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The Ego Ritual
 
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NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  Remember The Popdogs?  Remember the B-Leaguers?  The common denominator in both bands was James Styring who’s becoming the “chameleon of pop”, coming up with a different guise with each project.  James explains hgow thed band came together “The stars aligned!  I hadn’t seen guitarist William James Ward for many years.  One day he turns up at my door with a guitar and says, ‘let’s write some songs’.  So that’s exactly what we did!  Most of the songs come from a guitar idea from William. He’ll send a bunch of ideas over, and I’ll write to the ones that grab my attention and speak to me. He has so many great ideas, I’m sometimes spoilt for choice.  We just go with them, wherever they wanted to go, and we weren’t mindful of the classic three and a half minute limit, if a song took six minutes to say what it had to say, then six minutes it was. There were, and are, no rules.  I’d known Gaz Wilde, our drummer, through other projects, as he owns the studio where we record. He’s not only a great drummer, but an excellent sound engineer and producer. Things just fell into place, we’ve been lucky.  “Psychedelic rock has never quite gone away even after it morphed into progressive rock in the seventies. Every now and then, it rears its trippy head to excite and enthral rock fans.   Think of the Paisley Underground of the 80’s, or the 90-s Pop Underground contributions from Orgone Box, Green Pajamas, Hindu Rodeo and the like or the latest revivals from Temples, Hookworm, et al.  Whether psych-rock works in any context, is really a triumph of substance over form.  Enter The Ego Ritual and this 5-track eponymous EP. It has everything one might expect from psych-rock revivalist over the years. The songs here groove and rock out, with the appropriate riffs and sounds that approximate the psych-rock agenda but more importantly the songs are well-crafted in their own right and do not simply function as mere pastiches.” – Kevin Mathews/PowerOfPop.com  “Opener ‘Chakra Maraka’, is a sonic joy ride.  The sitar-esque intro lures one in until the thundering guitars land a sucker punch… and off we go on a melodic, guitar fueled roller coaster, moving at a pace that demands you hold on for dear life.  ‘Serenade the Ley Line’ is straight up power pop through paisley glasses, bouncing along into a catchy chorus that’s easy to remember even after a single listen.  ‘Days of Set’ shares a commonality with both of the aforementioned tracks – a bit more conventional, it’s melodic and carries a similar punch.  Catchy melodies and terrific songwriting carry the day, born from a decidedly paisley perspective.  And, it’s a guitar enthusiast’s dream. They’re gorgeous throughout the entirety of the record. This EP is a great way to start off 2019.  You’ll want to start writing 1968 on all your checks…. except the one to Internal Revenue! Not a good idea.” – Rich Rossi/PowerPopNews.com  GREAT!!

 
New Data New Day
Price: $12.00
Artist: 8X8
Description:

The fourth album of psychedelic dream pop delivered via insightful lyrics and adventurous melodies by the transcontinental duo of Lane Steinberg (New York) and Alexander Khodchenko (Ukraine).read more »

Town Burned Down
Price: $14.00
Artist: Adam's House Cat
Description:

More than a decade before Drive-By Truckers released their first album, Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood formed a fledgling band called Adam’s House Cat. The group, which included Chuck Tremblay on drums and a ... read more »

Live On WLIR
Price: $15.00
Artist: Big Star
Description:

Recorded at Ultrasonic Studios in New York, the 1974 WLIR broadcast session sees the band in rebound after a state of transition.  The group had recently c ... read more »

Big Stir Magazine - Issue #3
Price: $6.00
Artist: Big Stir Magazine - Issue #3
Description:

It's bigger (now at comic book size and 52 pages) and packed to bursting with articles and artwork by and about your favorite artists on the global pop scene, lavishly designed by the inimitable Champniss of London ... read more »

Pomp, Twaddle & Bombast: Songs 13-24 + bonus EP
Price: $13.00
Artist: Checkpoint Charley
Description:

Checkpoint Charley is the ongoing Power Pop muse of Kevin Packard and Jesse Anderegg. Drawing heavily on the influence of Jellyfish, The Beatles, Queen, and Crowded House, the band returns from a 10 year hiatus to ... read more »

Creamer
Price: $15.00
Artist: Creamer
Description:

WOW!!  BIG STAR ALERT!!  Led by singer/songwriter Philip Creamer,read more »

The Diet
Price: $14.00
Artist: Cullen Omori
Description:

The second solo outing from Cullen Omori (Smith Westerns) was produced by popster Taylor Locke!  “He channels his rock influences (George Harrison, Marc Bolan) through a much more mode ... read more »

Cabaret Of Love
Price: $10.00
Artist: Dana Countryman
Description:

Coming on the heels of the success of 2017’s “The Joy Of Pop”, Dana Countryman has done it again with his newest album “Cabaret of Love”!  This is Dana ... read more »

So Far So Good So Cool
Price: $12.00
Artist: Death By Unga Bunga
Description:

The Norwegian indie rock outfit's fifth studio effort sees them delivering a taut, 11-track set of snappy power pop confections tha ... read more »

Pineapple Pizza
Price: $12.00
Artist: Death By Unga Bunga
Description:

Ludicrously named and delightfully retro, Norway’s D ... read more »

Walnut Fascia
Price: $14.00
Artist: Emperor Penguin
Description:

BRAND NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 22 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!read more »

Crumhorn/Rum Pop Engineer
Price: $14.00
Artist: Emperor Penguin
Description:

BRAND NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 22 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  Specially-priced, two-for-one CD debut for their previously download-only/vi ... read more »

Headacher
Price: $9.00
Artist: Extra Arms
Description:

Extra Arms is a loud pop band from Detroit, MI. Formerly known as Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms, the band has transformed from read more »

Goodbye Sunshine Hello Nighttime
Price: $14.00
Artist: Family Of The Year
Description:

On their latest aptly titled album “Goodbye Sunshine, Hello Nighttime”read more »

Gonna Rock Tonite!: The Complete Recordings 1969-1971 (3CD)
Price: $26.00
Artist: Flamin' Groovies
Description:

DUE IN STOCK IN EARLY MARCH.  TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY, ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY NO LATER THAN  < ... read more »

Fossil Fuel
Price: $12.00
Artist: Glowbox
Description:

WOW!!  WE MISSED THIS ONE LAST YEAR!!  Big Ups to Don Valentine (I Don’t Hear A Single) for hipping us to these pop monsters!read more »

Glowbox
Price: $12.00
Artist: Glowbox
Description:

Glowbox was formed in the Boston area in late 2013 with the objective of creating guitar-driven rock music with rich harmonies and indelible melodies.  Under the umbrella of the classic “two guitars, bass ... read more »

Uppers & Downers
Price: $12.50
Artist: Gold Star
Description:

Marlon Rabenreither aimed for a wider scope of emotional dexterity on “Gold Star is the moniker for LA-based artist Marlon Rabenreither.  The Pope of Pop is back!  BIG TIME!!  “Having recorded eight albums an ... read more »

Every Little Thought
Price: $12.00
Artist: Hurry
Description:

DREAM-POP ALERT!!  Hurry was borne out of Matthew Scottoline’s creative urges six years ago, ... read more »

Ride On
Price: $8.00
Artist: Irwin
Description:

Jamie Hoover worked with Bill Irwin, from late 80’s-90’s Georgia pop-rockers Impulse Ride, to produce this 6-track EP, pairing four new tracks with two previously unreleased Impulse Ride tracks from 1994. ... read more »

Unreleashed: Demos and Rarities 1996-2018
Price: $13.00
Artist: Jonny Polonsky
Description:

With a musical pedigree comprised of work with Frank Black (The Pixies), Puscifer, Johnny Cash and Tom Morello, Jonny Polonsky is one of the most interesting and talented musicians we've come to know.read more »

Heartaches and Hot Problems
Price: $9.00
Artist: Justine and The Unclean
Description:

Justine and The Unclean have delivered a sophomore release (produced by Dave Minehan of The Neighborhoods) that’s stacked with songs that ought to be all over rock radio - if such a thing still existed.read more »

Not Only Sunshine
Price: $10.00
Artist: Kai Danzberg
Description:

Kai Danzberg emerged to take the pop world by storm in 2018 with hi ... read more »

Long Stories Short
Price: $11.00
Artist: Mario Soutschka
Description:

“Bright, tuneful power pop in the vein of Butch Walker and Cliff Hillis.  ‘Right Back to Me’ comes out of the blocks with guitars and melodies from the Badfinger ... read more »

Every Day
Price: $11.00
Artist: Mario Soutschka
Description:

On Ma ... read more »

Songs From The Motion Picture “All You Need Is Fuzz”
Price: $18.00
Artist: Marshmallow Overcoat
Description: In the 60’s kids made music for the best reason - because they loved it. That sound was called “garage music.”  NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  Released in the UK on vinyl only, the follow up to 2010’s release "The Grown Ups" makes its CD debut.read more »

The Grown Ups (2CD)
Price: $15.00
Artist: Mick Terry
Description:

Mick’s 2010 debut is now back in print and on the Kool Kat label!!   Debut albums, more often than not, are a collection of songs over which the hip, young songwriter ... read more »

Turkey
Price: $12.00
Artist: Mike Krol
Description:

Garage rocker Mike Krol plays and sings with the uncontainable excitement of an underdog finally realizing his dreams, and the album courses with the adrenaline of newfound confidence.read more »

Power Chords
Price: $15.00
Artist: Mike Krol
Description:

The portrait of read more »

Open Sky
Price: $11.00
Artist: Mothboxer
Description:

“Open Sky”, the sixth full length album from Mothboxer, is the follow up to 2017's “Secret Art Of Saying Nothing”. The record contains 12 tracks writte ... read more »

Tell Me All About It
Price: $18.50
Artist: Oberon Rose
Description:

Oberon Rose is the result of the musicianship of Tommy Oberon (an ace guitarist) and the lyrics of Rebecca Rose.  “Tell Me All About It”, is their ... read more »

Pilots
Price: $12.00
Artist: Pale Hollow
Description:

Talk about a long time between first and second records – how about 11 years!  Singer-songwriter ... read more »

Pale Hollow
Price: $11.00
Artist: Pale Hollow
Description:

Their 2007 debut!  If you didn't know better, you'd swear that Cleveland's Michael Allen was British! Even the photo on the CD cover looks like something outta the UK! The songs on his brilliant, ... read more »

Carousel Of Kites
Price: $17.00
Artist: Paul Steel
Description:

What do you do when your debut album is a concept one, a ‘dreaded’ rock opera, so to say, that is hailed as genius by the likes of Andy Partridge of XTC and Van Dyke Parks? Well, you get signed t ... read more »

Everything I Am: The Complete Plastic Penny (3CD)
Price: $26.00
Artist: Plastic Penny
Description:

DUE IN STOCK IN EARLY MARCH.  TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY, ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY NO LATER THAN  < ... read more »

Spectromorphic Iridescence (3CD)
Price: $29.00
Artist: Rainbow Ffolly
Description:

Pretty much every record released during the psychedelic era by EMI’s various satellite labels was honed and buffed to opaque perf ... read more »

Diana Dors
Price: $8.00
Artist: Rogers & Butler
Description:

The new collaboration between Ed Rogers and Stephen Butler (Smash Palace), certainly two names that are familiar to pop fans everywhere, is one to behold.  ... read more »

Fairweather
Price: $10.00
Artist: Sam Hoffman
Description:

JANGLE ALERT!!  Nashville’s Sam Hoffman delivers an outstanding debut that’s sure to please fans of Teenage Fanclub!  “Lis ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #88
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #88
Description:

Dusty Springfield is this issue’s cover (girl) star:NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!  Stephen’s Ruin draws its inspiration from R&B, early rock & roll, 60& ... read more »

Demons In The Dust
Price: $0.00
Artist: Tad Overbaugh
Description:

Tad Overbaugh & the Late Arrivals are a 5-piece, heartland inspired, rock 'n' roll band from Boston, MA. read more »

Good To The Last Drop
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Cherry Drops
Description:

The Cherry Drops third album containing 15 tunes of heavenly bliss. The Cherry Drops are Vern Shank, Josh Cobb, Jimmy Mason and Jamie Markowskie.  Special guests include Ron D ... read more »

This Is My Voice
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Chocolate Watchband
Description:

The Chocolate Watchband made a name for themselves in the late 60’s, touring with both The Mothers of Invention and The Doors, along with a cameo appearance in the cult classic film “Riot On Sun ... read more »

Life In A Time Machine
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Cleaners From Venus
Description:

As The Cleaners from Venus, Martin Newell has put out one sublime lo-fi pop album after another, starting in 1980 and continuing to this day. A child of the 60’s, ... read more »

The Ego Ritual
Price: $7.00
Artist: The Ego Ritual
Description: NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  Remember The Popdogs?  Remember the B-Leaguers?  The common denominator in both bands was James Styring who’s becomin ... read more »

Punk Rock For Gentlemen
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Fallen Leaves
Description:

The Fallen Leaves came together in 2004 as a joint mission between original Subway Sect guitarist Rob Symmons and singer Rob Green, from Bernie Rhodes's C ... read more »

Issues
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Genuine Fakes
Description:

It’s been nearly 5 years, but The Genuine Fakes from Stockholm, Sweden have returned with their second album – produced by Jon Auer ... read more »

Nothing Doing
Price: $11.00
Artist: The John Sally Ride
Description:

The followup to “A New Set Of Downs” (a Kool Kat label release that sat atop a lot of “Best of 2017” year-end lists) is here!read more »

Grand Reopening
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Keys
Description:

Finally it's happened! The music of the The Keys< ... read more »

Psychedelic Country Soul
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Long Ryders
Description:

In the late 70’s/early 80’s, The Plimsouls were our favorite American band.  When they split, guess who r ... read more »

The Future's Calling
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Lurkers GLM
Description:

DUE IN STOCK IN EARLY MARCH.  TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY, ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 22.  AFTER FEBRUARY 22, THIS BECOMES A SPECIAL ORDER TITLE WITH N ... read more »

Chemical Landslide
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Lurkers GLM
Description:

DUE IN STOCK IN EARLY MARCH.  TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY, ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 22.  AFTER FEBRUARY 22, THIS BECOMES A SPECIAL ORDER TITLE WITH N ... read more »

Psychic Reader
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Plastic Pals
Description:

After over five and a half years, finally a new Plastic Pals album has hit the streets!  On this album the band flirts with glam, ska, classic Brinsley Schwarz pub rock and 70 ... read more »

Mystical Numbers
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Rectangle Shades
Description:

JANGLE ALERT!!  Lotsa guitars (6, 12-string, and pedal steel) colour ... read more »

for Johnny
Price: $6.00
Artist: the re-Used electrics
Description:

Remember the Punk Wave of 1977-78?  The re-Used electrics do and have released a 6-song EP honoring one of the guitar greats of that era – Johnny Thunder ... read more »

Are You Ready To Fly?
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Rising
Description:

DUE IN STOCK IN EARLY MARCH.  TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY, ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY NO LATER THAN    &nb ... read more »

The Rising
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Rising
Description:

DUE IN STOCK IN EARLY MARCH.  TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY, ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY NO LATER THAN        FEBRUARY 22.  AFTER FEBRUARY 22, ... read more »

The Farewell Album/Greatest Hits & More
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Searchers
Description:

After nearly 60 years of making together, the legendary Searchers will officially retire in March 2019.  They are This disc contains all known recordings of infectious Middle Eastern inflected rock/beat from the  Sea -Ders (or& ... read more »

Mexican R'n'B (Deluxe Version) (3CD)
Price: $27.00
Artist: The Stairs
Description:

Formed in 1990 in Liverpool by singer and bassist Edgar “Summertyme” Jones, guitarist Ged Lynn and drummer Paul Maguire, The Stairs quickly attr ... read more »

Show Business, Baby
Price: $16.00
Artist: Tom Heyman
Description:

For two decades Cover stars this issue are British R&B hitmakers MANFRED MANN, who are featured via exclusive and extensive interviews with Paul Jones and Tom McGuinness.  read more »

Fog Machine
Price: $12.00
Artist: Valley Lodge
Description:

Valley Lodge are basically the best rock band that you think you've never heard of, but that you already totally know. The band's wildly popular song "Go" is the theme song to HBO' ... read more »

Hit The Hay Vol. 10
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

The latest installment of this long-running series of pop, jangle, and twang is another winner!  The 25 song collection features two Kool Kat Musik artists (Rocket Bureau and ... read more »

White Lace and Promises: The Songs Of Paul Williams
Price: $14.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Singer, songwriter, actor and, really truly, bon vivant ... read more »

All The Young Droogs: 60 Juvenile Delinquent Wrecks, Rock’N’Glam (And A Flavour Of Bubblegum) From T
Price: $29.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: From the makers of the Junkshop Glam genre defining “Velvet Tinmine”, “Glitterbest” and “Boobs” compilations… comes this bookending box set. ... read more »

Big Gold Dreams: A Story Of Scottish Independent Music 1977-1989 (5CD)
Price: $39.00
Artist: Variouis Artists
Description:

DUE IN STOCK IN EARLY MARCH.  TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY, ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY NO LATER THAN  < ... read more »

Losing Touch With My Mind: Psychedelia In Britain 1986-1990 (3CD)
Price: $26.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: DUE IN STOCK IN EARLY MARCH.  TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY, ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY NO LATER THAN  FEBRUARY 20.  AFTER FEBRUARY 20, THIS BECOMES A SPECIAL ORDER TITLE WITH NO GUARANTEE OF IMMEDI ... read more »

Revolution - Underground Sounds Of 1968 (3CD)
Price: $26.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: DUE IN STOCK IN EARLY MARCH.  TO GUARANTEE DELIVERY, ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY NO LATER THAN  read more »

Dynamite
Price: $13.00
Artist: Wes Hollywood
Description: BRAND NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  The CD (and Kool Kat Musik label) debut of the latest guitar ‘n’ hook-filled platter from this veteran power popster outta Chicago!read more »

Yipes!!!
Price: $12.00
Artist: Yipes!
Description:

In Milwaukee, WI the late 70’s, before Citizen King and the Gufs, before the Bodeans and Violent Femmes, there was Yipes!  ... read more »