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Big Stir Magazine - Issue #1
Price: $4.00
Artist: Big Stir Magazine
Description: From the folks who present the “Big Stir” pop concert series in California (and soon in the UK), comes this very kool little fanzine that serves several purposes: to promote the concert series (natch), to spotlight the bands (The Armoires, The Condors, Spygenius, Plasticsoul, Blake Jones & The Trike Shop, et al) on the Big Stir label (natch again), along with news, reviews, pop culture, The Big Stir Story, rants…..including contributions from David Bash, Keith Klingensmith, and John Borack. A fun read! Issue #2 is already in the works….. ... read more »
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Big Stir Magazine - Issue #2
Price: $4.00
Artist: Big Stir Magazine - Issue #2
Description: Big Stir founders Rex Broome and Christina Bulbenko are true givers to the pop community and deserve your support! Aside from creating this fun to read, beautifully designed ‘zine, their main gig is staging multi-artist pop shows all around California and Europe – and paying the artists, and DJ’s who perform at them (what a novel idea). Brilliantly designed as always by Champniss of London, BSM #2 features regular correspondents: “Food Follies” with Christina Bulbenko (The Armoires, BSR), “Blake's Heaven” with Blake Jones of the Trike Shop, Steven Wilson of Plasticsoul with more “Mondo Obsesso”, notes from the Nashville desk with Patrick "Pooch" DiPuccio (The Condors, Flipside Fanzine), whatever Rex is on about, and new illustrated installments of "The Embarrassment of Satchmo PaNDa" and "Great Power Pop Things”, this time with “The Plasticsoul Story” Also on board this time: Ed Huerta of Rockford, The Creachies, Simon Glickman of The Ex Teens, Mark Cotton of Northampton England, Carl Cafarelli of This Is Rock & Roll Radio, Ray Gianchetti of Kool Kat Musik, David Bash and Rina Bardfield of IPO, Peter Marston of Shplang, Aaron Kupferberg of Powerpopaholic, Mark English of The Gold Needles (Hull, UK), Steve Rosenbaum of San Diego's Mess of Fun, John Borack of Goldmine Magazine & The Popdudes, Jeff Beals of Rockford (with a crossword puzzle!) and art from Ridley Broome, Larysa Bulbenko (The Armoires), Andy Rennie (The Fast Camels), and Sumishta Brahm (13 Frightened Girls). ... read more »
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Big Stir Magazine - Issue #3
Price: $6.00
Artist: Big Stir Magazine - Issue #3
Description: It's bigger (now at comic book size and 52 pages) and packed to bursting with articles and artwork by and about your favorite artists on the global pop scene, lavishly designed by the inimitable Champniss of London, all for a mere $6! Here's what's inside: Pets Of Pop Special: Learn all about the animal companions of the movers and shakers of the scene. Artist To Artist Interviews! Karla Kane (The Corner Laughers) talks to both Martin Newell (Cleaners from Venus) about autumn and more, and Robyn Hitchcock about cats. Steven Wilson (Plasticsoul) talks to Pat Fish (The Jazz Butcher). And Christina and Rex (The Armoires) chat with Addison Love about his solo debut. Reviews and music memories from David Bash, John Borack, Carl Cafarelli, Ray Gianchetti, Aaron Kupferberg, Robert Lambert, Steve Rosenbaum, and more! Comics and artwork from Champniss, Sumishta Brahm (13 Frightened Girls), Rex Broome, Ridley Broome, Larysa Bulbenko (The Armoires), Edward Huerta (Rockford) and more! Fiction from Mark English (The Gold Needles) Musical musings from members of Spygenius, The Armoires, Blake Jones & The Trike Shop, The Walker Brigade, The Ex Teens, Leslie Pereira & The Lazy Heroes, The Hangabouts, and more! ... read more »
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Big Stir Magazine - Issue #4
Price: $6.00
Artist: Big Stir Magazine - Issue #4
Description: Issue #4 is the most jam-packed issue to date! Beautifully designed (as always), and always a fun read, this issue features contributions from artists, and reviewers from around the world that reads like a who’s who of the pop community. Here are just a few of those present here: John Borack, Aaron Kupferberg (Powerpopaholic), yours truly (Kool Kat Musik), Nelson Bragg, Robbie Rist, Don Valentine (I Don’t Hear A Single), Rex + Christina of The Armoires/Big Stir, Alan Haber, Russ Tolman, Kai Danzberg, Nick Frater (Kool Kat Musik artist), Victor Erwin (Spyderpop Records), and more! ... read more »
