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3 (Gs) - A Tribute To The Bee Gees
Price: $14.00
Artist: Coke Belda
Description: NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL! Before you say to yourself, “oh no, not another tribute album”, you won’t be saying that after you hear this one – one of the best tributes ever done to one artist! “So natural is Coke Belda's ability to breathe new life into the songs of the Bee Gees that it would seem perfectly acceptable to call him ‘Mr. Natural,’ at least temporarily, and in honor of one of the songs on this alluring celebration of the charms of the Brothers Gibb. The long-awaited followup to his debut ‘I’ and ‘Nummer Zwei’ similarly breathes new life into the art of musical homage. Certainly, paying tribute to favored artists is a tradition in pop music, so Belda's 12 song paean of Bee Gees joy is not all that unexpected, especially when you consider how enamored he is of the group's songs. Which is obvious as he serves up peerless versions of classics and buried treasures such as ‘Run to Me,’ (from ‘To Whom It May Concern’) ‘I've Gotta Get a Message to You’ (from ‘Idea’) and ‘Sir Geoffrey Saved the World’ (the B-side to their ‘World’ single) with both reverent approach and Belda style. Playing all the instruments and singing all the vocal parts (save for some welcome and soulful passages from Gretchen Wheels' Lindsay Murray on ‘Run to Me’ and ‘I've Gotta Get a Message to You’), he delivers a tour de force that should land on more than a few best-of lists later this year. One of the absolute joys of a terrific album such as the rather cleverly titled ‘3 (Gs)’ is discovering the surprises contained within, and seeing the striking cover art by Ignacio Alcázar. Speaking of surprises, 1965's ‘Claustrophobia,’ (from ‘The Bees Gees Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs’) arranged and played by Coke as a sweet Merseybeat romp, will have you booking tickets for the Cavern in Liverpool (and a virtual time travel trip back to the 60’s). The album closer, a beautiful take on ‘Our Love (Don’t Throw It All Away),’ a top 10 Billboard chart hit for Andy Gibb (from his ‘Shadow Dancing’ album) in 1978, written by Bee Gee Barry and keyboardist Blue Weaver, is another welcome, perhaps unexpected nugget. ‘3 (Gs)’ is the, yes, natural and welcome third project from the artist whose travels brought him from Spain to take root in Germany and now in the United States. Naturally, this is the next step in his musical journey, and one you should absolutely follow with glee.” – Alan Haber/Pure Pop Radio The rest of the songs and their original source are: “Idea” (from “Idea”), “Cucumber Castle” (from “Bee Gee’s First”), “Mr Natural” (from “Mr. Natural), “ (B Gibb, R Gibb), Mr. Natural”), “First of May” (from Odessa”), “Indian Gin and Whisky Dry” (from “Idea”), “Edge Of The Universe (from “Main Course”), and “You Win Again” (from E.S.P”)! “If you aren’t already a fan of (especially) early Bee Gees, this record will make you want to investigate and become one!” – Max Humphries “Get ready for Volume 2” Coke warns. Based on “Volume 1”, we already are! GREAT!! ... read more »
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Scenery For Dreamers
Price: $16.00
Artist: Daniel Wylie's Cosmic Rough Riders
Description: WOW!! Brand new release from Daniel, who is quick to proudly point out that this one’s got a Crazy Horse vibe to it – and that ain’t far from the truth folks! Daniel provides some further insight regarding what he was listening to/influenced by when writing/recording the new record – “early R.E.M. the Turtles pop...and just trying to keep the quality control high as I always do...keeping it ultra melodic and reversing the ‘older band gets blander’ thing that usually happens...by cranking up the guitars and adding an edge to the music.” You’ve succeeded Daniel! Lending him a helping hand on the record are Neil Sturgeon (ex-Goldenhour) on electric and acoustic guitars on all songs, and mandolin on "(Won't You) Just Smile." Johnny Smillie (of Thrum) co-produced the record with Daniel and plays guitar on "Cold Alaska", "Full Moon On the River", "Jingle Jangle Morning", "Lucky Find" and "Rope (Everybody Lies)." He also contributed the string arrangements on "A Gravestone Without A Name" and "(Won't You) Just Smile.” Stuart Kidd (BMX Bandits/Dr. Cosmos Tape Lab/The Wellgreen) is on drums and Percussion. Steph McKellar –is on bass. Jim McCulloch(Soup Drangonms/BMX Bandits) contributes additional electric guitars on "Rope (Everybody Lies)", "Full Moon On The River" and "I Hear You Call My Name." GREAT!! ... read more »
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Diamond Hands
Price: $10.00
Artist: Diamond Hands
Description: NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT KAT LABEL! Previously only available on vinyl! Diamond Hands is the nom de plume of the L.A. duo of Jon Flynn and Joel Wall. And let it be known, these two popsters have an uncanny knack for a never-ending barrage of earworm melodies and retro-influenced instrumentation all in under 3 minutes! “By far, it seems one of the biggest releases I missed in 2016 was this album. ‘Not The Same’ brings the jangle and hook to the front and the follow up ‘Maybe Tomorrow’ is even better with its Beatlesque chorus and tight harmonies. They break out the cowbell for the Raspberries-like ‘See You Again,’ even though lyrically its very basic. So many highlights here, ‘Just Another Day’ brings back the Rickenbacker and the rolling piano on “Come Home” is like ‘RAM’-era McCartney. All killer – no filler here. Had I been aware sooner, it would’ve been wedged into my top ten of 2016!” – Powerpopaholic.com “Diamond Hands perform a brand of sugary pop that always goes down well in these circles. Jingle jangle with great harmonies, it has all the melodic hooks you need and shows power pop is still music that’s beloved of the young.” – IDontHearASingle.com GREAT!!! ... read more »
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No Room For Squares
Price: $14.00
Artist: Green Circles
Description: NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL! Stick around long enough and you end up with enough odds and sods for an album. Well this is such an album for Australian garage/psych rockers Green Circles who’ve been around since 1998 and are still active! Demos from the original line up way back when, tunes recorded specifically for compilations, alternative mixes and a couple of unreleased live tunes. Every conceivable line-up is involved. Even Dave who recorded our first demos and sang on the first album. He’ll be playing on a new album real soon. Here’s a track by track breakdown by Mark Gilbert: “ ‘Stephanie Comes’ - released on our first album, and one we’ve loved and needed a second listen. We’re still trying to write these kind of pastoral psych tunes. ‘Long Live Sivananda’ - Although this tune ended up on our third album, this is the first recorded version which appeared on the ‘Tomorrow Is Today: A Tribute To The Australian Psychedelic Scene 1966-1970’ compilation. Written and recorded by Adelaide band, Inside Looking Out, we were honoured to have original member and Barry Adamson play on this with us. ‘Let Me Through’ - Another one we recorded twice. This version was recorded first and appeared on ‘Burn Your Fingers On The Sun’ which was apt, because it was hot the day we recorded this. Our buddy, and honoury Green Circle, Jamie Woollaway appeared on keys using an amp formerly used by that fantastic Adelaide band, Fraternity. ‘1969’ – A stonking version of for the ‘Now I Wanna Be Your Stooge’ tribute release. To our eternal joy, when this was first played on radio, someone rang up to ask if this was an early version by the Stooges. We’ve taken some liberties, new lyrics and an intro with harp! ‘A Taste of Black’ - Deserves a new listen. A tune from the first album and one of the few tunes to feature our original line up. ‘Flown’ – An