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Anthology + bonus disc
 
Anthology + bonus disc Quantity in Basket: None
Price: $29.00
Artist: The Pencils
 
 
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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 promptly ordered a copy. Upon first listen (and reinforced by repeated spins of both sides of the record) I was instantly hooked, and scoured any source of information available to learn of any subsequent releases. Sadly, they only managed to release two more (great) singles before splitting up in early 1983. Being the completist that I am when I fall hard for a band, I managed to get in contact with Derek Nicol, the band’s former manager, early in the summer of 1983. I was told that the band had indeed recorded a full-length album that was never released. As fate would have it, I was able to travel to London later that summer, and arranged to meet Derek at a pub in the West End where he presented me (as “the Pencils’ biggest fan in America”) with a cassette copy of the unreleased album. I can’t tell you how many times that cassette was re-copied over the years because I played it so much and was afraid of losing it forever. 25 years pass, it's 2008 and I contact Derek Nicol again. This time I was looking into the possibility of releasing the Pencils’ album on Kool Kat, and wanted to get from him any leads for the master tapes, licensing, etc. His response was that he didn’t have the tapes, had no info on how to obtain them, and that they were “probably in a studio somewhere in Germany”. Subsequent internet searches failed to proiduce any other info on the band. In the Spring of 2012 I decided to have another go at it. And I’m sure glad I did. This time, a Myspace page was there to be discovered – and what a discovery was to be had. Turns out the Pencils album HAD been released – in Germany on a label called X Records – back in 1983! I immediately got in touch with “lead” Pencil Den Pugsley who revealed that only several months earlier he first learned of the album’s existence and was therefore very keen to finally give it the deluxe CD treatment. So, to make a long story short, here it is, 29 years in the making - “The Pencils Anthology” – a 2CD set that in so many ways sums up the passion and persistence for the music I love. I can’t tell you what a thrill it is to be involved, and how proud I am of what will give once and for all, The Pencils their deserved place on the “pop map”. Disc one contains all 12 recordings made in Frankfurt for their 1984 album release, including the three singles, a non-LP B-side, and a live track from the BBC Paris Theatre, recorded in July 1981. Disc two rounds up 14 other songs, many of which featured in their set-list back in the early 1980's. If you're a fan of Squeeze, The Kinks, The Pinkees, The Romantics, Elvis Costello, and Sire Records-period Searchers, then you're gonna LOVE this!  COMES WITH AN EXCLUSIVE BONUS CD ENTITLED "EARLY SKETCHES" WHICH CONTAINS 8 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED, EARLY DEMOS!!  GREAT!!!

 
Apex
Price: $15.00
Artist: Alain Pire Experience
Description:

While the first album was a reference to English psychedelia, the second was closer to American psychedelia, " Apex" refers to the initials of the Alain Pire Experience and is perhaps a reference to itself. ... read more »

Songs from the 13th Floor
Price: $15.00
Artist: Alain Pire Experience
Description: It is highly unlikely that the sympathetic doctor leading the charge is about to end read more »

Cambridge
Price: $15.00
Artist: Alain Pire Experience
Description:

Alain Pire received a PhD for his thesis on 60's British Psych Music - he continues his devotion for that holy period with his Psych Trio: Alain Pire Experienceread more »

LAHS
Price: $12.00
Artist: Allah-Las
Description:

Over the last ten years, the Allah-Las have honed their abilities to craft the kind of music that immediately whisks you away to the Laurel Canyon of their na ... read more »

ANC4
Price: $15.00
Artist: ANC4
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE OCTOBER !8 - ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  ROGER ARVIDSON ALERT!!  Roger’s brilliant “Arvidson & Butterfli ... read more »

Maybe Tomorrow (2CD)
Price: $19.00
Artist: Angel Pavement
Description:

WOW!!! A 2CD, 28-track collecdtion of unreleased tunes that’s a rare treat for lovers of late 60’s Honeybus/Zombies/Beatl ... read more »

She’s Studying Evil
Price: $8.00
Artist: Beowulf Umbrella
Description:

A 4-SONG, 12” VINYL-ONLY EP (that comes with a downloads card)!  WOW!!!!!  Recorded over three days in August 2018, “She Studying Evil” is the work o ... read more »

Big Stir Magazine - Issue #4
Price: $6.00
Artist: Big Stir Magazine - Issue #4
Description:

Issue #4 is the most jam-packed issue to date!  Beautifully designed (as always), and always a fun read, this issue features contributions from artists, and reviewers from around the world that reads like a ... read more »

2GTRSBSDRMS - Live At The Blackbird Academy
Price: $13.00
Artist: Bill Lloyd and The Tallymen
Description:

A brand new live Bill Lloyd CD that finds him with a smokin’ band that includes Pat Buchanan on guitar!  Bill revisits 10 tracks from his “Set To Pop”, “Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants ... read more »

Sometimes I Just Don't Know
Price: $16.00
Artist: Bryan Estepa
Description:

Bryan Estepa’s sixth album came out of serious personal upheaval and sadness, the kind that smacks you around, hard, and makes day to day decisions, let alone major efforts, impossible to focus on ... read more »

Emerge
Price: $13.00
Artist: Chris von Sneidern
Description:

It’s certainly been a while (12 years in fact), but a new Chris von Sneidern record has just arrived!  Literally the White Album of his career, an unflinc ... read more »

"Upstairs Planet" Soundtrack
Price: $18.00
Artist: Cleaners From Venus
Description:

Every seven years, Graham Bendel turns up with a film about key outsiders from the UK music scene. In 2005 he brought the world Happy times surely need lightness and Philadelphia based songwriter Dave Cope's latest musical venture is here to happliy and hookfully provide it.  “The Paisley Pop of Dave Cope and th ... read more »

Let It Melt
Price: $12.00
Artist: Diesel Park West
Description:

Somehow through the cosmic forces a mystical hiccups it's entirely possible you've been missing out on one of music’s great treasures.  Following a musical lineage of power pop grea ... read more »

Radio Silence
Price: $10.00
Artist: Faux Co.
Description:

Chicago’s Faux Co. is composed of musicians Ben Mackey, Chris Lee, Christian Whiting, and Jayson Homyak. Their music is a blend of melodic pop with grittier garage-rock elements; think Elliott Smith paired with Spoon and a side of neo-psychedeli ... read more »

Vaillancourt Fountain – 9/10/79
Price: $13.00
Artist: Flamin' Groovies
Description:

Originally broadcast live on KSANGospelbeacH is back with a set of great new songs!  “Let It Burn” is the follow up to “Another Summer Of Love” and the third proper studio album by the infamous L ... read more »

Let It Burn
Price: $14.00
Artist: GospelbeacH
Description:

GospelbeacH is back with a set of great new songs!  “Let It Burn” is the follow up to “Another Summer Of Love” and the third proper studio album by the infamous L ... read more »

Hipsters and Aeroplanes
Price: $9.00
Artist: It's Karma It's Cool
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!  It’s Karma It’s Cool is the latest project from James Styring, formerly of The Popdogs and B-Leaguers. He’s joined aga ... read more »

Not Changing
Price: $13.00
Artist: Jim Basnight
Description:

Jim Basnight is a Northwest perennial, best known for his new wavy combo The This 2008 collection showcases the hard work and dedication of many musicians, prod ... read more »

We Rocked and Rolled (The First 25 Years of Jim Basnight: The Moberlys and Beyond)
Price: $13.00
Artist: Jim Basnight
Description: This 2008 collection showcases the hard work and dedication of many musicians, prod ... read more »

Euphoria
Price: $10.00
Artist: Kai Danzberg
Description:

This seven-song EP is a follow-up to Kai's celebrated 2019 album N ... read more »

Last Night At The Gentleman’s Club
Price: $14.00
Artist: Ken O'Duffy
Description:

Ken O’Duffy has been making music with various bands (The Experiment/Light a big fire) since the mid-80’s, read more »

