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Full Circle Nightmare
 
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Price: $14.00
Artist: Kyle Craft
 
 
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Kyle’s second album released in 2018 is full of femme fatales and other clichés dredged from a half-century of classic rock. “Femme fatales stalk every nook and cranny of this album, which takes the honky-tonk, classic rock sound of his previous LP (‘Dolls Of Highland’) and, with the help of the Decemberists’ Chris Funk on production, pushes it to a gleaming, saturated extreme.  Pianos, drums and guitars all come crashing into the album like outlaws thrown through plate glass windows in an Old West town. At the center of the mayhem is Craft’s bugle-like voice, steering confidently around tricky melodic turns and full-lunged choruses. If he stuck to the shadows at points during ‘Dolls’, letting the listener catch their breath between bursts of fanfare, he clings to the spotlight here. Even the songs that start quietly, like the tortured love ballad ‘Bridge City Rose,’ inevitably erupt into full-blown climaxes with confetti falling from the rafters.  Fair enough: If you’re going to cosplay the Rolling Stones as 19th-century saloon flies, you might as well commit to the bit. But where the Stones dragged humor and pathos into even their most inane ditties, Craft seems to stall out at reciting various colorful metaphors.” – Pitchfork.com  Wake up; it's 1972.  The Stones and Bowie are making some of the best music of their careers.  Dylan's on hiatus, but his influence is alive and well.  Power pop kingpins Big Star just released their debut album. While in reality, we're almost 50 years away from that golden age, the music of Kyle Craft is steeped in it on ‘Full Circle Nightmare’.   The overall vibe of the album is much richer, sonically than ‘Dolls’.   Honky-tonk pianos, lively Hammond organ, tambourines hitting all the right beats: producer Funk draws out the right sound for these songs and Craft sings his heart out on every track.  The music takes on a more ‘widescreen’ approach than its predecessor.  To use a Rolling Stones analogy - if ‘Dolls of Highland’ is ‘Aftermath’,Full Circle Nightmare’ is ‘Exile on Main Street’.” – PopMatters.com  EXCELLENT!!


 
Live at the University Of Cadiz
Price: $16.00
Artist: Adam Levy & the Brass Buttons
Description:

HONEYDOGS ALERT!!  Very kool recording of Honeydogs’ frontman Adam Levy terrific, spirited performa ... read more »

Very Uncertain Times
Price: $15.00
Artist: Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell
Description:

The more things change, the more they seem to plummet down the shitter. Fortunately, rock ’n’ roll is alive and well and guaranteed to make us all feel a ... read more »

LAHS
Price: $13.00
Artist: Allah-Las
Description:

Over the last ten years, the Allah-Las have honed their abilities to craft the kind of music that immediately whisks you away to the Laurel Canyon of their na ... read more »

Somewhere To Be
Price: $16.00
Artist: Andrew Taylor
Description:

“Somewhere To Be” is the second solo album written, performed and recorded by Andrew Taylor (Dropkick/The Boys With The Perpetual Nervous ... read more »

Maker
Price: $12.00
Artist: Andy Bopp
Description:

Brand new release from Andy Bopp!!  We’ll now defer to the eloquent Don Valentine who nails what this record is all about!  “Followers of Andy's solo care ... read more »

"age/occupation"
Price: $8.00
Artist: Ari Shine
Description: Ari Shine creates a thoroughly modern rock sound with driving melodies.read more »

Whistling After Midnight
Price: $12.00
Artist: Ben Vogel
Description: Chicago’s (by way of Austin, TX) Ben Vogel describes his debut record as “guitar-dr ... read more »

In Space (Expanded)
Price: $15.00
Artist: Big Star
Description:

18 years after officially disbanding, original members Alex Chilton and Jody Stephens joined forces with The Posies’ Jon Auer and Ken Str ... read more »

2GTRSBSDRMS - Live At The Blackbird Academy
Price: $13.00
Artist: Bill Lloyd and The Tallymen
Description:

A brand new live Bill Lloyd CD that finds him with a smokin’ band that includes Pat Buchanan on guitar!  Bill revisits 10 tracks from his “Set To Pop”, “Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants ... read more »

Live Archive Vol. 2: The Black Swan, Sheffield, UK
Price: $15.00
Artist: Brinsley Schwarz
Description:

This show was recorded on September 1, 1974 and captures Brinsley Schwarz playing an intimate pub venue to an enthusiastic audience. read more »

Sometimes I Just Don't Know
Price: $16.00
Artist: Bryan Estepa
Description:

Bryan Estepa’s sixth album came out of serious personal upheaval and sadness, the kind that smacks you around, hard, and makes day to day decisions, let alone major efforts, impossible to focus on ... read more »

From The Dark
Price: $11.00
Artist: Denny Smith
Description:

The Great Affairs’ frontman Denny Smith’s second solo record is a partially pretty stripped-down ... read more »

Something Unreal: The Best Of Ex Norwegian
Price: $16.00
Artist: Ex Norwegian
Description:

Somehow through the cosmic forces a mystical hiccups it's entirely possible you've been missing out on one of music’s great treasures.  Following a musical lineage of power pop grea ... read more »

