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Four State Solution
 
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Price: $12.00
Artist: Pop Co-Op
 
 
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WOW!! Pop Co-Op are: Steve Stoeckel (Spongetones- bass, guitars, keyboards, vocals); Bruce Gordon (Mr. Encrypto - guitars, keyboards, vocals); Stacy Carson (drums/percussion, guitars, keyboards, vocals); and Joel Tinnel (guitars, vocals). Their debut came together as a result of Spongetones bassist Steve Stoeckel inviting friends on social media to collaborate in songwriting: Steve threw out titles and music, asked for lyric snippets, assembled the snippets from contributors into full song lyrics, and recorded the song. Along the way, he enlisted the guitar talents of Joel Tinnel, who introduced him to Bruce Gordon, who had several CD's to his credit. Gordon subsequently introduced Stacy Carson to the group. The four had so much fun creating a first song together that they decided to form a band and release an entire album. The effort was truly cooperative: each member wrote, recorded, engineered, produced, and mixed these 12 songs in every combination. "Pop Co-Op" was the obvious band name. One problem the band encountered was that each member lived in a different state, making in-person collaboration impossible. They overcame this issue by each member using compatible recording software in his own studio and sharing song files over the internet - hence the title, "Four State Solution". “A fun meeting of minds, melodies, and guitars. These songs, sounding effortless and imbued with the spirit that drives melodic pop, are living, breathe bite-size reminders of what it is about such music that draws so many people to it. Songs like Stoeckel’s toe-tapping melodic pop-rocker, the Rockpile-with-a-hint-of-modern-country ‘Feint of Heart,’ and Carson’s Left Banke/Spongetones-ish ballad ‘A Trick of the Light,’ are highlights, as are ‘Forgotten Secrets,’ with its swirling rhythm and inviting Stoeckel vocal, and ‘Malaprop Girl,’ a pop-and-rock 'n' roller of the catchiest order. Sweet.” – Alan Haber/Pure Pop Radio One of this year’s best so far in our opinion! GREAT!!

 
Ace Of Cups
Price: $20.00
Artist: Ace Of Cups
Description: Ace Of Cups may not have been the first all-women rock and roll band, but they were the one ... read more »

Thoughts On Lunch?
Price: $10.00
Artist: Addison Love
Description:

Huntington Beach, CA native Addison Love is a founding member of The Yorktown Lads alongside Orange County's pop maestro ... read more »

Acoustic Vol. 1
Price: $16.00
Artist: Andrew Taylor
Description:

LIMITED EDITION PRESSING!  Dropkick was formed by brothers Andrew and Alastair Taylor and school friend Ian Grier in Arbroath on the east coast of Scotland. ... read more »

Wherewithal
Price: $12.00
Artist: Andy Bopp
Description:

AWAITING A RE-PRESS!!!  DO NOT PLACE ORDERS AT THIS TIME!!  A WAITING LIST HAS BEEN CREATED - EMAIL RAY@KOOLKATMUSIK.COM TO BE ADDED TO THE LIST.  YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED WHEN STOCK IS AVAILABLE/WHEN YOU CAN FORMALLY PLACE YOUR ORDER THRU THE SITE!! ... read more »

Hills of the Universe
Price: $15.00
Artist: Athanor
Description:

Singer/songwriter Greg Herriges and lead guitarist Rick Vittenson (a/k/a Athanor) met on the steps of the Highland Park, IL Recreation Center in the summer of 1965, just as The Beatle ... read more »

Wish You Were Here (Expanded)
Price: $19.00
Artist: Badfinger
Description:

DELAYED...NOW BEING RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 30 – STILL ACCEPTING ORDERS!!  In 1974, things went from bad to worse for Badfinger as Warner Bros. ended up pul ... read more »

Badfinger (Expanded)
Price: $19.00
Artist: Badfinger
Description:

Description:

“It started in 2012 in France after a long sitar trip in Calcutta,” begins Lionel Pezzano, the multi instrumentalist behind his recording project Bhopal’s Flowers (named after the ... read more »

Big Sunset
Price: $10.00
Artist: Big Sunset
Description:

Veterans of the Portland, OR music scene, Jay Castro and JP Ramos are essentially Big Sun ... read more »

