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Why don't they teach heartbreak at school?
Price: $14.00
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 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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Nothingeveris
Price: $14.00
Artist: Armchair Oracles
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL! “Nothingeveris” is Norway’s Armchair Oracles’ fourth overall release and their second on the Kool Kat label. It’s already garnered some advance rave reviews! “Each outing from the Armchair Oracles unveils another glorious facet of their versatile and adaptable style. Whether it be an added layer of harmony, a punk rock approach to the rhythm, or a heavier vibe with the groove, this Norwegian powerhouse have it all covered. Indeed, ‘Nothingeveris’ is the sound of a band who know their strengths in and out but are also not afraid to leap in new directions, their quintessential offering so far.” – Tom Hilton/Aldora Britain Records “Another superb album from a band whose qualities should be more widely recognized if this was a fair world. Armchair Oracles battle on with a constant in every record: the utmost care they take in creating melodies that Harry Nilsson and Brian Wilson, two of their main sources of inspiration, would be proud of (check their homage to both artists on the song ‘Nilsson Wilson’.” – Pop Phil/RateYourMusic “Although centered around the 90’s pop rock explosion, the band can be anything that you want them to be from 70’s gentleness to Teenage Fanclub 90’s. From The Posies to AOR and with large slabs of power pop, everything is so damn catchy. ‘Nothingeveris’ is an album to listen through from start to finish and then to start again. It is a fantastic example of how uplifting pop rock can be. Completely Outstanding!” – I Don’t Hear A Single ‘‘Nilsson Wilson’ is a lush pop-rock offering...the vibe is very Rogue Wave meets Al Stewart.” - Pop Rock Record 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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All Roads Lead Me Back
Price: $15.00
Artist: Bedsit Poets
Description:

From the heart of England, and the glorious music culture of NYC comes the joint venture of solo recording artists Edward Rogers and Amanda Thorpe, whose songwriting partnership has thus far yielded two critically ... read more »

Live Antone’s Austin, TX
Price: $18.00
Artist: Billy Bremner's Rockfiles
Description:

Recorded during Billy’s 2022 US tour, “Live At Antone’s” was recorded on February 12 of that year.  The record features special guest Augie Meyers (Sir Douglas Quintet) on squeezebox and vocals.  Track listing:”Rockin’ Little Angel”, “Her Love Is So Fine”, “From Small Things (Big Things C ... read more »

Solomon's Tump
Price: $16.00
Artist: Blake
Description:

“I was dumped by my f ... read more »

PopCycle
Price: $15.00
Artist: Bruce Moody
Description:

Bruce Moody’s latest effort “read more »

Hidden From The World
Price: $14.00
Artist: Dave Cope and the Sass
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL - AVAILABLE APRIL 19 - ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW  "Hidden From The World” is the sixth album by Philadelphia’s Dave Cope and the Sass.  The majority of the album was written and recorded between 2022 and 2023 with a few older tracks thrown in the mix. &nb ... read more »

What's For Breakfast?
Price: $15.00
Artist: Dent May
Description:

Every morning when Dent May wakes up, the first thing he says is, “What’s for breakfast?”  For the Los Angeles-based songwriter and pop auteur, this question is part inside joke with his girlfriend, part sitcom-style catchph ... read more »

Harm's Way
Price: $15.00
Artist: Ducks Ltd.
Description:

Back in 2021, the Tor ... read more »

Rain or Shine
Price: $14.00
Artist: Hanemoon
Description:

Hans Forster (Man Behind Tree, Seaside Stars, Sealevel) is based in Berlin, but for all we know, he may just as well be residing in Glasgow.  Under the alias Hanemoon, he crafts warm, strummy, and jangly power pop reminiscent of Glasgow icons Teenage Fanclub, and Scottish jangle-meisters Dropkick (big time!). &n ... read more »

Hey Panda
Price: $15.00
Artist: High Llamas
Description:

High Llamas present “Hey Pandaread more »

Dawn Of A New Error
Price: $15.00
Artist: James Mastro
Description:

Guitarist, multi-inst ... read more »

Byronesque
Price: $14.00
Artist: Janne Borgh Fanclub
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  “Byronesque” is Janne Borgh’s second solo release on the Kool kat label, and followup to 2023’s critically-acclaimed “Fanclub”.  He was raised on poetry and power chords, harmony ... read more »

Sing
Price: $15.00
Artist: John Bromney
Description:

John Bromley's sole album, 1969's "Sing", remains a cherished chapter in the British popsike narrative, five decades on.  Think Like A Key Records’ 25 track reissue, including a cache of bonus tracks - assoc ... read more »

Jonny Drucker/Sonny Unlimited
Price: $11.00
Artist: Jonny Drucker
Description:

Earlier this year we featured a 2021 release by Philadelphia band Mickey Cake.  Jonny Drucker is the principle singer/songwriter of the band.  In 2016, prior to forming Mickey Cake, he released his self-titled solo EP ... read more »

