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Astroemeria - A Journey On Earth & Beyond
Price: $14.00
Artist: Bhopal's Flowers
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!! Hindu deities dancing in the sky of the American desert, psychedelic cosmic pop hanging by a thread to the star of the shepherd, the music of Bhopal's Flowers seems to point to an unknown but familiar direction: A world where John Wayne and the Virgin Mary drive a convertible Lincoln, John Fitzgerald Kennedy on the backseat, greeting the crowd of angels. “Astroemeris…” is the second full-length release (and Kool Kat label debut) from Lione Pezzano-led Bhopal’s Flowers. Two years after ‘’Lovesongs & Psychedelic Tones’’, Bhopal’s Flowers presents a new conceptual psychedelic record: ‘’Alstroemeria: A Journey On Earth & Beyond’’. Lionel explains “The record maps a 24 hour cycle, in which each song is linked with a specific time of the day/night, slicing its journey in two distinct parts: a bright and vintage Sunshine Pop on Side 1, facing a deep and modern Moonlight Pop on Side 2. Exploring the deepest mysteries of life and drawing an esoteric vision of the soul’s materialization from upper skies to down bellow, ''Alstroemeria'' tales the cosmic and earthly adventures of the human soul, surrounded by numerous guides, divinities and historical characters: Galilee, the three Magi, Ettore Majorana, Lord Krishna, Archangel Uriel, Nikola Tesla, Zarathustra, Virgin Mary, Adam, Christopher Columbus, Jesus Christ, Paul Dirac, Napoleon Bonaparte, Yahveh, angels Seraph & Metatron, Rudolf Steiner, St John The Evangelist, Charles Darwin and Swami Vivakananda.” “Pezzano’s music combines the free flowing instrumental layers of the past with the crisp finish of today's indie rock present. There is some truly incredible guitar work here and overall a very good taste of instrument and sample selection. While the freedom and love movement is there, it's been hosed off and given a brighter neon glow with carefully placed modern updates. It's not all la la land in these songs; sometimes it can be a little haunting or just downright out there. One of the staples for music like this that I believe to be essential is that the listener is taken on a legitimate journey, and this album nails that. Expert tonal shifts that are so subtle you don't know what's happening until you're neck deep in it are all over these songs.” – DivideandConquerMusic.com So, what about the music? The record oozes shades of 60’s trippy psych/West Coast -influenced sounds with dreamy vocals, liberal sprinklings of 12-string guitars and sitar, singing the gospel life, from its very first sunrays, to its late moonbeams. Includes a cover of Cream’s “I Feel Free”! Very kool!! GREAT!! ... read more »
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forever fresh!
Price: $15.00
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 Hearts/Bloue Cartoon/Heirs Of Fortune) would spend some afternoons with fellow Beatles fan and recording kook, Bruce Moody. They’d make song demos on Bruce’s four-track deck using everything from cassette boxes, guitar cases and silverware to create sounds. But at the same time, we were both in bands doing recording in real studios. The duo ended up with a basket full of unreleased recordings that are now finally seeing the light of day. “forever fresh!” is a "select cuts" album collection of Bruce's power pop tracks from 1979-1986. It contains 23 songs, all of which have been meticulously digitally remixed and remastered exclusively for this release. “As Terry and I mastered the tracks for this album, I was overwhelmed by many of the great memories that stirred inside of me while listening to these songs again; many after more than three decades. I can still clearly remember those wonderful performance moments that were magically captured while the red light was on and the tape was rolling. Those memories are ‘forever fresh’ in my mind! A handful of these songs were very challenging to get recorded at all back then; either due to tired voices that just couldn’t capture a great take or trying to beat the clock before our session ended and someone else’s session was scheduled to start. In order to try to get a cohesive, overall album sound, we used the legendary Abbey Road mixing desk via digital plugin to re-master all of the songs here. I love the extra punch and warmth the Abbey Road mixing desk adds to all of the tracks!” – Bruce Moody The result? Another terrific piece of power pop’s puzzle has rightfully been unearthed!! GREAT!! ... read more »
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No Weapon But Love
Price: $20.00
Artist: Icecream Hands
Description: “No Weapon But Love” is the seventh full-length studio album from these Aussie power poppers. The album explores the idea of love as a powerful force; love lost, love unrealized, love gained, love forgotten and remembered and the uplifting kind as well – an antidote for the struggles of 2020. Here are 13 songs dripping with the irresistible hooks and harmonies that have gained the band critical praise around the world since 1992. “For a masterclass in not just the art of songwriting but the joy of it, you can start with this record. Icecream Hands are not just a melodic guitar band, although for close to 30 years they have been delivering rich, melodic guitar-driven tunes that lift the listener up and steer them through the dark times and the good. They are not just a harmonies band, although for most of that time they have been writing songs where massed harmony vocals are not just something tacked on but central to the core. There is a reason we don’t hear much great vocal harmony work in rock music any more, the kind of thing which so elevated the music of bands from The Beatles and Beach Boys to the Mamas and Papas and Fleetwood Mac. That’s because it is hard to do, especially if you are playing an instrument on stage at the same time. These guys are masters of it.” – MusicTrust.com.au “What? They’ve been away? I don’t mean the songs sound the same after a break of more than a dozen years, but rather that the Icecream Hands principles are unchanged. And those principles are solid. As easy to understand as they are to recognize. Here are a few. Keep not just the songs but the people in them human-scale; melodies are your friend, not the first hurdle to clear; if you’ve got fine harmony singers in the band, use them; just because you’ve got fine harmony singers doesn’t mean you use them at every opportunity; yes, you’re a guitar band, but make the guitars work for you, not lead you; don’t be scared of the pretty or the amusing, embrace them; if you’ve got a chorus with a hook that grabs, why wait to get to it?; did I mention melodies?” – Bernard Zeul GREAT!! ... read more »