Singled Out
Price: $18.00
Artist: Billy Bremner
Description:

One of the great sidemen in rock, known especially for Rockpile, The Pretenders, Nick Lowe, Dave Edmunds, The Refreshments, to which you ... read more »

Working The Long Game
Price: $13.00
Artist: Bill Lloyd
Description:

We’ll let John Borack give you the eloquently stated lowdown on Bill’s new record.  “Bill Lloyd’s first two solo records - 1987’s ‘< ... read more »

Streetflowers
Price: $12.00
Artist: Broken Arrows
Description:

MIKE PENNER/HONEYWAGEN ALERT!!  Thanks to Jeff Shelton (Well Wishers, Spinning Jennies, Power Pop Podcast, et al) for hipping is to If you’re the type of person that regrets not having lived in the classic rock era because of the music, read more »

Banana Moon
Price: $8.00
Artist: Burgess Meredith
Description:

Burgess Meredith is a garage pop 60’s-influenced rock & roll band from Austin, TX.Checkpoint Charley is the ongoing Power Pop muse of Kevin Packard and Jesse Anderegg. Drawing heavily on the influence of Jellyfish, The Beatles, Queen, and Crowded House, the band returns from a 10 year hiatus to ... read more »

5 Spot EP
Price: $7.00
Artist: Dennis Gurley
Description:

Dennis is a singer/songwriter from Missouri who’s clearly been influenced by The Beatles, The Byrds (dig that 12-string on opener “Every Other Summer”!), Tom Petty, and, like his influences, delivers very catchy so ... read more »

Bring Down The House Lights
Price: $14.00
Artist: Dirty Sidewalks
Description:

Dirty Sidewalks don’t just take sonic cues from the fuzzy haze and shuffle of The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Stone Roses, Charlatans UK, or the honed pop songcraft of Oasis read more »

Good Sad News
Price: $10.00
Artist: Doug Collins & The Receptionists
Description:

Minnesota’s Doug Collins has been called “"Who the hell is Everet Almond and where did he come from?  “What I know about the prolific Everet Almond (he’s already released 2 more digital EPs in 2018) I could fit literally on the head of a pin and still h ... read more »

An Introduction To Everet Almond
Price: $15.00
Artist: Everet Almond
Description:

“This CD collects Everet Almond’s first three EPs released under the Everet Almond moniker, originally recorded and rel ... read more »

Everet Almond
Price: $15.00
Artist: Everet Almond
Description:

“Everet Almond’s self-titled collection, the third in this series of simultaneous releases (and the most recently recorded, and intentionally meant to be a full-length, of the three Kool Kat releases), is a joyous ... read more »

Headacher
Price: $9.00
Artist: Extra Arms
Description:

Extra Arms is a loud pop band from Detroit, MI. Formerly known as Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms, the band has transformed from read more »

Maybe More
Price: $13.00
Artist: Eyelids
Description:

After coming home fired up from their 2017 tours (which included UK/Euro/US dates with Drive-By Truckers, Dream Syndicate, Fruit Bats, The Cribs) Eyelids headed into various studios in Portland to finish up a new b ... read more »

Zebra Crossing
Price: $17.00
Artist: Fernando Perdomo
Description:

UK-ONLY RELEASE!  NO US RELEASE PLANNED AT THIS TIME!The Pope of Pop is back!  BIG TIME!!  “Having recorded eight albums an ... read more »

Meanwhile Back In Medieval Britain…
Price: $16.00
Artist: Groovy Uncle
Description:

Recorded at Ranscombe Studios during the glorious summer of 2018, this is the 7th long playing record from Groovy Uncle and the fi ... read more »

Circus Of Mirth
Price: $0.00
Artist: Heirs Of Fortune
Description: 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 ... read more »

Born To Blaze EP
Price: $8.00
Artist: Hot Nun
Description:

Imagine you're at a weekend kegger and Judas Priest and the Archies are jamming out to some Cheap Trick while Bob Mould and the McDonald In 1984, former Records guitarist Huw Gower released a critically acclaimed and successful 12” 4 track vinyl LP “Guitarophilia”.read more »

Pop-Up Radio
Price: $16.00
Artist: Kai Danzberg
Description:

Almost everything you hear on the tracks of his full-length debut was played and sung by Kai. Kai sheds some light on his influences “Michael Jackson, Dra ... read more »

Every Part Of The Buffalo
Price: $12.00
Artist: Kevin Bowe & The Okemah Prophets
Description:

For the past several years, Kevin Bowe has been enjoying success as an in-demand songwriter and producer for other artists.  Over his career he has earned a ... read more »

Go To School
Price: $15.00
Artist: Lemon Twigs
Description:

The Lemon Twigs (brothers Brian and Michael D'Addario) emerged in 2016 with their debut “Do Hollywood”, which was praised by Rolling Stone for "toting hooky song ... read more »

Best Of...
Price: $16.00
Artist: Little Murders
Description:

Little Murders were Australia’s own version of the new wave of power pop in the late 70’s and early 80’s. They were the premier mod band on the Melbourne independent music scene at that time and thri ... read more »

Song
Price: $14.00
Artist: McPhersonGrant
Description:

Scott McPherson (Liar’s Club, POP 4, The Prefab Sprout Project, Tiny Volcano) and Jamie Grant (The Victory Hits, The Pop Vultures & and some solo stuf ... read more »

Days Go By
Price: $13.00
Artist: Mick Terry
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  Released in the UK on vinyl only, the follow up to 2010’s release "The Grown Ups" makes its CD debut.read more »

Dirty Electric
Price: $13.00
Artist: Minky Starshine
Description:

Minky Starshine, led by Rob Anastasi, are back with a terrific new record, his first since 2015’s “Pop Jewelry”!  “Dirty Electric” w ... read more »

Muckus Maximus
Price: $6.00
Artist: Muck and The Mires
Description:

Muck and The Mires, Boston's International ambassadors of garage rock 'n' roll, have been described the the legendary Kim Fowley as “a blend of the ... read more »

Throw Money
Price: $14.00
Artist: Nick Frater
Description:

British multi-instrumentalist and producer Nick Frater’s debut album is a must for fans of adventurous pop! Imagine if The Carpenters had been produced by The Flaming Lips, or Elliott Smith had fronted ELO!  Originally released in 2012, Kool Kat Musik are pr ... read more »

Something/Nothing?
Price: $14.00
Artist: Nick Frater
Description:

This 2017 sophomore album from British multi-instrumentalist and producer Nick Frater is a power-pop treasure!After the double-take of the al ... read more »

Goodbye Kayfabe
Price: $14.00
Artist: Nick Frater
Description:

The third (and latest) album from British multi-instrumentalist and producer Nick Frater sees a tougher sound, kicking off with sensational power-pop smash “Built To Last”! Featuring guest vocals f ... read more »

Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for the Whole Family
Price: $15.00
Artist: Nick Lowe
Description: Easing into his second decade as a dapper crooner, it's little wonder that Nick Lowe has succumbed to the siren call that seduces every gentleman vocalist: he's gone and made a Christmas album. "Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the Family" is cut from the same cloth as all of his recent albums, cannily mixing u ... read more »

Victorian Wonders
Price: $12.00
Artist: Octopus Syng
Description:

Octopus Syng was formed in the summer of 1999 by the band’s guitarist and vocalist Jaire Pätäri.  Jaire recorded two albums under the Octopus Syng monik ... read more »

Amnesiatic
Price: $11.00
Artist: Odd Robot
Description:

This one’s for fans of Green Day (the poppier side) asnd Kurt Baker (in all of his guises)!  14 short, to the point, hook-filled punk pop gems!read more »

Out Of My Head
Price: $15.00
Artist: Paul Collins
Description:

The self-proclaimed “King Of Power Pop”, Paul Collins is one of the most enduring cult rockers of the late 70’ ... read more »

Hallucinations
Price: $15.00
Artist: Permanent Green Light
Description:

The story unfolds like this…after the legendary Paisley Underground band the Three O’Clock broke up in 1989, the band’s frontman read more »

The Death Of Rock
Price: $15.00
Artist: Peter Holsapple vs Alex Chilton
Description:

It’s 1978 at Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis, TN.  Peter Holsapple had rolled into ... read more »

THIS is the ONE
Price: $15.00
Artist: P. Hux
Description:

You can add P. Hux to list whose album titles reflect “truth in advertising”!  Even the man himself says this record is “’the ONE’…quite possibly ... read more »

Edison Park
Price: $10.00
Artist: Reaction
Description:

R.E.M. ALERT!!  The roots of Reaction can be traced as far back as 1981.read more »

The Messenger
Price: $12.00
Artist: Rhett Miller
Description:

Old 97's founding member/lead singer Rhett Miller returns with his seventh solo album, The Messenger. Recorded earlier over five days a ... read more »

Volume 1
Price: $13.00
Artist: Richard and The Young Lions
Description:

The mythical garage rock band’s debut album, 51 years in the making, this is the first-ever full album release from these seminal 6 ... read more »

Lost Angeles
Price: $13.00
Artist: Richard Turgeon
Description:

Richard Turgeon’s music has been described as “California pop” and has been compared to that of Matthew Sweet, Bob Mould, R.E.M., Guided by Voices, and Teenage Fanclub, among others.  ... read more »

Big Night Out + bonus disc
Price: $16.00
Artist: Rob Clarke and The Wooltones
Description:

What's the biggest, best, “Big Night Out” you ever had?  A particularly memorable one for Rob was dropping five tabs of acid on the way to see B ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #85
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #85
Description:

Cover starts are ZZ Top:  Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!  Stephen’s Ruin draws its inspiration from R&B, early rock & roll, 60’s Bea ... read more »

Spider In My Beer and Other Songs
Price: $11.00
Artist: Stop Calling Me Frank
Description:

Direct from Boston, from the heyday of revered and legendary punk rock club The Rat,  Rum Bar Records brings you a CD 30 years in the making for fans of The ... read more »

HI LO
Price: $11.00
Artist: SUPER 8
Description:

You just can't keep a retro 60’s summertime rock and roller down!  This is album number three this year from Scotland's Super 8 (Paul Ryan) and it's thi ... read more »

In This Time
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Ar-Kaics
Description:

The Ar-Kaics wade in the waters of troglodyte teenbeat 60’s-style punk. They backstroke in the “proto” gray area eras before these subgenres of rock and roll had names or rules. It' ... read more »

American Heartbeat
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Dahlmanns
Description: Brand new release from these Swedish garae popsters In 1964 Beatlemania invaded the USA, and just like every other teenager in the States, Jan McClellan was bitten by the bug. Unl ... read more »

The Beast Is You
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Electric Mess
Description:

Since forming in the Summer of 2007, The Electric Mess has developed into a tight and exciting live rock read more »

Stocking Stuffer
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Fleshtones
Description: If you're planning on throwing a Christmas party with the emphasis on "party", the Fleshtones (in 2008) dropped the album you've been waiting for - New York's once and future kings of Super Rock have finally made their first holiday record! "Their 'Socking Stuffer' is in the grand hip-shaking tradition of their best work, ... read more »

Issues
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Genuine Fakes
Description:

It’s been nearly 5 years, but The Genuine Fakes from Stockholm, Sweden have returned with their second album – produced by Jon Auer ... read more »

The Grand Leve
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Grand Leve
Description:

Brand new project from Goran Hjertstedt, last seen in Longplayer!  “A music reviewer ... read more »

Trip Around The Sun
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Grip Weeds
Description:

Their seventh studio album “Trip Around The Sun”, their second for JEM Records, is the follow-up to their acclaimed 2015 release “read more »

Ruff 'N' Rare
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Kaisers
Description:

The Kaisers are a four piece group from Scotland who are hailed as the stompingNEW LOWER PRICE!!!!  If by now you are not aware, The Legal Matters are Chris Richards, Andy Reed, and Keith Klingensmith.  < ... read more »

Two Fisted Tales (3CD)
Price: $24.00
Artist: The Long Ryders
Description:

RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 30.  TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY, ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY NO LATER THAN NOVEM ... read more »

State Of Our Union (3CD)
Price: $24.00
Artist: The Long Ryders
Description:

RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 30.  TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY, ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY NO LATER THAN NOVEM ... read more »

Dear December
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Minus 5
Description:

In early 2017, Scott McCaughey was asked to write some holiday songs for another artist’s holiday album. He became so inspired by the task that he wrote more than an albums worth of material and decided to record that album with his group, The Minu ... read more »

