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Astroemeria - A Journey On Earth & Beyond
Price: $14.00
Artist: Bhopal's Flowers
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!! Hindu deities dancing in the sky of the American desert, psychedelic cosmic pop hanging by a thread to the star of the shepherd, the music of Bhopal's Flowers seems to point to an unknown but familiar direction: A world where John Wayne and the Virgin Mary drive a convertible Lincoln, John Fitzgerald Kennedy on the backseat, greeting the crowd of angels. “Astroemeris…” is the second full-length release (and Kool Kat label debut) from Lione Pezzano-led Bhopal’s Flowers. Two years after ‘’Lovesongs & Psychedelic Tones’’, Bhopal’s Flowers presents a new conceptual psychedelic record: ‘’Alstroemeria: A Journey On Earth & Beyond’’. Lionel explains “The record maps a 24 hour cycle, in which each song is linked with a specific time of the day/night, slicing its journey in two distinct parts: a bright and vintage Sunshine Pop on Side 1, facing a deep and modern Moonlight Pop on Side 2. Exploring the deepest mysteries of life and drawing an esoteric vision of the soul’s materialization from upper skies to down bellow, ''Alstroemeria'' tales the cosmic and earthly adventures of the human soul, surrounded by numerous guides, divinities and historical characters: Galilee, the three Magi, Ettore Majorana, Lord Krishna, Archangel Uriel, Nikola Tesla, Zarathustra, Virgin Mary, Adam, Christopher Columbus, Jesus Christ, Paul Dirac, Napoleon Bonaparte, Yahveh, angels Seraph & Metatron, Rudolf Steiner, St John The Evangelist, Charles Darwin and Swami Vivakananda.” “Pezzano’s music combines the free flowing instrumental layers of the past with the crisp finish of today's indie rock present. There is some truly incredible guitar work here and overall a very good taste of instrument and sample selection. While the freedom and love movement is there, it's been hosed off and given a brighter neon glow with carefully placed modern updates. It's not all la la land in these songs; sometimes it can be a little haunting or just downright out there. One of the staples for music like this that I believe to be essential is that the listener is taken on a legitimate journey, and this album nails that. Expert tonal shifts that are so subtle you don't know what's happening until you're neck deep in it are all over these songs.” – DivideandConquerMusic.com So, what about the music? The record oozes shades of 60’s trippy psych/West Coast -influenced sounds with dreamy vocals, liberal sprinklings of 12-string guitars and sitar, singing the gospel life, from its very first sunrays, to its late moonbeams. Includes a cover of Cream’s “I Feel Free”! Very kool!! GREAT!! ... read more »
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Corporation Pop!
Price: $15.00
Artist: Emperor Penguin
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!! Since early 2020’s “Soak Up The Gravy”, the boys have kept busy, releasing three digital EPs (“Taken For A Ride”, “Palaces and Slums”, and “Barbed Wire and Brass”). Here’s what people said about the EPs: “’Taken For A Ride’ is a timeless mix of rock ‘n’ roll and swirling sounds that remind you of The Beatles circa ‘Sgt Pepper’” - Indie Crush “With their unique dream-pop sound… Emperor Penguin are back and better than ever, proving themselves as one to watch in 2020, continuing to develop their sound by being unafraid to explore new avenues, giving in to psych pop/rock and never failing to deliver addictive earworms.” - New Music Platform “'Taken For A Ride’ offers a bit of ‘Revolver’ flavour on ‘Maserati’ and ‘Hangar 9’ or ‘Rubber Soul’ on ‘Belgravia Affair,’ while ‘Tuesday’s World’, the duet with Lisa Mychols, is a psych pop delight!” - PopRockRecord.com “’Palaces and Slums’ contains hooky, Fountains of Wayne story songs like ‘Stay Out of the Sun’ and ‘Blink.’ There’s the pop lushness of ‘Hell In A Handcart’ and, for contrast, ‘The Way the Cookie Crumbles’ with its ska groove and break-out Squeeze-like chorus.” – PopRockRecord.com "’Barbed Wire and Brass’ is full of slick sounds underwritten with humorous and intelligent lyrics, alongside occasional left field moves as catchy hooks, rooted in post-punk, power pop and psych-infused art-rock abound. The influence of XTC, Elvis Costello, Squeeze and Nick Lowe can be heard throughout." - Shindig! Magazine So, for those of you like us who prefer to live in the physical world, “Corporation Pop!” contains all 12 tracks from the three aforementioned EPs PLUS FOUR MORE NEW SONGS (INCLUDING A SECOND DUET WITH LISA MYCHOLS) FOR A TOTAL OF 16 SONGS! GREAT!! ... read more »