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Better From Here
Price: $14.00
Artist: Joe Giddings
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!! Over two years in the making (not the record, but Joe’s decision to finally release it after remixing and tweaking it) after we first spoke, ”Better From Here” - here comes the cliché – is a power pop gem that truly was worth waiting for! “This is top notch power pop rock from one of the genre’s best exponents over the past two decades. His vocals are enhanced in a wall of sound. Brimming with melodic from start to finish, it’s an outstanding album from not only a major talent, but a real unheralded gem.” – IDontHearASingle.com "Power pop with real power. Well-crafted tunes delivered with panache and drenched in melody, sounding like a less ornate, harder rocking Jellyfish. Meaty guitar licks flying all over the place. A year-end top 10 contender, for sure!" - John Borack “While there’s a Beatles influence evident throughout, it is amazingly diverse. The melding of a variety of pop influences and brilliant, radio friendly production sensibilities make it really shine. Maybe it’s the guitar crunch of ‘Amity Horror’ that’ll grab you, or the spot-on harmonies of ‘Gone So Far’, or the FOW/Cars approach to ‘Tin Foil Crush’ that’ll hook you. Could it be the muscular guitar of ‘Rock and Roll’? For me, it was ‘Irrelevant’, with guitar muscle out front, production and arrangement reminiscent of The Sweet or T-Rex, where everything is boiled down to its most impactful ingredients. It’s all hook, swagger and smarts. Did I mention that he can really, really sing? Every once in a while I hear someone say ‘they just don’t make ‘em like they used to’. Next time you hear that, hand them a copy of ‘Better From Here’!” – Rich Rossi/PowerPopNews.com “Joe tells us right away ‘I don’t want to sing like the Beatles again, but I’m gonna do it anyway’ on the title track. His songwriting skills are in top form, evidenced by ‘Always Raining Somewhere”. His guitar can shred with anyone, as he plays with a post-punk sprightliness and a less overtly British Invasion-inspired melodic sense that's closer to the power pop greats of the 90’s. Fans of Velvet Crush and Fountains of Wayne will enjoy ‘Amity Horror’ and ‘Rock and Roll.’ The high harmonies just burst in on ‘If I Don’t Have Love.’ This is looking to be in my top 10 of 2020!” – Powerpopaholic.com “Joe Giddings’ pop world is a place where fans of Jellyfish and Redd Kross gather in animated huddles to discuss late-era Beatles. It is also a place where the go-to guitarist is Brian May. Lyrically, Giddings tries to eschew thoughts of stardom but simply comes across as self-effacing, he tells us it’s ‘always raining somewhere’ but also why we should still be all smiles. Musically, he is full-throttle but always inventive, he can deliver a heavy crunch when needed but then rounds things off by creating a slow burning, bright full glow.” – John Bottomley/BucketfullofBrains.com GREAT!! ... read more »
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Shiftingears
Price: $12.00
Artist: Rich Arithmetic
Description: Rich Arithmetic is back after a prolonged absence with “Shiftingears”, an album that expands on the pop promises he made on 1995’s “Sleep In A Wigwam”. If you’re looking for catchy guitar riffs, you’ll find ‘em here. Looking for interweaving harmonies? They abound here. Melodies that don’t stop when the music’s over? Want something to challenge a few indie-pop assumptions while still adhering to melody-first expectations? They’re all here, in spades! Whichever way you choose to read the title of the album – as “Shiftin’ Gears” or as “Shifting Ears” – it’s a perfect description of what you’ll find here. The record charges out the gate with an all-cylinders-firing tribute to a 60’s should’a-been superstar band, The E-Types (he covers their “She Moves Me“ on the record). That opening salvo is then followed up in a Beatles-inspired vein (“Do You Remember (What The Music’s For)” that recalls the music and DJ’s of 60’s AM radio. He “shifts gears” and “shifts ears” with an eclectic collection of pop-and-harmony songs that draw from a variety of influences while still establishing his own unique pop credentials. Familiar to fans will be the influence of The Beatles, of course, and XTC, naturally, along with incorporations of criss-crossing “ba-ba-ba” harmonies inspired by Brian Wilson, punctuated by surf-guitar riffs here and there. The influences do not obscure Rich’s own unique pop approaches to tune-making. New this time around are several piano-based numbers, a moody Chris Isaak-esque introspection that eventually flings itself into Mamas & Papas harmony sunshine. There are melodic hooks disguised in bar-band clothes, and a couple of pieces that borrow from the extended-song approach of the late 60’s and early 70’s. There’s also a flirtation with Baroque pop (“Before For The First Slice”) that sees him accompanied by a string quartet that back in the day would have made The Left Banke proud. In the meantime, another piece with a 50’s chord progression is followed up by a droning “I Am The Walrus”-like organ-guitar-and-cello song (“Waiting For The Isaac”). Along the way, Rich is assisted by special guest Maura Kennedy from folk-pop duo, The Kennedys. In addition, Ray Carmen (from Librarians With Hickeys) and Christopher Earl (aka Squires of the Subterrain) share songwriting credits with Rich on a couple numbers. Welcome back Rich!! TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EXCLUSIVE 2-FER OFFER! GET THIS AND RICH’S CD “SLEEP IN A WIGWAM” FOR ONLY $20! IF PAYING MY PAYPAL, YOU WILL BE REFUNDED ACCORDINGLY. IF PAYING BY CREDIT CARD, YOUR CARD WILL BE CHARGED THE 2-FER PRICE. GREAT!! ... read more »