alternate mix that didn’t make the ‘Mr Cocking’s Descent’ album. ‘Tomorrow Will Be Fine’ - We were dead chuffed to be asked to participate in the ‘Happy Men’ Sunny Boys (one of our absolute favourite Australian bands tribute album. The song was the B-side of their first single back in 1981. ‘Girl in A Morris Minor’ - Our first tune ever released, and it wasn’t even in released in our country! ‘Signed GC’ - Who was GC? We’ve always loved Gene Clark, maybe it’s us? Maybe Arthur Lee knows. This one has drums which the final version didn’t. ‘Kneejerk Reaction’ (live) - Well, this is what we sound like. Originally appeared on ‘Tomorrow Is Today: A Tribute To The Australian Psychedelic Scene 1966-1970’. ‘Five Blue Moons’ - The only recordings we have of this line up are some 2013 live recordings made very early on in that line up’s history. ‘Dirty Taste’ - Southwark Bitter in cans, local bands and SANFL football. These are some of our favourite things. This is about what sort of conscience one has – money or tradition, bright lights and circus or tradition. Or, it’s about grumpy men of a certain age who don’t like change. It made us feel better anyway. ‘Elevator Operator’ and ‘It’s Too Late’ - These two songs sum us up perfectly. We started with a love of Gene Clark and the Small Faces. We’re not different now from these demos we recorded in 1999.” Despite the disparity in the time frame these songs were recorded, the disc flows extremely well! GREAT!! ... read more »
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Incognito
Price: $15.00
Artist: Richard X. Heyman
Description: Richard X. Heyman is back with his 12th album, this one featuring an outstanding batch of 14 must-hear original songs. It is an album that grabs the listener on first listen, with literate tales that are melodic, adorned with shimmering harmonies and infectious guitar-anchored hooks that outdistance the majority of his power pop contemporaries. In a better world, the title track, "A Fool's Errand" and "Her Garden Path" would be all over the radio. He has the ability to conjure up firepower to spare, as evidenced by the driving "Chalk It Up" and soulful "Terry Two Timer." And his skills to create and craft wistful songs bolstered by melodic rock are as strong as any pop artist. “Richard X. Heyman’s music has been a steady presence during the 22-year history of Pure Pop Radio. I picked up on Richard's wonderful songs just prior to the release of ‘Cornerstone’, his third album. The Spongtones' Jamie Hoover suggested I contact Richard's wife, Nancy, who began sending me cassettes of the work-in-progress. Nine albums later, ‘Incognito’ arrives, and it’s his best work by far. It is hard to fathom exactly what drives an artist to produce such good work so far into his career, other than the simple desire to create and the presence of a never-depleting well of inspiration and innate talent. It is evident at every step that ‘Incognito’'s 14 songs are proof positive that Richard's mission has been and continues to be fulfilled. Dazzling songs and equally dazzling performances greet you at every turn. In the pure popper ‘A Fool's Errand,’ the narrator tells the world that his love for his partner is solid and for the ages. ‘Her Garden Path’ is a muscular track with a grandly attractive riff that chronicles a man's escape from a woman's web. And the horn-infused, soulful pop number, ‘So What’ finds him sounding as though he's channeling the Rascals' Felix Cavaliere. Both Richard’s playing and this record are stellar, a monumental achievement from an artist who never disappoints.” – Alan Haber/PurePopRadio.com GREAT!! ... read more »
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Bob Of The Pops Vol. 1
Price: $5.00
Artist: Robyn Gibson
Description: JUNIPERS ALERT!! A very kool album of covers from Robyn Gibson, a member of The Junipers. He performed all parts on this particular project. Sneaking in recording sessions after his main band was done work for the day, he took five years putting together this amazing collection of covers. The range is spectacular, from rare to well known choices covering 60’s up to the 90’s. His formula is simple: take catchy tunes and apply his unerring talent for recreating a jangly 60’s British pop rock sound. “I don't know what it is about the city of Leicester, but it seems to produce jingle jangle bands of the highest order. I've always been a fan of Diesel Park West and The Junipers are in the same mould. If you've never heard of them, you should chastise yourself and head off and grab their two albums. This album is as jangly as you'd expect from Mr. Juniper, but the song selection is inspired. I'm particularly glad to see the presence of Nick Heyward's’ He Doesn't Love You Like I Do’, an underrated gem from an underrated album. Elsewhere, you'd expect to see some Teenage Fanclub, but not necessarily ‘Slow Fade’ and ‘Did I Say’. The nod to power pop is there with Kirsty MacColl’s ‘They Don't Know’ and the obligatory Lennon and McCartney (‘Nowhere Man’). It's also fantastic to hear The Dentists and Wire's ‘Outdoor Miner’ and Honeybus's ‘How Long’ is something that I don't recall being performed too often. The influences build up with The Rutles' ‘With A Girl Like You’. The Springfields' ‘Island Of Dreams’ is better than the original and there's even the theme tune to ‘Laverne and Shirley’. There's even one of Gibson's own songs to round things off. The spoof ‘Top Of The Pops’ album cover is inspired, not the usual suggestive female pose and I definitely want one of those cardigans.” – Idonthearasingle.com GREAT!! ... read more »
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Bob Of The Pops Vol. 2
Price: $5.00
Artist: Robyn Gibson
Description: Well ravers, here's the second of Robyn’s "Bob of the Pops" albums! The album was recorded from January to May, 2017 at the sofa studio in Leicester and at the Junipers’ studio, while the band weren’t watching. You want to be shot so high you'll hit the moon? Then take this album, listen, and jump, jump, jump, higher and higher to the swinging yet warped beats of the ham-fisted facsimiles of these explosive top pop tunes! It’s a trouser-it-to-me fab album for all Groovies from Western Park to Highfields! You’ll jump and twist and kick and shout and scream and writhe and struggle to escape from the first track to the last. Once again we are sure you, all of you - Hippies and Yippies and Skinheads; Schoolkids and switched-on Mums and Dads will help to make this fabulous album a high-stepper in the Hits Parade; for this L.P. will electrify you, anaesthetise you and your neighbors, then send you way, way up in space! Track listining: “Call Me Number One” (The Tremeloes), “The Girl I Knew Somewhere” (The Monkees), “There’s A Place” (The Beatles), “She Dazzled Me With Basil” (The Dentists), “I’ve Been Waiting” (Matthew Sweet), “Queen Of Eyes” (The Soft Boys), “Vanishing Girl” (The Dukes Of Stratosphear), “Circles” (The Who), “Useless Information” (The Move), “Yes It’s True” (Flamin’ Groovies), “5D (Fifth Dimension)” (The Byrds), “I Should Have Never Let You” (Matthew Sweet), and “Bitter End” (Felt)! GREAT!! ... read more »
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A New Set Of Downs
Price: $13.00
Artist: The John Sally Ride
