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Price: $15.00
Artist: El Goodo
 
 
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Welsh psych-pop band El Goodo return with their long awaited third album. Recorded over the course of eight years in an old derelict cinema in their home village of Resolven, the album is a continuation of where the band left off with their previous effort “Coyote” (2010). Wielding the wide open spaces of spaghetti westerns with the close melodic harmonies of girl groups and the good humor of “Nuggets”-inspired garage rock n' roll, El Goodo takes you on a trip through their fascination with 60’s music – they are obviously a band enthralled by the past. The album was recorded on a 16-track with a small collection of faulty equipment, creating a collection of melodic pop songs, embellished with strings, brass, sitars, harmonicas, xylophones, and vocal harmonies (and then seemingly covered it all with dust), that you'd expect to find on some forgotten 60’s record that someone has stumbled upon in their attic. From the first recording in November 2008 that began with the track "When", the album took eight years to complete. Initially thinking it would only take them a few months, they set out to record at The Music Box in Cardiff. Two years later they decamped back to their village, to the Resolven Miners' Welfare Hall. "It Makes Me Wonder" is their interpretation of a 60’s girl group song. The opening track "Sit & Wonder" was an attempt to do something like Zager & Evans's "In The Year 2525", but it didn't turn out like that. The lyrics were based on war films like “Come And See”, “Ivan's Childhood”, and “Red Dawn”. "So It Goes" was meant to be like a Marty Robbins cowboy song but ended up being more like a Nuggets track. “In the time taken to make this album a frilled shark could have given birth twice, an elephant four times and a giraffe eight. It’s been quite a gestation. For all of that, it is cohesive and thoroughly enjoyable, belying any of the difficulties encountered during its production. It has a humorous Western theme but one that is kept carefully controlled and doesn’t fall into comedy or pastiche. The runs of these tracks are also interspersed with other songs conveying very different emotions that engage on another level entirely. Even amongst the Western tracks, the band provides plenty of surprises, as if the genre is being cross-bred to produce the most unexpected hybrid. So, whilst ‘I Sit And Wonder’ makes a direct reference in the lyrics to the Western, ‘those guns are smoking’, this track is like Ennio Morricone meets ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. The vocals are as unsettling as the Umpa Lumpas singing after Augustus Gloop has gone up the pipe. ‘September’ is more reflective, harmonies on horseback, and ‘So It Goes’ has us with the Mexicans in a town ready for a shoot-out. The rising refrain, ‘Oh oh oh, so it goes’ is as catchy as the theme from ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’. ‘When’ is Tarantino in a poncho, keeping the flies out of his eyes in a big black hat. Other tracks draw on the heritage of the 60’s. ‘Five In The Morning’ has the narrative and musical quality of The Kinks, and is one of the more pensive tracks. Most touching is ‘Susan and Bill’, a timeless piece of music about parenthood. Predominantly acoustic, the piece has Beach Boys’ harmonies and is evocative of The Beatles’ ballads about their families. Of great intrigue, are the songs inspired by 60’s girl groups. ‘It Makes Me Wonder’ is just that but sung with Pixy Jones’s voice not Ronnie Spector’s. It includes classic beehive pining, ‘my heart is aching…so now I get on with my life.’ ‘It’s All Over’ is about the near break-up of the band but could easily be a bubble gum pop song. Two minutes of super-sweetness. The Good, The Beautiful and The Unassailable. The Magnificent El Goodo. “ – GodIsInTheTVZine.co.uk GREAT!!

