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Circus Of Mirth
 
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Artist: Heirs Of Fortune
 
 
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FREE WITH ANY PURCHASE!!!  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, in 1976, Robert Woodrich, Gary Heslin, and I formed Just Boys. While in Amnesia, I met Gary Littleton, and our friendship, association and collaboration spanned decades. Gary became a fan of Amnesia, especially Ralph Smith’s songwriting, and it was at an Amnesia show that I first met him. Later, when I formed Just Boys, he became a spokesperson, sometimes benefactor and general cheerleader for the band, as he had with Amnesia. But in 1977, Littleton upped the ante by instigating and funding the recording sessions for the Just Boys single, and working with me to form Counterfeit Records for its release. From that time on, Gary became a key figure in many of my musical endeavors, as well as a close friend and a music fan who shared an essentially religious devotion to pop music with me, Ralph Smith and other like-minded people. Gary's interest and support for the music Ralph and I created never wavered. It is those years, and events within them, that are the inspiration for the ‘Circus Of Mirth’ album. In 2015 Ralph and I decided to collaborate on some recordings, and this collaboration brought Gary back into our thoughts, and reminded us of how supportive he had been to both Ralph and myself as songwriters. As our collaboration grew from the few songs we originally intended, to a full album, both of us knew the album should tell the story of Littleton's role in our musical lives, in a quiet and subtle way. We were joined by Robert Woodrich and Robert Watkins, and Heirs Of Fortune was born. It is intentional that the album's first song is ‘Invited’, an Amnesia recording from 1974 that has never before been released. Likewise, that the album is closed by an excerpt from Blue Cartoon's ‘If I Could Do It All Over Again’, the first song I recorded with the band while I was a member. These songs bookend the span of time and events that Gary was so much a part of. Gary Littleton was, in many ways, a contributor to our collective musical endeavors spanning more than thirty years. We were very fortunate for Gary’s help and friendship. We were indeed, Heirs Of Fortune, and Gary really was The Ringmaster of the ‘Circus Of Mirth’.”“A striking debut that couples heritage pop rock inspirations with modern strokes, resulting in a collection of tunes smacking of a timeless quality. Songs dripping with catchy melodies and hummable choruses will never date, and the band delivers these gripping elements in spades. Smooth and polished, but salted with an organic feel stemming straight from the heart and gut, tracks like the sweeping flourishes of ‘Aster Street Days’ and the poignant pulsations of ‘Goodbye My Friend’ twinkle and sparkle with a sense of longing surrounded by bracing George Harrison styled riffs. Bolstered by a curtain of gospel flavored harmonies, ‘Shine’ and the infectious pull of ‘How Can I Resist’ step in as further highlights, as well as a faithful cover of Big Star’s Chris Bell’s ‘I Am The Cosmos’ and the jaunty vaudeville romp of ‘Invited’. Layers of gorgeous keyboard passages, incorporated with tugging guitar dynamics and crisp and fresh vocals pierce every cut on this impeccably executed recording. Aside from doing a great job of keeping the power popping soul of celebrated bands such as Badfinger, Raspberries, Pilot and the aforementioned Big Star alive, Heirs Of Fortune streak their material with their own star-studded strengths. Flowing and fizzing with expressive emotions and sonic beauty, ‘Circus Of Mirth’ checks in as an album primed for repeated spins!” – ItsPsychedelicBaby.com GREAT!!

 
From Me To You
Price: $12.00
Artist: Andrew
Description: Mostly acoustic guitar-led, Andrew Sandodval's 2007 effort is described as "Sheer pop heaven, overflowing with '60s nostalgia, melodic sunshine and gorgeous orchestration, all tied together with the soothing flow and dip of his bright voice and clever, heartfelt lyrics" - Splendid Magazine "Sweet, gorgeous melodies. You kn ... read more »

Green Meadows Sketchbook
Price: $14.00
Artist: Bertling Noise Laboratories
Description:

Involved in music since the '90's, Nick Bertling primarily made his name as a drummer in Baltimore. Bands such as Puddle, Gary B & The Notions, Naked Blue, Alto Verde, They Hear and others.read more »

The Homebound Tapes
Price: $8.00
Artist: Blake Jones
Description:

The new EP from Blake Jones (of Blake Jones & The Trike Shop) features six brand new tracks recorded during the 2020 pandemic lockdown.  “Music has gotten quieter and more inti ... read more »

Other Broken Dreams
Price: $10.00
Artist: Bubble
Description:

Bubble is a NYC power pop group got its start on the anti-folk scene in the early 90’s as an acoustic rock trio featuring songwriter Dave& ... read more »