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Better From Here
Price: $14.00
Artist: Joe Giddings
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!! Over two years in the making (not the record, but Joe’s decision to finally release it after remixing and tweaking it) after we first spoke, ”Better From Here” - here comes the cliché – is a power pop gem that truly was worth waiting for! “This is top notch power pop rock from one of the genre’s best exponents over the past two decades. His vocals are enhanced in a wall of sound. Brimming with melodic from start to finish, it’s an outstanding album from not only a major talent, but a real unheralded gem.” – IDontHearASingle.com "Power pop with real power. Well-crafted tunes delivered with panache and drenched in melody, sounding like a less ornate, harder rocking Jellyfish. Meaty guitar licks flying all over the place. A year-end top 10 contender, for sure!" - John Borack “While there’s a Beatles influence evident throughout, it is amazingly diverse. The melding of a variety of pop influences and brilliant, radio friendly production sensibilities make it really shine. Maybe it’s the guitar crunch of ‘Amity Horror’ that’ll grab you, or the spot-on harmonies of ‘Gone So Far’, or the FOW/Cars approach to ‘Tin Foil Crush’ that’ll hook you. Could it be the muscular guitar of ‘Rock and Roll’? For me, it was ‘Irrelevant’, with guitar muscle out front, production and arrangement reminiscent of The Sweet or T-Rex, where everything is boiled down to its most impactful ingredients. It’s all hook, swagger and smarts. Did I mention that he can really, really sing? Every once in a while I hear someone say ‘they just don’t make ‘em like they used to’. Next time you hear that, hand them a copy of ‘Better From Here’!” – Rich Rossi/PowerPopNews.com “Joe tells us right away ‘I don’t want to sing like the Beatles again, but I’m gonna do it anyway’ on the title track. His songwriting skills are in top form, evidenced by ‘Always Raining Somewhere”. His guitar can shred with anyone, as he plays with a post-punk sprightliness and a less overtly British Invasion-inspired melodic sense that's closer to the power pop greats of the 90’s. Fans of Velvet Crush and Fountains of Wayne will enjoy ‘Amity Horror’ and ‘Rock and Roll.’ The high harmonies just burst in on ‘If I Don’t Have Love.’ This is looking to be in my top 10 of 2020!” – Powerpopaholic.com “Joe Giddings’ pop world is a place where fans of Jellyfish and Redd Kross gather in animated huddles to discuss late-era Beatles. It is also a place where the go-to guitarist is Brian May. Lyrically, Giddings tries to eschew thoughts of stardom but simply comes across as self-effacing, he tells us it’s ‘always raining somewhere’ but also why we should still be all smiles. Musically, he is full-throttle but always inventive, he can deliver a heavy crunch when needed but then rounds things off by creating a slow burning, bright full glow.” – John Bottomley/BucketfullofBrains.com GREAT!! ... read more »
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Citrus
Price: $14.00
Artist: Jon Flynn
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!! While Jon Flynn’s group Diamond Hands prepare their fourth record that’s due for release later this year, “Citrus”, John’s solo debut, has arrived (Joel Wall, Jon’s bandmate, also has a solo outing coming soon on Kool Kat)! By 2019 Jon had amassed enough material for a solo album and in November of that year began recording “Citrus”. Working with longtime collaborator Jake Smith, the pair recorded basic rhythm tracks for half the album the first day in the studio. Jon would spend the next six months finishing the LP mostly from his bedroom. The album was written, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Jon. While Diamond Hands records have a decidedly 60’s bent to them, the twelve songs on “Citrus” have an 80’s/90’s laid-back Brit Pop vibe that, despite relatively sparse instrumental backing (keyboards, bass and shimmering guitars), still sounds remarkably lush. At times T. Rex-like (in Marc B.’s more tender moments – complete with Howard Kaylan/Mark Volman-like backing vocals), at the same time it reminds us of some of Brendon Benson’s solo outings. Not bad company to be in! “Flynn flaunts his love of Brit Pop from the first notes of opener ‘Somewhere To Run’ on a record that, without a doubt, is chock-full of potential radio-friendly songs. What separates his work as one half of Diamond Hands is that ‘Citrus’ presents the opportunity to allow him to stretch his figurative legs to create a record that reflects his own musical personality while remaining true to his pop-leaning tendencies. It's these kinds of memorable tunes that make the record another step in the right direction for Jon, not to mention another classic example of rock ‘n’ roll mixing with the best kind of pop sensibilities!” – Max Humphries GREAT!! ... read more »
