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Strange Tide
Price: $15.00
Artist: ANC4
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!! WOW!! Of course we love it (and please pardon the hype), but even if “Strange Tide”, ANC4’s second release wasn’t on Kool Kat we’d still rate as a Top 5 (or maybe even #1) “Best Power Pop Record Of 2021” – it’s that brilliant! The band delivers impeccably well crafted songs written by the songwriting duo of Roger Arvidson and Tomas Nilsson with the backing of a superb rhythm section made up of Janne Borgh on bass and Niclas Österberg on drums. “’Strange Tide’ is a 10/10 rated affair. The Swedish summer normally ends in August but this album will lengthen it to Christmas. It’s brimming with melodic songs, jangly guitars and lovely vocals. All 16 tracks have potential to be singles. ‘Being Nice’ is this year’s best power pop track. Roger Arvidson and Tomas Nilsson …. We salute you.” – Per Dahlqvist “It is not often you find a band that is consistent in the quality of their releases but ANC4 have proved they have the knack to pen and play a plethora of tip top pop. Album opener ‘Struck Gold’ is almost like an epiphany as every track on this album is gold and you will feel like you have won the musical lottery. You want jangle, you want harmonies, you want melodies and more hooks than Ikea’ curtain department, along with well crafted lyrics, then look no further than ANC4, this Swedish quartet has all you want and all you need.” Wayne Ford/The Ice Cream Man We could gush more, but have a listen…you will be pleased! GREAT!! ... read more »
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Atoms And Energy
Price: $17.00
Artist: Daniel Wylie's Cosmic Rough Riders
Description: Daniel Wylie has had a long and distinguished career in songwriting, whether with his band, Cosmic Rough Riders, or as a solo artist. Throughout he has stayed true to a classic approach with plenty of room for influences from the 1960’s onwards, but with room too for originality of thought in both music and lyrics. “Atoms And Energy” is confirmation that the fire still burns brightly. “Anyone familiar with Wylie’s previous work will know what to expect here – but with part of that expectation comes the knowledge that the songs won’t be routine and won’t be presented without emotive input or instrumental dexterity. The guitar playing is a strong feature of the record, and the lovely shimmering textures are a possible reflection of the cloud-strewn skies under which they were written.” – Arcana.FM “Scotland is generally considered by most intelligent folk as the second-best place on earth to produce sun-kissed jangle rock and pop after California, and most of them would point to Teenage Fanclub to prove their point. Many others might however suggest that Glasgow’s Daniel Wylie has an equal claim to be Scotland’s (indeed, the UK’s) premier exponent of Byrds/Neil Young/CSN&Y influenced sounds, going back to his debut with the Cosmic Rough Riders in the late 90’s. ‘Atoms And Energy’ cements this view with Wylie delivering a solid set of bittersweet songs replete with harmonies and flurries of guitars paying tribute to the heyday of the sunshine state while remaining attuned to this modern world.” – Americana-uk.com “Once again, Daniel Wylie has blessed us with a wonderful, heartfelt record that will make your heartstrings quiver with its beauty and sadness. Highly recommended!” – BigTakeover.com GREAT!! ... read more »
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Thank You
Price: $14.00
Artist: Diamond Hands
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!! If you are familiar with the recent solo outings by Jon Flynn (“Citrus”) and Joel Tyler Wall (“Green Wave”), then (as Diamond Hands) the slight shift in musical direction/treatment they’ve taken on “Thank You”, their fourth long player, won’t come as a total surprise to you. The record was written over Spring/Summer 2020 and recorded December 2020 through February 2021 at Joel’s Green Door Studios. Joel explains “Jon and I enjoyed working close together during the pandemic and making something positive out of a ‘not so positive’ time. I feel like experimenting with our sound and visuals was really freeing. I was working with another project at the time and a lot of keyboards were left around the studio. We had a bit of a kitchen sink aesthetic while working on the tracks, if there was an instrument around, we plugged it in and used it and then put an effect on it. For the first time we decided not to add lots of backing vocals and focused on just our two voices together, most of the time it's just one of us singing melody and one on harmony.” Jon adds “We intentionally tried to scale it back a bit, did everything ourselves (except for mixing) and didn't bring in any string or piano players like we have in the past. We experimented with some new sounds and styles mostly from vintage keyboards and synths while trying to expand on the existing Diamond Hands sound. There are songs that could've worked on our last album and then there are some that wouldn't have fit on any of the others. There's a heavy Neil Young/Crazy Horse type track called ‘Ziggy’ which is different for us. One of my favorites is an ‘island’ song called ‘Out Of My Head’ that transports you to paradise on a beach.” The (familiar) cover is based on the classic plastic takeout bags and is a “Thank You” to everyone who's been there with the band over the years. And “Thank You” Jon and Joel for the great music you continue to produce!! GREAT!! ... read more »
