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Denny Isle Drive
 
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Price: $16.00
Artist: Edward Penfold
 
 
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Edward Penfold returns with the follow up to 2016’s “Caulkhead”.  A long list of collaborators were called upon to help record the album. This included members of the Bloom collective as well as the loosely coined Belvoir House Band.  “The album is both unusual and familiar.  On one hand, the hazy, psychedelic odd-pop present here isn’t the kind of thing that you hear every day in 2017, unless you work in a vintage shop.  On the other hand, it is the kind of thing that Ringo Starr might have written for The Beatles after a session with the guru, including all the missteps that would entail. Musically, ‘Denny Isle Drive’ can be whimsical and dreamlike, with swooping strings and chiming piano riffs.  Tracks like ‘Bullfrog’ and ‘Shallow Valley’ would be at home on a ‘Willy Wonka’ soundtrack, and are the record’s highlights – sugary and sweetly imaginative.” – LoudandQuiet.com  “The value of this album depends entirely on the listener’s love for Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd, and Kevin Ayers.  This entire record is an extremely tuneful collection that pretty much sounds like, well, Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd, and Kevin Ayers.   ‘Conker’ is a slowly strummed and Syd Barrett-voiced recreation of everything Syd Fanzine ‘Terrapin’ hoped to review but sadly ran out of Barrett originals.  Oddly, ‘Spring Parade’ starts with a harmonica that recalls Neil Young and then develops into a pretty great melodic tune that has the same languid beauty as Floyd’s ‘Us and Them”.   That’s the problem with this record.  Oh, I want to write it off as a rip-off of too many great artists, but darn, if the songs aren’t just pretty great.  ‘Betsy’s Linen’ is pure ‘Madcap’ with its simply strummed guitar.  ‘Bungalow White’ extends the palette into ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ territory before it morphs musically into the ending bit from Floyd’s ‘Time,’ the part that states, ‘Thought I had something more to say.’  The baritone ghost of Kevin Ayers is very much part of this record.  Northern Himisphere’ deepens the vocals and delivers that carefree and wistful Canterbury sound that pays little heed to the pressures of time and reality. It also recalls the absolute gorgeous silvery tones of one Raymond Douglas Davies, circa ‘Days’ or (almost) ‘Waterloo Sunset.’  The brief piano ‘Suntan”’is an intro to ‘Grasshopper,’ which is not Syd’s ‘Jugband’ or Syd’s ‘Blues’, but in its own time becomes positively jolly, as only Kevin Ayers could be jolly in his very own  Joy of a Toy’ manner.  It’s all sort of like the cover for Floyd’s ‘Ummagumma’ where the various band members exchange exact positions in photos that recede inwardly and shrink into a weird and ever-smaller portion of the band.  So, between the words (or betwixt the notes), there’s a lot to like about this record.  ‘Cactus Shadow’ is another prelude to the Pink Floyd ‘Brain Damage’ or ‘Shallow Valley’ territory.  But then ‘Bullfrog’ is absolutely beautiful with strings that soar above the strummed guitar.  This is Roy Harper ‘Twelve Hours of Sunset’ stuff.  It’s lovely in an early 70’s type of lovely.  Then it all ends with ‘Garden Fresh,’ and the sound of Floyd, the Beatles, Kevin Ayers, and everything wonderful about the late 60’s and early 70’s, a time when the very warmth of the music overwhelmed the cold commercial concerns that left Syd Barrett possibly drug-addled, confused, and extremely clever when, apparently, our Syd, when asked by rock journalist supreme Nick Kent about his new post-Floyd group Stars, simply replied, ‘I’m sorry, I don’t speak French.’   I think everyone of us, whether sane or not, would love to say that to someone at least once in a lifetime.  This album, in its own way, pretty much says that very same thing.” – Soundblab.com  GREAT!!