More
Price: $10.00
Artist: Kingdom Of Mustang
Description:

Following up on their 2018 eponymous debut, Kingdom of Mustang is back with “More”. Featuring 17 songs from Mark Roebuck, Tim Ryan, Rusty Speidel and Michael Clarke, the new album is an explo ... read more »

Carousel
Price: $13.00
Artist: Mark Evans Band
Description: The Mark Evans Band features a rhythm section of Philly stalwarts Roy Fisher and Je ... read more »

Alone at St. Hugo
Price: $13.00
Artist: Matthew Milia
Description:

BRAND NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  Here’s another previously vinyl/download, highly-praised release that just HAD to be available on CD!  Sread more »

Volume 2
Price: $13.00
Artist: Richard And The Young Lions
Description:

The Young Lions originally performed under the name, the Emeralds. When Richard Tepp saw the group perform, he was so impressed with the act, he joined the band, which ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #96
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #96
Description: Status Quo are the cover stars of the issue!  Features includ ... read more »

World Of Sound
Price: $15.00
Artist: Slumberjet
Description:

It’s been a while (9 years), but Dublin-based Slumberjet are finally back with their second album, another rich blend of past and present power pop and rock influences - short sharp catchy and well craf ... read more »

Super(b) Exitos + bonus disc
Price: $16.00
Artist: Sofa City Sweetheart
Description:

Sofa City Sweetheart is the indie pop/rock project of L.A. singer/songwriter Juan Antonio Lopez.  Tangles together his spectrum of childhood influences, ... read more »

Live At Rockpalast 1976 (2CD/DVD)
Price: $25.00
Artist: Starry Eyed and Laughing
Description:

This appearance on the legendary German WDR TV show “Rockpalast” remains the only video recorded performance ever of Starry Eyed and Laughing.  Songs performed in this set that ... read more »

Worlds Collide
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Anderson Council
Description:

If you are a fan of British Invasion power pop and psychedelia and subsequently inspired acts, such as XTC, The Jam, Redd Kross, The Smithereens, The Pursuit of Happiness, The Posies and Jellyfish, you’re going to love “World Collide”, another Ander ... read more »

Zibaldone
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Armoires
Description:

A boisterous, exuberant but sophisticated pop combo, The Armoires return with their keenly-awaited second album.  The band describe the new work as a sonic love letter to music itself: the music that inspir ... read more »

End Over End
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Bishop's Daredevil Stunt Club
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL AVAILABLE OCTOBER 4 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  Previously an extremely ... read more »

You Were So Young
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Cigaretttes
Description:

It was at the tail end of what would later be loosely termed “The Seventies”, in Lincoln, Merry England, that three teenagers formed, the consequences of their ... read more »

Ramona
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Fiction
Description:

It was 1978.  41 years ago Rob Griffiths and Rob Wellington formed a band. The Fiction were one of the first punk bands in Me ... read more »

esprit de floor
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Floor Models
Description:

With a more decidedly twangy, country vibe, “esprit de floor” contains four newly recorded tracks (including a ... read more »

Some Kind Of Lucky
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Jellybricks
Description:

The ‘Bricks are back with their seventh album and a new label – Wicked Cool Records!  “They’ve been putting out some finely crafted music since 1996.  ... read more »

Some Kind Of Lucky
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Jellybricks
Description:

The ‘Bricks are back with their seventh album and a new label – Wicked Cool Records!  “They’ve been putting out some finely crafted music since 1996.  ... read more »

Between Time And Space
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Lemon Clocks
Description:

Brillant new jangly, swirling, heavily-inspired 60’s US/European psych-pop from this Swedish-American project that features Jeremy Morris (US) and Stefan Johannson (Sweden).  In only 5 years The Magic Es have released 2 critically-acclaimed albums, 2 EPs and 6 singles. They’ve received radio play across the globe on 100s of stations and a mountain of enthusiastic reviews. What’s all the more remarkable is that ... read more »

It Goes On
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Magic Es
Description:

The Magic Es from Norwich, UK are Pete Thompson on vocals and guitars, Jasper Stainthorpe on bass, and Stuart Catchpole on drums and background vocals.In only 5 years The Magic Es have released 2 critically-acclaimed albums, 2 EPs and 6 singles. They’ve received radio play across the globe on 100s of stations and a mountain of enthusiastic reviews. What’s all the more remarkable is that ... read more »

Dead Star
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Magic Es
Description:

In only 5 years The Magic Es have released 2 critically-acclaimed albums, 2 EPs and 6 singles. They’ve received radio play across the globe on 100s of stations and a mountain of enthusiastic reviews. What’s all the more remarkable is that ... read more »

Shipwrecked (Eggers Songbook Vol. 1)
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Nines
Description:

The new Nines record is more of a Steve Eggers solo album that sees him playing all the instruments and doing all of the ... read more »

Crybaby Bridge
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Pozers
Description:

The Pozers’ 7th album, “Crybaby Bridge,” may be the closest thing to a concept record we’ve seen from them in their 25 y ... read more »

Upside Down
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Rallies
Description:

The Rallies are back with their sophomore effort and it’s a reverb-charged slab of sunny hooks and bittersweet sentiment. “If you enjoyed their harmony- drenched debut ‘read more »

Upside Down
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Rallies
Description:

The Rallies are back with their sophomore effort and it’s a reverb-charged slab of sunny hooks and bittersweet sentiment. “If you enjoyed their harmony- drenched debut ‘read more »

Via Satellite
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Rembrandts
Description:

Emerging from the ashes of the ’80s band Great Buildings of which both of them were former m ... read more »

From Home
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Rubinoos
Description: Spread the news, The ‘Boos are back in town!!!!  ... read more »

Saratoga
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Successful Failures
Description:

The brand new one from Mick Chorba and his merry band might just be their best yet!  The band’s vision – built upon a tripl ... read more »

Everybody Knows What You Do
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Total Rejection
Description:

Big ups to Don Valentine (I Don’t Hear A Single) for hipping us to these terrific British garage-psychsters!  read more »

Lost and Found
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Touch
Description:

It was a spur of the moment decision by guitarist Son Jack Jr. (AKA ‘Nash’) to look on Discogs to check whether an obscure 1979 album by The Touch was listed, but sure enough there it was. Th ... read more »

The Lost Soundtrack
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Well Wishers
Description: In 2014, Jeff Shelton was approached by a film production company to wr ... read more »

Two Track Mind
Price: $13.00
Artist: Todd Herfindal
Description:

Todd HerfindalTodd Herfindal
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Located in Cambridge, England, The Alley R& ... read more »

Big Stir Singles - The Third Wave
Price: $12.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Hang 10 ladies and gentlemen!  Here comes the Big one!  The super-fine, “Third Wave” of Big stir digital singles (presented as A’s and B’s in a ... read more »

International Pop Overthrow Vol. 22 (3CD)
Price: $22.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

In case you’ve been living on another planet, International Pop Overthrow is a worldwide music festival that has been around for 22 years.  This latest collection features 69 bands from ... read more »

Sad About The Times
Price: $14.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

“Sad About The Times” is a collection of 21 obscure songs from the 1970’s.  There's something distinctly familiar about the songs that comprise NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE OCTOBER 18 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  Welcome to “A Kool Kat Kristmas Volume 3”!  It’s been five years since we releas ... read more »

A Kool Kat Kristmas Vol. 3
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE OCTOBER 18 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  Welcome to “A Kool Kat Kristmas Volume 3”!  It’s been five years since we releas ... read more »

Beat Scene '65
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Located in Cambridge, England, The Alley R&B Club has been bringing the sounds of the 50’s ... read more »

Wiggy Bits
Price: $17.00
Artist: Wiggy Bits
Description:

The rather oddly named Wiggy Bits were formed from a long line of well-known New York East Coast musicians in the mid-70’s. The various members had seen active duty in bands ranging from the Blues ... read more »