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Better Days
Price: $13.00
Artist: Rick Hromadka
Description: The solo album Rick Hromadka (Double Naught Spies/Maple Mars/Ruby Free) has been toiling with for well over a year has been done since before the pandemic, but there was no way he was gonna release it while the world stopped turning. But…Rick states “I finally realized that waiting for the world to get better is like chasing your tail. So here's to ‘Better Days’! Unlike my last solo record, which was very ‘solo’, this time 'round I wanted to include a bunch of my musical friends, many of whom I've admired for years and finally got up the nerve to ask to play on this record. I can't tell you how unbelievable it was to work with so many talents. Receiving recorded tracks from these people was like opening gifts at Christmas!” "Hromadka and a batch of his musical pals have created an album that is one of the best power pop releases in memory, a surging and artful effort that is bolstered by excellent song craft, experimental flourishes aplenty and nuanced musicianship. It’s the perfect find for those in search of music that is melodic, memorable and expertly crafted. "- Robert Kinsler/Rock 'n Roll Truth "A top-flight collection of wonderfully-realized pop ‘n’ roll songs!" - Alan Haber/Pure Pop Radio "A powerhouse of an album!" - Pseu Braun/WFMU “This is one of the best albums of Rick's career. It’s up there with the magnificent 2010 Maple Mars album, ‘Galaxyland’. Yes, that good.” - Mike Lidskin/Woody Radio GREAT!! ... read more »
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Songs From Another Life
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL! TBWTPN are an atypical music group on the frontiers between indie pop, jangle pop and power pop. “Songs From Another Life”, their second effort was initially going to be a Bobo Integrel Records vinyl-only release – but that was until the Kool Kat mafia stepped in and made an offer Madrid’s Gonzalo Marcos (El Palacio de Linares), and Edinburgh’s Andrew Taylor (Dropkick) couldn’t refuse to make a CD available on Kool Kat! Here, the boys open the range of influences, more American, more exuberant and present a powerful sound with arrangements that make us dream of better days. In addition to Teenage Fanclub, Big Star and The Byrds, there are sonic references to Fountains Of Wayne, Matthew Sweet, Weezer, R.E.M., The Lemonheads, The Beach Boys and there are even distorted breaks à la Dinosaur Jr. or Sugar. Recorded separately, in two parts, applying social distance before it was an obligation. These songs so beautiful, so bright, so stimulating, this gorgeous guitar and harmony-filled music of heavenly guitars, can only come from another life, from a life that might never return. “You could line up a whole host of driven, melodic, harmonious power-pop bands, blindfold yourself and stick a pin in one of them and the chances are that the very best of the chosen p(r)icked act, will sound much like this. Following precisely on from the sheer and absolute jangled beauty seen in 2019’s ‘Dead Calm’ album and dares to tread just that little bit further into the more gregarious, dynamic power-pop territory that is frequented by the most well known of today’s power-pop acts…and even has the temerity to do it better. As ‘Waking Up In Sunshine’, ‘How I Really Feel’ and ‘I Don’t Mind’ slide over the edge of ‘just genuine pretty’, by increasing the tempo and adding a subtle sense of ‘more’. More noise, more tempo, more percussion, just more. When the tempo decreases and the harmonies usurp dynamism, we see the band return to the sheer laconic grace of their debut, with ‘Can’t You See’, ‘Falling Through’, ‘Lethargy’ and ‘In Between’, providing the perfect vehicle for Taylor’s voice to smoothly reverse into. Never hurried, never wavering, without the quirky inflections that much musical modernity insists upon in their frontmen, Taylor’s is possibly the most perfect voice in jangle/power-pop at present (sorry Teenage Fanclub fans!). A genuinely stunning album…as if there was ever any doubt it would be!!?” – JanglePophub.com GREAT!! ... read more »
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BANG!: The Best Of The Sails 2006 to 2020
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Sails
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!! As The Sails (all the work of multi-instrumentalist/producer Michael Gagliano) prepare a brand new full-length in the not-too-distant future, we though it a good time to introduce/re-introduce the music of The Sails to power pop fans everywhere. For any newcomers The Sails, from the outskirts of London, deliver intensely rich power pop. It's an all-original blend of groovy 60’s influences with a uniquely modern edge. Highly active with The Sails from 2006 to 2010, Michael has spent the past decade touring worldwide as a performing member of the “Let It Be” musical theater production, playing in many of the same theatres as The Beatles themselves, growing his profile for The Sails in the process. The digital-only releases of "One Hot Mess" in 2019 and "Dr. Michael's Medicine Bag" in early 2020 demonstrated a new wave of original creativity. With pandemic-forced temporary stop of live shows, Michael has doubled-down on writing and releasing new singles, igniting a spark of renewed interest in the UK. This new activity has led to a demand for past releases that have