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Charlotte Pop Fest 2008
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: Congrats to festival organizer/artist James Deem!  July 4 & 5, 2008 marked the first Charlotte Pop Fest!  Early reports are that it was a rousing success - enough so that looks like it will happen again in 2009!  The festival featured many artists... ... read more »
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Look At The Sun
Price: $18.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: SOLD OUT!! Another stellar 22-track collection of rare BBC session tracks along with a significant proportion of acetates - all previously unreleased - recorded by some of the decade’s most obscure happening groups. Genuine hardcore unreleased British psych is a rare beast indeed these days but Top Sounds believe they have found some with two late 1967 tracks by Louise, who played clubs such as Happening 44 and were most definitely the real deal as far as British psychedelia was concerned. Psych pop heroes Kaleidoscope return with a newly discovered and much improved BBC version of "Faintly Blowing" from 1967, together with a thought lost performance from the same session of "The Murder Of Lewis Tollani". Portsmouth psychsters Coconut Mushroom offer excellent fuzzy pop in ‘Without You’, then crank up the volume with a sledgehammer version of the Who’s ‘Call Me Lightning’. Top of many fans wants lists are new tracks by the Fleur de Lys and unbelievably a cracking version of Albert King’s "Cross Cut Saw" from a ’67 BBC session has been found for Look At The Sun. Rare BBC performances by Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera have also been located and two of the best tracks from Wooden Hill’s Onyx CD make an appearance here. Infamous for their classic "Does It Really Matter" and the fact that no-one had a clue who they were, the Glass Opening feature with not only that great B’side but also three other corkers cut onto acetates during 1968. Graded Grains reappear with an excellent take on Spooky Tooth's "Better By You, Better Than Me", nestling closely to Andy Scott blasting out heavy prog pop riffs with the Elastic Band on a previously unknown version of "Uptown, Downtown" And there are two BBC performances by the venerable T2, one of which incredibly is an audio recording of their only television appearance! Plus more makes this an absolute must for fans of this kind of stuff! We sure are! GREAT!!! ... read more »
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3 X 4: The Bangles, The Three O’Clock, The Dream Syndicate, Rain Parade
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: Previously a Black Friday 2018 Record Store Day release, this is a very kool reord that features brand new recordings from four of the core “Paisley Underground” scene’s most notorious bands (The Bangles, The Three O’Clock, The Dream Syndicate, and Rain Parade), each covering the songs of the others — 3 (songs) x 4 (bands) = 12 songs. In 2013, the four bands got back together to share the bill at L.A.’s Fonda Theatre for a charity concert. The show went so well and everybody had so much fun that Danny Benair (The Three O’Clock), Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate), and Vicki Peterson (The Bangles) started talking about doing some type of album to celebrate their Paisley Underground beginnings. “The Three O’Clock opens with a splendid version of ‘Getting Out of Hand’ that has Michael Quercio in fine voice. The version of ‘Jet Fighter’ by The Bangles is picture perfect, startlingly close to the original. I am struck by how much the vocals sound like Michael. Some people may like completely different interpretations, but sticking to the original structure works so well here. ‘You Are My Friend’ is done up in proper fashion by The Dream Syndicate, evoking all the real heart-rending pathos of the original. I have always loved this song myself, and Ran Parade’s ‘Emergency Third Rail Power Trip’ remains as one of my all time favorite albums to this day. And man, The Bangles really nail their version of ‘That’s What You Always Say’, it has all the droning, feedback drenched passages and some powerful vocals to boot! ‘As Real As Real’ is a lovely interpretation by Rain Parade, turning an already pretty tune into a psych pop masterpiece. I love the instrumental flourishes which add much to the mix, and its chiming wonder recalls vintage Rain Parade as well. The Three O’Clock reimagine ‘Tell Me When It’s Over’ as baroque pop with keyboard washes. Rain Parade mashes up acoustic and electric work in ‘When You Smile’ and add two Bangles (the Peterson sisters) on backing vocals. I really like this gentle approach to an ass kickin’ tune. Susanna Hoffs has lost none of her talent, her voice is as sweet as ever and she can sure hit the high notes in her band’s faithful cover of ‘Talking In My Sleep.’ The Dream Syndicate nearly kick out the jams on the lively ‘Hero Takes a Fall’, and Vicki Peterson lends backing vocals along with Linda Pitmon. ‘Real World’ as done by Rain Parade is wonderful, and The Three O’Clock pay proper homage to Rain Parade on ‘What She’s Done To Your Mind’, and Susanna lends her voice to harmony vocals. The album’s finale is courtesy of The Dream Syndicate’s rip roarin’ cover of ‘She Turns to Flowers’. In summary, this is a very fine collection of covers that all fans of The Paisley Underground/Rainy Day scene will love.” – BigTakeover.com GREAT!! ... read more »