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Too Loud, Too Fast, Too Much
Price: $14.00
Artist: Doublepluspop
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!! Over the past 17+ months, many artists have used pandemic time to get creative and crank out an album. Others used this time to revisit projects that they’d previously abandoned. Thankfully, Doublepluspop revisited a project that was supposed to be their debut album, a collection of tracks that has been sitting in a vault since 2002. Wanting to create a power pop band, frontman Paul Averitt formed Doublepluspop sometime between the late 90’s/early 00’s. Along with Jon Lenzer on guitar, Mike Bowman on bass and Neil Saunders on drums, they cut tracks in various studios, including a rehearsal space owned by Salim Nourallah. The band would split soon afterwards, the results seemingly never to be heard. In March 2020, Paul received a “cryptic” text message from audio engineer Coy Green, who had worked with Doublepluspop during their early days. The message contained a picture of two ADAT tapes and read, “I wonder what I’m going to be doing tonight.” Later that evening, Green sent another message stating that he was able to successfully transfer 12 Doublepluspop tracks to a format he could mix digitally. Green felt nostalgic mixing and mastering the project, stating doing so brought him joy. “It just blew my mind,” Paul explains. “I was like 12 songs? What are you talking about?’ I had no idea that we had done all that. None of us remembered this.” This collection of “rescued” songs make up Doublepluspop’s debut album “Too Loud, To Fast, Too Soon"” which we’re thrilled to release on CD! Consisting of hook-filled melodies whose music references include smatterings of Matthew Sweet/Weezer/Brit Pop influences throughout, which of course means lots of guitars making this another essential piece of power pop history rescued from possible oblivion that would have certainly made year-end “Best Of” lists if had been released back then! Includes a terrific take on Todd Rundgren’s “Couldn’t I Just Tell You”!! GREAT!! ... read more »
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Songs To Dream Along To
Price: $14.00
Artist: Ian M Bailey
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!! During the summer of 2020 English singer songwriter Ian M Bailey (The Lost Doves) began work on a brand new co-writing project with Glasgow’s songsmith Daniel Wylie of Cosmic Rough Riders. Following the release of the Ian’s “Shots Of Sun” EP to critical acclaim, Ian and Daniel agreed to start work on a full-length album which would soon become “Songs To Dream Along To”. Recorded and produced at Ian’s home studio Small Space Studios, the album sits rich in melody and fine songwriting interwoven with Ian’s trademark 12-string Rickenbacker, adding its unmistakable jangle to the blend of bass, drums, keys, strings and harmonies. The songs are rooted in respectful inspiration of artists such as The Byrd’s, CSN, The Association, REM, The Moody Blues, The Bee Gees, America, Lennon & McCartney and The Jayhawks to name but a few, “Songs To Dream Along To” nods a head and hangs its coat proudly on the hooks and melodies of some of the greatest songwriting predecessors. The record has already gained high praise from some noteworthy people! “Thank you for sending me these tracks. I love them! I can definitely hear the Byrds/America influences in ‘Everything Will Be Alright’ and is there something of The Association in the sound of ‘Take It Or Leave It?” - Bob Harris “Bailey and Wylie have created a mini-soundtrack of not just sunshine on a cold grey day, but hope…and sometimes hope is all we need.” - Rocking Magpie “Each song has been written and treated to a highly melodic and sumptuous arrangement, exploring various influences from REM to CSN and The Jayhawks to the Byrds” - Northern Sky “The fruits of the Bailey/Wylie collaboration are tracks steeped in 60’s folk-rock and West Coast close harmony vibes” - Folking.com “Hitching a lift on Ventura Highway, Bailey positively glides along this sun blissed two-lane blacktop with joyous inspiration” – Paul Kerr/Blabber’n’Smoke.com GREAT!! ... read more »
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Watching The Kid Come Back
Price: $12.00
Artist: Robert Harrison
Description: As frontman for Cotton Mather, Robert Harrison has been a fixture in Austin music since the late-90’s, when his famously 4-tracked record “Kontiki” made waves around the globe, being called by UNCUT Magazine- "music to smile yourself to death to". As the creative force behind Future Clouds and Radar, he was named Harp Magazine's "Debut Artist of the Year" in 2007. After a recent Cotton Mather reboot which yielded three full-length records and an EP, Harrison returns with his solo debut, “Watching the Kid Come Back”. Flanked by Austin luminaries Gary Newcombe, Betty Soo, Brad Fordham and Suzanna Choffel as well as long tome collaborators Whit Williams and Darin Murphy, Harrison leaves behind the familiar garage environs for a sound and style more suited to the Texas front porch -blending traditional instrumentation with his “classicist grasp of melody” (Magnet)- adding to what the Austin Chronicle has called a “seemingly endless collection of instant classics” . “Harrison lets each song stand, if not naked, then at least in its underwear, eschewing cleverness for direct expression. ‘Cool Water Blue Rain,’ for example, puts the Harrison spin on country music, with a lilting, strummy melody and an emotional forthrightness that befits a lyric like ‘Hold me up good daughter, dear son/Here comes the rain.’ The sparse ‘Sitting In The Sun’ sounds like it came straight off the back porch and into the studio, side-stepping ornamentation. ‘A Face In The Crowd’ sets its heartbroken libretto to a catchy melody, indulging in some old-fashioned power pop, while ‘Great Auk Stories’ goes folk rock with a tasteful, tuneful arrangement and some soulful singing on Harrison’s part. The title track is quite simply one of Harrison’s loveliest ballads, though it’s nearly equalled by his lush cover of Diana Ross & the Supremes’ ‘Someday We’ll Be Together.’ Rather than fill nooks and crannies with ear candy, Harrison lets the songs breathe, the air around each lick and vocal framing the tunes as much as backwards guitars and tape splices did in the ‘Kontiki’ days. By stripping back the arrangements to straightforward instrumentation, we’re reminded of just how damn good a songwriter he truly is.” – The Big Takeover EXCELLENT!! ... read more »
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A Little More
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Aerovons
Description: The Aerovons recorded their masterpiece “Resurrection” in 1969 at Abbey Road. Beatles’ sound engineers Geoff Emerick, Alan Parsons and Norman Smith worked on the sessions. The album was produced by their prodigious 17-year-old leader Tom Hartman. Although two singles were released in 1969, “Resurrection” was first issued by RPM Records in 2003. This was when the music papers and newspapers went overboard for The Aerovons and learned their mind-blowing story and how they had hung out with The Beatles, went to the pub with The Hollies and met Jimi Hendrix at The Speakeasy. “It’s like hearing newly discovered Beatles tracks while walking down Carnaby Street wearing Ringo’s candy striped hipsters.” The Guardian asserted “They should have been as big as The Beatles.” Rolling Stone heaped acclaim on a “stunning album of bull’s-eye Beatle pop…with the soft-brush folk rock of ‘Rubber Soul’-gilded with the opulent psychedelia of ’67-’68 Fabs.” Now, in 2021, the Florida-dwelling Tom Hartman is back with his follow-up to “Resurrection”. A couple of decades here or there didn’t stop The Aerovons before, and they won’t now. Although the sensibility running through “A Little More” is that of a man who has lived life rather than that that of a wide-eyed teenager, there’s a sensation that time has blurred. Not that time has stood still, but that Tom still draws from what inspired him in the first place. The record even opens with a song written in 1969. The irresistible, McCartney-esque “Stopped!” has a sit-up-take-notice melody and the rolling rhythms of classic late 60’s pop. Title track is more than a reference to picking-up again. Also written in 1969, it’s another classic-in-waiting. A version was first heard on the flip side of Tom’s post-Aerovons single released in 1971 by the Bell label. Unavoidably, looking back at the experience of being in London and at Abbey Road with The Aerovons colors Tom’s new songs. “Swinging London” paints that picture, while “The Way Things Went Tonight” nods to “Resurrection”’s creamiest, most vocal-infused moments. The record also draws from Tom’s path though life after the magical adventures in London. In time, he became a songwriter in the world of advertising. “So Sorry” and “You & Me” draw from human relationships and emotions, while “Shades Of Blue” evokes memories of a particular place. Contrastingly, “Me And My Bomb” recalls one of the first steps towards adulthood. “A Little More” is “Resurrection”’s welcome follow-up. It’s more though. It’s about the whole of Tom Hartman’s life, and how he sees it as a kaleidoscopic journey. Not a resurrection then, but a seamless fusion of everything that makes him who he is today. GREAT!! ... read more »
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Bridge and Tunnel
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Junior League
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!! “Bridge and Tunnel” is the eighth album by The Junior League, the name under which singer/songwriter/performer Joe Adragna works. Since the mid 00’s, Joe has travelled down the pop rock path, moving between pure power pop (such as 2006’s “Catchy” or 2009’s “Smile Shoot Smile”), harder pop rock (2019’s “Adventureland”) and everything in between. “Bridge and Tunnel” touches upon all these influences and more, from sunshine pop (“The Sunshine Saves Everyone” with its very Martin Newell-ish chord changes) to moody, ambient, tracks (“LIRR”, “Woodlawn Avenue”). Most of the record was recorded between the second half of 2020 and early 2021 at Joe’s home studio. Friends would make their contributions from their own studios. Although the pandemic did factor into this arrangement to some degree, this method was not out of the ordinary as Joe pretty much records that way all