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North
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Morning Line
Description: NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!! “The Morning Line are creating an interesting identity for themselves. Their previous release, ‘Smoke’, was full of great guitar driven pop songs. There’s the tune about living in LA (‘Los Angeles’) and the catchy ‘Staten Island’. Fast forward to ‘North’. It too, is chock full o’ guitars and great melodies. ‘Antennas’ opens the album with a smooth, catchy chorus and some lyrics that are worthy of a chuckle or two. Stomp along to the pounding beat and ringing guitars of ‘Given Up’ or the classic guitar pop of ‘Complicated’. Then, they get all National Geographic on us, first, with ‘Anhedonia’. ‘Lived in California. I’ve lived in the south. Kept quiet for too long and run off at the mouth…what I’m tryin’ to say is, I’ve been round the block. So when you told me you’re leaving me it didn’t come as such a shock – to start again’. Then, they take us off to ‘South Carolina’. ‘I hear you think the answer is South Carolina. I wonder what the question could ever have been….and Charleston is pretty, but it’s just a city. There’s nobody there you know in South Carolina’. I guess putting together a touring itinerary comes second nature to these guys.” – Rich Rossi/PowerPopNews "With twelve songs, no duds and a willingness to help you reconnect with the greatest albums of your youth, ‘North’ is a fantastic record. Just fantastic. Sometimes reflective and moody, but often bringing good times via a world of chiming guitars and hooks that eventually get right under the skin, with this record The Morning Line sound fully charged and ready to give the world a cult classic. For those who still love ‘Girlfriend’ era Matthew Sweet, Soul Asylum and lots of stuff from the Fort Apache Studios, this should be considered one of 2019’s most essential listens." – RealGoneRocks.com GREAT!! ... read more »
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Bloody Rubbish (The Best & Some of the Rest)
Price: $13.00
Artist: Ray Paul
Description: “IT'S ROCK. IT'S ROLL. IT'S POWER. IT'S POP. WHATEVER YOU CALL IT, THIS COLLECTION ROCKS!” It’s taken nearly 40 years, but Ray Paul has literally come full circle with his Kool Kat Musik label debut. You see, we’ve known each other for that long – first as me being a fan – from ordering his records directly from him when he was in Boston, as a radio DJ in 1983 spinning his records on my “Off The Beaten Track” show, eventually meeting face-to-face and crossing paths in the “biz” back in the late 80’s, to helping him promote releases on his Permanent Press label since the inception of Kool Kat Mailorder in 1999…so it seemed inevitable, right? The collection finds him returning fresh off his critically acclaimed 2016 album "Whimsicality" with a rockin' collection spanning the years 1977-2017. The disc features three previously unreleased tracks (two of which are live recordings by the current Ray Paul & RPM band recorded in 2017) and one studio track from 1977, along with remastered A & B sides of his early singles, featuring Ray’s fiery, visceral brand of original, rockin' Beatle-esque power pop. In 2018, his "Whimsicality" album was named one of the "200 Greatest Power Pop Albums 1970-2017," in the critic John Borack’s recent book "Shake Some Action 2.0: An Updated Guide To The 200 Greatest Power Pop Albums 1970-2017". Among the guests present here are Terry Draper (Klaatu), along with Kurt Reil and Kristen Pinell Reil (The Grip Weeds). "Never underestimate the power of an Anglophile in love. Ray Paul’s love of The Beatles and the mid-60's British Invasion has powered his own pop music for decades, generating an ongoing rock'n'roll love letter to all things Fab. ‘Bloody Rubbish….” serves up a collection of oldies (and newies) through this ever-changing world in which we live in today. Raise those flags, the stars and stripes and the Union Jack alike - Fave Rave invasions are FUN!” - Carl Cafarelli/This Is Rock'n'Roll Radio "The track ‘I Love It (But You Don’t Believe It”) is a power pop sureshot, with fab vocalizing and typically strong instrumental and production assistance from Kurt Reil and Kristen Pinell Reil of The Grip Weeds” – John Borack/Goldmine Magazine “Cherry picking some of his finest, Ray Paul gives us 10 delectable, British Invasion infused goodies. Speaking of cherry picking, Ray’s voice is perfect for that 60’s Raspberries sound. Case in point, the opening track ‘I Need Your Love Tonight’ is pure, blissful power pop at its finest." - PowerPopNews.com 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 ... read more »

Billy Bremner For President
Price: $15.00
Artist: Billy Bremner's Rockfiles
Description: read more »

Backwards Compatible
Price: $12.00
Artist: Chris Church
Description:

With 2017’s “Limitations Of Source Tape”, Chris laid to rest any notion that his power pop leanings had taken a backseat to any of his other very music musical proclivities.  The record garner ... read more »

Collector
Price: $14.00
Artist: Disq
Description:

Disq have assembled a razor-sharp, teetering-on-the-edge-of-chaos melange of sounds, experiences, memories, and influences.  The record’s title, “ ... read more »