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Big Stir Singles: The First Wave
Price: $12.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: The very cool “Big Stir Singles: The First Wave” collects the first twelve A-sides and B-sides from the label's acclaimed weekly Digital Singles Series, originally issued from October 2018 through January 2019 and already the subject of frequent airplay and enthusiastic reviews. More than a standard compilation, it is a permanent record of three months of musical activity in the worldwide pop scene far beyond the scope of Big Stir Records as a label, chock full of exclusives and rarities. The songs here represent an impressive cross-section of artists from the global pop rock scene whose orbits intersect with Big Stir via the collective's live concert series, magazine, and BSR's own roster: Karla Kane (The Corner Laughers), Michael Simmons (Popdudes, Sparke*Jets UK), Kai Danzberg, The Ex Teens, Lannie Flowers (courtesy of SpyderPop Records), MyLittleBrother, Trip Wire, Blake Jones & The Trike Shop, Plasticsoul, Addison Love, Sons Of Morning, and The Newds. The Singles Series hews to the format of classic 45s and sees each artist contributing an A-Side and a B-Side, with both included on the CD. The pride and care that go into the Singles Series (which is now wrapping up its second wave to be anthologized on CD later this year) is evident in the impressive CD package: the cover is no Photoshop knockup, those are actual physical records handcrafted by BSR founders Christina Bulbenko and Rex Broome from using thrift store 45s and spray paint, with characteristically inventive heart and soul, and the disc package is lovingly assembled with release information and liner notes from Christina and Rex. EXCELLENT!! ... read more »
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All Those Times We Spent Together: A Tribute To The Television Personalities Vol. 3 + bonus disc
Price: $14.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: The Beautiful Music has committed itself to releasing ten Television Personalities tribute albums over the next few years. It is an idea that is both bonkers and admirable, as if the label is trying to make up for all the praise and recognition that the band has sadly missed out on over its 30 plus year existence. "After the Years’ offers up a spiky version of ‘This Angry Silence’, Anorak Girl take a kitschy electro pop approach to ‘Smashing Time’ that sort of sounds like a solo effort from the girls from the Human League, which is great, and seems to suit the song. Blue Petal’s arrangement of ‘A Good and Faithful Servant’ is fairly faithful to the original, slowing it down and giving it a swinging, waltzy beat, but capturing the sentiment of the song nicely. A Smile And A Ribbon’s take on ‘Magnificent Dreams’ sounds a bit Electrelane-like, and has a nice innocent, childish vibe to it. Sarandon take ‘And Don’t the Kids Just Love It’ and sharpen up the 60's garage rock influence within it, making it more overt. The Painted Word unsurprisingly takes ‘The Painted Word’ and adds a breakbeat to it, which, with the Beatles-ish backwards guitar and tambourine, makes it sound a bit like an early Britpop song. Amica’s loose, de-anglified version of ‘In a Perfumed Garden’ reminds me a little of Pavement, and therefore gets two thumbs up. Armstrong’s nice harmonies and simple, arrangement of ‘This Heart’s Not Made of Stone’ is another highlight; different enough from the original to stand up on its own, but keeping the sentiment of the original. Cineplexx gives ‘I Hope You Have a Nice Day’ a sort of lo fi Phil Spector treatment, while Apple Orchard strips away the 80's jangle of ‘The Dream Inspires’ and replaces it with Sloan-meets-Belle and Sebastian indie pop. La Grande Illusion Gainsbourg-ifies ‘Glittering Prizes’ and is surprisingly good. The alt-rock version of ‘The Man Who Paints the Rainbows’, supplied by Bunnygrunt, is another good one; it’s a natural adaptation that is different but doesn’t feel forced. Versions of ‘This Angry Silence’ book-end the compilation, with Boyracer’s closing take making it sound very Buzzcocks-like." - PennyBlackMusic.co.uk "Common to all of these songs is that hardly anyone knows them . Never mind. I assure you, the music is worth it. Dan Treacy is a great songwriter, tells the wonderfully true, sad, melancholic, incredible, off-beat, happy, dreamy stories and provides the right chords. Each band, each artist, brings his own vision and interpretation. It is always exciting and worth hearing . Nice thing !" - Twang-tone.de Jeremy Gluck (Barracudas) also covers "King and Country"! COMES WITH A 23-TRACK BONUS DISC OF EVEN MORE TVP COVERS!! EXCELLENT!!! ... read more »
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Le Beat Bespoke 8
