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Tweets For My Sweet
Price: $9.00
Artist: 45 Rally
Description: On “Tweets For My Sweet”, Switzerland’s garage rock sensations 45 Rally have taken all of their song titles from presidential tweets. But in keeping up with their Swiss heritage, they have decided to remain politically neutral. The music here, a combination of Bubble Gum, Garage Rock, Country and Punk was created for everyone's listening pleasure. So to all of our Conservatives, Liberals and Moderates, it's time to unite! "With a truckload of 60s riffs, an organ sound stolen from? And the Mysterians, and a frivolous sense of humor 45 Rally deliver something special here. Not only does their sound serve up a few lovingly created homages to a garage rock past, but they juxtapose their love of the retro with a more modern concept of social media use for malicious purposes. The result is a blend of the familiar concept of 60’s teenage love and other things with a bunch of Donald Trump's most awful tweets creating a potent mix of retro sounds and sensationalism. They do not to use any of this to create any big political statements but more as a springboard for hooky choruses and fin!” – RealGoneRocks.com EXCELLENT!! ... read more »
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Brood Or Change
Price: $12.00
Artist: 50 Cent Haircut
Description: What best describes Jay Souza and 50 Cent Haircut? Think a rootsier Only Ones! Souza’s Peter Perrett-like vocals coupled with the band’s rockin’ approach add up to one terrific effort of “classic and richly toned slide guitars, whisky-soaked vocals and timeless melodies….like Hank Williams slapping The Beatles on the back over a few beers…Syd Barrett is the bartender, Johnny Cash is working the door, and XTC is on the jukebox” "Alt Honky-Tonk Garage Brit Pop." Not too far off the mark, though probably favoring the Brit Pop edge, heavy with warm, rootsy undercurrents… has a fluid, indefinable sound where all of these elements mix. "The album is like a cold beer on a hot day when you don't want to do anything, but still want to feel like more than a moldy lump on a lawn chair. 'Fiction' is a driving, pulsating sexy vision. 'Geronimo' makes you want to take your baby's hand and dance as hard as the guitar. The whole album is dripping with sweat and whiskey. it's perfect." - Sarah "The record's a bit like a scavenger hunt - they beg, borrow and steal from the masters and the obscure with the product being something completely original yet familiar. Describing themselves as 'a great American sound with that deep imported taste', if Ray Davies was in a rockabilly or Americana band it would sound a bit like this. Great harmonies, great interplay between jangle guitar and crisp leads, big thumping bass, skins pounded to within a inch of their lives, heavy and sometimes humourous lyrical content. They more than hold their own playing in the same ballpark as the likes of Ryan Adams, Wilco, the Jayhawks, the Cure (sans cheesy keys), the Kinks, John Hiatt, Elvis Costello and Graham Parker." - W1P Plus, how can you go wrong with a song like “Bring Me The Head (Of A Backstreet Boy)”? EXCELLENT!! ... read more »
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No Bargain Or Reprieve
Price: $10.00
Artist: A Band Called Mithras
Description: PILLBUGS/ROGER KLUG/PSYCH POP ALERT!!! WOW!! A big shout out to Mick Dillingham for hipping us to Detroit-based Bob Wilson (vocals/bass), the man behind the name, who recorded this in his basement studio with the help of some friends! In fact, we'll let the Mr. Dillingham himself take over in describing this amazing, full of interesting twists and turns, pop gem! "Like a blissful collision between The Pillbugs and Roger Klug, it's a joy-stuffed, thrill ride adventure in hi-fi that will knock your socks clean off from the get go. A dazzling psychedelic power pop wonderland drenched in a profound production the type of which can only be realised by either a big label recording budget, or the luxury of time afforded by having your own top-class studio, and boundless creative curiousity with talent to match. The finished creative results of Wilson's labours are impressive, at times breathtaking, and surprisingly eclectic, with stabbing guitar riffs slamming into proceedings and the 60's template smashed open with more contemporary songs and ideas when you least expect it. The songs are without exception uniformly excellent, easily as strong as the kaleidoscope of musical landscapes they each come lovingly wrapped in, rich with the sweetest melodic invention, lodge-in-your-brain hooks, and classy lyrical playfulness. As a showcase for Wilson's considerable talents, the album is a stone cold success, as a creative acheivement it is even more so!" - Bucketfull Of Brains Very well stated Mick! Includes a terrific cover of Left Banke's "Walk Away Renee"! "Bad Seed" could've been a Jellyfish song! Simply superb! GREAT!!!! ... read more »
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2
Price: $11.00
Artist: A Band Called Mithras