Rebuilding Permit
Price: $12.00
Artist: Dolph Chaney
Description:

AVAILABLE APRIL 3 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!  Seven years since the Chicagoland singer-song ... read more »

Fixers and Elixirs
Price: $11.00
Artist: Frederick Julius
Description:

Frederick Julius is an underground, lo-fi pop music that conjures the vital sound of early Beach Boys records with read more »

God Is A Bully
Price: $12.00
Artist: Gershwin Brothers
Description:

The duo of Dave Foster and Lane Steinberg (aka Sol and Al Gershwin) are joined by a local NYC musical crew (Mike Fornatale, Charles Roth, T ... read more »

Kingdom Of Sleep
Price: $15.00
Artist: Jonny Polonsky
Description:

This is Jonny's sixth full length release.  With also finger cymbals, gongs, bass clarinets, piccolos, harmonica, bass fiddles, and a children’s choir, this record features guest vocals by Cedric Bixle ... read more »

Cheap Vacation
Price: $9.00
Artist: Justine's Black Threads
Description:

Rebel rousers beware!!  Justine Covault (singer, songwriter, and guitarist) from Justine and the Unclean releases ... read more »

Ken Fox & Knock Yourself Out
Price: $9.00
Artist: Ken Fox & Knock Yourself Out
Description: Since 1990, Ken Fox has been laying down his bass chops, writing, recording and touring the ... read more »

Whatever It Takes
Price: $14.00
Artist: Kyle Vincent
Description:

2020 sees Produced by longtime collaborator Dan Horne (Circles Around The Sun, Allah-Las), Mapache's new album captures the Los Angeles duo at their finest, with Sam Blasucci and Clay Finch read more »

From Liberty Street
Price: $12.00
Artist: Mapache
Description:

Produced by longtime collaborator Dan Horne (Circles Around The Sun, Allah-Las), Mapache's new album captures the Los Angeles duo at their finest, with Sam Blasucci and Clay Finch read more »

Bloodshot Red
Price: $12.00
Artist: Popular Creeps
Description:

The debut release from four guys (including Lenny Grassa, formerly of The Leonards) from Detroit who are doing their part to keep a no frills, bar band brand of rock ‘n roll alive.  read more »

We Have The Technology
Price: $10.00
Artist: Protest Kids
Description:

John Brownell, the songwriter and lead vocalist for the Missoula rock band Protest Kids, writes the kind of hooks that people will sing along to at a gig.read more »

35 Years On
Price: $12.00
Artist: Quincy
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  A sonic blast of '77 era Vibrators-Undertones-Motors & Ramones with the sound, look, and ... read more »

Click
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Ratboys
Description: Rookie is six matching jumpsuit-clad, shaggy-haired friends from Chicago who play rock 'n' roll that's more at home next to their parents' battered LPs than on their friends' streaming playlists. < ... read more »

Rookie
Price: $13.00
Artist: Rookie
Description: Rookie is six matching jumpsuit-clad, shaggy-haired friends from Chicago who pl ... read more »

Anybody Out There?
Price: $12.00
Artist: Sadler Vaden
Description: read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #101
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine
Description: The Beach Boys are the cover stars: Surf's up! Brotherly love in the 70'sread more »

Elektrafied: The Elektra Years 1979-1982
Price: $30.00
Artist: Shoes
Description:

RELEASED ON APRIL 3!!  ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!read more »

Closer Still
Price: $11.00
Artist: Soul Engines
Description:

WAREHOUSE FIND!!  This Top 200 Al ... read more »

Find Me Out
Price: $11.00
Artist: Spanking Charlene
Description:

New York City’s Spanking Charlene’s third outing record continues and refines Spanking Charlene’s catchy songs about life and love in New York City. read more »

Can't trust the rain + bonus disc
Price: $16.00
Artist: Strand
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  Niall Toner Jr. began playing in a post-rockabilly/ garage rock band in ... read more »

Walking The Walk
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Peawees
Description:

2018 saw The Peawees release "Moving Target".  The Italian soul punks swept through the underground scene winning over crowds and critics alike. They followed their latest success by re-issuing their classic ... read more »

First Hits Free
Price: $13.00
Artist: Tommy Ray!
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!   read more »

Music For Sale
Price: $12.00
Artist: Tommy Sistak
Description:

Tommy Sistak has been performing in rock bands since the age of 12, sharing the stage with such international acts as Davy Jones of The Monkees, Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits and Eric Burdon and The ... read more »

On
Price: $10.00
Artist: Travel Lanes
Description:

Travel Lanes are a band with a past. They hail from Philadelphia with only one wish......your time......and maybe a few bucks so they can record a few more tunes.  Since his days leading the local bands Fli ... read more »

Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #53
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #53
Description:

DUE EARLY APRIL – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  WOW!!  A very, very kool 2CD tribute to to one of Britain’s best creative ‘n quirky pop purveyors!  The impressive lineup of artists appearing here are Pete Donnelly ... read more »