Price: $17.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: Rob Bailey (a/k/a Dr. Robert) has an intense passion for discovering long-forgotten 60’s club sounds and giving them a new lease of life via his DJ sets and this compilation series. “Volume 8” of the brilliant “Le Beat Bespoke” series features fuzz-filled, unreleased master tapes, acetates, remixes and obscure 45’s that you may have heard, danced or gone wild to at The Mousetrap, where the cool and curious gather for hipshakin’ fun. All tracks on this album, in fact, the whole series have one thing in common which is the dance floor firmly in mind. Like its predecessors, “Le Beat Bespoke 8” has been restored and mastered to the highest standard and sequences like a fast moving DJ set. Original artwork by Pip! Pip! and presented in a full color 8-page booklet containing artist info, bespoke images, and track commentaries. Is this collection the best one yet? Maybe, but we’ll let you be the judge of that! Track list: The Remaining Few (“Painted Air”/Dr Robert mix), The Seeds (“Just Let Go” – unissued 1966 recording), “Neal Ford & The Fanatics (“Seasons”), Jude (“I Want You Sherry”), The 7th Seal (“People Grow On You”), Sean Bonniwell (“Down To The Sky”), The Estes Bros. (“Tomorrow’s Sunlight”), B.G. System (“Please”), Sound Vendor (“Mister Sun”), Oedipus & The Mothers (“(I Remember) How It Used To Be”), The Winging Machine (“Do You Have To Ask”), Lenny Roberts (“Searchin’”), Dean Carter (“Love’s A Workin’”), Gents Inc. (“Getting The Blues”), Abdullah’s Regime (“Sally I Do”), The Difference (“Outside”), The Sweet Feeling (“Ask Me If I’m Ready”), The Lost Soul (“Secret Of Mine”, Johnny And The Copycats (“The Pain Of Love”), and Tony & Terri (“I Want You”). ACE!! GREAT!!! ... read more »
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Poppies – Assorted Finery From The First Psychedelic Age
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: Very kool 2019 compilation that showcases the breadth of music touched by psychedelia in the late 60’s whether it be pop, folk or rock. This eclectic mix of psychedelic masters is drawn from the Vanguard, Original Sound and Stax catalogs, offering tracks from cult-classic artists such as Buffy Sainte-Marie, Southwest F.O.B., the Serpent Power, Jefferson Lee, The Frost, The Sot Weed Factor, The Honey Jug, The Pasternak Progress, Chapter VI, Erik, and Circus Maximus. The collection includes the previously unreleased song "When Will You Happen to Me" by The Human Jungle, as well as many other rarities in their mono incarnations. “Showcases the diversity of influences that permeated psychedelic rock during the 1960s, including rock, pop and folk. Per the album notes, ‘it’s precisely because of the shape-shifting, amoeba-like parameters to which the genre pushes out, that psychedelic music requires an open mind.’ This release kicks off a series exploring the rich variety of music that comprises the revolutionary sound of the 60’s, from garage rock to sunshine pop, and more.” – UDiscoverMusic.com “Offers a great introduction to some of the more obscure and non-traditional psychedelic music of the late 1960s with some brilliant tracks that could well lead you down new paths of discovery.” – PopMatters.com “The songs here range from the unfortunately unsung to the remarkably obscure, and Alec Paleo's liner notes offers as much useful information as is available about each act here. If you thought there were no new worlds left to explore in 60’s psychedelia, ‘Poppies won't entirely turn your head around, but it will give you 40 minutes of great listening with a few bits along the way you probably haven't heard before - and certainly not sounding and looking this good. GREAT!! ... read more »
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Big Stir Singles: The Second Wave
Price: $12.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: “Big Stir Singles: The Second Wave” continues Big Stir Records' ongoing CD collections of the A-sides and B-sides from the label's weekly Digital Singles Series. Featuring twelve pairs of tunes from the global pop scene (with the US, UK, and Sweden represented this time around) and liner notes from John Borack, the second compilation easily lives up to “The First Wave” and is perhaps the best distillation yet of the “Big Stir Sound”. As with the first collection, “The Second Wave” is anything but a garden variety “label sampler”. Rather, these are artists from across the broader global pop scene literally bringing their A (and B) game with top flight offerings which have already received ample airplay and glowing reviews as they've been issued in the course of the series. It's once again a diary of several months in the life of the guitar-pop zeitgeist, covering January through April of 2019 and showcasing a bumper crop of brand-new and often exclusive tracks. Opening with the characteristic sparkling jangle of Canterbury's Spygenius, diving straight into the impassioned working man's rock of Joe Normal & The Anytown’rs and the Gene Clark-esque electric folk pop of Armoires bassist Clifford Ulrich , this new set plays like an alternate