the time. “I’d already been writing songs about where I grew up, meaning New York and Long Island. Linda Pitmon’s picture, coupled with a suggestion by my friend Jay, pushed me to try to connect as many of the songs as possible to New York in some way. That said, I don’t think the songs are really about New York as much as they are perhaps about fitting in. New York was just a coalescing factor, I guess. But the main thing that runs through the record is “Where do we belong”? But to be honest, I don’t think about all that very much. I just write songs. It’s not ‘Tommy’ or something.” The record includes important contributions from Joe’s friend Scott McCaughey, in whose Minus 5 Joe serves as a member. “Scott is and has always been very, very good to me, and always brings out the best things in the songs,” Joe states. “He mixed quite a lot of the record, and added loads of keyboards, guitars and vocals and was really involved throughout the process. He is one of the most talented (and generous) people I have ever met.” Joe also received help from his pal Michael Giblin (Parallax Project/The Split Squad), who mixed three songs on the record and, as Joe points out, “served as a sounding board for a lot of these songs - extremely encouraging and helpful.” GREAT!! ... read more »
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Past Perfect Tense
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Raves
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL! The Raves are a power pop band based in Atlanta, Georgia and were most active in the 80’s. Originally formed in 1971 and called Nod, the band consisted of three Yoakum brothers and Ken Kennedy. Unusual for that time in the southern United States, they played original rock music in the vein of The Pretenders, Badfinger, Big Star, and other pop rock bands. In 1980 the group changed the name from Nod to The Raves. The group also had their own local public-access television program titled "Eh, Wot's This?, a mix of original comedy sketches and music videos that aired from 1980-82. An LP titled “The Color of Tears” was released on their own label later that year. The group disbanded in 1983. In 1992, a limited edition CD titled “Past Perfect Tense” combining tracks from “The Color Of Tears” along with newly recorded material from 1989, was released. The Raves’ music is power pop at its finest - with tight vocals, soaring and jangling guitars, powerful bass and a driving beat... but it's really the songwriting that sets them apart. The songs are instant classics and as immediate today as when they were recorded. “Unabashed power pop was their calling card, rooted in the likes of the Raspberries, but in practice more tangibly resembling Shoes, The Rubinoos, and a variety of their equally obscuro contemporaries on the Titan Records imprint (e.g. the Secrets and Arlis).” – WillfullyObscure.com “The Raves truly have a solid grasp of the style of music they play. Bulging at the seams with chirpy rhythms and sighing harmonies shaped of oohs, ahs and woo woo woos, ‘Past Perfect Tense’ would have pierced the airwaves from sea to shining sea had it been recorded a decade and a half earlier.” – Beverly Paterson “The Raves have the power pop style DOWN PAT! A road that’s plenty of fun to travel.” – John Borack Now in 2021, Kool Kat Musik brings you a fully-fleshed out, nicely packaged, remastered version of this classic power pop release! GREAT!! ... read more »
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Brighter Futures
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Sails
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!! In March of 2021, we released “Bang!- Best Of The Sails 2006-2020” as both a set-up for “Brighter Futures” and to also introduce to newcomers/re-acquaint longtime fans the pop genius that is Michael Gagliano (The Sails). “Brighter Futures”, the Sails sixth album, contains 13 brand new, hook-filled Brit-Pop tracks! “I made 'Brighter Futures' in Holloway Road, London just like my fave record producer Joe Meek did in the 60’s. I tried to replicate his formula and his vibe when recording the songs for the album,” explains Michael. “The album demonstrates the growing maturity in Gagliano’s songs, and his uncanny ear for a killer melody. Opener ‘Crying Out Loud’ is a terrific way to announce the album’s arrival. Bold and brash, it stomps its way through 4 minutes and 7 seconds of guitar ecstasy. ‘Fly So High’ is a mid-paced monster, that is just so catchy. ‘Wild & Free’ is packed with jangly guitars and a melody to die for, Psych-pop at its very best. ‘Halfway Broken’ is a Sails classic - tender, memorable and one of those songs which just seems to catch the mood. I think, at times, we’ve all been a bit broken, this past fifteen months. MOJO Magazine called The Sails ‘the U.K’s best power pop act’ and, who am I to argue. They pump out guitar-led, echoey jewels of love and take you from Merseybeat to The La’s and back again. This album is a big fat slab of British power pop which wears its heart on its sleeve, and its influences proudly.” – TheAfterword.co.uk No argument here either!! We’re so pleased to help bring Michael’s music to the pop masses!! GREAT!! ... read more »
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Sentinel/Age Of Discovery
Price: $11.00
Artist: 62 Miles From Space
Description:

62 Miles From Space is a virtual, two-man band from Moscow that specialize in delicious pop creations that circle our body and rejuvenate it immensely!! Their music is a mix of pop/progressive with soft traces of ... read more »

The Lost Broadcasts
Price: $14.00
Artist: Badfinger
Description:

Badfinger formed in Swansea, Wales, originally as The Iveys, who were the first group signed by the Beatles' Apple Records label in 1968. The band renamed themselves Badfinger, and recorded five albums for Apple, two for Warner Bros., and toured extensively.  Like ... read more »

New Morning Howl
Price: $12.00
Artist: Brent Windler
Description:

Brent Windler’s power pop-tinged melodies summon the restrained beauty of his native Midwest. A fixture in the Kansas City music scene, his Pacific harmonies, and intricate vocal and instrumental structures capture the polite malaise of Americana as it is lived in the mid-sized cities of the he ... read more »

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

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

Pandora's Box
Price: $12.50
Artist: Cloud Eleven
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  “Pandora’s Box” isn’t so much a “new” album than a collection previously unfinished song fragments and covers that had been buried on old cassette tapes, plus some outtakes from ... read more »

Pop Scrapbook
Price: $10.00
Artist: Dana Countryman
Description:

Quickly following 2020’s “Come Into My Studio” comes “Pop Scrapbook”!  Each year Dana Countryman writes and produces his particular brand of original retro pop written style of music of the 60’s and 70’s.  On “Pop Scrapbook”, in a ... read more »

Blue Circle
Price: $11.00
Artist: Dave Foster
Description: What a pleasant, 2007 pop surprise this one was! This solo debut by the front man of brilliant NY-poppers Bubble began immediately after September 11, 2001! In 2002, with the album complete in demo form, Bubble drummer Tom DeVito suggests taking the songs to the next level and agrees to produce. Tom and Dave continued of ... read more »

Origin Story
Price: $13.00
Artist: Dolour
Description:

During Dolourʼs original decade (1997-2007), the band was a breeding ground for great Seattle bands that followed.  At various times youread more »

Don’t Follow Where They Lead
Price: $14.00
Artist: Ed Ryan
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  On his fourth Kool Kat label release, Ed Ryan once again demonstrates his trademark unmistakable sound, but at the same time, puts the accents slightly differently on each record.read more »

Homesick For Our Future Destinations
Price: $14.00
Artist: It's Karma It's Cool
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL- AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 5 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  It's Karma It's Cool are a Lincoln, UK based four-piece indie rock/pop act who are set to cause fireworks with “Homesick For Our Future Destinations”, their s ... read more »

It's Time To Lose My Mind
Price: $10.00
Artist: Kevin McAdams
Description:

2007 solo outing from the drummer of the band Elefant!  "Upbeat melodies, driving rhythms, and tongue-in-cheek lyrics. For fans of ELO, Brian Wilson, Beck, Grandaddy, and The Magnetic Fields."  "It’s always a bit of a nail-biter when a (vocally) silent drummer from one band steps up to the ... read more »

Tales From The Atomic Tambourine
Price: $10.00
Artist: Kingdom Of Mustang
Description:

“Tales From The Atomic Tambourine” is the third full-lengh by Kingdom Of Mustang.  Birthed during the pandemic of 2020, this collection paints from a broad palette of tonal colors and stylistic modes that at times harkens back to the golden age of AM radio yet does not sacrifice the modern pop- ... read more »

Langan, Frost & Wane
Price: $12.00
Artist: Langan, Frost & Wane
Description:

Langan, Frost & Wane is the collaboration of three songwriters, writing in the folk tradition and drawing candidly from the folk revival of the mid-twentieth century.  It began as a vessel for Brian Langan and RJ G ... read more »

Hung Up On Pop
Price: $9.00
Artist: Loose Lips
Description:

Loose Lips was formed in the thick of the Power Pop/New Wave era of the late 70’s by guitarists Richie Mayer and Jeff King.  After early tentative combinations the band’s lineup coalesced with drummer Gary Ritchie of the The Scam, an offshoot of the British band Badfinger, bassist Danny Welch, K ... read more »

