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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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Wall To Wall Jive (An Anthology 1965-2020) (2CD)
Price: $18.00
Artist: Andy Ellison
Description:

A brilliant career spanning 6 decades is something exceptional for a musician that is still playing and recording - especially considering the crazy and insa ... 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 »

Brontosaurus Rex
Price: $8.00
Artist: Daemon Familiar
Description: With their 2011 sophomore release, the band once again delivers the power pop goodness their fans have come to expect, including the catchy "Kate", the rockin' "Hot Air Balloon Incident", plus the unexpected alt-country gem "So Sadder". A tight meld of their musical roots - Cheap Trick, Hüsker Dü, and Sloan - are all behin ... read more »

Dawn Of The Albatross
Price: $12.00
Artist: Daemon Familiar
Description: Daemon Familiar is a power-pop trio from Chicago dedicated to reviving the lost art of the catchy pop/rock song. On their 2008 debut, they deliver raw unfiltered riffs that haven’t been heard since the invention of the amplifier! The diversity of their music can be heard in the riff-driven song 'Oprah', to the melodi ... read more »

rock bottoms up
Price: $13.00
Artist: Danny Echo
Description: In 2020, Danny Echo were back (in black), having dropped most of the Oasis influence in favor of AC/DC with some serious hair metal attitude. On this, their sophomore outing, they sound like a band out to have a good time and ROCK in a way that seems almost anachronistic. You can practically hear them strut across the sta ... read more »

The Boyfriend
Price: $15.00
Artist: Danny Wilde
Description:

Released in 1986, “The Boyfiend” is the first solo album from the lead vocalist from The Quick, Great Buildings, and The Rembrandts.  It’s a record that has maintained its appeal for being a record that not only showcased his compositional ability but also his com ... read more »

Neanderthal Jam
Price: $15.00
Artist: Datura4
Description:

West Australian boogie masters Datura4 return with their highly anticipated fifth album, “Neanderthal Jam”.  Thje record is packed with new tracks of psychedelicized blues and full-tilt heavy rock that were jammed out and recorded at the ... read more »

Apophenia
Price: $16.00
Artist: Dave's Doors Of Perception
Description:

Dave Door lives in So ... 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 »

At Least We're Not Dead Yet
Price: $14.00
Artist: Dragmatic
Description:

“We proudly play a mix of alt-country and indie rock with a dash of power pop!” declare Dragmatic describing this release from 2015 – and they’re spot on!  Their radio-friendly music has been described as "Bracing indie rock with a side of country ... read more »

Wild Dogs (Expanded)
Price: $16.00
Artist: Dwight Twilley
Description:

First time on CD for this Dwight Twilley classic that has been bolstered with the add ... read more »

Feel Some Love
Price: $11.00
Artist: Edward O'Connell
Description:

AVAILABLE OCTOBER 14 – ACCEPTING PRE-ORDERS NOW!!  Rootsy popper Edward O’Connell is back with “Feel Some Love”, his third overall record, and his first since 2014’s terrific “Vanishing Act”.  Reuniting with longtime producer Jared Bartlett, and wanting to capture the sound ... read more »

opus one
Price: $13.00
Artist: Elena Rogers
Description:

Born in Woodstock, NY, and raised on the coast of North Carolina, Elena Rogers is a gifted composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. Her musical chops go way beyond her 19 years, both musically and lyrically.  Heavily influenced by other creative composers and acts such as Danny Elfman, XTC, ... read more »

Standby - 13th Anniversary Edition (2CD)
Price: $18.00
Artist: Ex Norwegian
Description:

Limited edition 2-CD, 36-track set featuring the expanded 13th Anniversary Remaster of theoir 2009 debut plus an additional disc worth of demos and rough mixes.  It’s accompanied by a 12-page booklet, with notes by Roger Houdaille, photos and memorabilia housed in a 6 pa ... read more »

Shake A Tail Feather
Price: $15.00
Artist: Fast Eddie
Description:

Fast Eddie were one Britain’s early 80’s most exhilarating live groups, and a favorite of the Rhythm and Soul powered Mod scene of the day.  Initially called ‘The Investigators’, Fast Eddie emerged from Billericay in the wake ... read more »

Standing In The Spotlight
Price: $15.00
Artist: Geoff Palmer
Description:

After two critically acclaimed solo albums, Geoff Palmer (The Connection, The Guts, Kurt Baker Band) is back with his third full-length, this time coming with a surprising cover album.  Ever since Screeching Weasel covered the self-titled Ramones debut, it became a tradition among punk rock band ... read more »

Chariot Of The Gods
Price: $15.00
Artist: Hoodoo Gurus
Description:

“Chariot of the Gods” is Hoodoo Gurus’ first album in over a decade (the longest interval between Hoodoo Gurus' albums in their history).  Dave Faulkner explains "The last twelve months have been frustrating and nerve-racking for everyone but, for the Hoodoo Gurus ... read more »

Holy Moly
Price: $14.00
Artist: JellyFox
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  Matthew Payne Thompson (JellyFox), is a musician, performer, and music composer based in Nashville, TN.  The moniker JellyFox (inspired by the surrealist comedy of Noel Fielding) serves as ... read more »

Brighter Day
Price: $15.00
Artist: Jeremy
Description:

“Brighter Day” is a record full to the brim (74 minutes/30 songs!) of sunshine, jangle, and power pop.  Once again produced by Ken Stringfellow, Jeremy also collaborated on this album with Herb Eimerman (Nerk Twins, Hot Mama Silver) Randy Massey (Hot Mama Silver) and Tim Boykin (Lolas)!  T ... read more »

From The Far Side Of A Near Miss
Price: $13.00
Artist: John Howard
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  read more »

Mile A Minute
Price: $11.00
Artist: John Larson and The Silver Fields
Description:

John Larson and the ... read more »

Jude
Price: $15.00
Artist: Julian Lennon
Description:

“Jude” is Julian Lennon’s first release in 11 years!  “His last album, the brilliant ‘Everything Changes’read more »

Satellite
Price: $16.00
Artist: Kai Danzberg
Description:

At the age of 4 Kai Danzberg began to play the drums on kitchen utensils.  His parents were not happy about that. He got his first real drum kit a few months later, and learned everything he knew by ear, witho ... read more »

Bubblegum Boogie
Price: $14.00
Artist: Keiron Phelan & Peace Signs
Description:

2020 found Keiron bac ... read more »

Hobby Jingo
Price: $14.00
Artist: Keiron Phelan & Peace Signs
Description:

In 2020, Keiron ... read more »

Peace Signs
Price: $14.00
Artist: Kevin Phelan & Peace Signs
Description:

Keiron Phelan is ... read more »

Into Beautiful Blue
Price: $14.00
Artist: KIngdom Of Mustang
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  read more »

Brand New Beat: Complete (2CD)
Price: $20.00
Artist: Kurt Baker
Description:

The obvious question is this: If you already own “Brand New Beat” and “Brand New B-Sides”, why should you fork over your hard-earned cash for “Brand New Beat: Complete?”  In the event you don’t own either ... 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 »

Someone’s Got To Listen
Price: $13.00
Artist: Maple Mars
Description:

Maple Mars returns with “Someone’s Got To Listen”, their first album in over a decade!  The record delivers everything Maple Mars fans have come to expect: it's big, with a bigger sound, bigger hooks, and eve ... read more »

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

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE OCTOBER 14 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  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 an ... read more »

Future Obscure
Price: $14.00
Artist: Marc Valentine
Description:

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Another Bite at the Apple
Price: $13.00
Artist: Mike Browning
Description:

“Another Bite at the Apple”, Mike’s jangle-filled third solo outing, has just arrived and is already garnering some great reviews! Mike explains “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 »