Let It Burn
Price: $15.00
Artist: GospelbeacH
Description:

GospelbeacH is back with a set of great new songs!  “Let It Burn” is the follow up to “Another Summer Of Love” and the third proper studio album by the infamous Los Angeles rock comb ... read more »

Voices
Price: $13.00
Artist: Jeffrey Foskett
Description:

It’s only appropriate that Jeffrey Foskett’s new release is entitled “This seven-song EP is a follow-up to Kai's celebrated 2019 album N ... read more »

Last Night At The Gentleman’s Club
Price: $14.00
Artist: Ken O'Duffy
Description:

Ken O’Duffy has been making music with various bands (The Experiment/Light a big fire) since the mid-80’s, read more »

More
Price: $10.00
Artist: Kingdom Of Mustang
Description:

Following up on their 2018 eponymous debut, Kingdom of Mustang is back with “More”. Featuring 17 songs from Mark Roebuck, Tim Ryan, Rusty Speidel and Michael Clarke, the new album is an explo ... read more »

Give In To The Night
Price: $12.00
Artist: Latvian Radio
Description:

Evolving from the first punk rock version of the band known as The B-Sides, and together since 2005, New York based indieread more »

Dromana-Rama
Price: $16.00
Artist: Little Murders
Description:

40 years later to almost the day they released their first single, Little Murders have released their eighth album! And 40 years have not diluted their energy one bit.  As the title suggests the album was i ... read more »

Mapache (Expanded)
Price: $15.00
Artist: Mapache
Description:

Mapache’s self-titled CD was originally released in 2017 on a limited run that sold out instantly and is now available again courtesy of the folks ... read more »

Alone at St. Hugo
Price: $13.00
Artist: Matthew Milia
Description:

BRAND NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  Here’s another previously vinyl/download, highly-praised release that just HAD to be available on CD!  Sread more »

Go All The Way: A Literary Appreciation Of Power Pop (Book)
Price: $27.00
Artist: Paul Myers and S.W. Lauden
Description:

Here’s a terrific book that takes a more scholarly approach to the music we all love!  Paul Myers is a Canadian writer and musician living in Berkeley, CA ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine – Issue #97
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine – Issue #97
Description:

David Bowe is the cover star of this issue!  Along with the plethora of “Then” And “Now” CD/record reviews, live reviews, etc. the issue boasts features on Status Quo, Steeleye Span, Hawk ... read more »

Los Grandes Excritos (1994-2019)
Price: $12.00
Artist: Shplang
Description:

Shplang is an alternapop band offering an eclectic mix of psychedelia, pop and folk with e ... read more »

World Of Sound
Price: $15.00
Artist: Slumberjet
Description:

It’s been a while (9 years), but Dublin-based Slumberjet are finally back with their second album, another rich blend of past and present power pop and rock influences - short sharp catchy and well craf ... read more »

Get Ready To Go!
Price: $17.00
Artist: Squire
Description:

The 14 tracks present on ”Get Ready To Go!” capture the sound of the embryonic Squire.  Recorded in 1977 -78 and remixed earlier this year, (together with a read more »

Live At Rockpalast 1976 (2CD/DVD)
Price: $25.00
Artist: Starry Eyed and Laughing
Description:

This appearance on the legendary German WDR TV show “Rockpalast” remains the only video recorded performance ever of Starry Eyed and Laughing.  Songs performed in this set that ... read more »

B-Sides & Other Cuts 2010-18
Price: $15.00
Artist: Theatre Royal
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL – AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 15 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  Hot on the heels of the year’s “Singles 2010-18” release come ... read more »

Singles 2010-18
Price: $15.00
Artist: Theatre Royal
Description:

Medway, UK’s Theatre Royal were formed in 2009, naming themselves after the now demolished Theatre Royal in Chatham, Kent. The band released their debut album ‘from rubble rises…’ in 2010. ... read more »

Loudah
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Amplifier Heads
Description:

Who are The Amplifier Heads?  Amplifier Heads are those who hear everything lo ... read more »

#1
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Brothers Steve
Description:

After several starts, stops, and multiple hiccups, the utterly fantastic debut from The Brothers Steve is finally available on CD!read more »

Ramona
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Fiction
Description:

It was 1978.  41 years ago Rob Griffiths and Rob Wellington formed a band. The Fiction were one of the first punk bands in Me ... read more »

esprit de floor
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Floor Models
Description:

With a more decidedly twangy, country vibe, “esprit de floor” contains four newly recorded tracks (including a ... read more »

The Golden Age Of Pop
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Hit Parade
Description:

Would be UK pop stars The Hit Parade took fate into their hands early upon formation in 1984, circumventing fame and founding their own imprint JSH records. They operated on their own budgets and sched ... read more »

Unfinished Business
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Irony Board
Description:

Just who are The ‘Bricks are back with their seventh album and a new label – Wicked Cool Records!  “They’ve been putting out some finely crafted music since 1996.  ... read more »

Some Kind Of Lucky
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Jellybricks
Description:

The ‘Bricks are back with their seventh album and a new label – Wicked Cool Records!  “They’ve been putting out some finely crafted music since 1996.  ... read more »