Motel La Grange
Price: $14.00
Artist: The National Reserve
Description: From New York, founded and fronted by singer-guitarist Sean Walsh, The National Reserve mine an archetypal musical seam, marrying gutbucket R&B, Laurel ... read more »

Moving Target
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Peawees
Description:

Over the past 20 years The Peawees from La Spezia, Italy became a household name in the European rock ‘n’ roll scene, with 5 albums and multiple 45’s under ... read more »

Pop That Goes Crunch!
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Persian Leaps
Description:

In a unique forging of their own path, “Pop That Goes Crunch!” comes not only as the band’s debut full-length, but also as ... read more »

Amazing Disgrace (2CD)
Price: $21.00
Artist: The Posies
Description:

The Posies' final Geffen full-length, remastered from the original tapes, is now a 2CD set that contains 23 bonus tracks -11 of which are previously unissued!  read more »

A Night Of All Covers - Live At Koenji High, Tokyo
Price: $25.00
Artist: The Rubinoos
Description:

Recorded on November 9, 2017, the final performance of the band’s 4th Japanese tour, the Rubinoos (as only the ... read more »

Maybe
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Stan Laurels
Description:

Previously only available on vinyl and as a download, the third full-length studio album by The Stan Laurels also makes its CD debut on the Kool Kat label.  It contains songs ... read more »

Show Business, Baby
Price: $16.00
Artist: Tom Heyman
Description:

For two decades DUE LATE NOVEMBER – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  Cover stars this issue are British R&B hitmakers MANFRED MANN, who are featured via exclusive and exte ... read more »

Fog Machine
Price: $12.00
Artist: Valley Lodge
Description:

Valley Lodge are basically the best rock band that you think you've never heard of, but that you already totally know. The band's wildly popular song "Go" is the theme song to HBO' ... read more »

Come Join My Orchestra: The British Baroque Pop Sound 1967-1973
Price: $26.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 30.  TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY, ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY NO LATER THAN NOVEM ... read more »

A Kool Kat Kristmas Volume Two
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: R U ready for Kristmas?? Well the kool kats and fine felines currently on the Kool Kat label roster (along with some of our favorite non-label artists) certainly are on the second installment of our Holiday-themed releases! The record features exclusive contributions by The Pencils (who re-formed to contribute their track ... read more »

A Kool Kat Kristmas
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: When was the last time a great pop Holiday record was released? With contributions from both artists currently or soon to be on Kool Kat, this quite possibly could be just what the pop masses ordered! This 11-song Holiday Pop Fest features contributions from Maple Mars, The Smith Brothers, The Goldbergs, Parallax Project, ... read more »

The Kool Kat Kristmas Stocking Stuffer Bundle
Price: $25.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: Get both volumes of "A Kool Kat Kristmas" for just $25! ... read more »

Rockin' The Mistletoe
Price: $14.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: LIMITED STOCK!! A very cool "pop" Holiday record from 2010, courtesy of the fine folks at Side B Music, that makes a nice companion to our very own "A Kool Kat Kristmas" releases. Where our discs focus on rockers and poppers, "Rockin' The Mistletoe" presents the lushly produced side of the pop spectrum. Not wanting the r ... read more »

Harmony In My Head: UK Power Pop & New Wave 1977-1981
Price: $30.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

"“Harmony In My Head"” is another of Cherry Red’s celebrations of a bygone era – this time, the boom in Power Pop and New Wave ... read more »

Just A Bad Dream: Sixty British Garage & Trash Nuggets 1981-1989
Price: $26.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 30.  TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY, ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 22.read more »

WishYouAWish (The Hollies Compositions By Others 1965-1968)
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

HOLLIES COMPLETIST ALERT!!  Teensvill ... read more »

Legs & Luggage
Price: $12.00
Artist: Vegas With Randolph
Description:

The long overdue fourth album from these fine popsters just might be their best yet, and finds the band putting more “power” in their “pop& ... read more »

My American Dream
Price: $14.00
Artist: Will Hoge
Description:

Over the years, Will Hoge’s work has long existed in the blurry fringes between Americana, country, and roots rock, and his latest touches on them all.  read more »