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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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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: $45.00
Artist: Brighter Day: A Jellyfish Story
Description: 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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It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine - Issue #2
Price: $14.00
Artist: It's Psychedelic Baby! Magazine
Description: The 48-page, second printed zine from the well-known, leading on-line psych website “It's Psychedelic Baby!” Contains features on artists such as Michael Yonkers, Dave Bixby, Dana Westover, Linda Perhacs, The Tree People, Gary Higgins and others, this issue focuses on the US psychedelic folk movement of the late '60s and early '70s. There also are 10-pages of reviews. ... 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 apprecia ... read more »

Medium Wave
Price: $12.00
Artist: Amoeba Teen
Description:

Amoeba Teen were founded by critically acclaimed songwriting team of Mark Britton and Mike Turner. Armed with a four-track tape recorder and junk shop guitars, the pair began writing together back in the dying embers of ... read more »

September Gurls (Expanded)
Price: $16.00
Artist: Anthony Meynell & Squire
Description:

Fronted by Anthony Meynell, Squire were arguably the best Mod act around when The Jam brought attention to this burgeoning scene in the late 70’s. With an impressive canon on timeless pop songs, as danceable as they are me ... read more »

Under Blue Skies (Expanded)
Price: $13.00
Artist: Armstrong
Description:

Armstrong is one of those mysterious and elusive bands that stays well beneath the surface, but anyone willing to dive a bit deeper is richly rewarded with pearls of great value. The band is centered around singer/songwriter Julian Pitt whose read more »

Watching A Garden Die
Price: $11.00
Artist: Berwanger
Description:

The fourth full-length from Josh Berwanger, former member of The Anniversary.  He must have A new Bronco Bullfrog CD has arrived!  It contains all eight A and double-B sides from their four recent-ish singles that were originally issued on limited 45s, and are pretty hard to fi ... read more »

Cheap Gunslingers
Price: $11.00
Artist: Cheap Gunslingers
Description: Founded in 2015 by celebrated punk rock and roller Edo McGrady a former member guitarist voc ... read more »

New Songs For The 20th Century (2CD)
Price: $24.00
Artist: Chris Stamey and The Modrec Orchestra
Description:

The title should give you pause. These are new songs but for an older time. Chris Stamey has built his stellar reputation primarily on infectious power pop and loud rock n’ roll so it’s a bit shocking (unless one is hip to his r ... read more »

Ginger Stepkids – The Lost Demos 2009/2010
Price: $17.00
Artist: Cleaners From Venus
Description:

Brand new 13-song collection of stripped-down demos from Martin Newell under the Cleaners From Venus moniker!  Martin explains “These tracks were the last rough demos made with th ... read more »

Dream Road
Price: $13.00
Artist: Doug Tuttle
Description:

Doug Tuttle has been writing and recording records alone in his New England apartment since the collapse of his former band MMOSS in 2012. &nbs ... read more »

Falling
Price: $11.00
Artist: Dude York
Description: On album number three, Seattle’s Dude York deliver a pretty diverse bunch of song ... read more »

Little Big Head (Expanded)
Price: $15.00
Artist: Duncan Reid & the Big Heads
Description:

This is the digitally remastered and expanded edition of their debut album.  Formed in 2012 by ex-singer/bass player/live front man of Joey Ramone's favori ... read more »

Radio Silence
Price: $10.00
Artist: Faux Co.
Description:

Chicago’s Faux Co. is composed of musicians Ben Mackey, Chris Lee, Christian Whiting, and Jayson Homyak. Their music is a blend of melodic pop with grittier garage-rock elements; think Elliott Smith paired with Spoon and a side of neo-psychedeli ... read more »

A Dream Is U
Price: $14.00
Artist: Francis Lung
Description:

The young, mysterious buzz band is a mainstay of British music culture.  In 2011 that title went to Manchester’s read more »

The Path Of Least Resistance
Price: $11.00
Artist: Freeloader
Description: Freeloader is a young rock band from the Florida panhandle whose twin-guitar attack is remin ... read more »

Everest
Price: $12.00
Artist: In Deed
Description:

Uppsala, Sweden's In Deed, purveyors of timeless indie-pop of the highest order, are embarking on an improbable and thrilling third act with the release of thei ... read more »

Parloursounds
Price: $12.00
Artist: James Clarke Five
Description: read more »

Sexbombe Uber Alles
Price: $14.00
Artist: James Clarke Five
Description:

An 11-track  “Best Of” sorts that contains 7 songs from “Good Enough For Me and Harry McGee” and “Fly My Pretties Fly” along with 4 songs (“Love’s Gonna Be My Game ... read more »

'Fly My Pretties, Fly'
Price: $14.00
Artist: James Clarke Five
Description:

2008’s “Fly My Pretties Fly!” again shows off some of James’ influences, creating a wonderful musical palette and as Record Collector later described his music as "A host of effervescent pop delights...”  < ... read more »

