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Scene, Not Herd
 
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Price: $13.00
Artist: The Decibels
 
 
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NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  The CD (and Kool Kat label debut) of a release that was previously only available as a download and on vinyl!  Sacramento, CA-based band The Decibels were active from 1993–2001, releasing three classic LPs of finely crafted garage and power pop (with the emphasis on power).  Bands like 20/20 and the Plimsouls were big influences on them.  Like their influences, they were an energetic pop band sporting suits and skinny ties at a time when most bands bludgeoned audiences with heavy chords while trying to look like they just chopped wood. Life ended up getting in the way in the ensuing years and only emerged for a few hometown gigs, a tour of Japan in 2003, and a tour of Spain in 2013 (where they’re viewed and revered as Mods).  While they may not think of themselves as Mods, much less exemplars of Mod culture, they do have a certain sound and style that has always set them apart.  2017 found them re-energized and itching to get back to work. On the occasion a band gets back together after many years and then releases a new record, you’ll often hear them say “this is the best thing we’ve ever done.”  Long-term fans of their early work will often have the tendency roll their eyes and respectfully disagree. Because their body of work has always been of a high standard, it really is hard to say which record is the best, but without a doubt their brand new long-player adds to that body of work, ranking right up there with their classic LPs – “Create Action”, “The Big Sounds of The Decibels”, and the collection of early tracks, “The Bart Thurber Sessions”.   They still channel their trademark sound, with the same fire and intensity that they’ve always had and sound as though it could have come out a year after their last original release.  But it’s not a simple rehash of previous records, where it sounds like a band plugs in the formula and releases the same record over and over again, but with less sincerity each time. There is a kind of deepening of the music present here without forsaking any of the elements that have made the Decibels great.  Look, the world is absolutely nuts right now - who knows what will happen to this big spinning orb even a year from now? So it is time to grab those things that are life-affirming, feed your soul, and cut through the madness to remind you that there’s still good in the world and there are still rays of sunshine to bask in.  Simple as that sounds, “Scene, Not Herd” is one of those things.  “They come on strong with all the trebly brittleness of The Who Sell Out, fattened nicely with the kind of hyperactive stereophonics found on Todd Rundgren’s early Nazz sides.” – Sacramento News Review  GREAT!!


 
Born Too Late
Price: $10.00
Artist: Asher and The Spinners
Description:

The pop apple doesn’t fall far from the pop tree, as Asher Pope is the son of top tier popper Greg Pope!  Nick’s DIY tribute to the Monkees!!  A multi-instrumentalist who makes and records the noise in these laboratories is a marvel.  “This ... read more »

...into thin air
Price: $6.00
Artist: Bertling Noise Laboratories
Description:

A multi-instrumentalist who makes and records the noise in these laboratories is a marvel.  “This colle ... read more »

The Frodis Tape
Price: $12.00
Artist: Berling Noise Laboratories
Description: Nick’s DIY tribute to the Monkees!!  < ... read more »

Don't You Think You've Had Enough?
Price: $15.00
Artist: Bleached
Description:

On Bleached’s third release, sisters Jessie and Jennifer Clavin start with a foundation of basic big guitars, big drums, and big choruses of classic Cheap Trick or Weezer and eventually spin out into a handf ... read more »

The Glitterest, Sladest, Rockin’est, Laidest, Overtime-Paidist, Boogiest Band In Town
Price: $12.00
Artist: Creem Circus
Description:

Creem Circus hails from the dirty, grey streets of the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, just a few blocks from where “Eraserhead” was filmed.  Creat ... read more »

She's The One
Price: $8.00
Artist: Dogmatics
Description:

Boston's legendary Dogmatics return with their first recording of brand new music in over 30 years!  “Back in the day”, the sound and sight of the Dogmatics was consummate, raucous rock and roll &# ... read more »

The Unraveling
Price: $14.00
Artist: Drive-By Truckers
Description:

“The Unraveling” is the first new Drive-By Truckers album in 3 1/2 years (the longest space between DBT albums ever). Those years were among the most tumultuous our country has ever seen ... read more »

The Scenic Route
Price: $16.00
Artist: Dropkick
Description:

As terrific and great as their back catalog is, their 16th album, “The Scenic Route” ... read more »

The Accidental Falls
Price: $13.00
Artist: Eyelids
Description:

Portland, OR's Eyelids, one of rock's best-kept secrets, step firmly out from the shadow cast ... read more »

Spiderbites
Price: $11.00
Artist: Indonesian Junk
Description:

The glam punk dirtbags in Indonesain Junk specialize in big ol, catchy power pop hooks.  “Spiderbites” is a brand new tuff n' catchy batch of instant classics. The three piece is frequently compare ... read more »

Blue Palms
Price: $10.00
Artist: Jimmy Haber
Description:

The third album from pop master Jimmy Haber is a top-notch jangle, hook ‘n harmony-filled affair that truly belies its dark influences.  Jimmy explains “When I officially began recording “Blue Palms” in Marc ... read more »

Jordan Jones
Price: $14.00
Artist: Jordan Jones
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  As most know, we here at Kool Kat Musik are 100% committed to physical product, especially the CD ... read more »

Give In To The Night
Price: $12.00
Artist: Latvian Radio
Description:

Evolving from the first punk rock version of the band known as The B-Sides, and together since 2005, New York based indieread more »

Miracle Of Science + 2
Price: $15.00
Artist: Marshall Crenshaw
Description:

Between 1994 and 2003, Marshall Crenshaw recorded five albums for the Razor and Tie label. Now, the singer-songwriter is returning to those acclaim ... read more »

