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Wish I Could See + bonus disc
Price: $16.00
Artist: Cheap Star
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!! What do Jon Auer (The Posies), Brendan Benson (solo/The Raconteurs), Gary Louris (solo/The Jayhawks), Brian Young (The Posies/Fountains Of Wayne/Jesus & Mary Chain), Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (Jellyfish/Lickerish Quartet/solo) and Mitch Easter (all world!) all have in common? They’re the star-studded cast of guests who have contributed their talents to “Wish I Could See”, the latest and greatest release from Cheap Star, and followup to 2016’s “Songs For The Farrelly Brothers”!! The record picks up where the band left us on his previous journey…at the end of the 60’s golden era of Californian music and the rise of the 70’s pop, while integrating elements of his best aforementioned guests Cheap Star is helmed by France’s Remi Vaissiere who penned, and sings lead on all of the songs on the record. The results are absolutely STELLAR with all of the guest contributors at the top of their game!!! Top-notch songs, lots of guitars and heavenly harmonies permeate the proceedings! Produced and mixed by Jon Auer, who uses many of his skills on every track, the album carries a sunshine tinted by sweetness feeling over its course reminiscent of a gentle blend of Michael Penn and Nada Surf. “I really can’t picture a fan of power pop who wouldn’t love this record! Like their previous efforts, the Posies vibe is ever-present – and why would it not be with Jon Auer on board! Bursting with excellent songs Vaissiere’s gorgeous singing is guaranteed to hold your interest from start to finish (before you press the ‘replay’ button)! This is a high quality pop album full of gorgeous melodies and beautiful harmonies. There’s also enough variation to maintain your interest.” – Cesar Milan COMES WITH AN EXCLUSIVE BONUS DISC - “WISH I COULD SEE (ACOUSTICALLY)” WHICH, AS THE TITLE IMPLIES, FEATURES GORGEOUS ACOUSTIC VERSIONS OF ALL OF THE ALBUM’S SONGS!!! GREAT!! ... read more »
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Julee
Price: $14.00
Artist: Dave Cope and the Sass
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!! “Julee” is an amalgam of various recordings completed by Philadelphia’s Dave Cope and the Sass over a decade ago. The bulk of the playlist consists of songs from Cope’s 2013 low-key, digital-only release “A Proper Record” with a few tracks removed and replaced with other songs Cope had written and recorded between 2008 and 2012. The result is a product that goes above and beyond the original scope and incarnation of its modes of presentation. It is a solid melodic effort, at times hard rocking, at times sweet and mellow, a loving tribute to the catchy mid 60s British Invasion power pop of the Beatles, The Kinks, The Small Faces and The Move. The core personnel for the album include Dave Cope on vocals, guitars, keys and string arrangements, Bart Michael on lead guitar, Ethan Rider on bass and Steve Fulton on drums. “Lost With You” is a tribute to Dave’s late father, and the English Music Hall sounds his father grew up with in 1940’s England. Another spiritual influence for the project was George Harrison,whose film biography, “Living In The Material World” had just been released in 2011. Harrison’s musical presence is most ardently felt in the Indian music influenced acoustic lullaby “On A Day Like Today”. “On ‘Julee’, Dave Cope has hit on all cylinders, creating an album that fans of the likes of The Grip Weeds and The Merry Go Round will eat up for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check out the chorus of the title song and tell me you’re not blown away - I won’t believe you!” – David Bash/IPO GREAT!! ... read more »
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Stupid Kid
Price: $14.00
Artist: David Woodard
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL! After a string of successful and well regarded digital-only EPs, David Woodard unleashes his first full length album “Stupid Kid”. If The Beatles and U2 raised an American son coming of age when 80’s rock ruled, it might sound like this Nashville native flipping cool-kid memories into grownup melodies. “Stupid Kid” stretches David’s indie rock muscle without abandoning the British invasion inspired power pop that reviewers have compared to Bill Lloyd, Matthew Sweet, Teenage Fanclub, P.Hux, and Fountains of Wayne. The record explodes with smart songwriting, tight vocals, and jangly guitars, and features collaborations with power pop queen Lisa Mychols. One of which, “Right Through Me”, that has hit written all over it. “Turns Blue” offers Lisa as the featured vocalist. David also duets with the late David Schrader, his best friend and songwriting partner, on the Schrader-penned “More Than Happiness”. “Woodard’s a very talented pop solo artist who has been churning out consistent records for the last few years…” -Jeff Shelton/The Power Pop Show “His sound reminds