Late Checkout
Price: $15.00
Artist: Dent May
Description:

“Full speed ahead now, no more looking back,” Dent May confidently croons on his fifth LP, “Late Checkout”.  The un-nostalgic sentiment and sobering clarity of his latest body of work signifies taking a refl ... read more »

Don’t Blame Yourself
Price: $14.00
Artist: Duncan Reid & The Big Heads
Description:

One of the first, original punk bands was The Boys who were the first band of the era with a full record ... read more »

Even Time
Price: $14.00
Artist: Ed Ryan
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE AUGUST 7 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  read more »

Stumbling Blocks
Price: $11.00
Artist: Exploding Flowers
Description:

Led by singer songwriter Sharif Dumani, read more »

Typically Stereo
Price: $11.00
Artist: Garfields Birthday
Description:

Gar ... read more »

Your Face Is Weird
Price: $11.00
Artist: Geoff Palmer & Lucy Ellis
Description:

Geoff Palmer explains “Got time to kill? Make some music!  2020 is canceled, and my schedule is wide-open; it gives me time for projects to come to life. I had always loved John Prine's track "In Spite of Oursel ... read more »

The Man Who Calls The Shots
Price: $18.00
Artist: Groovy Uncle featuring Miss Modus
Description:

The 8th album from Groovy Uncle sees the band reunited with Scotland’s Miss Modus, who contributed to some of the stand-out tracks from two previous Uncle LP’s.read more »

Looking For Diamonds X
Price: $13.00
Artist: Jared Lekites
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL – AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2 - ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  While Jared Lekites has ... read more »

Richard
Price: $14.00
Artist: Joe Pernice
Description: While The Pernice Brothers have made many excellent lush, highly orchestrated alb ... read more »

To The Left Of The Moon's Reflection
Price: $14.00
Artist: John Howard
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  With a career that spans nearly 50 years, “To The Left Of The Moon’s Reflection” represen ... read more »

Love, etc...
Price: $13.00
Artist: John P Barton
Description:

Here’s a terrific effort from 2008 that's a very charming and catchy and jangly little roots pop thing! John P Barton has a true knack for catchy melody and memorable hook ... read more »

Long Overdue
Price: $12.00
Artist: Librarians With Hickeys
Description:

The band started off 2019 with their self-released debut single “Until There Was You” and “And Then She's Gone” which showcased the twin guitar jangle and chime of Ray Carmen (vocals, guitar) and Mike ... read more »

Paper Airplane
Price: $10.00
Artist: Marshall Holland
Description:

It has been six years since Marshall Holland’s last album of accessible singer-songwriter pop (2014’s “Marshall Holland and the Etceteras”).  In March of 2020, facing a day-job layof ... read more »

More Kicks
Price: $16.00
Artist: More Kicks
Description:

The London trio fronted by Sulli from Suspect Parts has fully delivered on the "pop explosion" it's been promising all along.  The band's self-titled debut was knocked out in just two days, recording everything ... read more »

Take Me Back To Planet Earth
Price: $11.00
Artist: Muck and The Mires
Description: Buckle up and prepare yourself for a rocket trip fueled on ... read more »

Selfish Propensities
Price: $11.00
Artist: Nana
Description:

WAREHOUSE FIND!!  Misunderstood, possibly?  The makings of an all star band before they hit their prime artistically and musically, definitely.  Songs written by and a band fronted by Tom Baker (Dirty ... read more »

Thankyou & Goodnight
Price: $18.00
Artist: National Flag
Description: WOW!!  Formed in Kingston on Thames, South London in ... read more »

Fast & Loose
Price: $12.00
Artist: Nick Frater
Description:

RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 19 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  read more »

Thiensville
Price: $15.00
Artist: Nick Pipitone
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  We’re thrilled to welcome Nick Pipitone back to the Kool Kat family o ... read more »

Do The Sob!
Price: $10.00
Artist: Nite Sobs
Description:

Who's ready for some really great pop?  Nite Sobs are a new-ish 3-piece band from Austin,TX.  They write two-to-three minute pop songs about the ups and downs of love - timeless stuff both musically and ly ... read more »

Another World – The Best Of The Archives
Price: $15.00
Artist: Paul Collins' Beat
Description:

As we all know, The Beat were one of the best bands to emerge from the West Coast new wave/power pop boom of the late 70’s merging tough, but hook-laden tunes with vig ... read more »

Old Hat
Price: $11.00
Artist: Peter Lacey
Description:

Peter’s back with 12 brand new songs that are destined to “cap-tivate” your ears.  And if ... read more »

Putting The L In Wooltones
Price: $13.00
Artist: Rob Clarke and The Wooltones
Description:

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

Glamping
Price: $12.00
Artist: Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Description:

The ex-Jellyfish/current Lickerish Quartet guy’s 2018 release finally gets released to a wider audience!  “Within the first 20 seconds of the opener ‘Operator’, we get a retro sounding keyboard riff with two ... read more »

Catnip Dynamite
Price: $12.00
Artist: Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Description:

This is a remastered reissue of Roger’s 2008 outing that now includes “American Affluenza”, previously a Japan-only bonus track.  read more »

The Land Of Pure Imagination
Price: $12.00
Artist: Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Description:

This is a remastered reissue of Roger’s 2006 outing.  “read more »

Summer Home
Price: $10.00
Artist: Roto
Description: The 2007 solo outing by James Rotondi under the name "Roto". Full of churning power-pop, heady art-rock and rich psychedelic folk from this former singer, guitarist and synth-wizard for Air and Mr. Bungle. The album's title aptly suggests the sense of homecoming that the record represents; a laid-back, free-spirited music ... read more »

Written & Produced By Shane Tutmarc (2CD)
Price: $16.00
Artist: Shane Tutmarc
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!  read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #107
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #107
Description:

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young are the cover stars: Egos, cocaine and madness: “The American Beatles” eat t ... read more »

Man On The Sea
Price: $12.00
Artist: Spygenius
Description:

Canterbury, England's Spygenius returns with their fifth (and in our opinion, BEST) long-layer, “read more »

Crowley and Me
Price: $13.00
Artist: Star Sponge Vision
Description:

PRETTY THINGS ALERT!! 
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Barracudas
Description:

Fronted by original vocalist Jeremy Gluck and original guitarist Robin Wills, the ‘Cudas delivered a rip-roaring, 14-song set at The Revolver in Madrid back in 1993.&n ... read more »

Calliope
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Bookends
Description:

The Bookends’ “Calliope” is like an amusement ride for your heart and soul.&nbs ... read more »

The Chris White Experience Volume 3
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Chris White Experience
Description:

“Volume Three” of The Chris White Experience spans songs recorded between 1969-2019, and is the third in a multi-CD collection covering Chris’ career between the dissolution of the original Zombies up to the curre ... read more »

Second Album
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Empty Hearts
Description:

The sophomore release from this terrific guitar pop supergroup that features drummer Clem Burke (Blondie), guitarist Elliot Easton (The Cars), bassist Andy Babiuk (The Chesterfield Kings) and singer ... read more »

Threesome Vol. 1
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Lickerish Quartet
Description:

JELLYFISH ALERT!!!!  read more »

Radio Sounds
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Speedways
Description:

"Radio Sounds" is the follow up of their highly acclaimed debut album, 2018’s "Just Another Regular Summer".  It is all you need when you love guitar driven infectious pop music with the knack of early punk on B ... read more »

March to the Tune
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Sterling Loons
Description: For their 2010 Kool Kat debut, we bet that prior to creating this record, Eamon Nordquist and mates raided someone's very kool record collection ("Pebbles", "Nuggets", "Rubble", and "Boulders" volumes had to have been in there) to have come up with a gem that's very heavily steeped in the tradition of late-60's influenced g ... read more »

Pack Up Your Shadows + bonus disc
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Successful Failures
Description: JOINT RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK/FDR LABELS!!read more »

The Time Traveller’s 3rd Will & Testament
Price: $18.00
Artist: The Total Rejection
Description:

Their third long playing album is filled with top-notch Garage Punk and Pop-Psych belters that will eat their way into your brain.  The record builds on the raw ... read more »

Wrapping Yourself In Silver Foil Won’t Save You From The Blast
Price: $18.00
Artist: The Total Rejection
Description:

Their 2018 debut album mixes the best elements of 60's garage punk, with nods to 60’s Mod icons such as The Who, Sm ... read more »

Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #54
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #54
Description:

This special issue pays tribute to Phil May of the Pretty Things.  Included are interviews with those who knew him best, including his close friend and lifelong collaborator, Dick ... read more »

Martin Green Presents: Super Sonics (40 Junkshop Britpop Greats)
Price: $21.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

“Super Sonics” is a 2CD, 40-track celebration of the multi-faceted British alt rock/pop scene which flourished from 1992-1998, midway through attracting the term Brit ... read more »

Land Of Sensations & Delights: Psych Pop Sounds Of White Whale Records (1965-1970)
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

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