Natural Magick
Price: $15.00
Artist: Kula Shaker
Description:

“Natural Magick” finds Kula Shaker harnessing the power to cast their most potent spell yet, incorporating blazing psychedelic sermons, raga rave-ups, stardust-coated pop pearls and mood-enhancing mantras.  They reformed pe ... read more »

No Fun - No Sun
Price: $16.00
Artist: Lancashire Bombers
Description:

Lancashire Bombers are a group of like-minded musicians, who have all individually travelled a long musical path, fusing Rhythm & Beat with Power Pop, and beyond, making two to three minute pounders.  With Brett Bol ... read more »

Liam Gallagher John Squire
Price: $15.00
Artist: Liam Gallagher John Squire
Description:

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Co-Writes
Price: $12.00
Artist: Marc Jonson & David Grahame
Description:

Between 1990 and 2005, poppers Marc Jonson and David Grahame traversed to each other’s coasts to collaborate on the batch of outstanding songs presented here.  And, who better than Marc Jonson to detail the tracks?  “’ ... read more »

Basement Sparks
Price: $14.00
Artist: Marc Valentine
Description:

Following his acclaimed debut “Future Obscure”, which garnered fervent praise in 2022, Marc Valentine returns with his Wicked Cool Records label debut “Basement Sparks”, a sonic palette that melds Springsteen's anthemic fervor, W ... read more »

Machines Can't Hear You
Price: $18.00
Artist: Mark & The Clouds
Description:

This is the fourth album from this UK-based pop psych outfit.  “A Marco Magnani album is always something to look forward to and the new Mark & The Clouds album doesn't disappoint.  The man will always be a master at psych pop, but just as ... read more »

The Flip Side
Price: $10.00
Artist: Monogroove
Description:

Their most recent re ... read more »

Into The Sun
Price: $10.00
Artist: Monogroove
Description:

Their release from 2021.  “On ‘Into The Sun’, Monogroove delivers another must-listen record, featuring an eclectic mix of pop, rock, psychedelia, punk, folk, and even girl group inspired songs, which are st ... read more »

There's Something Here
Price: $10.00
Artist: Monogroove
Description:

Their release from 2020.  “The music on ‘There’s Something Here’ has a timeless feeling ... read more »

Echoes In The Glass
Price: $10.00
Artist: Monogroove
Description:

Led by vocalist/guitarist Rin Lennon, Monogroove is a retro power pop group from Crescent City, CA. that have been around for over 20 years!read more »

Timelines
Price: $13.00
Artist: Mothboxer
Description:

Featuring 11 brand new songs, “Timeline” is Mothboxer’s brand new album and follow up to “Breathe”.  “There may be a time ... read more »

Fade Out
Price: $13.00
Artist: Nite Sobs
Description:

Austin,TX’s Nite Sobs return with a terrific follow up to their critically acclaimed 2020 debut “Do The Sob!”!  “’Fade Out’ finds Nite Sobs dutifully refusing to fix what wasn't broken.  Again the band deli ... read more »

Tell Yourself It’s Pretty
Price: $14.00
Artist: On The Runway
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  On their 2021 debut EP, “All We Have is Ourselves”, On the Runway reveled in the bright jangle of Memphis power-pop.  Dave Norris, former lead singer and songwriter for 90’s/00’s p ... read more »

Who Will You Believe
Price: $16.00
Artist: Pernice Brothers
Description:

Joe Pernice has been ... read more »

Gwent Gardens
Price: $16.00
Artist: Pete Ham
Description:

Pete Ham is best known as the founding member of Badfinger, the first act signed to The Beatles' new label, Apple Records, back in 1968. Pete's classic songs include “Day After Day”, “Baby Blue”, “No Matter What” and the all-time ... read more »

The Leopard And The Lamb
Price: $15.00
Artist: Peter Daltrey
Description:

Beloved 60’s psychede ... read more »

Pushbutton Romance/Shiftingears 2fer
Price: $20.00
Artist: Rich Arithmetic
Description: Get both of Rich's Kool Kat releases at a special 2fer price! ... read more »

Yes It Is
Price: $15.00
Artist: Rockin' Horse
Description:

5/3 RELEASE DATE.  Rockin' Horse's “Yes It Is” is a 1971 Merseybeat gem that’s been rightfully celebrated as an early power pop classic.  This expanded reissue, containing 3 b ... read more »

Escape Scenes
Price: $11.00
Artist: Sea Dramas
Description:

Back with his first new music in nearly four years, Scott Pettersen’s Sea Dramas solo recording project returns with the sophomore “Escape Scenes” album.  Recorded during the lockout 2020–2021 period ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #150
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #150
Description:

The Animals are the cover stars: How the R&B tough guys embraced Brill Building songs, acid and fuzz guitar – until it all got too much.  Features on The Lemon Twigs, The Black Crowes, Kelly Finnigan, Record Store D ... read more »