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Better Days
Price: $13.00
Artist: Rick Hromadka
Description: The solo album Rick Hromadka (Double Naught Spies/Maple Mars/Ruby Free) has been toiling with for well over a year has been done since before the pandemic, but there was no way he was gonna release it while the world stopped turning. But…Rick states “I finally realized that waiting for the world to get better is like chasing your tail. So here's to ‘Better Days’! Unlike my last solo record, which was very ‘solo’, this time 'round I wanted to include a bunch of my musical friends, many of whom I've admired for years and finally got up the nerve to ask to play on this record. I can't tell you how unbelievable it was to work with so many talents. Receiving recorded tracks from these people was like opening gifts at Christmas!” "Hromadka and a batch of his musical pals have created an album that is one of the best power pop releases in memory, a surging and artful effort that is bolstered by excellent song craft, experimental flourishes aplenty and nuanced musicianship. It’s the perfect find for those in search of music that is melodic, memorable and expertly crafted. "- Robert Kinsler/Rock 'n Roll Truth "A top-flight collection of wonderfully-realized pop ‘n’ roll songs!" - Alan Haber/Pure Pop Radio "A powerhouse of an album!" - Pseu Braun/WFMU “This is one of the best albums of Rick's career. It’s up there with the magnificent 2010 Maple Mars album, ‘Galaxyland’. Yes, that good.” - Mike Lidskin/Woody Radio GREAT!! ... read more »
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What A Rip
Price: $12.00
Artist: Ryan Allen
Description: Forgoing his “Extra Arms” this time around, “What A Rip” is a brand new “solo” record from popper Ryan Allen who’s known for writing crunchy rock songs in the vein of Superchunk, Sugar and Teenage Fanclub. “With ‘What A Rip’, Allen gives us a 2020-themed record that doesn't try too hard to be a 2020-themed record. Like so many other musicians and artists, he made the best of a bad situation last year and used his pandemic downtime to focus on creative pursuits. While not super-intentionally a concept album, it clearly explores ideas that were running through his mind as the year progressed. In terms of musical inspirations, the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, and The Who are all over this record. And seriously: if you're gonna steal from other bands, those are the ones to steal from! The record brings together various elements of that classic mid-to-late '60s era of popular music - from garage rock to melodic guitar pop to psychedelic rock to baroque pop to early glam rock. While it's fun to joke about who he might be ripping off from track to track, he does a wonderful job of stealing creatively. And isn't that what all of the best rock and roll of the last 40 years has basically done? ‘On My Mind’ sounds like what would happen if ‘Paperback Writer’ and ‘Last Train To Clarksville’ made a baby. ‘Look In My Eyes’ is probably meant to bring to mind The Nazz's ‘Open My Eyes’, yet it's not a straight rip. ‘Already Gone’ steals a riff from T. Rex that was already stolen from Howlin' Wolf and incorporates it into a very Ryan Allen sounding song. While very obvious in its inspirations, the material on this album is well-crafted and consistently strong. In my book, songs like the simple, sweet ‘Glad That I Have You’ and the gorgeous, Lennon-esque ballad ‘Only Son’ are two of the all-time high points in his songbook. Featuring an appealing mix of rockers, pop songs, and wonderful ballads, ‘What A Rip’ is the sort of great all-around rock record that you just don't hear often enough these days. It doesn't try to be profound or deeply insightful. It merely tells the tale of one man trying to navigate his way through a year full of hardships, gloom, and chaos. This is an album about loss and uncertainty and despair - but also an album full of hope and gratitude for the loved ones who make this life so worthwhile.” – FasterandLouder.com GREAT!! ... read more »
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Songs From Another Life
