members Audrey, Emily, Connor, and Tyler Kline fill out the rest of ... read more »

Fringe Benefit
Price: $14.00
Artist: Fringe Benefit
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 10 - ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  When you think of Capricorn Records, what type of music comes to mind?  Southern Rock, right - Allman Brothers, Sea Level, Marshall Tucker Band et al?  When label head Phil Walden handed the rein ... read more »

Potpourri Of Harmony (Retrospective) (2CD)
Price: $23.00
Artist: Gary Ritchie
Description:

“Potpourri Of Harmony” is a Limited Edition 2CD collection of songs from Gary’s five solo albums and one track from his rare "Beat The Meatles!" album.  There are 7-9 tracks from each album here. Some are Gary’s personal faves, along with deep cuts, forgotten gems, fan favorites...etc. &nb ... read more »

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

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

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

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

She Steals Candy
Price: $13.00
Artist: Juniper
Description:

Youthful pop auteur Juniper Shelley’s self-titled debut album was one of 2020’s most audacious musical surprises, introducing a smart and sincere new artist whose fresh, infectious song craft reflects her wide-ranging musical inspirations while expressing the perspective of a contemporary teenager.& ... read more »

When Does Rock 'n' Roll Start To Get Sad?
Price: $11.00
Artist: Karma Gambit
Description:

Karma Gambit is a power pop band based out of Asbury Park, NJ.  Drawing inspiration from bands like Fountains of Wayne, Weezer, and Oasis, the foursome pins sharp character studies and wry humor against big guitars, immediate hooks, and layered harmonies.  Originally a s ... read more »

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

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

Anglesea 1981
Price: $15.00
Artist: Little Murders
Description:

If you don’t know Melbourne’s mod-pop kings Little Murders your life is incomplete.  They were two years into their stop-start career and “Anglesea 1981” captures one of the early line-ups on a New Year’s Eve night in a crammed pub on the Victorian Surf Coast.  There’s a fair sp ... read more »

Rock 'N' Roller Skates
Price: $7.00
Artist: Los Breakdowns
Description:

Pouring up sugar coated hooks, harmonies and sing-a-long anthems, the UK’s Los Breakdowns serve up something the likes of The Records, Sweet, Dogs D'Amour, The Rumour, Rockpile, Slade, Rolling Stones, and Flamin' Groovies... Fans of British g ... read more »

Sean O'Hagan Presents: The Sunshine World Of Louis Philippe
Price: $19.00
Artist: Louis Philippe
Description:

“Its title alone – “Sean O'Hagan Presents: The Sunshine World of Louis Philippe” - should strike the hearts of indie pop purists worldwide.  London-dwelling Frenchman Philippe earned his stripes in the latter half of the 80’s recording, writing, and producing for ... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now In 3-D
Price: $14.00
Artist: Panthervision
Description:

NEW RELEASE N THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 3 - ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  Bonnie Veronica (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Kirk Larsen (lead guitar, backing vocals) led the power pop/garage band Beyond Veronica for fifteen years, mostly in Portland, OR after they originally f ... read more »

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

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

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

Popular Creeps are a four-piece, two-guitar band from Detroit who named themselves after a solo single by former Replacements drummer Chris Mars.  Critics writing about their 2019 debut “Bloodshot Red ... read more »

Sounds In English
Price: $14.00
Artist: Richard Öhrn
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67,000 Miles An Album
Price: $15.00
Artist: Richard X. Heyman
Description:

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

Footprints In The Butter
Price: $15.00
Artist: Scott Robertson
Description:

This debut album from the son of legend Kevin Robertson (The Vapour Trails), proves that a lifetime of listening to the pop melodies of the 60s and psyche, has provided rewards. This man can make his guitar sing at you from every angle.  “Not surprisingly, ‘read more »

Shindig! Magazine – Issue #136
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine – Issue #136
Description: Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil are t ... read more »

She Said
Price: $15.00
Artist: Starcrawler
Description:

“She Said” is Starcrawler’s third record (but the first we’ve ever heard by them).  Its ten tracks could fit in any era from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s or now and ... read more »

Chants Of A Lifetime
Price: $14.00
Artist: Stephen Lawrenson
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  After nearly 10 years from the release of his last highly praised record “Obscuriosity” (also released on Kool Kat) comes “Chants Of A Lifetime”, Stephen Lawrenson’s fourth full-length release.  The record was written and recorded between 2016 and 202 ... read more »