Good Enough For Me and Henry McGee
Price: $14.00
Artist: James Clarke Five
Description:

James Clarke Five are Liverpool-born songwriter James Hughes-Clarke, along with some guests from time to time, on his various recordings. There aren’t really five people in JC5. It’s just a name.  ... read more »

Not Changing
Price: $13.00
Artist: Jim Basnight
Description:

Jim Basnight is a Northwest perennial, best known for his new wavy combo The Whoever said rock and roll is dead forgot to tell John Larson and The Silver Fields.  John Larson was th ... read more »

Glimpses
Price: $11.00
Artist: John Larson and The Silver Fields
Description:

Whoever said rock and roll is dead forgot to tell John Larson and The Silver Fields.  John Larson was th ... read more »

Full Circle Nightmare
Price: $14.00
Artist: Kyle Craft
Description:

Kyle’s second album released in 2018 is full of femme fatales and other clichés dredged from a half-century of classic rockKyle Craft's music has often been compared to the early '70s glam heyday of David Bowie, and his love of Bob Dylan is obvious in the surreal imagery of his lyrics.  “ ... read more »

Kyle Craft & Showboat Honey
Price: $12.00
Artist: Kyle Craft & Showboat Honey
Description: read more »

A Dozen Or Seven Tapestries
Price: $12.00
Artist: Lolas
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  AVAILABLE AUGUST 30 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  It’s been 13 years since we last hea ... read more »

Another Land
Price: $14.00
Artist: Lucille Furs
Description:

Recorded direct to tape, this is the kind of record you can get lost in on a cross-country drive from the Midwest to the West Coast.  It’s a record w ... read more »

Shape Shifter
Price: $15.00
Artist: Matthew Sweet
Description:

Very kool show recorded live at The Petrillo Bandshell in Chicago on July 4, 1993 and broadcast on WXRT-FM.  ... read more »

Hello, All You Happy People
Price: $10.00
Artist: Mondello
Description:

It’s been a while since we’ve featured a good ‘ol throwback of a charming, DIY effort, but Mondello’s debut fits the bill quite nicely!read more »

Time Capsule Volume One
Price: $11.00
Artist: Mothboxer
Description:

The latest from Mothboxer is a collection of 10 songs written many years ago and finally completed this year!  “ ... read more »

Long Shot
Price: $10.00
Artist: Nick Eng
Description:

Nick Eng is back with his second album in a little over a year. Night Moves' new album sees John Pelant and Micky Alfano perfect their brand of poppy psychedelia, entering a new atmosphere where the sounds are just as sweet, but now smarter, and more evocative.  < ... read more »

Can You Really Find Me
Price: $14.00
Artist: Night Moves
Description:

Night Moves' new album sees John Pelant and Micky Alfano perfect their brand of poppy psychedelia, entering a new atmosphere where the sounds are just as sweet, but now smarter, and more evocative.  < ... read more »

Nutlets II (1978-2001)
Price: $10.00
Artist: Papernut Cambridge
Description:

Papernut Cambridgeread more »

Beyond The Door
Price: $15.00
Artist: Redd Kross
Description:

Redd Kross have devoted their career to making subversive entertainment in a high pop celebrity style, reintroducing forbidden classic-rock tropes as melodies, harmonies, ripping musicianship, and primary colors-stuff that had (largely) been ditched ... read more »

Go Deep + bonus disc
Price: $15.00
Artist: Richard Turgeon
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  AVAILABLE AUGUST 23 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  In 1997. Andy Bell, emerging from the wreckage of his old band, the mercurial Ryan Hamilton has been on our radar since he partnered up with Bowling For Soup’s Jaret as part of double act People on Vacation.   ... read more »

Hummingbird Heart
Price: $13.00
Artist: Scott Gagner
Description:

It’s been an eventful two years since Scott Gagner’s highly acclaimed “Pins & Needles”.  Scott explains “I started taking better care of myself, ... read more »

white lies and bloodshot eyes
Price: $12.00
Artist: Shake Some Action!
Description:

A KOOL KAT EXCLUSIVE!!   Available again after being out of print for several ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #94
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #94
Description:

Sweet are this issue’s cover stars!  Band on the Run: How Glam's poster boys Sweet kicked out the jams!  Brian Jon ... read more »

Never Let You Get Away
Price: $12.00
Artist: Supercrush
Description:

Imagine the feeling of stumbling on an old sepia-toned photograph of your parents sandwic ... read more »

Worlds Collide
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Anderson Council
Description:

If you are a fan of British Invasion power pop and psychedelia and subsequently inspired acts, such as XTC, The Jam, Redd Kross, The Smithereens, The Pursuit of Happiness, The Posies and Jellyfish, you’re going to love “World Collide”, another Ander ... read more »

Zibaldone
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Armoires
Description:

A boisterous, exuberant but sophisticated pop combo, The Armoires return with their keenly-awaited second album.  The band describe the new work as a sonic love letter to music itself: the music that inspir ... read more »

