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The Sunrise and The Night + bonus disc
 
The Sunrise and The Night + bonus disc Quantity in Basket: None
Price: $14.00
Artist: William Duke
 
 
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2010 RELEASE ON KOOL KAT!! Born and raised under the California sun, William Duke has fond memories of summers in the ‘70s playing Atari and wearing out his collection of records and 8-tracks by The Beatles, The Monkees, Styx, KISS, Supertramp and Cheap Trick. Little did he know that listening to his older brother’s prog-rock albums by The Moody Blues, Yes, ELO and Jethro Tull would also have a big creative influence on his music. Beyond the obvious dichotomy in the title "The Sunrise and The Night", the album’s inspiration comes from the discovery and loss of various relationships over the years. The title track deals with a dream he had about a country drive – with a childhood friend who has slipped into drug addiction – as the night treads into the quiet, melancholy hours before dawn. The album is arguably his finest work, calling on influences ranging from the Beach Boys and Big Star to ELO and Bread. "Until recently, multi-instrumentalist Duke contributed high harmonies, bass, and a bit of songwriting to San Fran’s The Bye Bye Blackbirds, one of my fave bands of the past few years. And a couple of toe-tappers here, the solo acoustic 'The Great Escape', with its wanderlust lyrics, and the jaunty 'You’re Young and You’ll Forget,' featuring twangy electric guitar, would have fit right in with the Blackbirds’ set list. But, whereas he came across sort of like Timothy B. Schmidt of Poco and Eagles fame in the Blackbirds’ cow-pop context, he looks more toward Millennium/Sagittarius/ soft-sike legend Curt Boettcher for inspiration when working on his own. 'The Sunrise and The Night' more or less takes up where his previous solo effort, 2005’s 'The Ghost That Would Not Be', left off. He has some help here and there, including from Blackbirds Bradley Skaught and Lenny Gill, but plays most of the instruments himself. His use of delicate, music box-like acoustic guitar tones and lots of cool keyboards (e.g., moog, mellotron, harpsichord), as well as his fragile, soft and sweet voice, help him conjure up that delicately lush Boettcher vibe, despite having not so nearly as lavish a production budget as the late, great producer/arranger. There are lots of lovely songs here. 'You’re Young and You’ll Forget,' for example, could have been recorded 40 years ago by The Ballroom. Other haunting beauties include the L.A.-inspired 'The Canyon', 'The Impending Happiness' and 'Sacrificial Light'." - B. Von Downer COMES WITH AN EXCLUSIVE 20-SONG BONUS DISC - "THE ALTERNATE SUNRISE AND THE NIGHT" - FEATURING DEMOS/ALTERNATE MIXES/EARLY VERSIONS OF SONGS FROM "THE SUNRISE AND THE NIGHT"! 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 we’re 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 Britain’s best creative ‘n 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 »