Description: NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL! The John Sally Ride was inevitable. Long time friends, with thousands of combined hours listening to and talking about music, the trio of musicians that comprise this exciting new band had been making music separately for years. The time had finally come to make a record together. It wasn't just their mutual love of The Kinks, David Bowie and Todd Rundgren. And it wasn't just that special knack of finishing each other's musical sentences. It was all of that, for sure. But, like any great band/record, it all starts with the songs and the magic that suddenly took hold of these gents when they finally hit the studio. John Dunbar (A Confederacy Of Dunces The Kunks), Sal Maida (Roxy Music, Sparks, Milk N Cookies, Cracker) and Sal Nunziato (Pep In The Cat, The Hard Copies, Burning Wood) made a record, just like their musical heroes made records, with original music and lyrics, instruments and voices. "A New Set Of Downs" is that record. “Anchored by Maida’s great bass line, Dunbar makes the best of the opener ‘One of These Days You’ll Have One of Those Days,’ a very Kinks-like composition with kazoo and guitar flourishes. The steady rhythm of ‘I Didn’t Know I Was Saying Goodbye’ is another gem about an unexpected break-up. Dunbar gets stuff off his chest with ‘Your Closest Friends,’ a rant that mentions ‘If you met them now for the first time you’d hate their guts.’ And easily the catchiest tune is the single ‘Not Taking Credit’. Another big highlight is ‘The Girl You Won’t Leave Your Wife For,’ with its dense melody and harmonies in the chorus. Easily Dunbar’s most accessible work. Highly Recommended.” – Powerpopaholic.com “I've always liked the indie pop of John Dunbar. It's great melodic pop, the sort we thrive upon. ‘Not Taking Credit’ shows how Power Pop the trio could be and Dunbar's vocals lend well to that genre, but the news from the resulting album is that it is far more harmonic pop than power. Imagine a cross between The Monkees and Squeeze. The singalong shuffle of the opener, ‘One Of These Days You'll Have One Of Those Days’ emphasizes the Monkees comparison. ‘She Walks Her Dog In Pyjamas’ with its psych guitar is in Small Faces territory. ‘From Expectation To Surrender’ comes across as a sweet sounding chirpier version of The Proclaimers and it's great to hear Maida's bass lines again on ‘I Love The Girl (You Won't Leave Your Wife For)’. ‘I Love The Girl’ is almost Lindisfarne with it's almost folk backdrop. The trio have fashioned up a real feel good album to accompany the nights getting lighter. Nunziato's drumming seems to hold the whole thing together. This is great summer pop. It's hard to name a favourite track, I loved ‘Not Taking Credit’ from first listen and still do, but I'll go for ‘Your Closest Friends’, a real chipper song that sums up what the band are about. This album is a great listen and now you have your chance to confirm that.” – IDontHearASingle.com GREAT!! ... read more »
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Beginning Here and Travelling Outward (Expanded Edition)
Price: $20.00
Artist: The Palace Of Light
Description: EN ROUTE – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW! A 2CD, 30th anniversary reissue of one of 80s indie’s best-kept secrets, originally issued on Phil Smee’s Bam Caruso imprint, that includes the original album remastered PLUS one rare B-side from their “City Of Gold” 12”; a bunch of previously unreleased studio recordings and demos recorded between 1987 and 1989; six live tracks recorded for a shelved mini-album on Bam Caruso (covers of Nick Drake, Tom Rush, Mickey Newbury, Tim Hardin…), the rare 1991 "Catherine”/”Books" single, privately pressed by the group and credited to Mabel Joy, and a brand new recording made last year by the original lineup. As Stewart Lee points out in his notes for this long overdue reissue, the 80’s were different times. You had to live through them to convey to the contemporary consumer the sheer unknowable mysteriousness of recently distant popular culture in the pre-internet age… Arthur Lee’s name was just a cryptic lyric in a Lloyd Cole single, Bert Jansch was ignored once a month in the back room of my local, and the idea that Nick Drake would one day soundtrack a Volkswagen Cabrio advert was absurd.” You could describe Palace of Light by simply mentioning those names, or others like Scott Walker, the Go-Betweens and Cyrus Faryar. But while those references should be taken as a compliment, they can undermine Palace of Light’s unique talent and greatness. At a time when drum machines and synthesizers ruled the airwaves, the music they recorded was unlike anything else on offer: the unashamedly epic vocals of Geoff Smith, the string quartet, the intricate acoustic picking and the twin guitar interplay that nodded to Television, Felt, or Quicksilver Messenger Service. “Beginning Here and Travelling Outward” was light years ahead, in terms of content and production, of the debut recordings of virtually any other band of the era. The album got some great reviews, but though the band played a bunch of live shows in London and did some more recordings no more music would be released as Palace of Light. With the addition of new drummer Tom Anthony (replacing Charlie Llewellin), Geoff Smith, Matt Gale and Mark Brend quietly morphed into Mabel Joy. In 1993 they released an album on Bam Caruso, the marvelous “Wish I Was” – and disappeared shortly afterwards. Matt and Mark went on to record two fine albums as Fariña in the late 90’s and early 00’s. Charlie joined the Austin alt country combo the Gourds and recently played with a reformed Maximum Joy. “Entrancing….4 stars” – Sounds “Greatness awaits them.” – New Musical Express “Too gifted to be ignored.” - Music Week “Compelling.” - Melody Maker GREAT!! ... read more »
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Hollywoodland 1966-69
Price: $16.00
Artist: Thomas Group
Description: Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, in 1966, the Thomas Group revolved around Tony Thomas (drums), son of the US television personality Danny Thomas. The group was signed to Lou Adler’s Dunhill Records almost immediately after its inception. Greg Clifford (vocals) and Myron Howard (guitar) were among the other members of an act whose recordings were enhanced by their label’s “backroom” musicians and songwriters. P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri wrote and produced their debut single, “Ordinary Girl”, a haunting, folk rock ballad, as well as their third release, “I’ve Got No More To Say”. Barri produced the group’s final offering, “Is Happy This Way” in 1967, after which Tony Thomas disbanded the group. This is the first time ever compilation of all the Thomas Group recordings, including all of their Dunhill Records singles (in their original mono mixes and new previously unreleased stereo mixes). a demo recording of the Sloan/Barri song "Is It Any Wonder", taken from the only known surviving acetate; the rare Morning Sun single and 11 previously unreleased tracks. “The song ‘Autumn’ is a great example of their poppy take on the folk rock sound. Also recorded by the Vogues and Gary Lewis and the Playboys, ‘Autumn’ sounds a lot like the kind of song the Turtles were doing around the same time.” - IronLeg.com “Like the Grass Roots, the Thomas Group were a Dunhill signing who were given the full Sloan and Barri treatment (songs and production and, doubtlessly, backing vocals too), only to see this involvement slacken after a time. They were there for the group's first three singles, but by the time ‘Is Happy This Way' came around, Phil had curtailed his helping hand and Barri was confined to production. It's still a fine single sounding in parts like the Association and the Turtles. ‘Penny Arcade,’ the flip side of ‘Ordinary Girl’, is a pretty typical (typically good) Sloan-Barri tune, musically recycling their Turtles hit ‘You Baby,’ but vocally more reminiscent of the Vogues.” – Brian Hogg The package includes a 20-page booklet with the complete story by Mike Stax (Ugly Things Magazine) and tons of unseen pictures. GREAT!! ... read more »
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Friday Night Is Killing Me (Expanded)
Price: $27.00
Artist: Bash & Pop
Description: When The Replacements called it quits in 1991, Tommy Stinson missed playing in a band with great chemistry and who all shared the same vision. He recruited then Replacements drummer Steve Foley, Foley's brother Kevin, and Steve Brantseg to form Bash & Pop. Recording with Producer Don Smith (Cracker, Keith Richards, John Hia ... read more »