me of fellow Nashvillian Bill Lloyd and nothing here changes that with his jangly and catchy sound. Songs like "Nine Hundred Ninety-Nine" are effortlessly melodic.” – AbsolutePowerPop.com “A few highlights for me on this release are undoubtedly ‘Applebees’, ‘The Last Word’ and ‘Grand Scheme Of Things’. ‘Applebees’ has a slow burn take up, reeling you in with its classic story of failed rock and roll ambition and just the right amount of Fountains of Wayne hooky pathos. The FOW influences are also present on the opening to ‘The Last word” but Woodard quickly takes the song in his own direction. The track has a low key hook so subtly placed that, after repeated listenings, it really gets into your head. ‘Grand Scheme Of Things’ sails on a delightful low-key jangle wind until – bam – a killer chorus takes the listener into the stratosphere.” –PopRockRecord.com GREAT!! ... read more »
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Feel Some Love
Price: $11.00
Artist: Edward O'Connell
Description: Rootsy popper Edward O’Connell is back with “Feel Some Love”, his third overall record, and his first since 2014’s terrific “Vanishing Act”. Reuniting with longtime producer Jared Bartlett, and wanting to capture the sound of a full band playing, the 15 songs here were recorded live in the studio. Helping Ed on the record are guitarist Buddy Speir, bass player Scott McKnight, keyboard player Jon Carroll and drummer Chuck Sullivan. “The record includes 14 new songs by me along with a cover of DC-area 80’s pop rockers The Neighbors’ ‘Sad and Lonely’. There’s lots of guitars from Buddy, fantastic keyboards from Mr. Carroll and lots of harmonies from some special guests that include familiar names like Parthenon Huxley, Thomas Walsh (Pugwash), and Robert Harrison (Cotton Mather)” explains Ed. “O’Connell creates smart, unaffected guitar-based rock that sounds instantly familiar upon its initial listen. His music has a timeless quality to it, as it if could have been released in 1969, 1979, 1989 - well, you get the point.” – Jeffrey Raskin “O'Connell is very much a power popper in the Richard X. Heyman mold. His sound builds on influences from Nick Lowe, Tom Petty, and Elvis Costello.” – Powerpopaholic.com “Imagine the Byrds meet Warren Zevon! O'Connell is living proof that Power Pop is alive and well. His vocals are meaningful and give a cool edge to his spirited, well written compositions” – PowerPopOverdose.com EXCELLENT!! ... read more »
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Cult Stars From Mars
Price: $16.00
Artist: Fuzzbubble
Description: Fuzzbubble is an American rock/power pop band initially active from 1995 to 2001. The band originally consisted of Jim Bacchi on guitar, Mark DiCarlo on vocals, Jason Camiolo on drums, and Brett Rothfeld on bass. They were signed by Sean "Puffy" Combs' Bad Boy Records. In 1997, they contributed to a rock remix of Puff Daddy's song "It's All About the Benjamins". A year later, their track "Out There" appeared on the soundtrack to the film “Godzilla”, and they performed on the song "Nowhere to Run (Vapor Trail)" from the soundtrack to “South Park", after which they left Bad Boy Records. “Cult Stars From Mars” is the first new music from Fuzzbubble since their 2000 self-titled debut! “This is the best musical surprise of 2022 - FUZZBUBBLE IS BACK! I don’t know if there is a better power pop band. Mark Dicarlo has one of the great rock voices, and the songs are hooky in a bombastic way; think of a more-fun Jellyfish. Their new album is killer - my favorite track right off might be ‘Funny Face’, which is about the 60’s/70’s drink mix. Eff yeah! Nothing wrong with the 7-minute cover of ‘Blinded By The Light,’ either.” – Alan Heaton GREAT!! ... read more »
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Turning On The Century Vol. 1
Price: $14.00
Artist: Marc Jonson & Ramirez Exposure
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!! The relationship between these two generations of artists isn’t new at all. Marc Jonson produced one of Ramírez’s best records (2017’s “Young Is The New Old”) and they have toured Spain together in 2016 and 2018. The importance of partnership in music can’t be underestimated. Paul McCartney admitted working alone in his recording studio took twice the time absent another person to spur him on. As they embarked on their project, Ramirez Exposure and Marc Jonson entered an atmosphere passing the creative baton back and forth across the ocean. This collaboration has produced “Turning On The Century Vol. 1”. Victor Ramirez (a/k/a Ramírez Exposure) is all about fresh guitars, 60’s-style backing vocals, pop synths and zero additives. Defined by The Line Of Best Fit as the “Spanish power-pop wunderkind”, he has worked with a number of artists such as Ken Stringfellow ,Richard Lloyd and Todd Herfindal among others. Chicago’s WBEZ exclaimed “Ramirez Exposure brings an unexpected intensity and a riveting charisma to the jangly power-pop of his albums”. His albums “Book Of