Sylvie
Price: $15.00
Artist: Sylvie
Description:

On L.A.’s Sylvie’s debut, chief songwriter Ben Schwab (a member of Drugdealer) brings in the stunning vocals of Marina Allen and Sam Burton to create a holy trinity of Laurel Canyon-esque alternative folk.  Laid back and full of wood-paneled atmosphere, Sylvie is ... read more »

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

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

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

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

Forever For A Little While
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Green Pajamas
Description:

“Forever For A Little While” is very much a follow-up to 2021's excellent, “Sunlight Might Weigh Even More”, this album again features stunning song-craft steeped i ... read more »

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

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

Singing In Your Head
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Laissez Fairs
Description:

The Laissez Fairs have been peddling their brand of maximum Mod Psych since 2014!  John Fallon and Joe Lawless craft the songs with a cracking network of musicians that have included Cromm Fallon, Aaron Archer, and James Bailey.  Together, they climb the ladder of love, devotion and respec ... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

Time Apart
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Prescriptions
Description:

A timeless rock and roll band for the modern world, The Prescriptions sharpen their sound with “Time Apart”.  Produce ... read more »

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

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

Dogs And Cats/Living Together (Special Edition)
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Stayawakes
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  read more »

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

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

Scraping By
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Tambles
Description:

This quartet hailing from Gouda, Holland, blew our minds with their debut album and now they are back with some more refreshing, energetic and insolent blend of power pop, pub-rock, R&B and rock 'n' roll with their roots in late 60's and early 70's music but with a very personal and contemporary ... read more »

Don't You Wanna Know The Tambles?
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Tambles
Description:

In a musical landscape that can sometimes be bereft of straight-ahead quality rock 'n' roll, Dutch quartet The Tambles continue to cut through like a waft of fresh air with a goal of striking the right balance between the old music they love (The Kinks for one) and a fresh original sound, and are re ... read more »

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

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

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

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

It's Here Where You Fall
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Wends
Description:

Gracious beyond belief, these Turin, Italy-based jangle rockers blessed Radiohead’s Thom Yorke's new project (Smile) and changed their name to The Wends.  Thankfully nothing other than the name has changed, as the foursome follow up on the critically acclaimed “The Name of This Band is Smile” a ... read more »

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

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

Do It All Next Week
Price: $15.00
Artist: Uni Boys
Description:

The road to creating a classic power pop album isn’t always a straight line.  Sprouting from the middle-class suburban wasteland of Aliso Viejo, CA, the journey began in their mid-teens when Noah Nash and Reza Matin discove ... read more »

Starstruck - A Tribute To The Kinks
Price: $13.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Very cool and fun collection of Punk Pop-leaning covers of Kinks tracks by Wheatus (“Starstruck”), The Operation MD (feat. members of Cone McCaslin, Todd Morse) (“All Day and All ... read more »

Ice Cream Chords
Price: $15.00
Artist: Ward White
Description:

Ward White has gone over. He's gotten attention from the national press, famous musicians and more.  And yet, he's still maddeningly obscure.  Best described as a guy with an extreme tenor singing Joe Jackson songs (with all that entails, which is an awful ... read more »

The Tender Age
Price: $15.00
Artist: Ward White
Description:

Over the last decade, Los Angeles based art-pop songsmith Ward White has delivered a spate of critically lauded albums that defy easy categorization.  Praised for his “superbly lyrical voice” (The New Yorker), and garnering accolades from NPR, New York Magazine, Magnet, CMJ, and many more, his ... read more »

Shady Rock & Rollers
Price: $12.00
Artist: Watts
Description:

Boston.  A city that’s home to legendary household rock ’n’ roll names like J. Geils Band, Aerosmith, the Neighborhoods, the Real Kids, the Cars; and the city’s own namesake, Boston.  Now, the legend gets even bigger when cocksure rockers/movers/shakers Watts return with their fifth full-l ... read more »

Asking For A Ride
Price: $15.00
Artist: White Reaper
Description:

Recorded and largely self-produced in Nashville with the help of close friend and engineer Jeremy Ferguson, “Asking For A Ride” finds the Louisville band taking a more direct and in-your-face approach, prioritizing the collection's raw energy and its ability to translate live through ripping and ner ... read more »