Towards Utopia
Price: $20.00
Artist: Bodast
Description: TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY – ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY SEPTEMBER 18. AFTER SEPTEMBER 18, THIS BECOMES A “SPECIAL ORDER TITLE” WITH NO GUARANTEE OF AVAILABILITY/IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. The fine folks at Esoteric Recordings have unleashed a a newly re-mastered, ultimate edition of these very kool 1969 recordings by Bodast, the sho ... read more »

We're Sorry...
Price: $13.00
Artist: Brian Lisik and The Unfortunates
Description: Recorded in a whirlwind six days inside the former Gardner Pie Company factory (a space that also doubles as a scuba diving training facility and occasional rehearsal space for Black Keys’ guitarist, Dan Auerbach) the album’s spontaneity and the room itself act as the visceral sixth member of the band, as Brian and company ... read more »

Alive & Well In Ohio
Price: $15.00
Artist: Buffalo KIllers
Description: The eighth studio album from Buffalo Killers was recorded at their Howler Hills Farm analog studio on their own terms. Equipped with only the knowledge they had gained over the years, the band crafted this album without rules or pressure. Created and produced by songwriting brothers Zachary and Andrew Gabbard, the warm, c ... read more »

On The Waterfront
Price: $13.00
Artist: Captain Storm
Description: On their sophomore outing, Captain Storm takes you for a sea cruise between the sweet shores of pop and the wild coast of Americana. Welcome aboard! Their debut attracted attention with a few good songs, some of them flirting with pop anthem. Their pop rock spiced with a country touch had seduced listeners on both sides of ... read more »

Too Much Fun
Price: $12.00
Artist: Captain Storm
Description: Their 2010 debut. This Parisian ship has been rocking through hurricanes and winds that help you find your personality. Jean-Marc writes the songs and leads his band, mixing with taste all the ingredients we appreciate in our music. The opening number, “Swing Time”, gets right into the purpose with binary drums beat on whi ... read more »

Kick The Moon
Price: $15.00
Artist: Central Rain
Description: Luke Thomas cut his musical teeth while still in his teens playing bass in Brisbane band Lavish, then relocated to Melbourne and joined You Am I guitarist Davey Lane’s band The Pictures. Over the years they released several lauded EPs and two albums. Central Rain, the first solo project for Luke, is the antidote to autotun ... read more »

I Am The Cosmos (Expanded)
Price: $22.00
Artist: Chris Bell
Description: After co-founding Big Star, the world only received two tracks of new music from Chris Bell during his lifetime-a 1978 single on the Car Records label run by Chris Stamey (dB's, Sneakers) titled "I Am The Cosmos" b/w "You And Your Sister." He would tragically be killed in a car accident later that same year. However, those ... read more »

Limitations of Source Tape
Price: $13.00
Artist: Chris Church
Description: It’s certainly been a while since we last heard from Mr. Church, but he’s back, and in fine form, on this, his Spyderpop Records debut! As evidenced by his continuing pursuit of individual and group forays into diverse musical territories, Chris is a musician and writer who doesn’t shun any of his varying influences. Here ... read more »

The RAK Years (4CD)
Price: $30.00
Artist: Chris Spedding
Description: TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY – ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY SEPTEMBER 18. AFTER SEPTEMBER 18, THIS BECOMES A “SPECIAL ORDER TITLE” WITH NO GUARANTEE OF AVAILABILITY/IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. A 50 track, 4CD set rounding up guitar supremo Chris Spedding’s time with RAK Records between 1975-1980. As well as being the “go to guy” for ban ... read more »

Some Things Just Take Time
Price: $13.00
Artist: Colorama
Description: Never has there been a better time to unleash Colorama's album upon the world. No less than 10 years in the making, Welsh singer-songwriter, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist Carwyn Ellis has been honing the fittingly-titled, “Some Things Just Take Time” - flavored with the great US tradition of delivering strong na ... read more »

Baby, Let Me Be Your Mess
Price: $12.00
Artist: Danny Dodge
Description: Having been a fixture in the Portland music scene for the better part of a decade as front man for both No Tomorrow Boys and The Criminal Guitars, “Baby, Let Me Be Your Mess” is Danny Dodge's very charming and cool debut solo record. With dark humor and hooky riffs, Danny enlisted Jenny Don’t on vocals, Roselit Bone’s Matt ... read more »

More Love
Price: $15.00
Artist: Dead Rock West
Description: For their fourth album, and first for Omnivore Recordings, the California vocal duo of Cindy Wasserman and Frank Lee Drennen - a/k/a Dead Rock West - have joined forces with producer John Doe of the legendary band X, with whom they’ve toured numerous times- to create an album that places their achingly beautiful signature v ... read more »