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL! TBWTPN are an atypical music group on the frontiers between indie pop, jangle pop and power pop. “Songs From Another Life”, their second effort was initially going to be a Bobo Integrel Records vinyl-only release – but that was until the Kool Kat mafia stepped in and made an offer Madrid’s Gonzalo Marcos (El Palacio de Linares), and Edinburgh’s Andrew Taylor (Dropkick) couldn’t refuse to make a CD available on Kool Kat! Here, the boys open the range of influences, more American, more exuberant and present a powerful sound with arrangements that make us dream of better days. In addition to Teenage Fanclub, Big Star and The Byrds, there are sonic references to Fountains Of Wayne, Matthew Sweet, Weezer, R.E.M., The Lemonheads, The Beach Boys and there are even distorted breaks à la Dinosaur Jr. or Sugar. Recorded separately, in two parts, applying social distance before it was an obligation. These songs so beautiful, so bright, so stimulating, this gorgeous guitar and harmony-filled music of heavenly guitars, can only come from another life, from a life that might never return. “You could line up a whole host of driven, melodic, harmonious power-pop bands, blindfold yourself and stick a pin in one of them and the chances are that the very best of the chosen p(r)icked act, will sound much like this. Following precisely on from the sheer and absolute jangled beauty seen in 2019’s ‘Dead Calm’ album and dares to tread just that little bit further into the more gregarious, dynamic power-pop territory that is frequented by the most well known of today’s power-pop acts…and even has the temerity to do it better. As ‘Waking Up In Sunshine’, ‘How I Really Feel’ and ‘I Don’t Mind’ slide over the edge of ‘just genuine pretty’, by increasing the tempo and adding a subtle sense of ‘more’. More noise, more tempo, more percussion, just more. When the tempo decreases and the harmonies usurp dynamism, we see the band return to the sheer laconic grace of their debut, with ‘Can’t You See’, ‘Falling Through’, ‘Lethargy’ and ‘In Between’, providing the perfect vehicle for Taylor’s voice to smoothly reverse into. Never hurried, never wavering, without the quirky inflections that much musical modernity insists upon in their frontmen, Taylor’s is possibly the most perfect voice in jangle/power-pop at present (sorry Teenage Fanclub fans!). A genuinely stunning album…as if there was ever any doubt it would be!!?” – JanglePophub.com GREAT!! ... read more »
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BANG!: The Best Of The Sails 2006 to 2020
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Sails
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!! As The Sails (all the work of multi-instrumentalist/producer Michael Gagliano) prepare a brand new full-length in the not-too-distant future, we though it a good time to introduce/re-introduce the music of The Sails to power pop fans everywhere. For any newcomers The Sails, from the outskirts of London, deliver intensely rich power pop. It's an all-original blend of groovy 60’s influences with a uniquely modern edge. Highly active with The Sails from 2006 to 2010, Michael has spent the past decade touring worldwide as a performing member of the “Let It Be” musical theater production, playing in many of the same theatres as The Beatles themselves, growing his profile for The Sails in the process. The digital-only releases of "One Hot Mess" in 2019 and "Dr. Michael's Medicine Bag" in early 2020 demonstrated a new wave of original creativity. With pandemic-forced temporary stop of live shows, Michael has doubled-down on writing and releasing new singles, igniting a spark of renewed interest in the UK. This new activity has led to a demand for past releases that have been hard to find anywhere. This includes the critically acclaimed eponymous Rainbow Quartz Records debut from 2006, 2007's "Drum Roll Please" which was available as an import from Japan, and 2010's "A Headful of Stars" on Rainbow Quartz. A major highlight from this time is "I’m Only Bleeding” ranked the #1 “Coolest Song of The Year” on Little Steven’s influential “Underground Garage” for 2010, and “Liar” ranking #2 in 2011 - both are included here. The CD delivers the best fifteen songs from The Sails to date, including selections from the three aforementioned releases along with previously download-only tracks “The Slow Down”, “Lovebonds”, “Sitting In The Corners” and the title track making their C D debut. With a wide range of influences within the genre of power pop, it includes harmonies that channel the Everly Brothers. Fans of Small Faces will appreciate the intensity of “In My Head.” You’ll be forgiven for thinking “Best Day” is an unreleased single from the vaults of Neil Diamond! Elements of The Beatles (of course), Oasis, The Who, The Jam, and other classic influences come together for a distinctly fresh sound that is simultaneously familiar yet modern. GREAT!! ... read more »