You're A Lighthouse, I'm At Sea
Price: $15.00
Artist: Spencer Segelov & Great Paintings
Description:

Spencer Segelov has b ... read more »

Continue?
Price: $10.00
Artist: Super Cassette
Description:

Super Cassette is an& ... read more »

Tremble
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Asteroid No. 4
Description:

The Asteroid No.4 is ... read more »

Beyond Science
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Blusterfields
Description:

The Blusterfields crank out songs.  The songwriting duo of Mike Nicholson and Todd Jones-Jones have churned out nearly fifty songs since they formed the band in the summer of 2021.  Their first full length “The ... read more »

The Best Of The Cruzados
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Cruzados
Description:

The Cruzados were formed in 1983 in Los Angeles by the members of The Plugz, featuring members Tito Larriva, Tony Marsico, Steven Hufsteter and Chalo Quintana.   The band's self-titled debut album was released in 1985 o ... read more »

Little Miss Lost
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Cynz
Description:

“Little Miss Lost” is the debut album by The Cynz.  A full throttle rock band, formed around the songwriting talents of Cyndi Dawson and Henry Seiz, this might just be their strongest material ever.  They “really sunk t ... read more »

Revival
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Cyrkle
Description:

“Revival” is the first album from '60s hitmakers and Sunshine Pop legends The Cyrkle in over 50 years, and features 13 new tracks in the band's classic style from the 21st Century lineup of the band, anchored by o ... read more »

Thrift Pop
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Dumbanimals
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  The CD debut of a previously download-only release from 2023!  Vermont-based small group of self-proclaimed “miscreants, madmen, and misanthropes” The Dumbanimals are dee ... read more »

Hollywood
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Fiction
Description:

Presenting the new album by The Fiction “Hollywood” containing 13 new songs plus a return to an original composition from 1978 “Negative Fun” all written by lead singer Rob Griffiths (Little Murders) and produced by Rob Wellingto ... read more »

You, Me and Reality
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Galileo 7
Description:

"You, Me and Reality” is the newie from Medway garage-psych outfit led by Allan Crockford.  Since the early 80’s, Allan has been a major figure in Medway's garage rock scene, including playing for The Prisoners, Billy ... read more »

The Rise Of The Glimmer Stars
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Glimmer Stars
Description: “The Rise Of The Glimmer Stars” is a retrospective compilation of tunes from ... read more »

Under The Lampshade
Price: $13.00
Artist: The James Clark Institute
Description:

Under the guise of Th ... read more »

Native Sons (Expanded Edition) (3CD)
Price: $32.00
Artist: The Long Ryders
Description:

A 3CD/Expanded edition of The Long Ryders' 1984 debut album, now featuring demos and live recordings from the era.  Musically, the album fuses 60’s style garage rock and folk rock with country rock. Rolling S ... read more »

You, Me & The Make Three
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Make Three
Description: The Make Threeread more »

Running Out Of Time
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Mop Tops
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Previously a download-only release, "Running Out Of Time", the fourth and final a ... read more »

Fairweather Friend
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Umbrellas
Description:

The Umbrellas’ debut ... read more »

Live At Tom's Volume One
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Vapour Trails
Description:

LIMITED STOCK!!  Recorded at Captain Tom’s in Aberdeen, Scotland in November of 2023, “Live At Tom’s Volume One” is an 11-song,  full band outing.  Along with band leader Kevin Robertson and his son Scott on ... read more »

Raspberry Park
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Weeklings
Description:

Yes, The Weeklings are based in Asbury Park, NJ and while their “Power Pop” sound seemingly departs from the R&B/Rock sound that is often associated with the famous seaside town, those in the know understand that the Asbury P ... read more »

Explosive Hits Vol. 1
Price: $16.00
Artist: Trans-Canada Highwaymen
Description:

Trans-Canada Highwaymenread more »

Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #65
Price: $12.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #65
Description:

The top cover story this issue - the Futuristic Sounds of the Yardbirds: Peter Stanfield explores their change of direction in 1965, their rivalry with The Who and ... read more »

Sensationalize (2CD)
Price: $24.00
Artist: Used
Description:

The German gu ... read more »

New Guitars In Town: Power Pop 1978-1982 (3CD)
Price: $33.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

LIMITED STOCK!!   Wow!!  A brilliant 3CD/read more »

Out Of Reach
Price: $14.00
Artist: West Coast Music Club
Description:

“Out Of Reach”, the new album from West Coast Music Club, features 9 new songs of top tunery, heavily influenced by melodic guitar bands old and new…but with the distinctive WCMC fingerprint.  Drawing comparison to artists a ... read more »

#2 Record
Price: $14.00
Artist: Your Academy
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL - AVAILABLE APRIL 12 - ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  Your Academy, the self-declared resurrection of Memphis power pop, follow up their self-titled debut with the cheekily titled “#2 Record”, a not-so-subtle homage (they’re entitled, ... read more »