Summer Of Love EP
Price: $8.00
Artist: Diesel Park West
Description: OFFICIALLY SANCTIONED CD ISSUE OF PREVIOUSLY DOWNLOAD-ONLY RELEASE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY FROM KOOL KAT! It’s been a few years, but Diesel Park West are back with their latest effort! This time out, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of 1967 - “The Summer of Love” - they’ve delivered a tribute where they, in their usua ... read more »

Kickin' Child
Price: $15.00
Artist: Dion
Description: Dion DiMucci (Dion and The Belmonts) first suggested that producer Tom Wilson add an electric band to Dylan’s version of “House of the Rising Sun.” Dylan loved the idea, allegedly moving him to plug in and add a band on one side of 1965’s “Bringing it all Back Home”. The same approach was used by Wilson on Simon & Garfunke ... read more »

Coast To Coast: The Anthology (3CD)
Price: $23.00
Artist: Ducks Deluxe
Description: TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY – ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY SEPTEMBER 18. AFTER SEPTEMBER 18, THIS BECOMES A “SPECIAL ORDER TITLE” WITH NO GUARANTEE OF AVAILABILITY/IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. Renowned for their exciting, sweat-drenched live shows, Ducks Deluxe pioneered the spirit of Pub Rock back in the early-to-mid-70’s. Formed in Fe ... read more »

By Order Of The Moose
Price: $15.00
Artist: El Goodo
Description: Welsh psych-pop band El Goodo return with their long awaited third album. Recorded over the course of eight years in an old derelict cinema in their home village of Resolven, the album is a continuation of where the band left off with their previous effort “Coyote” (2010). Wielding the wide open spaces of spaghetti wester ... read more »

High In Place
Price: $15.00
Artist: EZTV
Description: Balancing the Byrds’ airy uplift with the Zombies’ choirboy melancholy, EZTV also look fondly to R.E.M. and Real Estate as their musical compadres. Despite their New York base, their sophomore release stokes a pastoral vibe that glistens with 12-string twang. It can take time for frontman Ezra Tenenbaum’s gentle delivery ... read more »

Calling Out
Price: $15.00
Artist: EZTV
Description: Great pop rock is designed for comfort. In its simplicity and accessibility, it can nurture a heart that’s rundown or exhausted. There’s plenty of music for wallowing, but sometimes the big hooks of jangly guitar and sappy lyrics can lift the spirits. That’s the type of music Brooklyn trio EZTV shares on this, their debut o ... read more »

Morning
Price: $12.00
Artist: Fallon Cush
Description: Their latest effort was recorded and mixed with the help of Michael Carpenter (who also contributes bass and backing vocals on two songs)! The enigmatically named Fallon Cush is the vehicle for Sydney-based songwriter Steve Smith who has a knack of drawing together exceptional musicians from Sydney's alt-country and indie ... read more »

The Golden Hour
Price: $12.00
Artist: Fernando Perdomo
Description: The latest from vaunted producer (Cait Brennan, Chris Price, Linda Perhacs) and recording artist in his own right, Fernando Perdomo was recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis and played and sung entirely by Fernando. As one of pop’s most respected and talented musicians, Fernando brings undeniable artistry to the compositio ... read more »

Voyeurs
Price: $10.00
Artist: Fernando Perdomo
Description: Fernando Perdomo has been making music on his own in his studios for over a decade now and with his ambitious release, “Voyeurs”, he has discovered a new and unique way of making music. In an unprecedented move, the record is the first album made under surveillance using Facebook Live Streaming, which allowed fans to witne ... read more »

Fantastic Plastic
Price: $15.00
Artist: Flamin' Groovies
Description: The Flamin' Groovies story goes all the way back to 1965 when the band began as the Chosen Few in their hometown of San Francisco, CA. After a name change and a self-released 10 inch album called "Sneakers", which sold amazingly well, the band caught the attention of Columbia who signed them up and sent them into the studi ... read more »

Fire Lane (Expanded)
Price: $12.00
Artist: Gerry Devine and The Hi-Beams
Description: What comes in like the jangle pop of Marshall Crenshaw and goes out with the rootsy twang of Rodney Crowell? “Fire Lane” by Gerry Devine and The Hi-Beams! Originally released in 1995 on Gadfly Records, “Fire Lane” is the debut album from Gerry Devine and the Hi-Beams, a New York City quartet whose music falls somewhere be ... read more »

A Clip Round The Ear
Price: $15.00
Artist: Groovy Uncle
Description: For the uninitiated, Groovy Uncle isn't exactly a band, more a musical collective featuring a whole host of musos including (on this album) Allan Crockford, Jim Riley, Mole Lambert, Jon Barker and Wolf Howard with songwriter Glenn Prangnell at its centre, and often featuring Cardiff songbird Suzi Chunk. Possibly because of ... read more »

Circus Of Mirth
Price: $9.00
Artist: Heirs Of Fortune
Description: Terry Carolan’s (Blue Cartoon/True Hearts) latest hook-filled project is a tribute to a long lost friend and supporter. He explains the story behind “Circus Of Mirth” – “In 1974-75, Ralph Smith, Robert Watkins and Gary Heslin were the core of the band Amnesia in Tampa, Florida. I joined the band for about six months. Later ... read more »

Sandgrown
Price: $15.00
Artist: Jack Cooper
Description: "Sandgrown" is Jack Cooper’s (Ultimate Painting) debut solo outing. (Briefly) stepping aside from Ultimate Painting, he’s unveiled nine concisely beautiful songs inspired by his hometown of Blackpool and his upbringing on England’s Fylde Coast. Evoking the delicate but often widescreen musicality of Bill Fay and the abstr ... read more »

Day Breaks
Price: $18.00
Artist: John Wonderling
Description: Described by its enigmatic creator as “one of the best-kept secrets of all time,” this wonderful set of gorgeous, charming, melodic, acidy, and wistful ballads was originally released in 1973 on Paramount Records, but - for unknown reasons - only a handful of copies are known to exist. Featuring backing from some of the b ... read more »

Losing The Frequency
Price: $11.00
Artist: Kris Rodgers
Description: Known as "rock n' roll's secret weapon", Kris 'Fingers' Rodgers has been a recording & touring sideman in top touring acts like The Connection, Scott Sorry, and the Kurt Baker Band for years. Joining Kris’ backing band the Dirty Gems on this one is the one-and-only man-about-town, Kurt Baker on bass. “Given that I make n ... read more »

As You Were (Deluxe Version)
Price: $15.00
Artist: Liam Gallagher
Description: When Oasis split back in 2009, it seemed the smart money was on brother Noel Gallagher to be the one the shine on his own. Although singer Liam Gallagher had the persona and the voice, Noel, after all, wrote most of the band’s classic songs. It was a surprise then when Liam and his band Beady Eye came up with a rousingly so ... read more »