Description: Bob Wilson and Dave Epperson (aka A Band Called Mithras) are back with their second, quirky offering of pop. Bob explains "I have always been a fan of pop, funk and late 60's, early 70's music. The Beatles, of course, are an obvious influence in the tunes." And that pretty much nails it. "This is intelligent pop, for people who know their pop history. This is counter-culture musicology, and the fact that it incorporates psychedelia, indie, power-pop, hip-hop, classic-rock, soul, and dance music into songs does defy easy category. But you won’t care. Rather, you’ll keep putting it back on. As well you should.” - Somewhere, Under The Radar "Opening with the strong hooks on 'Robot Clowns' and the slow swirling funk synth and bass acoustic of 'American Demon' are a great pair of songs with differing styles. However the band gets a little too quirky for it’s own good, 'Nobody’s Waiting' boasts contrasting guitar and synth arpeggios. Weird, funny Todd Rundgren-like raps on 'Gigo' and 'Aint No Hope For The Modern Man.' Occasionally beautiful passages like 'Cannonball' come up, and all is forgiven. Fans of Anton Barbeau and Adrian Belew (The Bears) will most likely embrace this album and love it." - Powerpopaholic.com "If you love the music from the late 60's early 70's you're going to love this. What a musical gem just waiting to be discovered in a sea of music." - KC Music Cafe "Every song is amazing. The guitars, the great vocal harmonies, the extreme energy in every song, the incredible talent of Wilson and Epperson, it is just pop perfection! You can hear the enthusiasm, passion, and fun the two are having when this record was made and can visualize them smiling and having a blast in the studio. The songs leap out of your speakers like they should be radio hits, they're that accessible, yet behind the catchy surface are challenging chord changes, exotic sounds, adventurous arrangements, and incredible chops. This has a little bit of harder edge at times that lets the power of the songs and performances ring through." - Max Humphries EXCELLENT!!! ... read more »
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Make Me Over
Price: $13.00
Artist: A Fragile Tomorrow
Description: The Kelly Brothers; Brendan, (lead guitar) Sean (lead vocals/guitar) and Dominic (drums) plus friend Shaun Rhoades (bass) are the players that make up A Fragile Tomorrow. "The band is poised on the bleeding edge of power pop and the opening single, the album's title track, swirls with heavy riffs over a melodic chorus backed by harmonies and thickly textured rhythms. It’s the sound of a band that is restless and not going to play it safe. 'Tie Me Up' is a mid-tempo soul searching drama and Sean Kelly does a great job here. You also hear a some beautiful subtleties in the tight harmonies of 'One Of Two, Two of Three' and the sweet composition of 'Tell Me How To Feel' make these tracks big highlights. Various light psychedelic touches are in the lush ballad 'In My Mind' with its 12 string strum and orchestral majesty; reminded me a bit of 10cc or ELO. You hear numerous influences from REM to Cheap Trick on the layered 'Hit Parade' and 'Can’t You Hear Me.' The final track 'One Way Ticket' with guests Joan Baez and The Indigo Girls, is just mesmerizing as both a tribute and a re-make. This is a densely packed album that deserves multiple listens and its highly recommended." - Powerpopaholic.com EXCELLENT!! ... read more »
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Closer To A Ghost
Price: $12.00
Artist: A View Of Earth From The Moon
Description: A View of Earth from the Moon’s debut s an unashamed mashup of noisy 90’s Britpop, uninhibited garagey rudeness, and anthemic melodies that take the listener to a place where loudness is king. “I’m out there on my own with this one. I guess you could call it a solo record because this was the first time I did everything by myself. No live band in the studio, just me racking up countless hours of studio time, haha.” “Closer to a Ghost” is meant for an audience that likes loud and unapologetic rock ‘n’ roll. The album celebrates being “over the top” and many of Fickes’s influences are unmistakable. It’s “everything I’ve always wanted a record to be.” The twelve exciting tracks exhibit everything from blind irreverence to crippling obsession; from selfless love to complete emptiness; from boundless joy to unshakable regret. Singer/songwriter, Jonathan Fickes, is the sum of a farm town childhood spent listening to 60’s pop, a young adulthood playing folk music in New York City, and years spent in the vibrant Seattle indie rock scene with bands such as To the Sea and The Fraidies. “It’s not often that albums can evoke a strain of nostalgia while still presenting something new and re-listen worthy. A View of Earth from the Moon’s debut greets you like an old friend with the contradiction of new and familiar sounds. If ‘Closer to a Ghost’ conjures tones of 60’s Mod or 90’s Britpop, it may be due to Fickes’ love for Oasis and past of touring in a Beatles tribute band. ‘I Had to Go In to Come Back Out Again’ crashes open and continues to roll with heavy drum punches and attractive guitar rhythms, while ‘How I Lost You’ is a slow narrative with a morose breakup back story.” – The Big Takeover “A wonderfully evocative record from this Seattle combo that’s sometimes evocative of Teenage Fanclub, other times recalling early Posies, it’s all melodically stimulating with undercurrents of melancholy and mystery running through the proceedings. The glorious ‘Distance Runner’ is the highlight.” – John Borack/Goldmine Magazine GREAT!! ... read more »