version of a Sunset Strip gig circa 1967 or a lost playlist from the heyday of '80s college rock. The soaring “Don't Need, Don't Care” from Sweden's In Deed, the keenly awaited debut of the multinational super-girl-group The Kariannes, and Christina's Motown-flavored showcase on The Armoires’ “(How Did You Make) A Mistake Like Me” reaffirm BSR's affinity for the undersung female heroes of power pop. Psychedelia informs the excellent offerings from Oxford's Charms Against The Evil Eye, and Anton Barbeau (appearing here with obscuritanist aplomb under the guises of both Kenny and Giacomo & Carolina. Mainstays of the LA guitar-pop scene The Ex Teens and The Living Dolls bring some serious glam vibes to the party while The Popdudes (here featuring Singles Series vets Michael Simmons and Addison Love and his father Tim) demonstrate what “retro-rock” really should be, and BSR's newest signings Amoeba Teen lay into the Jam-like lead single from their new record as well as an exclusive B-side companion piece that's as essential as anything here. The B-sides are in fact, as always, part of the charm: where else would Barbeau offer up a synth-dub ode to his cat, or The Armoires deploy a Meat-Loaf-via-X duet, or Ulrich deliver an honest-to-God hymn with Byrdsy grace? It takes two sides to show off what these bands can do, as in The Kariannes’ ace cover of Let’s Active’s “Every Word Means No”, or The Living Dolls’ Ray Davies-inspired shuffle “Happy Manors” as a counter to their hard rocking lead track. Spygenius get funky on the monstrous exclusive “Let Me In”, Tim Love’s vocal on Roy Orbison’s “Dream Baby” is uncannily moving, and Charm’s “Oscar” captures the eerie drive of Barrett-era Pink Floyd while Joe Normal meshes New Wave with Springsteen to rousing effect. In short, these are no castoffs or failed experiments... the B's are a quirky treasure trove in their own right. EXCELLENT!! ... read more »
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Too Much Time On Our Hands: A Styx Tribute Album
Price: $13.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: When approaching this project, the participants rethought the arrangements of these Styx songs, avoiding the triple-tenor harmony vocals, progressive rock instrumentation, double-lead electric guitar solos, and theatrical leanings of the original recordings, thus the organic core of each song is revealed and appreciated. The album makes an interesting study for any Styx fan, or a fan of any of the artists that contributed. Unique in its approach, it emphasizes the vision of each artist's interpretation of the track to which they contributed. In that way, fans who know each artist's style will easily recognize their sound. Like any compilation or mix tape, there are highs and lows for every listener. Pacific Northwestern female-fronted punk trio Heart Beats Red turned in a ferociously garagey interpretation of "The Grand Finale", Alva Star channeled Prince in their dreamy take on "Lady", Echelon odernized the rock classic "Renegade", power-vocalist Beki Hemmingway out-emoted the original Dennis DeYoung composition "Don't Let It End", acoustic duo Lost and Found made "The Grand Illusion" sound like Simon And Garfunkel, college-town troubadour Jerry Chapman growled his way through "Man In The Wilderness", and project coordinator Jonathan Rundman teamed up his cousin Bruce Rundman and producer/drummer Andy Deitrich to record the Styx staple "Come Sail Away" and the obscure gem "Queen Of Spades". The result is a pretty cool, creative tribute of a group of artists interpreting Styx in unique and rootsy ways! ... read more »
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Friends With Benefits: A Compilation Fighting Cystic Fibrosis
Price: $11.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: 16 bands from the Twin Cities area coming together for a good cause (and delivering some fine music in the process)! In the early months of 2005, after Minor 7 recording studio opened its downtown Minneapolis doors, its founders realized the best way to show off their new studio toys was to pimp some product. Problem was, they hadn't recorded anyone yet. The genius of their solution - to offer free recording time to any band willing to devote one unreleased track to this CD - is twofold. First, no group in their right mind will turn down free studio time, a fact that rewarded the producers the pick of the Twin Cities crop. Second, because the same engineers recorded each of the album's tracks in the same studio, the disc has a consistency of sound and flow all too rare in compilations. And, while the music on this disc demonstrates a wide array of styles and provides a musical "snapshot" of bands currently treading the boards, it does feature tracks from artists certainly familiar to pop fans - Heavy Sleeper, The Idle Hands, The Hang Ups, Autumn Leaves and Romantica. All proceeds from the sale of this nicely-priced CD go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! EXCELLENT!!! ... read more »
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No Matter What: Revisiting The Hits
Price: $15.00
Artist: Badfinger
Description:

An eclectic line-up of special guest superstars join Joey Molland's Badfinger to create a full-length album of unique twists on the band's all-time favorite hits!  Includes performances by Matthew Sweet, Todd Rundgren, Rick Wakeman, The Legendary Pink Dots, Jethro ... read more »

Waiting For A Following Wind
Price: $17.00
Artist: Billy Bremner's Rockfiles
Description:

The followup to “Billy Bremner For President” has just arrived, and like its predecessor, it is another glowing tribute to Billy’s days playing alongside Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds in Rockpile.  So, what songs have Billy and his mates tackled this time out?  Glad you asked!  Here they ... read more »

Burning Backwards
Price: $14.00
Artist: Brian Bringelson
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  Brian’s brilliant 2020 release “Desperate Days” has garnered ra ... read more »

Detours and Dead Ends Vol. 1
Price: $14.00
Artist: Caddy
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL AVAILABLE MAY 21 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW  read more »

Game Dirt
Price: $12.00
Artist: Chris Church
Description:

Pop vet Chris Church’s recent releases like “Limitations of Source Tape” and 2020's exploration of “Heavy Melody” (“Backwards Compatible”) have topped many “Best Of” lists.  Between his vast back catalog, an ... read more »

5: A Tribute To The Bee Gees Vol. 2
Price: $14.00
Artist: Coke Belda
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL – APRIL 9 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  We started discussing the release of “5” on CD last Fall as Coke was preparing to release it digi ... read more »

Heavy Male Insecurity
Price: $12.00
Artist: Death By Unga Bunga
Description:

These five rockers from Norway, known for exceptional crowd control, impeccable guitar skills, immaculate pizza-eating and flawless music have readied another assault on your eardrums.  As Punknews put it: "Theirs is hard rock and garage rock smashing into each oth ... read more »

A House Divided (Live @ The Borderline 10/29/99)
Price: $16.00
Artist: Diesel Park West
Description:

THIS IS AN OFFICIALLY SANCTIONED CDR ISSUE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY FROM KOOL KAT  WOW!!  Diesel Park West read more »

Televangelist
Price: $14.00
Artist: Dolour
Description:

“Televangelist” is the sixth Dolour record.  The return of Dolour started last year when the pandemic forced the music industry to hit the pause button.  Shane Tutmarc, like so many of us, found himself with a lot of time on his hands, and the ghost of ... read more »

The Best Of Dropkick
Price: $19.00
Artist: Dropkick
Description:

Having released around 16 official albums, Dropkick, the premier sunshine power pop band from Scotland’s east coast were somewhat spoiled for choice when it came to compiling a best of album. So spoiled for choice in fact that they’ve only gone and spoiled their fans wit ... read more »

Sing Jimmy Campbell
Price: $12.00
Artist: Ex Norwegian & Friends
Description:

An inspired and eclectic tribute to the songs of Liverpool's Jimmy Campbell by indie rockers Ex Norwegian. Features an array of guest artists to help create these amazing renditions of some of Jimmy's best known work with Rockin' Horse ("Yes It Is", "Stayed Out Late La ... read more »

Circles – The Ultimate Fleur De Lys
Price: $22.00
Artist: Fleur De Lys
Description:

Atlantic Records, Andrew Loog Oldham, Shel Talmy, Cream, Isaac Hayes and Tony Blackburn, all these and so many more turn up in the story of Southampton band the Fleur De Lys and so many more. You may not have hear ... read more »

Songs For These Times
Price: $16.00
Artist: Greg "Stackhouse" Prevost
Description:

If the cover art of Greg “Stackhouse” Prevost’s latest release reminds you of Bob Dylan’s “Bringing It All Back Home” LP, it’s probably more than a coincidence.  “Songs For These Times” finds the former Chesterfield Kings frontman sorta coming full circle, embrac ... read more »

Kicked Out Of Eden
Price: $13.00
Artist: Javier Escovedo
Description:

Released in 2016, “Kicked Out Of Eden” was the second solo effort by the founding member of The Zeros and The True Believers, and a pioneer of the 70’s West Coast punk movement.  Arguably Javier is the greatest co ... read more »