Platinum Rats
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Briefs
Description:

The Fall of 2000 was a time of innocence.  Saxophonist Bill Clinton was our President. The Twin Towers were still standing…  Then the Brie ... read more »

The New Industrial Ballads
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Claim
Description:

The Claim hail from Cliffe in Kent and were one of the major players in the thriving "Medway Scene" which came out of the WOW!!  A Garage-o-Delic 60’s Explosion is what The Creatio ... read more »

The Creation Factory
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Creation Factory
Description: read more »

Running For Covers
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Doughboys
Description:

Produced by Kurt Reil (of The Grip Weeds who also contributes vocals and percussion throughout) The Doughboys’ sixth studio album, “Running For Covers”, contains 13 tracks from the ... read more »

A Sides B Sides
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Elevators
Description:

Another piece of 80’s Brit Pop history has been rescued!!  “The Elevators started off life as The Stains but decided to change their name in 1978.read more »

Open The Kimono +3
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Embryos
Description: NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL - AVAILABLE AUGUST 16.  ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  Originally released in 2018, and previously only available on vinyl, “Open The Kimono” makes its CD debut on Kool Kat.read more »

There Is Only Now
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Galileo 7
Description:

The 6th effort from one of the best garage, psych, and Freakbeat bands going in the UK!  “Heritage can be a harsh mistress.read more »

The Gold
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Gold
Description:

KURT BAKER ALERT!!  The First Mystery: “The Gold” Where does this name come from? Maybe it ... read more »

Pearls.
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Gold Needles
Description:  

Originally a studio project, The Gold Needles have since beco ... read more »

Through A Window
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Gold Needles
Description: RELEASED ON JUNE 21 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!read more »

Marigold
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Laissez Fairs
Description:

The Laissez Fairs are back with “Marigold”, their fourth album!  16 tracks.  All sorts of tunes...fat, skinny, loud, and soft...travel inside this album.. ... read more »

The Last Bees
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Last Bees
Description:

There's an undeniable scent of nostalgia in the air. Our distraction-filled digital lives have us craving something that is organic, real and spontaneous.read more »

Between Time And Space
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Lemon Clocks
Description:

Brillant new jangly, swirling, heavily-inspired 60’s US/European psych-pop from this Swedish-American project that features Jeremy Morris (US) and Stefan Johannson (Sweden).  The new EP from The Martial Arts (Paul Kelly) is a joyous romp through the pop song - a study in infectious grooves and melody.  “The song ‘New Performance’ is 11 years after the band’s last album, the three Michiganers - Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler alongside Jack White are backStreetcar Conductors began in 2013 as the solo project of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Moore.  Over the years it has evolved into a band consisting of two guitars, bass, drums and s ... read more »

The Very Best Of The Streetcar Conductors
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Streetcar Conductors
Description:

Streetcar Conductors began in 2013 as the solo project of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Moore.  Over the years it has evolved into a band consisting of two guitars, bass, drums and s ... read more »

Saratoga
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Successful Failures
Description:

The brand new one from Mick Chorba and his merry band might just be their best yet!  The band’s vision – built upon a tripl ... read more »

Saratoga
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Successful Failures
Description:

The brand new one from Mick Chorba and his merry band might just be their best yet!  The band’s vision – built upon a tripl ... read more »

Bird Of Luck
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Supernaturals
Description:

The Supernaturals formed in 1991.  Their original lineup was comprised of Derek McManus (guitar), James McColl (guitar/vocals), Gavin Crawford (drums) and Mar ... read more »

See You In The Next World
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Vapour Trails
Description:

WOW!!  Aberdeen, Scotland’s The Vapour TrailsTodd HerfindalTodd HerfindalTony Low was a founding member of New York band The Cheepskates.  He went solo in 1998, ... read more »

Once & Always
Price: $12.00
Artist: Trip Wire
Description:

Marty Schneider This issue turns up the volume all the way for the story of Randy Holden’s days with Blue Cheer along with the making of his heavy rock colossus “Population II”.  < ... read more »

Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #51
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #51
Description:

This issue turns up the volume all the way for the story of Randy Holden’s days with Blue Cheer along with the making of his heavy rock colossus “Population II”.  From the ... read more »

On Safari
Price: $16.00
Artist: Ulysses
Description:

This fun and funky 4th album by Ulysses is a perfect soundtrack to a summer day trip!  “Big Stir Singles: The Second Wave”
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  “Like a power pop Blanche DuBois, ‘This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl’The tenth volume of this very kool series on Spain’s Rock Indiana label is, like all nine that preceded it, bursting at the seams with 15 more slices of pure pop goodness!  The collection features rare ... read more »

Waterloo Sunset - A Benefit For This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  “Like a power pop Blanche DuBois, ‘This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio with Dana & Carl’Way back in the ancient days of 1972, noted philosopher and poet Ricky Nelson wrote “If memories are all I sang, I’d rather drive a truck.”read more »