Domino
Price: $14.00
Artist: Lucas Aaron
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  California psych-popper Lucas Aaron was brought to us by Joel Tyler Wall of Diamond Hands who produced “Domino”, Lucas’ second (but more fully fleshed out than his 2019 cassette-only debut) solo record.  And after just one li ... read more »

The Wild Exciting Sounds of Marshall Crenshaw: Live In The 20th and 21st Century (2CD)
Price: $27.00
Artist: Marshall Crenshaw
Description:

A 2CD set containing 26 previously unreleased live recordings, hand-picked by Marshall Crenshaw himself, that includes performances with the Bottle Rockets.  Whether you've been a Marshall Crenshaw fan for 40 years or know little beyond "Someday, Someway," you're in for a treat. The set is a re ... read more »

Keego Harbor
Price: $10.00
Artist: Matthew Milia
Description:

Throughout “Keego Harbor”, the songwriting subjects are all Michigan-centric. Shrinking towns and dying malls don’t make for tourist-tempting sweeping camera shots.  They are the stuff of great stories, though.  Keego Harbor ... read more »

Class Act
Price: $13.00
Artist: Mike Browning
Description:

“Class Act” didn't start off as an album project, although it developed quickly once Mike Browning realized what he had.  Since March of 2018, he had been taking a Recording and Production class at Brunswick Community College in Southport, NC, taught by none other than Jamie Hoover of The Sponge ... read more »

Pat Buchanan
Price: $15.00
Artist: Pat Buchanan
Description: Pat’s 2002 solo debut (produced by Brad Jones who also plays throughout) is a beautifully sung, beautifully played, hook-filled, acoustic guitar-led pop affair that would fit very comfortably between Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook’s solo CDs in your multi-disc player! "A wicked disc of power pop from one of Nas ... read more »

Before The Monsters Came
Price: $14.00
Artist: Pseudonym
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL- AVAILABLE OCTOBER 29 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  read more »

Rave On!
Price: $16.00
Artist: Radio Days
Description:

“Rave On!” is Radio Days’ fourth LP that features 10 power pop gems that translate to music the many souls of the band.  Taking the Paul Collins’ Beat and The Knack experience as a starting point, the songs of the album take a metaphoric trip ... read more »

Campfire Songs
Price: $10.00
Artist: Richard Turgeon
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL – AVAILABLE AUGUST 20 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  “Campfire Songs” represents “Dad Rock” singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist’s Richard Turgeon’s bent for sculpting classic rock sounds into his own unique and inspiring concepts.  ... read more »

The Inn Of Temporary Happiness
Price: $12.00
Artist: Richie Mayer
Description:

It only took Loose Lips’ Richie Mayer 41 years to release a solo record – but here it is!  And quite a hook-filled one at that.  Richie explains “A pandemic, political chaos, social unrest, climate change…if one needed a reason to kickstart their catharsis, a ... read more »

Partie de Dames
Price: $7.00
Artist: Rue '66
Description:

In keeping with the French tradition of 4-song extended plays released throughout the 60’s, comes their “Partie de Dames” EP.  read more »

Rue '66
Price: $12.00
Artist: Rue '66
Description:

Rue ’66 is a modern day yé yé band from San Francisco. The genre known as yé yé refers to pop music made by French artists in the mid-60’s.  Rue ’66 covers ... read more »

BloodMoon
Price: $12.00
Artist: Scott Gagner
Description:

In June of 2021, Scott Gagner and his family moved from their long-time home of Northern California back to his native Minnesota.  He explains the reason for the move “Whoever said ‘You can never go home again’ was wrong.”. “Life had become unreasonable. I found myself acting on primal ... read more »

Pardon The Solar Interruption
Price: $12.00
Artist: Secret Pop Band
Description:

2009 release by this Washington, DC-based band formed by former Ape House singer J. Forte and the legendary rhythm section of Greg Gendron (Lejeune) and Ody Leonard. Ever the consummate rock historians, Secret Pop Band respect rich rock-n-roll traditions without ever resorting to cliché. From the Su ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #120
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #120
Description:

Pink Floyd are the cover stars – Pink Floyd on film 1967-1972!  Features on: Andy Partridge of XTC, The 77 Fania Records - The label that spawned East Harlem’s Boogaloo craze, The Freshmen - Peace On Earth, the Irish showband turn on.  20 Questions: Revered and storied New York music legen ... read more »

The Chris White Experience Presents: Sparrow
Price: $15.00
Artist: Sparrow
Description:

In 1975 the band Sparrow were riding high. They were winners of the TV talent show ‘New Faces’ and had just signed a record deal with the legendary Gerry Bron.  Chris White (from The Zombies) had agreed to produce their album, and Mike Moran was on board as music ... read more »

Bells Of Lightning + bonus disc
Price: $27.00
Artist: Starry Eyed and Laughing
Description:

Starry Eyed and Laughing were either 15 years ahead of their time or 10 years too late.  Either way, in 1974 they were voted the Rickenbacker twangers most likely to ... read more »

Road Chill
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Accelerators
Description: 19 tracks of top-notch, guitar-filled, garage pop rock (with a dash of twang) culled from of their becoming increasingly rare, first three releases - "Leave My Heart", "The Accelerators", and "Dream Train". "Lou Reed once said, 'Your can’t beat two guitars, bass and drums.' Gerald Duncan would no doubt agree. As lea ... read more »

Lost You Long Ago
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Arctic Flow
Description:

Brian Hancheck has been the Arctic Flow since 2008, all that time journeying to what must be his natural home at Sunday Records.  In many senses he’s the archetypal Sunday artist, lamenting lost innocence and seeking refuge in a pure version of indie-pop where melody is never sacrificed and ... read more »

Magnetic
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Belltowers
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL- AVAILABLE OCTOBER 22 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!! WOW!!  read more »

Dose
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Brothers Steve
Description:

The Brothers Steve’s sophomore outing contains 10 new songs which take the band's invigorating punk-pop sound in exciting new directions, folding in elements of psychedelia, glam rock, and even flourishes of chamber pop while retaining all of the energy and charisma that made them such an instan ... read more »

I Thought You Wanted To Know 1978-1981
Price: $15.00
Artist: The dB's
Description:

More than four decades after they left their hometown of Winston-Salem, NC for New York City, The dB’s’ revered body of work still commands the loyalty of a fiercely dedicated fan base.  Although they only released four studio albums du ... read more »

National Absurdatory
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Embryos
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  Come along ... read more »

A Life In Letters
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Fire Apes
Description: 2011 release. In the past, critics and fans have categorized John's songs as rock/pop in the vein of The Beatles, Oasis, Green Day, and Fountains of Wayne. And the same holds true here - though the record does represent a shift into more of a mainstream, wider appeal-leaning release than his previous power pop ones. Not ... read more »

In-Flyte Entertainment – A Tribute To The Byrds
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Floor Models
Description:

80’s jangle-rock cult faves The Floor Models are pleased to call to your attention to their fifth album, a salute to The Byrds, the band that made them want to make music in the first place. Produced by band bassist (and veteran rock journalist) Steve Simels, “In-Flyte Entertainment” ... read more »

Nighthawks!
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Lunar Laugh
Description:

“Nighthawks!”, the followup to “Goodnight Noises Everywhere”, is a collection of never-before-released live recordings spanning the group's full career, along with a pair of exclusive studio tracks.  Far from a standard live album, the record offers a rich bounty of concert recordings capturing& ... read more »

I Used To Be The Martial Arts
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Martial Arts
Description:

The 2019 EP from The Martial Arts (Paul Kelly) is a joyous romp through the pop song - a study in infectious grooves and melody. “The song ‘New Performance’ is a nice slab of glammy, Jellyfish/Imperial Drag-inspired hard biting bubble gum pop.” – PopGeekHeaven.co ... read more »

Getting Stranger By The Month
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Martial Arts
Description:

Paul Kelly (BMX Bandits, The Primary 5, Dr. Cosmos Tape Lab) has been described as being “like a 21st century Roy Wood” by his Bandits bandleader Duglas T Stewart.  The follow-up to 2019’s “I Used To Be The Martial Arts” (described as “a must have EP ... read more »

Three Apples In The Orange Grove
Price: $18.00
Artist: The Mergers
Description:

OASIS ALERT!!  The lead-off track “Outta My Way” on the latest from The Mergers is pretty similar to what you might expect from your favorite German beatread more »

Live '78 + bonus disc
Price: $15.00
Artist: The monos!
Description: MOD ALERT! The Monos! were at the forefront of the UK power pop/pop punk scene in 1978. They released four very cool pop singles on RCA Records, and split up when the label ditched plans to release their debut album in the USA. This live recording (warts ‘n all), from November of that year was made at North East London ... read more »

National Champions + bonus disc
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Olympic Ass-Kickin Team
Description:

Brilliant 2009 effort from Terry Anderson and crew! "If listening to some artists' music can feel like work, the collected output of Terry Anderson and the OAKT - a blend of pig-picking goodtimes pop (NRBBQ?) and hu ... read more »