Youth” (2015), “Young Is The New Old” and “Exit Times” are the absolute proof of his unique talent. Just after leaving high school, Marc was awarded his first solo recording contract with Vanguard Records and soon released his self produced album, “Years”. Robert Gordon was first to pick up on Marc’s songwriting abilities by recording three of Marc’s songs, including the title track of his “Are You Gonna Be The One” album. The Roches recorded his inspired, “Love Radiated Around”, which went on to be nominated for “Song of the Year” by the New York Music/BMI Awards. Paul Butterfield took his turn at a Jonson composition with “Bad Love”. Dave Edmunds covered Marc’s “King of Love”. Other songs have been recorded/performed by Shawn Colvin, Lucy Kaplinsky, Willie Nile, Richard Barone, Richard Lloyd, Gunner Nelson, Carolyne Mas, Steve Forbert, Suzanne Vega and The Smithereens! “An absolutely gorgeous record that highlights Ramirez’s and Jonson’s voices beautifully intertwining throughout this smartly produced record. Here’s hoping that a ‘Vol. 2’ collaboration is not far behind!!” – Max Humphries GREAT!! ... read more »
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The Lings
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Lings
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!! The Lings are from the Mantova/Verona region of Italy. Their self-titled release represents their debut offering, and what a fantastic debut it is! Their music is heavily rooted in jangly 60’s garage and pop (and they can crank it up when necessary), and they’re not afraid to let it shine through in their music as they flex their deft understanding of the subtle intricacies that define bonafide garage rock and pop! It’s a fantastic 12 song journey through the teen-beat sounds of the 60's... AND BEYOND! "The Lings play pop music with a good deal of power thrown in. Wanna know why they play pop music? Because they CAN. Wanna know why it’s GREAT pop music? Because they have that kind of INSPIRATION other bands only wish they had. Wanna know why YOU should listen to them? Because their music will take you right back to when you had your first crush, first date, first heartbreak and that kinda stuff. Yes, it’s that pure. Wanna find yourself whistling songs that will stick just because they are simply too good? Then go grab this record!" - Matt Ragazzi “The Lings are a reflection of a reflection, an echo of an echo, a band that is garage-like not because of aping their predecessors, but for the simple way their songs seem to recall the magic that was the 60’s filtered through their lens. They effortlessly weave their dreamy version of 60’s-inspired music with mature songwriting and exquisite production detail. They sound familiar, but not like anyone obvious – a tribute to them!” – Max Humphries GREAT!! ... read more »
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The Cartel & I
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Mike Bell Cartel
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!! The Helsinki, Finland-based Mike Bell Cartel’s debut album “The Cartel & I” brings out all the best things about 60’s garage rock and pop: guitars chime, the fuzz-box growls, Farfisa howls and the vocal harmonies echo just like the best records of the era. The band's stylish sound was captured on tape at Timmion Studio in Helsinki and mixed to authentic perfection by Liam Watson of Toe Rag Studios, known for his work with Tame Impala, Billy Childish, Supergrass, Madness and The White Stripes among others. The band consists of long-time members of the musical underbelly of Helsinki: Miikka Siira aka Mike Bell (Mike Bell & The Belltones), Pekka Laine (The Hypnomen), Ville Särmä (John’s Children), Samuel Abaijón (The Valkyrians) and Aapee Heinola (Hard Action). Here they come together to bring forth possibly the most melodic, energetic and moody garage of the 2020’s. “The Mike Bell Cartel makes music that could be from California in 1966 in terms of composition, production, and arrangements. All the songs except the title track are written by Siira. The year is important. In 1967, hippie culture and psychedelia began. At the same time, time drove past the original garage rock. ‘The Cartel & I’ is comma-precise in its sound and arrangements so that this odor gap is not exceeded. Guitarist Pekka Laine’s riffs take turns in the spirit of the Rolling Stones’ early white rhythm ’n’ blues, alternately ringing pop like Love or The Byrds. If this record had been released 20 years ago, it would have been found in the record store behind the same garage rock splash as the White Stripes records were found.” – PledgeTimes.com “In my world, this album is a batting practice fastball right thrown belt high. It's so-o-o damn good that my only problem is determining which songs to feature! – Bill Kelly/SiriusXM GREAT!! ... read more »
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Pop Aid - A Power Pop Compilation To Benefit The Citizens Of Ukraine (3CD)
