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The Art of the Empty Room
 
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Price: $12.00
Artist: Rich Williams
 
 
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Philly-born and raised in the area’s music scene in the 70’s/80’s, now living in North Carolina, Rich Williams is a grizzled music vet who’s finally gotten around to releasing his Jamie Hoover-produced debut solo record!   Most of the songs were written in the last year, others “have followed him around” for quite a while.  Experiences, events, and individuals that shaped these songs....that shaped my life....come share them.  I’ll take you to Baltimore, Philly, the Jersey Shore, and into my imagination....come on my journey and make it your own.” he declares.  “Rich Williams hits all the right notes with ‘The Art of the Empty Room’.  While his overall sound might be described as something closer to folk or roots pop, his ability to write a catchy hook (and the frequency with which he does so) make the record a cross-over hit for this power pop fans, painting colorful vignettes of years gone by, not only with his words but with a smooth, pleasing voice.  This is immediately evident with the album’s opening track, the power poppy ‘Lost in Baltimore’, a melodic 3 1/2 minute gem. Things slow down a tad with ‘She Turned Around’ but it’s engaging chorus make it an ideal track leading into ‘Sporting Man’, a song with enough guitars and harmonies enough to make any power pop fan smile.  Other highlights include the bluesy ‘Shadows of You’, the catchy ‘New Girl in the City’ and a song that I really identify with, ‘Rick’s Philly Shuffle (If I Had a Dime)’.  Power pop veteran Jamie Hoover mans the producer’s chair so you know the production is top shelf.  Bottom line: If the hooks don’t get ya, Williams’ voice will.” – Rich Rossi/PowerPopNews.com  EXCELLENT!!


 
Billy Bremner For President
Price: $15.00
Artist: Billy Bremner's Rockfiles
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Sometimes we have to pinch ourselves to fully realize a dream come true when we’re able to work with artists/bands that are some of our all-time faves!  Several years ago, it was ... read more »

Billy Bremner For President
Price: $15.00
Artist: Billy Bremner's Rockfiles
Description: read more »

Backwards Compatible
Price: $12.00
Artist: Chris Church
Description:

With 2017’s “Limitations Of Source Tape”, Chris laid to rest any notion that his power pop leanings had taken a backseat to any of his other very music musical proclivities.  The record garner ... read more »

Collector
Price: $14.00
Artist: Disq
Description:

Disq have assembled a razor-sharp, teetering-on-the-edge-of-chaos melange of sounds, experiences, memories, and influences.  The record’s title, “ ... read more »

Rebuilding Permit
Price: $12.00
Artist: Dolph Chaney
Description:

AVAILABLE APRIL 3 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!  Seven years since the Chicagoland singer-song ... read more »

Fixers and Elixirs
Price: $11.00
Artist: Frederick Julius
Description:

Frederick Julius is an underground, lo-fi pop music that conjures the vital sound of early Beach Boys records with read more »

God Is A Bully
Price: $12.00
Artist: Gershwin Brothers
Description:

The duo of Dave Foster and Lane Steinberg (aka Sol and Al Gershwin) are joined by a local NYC musical crew (Mike Fornatale, Charles Roth, T ... read more »

Kingdom Of Sleep
Price: $15.00
Artist: Jonny Polonsky
Description:

This is Jonny's sixth full length release.  With also finger cymbals, gongs, bass clarinets, piccolos, harmonica, bass fiddles, and a children’s choir, this record features guest vocals by Cedric Bixle ... read more »

Cheap Vacation
Price: $9.00
Artist: Justine's Black Threads
Description:

Rebel rousers beware!!  Justine Covault (singer, songwriter, and guitarist) from Justine and the Unclean releases ... read more »

Ken Fox & Knock Yourself Out
Price: $9.00
Artist: Ken Fox & Knock Yourself Out
Description: Since 1990, Ken Fox has been laying down his bass chops, writing, recording and touring the ... read more »

Whatever It Takes
Price: $14.00
Artist: Kyle Vincent
Description:

2020 sees Produced by longtime collaborator Dan Horne (Circles Around The Sun, Allah-Las), Mapache's new album captures the Los Angeles duo at their finest, with Sam Blasucci and Clay Finch read more »

From Liberty Street
Price: $12.00
Artist: Mapache
Description:

Produced by longtime collaborator Dan Horne (Circles Around The Sun, Allah-Las), Mapache's new album captures the Los Angeles duo at their finest, with Sam Blasucci and Clay Finch read more »

Bloodshot Red
Price: $12.00
Artist: Popular Creeps
Description:

The debut release from four guys (including Lenny Grassa, formerly of The Leonards) from Detroit who are doing their part to keep a no frills, bar band brand of rock ‘n roll alive.  read more »

We Have The Technology
Price: $10.00
Artist: Protest Kids
Description:

John Brownell, the songwriter and lead vocalist for the Missoula rock band Protest Kids, writes the kind of hooks that people will sing along to at a gig.read more »

35 Years On
Price: $12.00
Artist: Quincy
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  A sonic blast of '77 era Vibrators-Undertones-Motors & Ramones with the sound, look, and ... read more »

Click
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Ratboys
Description: Rookie is six matching jumpsuit-clad, shaggy-haired friends from Chicago who play rock 'n' roll that's more at home next to their parents' battered LPs than on their friends' streaming playlists. < ... read more »

Rookie
Price: $13.00
Artist: Rookie
Description: Rookie is six matching jumpsuit-clad, shaggy-haired friends from Chicago who pl ... read more »

Anybody Out There?
Price: $12.00
Artist: Sadler Vaden
Description: read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #101
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine
Description: The Beach Boys are the cover stars: Surf's up! Brotherly love in the 70'sread more »

Elektrafied: The Elektra Years 1979-1982
Price: $30.00
Artist: Shoes
Description:

RELEASED ON APRIL 3!!  ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!read more »

Closer Still
Price: $11.00
Artist: Soul Engines
Description:

WAREHOUSE FIND!!  This Top 200 Al ... read more »

Find Me Out
Price: $11.00
Artist: Spanking Charlene
Description:

New York City’s Spanking Charlene’s third outing record continues and refines Spanking Charlene’s catchy songs about life and love in New York City. read more »

Can't trust the rain + bonus disc
Price: $16.00
Artist: Strand
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  Niall Toner Jr. began playing in a post-rockabilly/ garage rock band in ... read more »

Walking The Walk
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Peawees
Description:

2018 saw The Peawees release "Moving Target".  The Italian soul punks swept through the underground scene winning over crowds and critics alike. They followed their latest success by re-issuing their classic ... read more »

First Hits Free
Price: $13.00
Artist: Tommy Ray!
Description:

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

Music For Sale
Price: $12.00
Artist: Tommy Sistak
Description:

Tommy Sistak has been performing in rock bands since the age of 12, sharing the stage with such international acts as Davy Jones of The Monkees, Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits and Eric Burdon and The ... read more »

On
Price: $10.00
Artist: Travel Lanes
Description:

Travel Lanes are a band with a past. They hail from Philadelphia with only one wish......your time......and maybe a few bucks so they can record a few more tunes.  Since his days leading the local bands Fli ... read more »

Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #53
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #53
Description:

DUE EARLY APRIL – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  WOW!!  A very, very kool 2CD tribute to to one of Britain’s best creative ‘n quirky pop purveyors!  The impressive lineup of artists appearing here are Pete Donnelly ... read more »