Staring Down The Sun
Price: $11.00
Artist: Jim Trainor
Description:

Pure popper Jim Trainor’s full-length debut not only showcases top shelf songwriting and execution, but is also a sonic masterpiece produced by Jim and mastered by Nick Bertling – one of the best we’ve heard from ... read more »

Oh Wellness
Price: $13.00
Artist: John Dunbar
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  The John Sally Ride were in the studio finishing up a new album at the tim ... read more »

Collected - The Best Of John Howard
Price: $18.00
Artist: John Howard
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL AVAILABLE MAY 14 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  read more »

The Great Pause
Price: $11.00
Artist: John Larson and The Silver Fields
Description:

When the pandemic hit last March, John Larson (formerly of The Marlowes) and The Silver Fields took advantage of the extra time they were afforded. They’d already planned to record a fo ... read more »

Mondo Bizarro
Price: $14.00
Artist: K7s
Description:

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

Sky Children: The Best Of Kaleidoscope & Fairfield Parlour (CD+DVD)
Price: $20.00
Artist: Kaleidoscope & Fairfield Parlour
Description:

First US compilation for this much beloved, yet often overlooked, UK group capturing highlights from their entire recorded legacy. Emerging from the British 1967 psychedelic scene, Kaleidoscope released two fine albums (“Tangerine Dream”, “Faintly Blowin ... read more »

All The Potion In The World
Price: $22.00
Artist: Lolas
Description: VINYL-ONLY RELEASE!!  “When Tim Boykin formed the Lolas in 1998, the Birmingham, AL based singer songwriter and guitarist knew exactly what direction he wanted the band to travel in.  Although the band has encountered a run of personnel changes over the years, Tim has retained the role of ringleader and remain ... read more »

Introducing...
Price: $15.00
Artist: Michael Carpenter and The Banks Brothers
Description:

Longtime fans of Michael Carpenter know that throughout his career, he has worn many hats (solo artist, songwriter for others, producer et al), but here we see him donning a cowboy hat for this read more »

Pleasure Island
Price: $11.00
Artist: MOM
Description:

WOW!!  Swedish poppers MOM have a somewhat unusual approach to making music, as Frank and Donny share guitar, drum, and synthesizer duties while Luke plays bass and some occasional cowbell. Donny is the primary ... read more »

Lovers Leaping
Price: $12.00
Artist: Ollie Halsall
Description:

We first became aware of Ollie Halsall back in the early 70’s as the blistering lead guitarist for the British band Patto, and Timebox a 60’s band that eventually morphed into Patto.  A virtuoso play ... read more »

The Midnight Broadcast
Price: $16.00
Artist: Peter Case
Description:

“The Midnight Broadcast”read more »

Scandanavian Flavor
Price: $16.00
Artist: Psychotic Youth/Tommy and The Rockets
Description:

“Scandanavian Flavor” features two of the finest bands from Northern Europe's power pop/punk/garage scene covering old favorites in their signature styles.  You have Sweden's legendary Psychotic Youth, and yo ... read more »

Anthology
Price: $15.00
Artist: Rick Coraccio
Description:

Rick Coraccio was an essential influence in the 70’s/80’s Boston garage rock scene. Rick played in DMZ, Lyres and an early version of The Real Kids when they were simply The Kids. He formed several of his own bands - The Shambles and The Last Ones - which produced some amazing songs, some of which a ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #115
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #115
Description:

R&B/Roots rocker Tony Joe White grasces the cover: The trails of The Swamp Fox.  ... read more »

Silver Synthetic
Price: $15.00
Artist: Silver Synthetic
Description:

A stellar debut from this poppin’, janglin’ and rockin’ band on Third Man Records!!  In the midst of the thick New Orleans summer of 2017, Chris Lyons of garage punks Bottomfeeders found himself sitting on a small batch of songs that didn’t quite fit the fuzzed-out pileups of that band. The new ... read more »

Songs Stuck In My Head (Book + D/L)
Price: $30.00
Artist: Songs Stuck In My Head (Book + D/L)
Description:

Aaron Kupferberg, founder of the Powerpaholic blog has written a book!  He boldy proclaims “This is the book.  Years in the making.  Don’t let anyone tell you there’s no good music being made today.  With& ... read more »

Game Day
Price: $14.00
Artist: Star Collector
Description:

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Flash-Arrows & The Money Shot
Price: $14.00
Artist: Star Collector
Description:

Their third record was released in 2003. It was co-produced by singer/guitarist Vic Wayne and Kevin Kane (The Grapes of Wrath/The Northern Pikes), and found the band balancing power pop, psychedelia anmd Garage with more 70's-influenced Rock than on their previous outi ... read more »