Price: $24.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!! FINALLY!! “PopAid” is a 63 track, 3CD collection to benefit the citizens of war-torn Ukraine. 100% of all profits from sales of the collection will go to World Central Kitchen, a renowned organization founded by chef Jose Andres whose mission statement is “To serve hot, nutritious meals to people who need them most. Services include Global Disaster Response Efforts, Emergency Food Relief, Resilience Programs and Restaurant Partnerships as well as advancing human and environmental health, offering access to professional culinary training, and improving food security for the people we serve.” An impressive list of 63 pop bands/artists from around the world have unselfishly provided exclusive/previously unreleased tracks present on the collection to support this important initiative! The participating artists are: Anchor & Bear, Marc Andersson, Rich Arithmetic, Arvidson & Butterflies, Ian M Bailey, Ballzy Tomorrow (Robbie Rist), Band Of Jays, Dr. Barnes (Kevin Robertson), Jim Basnight & The Moberlys, Mike Browning, Vincent Bruckert, Terry Carolan (with Al Chan & Tommy Dunbar), Chris Church, Cloud Eleven (with Rick Hromadka), Dave Cope and The Sass, The Deadlights, Defoe & Pronai, The Embryos, Flashcubes, Nick Frater, The Glad Machine, Goldstoned, Grand Splendid, Jamie Hoover (with Michael Ruiz & Elana Rogers), Jeremy (with Ken Stringfellow), John Howard (with Ian Button, Andy Lewis and Robert Rotifer), The Junior League, The Kite Collectors (feat. Wayne Lundqvist Ford), Larry Lange, John Larson and The Silver Fields, Lolas, Richie Mayer, Scott McCarl, Joey Molland, Iain Mutch & Thee Absurdist Monks, The 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco, The Overtures, Papernut Cambridge, Parallax Project, Power On Pilot, Psychotic Youth, The Red Sticks, Kai Reiner, Rogers & Butler, The Sails, Alex Siodmak, SMUG, Squire, Starbyrd, Star Collector, The Stayawakes, The Sun Sawed In ½, Super 8, That Mighty Bumble, threeleggeddog, Thrift Store Halo, The Vandalays, The Walkdown, Whelligan (with Nick Frater), The World Record, Daniel Wylie, Chuck Yoakum and Your Academy! “Kudos to Kool Kat Musik for their herculean effort to launch and coordinate such a project in such a short time. Amazingly, many of the tracks present here were unrecorded at the time the notice seeking participants first went out in early March. Listening to 3CD collections like this can be a bit daunting and tedious, but I must say that, given the quality of the songs/performances and flow, this one stacks up to be one of the best of its kind – EVER!!” – Cesar Milan High praise indeed Mr. Milan! GREAT!! ... read more »
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This Is Rock 'N' Roll Radio Vol. 5
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!! 2022 marks 30 years since “This Is Rock 'N' Roll Radio” hosts Dana & Carl's first radio series “We're Your Friends For Now” in 1992. As Carl's daughter Meghan Jean Cafarelli says, "These guys are still at it? Some people never grow up!" And there's no better way to celebrate such bewildering longevity than with a new compilation album: “This Is Rock 'N' Roll Radio, Vol. 5”, the first full-fledged TIRnRR compilation in five years, and it continues Dana & Carl's dedication to crafting collections that aren't merely a bunch of great tracks thrown together, but which serve as a rewarding listening experience, flowing together with precise intent, track after track! 17 of this album's 23 music tracks make their CD debut here, and the stellar line-up includes Laurie Biagini, The Mayflowers, Perilous, Pop Co-Op, Maura And The Bright Lights, Hoover And Martinez, Carolyne Mas, Deadlights, Irene Pena, Chris Von Sneidern, Arielle Eden, Stevenson And Company, Justine And The Unclean, The Jangle Band, Kid Gulliver, Gary Frenay, Kelley Ryan, Tall Poppy Syndrome, In Deed, Ballzy Tomorrow, The Villas, Amy Rigby and Eytan Mirsky, all mastered for maximum pop punch by the mighty Kurt Reil of The Grip Weeds. Hidden within the individual track credits are contributions from Clem Burke of Blondie, Wreckless Eric, Marti Jones, Robbie Rist, Vince Melouney of the original five-piece Bee Gees, Marc Johnson, Fernando Perdomo, Alec Palao, and members of the Flashcubes, The Tubes, The Spongetones, The Pandoras, The Kennedys, The Jigsaw Scene, Jack and the Beanstalk, and more. When Dana & Carl ask their musical friends to come out and play, a righteous rockin' pop party is inevitable Previous Kool Kat label releases “This Is Rock 'N' Roll Radio, Vol. 4” from 2017 and the 2019 12-song “Waterloo Sunset -Benefit For This Is Rock 'N' Roll Radio” both remain in print. That proud tradition of “Hey, this is friggin' FANTASTIC!” continues with “This Is Rock 'N' Roll Radio, Vol. 5”. Stay tuned for more rock 'n' roll. A FUNDRAISING EFFORT, $5 FROM EVERY CD SOLD WILL GO TO SPARK RADIO! GREAT!! ... read more »
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More Action City
Price: $12.00
Artist: Action City
Description:

Action City (Michael Slawter and Shawn Lynch) are back with the followup to their terrific 2021 “This Is Action City” debut!  Recorded in the Fall of 2021 and Spring of 2022, the boys re-enlisted Adam Lasus ... read more »

No More Nights On The Roof
Price: $12.00
Artist: Anchor & Bear
Description:

Anchor & Bear perform original folk/rock/pop songs layered with lush harmonies and solid musicianship.  The duo features the songwriting and vocal talents of Katy Pearson and Brian Bringelson (who pop trainspotters may also recognize as Paul Star ... read more »

Still Anyways
Price: $16.00
Artist: Anyway Gang
Description:

“Still Anyways” is Canadian rock supergroup Anyway Gang’s sophomore album. The band consists of read more »

Joy Of The 4th
Price: $17.00
Artist: Bhopal's Flowers
Description:

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 convertib ... read more »

Lagoon
Price: $15.00
Artist: Bird Streets
Description:

On his 2018 project dubbed Bird Streets, John Brodeur brought along power pop great Jason Faulkner to help create a fantastic album of smart pop songs.  Four years later, John is back with “read more »

Basement Beat
Price: $11.00
Artist: Brad Marino
Description: With the downtime of the past 2 years Brad Marino’s been writing a lot. ... read more »

Pressed & Ironed
Price: $13.00
Artist: Crossword Smiles
Description:

Crossword Smiles is a new band, and even a new sound for the deeply respected Michigan-based guitar-pop stalwarts at its core.  The band was quietly formed two years ago by Tom Curless, formerly of Your Gracious Host and currently enjoying ... read more »

Madman in the Rain
Price: $13.00
Artist: Dot Dash
Description:

This Washington, DC trio keeps chopping away, year after year, releasing very, very fine records.  They are all lifers, Terry Banks was in Tree Fort Angst, the Saturday People, St Christopher and a few others while drummer Danny Ingram has been a Capital city mainstay si ... read more »

Patterns
Price: $15.00
Artist: Dungeon of Skeletons
Description:

Dungeon of Skeletons is an Alternative Power pop band from Murfreesboro, TN just a stone’s throw away from Nashville.  Singer/songwriter, Justin Kline, leads the crew with his McCartney-esque melodies and guitar - while family members Audrey, Emily, Connor, and Tyler Kline fill out the rest of ... read more »

Fringe Benefit
Price: $14.00
Artist: Fringe Benefit
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 10 - ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  When you think of Capricorn Records, what type of music comes to mind?  Southern Rock, right - Allman Brothers, Sea Level, Marshall Tucker Band et al?  When label head Phil Walden handed the rein ... read more »

Potpourri Of Harmony (Retrospective) (2CD)
Price: $23.00
Artist: Gary Ritchie
Description:

“Potpourri Of Harmony” is a Limited Edition 2CD collection of songs from Gary’s five solo albums and one track from his rare "Beat The Meatles!" album.  There are 7-9 tracks from each album here. Some are Gary’s personal faves, along with deep cuts, forgotten gems, fan favorites...etc. &nb ... read more »

Rise Of The Mythical Creatures
Price: $10.00
Artist: Greg Pope
Description:

Brand new release from the ever-consistent “Popmonster” Greg Pope! “Each week, I seem to find another excellent pop release.  And Greg Pope’s latest, read more »

Straighten Your Mind With…
Price: $14.00
Artist: Jarvis Humby
Description:

Jarvis Humby fuse a fast-paced mix of British R&B, Power Pop and Mod Garage with crashing guitar, firing vocals and a joyous boost of wailing Hammond, bringing 1964 to the present day.  Back in 2003, the band released their first album “Assume The Position It’s…” on Acid Jazz Records.  ... read more »

She Steals Candy
Price: $13.00
Artist: Juniper
Description:

Youthful pop auteur Juniper Shelley’s self-titled debut album was one of 2020’s most audacious musical surprises, introducing a smart and sincere new artist whose fresh, infectious song craft reflects her wide-ranging musical inspirations while expressing the perspective of a contemporary teenager.& ... read more »

When Does Rock 'n' Roll Start To Get Sad?
Price: $11.00
Artist: Karma Gambit
Description:

Karma Gambit is a power pop band based out of Asbury Park, NJ.  Drawing inspiration from bands like Fountains of Wayne, Weezer, and Oasis, the foursome pins sharp character studies and wry humor against big guitars, immediate hooks, and layered harmonies.  Originally a s ... read more »

Handclaps & Tambourines
Price: $14.00
Artist: Librarians With Hickeys
Description:

OCTOBER 14 RELEASE!!  “Handclaps & Tambourines” delivers all the hooks, melodies, spiraling guitars and rhythmic charge that were displayed on their 2020 debut.  The band calls the new albumthe perfect album for your next rock-and-roll book club meeting with the band's m ... read more »

Anglesea 1981
Price: $15.00
Artist: Little Murders
Description:

If you don’t know Melbourne’s mod-pop kings Little Murders your life is incomplete.  They were two years into their stop-start career and “Anglesea 1981” captures one of the early line-ups on a New Year’s Eve night in a crammed pub on the Victorian Surf Coast.  There’s a fair sp ... read more »

Rock 'N' Roller Skates
Price: $7.00
Artist: Los Breakdowns
Description:

Pouring up sugar coated hooks, harmonies and sing-a-long anthems, the UK’s Los Breakdowns serve up something the likes of The Records, Sweet, Dogs D'Amour, The Rumour, Rockpile, Slade, Rolling Stones, and Flamin' Groovies... Fans of British g ... read more »

Sean O'Hagan Presents: The Sunshine World Of Louis Philippe
Price: $19.00
Artist: Louis Philippe
Description:

“Its title alone – “Sean O'Hagan Presents: The Sunshine World of Louis Philippe” - should strike the hearts of indie pop purists worldwide.  London-dwelling Frenchman Philippe earned his stripes in the latter half of the 80’s recording, writing, and producing for ... read more »

First Prize For Everyone + bonus disc
Price: $14.00
Artist: Marc Andersson
Description:

Although released under the name of Marc Andersson (vocals, lyrics and music), “First Prize For Everyone” is actually the work of a duo, with ... read more »

Turning On The Century Vol. 1
Price: $14.00
Artist: Marc Jonson & Ramirez Exposure
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  The relationship between these two generations of artists isn’t new at all. Marc Jonson produced one of Ramírez’s best records (2017’s “Young Is The New Old”) and they have toured Spain together in 2016 and 2018.  The importan ... read more »

Punch Drunk
Price: $15.00
Artist: More Kicks
Description:

“Punch Drunk” is the second album from London-based trio More Kicks.  Their self-titled debut was a concise and ragged lesson in pop songwriting dripping in melody, cynicism and energy.  “Punch Drunk” marks a new era for the band.  Heavier, m ... read more »

Now In 3-D
Price: $14.00
Artist: Panthervision
Description:

NEW RELEASE N THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 3 - ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  Bonnie Veronica (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Kirk Larsen (lead guitar, backing vocals) led the power pop/garage band Beyond Veronica for fifteen years, mostly in Portland, OR after they originally f ... read more »

Now That I Have Your Attention
Price: $21.00
Artist: Phil Thornalley
Description:

“Now That I Have Your Attention” is Phil Thornalley’s first “solo” album after two releases under the name Astral Drive.  On his latest offering, Phil steps out of The Swamp (his North London studio) to unveil catchy and brand-new original songs that find him expl ... read more »

All Of This Will End In Tears
Price: $14.00
Artist: Popular Creeps
Description:

Popular Creeps are a four-piece, two-guitar band from Detroit who named themselves after a solo single by former Replacements drummer Chris Mars.  Critics writing about their 2019 debut “Bloodshot Red ... read more »

Sounds In English
Price: $14.00
Artist: Richard Öhrn
Description: Tread more »

67,000 Miles An Album
Price: $15.00
Artist: Richard X. Heyman
Description:

Veteran singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist and DIY recording pioneer Richard X. Heyman once more proves himself a world-class artist whose effortless mastery of popular music idioms is matched by his uncanny knack for infusing classic ... read more »

Footprints In The Butter
Price: $15.00
Artist: Scott Robertson
Description:

This debut album from the son of legend Kevin Robertson (The Vapour Trails), proves that a lifetime of listening to the pop melodies of the 60s and psyche, has provided rewards. This man can make his guitar sing at you from every angle.  “Not surprisingly, ‘read more »

Shindig! Magazine – Issue #136
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine – Issue #136
Description: Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil are t ... read more »

She Said
Price: $15.00
Artist: Starcrawler
Description:

“She Said” is Starcrawler’s third record (but the first we’ve ever heard by them).  Its ten tracks could fit in any era from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s or now and ... read more »

Chants Of A Lifetime
Price: $14.00
Artist: Stephen Lawrenson
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  After nearly 10 years from the release of his last highly praised record “Obscuriosity” (also released on Kool Kat) comes “Chants Of A Lifetime”, Stephen Lawrenson’s fourth full-length release.  The record was written and recorded between 2016 and 202 ... read more »

Sylvie
Price: $15.00
Artist: Sylvie
Description:

On L.A.’s Sylvie’s debut, chief songwriter Ben Schwab (a member of Drugdealer) brings in the stunning vocals of Marina Allen and Sam Burton to create a holy trinity of Laurel Canyon-esque alternative folk.  Laid back and full of wood-paneled atmosphere, Sylvie is ... read more »

Rectifier
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Amplifier Heads
Description: Blow your mind.  Blow your speakers.  Blow Uptown to the Undergroun ... read more »

Dagger In My Mind
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Daggermen
Description: Originally only released on vinyl in 1986, this longread more »

Hey!
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Glad Machine
Description:

The much anticipated, 5 years-in-the-making, followup to their terrific debut has arrived – and does not disappoint!!  Brad Thayer explains what inspired the record “As far as the record’s overall theme, I see ... read more »

Forever For A Little While
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Green Pajamas
Description:

“Forever For A Little While” is very much a follow-up to 2021's excellent, “Sunlight Might Weigh Even More”, this album again features stunning song-craft steeped i ... read more »

Look Out! It’s The Hurricanes
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Hurricanes
Description:

LIMITED STOCK!  The Hurricanes are a loud Mod Garage band, fusing Power Pop, 60’s Garage, Mod Revival, Soul and Boss British Beat. These four gents started where many of their forefathers did, think The Who, The Creation and The Prisoners, moving on to writing and creating their own soun ... read more »

Singing In Your Head
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Laissez Fairs
Description:

The Laissez Fairs have been peddling their brand of maximum Mod Psych since 2014!  John Fallon and Joe Lawless craft the songs with a cracking network of musicians that have included Cromm Fallon, Aaron Archer, and James Bailey.  Together, they climb the ladder of love, devotion and respec ... read more »

Scene
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Morning LIne
Description:

Combining the talents of singer songwriter, Stephen Smith, and Bellyachers guitarist, Brian Mello, The Morning Line are a jangling power pop/melodic alt-rock band heavily indebted to 90’s sounds.  “Scene” is The Morning Line’s first album since 2019’s Kool Kat label release “North”, which was d ... read more »

Monsters + Angels
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Nervous Eaters
Description:

“Monsters + Angels” is The Nervous Eaters’ “comeback” album.  The Boston-based rock pioneer band was formed in the mid-70’s and served as the house band for the Boston punk rock club, The Rat. They played with The Ramones, Th ... read more »

Machines For Living
Price: $9.00
Artist: The Persian Leaps
Description:

Brand new 5-song effort from Drew Forsberg (a/k/a The Persian Leaps)!  “Captivatingly pleasurable bluster ... read more »

Time Apart
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Prescriptions
Description:

A timeless rock and roll band for the modern world, The Prescriptions sharpen their sound with “Time Apart”.  Produce ... read more »

Remember A Dream
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Small Breed
Description:

“If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there” is a common phrase uttered among free-thinking spirits.  “With their psychedelic, mirage-like sound, The Small Breed take that sense of freedom to heart. Music of the past often adheres to retracing its steps in purist, traditio ... read more »

Dogs And Cats/Living Together (Special Edition)
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Stayawakes
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  read more »

Waiting For The Click
Price: $7.00
Artist: The Stick Arounds
Description:

In their 11 plus years as a band, Lansing, MI The Stick Arounds have never shied away from the music that inspired them.  Three full-length LPs and a dozen singles later, the influence of the songcraft of bands like Sloan, Te ... read more »

Scraping By
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Tambles
Description:

This quartet hailing from Gouda, Holland, blew our minds with their debut album and now they are back with some more refreshing, energetic and insolent blend of power pop, pub-rock, R&B and rock 'n' roll with their roots in late 60's and early 70's music but with a very personal and contemporary ... read more »

Don't You Wanna Know The Tambles?
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Tambles
Description:

In a musical landscape that can sometimes be bereft of straight-ahead quality rock 'n' roll, Dutch quartet The Tambles continue to cut through like a waft of fresh air with a goal of striking the right balance between the old music they love (The Kinks for one) and a fresh original sound, and are re ... read more »

V For Veras
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Veras
Description:

The Veras are four British fellas making music inspired by all the great music from the 50’s right up to about 5 minutes ago.  After packing in playing their own stuff to form a tribute band (The Small Fakers), quickly ... read more »

Blue Sky Sun
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Well Wishers
Description:

18 years and 12 albums in, San Francisco’s The Well Wishers remain a mainstay for well-crafted, hook-laden power pop.  Following the release of 2020’s “Shelf Life”, frontman Jeff Shelton took a brief two-year diversion to exorcise his shoegaze and dreampop demons ... read more »

It's Here Where You Fall
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Wends
Description:

Gracious beyond belief, these Turin, Italy-based jangle rockers blessed Radiohead’s Thom Yorke's new project (Smile) and changed their name to The Wends.  Thankfully nothing other than the name has changed, as the foursome follow up on the critically acclaimed “The Name of This Band is Smile” a ... read more »

E.P. Tracks 2012-13
Price: $14.00
Artist: The White Paper
Description:

“E.P. Tracks 2012-13” is made up of two lost, out-of-print EPs of original songs by Italy’s Claudio Cambedda's Beatles tribute band The White Paper, originally released only to sell at their live sh ... read more »

Do It All Next Week
Price: $15.00
Artist: Uni Boys
Description:

The road to creating a classic power pop album isn’t always a straight line.  Sprouting from the middle-class suburban wasteland of Aliso Viejo, CA, the journey began in their mid-teens when Noah Nash and Reza Matin discove ... read more »

Starstruck - A Tribute To The Kinks
Price: $13.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Very cool and fun collection of Punk Pop-leaning covers of Kinks tracks by Wheatus (“Starstruck”), The Operation MD (feat. members of Cone McCaslin, Todd Morse) (“All Day and All ... read more »

Ice Cream Chords
Price: $15.00
Artist: Ward White
Description:

Ward White has gone over. He's gotten attention from the national press, famous musicians and more.  And yet, he's still maddeningly obscure.  Best described as a guy with an extreme tenor singing Joe Jackson songs (with all that entails, which is an awful ... read more »

The Tender Age
Price: $15.00
Artist: Ward White
Description:

Over the last decade, Los Angeles based art-pop songsmith Ward White has delivered a spate of critically lauded albums that defy easy categorization.  Praised for his “superbly lyrical voice” (The New Yorker), and garnering accolades from NPR, New York Magazine, Magnet, CMJ, and many more, his ... read more »

Shady Rock & Rollers
Price: $12.00
Artist: Watts
Description:

Boston.  A city that’s home to legendary household rock ’n’ roll names like J. Geils Band, Aerosmith, the Neighborhoods, the Real Kids, the Cars; and the city’s own namesake, Boston.  Now, the legend gets even bigger when cocksure rockers/movers/shakers Watts return with their fifth full-l ... read more »

Asking For A Ride
Price: $15.00
Artist: White Reaper
Description:

Recorded and largely self-produced in Nashville with the help of close friend and engineer Jeremy Ferguson, “Asking For A Ride” finds the Louisville band taking a more direct and in-your-face approach, prioritizing the collection's raw energy and its ability to translate live through ripping and ner ... read more »