The Albums (3CD)
Price: $28.00
Artist: Liverpool Express
Description: TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY – ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY SEPTEMBER 18. AFTER SEPTEMBER 18, THIS BECOMES A “SPECIAL ORDER TITLE” WITH NO GUARANTEE OF AVAILABILITY/IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. One of the 70’s “unsung heroes”, Liverpool Express In 1975 Billy Kinsley (The Merseys/The Merseybeats/Rockin' Horse) and three friends he had bee ... read more »

Selective Memories: An Anthology
Price: $20.00
Artist: Luther Russell
Description: Luther Russell is a songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who was born in Los Angeles, CA. His career began with The Freewheelers twenty-five years ago. As a solo artist he has released an eclectic series of albums that range from folk-rock to power pop…and even funk. His latest, “The Invisible Audience”, is a ka ... read more »

Sometimes A Great Ocean
Price: $11.00
Artist: Marble Party
Description: “Sometimes a Great Ocean” is a brilliantly arranged and masterfully conceived album that may be even more polished than the band’s first two records, their debut “Lyle” in 2012 and 2014’s “Plush Up.” “On this, their third album, they continue their winning streak with 10 new songs marked by the same kind of quirky lyrics a ... read more »

The Rapid Shave
Price: $15.00
Artist: Mike Gent
Description: Here’s a terrific one by Figgs member Mike Gent fropm 2014 that totally passed us by – but we’ve now (finally) caught up! For this solo release, he’s calling what he’s doing “soft roll.” “His descriptor seems a fitting one, particularly for tunes such as ‘Smoking Guru’ and ‘The Great Unwashed’ (avoiding the unsavory conno ... read more »

Neon Heart
Price: $15.00
Artist: Nick Capaldi
Description: Spotted on the MOJO magazine CD celebrating Paul McCartney, Nick Capaldi has now unleashed a new album. Noted British DJ Bob Harris has expressed the view that Nick’s music appeals – “I love the atmosphere of Nick Capaldi’s music. It has a joy to it which is totally infectious and an innocence which is massively endearing. ... read more »

Such Stories
Price: $10.00
Artist: Phil Angotti
Description: He’s back! It seems like ages since we last heard the honeyed voice of Phil Angotti. For those who may not be familiar with Phil (and you should be – check out his impressive back catalog of group and solo efforts), he’s been a longtime fixture of the Chicago power-pop community since the 90’s. Phil provides some insight ... read more »

1968/69
Price: $14.00
Artist: Please
Description: DUE SOON – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!! LIMITED EDITION!! Please were formed by Peter Dunton and Bernie Jinks in late 1967. They had just returned to Britain from Germany where they had played with Neon Pearl, which also included their third member Jurgen Ermisch. The fourth original member Adrian Gurvitz later co-founded Gun. ... read more »

Don't Ever Let This Let You Down
Price: $10.00
Artist: Propeller
Description: Self-describing their music as “crunchy guitars, verses as hooky as choruses, and rollicking rhythms that would frighten most metronomes, - mixed and served loud”, Propeller (Greg Randall and Will Anderson) are back with their latest hook-filled, popalicioius effort! “Jangly guitars, crunchy guitars, vocal harmonies going ... read more »

In Between The Spaces
Price: $13.00
Artist: Richard Turgeon
Description: NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE NOW!! Richard Turgeon is an author, musician, designer, and illustrator based in San Francisco. He’s a modern day suburban dad who writes, performs, and records original rock songs, often times playing most of the instruments himself. He’s been a member of various bands over ... read more »

Incognito
Price: $15.00
Artist: Richard X. Heyman
Description: Richard X. Heyman is back with his 12th album, this one featuring an outstanding batch of 14 must-hear original songs. It is an album that grabs the listener on first listen, with literate tales that are melodic, adorned with shimmering harmonies and infectious guitar-anchored hooks that outdistance the majority of his pow ... read more »

Today My Mind...Tomorrow The World
Price: $12.00
Artist: Rob Martinez
Description: Rob Martinez knows his way to a great melody. Weaned on a steady diet of Paul McCartney, Cheap Trick and Crowded House, he distills his influences into instantly accessible power pop classics, with each song carefully arranged and crafted to stand on its own as a hooky, hit single. The result is pure pop perfection in the g ... read more »

Crash Through Or Crash
Price: $10.00
Artist: Shake Some Action!
Description: On their latest release, Shake Some Action! have fired up the Rickenbackers, turned the jangleboxes up to 11 and cranking the Fenders till the tubes turned a fiery red . . .and they show no signs of slowing down ten years into their career. They recently hit the pages of Billboard for the first time when their single “The ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #72
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #72
Description: DUE MID-OCTOBER – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW! Black Sabbath are the cover boys for this issue: The early days of ’60s rock’s dark overlords. Pearls Before Swine: The singular adventures of Tom Rapp and cohorts. Brian Eno: Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera on his band mate’s groundbreaking ’70s albums. The Troggs: Primal punk-pop, s ... read more »

Shag
Price: $14.00
Artist: Sitcom Neighbor
Description: WOW!! The third installment from Sitcom Neighbor (John Murphy and Steve Refling) is a nod and a wink to the simple melody and lyric style that was the signature of 70’s pop rock. Don't be surprised if a melody or two stick in your head. Tune in and turn on! “They achieve melodic pop hero status with this skillful 11-son ... read more »

Maggie Says It Again
Price: $14.00
Artist: Somerdale
Description: “Shake It Maggie”, the third album from the crunchy and catchy NJ power poppers Somerdale was originally a limited edition/numbered release in 2016 on the Face Down Records label that quickly sold out. Now comes “Maggie Says It Again” - expanded to a 15 track album on the JEM Records label that features a previously downlo ... read more »

New Wave
Price: $15.00
Artist: Space Party
Description: Space Party is a garage/surf band formed by Darren Atkinson (Ups and Downs) Alex Plegt (Arctic Circles) and Kevin Lauro in 2006. After releasing two CDs of instrumental surf music, “Invasion of the Surfer-Men” and “Future Surf”, the band added Nathan Gubler on vocals, rhythm guitar and keyboards and have delivered “New Wa ... read more »

Midtown Sizzler
Price: $9.00
Artist: STAG
Description: STAG has a riff-centered sound that’s both nostalgic and contemporaneous; equal parts romantic angst and sexual tension; vibrantly commercial yet comfortably in the red. Most of the record was recorded in Hoboken, NJ with producer John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Hold Steady, Kurt Vile) who states “They have all these wonderful ... read more »