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All Broken Up
Price: $9.00
Artist: Aaron Fox
Description: Aaron was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. After graduating high school, he escaped from the Chicago suburbs and attended Rock School (Berklee College of Music) in Boston. In his final year in Boston, he recorded this 2003 debut effort (sans T ... read more »
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Late Too Soon
Price: $13.00
Artist: Aaron Fox & the Reliables
Description: Here's some very cool, jangly, garage pop rock (with some very cool Replacement-like, chord-sequenced tunes) outta the Windy City! Aaron Fox & the Reliables started as a collaboration between Aaron Fox, guitarist/singer/songwriter, and guitarist Mike Bu ... read more »
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In Transit
Price: $14.00
Artist: Aaron Fox and the Reliables
Description: In Transit” is a bold step forward from 2010’s “Late Too Soon”, evident in the maturity of the songwriting, arrangements, and production. It is often said the first album from a band is the most potent and impactful, primarily due to the overall excitement and energy that goes into making it as a group. That theory does not apply here. In fact, the songs on “In Transit” come from a personal and vulnerable space. “I will wait for you as long as time allows” implies a sweetness and quiet desperation on the beautiful “Coming In.” On the soul-searching track “No One Knows Me,” Aaron sings “I can’t remember where I was but I want to thank you for giving me your direction home.” And then there’s the sincerity and insecurity of the phrase “as long as you’re around I’m not pretending” from “Neverending.” New musical collaborators have been added to in addition to the talented original members, Bob Vodick, Mike Burns and Rick Zygowicz who worked tirelessly to up their game for this album, dedicating many hours to its recording and final mixing. The new collaborators - Josh Kaler (guitar,keyboards, percussion, backing vocals), John Christy (Hammond B3 organ), and Brian Leach (piano) – helped realize the vision of Aaron’s songwriting. Kaler adds cinematic flavors to “Bright Side of the Dark”, infectious slide guitar and keyboard parts on the catchy “Desert Heart”, and moody pedal steel drones to “Coming In.” John’s powerful B3 organ elevates the rocker “No One Knows Me”. Brian’s melodic piano beautifully colors the jangly “Better Days” and anthemic album closer “Waiting.” “Legend has it that you replace all your body cells every 7 years, so perhaps Aaron Fox needs a full reset before releasing new music as his previous 2 albums came out in 2003 and 2010. Whatever the reason, it's good to have this version of Fox and friends back with ‘In Transit’. The jangly ‘Unpromised Land’ recalls the likes of Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket, while "Neverending" would have given The Wallflowers a run for their chart spot in 1996. ‘No One Knows Me’ effectively rocks and ‘Better Days’ channels the Gary Louris-led incarnation of The Jayhawks. A bright collection of Midwestern-influenced power pop, you should be listening to this when you're ‘In Transit’ (or even at home).” – Absolutepowerpop.com EXCELLENT!! ... read more »
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Happy Endings
Price: $13.00
Artist: Abandon Ship
Description: LIMITED STOCK!! Born into a musical family, the five Lester brothers grew up playing instruments and singing harmony with their parents. In 2004, Nathan, Damian, and Gabriel Lester delivered a confident follow-up to their promising debut! Retaining their youthful vocal harmonies while delivering a more up-tempo effort than their debut, it’s chock full of layered guitars – not unlike early Brendan Benson and Dan Jones’ “One Man Submarine” (must be the water in Eugene, OR) which is still a fave around here! Posies-like at times too! "A complete blind listen...which is not at all unusual for me. There is something very exciting about hearing an album having never heard a single song...then being completely blown away by it. Which is what happened with this one. The Brendan Benson-like melodies, harmonies and songwriting stays strong and the guitar work is stunning! These siblings possess loads of talent, and it shows all over this album. This one is chock full of great tunes. Listen to it on a rainy day, a sunny day, in the morning or at night Abandon Ship create melodies and pop hooks that manage to suck the listener in early. Catchy, stick to ya kinds of tunes. Anyone who likes pop songs with lots of hooks, catchy melodies, and thoughtful chord changes, should buy this album right away and never stop enjoying it immensely." - Count Keef A grower! 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 »