 
Beatlesque Station
Price: $9.00
Artist: Alan Bernhoft
Description:

Alan's fifth collection of Beatlesque style songs is another well-done homage that’s dedicated to the love and peace inspired around the world by who els ... read more »

Closer To A Ghost
Price: $12.00
Artist: A View Of Earth From The Moon
Description:

A View of Earth from the Moon’s debut s an unashamed mashup of noisy 90’s Britpop, uninhibited garagey rudeness, and anthemic melodies that take the listener to a place where loudness is ... read more »

Tuscumbia
Price: $12.00
Artist: Belle Adair
Description:

The breezy jangle of “Get Away,” the opening track off Belle Adair’s striking new album might not be the first thing you’ ... read more »

NoHo Calling
Price: $10.00
Artist: Brady Harris Band
Description:

Hailing from North Hollywood (NoHo), CA, the Brady Harris Band is a rootsy-Beatlesque quartet big on harmonies, chord changes and the occasional female cover version (Go-Go ... read more »

From The Jam Live!
Price: $19.00
Artist: Bruce Foxton & Russell Hastings
Description:

Live release recorded in 2017 from Bruce Foxton (The Jam) and Russell Hastings, both of whom perform the hits of British mod icons The Jam. < ... read more »

The Road To Glasgow
Price: $14.50
Artist: Celsi, Bragg & Maitland
Description:

American Pop/Americana artists Anny Celsi and Nelson Bragg team up with Dublin’s Duncan Maitland to form a high-energy, high-flying trio that’s all about Brill Building hooks, Byrd ... read more »

The Joy Of Pop
Price: $10.00
Artist: Dana Countryman
Description:

Dana's fourth release (his last being the terrific “Girlsville” collection) delivers 14 perfectly realized melodic gems with the help of Klaatu's Dee Long, Dana's wife Tricia, and Matt Tyson. read more »

Cross The Water
Price: $17.00
Artist: Daniel McGeever
Description:

Hailing from Edinburgh, Scotland, Daniel McGeever is perhaps best known as the guitarist/vocalist of the pop band The Wellgreen.read more »

Scenery For Dreamers
Price: $16.00
Artist: Daniel Wylie's Cosmic Rough Riders
Description: WOW!! Brand new release from Daniel, who is quick to proudly point out that this one’s got a Crazy Horse vibe to it – and that ain’t far from the truth folks! Daniel provides some further insight regarding what he was listening to/influenced by when writing/recording the new record – “early R.E.M. the Turtles pop...and ju ... read more »

Buddha Pesto Manifesto
Price: $10.00
Artist: Dave Caruso
Description:

The follow up to 2014’s read more »

Across The Multiverse
Price: $14.00
Artist: Dent May
Description:

WOW!!  Mississippi-born, L.A.-based read more »

Denny Isle Drive
Price: $16.00
Artist: Edward Penfold
Description:

Edward Penfold returns with the follow up to 2016’s “Caulkhead”.  A long list of collaborators were called upon ... read more »

Serious Poke
Price: $14.00
Artist: Fred Abbott
Description:

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Fresh Ice
Price: $16.00
Artist: Freewheel
Description: 70’s Guitar Rock Alert!!  Powerful guitar riffs, round refrains, a powerful and personal voice and a dynamic and forceful rhythm base are some of the virtues that Fr ... read more »

A Clip Round The Ear
Price: $15.00
Artist: Groovy Uncle
Description: For the uninitiated, Groovy Uncle isn't exactly a band, more a musical collective featuring a whole host of musos including (on this album) Allan Crockford, Jim Riley, Mole Lambert, Jon Barker and Wolf Howard with songwriter Glenn Prangnell at its centre, and often featuring Cardiff songbird Suzi Chunk. Possibly because of ... read more »

Crushing On What Might Be
Price: $15.00
Artist: Hemock Pop
Description: As a veteran of more traditional "rock" bands, Ira Merrill always wanted to make a cohesive "pop" album. So, he holed up with a Macbook Pro, pilfered microphones and preamps from frien ... read more »

Unto The Earth
Price: $17.00
Artist: Last Of The Easy Riders
Description:

From high in the Rocky Mountains, Last of the Easy Riders descend with “Unto The Earth”, it's new psych-infused country-rock long-p ... read more »

Pick Your Poison, Pick Your Blues
Price: $12.00
Artist: Latvian Radio
Description:

Brand new release – their sixth!  Latvian Radio has created their own brand of critically acclaimed indie-power pop; since the release of th ... read more »

Picasso On A Log
Price: $6.00
Artist: Magpie
Description:

BRAND NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  WOW!!  ... read more »

Mapache
Price: $15.00
Artist: Mapache
Description:

Close your eyes and imagine the Everly Brothers wearing Tied Dyed Nudie Suits. Okay, now open them. There's Mapache. read more »

Exposure & Response
Price: $11.00
Artist: Mo Troper
Description:

On his sophomore effort, which begins with the bombastic “Rock and Roll Will Change The World,” it’s hard to tell whether Mo Troper is hopelessly nostalgic for an era he nev ... read more »