Rosalita!
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Wydle Oscars
Description: Conjure an image, if you dare, of Bo Diddley crashing a punk bus into Hamburg-era Beatles, and you’ll be close to uncovering Thee Wylde Oscars’ modus operandi. From further essential ingredients, including the sweat of Little Richard and the death-or-glory ramshackle chords of Chuck Berry, Thee Wylde Oscars have concocted ... read more »

Take Out The Poison
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Bye Bye Blackbirds
Description: Bradley Skaught's Oakland, California-based outfit have been strong performers of the melodic pop art since arriving on the scene in 2006. He has been one the most thoughtful and engaging singer/songwriters around and his band’s albums are always redolent with a delicious blend of pop and poetry. “It’s hard not to marvel ... read more »

That Was The Future
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Dials
Description: There’s much to delight fans of Anglophile psych and early prog in The Dials (think Charlatans UK meets Caravan) new album. Strong hooks, Hammond and Vox organs, modular synths and swirling guitars abound, however their inventiveness clearly show they are not retro revivalists. “Their latest marks something of a new sound ... read more »

Front Street Rebels
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Doughboys
Description: Their fifth studio album, Front Street Rebels, features twelve brilliant new tracks from the band whose career spans pretty much all the decades rock ’n’ roll has been in existence. They returned to the House of Vibes to work again with producer/engineer Kurt Reil, and the results are scintillating. Masterful songwriting, ... read more »

Return
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Eddies
Description: The Eddies, a Modernist trio from Southern California that includes twin brothers, Dean and Dale Hoth, who share lead vocals and play bass and guitar respectively, and Len Curiel on drums, have indeed returned with their first full length since 2013’s "Twice Around The World". Produced by The Eddies and the legendary Earle ... read more »

Best Of The Eddies
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Eddies
Description: There is something special about siblings that play music together. From the Everly Brothers to Oasis, a special sound emerges when two close family members combine forces. Such is the case with The Eddies. Formed around the Hoth brothers and drummer Len Curiel, along with producer/multi-instrumentalist Earle Mankey for ... read more »

New Feeling (LP + CD)
Price: $20.00
Artist: The Favourites
Description: VINYL RELEASE THAT COMES WITH A CD! Power-pop combo The Favourites arose from the ashes of the much revered Nottingham band Plummet Airlines in late 1977. Darryl, Duncan and Keith of The Plummets hooked up with Tony and Kevin from young local band The GTs to fulfill outstanding Plummets’ gigs, before striking out on their ... read more »

Good Fortune
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Forty Nineteens
Description: NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE NOW!! Direct from the success of their Little Steven’s Underground Garage “Coolest Song in the World” feature, The Forty Nineteens are back! The Forty Nineteens can be described as Garage Rock, Power Pop, with a Motor City power plant and good-time raucousness. Their sound wa ... read more »

The Jags
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Jags
Description: In the fall of 1977, three teenagers from Philadelphia heard the music coming out of New York and the U.K., dusted off their guitars and drums and, as 1978 began, so did The Jags (not to be confused with the British band with the same name). From a July 4th debut at a local nightclub, the band shared legendary nights with ... read more »

Wishing Street
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Kaisers
Description: Digitally remastered edition of the Scottish retro rockin' outfit's 1997 album. Formed in 1992, The Kaisers exist in the same time zone as famous beat combos of 1962 etc., they look and sound like they could be on the way to play the Cavern, or on their way back from Hamburg, but this ain't simply some "retro" beat sound t ... read more »

Kentish Longtails
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Len Price 3
Description: The fifth album by these Medway maestros – “the best kept secret in show business” - and the last great English power-pop-trio. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Glenn Page is still putting the world to rights, and along with cohorts Steve Huggins on bass, and Neil Fromow on drums, taking it out on his musical instruments. “Ken ... read more »

You Can't Beat Youth
Price: $25.00
Artist: The Maharajas
Description: LIMITED EDITION, VINYL-ONLY RELEASE!! TO GUARANTEE PRICE AND DELIVERY – ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY OCTOBER 24. AFTER OCTOBER 24, THIS BECOMES A “SPECIAL ORDER TITLE” WITH NO GUARANTEE OF AVAILABILITY/PRICE/IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. Do you like rock’n’roll? ’60s garage? Maybe some wiiild guitars? Demented bass runs?! Snot ... read more »

Turtle Soup (Expanded)
Price: $19.00
Artist: The Mock Turtles
Description: Digitally remastered and expanded 2CD edition. Formed in Middleton, north Manchester in 1985, The Mock Turtles evolved out of the band Judge Happiness to become key figures on the local indie scene before eventually scoring chart success with the hits 'Can You Dig It?' and 'And Then She Smiles', at the height of the so-call ... read more »

We Are The Naturals
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Naturals
Description: Brothers Aaron and Keiren Jolly are The Naturals. Having “discovered” The Beatles, The Kinks and The Zombies in their teens, they have faithfully developed their craft through a 60’s rock and roll framework. “It’s tough to create catchy originals, that could’ve been big hits in another era – but The Naturals make it sound s ... read more »

Welcome Aboard
Price: $16.00
Artist: The On and Ons
Description: The second album from the The On and Ons and is best described as power pop. The band's musical pedigree includes Hoodoo Gurus, Screaming Tribesmen, Paul Collins Beat, and The Barbarellas. Produced by band members Glenn Morris and Clyde Bramley, the album features 13 songs that follow and expand upon the guitar-driven and h ... read more »

Vol. 4 - "Go Away" b/w "Just A Dream" (CD + vinyl 7")
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Pengwins
Description: The fourth installment of The Pengwins’ “album’s plus worth of singles” has just arrived! And a fine one it is! “Those power poppin’ Pengwins boys from down Texas way have been doing that thing they do for damn near 40 years now, and on their latest boxed set they go digging through their archives and unearth both a gem f ... read more »

Now It's All This (2CD)
Price: $18.00
Artist: The Red Button
Description: STOP US, IF YOU ALREADY KNOW THE BACK STORY…..The Red Button is the refreshingly retro collaboration between singer-songwriters Seth Swirsky and Mike Ruekberg. Their original songs showcase their shared passion for the juicy melodies and catchy hooks of the pop music of the 60’s and 70’s, yet still crackle with present day ... read more »

For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986
Price: $18.00
Artist: The Replacements
Description: A 2CD set, “For Sale: Live at Maxwell's 1986” is the first official delve into the vaults for The Replacements since the 2008 expanded CD reissues, and hopefully the first of a series of albums of unreleased material. And what better place to start that with this legendary live recording from February of 1986, a relic from ... read more »

Wait On Another Day
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Sighs
Description: More than two decades after releasing their last album, The Sighs return (with their original lineup intact) with their third (and to many, their best) full-length that brings a brand-new vitality to their harmony-drenched guitar driven-pop. “An upbeat, sunny, catchy and sometimes angsty realm of musical expression that de ... read more »