Demo Model 256
Price: $14.00
Artist: Star Collector
Description:

Star Collector was unleashed to the unsuspecting pop public in 1999, courtesy of their debut - “Demo Model 256”!  It is largely the product of vocalist/guitarist Vic Wayne and original guitarist/vocalist Dave Lawson (Jr. Gone Wild) reuniting to write and record aft ... read more »

Hundred Bullet Proof
Price: $14.00
Artist: Star Collector
Description:

You thought we missed it, right?  Released in 2006, the band's fourth album, and second co-produced by Kevin Kane and Vic Wayne, was their most expansive in terms of influences and approach.  The record also marked the addition of bassist/vocalist Shane Hayes ... read more »

Blue In The Face b/w I Don’t Want Her (Anymore)
Price: $8.50
Artist: Stepford Knives
Description:

VINYL 7" SINGLE!!  Jamie Hoover recently teamed up with Otis Hughes, who played bass for the now-defunct alternative-metal band Animal Bag. Calling themselves Stepford Knives, the fellows just released “Blue In the ... read more »

Windows
Price: $13.00
Artist: Sunrise Highway
Description: 2014 RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL! The sophomore effort (and Kool Kat debut) for Sunrise Highway (Marc Silvert and mates) garnered rave pre-release reviews! "I wrote a short piece on their cool bit of sand and surf jangle pop, 'Endless Summer,' last year. The title track from 'Windows', is cut from a similar cloth with ... read more »

Endless Arcade
Price: $15.00
Artist: Teenage Fanclub
Description:

“Endless Arcade” is Teenage Fanclub’s first record since 2016’s “Here”.  The new record is quintessential TFC: melodies are equal parts heartwarming and heartaching, guitars chime and distort, keyboard lines mesh and spiral, harmony-coa ... read more »

Selections From “Cosmo’s Factory” (and more)
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Album Show
Description:

After four digital-only releases that paid homage to Tom Petty’s “Full Moon Fever”, Sheryl Crow’s “Tuesday Night Music Club”, The Beatles, and performance from various livestreams by the band, here’s the first CD released by The Album Show!&n ... read more »

Incognito
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Armoires
Description:

The Armoires unmask themselves to present their new album “Incognito”, a unique collection of the singles the band has secretly released under fictional identities over the past six months in a playful g ... read more »

I'm Selfish And So Is My Cat
Price: $14.00
Artist: The August Teens
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL AVAILABLE MAY 7 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  Hearing the ... read more »

Yeh Right, YEAH!
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Chickenbackers
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL AVAILABLE!!  Meet Madrid’s newest hitmakers The Chickenbackers!!  They n ... read more »

The Dials
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Dials
Description:

Formed in Brighton, UK, The Dials play a hybrid of psychedelic garage, country and folk music!  This, their 2007 debut takes on board influences from The Byrds to early Pink Floyd, and from classic soul to folk, all the while occupying a space that is completely their own! "At last, spaghetti ... read more »

Companions Of The Rosy Hours
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Dials
Description: Their 2009 sophomore effort takes in influences from psychedelic pop, classic country, American and English folk music, surf and much more. They've been favorably likened to The Byrds, Love, Ronnie Lane and early Pink Floyd. Despite comparisons to artists from the shelves of a vintage record store, they firmly face the fu ... read more »

The End Of The Pier
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Dials
Description:

Released in 2013, The Dials’ third album touches on monster acid rock (Syd-era Pink Floyd on "Mondo Space"), blissed-out acoustic balladry ("Over The Fence") and forgotten underground spy movie theme music ("The Crawling Man") on a twang-tastic, Farfisa-fuelled ... read more »

That Was The Future
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Dials
Description:

There’s much to delight fans of Anglophile psych and early prog (think Charlatans UK meets Caravan) in The Dials’ 2017 effort.  Strong hooks, Hammond and Vox organs, modular synths and swirling guitars abound, however their inventiveness clearly show they are no ... read more »

AND ANOTHER THING…b-sides and asides
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Dials
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  The Dials are a British band that formed in 2002 whose music is a m ... read more »

The Broadway Recording Sessions
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Direct Hits
Description:

Way back in 1982, Battersea based mod heroes Direct Hits had released one single “Modesty Blaise” on Dan Treacy’s Whamm! record label.  This was singled out in the music press as not just one of your average ... read more »