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Brighter Day: A Jellyfish Story
Price: $35.00
Artist: Brighter Day: A Jellyfish Story
Description: Written by the New York Times best selling author Craig Dorfman, this book takes us inside the 90’s least appreciated (by the masses), but most appreciated (by power pop fans the world over), and most misunderstood band. Andy Sturmer and Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. Met as teenagers in the fall of 1980. Less than fifteen years later, the two of them had won jazz contests, written commercial jingles, become pen pals, joined a band with a San Francisco new wave icon, formed their own group, sparked a major label bidding war, recorded two critically acclaimed records, toured the world (twice), worked with a legendary producer, and backed a Beatle! In 1994 they agreed that their musical partnership, as well as their friendship, was over. They shook hands, wished each other well, and left. They have not spoken since. In the years that followed Jellyfish’s breakup, the band’s legacy grew. Fans devoted hours to analyzing every note of their two records. Power pop bands around the world worked to recreate their sound. Not Lame’s 2002 box xet “Fan Club” sold out three pressings – more thyan 8,000 units, in six months! Radio mainstays including Rooney, fun., The Darkness, and Drake Bell have all cited them as an influence. Beck’s touring band includes two ex-Jellyfish members (Roger Manning and Jason Falkner). And through it all, music lovers have wondered what drove Roger and Andy apart, and if they’d ever reunite. Drawing from dozens of interviews with all of the major – and many minor – characters in the Jellyfish story to create one seamless master narrative, “Brighter Day: A Jellyfish Story” follows the course of that friendship from its earliest days in Pleasanton, CA through the two decades of silence in search of the answer to the nagging fan question “Why, oh why, isn’t there more Jellyfish music?” GREAT!! ... read more »
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Brighter Day: A Jellyfish Story
Price: $50.00
Artist: Brighter Day: A Jellyfish Story
Description: ALL NON-US CUSTOMERS MUST USE THIS ORDER LINK (TO ALLOW FOR EXTRA POSTAGE COSTS. YOU STILL MUST CHECK OUT AS A NON-US CUSTOMER. ... read more »
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Issue #13
Price: $12.00
Artist: Comes With A Smile Magazine
Description: LAST COPY!! This issue contains features on Death Cab For Cutie, Rogue Wave, The Essex Green, The Fire Theft, The Weakerthans, TheTwin Atlas, M. Ward + others + lots of reviews. 20 track CD contains rare/unreleased tracks by M. Ward, Rogue Wave, The Ess ... read more »
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Issue #12
Price: $12.00
Artist: Comes With A Smile Magazine
Description: ONLY 1 COPY LEFT!! Includes features on Bright Eyes, Calexico, Mark Eitzel, The Go-Betweens, Pete Krebs, The Mendoza Line, Spoon, The Sadies, Archer Prewitt + others + lots of reviews. 20 track CD contains rare/unreleased tracks by Calexico, Hayden, Damien Jurado, Pete Kre ... read more »
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Issue #11
Price: $12.00
Artist: Comes With A Smile Magazine
Description: LAST COPY!! Contains loads of reviews and features on Ben Kweller, Guided By Voices, Richard Buckner, Grant Lee-Phillips, Richmond Fontaine + others. CD contains exclusives by Guided By Voices, Richmond Fontaine, Ben Kweller, Grant Lee-Phillips + other ... read more »
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Issue #4 + CD
Price: $10.50
Artist: Heavy Soul! Magazine
Description: Issue #4 includes interviews with Paul Newman (ex-Clique), Ronnie Jones (Nightimers, Alexis Korner), Italian modsters Tailor Made, 80's modzine editor Kev Morgans, articles on Jimmy Smith, Lennon's plaque, Mini-modstock, The Beginning, The Game, Small Faces French EPs, Portmierion and a round up of new releases, reissues, gig reviews and latest news. COMES WITH A FREE 12 TRACK CD featuring Adrian Holder, The Effectives, Tailor Made, The Strides, The Frantic V, The Past Tense, The Beginning, The Ace, Sister Henry & The Prescriptions, Wideboy Generation, Peppermint Beat Band & The Caper Story! GREAT!! ... read more »
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Desperate Days
Price: $12.00
Artist: Brian Bringelson
Description:

WOW!!  The second solo outing from Brian Bringelson (a/k/a Paul Starling) is a “must have” melody and harmony-drenched masterpiece!  read more »

forever fresh!
Price: $14.00
Artist: Bruce Moody
Description:

A new (old) set of pop-centric tunes from Bruce Moody, one of the 80’s power pop names that's been bouncing around for years and has only recently been investigated.  Back in the early 80's Terry Carolan (True H ... read more »

Forget About It
Price: $11.00
Artist: Classic Ruins
Description:

Having emerged with the '80s garage rock revival, this now re-activated combo from Boston returns to the scene with its kick-ass 2020 full-length.  For “Forget About It” The Classic Ruins reco ... read more »

Life Gets Strange
Price: $11.00
Artist: Cliff Hillis
Description:

Rising to the challenge of collaborating with his band during the pandemic, Cliff along with co-producer/musician Greg Maragos (Smash Palace, In The Pocket) and drumme ... read more »

Over & Over
Price: $13.00
Artist: Clover
Description:

An archival release of sorts from Ireland’s by way of Australia Matt Purcell.  In 1994, Matt’s ... read more »

Radiophonic Supersonic
Price: $10.00
Artist: Dave Caruso
Description:

“Radiophonic Supersonic” is the followup to Dave’s 2017 “Buddah Pesto Manifesto” release.  Dave explains “Oread more »

Forever Together (3CD)
Price: $28.00
Artist: Doug Fieger
Description:

A 3CD/48 track (featuring a total of 25 previously unreleased songs - 10 previously unreleased by the Knack) career retrospective.  Doug Fieger and his power pop band ... read more »

So Long, Yesterday
Price: $13.00
Artist: Dream Phases
Description:

After Brandon Graham’s band Nacosta split, he hung around with other LA Psych bands, and continued to write songs.  read more »

Turning Circles + bonus disc
Price: $18.00
Artist: Dropkick
Description:

The 2020 reissue of Dropkick’s 2007 album “Turning Circles” comes as an expanded CD.  This was the first album the Andrew/Alastair/Roy/Stu line up made before “Dot the I” and “Pa ... read more »

New York: Live
Price: $15.00
Artist: Eddie & The Hot Rods
Description:

Having reformed in 2000, this was the band’s third US tour for th ... read more »

Corporation Pop!
Price: $15.00
Artist: Emperor Penguin
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 5 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!  Since early 2020’s “Soak Up Th ... read more »

This Time You’re On Your Own
Price: $11.00
Artist: Foxycontin
Description:

Philly’s Foxycontin are four men devoted to playing high-spirited, pop punk.  Formed in 2003, the band features members of Philly punk legends The Electric Love ... read more »

Quaranteenage Kicks
Price: $11.00
Artist: Gallows Birds
Description: “Quaranteenage Kicks” by Gallows Birds is an album most obv ... read more »

Swelter In Place/The Great Dissention
Price: $12.00
Artist: Gerry McGoldrick
Description:

Keen-eyed trainspotters will recognize Philly’s veteran punk rocker Gerry McGoldrick as the frontman for Solid For Sixty, a band that also counted Frank Brown (Flight Of Mavis/Buzz Zeemer/Travel Lanes) among its ... read more »

Power On
Price: $13.00
Artist: Helen Love
Description:

If you're a diehard fan of all things indiepop, chances are you've heard of Helen Love!  They (she) have been releasing records on a regular basis for nearly 30 y ... read more »

Jokers, Idols & Misfits
Price: $13.00
Artist: JIm Basnight
Description:

Although recognized for his excellent original material, Jim chose to compile an album of 21 (!) covers for his latest release that pays homage to his wide-ranging influences.  “’Prince Jones Davies Suite’  ... read more »

Be True To Yourself
Price: $15.00
Artist: Joey Molland
Description:

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Savoury-Toothed Tiger
Price: $12.00
Artist: Marveline
Description:

Marveline is the solo project from Fallon Cush/The Native Strip bass player Pete Marley.  read more »

Catspaw
Price: $15.00
Artist: Matthew Sweet
Description: read more »

It's A New Day Tonight
Price: $15.00
Artist: MIchael Rault
Description:

WOW!!!   How did this guy fly under our radar for so long?  It’s too bad Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks already called their album “Sparkle Hard” in 1998, because that simple little phrase would wo ... read more »

Never Too Late
Price: $8.00
Artist: Mike Browning
Description:

A fan of The Spongetones from day one, Mike Browning was absolutely thrilled at a chance meeting with Jamie Hoover at a Dairy Queen in Oak Island, NC.  Upon conversing, Mike not only discovered he and Jam ... read more »

Greetings From Muckingham Palace
Price: $13.00
Artist: Muck and The Mires
Description:

Those fine and upstanding American ambassadors of grooving garage-rock, Muck And The Mires, are back once again with aread more »

Howl
Price: $12.00
Artist: mylittlebrother
Description:

Based in Cumbria, UK, Mylittlebrother makres their Big Stir Records debut with “Howl”, a record featuring read more »

Oh By the Way...it's Natalie Sweet
Price: $11.00
Artist: Natalie Sweet
Description: Natalie Sweet is the former lead singer for The Shanghais.& ... read more »

Shipwrecked Commotion
Price: $11.00
Artist: Paul Starling
Description:

With Brian Bringelson’s profile raised recently courtesy of his recent “Desperate Days” pop gem, AND as we get ready to issue his prior (download-only) 2019 solo outing “Burning Backwards” on CD ... read more »

Forever and Never
Price: $21.00
Artist: Psychotic Youth
Description:

EN ROUTE – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  THIS IS THE JAPANESE RELEASE OF THEIR ALBUM THAT INCLUDES TWO BONUS TRACKS ... read more »

Shiftinggears
Price: $12.00
Artist: Rich Arithmetic
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE JANUARY 29 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!  Rich Arithmetic is back after a prolonged absen ... read more »

Sleep In A Wigwam
Price: $12.00
Artist: Rich Arithmetic
Description:

1995’s “Sleep In A Wigwam” is the album that introduced Rich Arithmet ... read more »

Dream Dream
Price: $13.00
Artist: Secret Colours
Description:

Have to admit, Secret Colours fell off our radar for a few years since we featured their early releases.  But ... read more »

EP3
Price: $7.00
Artist: Secret Colours
Description:

In 2011, the band released the 5-song “EP3” that includes a very cool cover of The Kinks’ “Sunny Afternoon”!  “They read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #111
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Mahazine - Issue #111
Description:

Sly & The Family Stone grace the cover: A riot’s goin’ on, the descent of the soulful multiracial collective.  Other features include read more »

The Cost Of Living
Price: $11.00
Artist: Simon Felton
Description:

Over the past five years, Pink Hedgehog supremo Simon Felton has released his “therapeutic trilogy” of albums - “Emotional Feedback” (2015), “Return to Easton Square” (2016) and “Topsy Turvy” (2017) - all solo record ... read more »

Decayed
Price: $19.00
Artist: The Galileo 7
Description:

It has been ten years since The Galileo 7 played their first gig!  read more »

Everybody Moves, Nobody Gets Hurt.
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Great Affairs
Description:

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What Could Be Better
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Happy Fits
Description:

The Happy Fits are as out of their depth as the rest of us on their second full-length that operates on the thin line between thrill and apprehension, wrapping panic in a layer of exuberance.  The trio is Luke D ... read more »

Time To Wake Up
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Lemon Clocks
Description:

Jeremy ... read more »

Reflections
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Nines
Description:

The Nines are one of a very few reliable power pop artists who've produced consistently great music since 1998.read more »

Another Season Passes
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Strand
Description:

Who says you can't go back home again?  A 80’s track from The Strand is featured on the “Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987” collection that was just released.  “Another Season Passe ... read more »

Mars Casino
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Vibrators with Chris Spedding
Description:

British guitar icon Chris Spedding joins UK punk legends The Vibrators on the band's newest studio album th ... read more »

Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #55
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #55
Description:

This issue details the history of the Magic Fern, one of the key bands in Seattle’s psychedelic music scene in 1966-68.  Photographer Eric Hayes shares his journey through th ... read more »

Eddie Piller Presents The Mod Revival (4CD)
Price: $42.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

1 COPY LEFT!  read more »

Big Stir Singles: The Eighth Wave
Price: $12.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

“The Eighth Wave” features ten pairs of A and B-sides from Big Stir’s weekly “Single Series”, released in July and August at the height of the 2020 pandemic (and often showcasing artistic responses to the turmoil of ... read more »

Action Now: 20/20 Re-Envisioned
Price: $12.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

An extremely kool co-release from the fine folks at Big Stir Records and Futureman Records that sees artists from both labels and other familiar names paying tribute to one of power pop’s all-time great bands that sn ... read more »

Souvenirs: Little Gems Of Pop Volume 3 (vinyl)
Price: $26.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

IN STOCK!!  For decades now, Sound Asleep Records’ head honcho Jerker Emanuelson has issued music compilations that have represented the organic side of power-pop and ... read more »

Not Scared Anymore
Price: $13.00
Artist: Warm Morning Brothers
Description:

If Warm Morning Brothers conjures images of a lazy ... read more »

Goodnight My Sweetheart The Devil
Price: $10.00
Artist: Zane Drake & The Buffalo Brides
Description:

Often when an album has been around for 25 years, it is labeled a classic.  Zane Drake’s new album “read more »