Sweet Tooth
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Singles
Description: Their fourth album is aptly titled “Sweet Tooth.” The follow-up to 2014’s infectious “Look How Fast A Heart Can Break” is an update of 60’s/70’s power-pop that had its roots in early rock ’n’ roll and wormed its way into hearts with big, crunchy chords. In short, a record that guitar kids can wave like a flag. They introd ... read more »

Tough Hits
Price: $25.00
Artist: The Strollers
Description: LIMITED EDITION, VINYL ONLY RELEASE!! TO GUARANTEE PRICE AND DELIVERY – ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY OCTOBER 24. AFTER OCTOBER 24, THIS BECOMES A “SPECIAL ORDER TITLE” WITH NO GUARANTEE OF AVAILABILITY/PRICE IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. Formed in 1992 the Strollers quickly made a reputation of being one of the wildest and hardest ... read more »

Falling Right Down
Price: $25.00
Artist: The Strollers
Description: LIMITED EDITION, VINYL-ONLY RELEASE!! TO GUARANTEE PRICE AND DELIVERY – ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY OCTOBER 24. AFTER OCTOBER 24, THIS BECOMES A “SPECIAL ORDER TITLE” WITH NO GUARANTEE OF AVAILABILITY/PRICE/IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. The Strollers came together in 1992 and, before splitting up, released two albums ("Falling Ri ... read more »

Ichor Of Nettle + bonus EP
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Successful Failures
Description: RELEASED ON OCTOBER 20 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!! The sixth(!) studio release from these Garden State (NJ) roots rock veterans! “Juggling power-pop instincts with roots-rock influences, the Successful Failures produce a sound that exercises both the body and the brain cells. Their latest sticks fast to the stance that has ... read more »

Wide-Eyed & Headless
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Trypt Up
Description: This is a release that Diz at Detour Records has wanted to do personally for a long time as their single on Detour is still one of his personal favorite releases to ever grace the label. As soon as he first heard the demo that the band sent, he instantly fell in love with it – not wanting the band to do anything with it at ... read more »

Live at Daryl’s House Club Vol. 1
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Weeklings
Description: EN ROUTE – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!! Recorded in January of 2017 at Daryl Hall’s renowned venue located in Pawling, NY, this disc find the scratchin’ ‘n clawin’, Mersey-beatin’, shimmy shakin’, Beatle-bootin’ outfit in ultra-fab form as they energetically tear (reverently) through this career-spanning, gear set of tunes by th ... read more »

Pop-Rocket
Price: $8.00
Artist: Thrift Store Halo
Description: They’re baack! American Indie Alt-Power-Pop-Rock trio Thrift Store Halo hails from Chicago, creating polished, modern, hook-heavy, crunchy pop-rock that has a way of getting stuck in your head! They released an eponymous cassette EP, in April 1996, and one full-length album, "World Gone Mad" in 1998. Despite excellent pr ... read more »

Autumn Of Love
Price: $6.00
Artist: Timewhy?s
Description: The Timewhy?s debut EP is a 60’s-inspired swirlathon that’s filled with sweet sounds reminiscent of the Summer of Love with its hopeful waves reverberating to this day. Sophisticated songcraft, thoughtful lyrics, and state-of-the-smart production define this. “‘All I Know’ … lovely! ‘Lying Through Your Lipstick’ vocal soun ... read more »

Toby Twirl
Price: $15.00
Artist: Toby Twirl
Description: Toby Twirl hailed from Newcastle upon Tyne in the North East of England. Formed in the 60's and originally called 'The Shades of Blue'. After being signed to Decca Records by Wayne Bickerton, a name change was called for, as there was a US group of the same name. The group released three singles on Decca – “Back In Time“, “ ... read more »

Cold Gas Giants
Price: $14.00
Artist: Trip Wire
Description: The third full-length release (and Kool Kat label debut) from San Francisco based four-piece Trip Wire, finds the band veering headlong toward the upbeat, harmony-drenched sounds of their debut (2015's “Get In & Get Out”) after a brief flirtation with melancholy and experimentation on 2016’s “Seizureville”. Through several ... read more »

Ugly Things Magazine – Issue #45
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine – Issue #45
Description: On the cover: Q65, THE OUTSIDERS and the Dutch Beat Revolution, the stories of two legendary, rebellious bands from the Netherlands in the 1960s. Part 2 of THE UNIQUES – blue-eyed garage and soul from America’s South. Plus THE LEFT BANKE, Texas ‘60s icons NEAL FORD & THE FANATICS, occult rocker GEOF CROZIER, German freakbea ... read more »

Le Beat Bespoke 7
Price: $17.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: The latest installment of this very kool, Rob Bailey a/k/a DR. Robert (New Untouchables)-curated series features rare underground dancefloor fillers from the New Untouchables club scene with bespoke artwork from Pip! Pip! On this collection are current hits from Dr Robert’s DJ set as well as some new discoveries and forgot ... read more »

Dana & Carl Present: This Is Rock 'n' Roll Radio Volume 4
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL! We’re thrilled once again to be involved with Dana and Carl and to be able to present the latest volume of “This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio”! With that, we’re gonna hand the mic to one of the show’s co-hosts, Carl Cafarelli, who sums it up best! “Me? Badfinger,man. I owe it all to Bad ... read more »

Holding Hands Under A Cloudless Sky: A Tribute To The Television Personalities Volume 4 + bonus disc
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: People said it couldn’t happen here, but it did. They said Wally Salem and his Beautiful Music label could never pull it off, but here it is the 4th volume of the Television Personalities tribute series “Holding Hands Under a Cloudless Sky”! Eight years in the making and a long overdue release with all your favorite (and s ... read more »

International Pop Overthrow Vol. 20 (3CD)
Price: $18.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: The latest installment of this long-running, bang for your buck, David Bash-curated series is here. And, as has become custom, you get three discs (a whopping 66 tracks) of music (some exclusive to this release) from both new and established artists/bands that have graced the worldwide stages of IPO. Artist listing: The T ... read more »

Not The Knack (2CD)
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: Very kool 2CD set featuring 32 bands/artists from around the globe paying tribute to the first three Knack albums! Participating are some very familiar, some not-so-familiar, and some unknown-until-now artists: Nine Times Blue, True Stories, Irene Pena, Sparkle*jets UK, Stephen Lawrenson, The Hounds Of Winter, The Five Fac ... read more »

Hit The Hay Volume 9
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: EN ROUTE – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!! It’s been a while, but the latest installment of this jangly, twangly, and hook-filled Americana/Roots/Pop-based series is back! The CD contains 25 tracks by (including a bunch of artists who have graced our weekly New Release updates over the years) Mary Lou Lord, Jimmer, Peter Holsapple ... read more »