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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!!

 
Subject To Change
Price: $16.00
Artist: Bryan Estepa
Description:

Bryan Estepa is an Au ... read more »

Caldwell
Price: $16.00
Artist: Caldwell
Description:

Ever an optimist, Kevan Caldwell is in pursuit of the perfect pop formula.  His recent project began as a strong bid for levity and delight in the wake of a global pandemic and the unfortun ... read more »

The Greatest Record Ever Made! (Volume 1)
Price: $30.00
Artist: Carl Cafarelli
Description:

Carl Cafarelli is the author of 2023’s “Gabba Gabba Gabba Hey! A Conversation ... read more »

CB7: Love
Price: $16.00
Artist: Coke Belda
Description:

After two splendid albums in tribute to the Bee Gees (2022) and the Los Brincos (2023), Coke Belda returns with a fabulous new album of his own songs.  There are no radical changes or outlandish surprises in ... read more »

Get It Good
Price: $14.00
Artist: David Woodard
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  In 2022, David Woodard released his first full length CD, the critically acclaimed “Stupid Kid”, and is back with the terrific followup “Get It Good”.  He has become a consistent force in the indie power pop music scene, churning out records that seam ... read more »

Daylight Upon Magic
Price: $13.00
Artist: Dolour
Description:

Shane Tutmarc (aka Dolour) crafted one of 2023’s most infectious tunes with “Have I Finally Gone Insane.”  Now, he unveils a brand-new albu ... read more »

The Original Northwest Sound Of Don and The Goodtimes
Price: $17.00
Artist: Don and The Goodtimes
Description:

In many ways they were one of the quintessential Northwest bands.  Fueled by a classy high-stepping image and hot instrumental licks born of old R&B and Northwest stalwarts the Kingsmen, Wailers and Sonic ... read more »

Dot The i (Expanded)
Price: $0.00
Artist: Dropkick
Description: Hailing from the east coast of Scotland, Dropkick have draw ... read more »

Jungle
Price: $16.00
Artist: Dwight Twilley
Description:

First time on CD worldwide for “Jungle”, Dwight Twilley’s most successful album!  It reached the Top 40 and including the Top 20 hit single and MTV favorite "G ... read more »

Rock 'N Roll Sword Fight
Price: $16.00
Artist: Gyasi
Description:

Get ready to have your mind blown!  “Rock n’Roll Sword Fight”, recorded live in the USA, captures the unforgettable experience of Gyasi commanding the stage.  The singer/guitarist/songwriter from Nashvil ... read more »

Living Is A Dying Art
Price: $12.00
Artist: High On Stress
Description:

2011 release.  Their infectious, intoxicating Minneapolis-influenced stew that blends all of the good elements of Twin Cities roots pop rockers like The Replacements, The Honeydogs, The Evening Rig, ... read more »

Obsession
Price: $13.00
Artist: J Prozac
Description:

Jay Gauvion (aka J Prozac), frontman for long running New England luminaries The Prozacs and The Grand Prixx before then, along with being a veteran of the road both performing and road dog has expanded his pop pu ... read more »

Byronesque
Price: $14.00
Artist: Janne Borgh Fanclub
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  “Byronesque” is Janne Borgh’s second solo release on the Kool kat label, and followup to 2023’s critically-acclaimed “Fanclub”.  He was raised on poetry and power chords, harmony ... read more »

Postcards Along The Way
Price: $15.00
Description:

Jay Byham, singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist, has a brand new album, “Postcards Along The Way”. The Pittsburgh native's new one was co-written and produced by Smash Palace's Steve Butler (who also contri ... read more »

Footprints
Price: $15.00
Artist: Jeremy
Description:

The ever-prolific Jeremy Morris is back with yet another collaboration with Ken Stringfellow of the Posies!  read more »

Constellation Prize
Price: $11.00
Artist: John Larson and The Silver Fields
Description: 5/24 RELEASE!  Following the ... read more »

The Call Of The Sea
Price: $13.00
Artist: Kevin Robertson
Description:

“The Call of the Sea” is Aberdeen, Scotland based Kevin Robertson (Vapour Trails) fourth album on the Futureman Records/Subjangle labels and continues ... read more »

Glad Days
Price: $14.00
Artist: Kingdom Of Mustang
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Indie ... read more »

Sub Auroram
Price: $14.00
Artist: Lava Fangs
Description:

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

Let 'Er Rip
Price: $12.00
Artist: Mark Ward
Description:

Mark Ward is an Alaska-raised singer-songwriter/guitarist and former member of bands Last Train and Ryebender, whose albums have garnered national airplay and critical acclaim.  As a multi ge ... read more »

Martin Newell's Jumble Sale
Price: $17.00
Artist: Martin Newell
Description:

EN ROUTE!  BACK IN PRINT!!  A welcome re-pressing of this hard-to-find 2017 release!  Like most of ... read more »

Our Love Will Change The World
Price: $13.00
Artist: Outrageous Cherry
Description:

2004 release!  “If love was a drug, would the government outlaw it?  Can you imagine the FDA approving a drug whose frequent side effects include increased heart rate, inability to think straight, sweat ... read more »

Brutality Is My Only Friend
Price: $13.00
Artist: Pavid Bermin
Description:

With his basement recording project, Pavid Vermin, Glenn Robinson has been making music since the late 90’s under different names, in groups like Unibrows, The Prozacs and The Paranoids - mostly as a drummer.  ... read more »

Holly Would
Price: $16.00
Artist: Phil Thornalley
Description:

Phil provides some insight regarding his latest effort “On ‘Swamp’, my first album as a solo artist in the 80’s, I wasted my time and talent trying to fi ... read more »

Tomorrow Never Comes: The NYC Sessions 1967-1968
Price: $17.00
Artist: Rain
Description:

First-ever release of lost psychedelic pop album from the post-Jackie Lomax Alliance, Anglo-American trio.  Classic Beatles-meets-West-Coast sound from band w ... read more »

Redd Kross
Price: $16.00
Artist: Redd Kross
Description:

In 1979, two school-kids all hopped-up on punk-rock started their own group in their hometown of Hawthorne, Los Angeles (birthplace of the Beach Boys) and soon found themselves opening shows for notorious scene pi ... read more »

Mysterious Journey
Price: $14.00
Artist: Sergio Ceccanti
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Discreet, mysterious and solitary, France’s Sergio Ceccanti wants to live as ... read more »

Box Of Letters
Price: $14.00
Artist: sparkle*jets u.k.
Description:

“Box Of Letters” is sparkle*jets u.k.'s first full-length set of original music since 2002, arriving hot on the heels of the band’s 2023 return with their covers collection “Best Of Friends”.  The band - voc ... read more »

100 years of caring
Price: $10.00
Artist: STaLL
Description:

LIMITED STOCK!!  The 1998 debut from these lads from Milwaukese, WI! "Enjoyable 3 piece guitar-driven alt-pop. Simple melodies, ... read more »

Retro Metro
Price: $15.00
Artist: SUPER 8
Description:

Step into a sonic time machine with Retro Metro, the eleventh album from Paul “Trip” Ryan's one-man powerhouse, SUPER 8.  This captivating collection of twelv ... read more »

Real Pop Radio
Price: $8.00
Artist: The Boolevards
Description:

Chicago’s The Boolevards have a sound that shifts between 1965 and 1978 on “Real Pop Radio”.  “Get out your saddle shoes and step on up to ... read more »

We're Gonna Get So Old
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Cretins
Description:

Formed in 1995, Boston’s The Cretins were very much a part of the pop punk revolution that infected the 90’s. The Boston-based band developed their own sound early on but always managed to stay true to some of the ... read more »

Please Stay (2CD)
Price: $20.00
Artist: The Cryin' Shames
Description:

The latest release from Joe Meek's legendary “Tea Chest Tapes”.  Liverpool beat band The Cryin' Shames left behind a slim legacy of just two s ... read more »

Stands For deciBels
Price: $16.00
Artist: The dB's
Description:

2024 Remastered Edition of The dB’s 1981 debut that now includes "Judy", a non-LP bonus track.  Pitchfork cited "Stands for deciBels" among it's list of Top 10 ... read more »

Selling What You Want To Buy
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Embryos
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  The Embryos are back with new sounds and a new album.  “Selling What You Want To Buy” is the culmination of a two year experience during which saw the band assume control of the th ... read more »

Starstruck
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Hollywood Stars
Description: It would seem like every nook and cranny in rock ‘n’ roll h ... read more »

What Happened To?
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Jessica Fletchers
Description:

LIMITED STOCK!  read more »

Less Sophistication
Price: $9.00
Artist: The Jessica Fletchers
Description:

On their 2004 sophomore release, the 'Fletchers continued to carve out the path of 60's/Brit-inspired garage/psych pop a la The Kinks, The Prisoners, early Blur, and Pink Floyd they began on their debut!  "Lots of fun ... read more »

Twenty -Six Screams
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Lust-O-Rama
Description:

The Lust-O-Rama were treading murky grungy waters during their existence.  Formed optimistically in September 1989 and goingread more »

Morning Star
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Prisoners
Description:

Some things are worth waiting for…  The original Prisoners line-up of Graham Day (vocals, guitar), Allan Crockford (bass, vocals), Johnny Symons (drums) and James Taylor (Hammon ... read more »

Snowdrops and Hot Air Balloons
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Proctors
Description:

They say you should start as you mean ... read more »

Four Of Us - Live In-Studio
Price: $9.00
Artist: The Rallies
Description:

The Rallies live recording took place in the Stressboy Records “SBS Concert Series” that found them performing four songs (“Must Be Love”, “As Long As”, “Are You Hearing Me?” and “Out Of The Blue”) from their “It ... read more »

THANK YOU!
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Real Numbers
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Eight years in the making, San Francisco’s The Real Numbers’ 4th release “THANK YOU!” almost wasn't.  After a 2015 EP entitled “Wonderful”, the quartet, led by Dave Ambrose ... read more »

Going Out Of Fashion
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Reflectors
Description:

L.A’s The Reflectors are back with “Going Out Of Fashion”, their first release since 2021’s “Faster Action”. read more »

undertow
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Second Summer
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  read more »

Beat Yer Own Mersey
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Tearaways
Description: The 2006 release from these First Division poppers!  Is this Power Pop’s fir ... read more »

In Your Ear
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Tearaways
Description: Their 1999 release!  “read more »

Master
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Tremeloes
Description:

Kicking off the 70’s, read more »

Just So You Know
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Well Wishers
Description:

With 20 years and 13 albums under his belt, Jeff Shelton and The Well Wishers show no signs of slowing down. In fact, lucky album #13 “Just So You Know” might be the most energized and rock-heavy ... read more »

Time Has Come
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Woggles
Description:

For a band to not only last beyond 30 years together but keep scaling more imposing heights, it’s going to need a sense of purpose.  In the ca ... read more »

Poppin’ Up Again
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Yum Yums
Description: The Yum Yums, the Norwegian a ... read more »

World Gone Mad - The Remastered Deluxe Reissue
Price: $16.00
Artist: Thrift Store Halo
Description:

5/24 RELEASE!  n June of 1998 Thrift Halo released its one and only long-playing record, “World ... read more »

Shadows In Paradise
Price: $14.00
Artist: Valley Lodge
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Up till now a digital and vinyl-only release - Kool Kat Musik brings it to CD ... read more »

Rock Indiana X Rock Indiana (2CD)
Price: $26.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Spain’s Rock Indiana Records is one of the, if not the, best labels going there!  On “Rock Indiana X Rock Indiana”, 43 bands/artists, most of whom have had releases on the label, have c ... read more »

Psych! British Prog, Rock, Folk & Blues 1966-1973 (3CD)
Price: $22.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: “Psych!” is a newly compiled, 3CD, 64 track (!) set that ce ... read more »

The Future Store
Price: $12.00
Artist: Vegas With Randolph
Description:

“The Future Store” is Vegas With Randolph’s fifth release, and first since 2018’s “Legs and Luggage”!  Their music has been called “ebullient, unabashed power pop”, “thinking man's party music,” and “blissfu ... read more »

Visions From Inner Space
Price: $14.00
Artist: Velvet Attack
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  Velvet Attack are a ... read more »

A Little Trip
Price: $13.00
Artist: Vinyl Kings
Description: The Vinyl Kings’ intent of “A Little Trip” was “to have fun, bo ... read more »

Big New Life
Price: $14.00
Artist: Vinyl Kings
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  There are good bands ... read more »

Big New Live/A Little Trip 2-fer
Price: $21.00
Artist: Vinyl Kings
Description:

Get ‘em both for a great price!

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The Fabulous Sounds Of The Pacific Northwest (40th Ann. Ed) (2CD)
Price: $27.00
Artist: Young Fresh Fellows
Description:

The 40th anniversary reissue of their classic debut, remixed from original 8-track tapes by Scott McCaughey.  The double-CD contains 14 bonus tracks.  Formed (conceptually) by Scott McCaughey and Chuck ... read more »