Natural Beauty
Price: $14.00
Artist: Mo Troper
Description:

Mo Troper's latest solo effort was recorded in the uneasy yet fertile time after the singer, s ... read more »

The Great Indoors (2CD)
Price: $20.00
Artist: Nick Haeffner
Description:

Originally in the John Peel favorite weird art-rock outfit The Tea Set, Nick Haeffner quickly progressed to playing numerous sessions with many up-and-coming groups - while releasing some of the most t ... read more »

Forest Of Love
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Northern Pikes
Description:

The legacy of the Northern Pikes continued in 2019 with the release of the band¡¯s brandThe 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.  They cite influence ... 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 »

And Now For The Whatchamacallit
Price: $14.00
Artist: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Description:

Those looking for promiscuous breakfast foods on hallucinogens, unfortunately, you have been gravely misled.  Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are a four-piece rock outfit from Western Australi ... read more »

Full-Scale Shakeability
Price: $15.00
Artist: Rattanson
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  Henrik Aspeborg (a/k/a Rattanso ... read more »

I'd Much Rather Be With The Noise
Price: $15.00
Artist: Rattanson
Description: read more »

Maybe Miss America
Price: $12.00
Artist: Rob Martinez
Description:

Rob Martinez is back with this, his third album of power pop perfection featuring lush harmonies and quirky production touches.  Rob is joined by Karma Frog head and five tool ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #100
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #100
Description:

They’ve hit the Century Mark with the latest issue – congrats!  Supergrass grace the cover.read more »

Electric Mistress
Price: $8.00
Artist: STAG
Description:

STAG has a riff-centered sound that’s both nostalgic and contemporaneous; equal parts romantic angst and sexual tension; vibrantly commercial yet comfortably in the red.Power pop is the driving force behind the debut from Steven Bradley.  The record touches ground somewhere between Teenage Fanclub and Nick Lowe and will keep any Matthew Sweet fan happy.read more »

Summer Bliss and Autumn Tears
Price: $13.00
Artist: Steven Bradley
Description:

Power pop is the driving force behind the debut from Steven Bradley.  The record touches ground somewhere between Teenage Fanclub and Nick Lowe and will keep any Matthew Sweet fan happy.read more »

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

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 21!!  Thee Moot wish it could be 1982 again!!  Born out of the ashes of the fabulous Onlookers, who delivered a strain of New wave-tinged Power Pop in the late ‘70s into the early ‘80s. While The Onlookers music ... read more »

Tomorrow's Calling
Price: $9.00
Artist: Thee Moot
Description: DUE MARCH 6 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  ZOMBIES ALERT!!  ... read more »

The Chris White Experience Volume 1
Price: $18.00
Artist: The Chris White Experience
Description:

DUE MARCH 6 - ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  ZOMBIES ALERT!!  The popularity of The Zombies has soared over the last few years, and is growing since their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2019. A ... read more »

All Too Beautiful! Live September 2017
Price: $19.00
Artist: The Direct Hits
Description: Brand new one from Scotland’s finest purveyors of Floyd/Barrett-inspired psych pop with hints of jangle of the highest order!  “The past decade or so has been a fine one for Scottish bands. Where a ... read more »

Full Of Strange + bonus disc
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Fast Camels
Description: Originally released in 2004, “Giant On The Beach” was The Grip Weeds’ fourth album.  It represented a giant step forward for the group and lifted their multilayered psychedelic pop-rock to ne ... read more »

Peel It To Reveal It
Price: $15.00
Artist: Thee Moot
Description: read more »

Onceinaworld
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Overtures
Description:

PENCILS ALERT!! WOW!! Brand-spankin’ new release by a band led by Den Pugsley formerly of The Jetz, and more importantly, The Pencils!  Den wrote all of the songs and is lead vocalist o ... read more »

Anthology + bonus disc
Price: $29.00
Artist: The Pencils
Description: 80's BRIT-POP ALERT!! I became aware of The Pencils in 1982 when reading a review of their debut single “Watching The Tears” in the New Musical Express. To this day, I can’t remember if it was because the review was positive, or if the negative references intrigued me, but either way I made sure that I promp ... read more »

It's About Time
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Real Impossibles
Description:

The Real Impossibles were an L.A. based Power Pop band (1983-1988).  They recorded two EPs and one 45 RPM single.  read more »

3
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Weeklings
Description:

RELEASED ON JANUARY 17 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  Don't let read more »

Dirty Snakes
Price: $11.00
Artist: Tom Baker
Description:

Tom Baker delivers his first solo release backed by both of his bands - The Dirty Truckers and The Snakes – who ably assist in delivering a sonic wall of 70’s FM thunder welded by earnest blue collar rock n' roll.read more »

The Great British Beat! Volume Two
Price: $19.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: If you were lucky enough/old enough to remember when the Direct Hits and their fan ... read more »

Hit The Hay Vol. 11
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Celebrating their 25th year of presenting twangy and jangly roots pop, Sweden’s Sound Asleep Records brings us the eleventh installment of their terri ... read more »

An Indie All Star Tribute To Paul McCartney
Price: $11.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Ex-pat (Malaysia by way of Texas) Keith Spinney is the man responsible for fostering this project.  This album features performances by some ver ... read more »

Tea & Symphony: English Baroque Sound 1968-1974
Price: $14.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: Young Guv only makes hits, baby. It's what he was born to do. Too many hits, in fact - since last summer, Guv (a.k.a. Ben Cook) moved to Brooklyn from his native Toronto and wrote music, because th ... read more »

Guv 1 & II
Price: $15.00
Artist: Young Guv
Description: read more »