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Teenage Tragedies 1974-1979
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Scruffs
Description: Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, The Scruffs are best known for their classic power pop LP “Wanna Meet The Scruffs?” issued in 1977 on Power Play Records. Although Robert Christgau, rock critic in Village Voice wrote “A middle-period Beatles extrapolation in the manner of Big Star, it bursts with off harmonies, left hooks, and jolts of random energy Only a sucker for R’n’R could love this record, and I am that sucker”, they received only local airplay and little more. The Scruffs started to record a follow-up album with John Fry at Ardent Studios, supposedly entitled “Teenage Gurls”. In 1978, due to interest from Warner Bros in New York City, the band moved to The Big Apple, playing at CBGB and Max's Kansas City. Same old story, they didn’t land any major label deal out there. One year later, leader Stephen Burns returned to Memphis to finish the recordings which survived for years in his archives. They eventually resurfaced only on CD, in 1998 on Burns' private label Northern Heights and in 2003 on Rev’Ola. Die-hard popsters regard some of these songs as their strongest material with the best ones being compiled here. In 1974, the same year of Big Star’s “Radio City” LP release and Chris Bell solo recording sessions, producer Jim Dickinson heard the Scruffs’ early stages and their pre-”Wanna Meet...” material and expected the band to be the next big thing. Only heard on CD on Northern Heights in 1998, the best tracks from this stunning collection, recorded in the same Shoe Studio where Chris Bell immortalized the track “I Am The Cosmos” basically at the same time, are compiled here as well. “The late great Alex Chilton once put "Break The Ice" and "Bedtime Stories" on a compilation tape for me. What a great introduction to The Scruffs.” - Francis Macdonald/Teenage Fanclub “Some tracks may sound like Chris Bell outtakes except they were probably recorded before or at the same time” - Stephen Burns “Are The Scruffs over the top? At times. Heartbroken? I think so. Cool? Ooh yeah.” - Judith Beerman/Back Of A Car Magazine GREAT!! ... read more »
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Handful Of Hits
Price: $14.00
Artist: Tommy Ray
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!! Tommy Ray came into his own between 2011 and 2018 as the primary songwriter and front man for power-pop heroes The CRY! With the band on indefinite hiatus, he released “First Hits Free” (his 2020 Kool Kat label debut) and now, with the band STILL on hiatus, “Handful of Hits”! The record continues his flair for merging 50's melodies, the jangle of 60's pop hooks, 70's glam-rock, and honest gritty street-level lyrics. Think a poppier Replacements, Tommy Stinson/Bash & Pop and you’re on the right track! Tommy’s influences? If you don’t already know, here’s the 411 right from him “Ramones. Exploding Hearts. Ramones. Paul Collins. Ramones. Beach Boys – (get the idea?)! I really like a 3 minute pop song that moves. You know, ‘Don’t bore us. Get to the chorus.’ I’ve been playing tons of music and busking in downtown Portland during the recent protests. Where there are people, I will play music. I play mostly standards from the past 50 years. Never gets old. It’s my favorite thing to do. My dad plays a little guitar and slams through the old hits like a savage for hours. I learned from him…” “He’s back again with 11 new powerpop hits. “In Love Again” opens on a melancholic teenage note before hand claps and Jerry Lee Lewis piano take over in the catchy “No No No”. Third song “On My Wall” slow things down and brings a romantic touch to the album before it quickly fades and let “One Step Closer” brings more sun and fun while “Closer/School Daze” keeps us pogoing and partying (“I don’t care what they say, every day is saturday!”) with its ’77 punk chorus. The Johnny Thunders influence can especially be heard in “Beer, Wine & Whisky” while “Feel The Pain” will take you to the 60s and “Loser’s Anthem” and its slight new wave touch will make you dance for less than 3 minutes. “If You Need Anything” and “Runnin'” will probably bring The CRY to your mind if you were into them, check them out if you haven’t yet! The last song “I Didn’t Do It” has a bit of this early Hanoï Rocks thing to it that will leave you wanting more.” – Veglam.com GREAT!! ... 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:

In 2017, Vic Wayneread more »

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 »