Spread The Feeling
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Pernice Brothers
Description:

Joe Pernice recorded a full length Pernice Brothers record a few years back, but ditched it after it was mixed. Scrapping it had everything to do with him not liking the songs. The playing, the recording and mixing were fantasti ... read more »

Electrical Living
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Persian Leaps
Description:

“Electrical Living" is a phrase Persian Leaps’ main man Drew Forsberg saw on an old appliance brochure at a Minnesot ... read more »

Crybaby Bridge
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Pozers
Description:

The Pozers’ 7th album, “Crybaby Bridge,” may be the closest thing to a concept record we’ve seen from them in their 25 y ... read more »

The S'Cool Girls
Price: $12.00
Artist: The S'Cool Girls
Description:

GLAM ROCK ALERT!  Here’s a great one from 2004 that you might’ve missed!  Hailing from Los Angeles, the S’Cool Girls consisted ... read more »

I can see your house from here
Price: $9.00
Artist: The Scooters
Description:

Released in 2002, the second album from The Scooters took the Wales, UK quintet into new territory - as they musically explore beyond the traditional boundaries of Brit-Rock,read more »

Subcutaneous
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Shimshaws
Description: Todd and Scott McCombs and band’s terrific, catchy’n’fun 2004 debut is is loaded with well-crafted, melodic pop songs that will put a shimmy in your shake. Written and produced by brothers McCombs, the album contains 12 songs filled with lush harmonies, big guitars, a driving beat and hooks galore. Stylistically, The Shims ... read more »

Just Another Regular Summer
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Speedways
Description:

The Speedways have been making UK headlines for the past year.read more »

Mersey Christmas
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Spongetones
Description: 15 Holiday-flavored tunes! A mix of both the familiar ("It Came Upon A Midnight Clear", "The Christmas Song", "Jingle Bells", "Blue Christmas" and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen") along with some originals all done 'Tones style! With individual Holiday greetings from each band member a la The Beatles! COOL & GREAT!!!! ... read more »

Singles 1986-1991
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Springfields
Description:

When it comes to indie pop, few names are as respected as Ric Menck and Paul Chastain. Through years of collaboration in groups such as Velvet Crush, Bag O’ Shells, Choo Choo Train and The Big Maybe they just about “were” the e ... read more »

Saratoga
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Successful Failures
Description:

The brand new one from Mick Chorba and his merry band might just be their best yet!  The band’s vision – built upon a tripl ... read more »

Everybody's Girl
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Superficials
Description: WOW!  First-rate, no-frills, guitar-fueled pop that's garage-like at times from 2004 with touches of Farfisa – that’s chock full o’ hooks’n’riffs sure to please power poppers and garage rockers everywhere! Imagine a band that combined everything you liked about rock n' roll. Bursting with songs that would be equally a ... read more »

Everybody Knows What You Do
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Total Rejection
Description:

Big ups to Don Valentine (I Don’t Hear A Single) for hipping us to these terrific British garage-psychsters!  read more »

Lost and Found
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Touch
Description:

It was a spur of the moment decision by guitarist Son Jack Jr. (AKA ‘Nash’) to look on Discogs to check whether an obscure 1979 album by The Touch was listed, but sure enough there it was. Th ... read more »

The Lost Soundtrack
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Well Wishers
Description: In 2014, Jeff Shelton was approached by a film production company to wr ... read more »

Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #52
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine
Description:

DUE LATE NOVEMBER – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  Legendary rock photographer Chuck Krall (Creem, read more »

A Kool Kat Kristmas Volume Two
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: R U ready for Kristmas?? Well the kool kats and fine felines currently on the Kool Kat label roster (along with some of our favorite non-label artists) certainly are on the second installment of our Holiday-themed releases! The record features exclusive contributions by The Pencils (who re-formed to contribute their track ... read more »

A Kool Kat Kristmas
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: When was the last time a great pop Holiday record was released? With contributions from both artists currently or soon to be on Kool Kat, this quite possibly could be just what the pop masses ordered! This 11-song Holiday Pop Fest features contributions from Maple Mars, The Smith Brothers, The Goldbergs, Parallax Project, ... read more »

The Kool Kat Kristmas Stocking Stuffer Bundle
Price: $25.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: Get both volumes of "A Kool Kat Kristmas" for just $25! ... read more »

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

Located in Cambridge, England, The Alley R& ... read more »

Sad About The Times
Price: $14.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

“Sad About The Times” is a collection of 21 obscure songs from the 1970’s.  There's something distinctly familiar about the songs that comprise
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 ... read more »

Magic In The Air: The Birth Of Cool Britannia 1966-1970
Price: $48.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

From the original authors behind the groundbreaking, 20 volume “Piccadilly Sunshine” compilations (if you don’t already own the ... read more »

Across The Great Divide: Getting It Together In The Country 1968-74 (3CD)
Price: $27.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

At the height of psychedelia and the worldwide Summer of Love, Traffic retreated from the bright lights of the city and the music industry hurly-burly to get their act together in the wilds of rural Berkshire - where, away from ... read more »