been hard to find anywhere. This includes the critically acclaimed eponymous Rainbow Quartz Records debut from 2006, 2007's "Drum Roll Please" which was available as an import from Japan, and 2010's "A Headful of Stars" on Rainbow Quartz. A major highlight from this time is "I’m Only Bleeding” ranked the #1 “Coolest Song of The Year” on Little Steven’s influential “Underground Garage” for 2010, and “Liar” ranking #2 in 2011 - both are included here. The CD delivers the best fifteen songs from The Sails to date, including selections from the three aforementioned releases along with previously download-only tracks “The Slow Down”, “Lovebonds”, “Sitting In The Corners” and the title track making their C D debut. With a wide range of influences within the genre of power pop, it includes harmonies that channel the Everly Brothers. Fans of Small Faces will appreciate the intensity of “In My Head.” You’ll be forgiven for thinking “Best Day” is an unreleased single from the vaults of Neil Diamond! Elements of The Beatles (of course), Oasis, The Who, The Jam, and other classic influences come together for a distinctly fresh sound that is simultaneously familiar yet modern. GREAT!! ... read more »
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Teenage Tragedies 1974-1979
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Scruffs
Description: Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, The Scruffs are best known for their classic power pop LP “Wanna Meet The Scruffs?” issued in 1977 on Power Play Records. Although Robert Christgau, rock critic in Village Voice wrote “A middle-period Beatles extrapolation in the manner of Big Star, it bursts with off harmonies, left hooks, and jolts of random energy Only a sucker for R’n’R could love this record, and I am that sucker”, they received only local airplay and little more. The Scruffs started to record a follow-up album with John Fry at Ardent Studios, supposedly entitled “Teenage Gurls”. In 1978, due to interest from Warner Bros in New York City, the band moved to The Big Apple, playing at CBGB and Max's Kansas City. Same old story, they didn’t land any major label deal out there. One year later, leader Stephen Burns returned to Memphis to finish the recordings which survived for years in his archives. They eventually resurfaced only on CD, in 1998 on Burns' private label Northern Heights and in 2003 on Rev’Ola. Die-hard popsters regard some of these songs as their strongest material with the best ones being compiled here. In 1974, the same year of Big Star’s “Radio City” LP release and Chris Bell solo recording sessions, producer Jim Dickinson heard the Scruffs’ early stages and their pre-”Wanna Meet...” material and expected the band to be the next big thing. Only heard on CD on Northern Heights in 1998, the best tracks from this stunning collection, recorded in the same Shoe Studio where Chris Bell immortalized the track “I Am The Cosmos” basically at the same time, are compiled here as well. “The late great Alex Chilton once put "Break The Ice" and "Bedtime Stories" on a compilation tape for me. What a great introduction to The Scruffs.” - Francis Macdonald/Teenage Fanclub “Some tracks may sound like Chris Bell outtakes except they were probably recorded before or at the same time” - Stephen Burns “Are The Scruffs over the top? At times. Heartbroken? I think so. Cool? Ooh yeah.” - Judith Beerman/Back Of A Car Magazine GREAT!! ... read more »
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9:30 Girl
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Tummies
Description: Meet The Tummies: step back in a time when all you wanted was a date on Saturday night, a cool car, and a great place to hang out with your friends. This is what The Tummies are all about; Brit-pop from the 60’s like Gerry and The Pacemakers, Manfred Mann, The Rooks, and early Beatles – but modernized. With couple Dana Radford and Judd Fuller at the helm and based in Nashville, TN, the two wrote songs in every room of their Tudor style home, just having fun and being spontaneous. The energetic duo has had a love affair with the Beatles since they were young children. Judd explains, “My mother was born and raised in Liverpool, England, and my earliest memories are hearing those old Beatles records through my sister’s bedroom wall. I also remember the lilting sound of my mother’s English accent, tying it all together.” For Dana, it represents her first childhood musical love. She recalls stacks of Beatles 45s were being played in her house and has a fond memory of unwrapping ‘Abbey Road’ for a Christmas gift in 1969. And, ironically, she was born on the very day the Beatles first landed in America! “The Beatles, and their amazing music, are parts of our DNA! We can’t get enough of the sound!” she proclaims. The Tummies are the epitome of cool, from their sound to their attitude and looks. It’s uncanny how they have morphed themselves into that moment of music that represented something brand new and unheard of to the world’s ears. “They have a great dynamic with the dual vocals of Fuller and Radford, and a Beatlesque streak a mile wide. Fans of The Rooks and Grip Weeds will adore this band. The original songs all wear the influence on their sleeves but don’t sound like a slavish imitation at all. The jangling Rickenbackers and harmonies of ‘Sweet Little Mistreater’ will carry you away to Merseybeat heaven and it sticks fast. The catchy ‘Little Blue Heart’ and ‘Puppet’ continue the party, and the title track is a slow ballad daydreaming about a girl you see on your commute. It effectively shifts moods on the acoustic ‘Collector’ but it’s the groovy dance tunes like ‘Stuff Like That’ is what these Tummies do best. Overall, the songwriting and musicianship are perfect without a note of filler. Highly Recommended.” – Powerpopaholic.com GREAT!! ... read more »
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No Matter What: Revisiting The Hits
Price: $15.00
Artist: Badfinger
Description:

An eclectic line-up of special guest superstars join Joey Molland's Badfinger to create a full-length album of unique twists on the band's all-time favorite hits!  Includes performances by Matthew Sweet, Todd Rundgren, Rick Wakeman, The Legendary Pink Dots, Jethro ... read more »

Big Stir Magazine – Issue #5
Price: $7.00
Artist: Big Stir Magazine – Issue #5
Description:

The long overdue Big Stir Magazine Issue #5 is a whopping 76 full-colo(u)r page, lavishly illustrated affair featuring articles and art from the pop-rock personalities you love!  The contributors are: Champniss, Christina Bulbenko, Rex Broome, David Bash, John Borack, KC Bowman, Nelson Bragg, S ... read more »

Waiting For A Following Wind
Price: $17.00
Artist: Billy Bremner's Rockfiles
Description:

The followup to “Billy Bremner For President” has just arrived, and like its predecessor, it is another glowing tribute to Billy’s days playing alongside Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds in Rockpile.  So, what songs have Billy and his mates tackled this time out?  Glad you asked!  Here they ... read more »

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 »

Burning Backwards
Price: $14.00
Artist: Brian Bringelson
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  Brian’s brilliant 2020 release “Desperate Days” has garnered ra ... read more »

Game Dirt
Price: $12.00
Artist: Chris Church
Description:

Pop vet Chris Church’s recent releases like “Limitations of Source Tape” and 2020's exploration of “Heavy Melody” (“Backwards Compatible”) have topped many “Best Of” lists.  Between his vast back catalog, an ... read more »

5: A Tribute To The Bee Gees Vol. 2
Price: $14.00
Artist: Coke Belda
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL – APRIL 9 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  We started discussing the release of “5” on CD last Fall as Coke was preparing to release it digi ... read more »

A House Divided (Live @ The Borderline 10/29/99)
Price: $16.00
Artist: Diesel Park West
Description:

THIS IS AN OFFICIALLY SANCTIONED CDR ISSUE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY FROM KOOL KAT  WOW!!  Diesel Park West read more »

Televangelist
Price: $14.00
Artist: Dolour
Description:

“Televangelist” is the sixth Dolour record.  The return of Dolour started last year when the pandemic forced the music industry to hit the pause button.  Shane Tutmarc, like so many of us, found himself with a lot of time on his hands, and the ghost of ... read more »

This Is Dolph Chaney
Price: $12.00
Artist: Dolph Chaney
Description:

“This Is Dolph Chaney” is the followup to last year's watershed release “Rebuilding Permit” that features 13 tracks produced by Nick Bertling.  As intimated by the title, it's at once a career summatio ... read more »

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

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Since early 2020’s “Soak Up The Gravy”, the boys have kept ... read more »

Sing Jimmy Campbell
Price: $12.00
Artist: Ex Norwegian & Friends
Description:

An inspired and eclectic tribute to the songs of Liverpool's Jimmy Campbell by indie rockers Ex Norwegian. Features an array of guest artists to help create these amazing renditions of some of Jimmy's best known work with Rockin' Horse ("Yes It Is", "Stayed Out Late La ... read more »

Songs For These Times
Price: $16.00
Artist: Greg "Stackhouse" Prevost
Description:

If the cover art of Greg “Stackhouse” Prevost’s latest release reminds you of Bob Dylan’s “Bringing It All Back Home” LP, it’s probably more than a coincidence.  “Songs For These Times” finds the former Chesterfield Kings frontman sorta coming full circle, embrac ... read more »

Fun Sized
Price: $9.00
Artist: Hayley and The Crushers
Description: One part punk-pop, one part sunny surf, all "poolside glitt ... read more »

Kicked Out Of Eden
Price: $13.00
Artist: Javier Escovedo
Description:

Released in 2016, “Kicked Out Of Eden” was the second solo effort by the founding member of The Zeros and The True Believers, and a pioneer of the 70’s West Coast punk movement.  Arguably Javier is the greatest co ... read more »

Oh Wellness
Price: $13.00
Artist: John Dunbar
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  The John Sally Ride were in the studio finishing up a new album at the tim ... read more »

Citrus
Price: $14.00
Artist: Jon Flynn
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL AVAILABLE APRIL 16 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!! While Jon Flynn’s group Diamond Hands prepare their fourth record that’s due for release later this year, “Citrus”, John’s solo debut, has ar ... read more »

Mondo Bizarro
Price: $14.00
Artist: K7s
Description:

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

Sky Children: The Best Of Kaleidoscope & Fairfield Parlour (CD+DVD)
Price: $20.00
Artist: Kaleidoscope & Fairfield Parlour
Description:

First US compilation for this much beloved, yet often overlooked, UK group capturing highlights from their entire recorded legacy. Emerging from the British 1967 psychedelic scene, Kaleidoscope released two fine albums (“Tangerine Dream”, “Faintly Blowin ... read more »

All The Potion In The World
Price: $22.00
Artist: Lolas
Description: VINYL-ONLY RELEASE!!  “When Tim Boykin formed the Lolas in 1998, the Birmingham, AL based singer songwriter and guitarist knew exactly what direction he wanted the band to travel in.  Although the band has encountered a run of personnel changes over the years, Tim has retained the role of ringleader and remain ... read more »

Introducing...
Price: $15.00
Artist: Michael Carpenter and The Banks Brothers
Description:

Longtime fans of Michael Carpenter know that throughout his career, he has worn many hats (solo artist, songwriter for others, producer et al), but here we see him donning a cowboy hat for this read more »

Pleasure Island
Price: $11.00
Artist: MOM
Description:

WOW!!  Swedish poppers MOM have a somewhat unusual approach to making music, as Frank and Donny share guitar, drum, and synthesizer duties while Luke plays bass and some occasional cowbell. Donny is the primary ... read more »

Lovers Leaping
Price: $12.00
Artist: Ollie Halsall
Description:

We first became aware of Ollie Halsall back in the early 70’s as the blistering lead guitarist for the British band Patto, and Timebox a 60’s band that eventually morphed into Patto.  A virtuoso play ... read more »

What A Rip
Price: $12.00
Artist: Ryan Allen
Description:

Forgoing his “Extra Arms” this time around, “What A Rip” is a brand new “solo” record from popper Ryan Allen who’s known for writing crunchy rock songs in the vein of Superchunk, Sugar and Teenage Fanclub.  “With ‘Wha ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine – Issue #114
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine – Issue #114
Description:

The mysterious and alluring Nico graces this issue’s cover that goes back in black with the albums she made in the late ’60s and early ’70s.  Elsewhere, offered is an inside view of the record shop with 20 Questions with Nigel House from  Rough Trade, a conversation with Ste ... read more »

Silver Synthetic
Price: $15.00
Artist: Silver Synthetic
Description:

A stellar debut from this poppin’, janglin’ and rockin’ band on Third Man Records!!  In the midst of the thick New Orleans summer of 2017, Chris Lyons of garage punks Bottomfeeders found himself sitting on a small batch of songs that didn’t quite fit the fuzzed-out pileups of that band. The new ... read more »

Songs Stuck In My Head (Book + D/L)
Price: $30.00
Artist: Songs Stuck In My Head (Book + D/L)
Description:

Aaron Kupferberg, founder of the Powerpaholic blog has written a book!  He boldy proclaims “This is the book.  Years in the making.  Don’t let anyone tell you there’s no good music being made today.  With& ... read more »

Unswitchable Hits – Volume 1
Price: $18.00
Artist: Sounds Incarcerated
Description:

Sounds Incarcerated: the noise made when two married musicians are stuck at home and unable to record oread more »

Game Day
Price: $14.00
Artist: Star Collector
Description:

In 2017, Vic Wayneread more »

Flash-Arrows & The Money Shot
Price: $14.00
Artist: Star Collector
Description:

Their third record was released in 2003. It was co-produced by singer/guitarist Vic Wayne and Kevin Kane (The Grapes of Wrath/The Northern Pikes), and found the band balancing power pop, psychedelia anmd Garage with more 70's-influenced Rock than on their previous outi ... read more »

Demo Model 256
Price: $14.00
Artist: Star Collector
Description:

Star Collector was unleashed to the unsuspecting pop public in 1999, courtesy of their debut - “Demo Model 256”!  It is largely the product of vocalist/guitarist Vic Wayne and original guitarist/vocalist Dave Lawson (Jr. Gone Wild) reuniting to write and record aft ... read more »

Hundred Bullet Proof
Price: $14.00
Artist: Star Collector
Description:

You thought we missed it, right?  Released in 2006, the band's fourth album, and second co-produced by Kevin Kane and Vic Wayne, was their most expansive in terms of influences and approach.  The record also marked the addition of bassist/vocalist Shane Hayes ... read more »

Selections From “Cosmo’s Factory” (and more)
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Album Show
Description:

After four digital-only releases that paid homage to Tom Petty’s “Full Moon Fever”, Sheryl Crow’s “Tuesday Night Music Club”, The Beatles, and performance from various livestreams by the band, here’s the first CD released by The Album Show!&n ... read more »

Incognito
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Armoires
Description:

The Armoires unmask themselves to present their new album “Incognito”, a unique collection of the singles the band has secretly released under fictional identities over the past six months in a playful g ... read more »

1963-1966
Price: $18.00
Artist: The Beachers
Description:

Relative to the size of the country, Sweden had a ridiculously large number of 60’ s beat groups: The Beachers, The Beathovens, The Beatmen, The Shakers, The Shakemakers and The Shamro ... read more »

See Her In Action!
Price: $7.00
Artist: The Cheap Cassettes
Description: The Cheap Cassettes have joined the ranks of like minded po ... read more »

The Dials
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Dials
Description:

Formed in Brighton, UK, The Dials play a hybrid of psychedelic garage, country and folk music!  This, their 2007 debut takes on board influences from The Byrds to early Pink Floyd, and from classic soul to folk, all the while occupying a space that is completely their own! "At last, spaghetti ... read more »

Companions Of The Rosy Hours
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Dials
Description: Their 2009 sophomore effort takes in influences from psychedelic pop, classic country, American and English folk music, surf and much more. They've been favorably likened to The Byrds, Love, Ronnie Lane and early Pink Floyd. Despite comparisons to artists from the shelves of a vintage record store, they firmly face the fu ... read more »

The End Of The Pier
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Dials
Description:

Released in 2013, The Dials’ third album touches on monster acid rock (Syd-era Pink Floyd on "Mondo Space"), blissed-out acoustic balladry ("Over The Fence") and forgotten underground spy movie theme music ("The Crawling Man") on a twang-tastic, Farfisa-fuelled ... read more »

That Was The Future
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Dials
Description:

There’s much to delight fans of Anglophile psych and early prog (think Charlatans UK meets Caravan) in The Dials’ 2017 effort.  Strong hooks, Hammond and Vox organs, modular synths and swirling guitars abound, however their inventiveness clearly show they are no ... read more »

AND ANOTHER THING…b-sides and asides
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Dials
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  The Dials are a British band that formed in 2002 whose music is a m ... read more »

Rarities Volume 1
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Explorers Club
Description:

Fresh off the heels of not one but TWO critically acclaimed album releases in 2020, retro pop wunderkind Jason Brewer, along with the musical collective he ... read more »

Face Of The Screaming Werewolf
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Fleshtones
Description:

Legendary garage rockers The Fleshtones have been pumping out hits for over four decades, earning them the honor of being "America' ... 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 »

What's Tomorrow Done For You?
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Gold Needles
Description:

In the midst of the 2020 pandemic, a terrific psyche power pop album was create ... read more »

Savage Young Krayolas
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Krayolas
Description:

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Set your sights towards the sun
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Lost Doves
Description:

The Lost Doves are UK singer songwriters Ian Bailey and Charlotte Newman who have collaborated to bring a retrospective album of gorgeous, poignant songwriting, chiming guitars, melody and harmonies.  “What better way to enliven one’s spirits than to have some Byrds-like jangly rock waft you to ... read more »

Uncommon Weather
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Reds, Pinks and Purples
Description:

From the many musical lives of artist Glenn Donaldson (Painted Shrines) emerges The Reds, Pinks and Purples, a project that sifts out the purest elements of pop music while chronicling the point of view of an assiduous songwriter. "Uncommon Weather" is both an elu ... read more »

Live At The Casbah
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Shambles
Description:

Originally released in 2013, and unavailable for some time, Spain’s Snap!! Reco ... read more »

There Is No Light Without The Dark
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Stan Laurels
Description:

The fourth studio album from John Lathrop under the Stan Laurels name.  It's a watershed follow-up to his acclaimed and award-winning 2018 Kool Kat Musik collection “Maybe” that's ambiti ... read more »

Cajun Prairie Fire
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Summer Wardrobe
Description: On their 2009 sophomore effort, The Summer Wardrobe play music that evades easy categorization, though overall it's Texan in character with a blend of swampy roots rock and retro psychedelia. It's no accident that they cover Roky Erickson's "Mine Mine Mind" on this CD, not only because Erickson is also part of this strain ... read more »

A Travers Les Mythes Du Temps
Price: $18.00
Artist: The Total Rejection
Description:

After featuring their first three studio albums that featured a whole host of sounds and arrangements, we often wondered how the band would pull their songs off live.  Well now we know!!  These are LIVE recordings (from over three days) by the Bristol (UK) bas ... read more »

Handful Of Hits
Price: $14.00
Artist: Tommy Ray
Description:

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Ugly Things Magazine – Issue #56
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine – Issue #56
Description:

DUE MID-APRIL – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  The Velvet Underground are on the cover and inside Jonathan Richman shares exclusive secrets of Lou Reed’s VU era guitar and gear, complete with his own illustrations! We go behind the scenes of the legendary sixties UK TV pop show read more »

Le Beat Bespoke 9
Price: $20.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Dr. Robert’s (Rob Bailey) passion is discovering long-forgotten underground 60’s club sounds and giving them a new lease of life via his DJ sets and this compilation series.  “ ... read more »

Lost Innocence – Garpax 1960’s Punk & Psych
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Top-rated West Coast garage sounds from the vaults of maverick genius Gary S Paxton, who is described as having “few peers” in a business that, certainly during the golden era of the 60’s, thrived on innovation and i ... read more »

Rebel Rousers
Price: $9.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Rum Bar Records artist performing, writing or otherwise making art inspired by alt-punk, heartland-punk, alt-country, heart-on-sleeve, out-of-the-garage rock n' roll.  Tends to inhabit and play said music loudl ... read more »

Flowers In My Garden – Sunshine, Soft & Studio Pop 1966-70
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Teensville Records proudly presents “Flowers In My Garden”, the seventh installment of examining the forgotten and neglected sounds of the late 60’s.  Compiled to give the listener an 80-minute frown-upside-down trip, the CD features ... read more »

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

“Big Stir Singles: The Ninth Wave” continues the documentation of the label’s pandemic-era releases by presenting all of the A- and B-sides released digitally August 28-October 3, 2020, from artists on the global ... read more »

Rebel Rousers – The Best Of The Rebels Vol. 1
Price: $17.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

“Rebel Rousers” was conceived and designed with the “Pebbles” and “Nuggets” series of albums in mind, albums became popular in the 80’s, finding rare and unknown bands from the 60’s who a ... read more »

Strange Creatures – The Best Of The Rebels Vol. 2
Price: $17.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

This is the second in the 'Rebels' compilation album series.  Call it Garage Rock, Garage Punk, Mod, Freakbeat, Pop-Psych! DIY Indie! - whatever floats your boat...the bottom line here is this is essential, and life-affirming stuff – made withy LOVE!  Simpl ... read more »

Your Academy
Price: $14.00
Artist: Your Academy
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL AVAILABLE APRIL 23 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!! When semi-legendary Memphis power pop band crash into june acrimoniously split in 2005, founding member and bass player Johnny Norris clinged to hope that the band would on ... read more »