Crow Got Drunk
Price: $12.00
Artist: Nick Cory Young
Description:

“Crow Got Drunk" by Rochester, NY based musician Nick Cory Young (formerly Nick Young) is both a love letter to 90's alternative rock/alternative country and a tribute to his maternal grandfather George Taylor, the greatest storyteller he ever knew. Recorded, mixed and produced by Dan McLoughlin in ... read more »

Aerodrome Motel
Price: $13.00
Artist: Nick Frater
Description:

Nick Frater’s “Aerodrome Motel” builds on the success of las ... 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 »

Still Life
Price: $11.00
Artist: Phil Angotti
Description:

“Still Life” was ... read more »

Poplord
Price: $10.00
Artist: Poplord
Description:

Their awesome brilliant 2007 debut certainly foreshadows what was to come! The duo of Tom Magill and Stan Schaffer hail from somewhere around Fresno, California. They have been playing pop music together since 1993, and are often credited with coming up with the idea ... read more »

Full/Filled
Price: $10.00
Artist: Poplord
Description:

Their 2008 effort built on the promise demonstrated on their self-titled debut!  Now expanded to a trio (guitarist Craig Daniel has been added), they've further expanded their musical palette too!  In July 2007, Stan discovered Craig Daniel, standing there ... read more »

Rough Around The Edges
Price: $14.00
Artist: Richard Turgeon
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  “Rough Around the Edges” is Richard Turgeon’s sixth record released on the Kool Kat label.  The new record includes six tracks exploring everything from messy relati ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #132
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #132
Description:

Swedish psych-rock warriors Dungen grace the cover: A look back on their story so far.  Other features on Hector:  When glam-rock met The Beano.  Joyce: The international breakthrough that didn’t happen…until now?  Fleetwood Mac: In search of a new identity: the ... 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 »

We Realize You Have A Choice
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Airport 77's
Description:

"We Realize You Have a Choice," the Airport 77s' first full length release finds the fly boys of power pop spreading their wings. For the Airport 77s, music is about attitude and altitude.  The Silver Spring, MD trio assembles a sturdy airframe of killer h ... read more »

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

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  read more »

The Third Wave Of...
Price: $27.00
Artist: The Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness
Description:

LIMITED EDITION, VINYL-ONLY RELEASE!!  We tried (really hard) to get to do a CD, but the guys said “not this time”!  The Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness is a duo formed by Andrew Taylor (Edinburgh), a ... read more »

That London
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Cleaners From Venus
Description:

Martin Newell has once again become rather prolific the past couple of years – and we’re happily reaping the rewards of his efforts!  “That London” is the latest from Martin’s The Cleaners From Venus franchise.  And, like all of his previous CFV releases, it’s an absolute joy of a listen!&n ... read more »

The Duckworth Lewis Method
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Duckworth Lewis Method
Description: Pugwash alert!!! In the sport of cricket, the Duckworth–Lewis method is a mathematical way to calculate the target score for the team batting second in a one-day or Twenty20 match interrupted by weather or other circumstance. It is generally accepted to be a fair and accurate method of setting a target score, but as it at ... read more »

Born Yesterday
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Dudes Terrific
Description:

The Dudes Terrific; the name says it all (though we'd change their name to The Dudes GREAT if we had our say!).  A few dudes got together with some tunes, some attitude and an idea of what rock n roll should be, and what came next was “Born Yeserday”, their 2008 ... read 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 »

Burn The Rails
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Handcuffs
Description:

The Handcuffs explore broad sonic territory, weaving together elements of glam, indie, art and blues rock.  They read more »

Pioneer
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Jangles
Description:

With a Bandcamp profile picture slathered in the 60’s and a name like The Jangles, this Lynchburg, VA identical twin duo of read more »

Housewives’ Favourites
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Light Music Company
Description:

The Light Music Company are Martin Newell (Cleaners From Venus, et al) and Rachel Love.  Rachel was guitarist and singer in the seminal 70’s/80’s band Dolly Mixture who were signed to Paul Wellers' Respond’ label.  “ ... read more »

The Lings
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Lings
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  The Lings are from the Mantova/Verona region of Italy.  Their self-titled release represents their debut offering, and what a fantastic debut it is!  Their music is heavily rooted in jangly 60’s garage a ... read more »

On!
Price: $27.00
Artist: The Optic Nerve
Description:

VINYL-ONLY RELEASE!  “On!” is the lost, previously unreleased album by legendary New York garage-pop, folk-rockers Op ... read more »

Shades II
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Rectangle Shades
Description:

“Shades II” is The R ... read more »

The Lost Album
Price: $19.00
Artist: The Smithereens
Description:

In the Fall of 1993, between contracts with Capitol and RCA, The Smithereens ventured into Crystal Sound Studios in New York City to write and record a new album for their own label. The results of those one month marathon recording sessions is this album, unheard by t ... read more »

Saturday’s Sons: The Complete Recordings 1964-1966
Price: $22.00
Artist: The Sons Of Adam
Description:

The Sons of Adam were an American garage rock band, from Baltimore, MD, but who re-lo ... read more »

V For Veras
Price: $0.00
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 »

Don’t Stop The Carnival – Sunshine, Soft & Studio Pop 1966-1971
Price: $17.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

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Raw Mod – The New Kind Of People 1965-1968
Price: $17.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

During the mid 60’s there was a spread of “Beat” groups in Britain who found inspiration in the Mod style and its music – whether that being American Soul, Tamla or R’n’B, or th ... read more »

JEM Records Celebrates Pete Townshend
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

The third in the series of “JEM Records Celebrates” series focuses on The Who's Pete Townshend with contributions from the JEM family of artists – The Weeklings, The Grip Weeds, The Anderson Council, The Gold Needles, Nick Piunti , Lisa Mychols & Super 8, The Airport 77’s, Johnathan ... read more »

Dirty Mod: Selected Finds For Dirty Minds
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

The history of Mod is ... read more »

Sweet & Sour Psych
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

“Sweet & Spur Psych” features some of the best artist on the current psychedelic scene, and as the title suggests it's a broad kaleidoscopic church.  Kicking off with an outrageous garage psych cover version of a Girls A ... read more »

We All Shine On - Celebrating The Music Of 1970
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Produced by music journalist/author John Borack, the 22-song “We All Shine On” will thrill and surprise fans of both yesteryear’s classics and the thriving 2 ... read more »

This Is Rock 'N' Roll Radio Vol. 5
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE OCTOBER 7 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  2022 marks 30 years since “This Is Rock 'N' Roll Radio” hosts Dana & Carl's first radio series “We're Your Fri ... read more »

It’s Wonderful Being Young! – Precious Pop Obscurities & Rarities 1962-1967
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

How do they do it?  The Teensville Records folks once again prove that they are master popdiggers as evidenced by their latest cache of finds on display on “It’s Wonderful Being Young…”.   A whopping 31 tracks by: Don Brand ... read more »

International Pop Overthrow Vol. 23 (3CD)
Price: $22.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Like everything that was affected by the COVID Pandemic, there were no International Pop Overthrow Festival performances in 2020/2021.  Thankfully, the festivals have returned in 2022 and to celebrate comes Volume 23 of the series that highlights artists, many of ... read more »

Trip On Me – Soft Psych & Sunshine 1966-1969
Price: $19.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Summer’s here and the time is right . . . for a carefully-curated compendium by Alec Palao of late 60’s California sunshine from the vaults of several hallowed West Coast indie labels and production houses.  Big Beat’s “Trip On Me: Soft Psych & Sunshine 1966-1969” features 24 pop- ... read more »

Wings On My Shoes
Price: $15.00
Artist: Will Hoge
Description:

Will Hoge is an artist who resists the easy sell.  His Nashville home base designates him read more »