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Such A Thrill
 
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Price: $12.00
Artist: The Bottle Kids
 
 
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The Bottle Kids are the most recent recorded effort by singer/songwriter/guitarist Eric Blakley. Most recently heard on Paul Collins' "King Of Power Pop" album on lead guitar and background vocals, he spent the better part of 2012 in his Austn, TX studio concocting "Such A Thrill". He played all the instruments, recorded and produced the album entirely by himself. The result is a record that definitely has a late 70's/early 80's vibe to it. To our ears, the record sounds like what would happen if The Plimsouls, The Knack, and Paul Collins' Beat all got together. All good things in our book! "He scores home run after home run on this record, which rates high on the scale as one of the greatest debut albums to sail down the street in many moons. Spirited pop rock, dripping with vintage vestiges in the vein of the Nerves, Paul Collins and Doug Derek and the Hoax are the order of the day here. Despite flaunting an affinity for old school sounds, these 'Kids' are by no means a retro act. The songwriting is inventive, the arrangements are fresh and the themes are universal, resulting in the kind of fare that will always remain relevant. A funky swagger bleeds through 'Kissing You' and 'Where Is Sara Tonight' hops and bops to a giddy new wave gait circled by contemporary designs. Spurred by punchy drumming and rushing rhythms, 'Yes You Can' rocks with passion and intent, while 'Iím In Love With You' wheels in as a touching ballad, and the title cut spins and soars with lively instrumentation and wicked breaks. Peppered with soul and style, 'Wave Goodbye (There She Goes)' is another top-notch ditty, along with the moody bluesy janglefest of 'The Most Beautiful Girl In The World'. 'Careful What You Wish For' and 'Every Single Teardrop Is A Tidal Wave' bristle and bubble with classic power pop movements. Overflowing with never to be forgotten hooks and melodies, the record sparkles consistently." - Beverly Paterson "They're a 2013 act but have an old school power pop feel. There are a lot of parallels to Collins' sound here, as well as The Rubinoos and The Plimsouls, especially in skinny-tie power pop-sounding tracks like 'Kissing You' ('who's k-k-kissing you?'), 'Yes You Can' and the title track. Blakley does like to mix it up a bit, though - 'I'm in Love With You' is an epic power (pop) ballad that's George-Harrison-meets-Eric-Carmen, and 'The Most Beautiful Girl in the World' is jangly, Red Button-style 60's pop. But it's the rave-ups that dominate, and be careful, because the chorus of 'Careful What You Wish For' will get stuck in your hand, and 'Clap On' finds him singing the lyrics as fast as guy from Reunion's 'Life Is A Rock'. Everything old is new again." - AbsolutePowerpop.com Ain't nothin' wrong with that! GREAT!!

 
Billy Bremner For President
Price: $15.00
Artist: Billy Bremner's Rockfiles
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Sometimes we have to pinch ourselves to fully realize a dream come true when weíre able to work with artists/bands that are some of our all-time faves!  Several years ago, it was ... read more »

Backwards Compatible
Price: $12.00
Artist: Chris Church
Description:

With 2017’s “Limitations Of Source Tape”, Chris laid to rest any notion that his power pop leanings had taken a backseat to any of his other very music musical proclivities.  The record garner ... read more »

Collector
Price: $14.00
Artist: Disq
Description:

Disq have assembled a razor-sharp, teetering-on-the-edge-of-chaos melange of sounds, experiences, memories, and influences.  The record’s title, “ ... read more »

Rebuilding Permit
Price: $12.00
Artist: Dolph Chaney
Description:

AVAILABLE APRIL 3 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!  Seven years since the Chicagoland singer-song ... read more »

Fixers and Elixirs
Price: $11.00
Artist: Frederick Julius
Description:

Frederick Julius is an underground, lo-fi pop music that conjures the vital sound of early Beach Boys records with read more »

God Is A Bully
Price: $12.00
Artist: Gershwin Brothers
Description:

The duo of Dave Foster and Lane Steinberg (aka Sol and Al Gershwin) are joined by a local NYC musical crew (Mike Fornatale, Charles Roth, T ... read more »

Mammals
Price: $15.00
Artist: Hanemoon
Description:

Hanemoon is the solo project of Hans Forster who is/was the front man with other great acts such as read more »

Kingdom Of Sleep
Price: $15.00
Artist: Jonny Polonsky
Description:

This is Jonny's sixth full length release.  With also finger cymbals, gongs, bass clarinets, piccolos, harmonica, bass fiddles, and a children’s choir, this record features guest vocals by Cedric Bixle ... read more »

Cheap Vacation
Price: $9.00
Artist: Justine's Black Threads
Description:

Rebel rousers beware!!  Justine Covault (singer, songwriter, and guitarist) from Justine and the Unclean releases ... read more »

Ken Fox & Knock Yourself Out
Price: $9.00
Artist: Ken Fox & Knock Yourself Out
Description: Since 1990, Ken Fox has been laying down his bass chops, writing, recording and touring the ... read more »

Whatever It Takes
Price: $14.00
Artist: Kyle Vincent
Description:

2020 sees Produced by longtime collaborator Dan Horne (Circles Around The Sun, Allah-Las), Mapache's new album captures the Los Angeles duo at their finest, with Sam Blasucci and Clay Finch read more »

Never Not Together
Price: $15.00
Artist: Nada Surf
Description:

On their ninth album, Nada Surf continue pursuing their humanistic vision of the world through hooky, catchy rock songs with sharply drawn, yet tenderly felt lyrics. & ... read more »

Bloodshot Red
Price: $12.00
Artist: Popular Creeps
Description:

The debut release from four guys (including Lenny Grassa, formerly of The Leonards) from Detroit who are doing their part to keep a no frills, bar band brand of rock ‘n roll alive.  read more »

We Have The Technology
Price: $10.00
Artist: Protest Kids
Description:

John Brownell, the songwriter and lead vocalist for the Missoula rock band Protest Kids, writes the kind of hooks that people will sing along to at a gig.read more »

35 Years On
Price: $12.00
Artist: Quincy
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  A sonic blast of '77 era Vibrators-Undertones-Motors & Ramones with the sound, look, and ... read more »

Collection 1
Price: $14.00
Artist: Red Skylark
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE APRIL 3 - ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  Rookie is six matching jumpsuit-clad, shaggy-haired friends from Chicago who play rock 'n' roll that's more at home next to their parents' battered LPs than on their friends' streaming playlists. < ... read more »

Anybody Out There?
Price: $12.00
Artist: Sadler Vaden
Description: read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #102
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #102
Description:

DUE EARLY APRIL – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  RELEASED ON APRIL 3!!  ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!read more »

Heavy Rainbow
Price: $11.00
Artist: Soft Targets
Description:

Still sounding as fresh today, Soft Targets'WAREHOUSE FIND!!  This Top 200 Al ... read more »

Find Me Out
Price: $11.00
Artist: Spanking Charlene
Description:

New York City’s Spanking Charlene’s third outing record continues and refines Spanking Charlene’s catchy songs about life and love in New York City. read more »

Can't trust the rain + bonus disc
Price: $16.00
Artist: Strand
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  Niall Toner Jr. began playing in a post-rockabilly/ garage rock band in ... read more »

Walking The Walk
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Peawees
Description:

2018 saw The Peawees release "Moving Target".  The Italian soul punks swept through the underground scene winning over crowds and critics alike. They followed their latest success by re-issuing their classic ... read more »

GOOD/GRIEF
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Roseline
Description:

The Roseline is the musical moniker of singer/songwriter Colin Halliburton and a myriad of collaborators.  Five albums in ... read more »

First Hits Free
Price: $13.00
Artist: Tommy Ray!
Description:

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

Music For Sale
Price: $12.00
Artist: Tommy Sistak
Description:

Tommy Sistak has been performing in rock bands since the age of 12, sharing the stage with such international acts as Davy Jones of The Monkees, Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits and Eric Burdon and The ... read more »

On
Price: $10.00
Artist: Travel Lanes
Description:

Travel Lanes are a band with a past. They hail from Philadelphia with only one wish......your time......and maybe a few bucks so they can record a few more tunes.  Since his days leading the local bands Fli ... read more »

Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #53
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #53
Description:

DUE EARLY APRIL – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  WOW!!  A very, very kool 2CD tribute to to one of Britainís best creative Ďn quirky pop purveyors!  The impressive lineup of artists appearing here are Pete Donnelly ... read more »

While You Still Can + bonus disc
Price: $16.00
Artist: Vinny Peculiar
Description:

A tip of the cap goes out to Edward Rogers who has hipped us to Vinny Peculiar (and, interestingly, upon listening, there are definite musical similarities between Ed and Vinny).read more »