Good Fortune
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Forty Nineteens
Description: The Forty Nineteens can be described as Garage Rock, Power Pop, with a Motor City power plant and good-time raucousness. Their sound was forged in LA's underground alternative scene – the result is that they peddle in 60’s garage rock, meets 80’s garage pop. Sometimes, to get where you’re going, you have to revisit where ... read more »

New Roaring Twenties
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Forty Nineteens
Description:

Only The Forty Nineteens could offer such a positive and energetic take on our new decade, and the irresistible energy of their latest offering - radio-ready and full of propulsive guitars and indelible melodies, it's the record we need right now.  With boisterous energy to spare, this is a ban ... read more »

Tex Pop (Original Recordings From 2007)
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Freddie Steady 5
Description:

An expanded reissue of The Freddie Steady 5 album that was originally released in 2007, a record that garnered great reviews world-wide and ended up on several "Best Releases of the Year" lists.  read more »

Chapter Three
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Legal Matters
Description:

On their third effort, “Chapter Three” – we’re treated to twelve new Legal Matters (Andy Reed, Chris Richards and Keith Klingensmith) songs including the drumming of Donny Brown.  The songs were written by C ... read more »

Set your sights towards the sun
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Lost Doves
Description:

The Lost Doves are UK singer songwriters Ian Bailey and Charlotte Newman who have collaborated to bring a retrospective album of gorgeous, poignant songwriting, chiming guitars, melody and harmonies.  “What better way to enliven one’s spirits than to have some Byrds-like jangly rock waft you to ... read more »

Uncommon Weather
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Reds, Pinks and Purples
Description:

From the many musical lives of artist Glenn Donaldson (Painted Shrines) emerges The Reds, Pinks and Purples, a project that sifts out the purest elements of pop music while chronicling the point of view of an assiduous songwriter. "Uncommon Weather" is both an elu ... read more »

Live At The Casbah
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Shambles
Description:

Originally released in 2013, and unavailable for some time, Spain’s Snap!! Reco ... read more »

Era Was
Price: $14.00
Artist: The SPiRES
Description:

The SPiRES are from Ventura, CA and have been around for about 15 years, but thanks to Jeff Shelton’s “Power Pop Show”, they’re new to us.  They play timeless, ja ... read more »

A Travers Les Mythes Du Temps
Price: $18.00
Artist: The Total Rejection
Description:

After featuring their first three studio albums that featured a whole host of sounds and arrangements, we often wondered how the band would pull their songs off live.  Well now we know!!  These are LIVE recordings (from over three days) by the Bristol (UK) bas ... read more »

Life
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Yellow Melodies
Description:

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Ugly Things Magazine – Issue #56
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine – Issue #56
Description:

DUE MID-APRIL – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  The Velvet Underground are on the cover and inside Jonathan Richman shares exclusive secrets of Lou Reed’s VU era guitar and gear, complete with his own illustrations! We go behind the scenes of the legendary sixties UK TV pop show read more »

Rebel Rousers
Price: $9.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Rum Bar Records artist performing, writing or otherwise making art inspired by alt-punk, heartland-punk, alt-country, heart-on-sleeve, out-of-the-garage rock n' roll.  Tends to inhabit and play said music loudl ... read more »

Flowers In My Garden – Sunshine, Soft & Studio Pop 1966-70
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Teensville Records proudly presents “Flowers In My Garden”, the seventh installment of examining the forgotten and neglected sounds of the late 60’s.  Compiled to give the listener an 80-minute frown-upside-down trip, the CD features ... read more »

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

“Big Stir Singles: The Ninth Wave” continues the documentation of the label’s pandemic-era releases by presenting all of the A- and B-sides released digitally August 28-October 3, 2020, from artists on the global ... read more »

Rebel Rousers – The Best Of The Rebels Vol. 1
Price: $17.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

“Rebel Rousers” was conceived and designed with the “Pebbles” and “Nuggets” series of albums in mind, albums became popular in the 80’s, finding rare and unknown bands from the 60’s who a ... read more »

Strange Creatures – The Best Of The Rebels Vol. 2
Price: $17.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

This is the second in the 'Rebels' compilation album series.  Call it Garage Rock, Garage Punk, Mod, Freakbeat, Pop-Psych! DIY Indie! - whatever floats your boat...the bottom line here is this is essential, and life-affirming stuff – made withy LOVE!  Simpl ... read more »

Your Academy
Price: $14.00
Artist: Your Academy
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!! When semi-legendary Memphis power pop band crash into june acrimoniously split in 2005, founding member and bass player Johnny Norris clinged to hope that the band would one day regroup to make one more great album to ... read more »