 
It's Happening Now
Price: $14.00
Artist: Bill Lloyd
Description:

Brand new, acoustic-oriented release from one of the best in the biz!  read more »

Hang Ups
Price: $11.00
Artist: Brian Jay Cline
Description:

He teased us by saying that “Writer’s Block” was going to be his last-ever release, but jangle-meister Brian Jay Cline is back with his second(!) full-length release of 2017.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 »

Limitations of Source Tape
Price: $13.00
Artist: Chris Church
Description: It’s certainly been a while since we last heard from Mr. Church, but he’s back, and in fine form, on this, his Spyderpop Records debut! As evidenced by his continuing pursuit of individual and group forays into diverse musical territories, Chris is a musician and writer who doesn’t shun any of his varying influences. Here ... 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 »

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 »

Ups Downs and Merry-Go-Rounds
Price: $11.00
Artist: Drums And Wires UK
Description:

Drums And Wires UK are a 3 piece indie/pop/rock band from Haslemere in Surrey UK. Their music has been described as "power pop/rock, with a touch of mod, a hint of psychedelia, a big dusting of vocal harmonies and the occasional epic orchestral ballad".read more »

Spit You Out Like Revenue
Price: $16.00
Artist: Dr. Bombay
Description:

Dr. Bombay is a 4-piece rock band from Brisbane, Australia, featuring ex-members of Voodoo Lust, Kewpie Doll, Dirty F-Holes, and Died Pretty. Formed in 2013, t ... 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 »

San Francisco Nights: Live 1979-’80
Price: $15.00
Artist: Flamin' Groovies
Description:

As most know, the Flamin' Groovies began in San Francisco in 1965, founded by Cyril Jordan and Roy Loney.  They have been called one of the forerunners of punk ro ... 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 »

Stars In The Night
Price: $11.00
Artist: Indonesian Junk
Description: Big hooks and big riffs is what Indonesian Junk is all about.  Hailing from the land of Lenny, Squiggy, and the Crusher this Milwaukee ménage à trois takes the best elements of glam, punk, heav ... read more »

Get Unclean
Price: $11.00
Artist: Justine and The Unclean
Description:

The Unclean are Boston music heavyweights, including Justine Covault (Malachite, Grand Theft Auto, Quest For Tuna) as lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter; Justine’s partner in crime from Malachite and Swank Janet Egan King (Heidi, Malachite, S ... read more »

Miles & An Ocean
Price: $13.00
Artist: Kyle Vincent
Description:

The man Goldmine Magazine dubbed the "Crown Prince of Soft Pop" returns with a stunning new album (his 15read 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 »

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 »

Adios Senor Pussycat
Price: $17.00
Artist: Michael Head and Red Elastic Band
Description:

While fronting Shack (a band that included his brother John), Michael Head’s reputation as one of Britain’s greatest living songwriters rests on a stunning five-album run from 1995’s “read more »

The Rapid Shave
Price: $15.00
Artist: Mike Gent
Description: Here’s a terrific one by Figgs member Mike Gent fropm 2014 that totally passed us by – but we’ve now (finally) caught up! For this solo release, he’s calling what he’s doing “soft roll.” “His descriptor seems a fitting one, particularly for tunes such as ‘Smoking Guru’ and ‘The Great Unwashed’ (avoiding the unsavory conno ... 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 »

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 »

Don't Ever Let This Let You Down
Price: $10.00
Artist: Propeller
Description: Self-describing their music as “crunchy guitars, verses as hooky as choruses, and rollicking rhythms that would frighten most metronomes, - mixed and served loud”, Propeller (Greg Randall and Will Anderson) are back with their latest hook-filled, popalicioius effort! “Jangly guitars, crunchy guitars, vocal harmonies going ... read more »

Pack Of Lies
Price: $15.00
Artist: Pseudonym
Description:

BRAND NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  Pseudonym is a band consisting of ... 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 »

Dance Moves
Price: $13.00
Artist: Role Models
Description:

Staying true to their word, Role Models deliver their third long player in as many years, and what a cracker it is too.  Rich Rags and the b ... read more »

Don’t Wait For Yesterday – 1986-2017 (3CD)
Price: $27.00
Artist: Ronnie, D'Addario
Description:

Ronnie D’Addario’s latter-year, 3CD omnibus contains three of the singer/songwriter’s original albums: “Time Will Tell on You” (2011), “A Very Short Dream” ... 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 #75
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #75
Description:

The focus of this issue celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the year 1968: The highs and lows ... read more »

Topsy Turvy
Price: $11.00
Artist: Simon Felton
Description:

“Topsy Turvy” is the final album in Simon Felton’s (Garfield’s Birthday, Wilson, et al) therapeutic trilogy that began with 2015’s “Emotional Feedback” and continued with 2016's &# ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

That Was The Future
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Dials
Description: There’s much to delight fans of Anglophile psych and early prog in The Dials (think Charlatans UK meets Caravan) new album. Strong hooks, Hammond and Vox organs, modular synths and swirling guitars abound, however their inventiveness clearly show they are not retro revivalists. “Their latest marks something of a ... 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 »

College Heart
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Earthmen
Description: EN ROUTE – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  “College Heart” is an 18 track retrospective compilation of the best re ... 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 »

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 »

Melody Records
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Mylars
Description:

Describing themselves as a “super charged rock and roll outfit”, The Mylars (from Union, NJ) were founded by vocalist/guitarist Danny Roselle (ex Crash Moderns) and ... read more »

We Are The Naturals
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Naturals
Description: Brothers Aaron and Keiren Jolly are The Naturals. Having “discovered” The Beatles, The Kinks and The Zombies in their teens, they have faithfully developed their craft through a 60’s rock and roll framework. “It’s tough to create catchy originals, that could’ve been big hits in another era – but The Naturals make it sound s ... read more »

Colour Radio (American Transistor)
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Nines
Description:


Steve Eggers (The Nines) is back in pop music mode! Joining him again is Bill Majoros (The Foreign Films) on guitar as they deliver a diverse selection of styles. 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 »

What A Way To Die
Price: $28.00
Artist: The Pleasure Seekers
Description:

VINYL-ONLY RELEASE!  The archetype for the '60s-era girl group was etched inde ... read more »

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

AVAILABLE JANUARY 12 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  A little crunchy, slightly distorted, extremely wild, and just perfe ... read more »

Calm Before...
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Rising Storm
Description: AVAILABLE JANUARY 12 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  Have you ever seen this?  It’s one of the rarest roc ... 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 »

Too Late To Save The World (vinyl)
Price: $20.00
Artist: The Stars Explode
Description:

Led by founding member (and formerly of The Gladhands) Doug Edmunds, The Stars Explode are back with this, their third release, as A LIMITED EDITION, 180 gram, VINYL-ONLY (with downloa ... read more »

Ichor Of Nettle + bonus EP
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Successful Failures
Description: The sixth(!) studio release from these Garden State (NJ) roots rock veterans! “Juggling power-pop instincts with roots-rock influences, the Successful Failures produce a sound that exercises both the body and the brain cells. Their latest sticks fast to the stance that has brought the band riptides of recognition and ... read more »

Live at Daryl’s House Club Vol. 1
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Weeklings
Description: Recorded in January of 2017 at Daryl Hall’s renowned venue located in Pawling, NY, this disc find the scratchin’ ‘n clawin’, Mersey-beatin’, shimmy shakin’, Beatle-bootin’ outfit in ultra-fab form as they energetically tear (reverently) through this career-spanning, gear set of tunes by th ... 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 »

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

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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 »

Ugly Things Magazine – Issue #46
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine – Issue #46
Description:

On the cover this time: The Equals the dynamic multi-racial London group famous for songs like “Baby Come Back” and “Police on My Back,” but whose catalog runs much deeper, as a le ... read more »

Hit The Hay Volume 9
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: It’s been a while, but the latest installment of this jangly, twangly, and hook-filled Americana/Roots/Pop-based series is back! The CD contains 25 tracks by (including a bunch of artists who have graced our weekly New Release updates over the years) Mary Lou Lord, Jimmer, Peter Holsapple, Holden Richards, The Volebea ... read more »

Marshmallow Skies: 60’s Pop Stars Flirt With Psychedelia
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: Turn the time machine back fifty years for a groovy 80 minute trip.   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 »

Warbly Jets
Price: $14.00
Artist: Warbly Jets
Description:

Los Angeles-based band Warbly Jets cite Paisley Underground influences (Rain Parade, Dream Syndicate) and purport to think of themselves as a non-L.A. L.A. band.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 »