Once & Future Band
Price: $15.00
Artist: Once & Future Band
Description:

The eponymous debut of a group founded by multi-role players read more »

Pretty, But Killing Me
Price: $12.00
Artist: Pacific Radio
Description:

Pacific Radio’s sound is an infectious mix of energetic garage rock. read more »

Songs Of Our Times
Price: $16.00
Artist: Paul Messis
Description:

VINYL-ONLY RELEASE (COMES WITH DOWNLOAD CARD).  read more »

Prince Of Power Pop
Price: $14.00
Artist: Phil Seymour
Description:

Phil Seymour's story reads like a novel: three young hopefuls from Tulsa in love with '60s music and determined to bring back melody and pop songs to '70s rock set off for Hollywood to find fame and fortune. read more »

Today My Mind...Tomorrow The World
Price: $12.00
Artist: Rob Martinez
Description: Rob Martinez knows his way to a great melody. Weaned on a steady diet of Paul McCartney, Cheap Trick and Crowded House, he distills his influences into instantly accessible power pop classics, with each song carefully arranged and crafted to stand on its own as a hooky, hit single. The result is pure pop perfection in the g ... read more »

Smellicopter 2
Price: $6.00
Artist: Scott Brookman
Description:

Scott explains the premise behind his latest offering - “At some point I realized that the pre-legendary ‘Smellicopter’ was going to be som ... read more »

Crash Through Or Crash
Price: $10.00
Artist: Shake Some Action!
Description: On their latest release, Shake Some Action! have fired up the Rickenbackers, turned the jangleboxes up to 11 and cranking the Fenders till the tubes turned a fiery red . . .and they show no signs of slowing down ten years into their career. They recently hit the pages of Billboard for the first time when their single “The ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #76
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #76
Description: Contains features on the 50th anniversary of Love's “Forever Changes” masterpiece, Hawkwind, Ducks Deluxe, The Monochrome Set, The Mummies, Calibor 35 and hippie pulp fiction. Of course you also get the usual sectio ... read more »

Overaging Underachievers
Price: $16.00
Artist: Smart Patrol
Description:

Here comes the debut-album by just maybe thee best power pop band that’s ever seen the light of day in Germany!!!  The band may be pretty new, but the names might jus ... read more »

T-T-T-Technicolour Melodies
Price: $12.00
Artist: Super 8
Description:

UK-based singer/songwriter Paul Ryan performs, records, and produces original homegrown “Trippy Toons!” under “band” name ... read more »

Backlash
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Betterdays
Description:

The raw Rhythm & Blues sound of The Betterdays has remained etched clearly in the memory of thousands of enthusiastic fans that heard theread more »

Seven Seasons
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Brass Buttons
Description:

We somehow missed this ... read more »

Close Counts
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Brixton Riot
Description: While not the most dangerous-sounding act on the planet, New Jersey’s read more »

Sail Me Home St. Clair
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Carousels
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  Previously a 2017 vinyl-only ... read more »

Artifact: The Unreleased Album
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Choir
Description:

The Cleveland rock ‘n’ rollers made their first splash with a 1966 single (“It’s Cold Outside”) on the Canadian-American label which earned them na ... read more »

Joie De Vivre
Price: $6.00
Artist: The Condors
Description:

This six-song mini album is a tribute to Condors' leader Pat DiPuccio's former band, Blow-Up. read more »

Coming On Strong: The Best Of The Deejays
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Deejays
Description:

AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 2.  ... read more »

The Missing Bits Of The Direct Hits
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Direct Hits
Description:

Brand new, NUMBERED, LIMITED EDITION, 17-track archival release from these absolutely ace (and persona fave) British Mod-sters that features lost and previously unavailable material, including very early materia ... read more »

The Best Of The Dirty Truckers
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Dirty Truckers
Description:

The Dirty Truckers got together back in 1999 when song writer Tom Baker chose to pursue a decidedly American rock n' roots direction. Drawing ... read more »

College Heart
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Earthmen
Description: “College Heart” is an 18 track retrospective compilation of the best recordings by 1990's Melbourne guitar pop band The Earthmen.  read more »

Electric Trails From Nowhere
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Golden Rail
Description:

"Electric Trails From Nowhere”" is the debut album by Melbourne’s The Golden Rail but it is also the culmination of a 30 year writing partnership between p ... read more »

Whatever It Takes
Price: $14.00
Artist: The James Hunter Six
Description:

We’ve always a soft spot for melodic soul/r&b of the 60’s.   ... read more »

Live In Berlin
Price: $18.00
Artist: The Jetz
Description:

The Jetz (prior to re-configuring as power poppers The Pencils) celebrate their 40th anniversary with the release of this read more »

Empire Of Mars
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Laissez Fairs
Description:

Remember The Steppes?  John Fallon (from The Steppes) is in this sometimes raw ... read more »

Songs From Another Time
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Lemon Clocks
Description:

If psychedelic rock served with a heaping side dish of power pop and 60’s-influenced garage rock makes your heart flutter, then the Lemon Clo ... read more »

Smoke
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Morning Line
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  After an eight-year hiatus, The Morning Line is back making guitar pop in San ... read more »

Evolution: From Woody’s Truck Stop To Nazz 1966-1968
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Nazz
Description:

Woody's Truck Stop came together in Philadelphia, in late May 1966. As young teens, drummer Bob Radeloff and guitarist Alan Miller had been a ... read more »

Welcome Aboard
Price: $16.00
Artist: The On and Ons
Description: The second album from the The On and Ons and is best described as power pop. The band's musical pedigree includes Hoodoo Gurus, Screaming Tribesmen, Paul Collins Beat, and The Barbarellas. Produced by band members Glenn Morris and Clyde Bramley, the album features 13 songs that follow and expand upon the guitar-driven and h ... read more »

Live 1969
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Remains
Description:

A little crunchy, slightly distorted, extremely wild, and just perfect! Recorded at the legendary Boston Tea Party in 1969, The Remains rip through an absolute killer of a set list, featuring road tested covers of ... read more »

Calm Before...
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Rising Storm
Description: Have you ever seen this?  It’s one of the rarest rock and roll records ever made! "’Calm Before...’ remains one of the finest and most important records by a 6 ... read more »

Blood
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Roseline
Description:

Slow burn songs stand front and center on “Blood”, the latest from read more »

Another Night: The Sire Recordings 1979-1981
Price: $26.00
Artist: The Searchers
Description: During the British Invasion, there was another Liverpool band topping the charts worldwide. The Searchers had 11 Top 40 hits between 1963 and 1966 in the UK, including 3 #1’s with “Needles And Pins,” “Sweets For My Sweet,” and ... read more »

Sweet Tooth
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Singles
Description: Their fourth album is aptly titled “Sweet Tooth.” The follow-up to 2014’s infectious “Look How Fast A Heart Can Break” is an update of 60’s/70’s power-pop that had its roots in early rock ’n’ roll and wormed its way into hearts with big, crunchy chords. In short, a record that guitar kids can wave like a flag. They introd ... read more »

Easy
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Weeks
Description:

Every serious band, regardless of their talent, needs a helping hand to move t ... read more »

Austerity
Price: $14.00
Artist: Third Of Never
Description:

Third of Never plays rock music in the manner it was intended to be played. Here on their fourth outing, Jon Dawson, CJ Grogan, Vince Grogan and Mike Polilli are joined by Kurt Reil of the Gr ... read more »

Ready Set A Go-Go
Price: $12.00
Artist: Tommy Sistak
Description:

Tommy’s latest (third) effort strongly adheres to the “don’t fix it if it ain’t broken” philosophy, and closely fol ... read more »

Twelve String High Vol. 2
Price: $17.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: WOW!!  The explosive second volume of what we hope becomes a long-running series features 24 tracks of 12-string electric guitar mastery from these international artists (some of who ... read more »

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

Located in Cambridge, England, The Alley R&B Club has been bringing the sounds of the 50’s and 60’s to the scooter-riding citizens of the fenlands since 20 ... read more »

How Is The Air Up There? (3CD)
Price: $25.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 2.  TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY, ALL ORDE ... read more »

I Said, She Said, Ah Cid (3CD)
Price: $25.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 2.  ... read more »

Tiddlywinks
Price: $18.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

LIMITED EDITION RELEASE AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 19.  TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY, ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY NO LATER THAN FEB ... read more »

All Done With Rock ‘N’ Roll
Price: $6.00
Artist: Watts
Description:

Watts is most definitely not all done with rock n' roll.read more »

Inner City Dream
Price: $19.00
Artist: Wesley Fuller
Description:

Coming a year on from the brash debut EP, “Melvista”, Wesley’s sophomore effort features twelve tracks of swirling psych, jangly pop and punchy, crunchy glam that show off his broadening sonic palette and his p ... read more »