Drone Etiquette
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Persian Leaps
Description:

It seemed as if every week there was another scandal around Donald Trump, and then what should have “sunk” him was eclipsed by something more appalling for The Persian Leaps’ Drew Forsberg. And while The Persian Leaps frontman wasn’t intentionally writing around politics, injustices, or the impendin ... read more »

The Red Locusts
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Red Locusts
Description:

WOW!!  Every once in a while, fans and scholars of power pop will unearth an album by a new or heretofore unknown artist and instantly and collectively cheer with unabashed glee.  May we present the debu ... read more »

Nonetheless Blue
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Resonars
Description:

Matt Rendon's one-man British Invasion revival unit, read more »

Lunar Kit
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Resonars
Description:

“Now, as they use to say, this is where it’s at! Though The Resonars usually fall into the ‘retro’ basket, which is not baseless of course, this ain’t no plain retro that’s for sure.  As far as I’m concerned ... read more »

Bright And Dark
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Resonars
Description:

“The second album by this Tucson ‘group’, but actually features only leader Matt Rendon playing all of the instruments on these four-track recordings (made at his Coma Cave home studio). This modern-day cubist roc ... read more »

Museum Of Tomorrow
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Speed Of Sound
Description:

Big Stir Records cordially invites you to the opening and unveiling of the “Museum Of Tomorrow”, in the form of the so-titled new album from Manchester, England's long-running beat combo The Speed Of Sound.  The “Museum” consists of thirteen exhibits (or “songs”, as the ancients called them) lov ... read more »

Distant Lights
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Suncharms
Description:

If you’ve ever been in a band when you were relatively young you may recall the intensity, verging on obsession, that can be involved. The ending of such a band can be quite traumatic in particular when there is a sense of unfulfilled potential, “Distant Lights” is an attempt to bring that potential ... read more »

Sugar
Price: $22.00
Artist: The Szuters
Description:

The Szuters formed in Japan in the mid-90’s. They would eventually change their name to Magna-Fi in 2002 and continue to release albums and tour until 2010, when the band broke up.  In 2020, Mike Szuter alone would revive the Szuters' name, and ... read more »

Tomplicated
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Toms
Description:

Since his brilliant, self-titled debut LP appeared in 1979, The Toms (Tom Marolda) have remained an active DIY power-pop force of nature over the ensuing years.  Last year brought us some “lost” songs from 1979, but “To ... read more »

In Their Own Write – Live!
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Weeklings
Description:

Renowned for their live performances, The Weeklings are back with their second live record!!  “Live albums are the next best thing to being there, especially when brought to you by a group as great as The Weeklings.  Recorded on the stages of the Strand Theater in Lakewood, NJ and Dar ... read more »

Show Business, Baby
Price: $10.00
Artist: Tom Heyman
Description:

For more than two decades Tom Heyman has been a vital part of the San Francisco music scene, a go to pedal steel man and guitar slinger who has recorded and played with the likes of Chuck Prophet, Alejandro Escovedo, Russ Tolman, Mark Eitzel and John Doe.  “Show Business, Baby” is ... read more »

I Thought I Was Fine
Price: $15.00
Artist: Tommy Womack
Description:

If you were buying records in the 60’s, there would be times you'd stumble upon an album that, while not knowing what the artist sounded like, intrigued you by the cover (ie, The Stooges first LP) so you took a chance resulting in a great discovery.  Tommy Womack’s latest record, one w ... read more »

Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #57
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #57
Description:

British ‘60s psychedelic underground heroes Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera are the subject of an epic feature that unwraps their outrageous story in hilarious and hair-raising detail. The 50th anniversary of Jim Morrison’s death is marked with a cover story on the Doors, inclu ... read more »

Air-O-Plane Ride: Sunshine,Soft & Studio Pop 1966-1970
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

“Air-O-Plane Ride” is Teensville's eighth installment in a series of CDs that shine a light on the rare and hideously obscure side of 60s sunshine and soft pop. The disc boasts 32 tracks, all of which make their digital debut; a few make their first appearance anywhere after ... read more »

Blow My Mind! The Dore-Era-Mira Punk & Psych Legacy
Price: $19.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Three of the quirkier imprints from Hollywood's heyday in the mid-60’s were the record labels Doré, Era and Mira. Like most seasoned indie producers in that epoch, their owners Lew Bedell, Herb Newman and Randy Wood struggled to get to grips with the onslaught of rock' ... read more »

The Lives Of Others
Price: $27.00
Artist: You Am I
Description:

Ask any fan of Aussie music and they’ll agree that it’s impossible to mention “Aussie rock music” without a prominent discussion of read more »