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Circus Of Mirth
 
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Price: $9.00
Artist: Heirs Of Fortune
 
 
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Terry Carolan’s (Blue Cartoon/True Hearts) latest hook-filled project is a tribute to a long lost friend and supporter. He explains the story behind “Circus Of Mirth” – “In 1974-75, Ralph Smith, Robert Watkins and Gary Heslin were the core of the band Amnesia in Tampa, Florida. I joined the band for about six months. Later, in 1976, Robert Woodrich, Gary Heslin, and I formed Just Boys. While in Amnesia, I met Gary Littleton, and our friendship, association and collaboration spanned decades. Gary became a fan of Amnesia, especially Ralph Smith’s songwriting, and it was at an Amnesia show that I first met him. Later, when I formed Just Boys, he became a spokesperson, sometimes benefactor and general cheerleader for the band, as he had with Amnesia. But in 1977, Littleton upped the ante by instigating and funding the recording sessions for the Just Boys single, and working with me to form Counterfeit Records for its release. From that time on, Gary became a key figure in many of my musical endeavors, as well as a close friend and a music fan who shared an essentially religious devotion to pop music with me, Ralph Smith and other like-minded people. Gary's interest and support for the music Ralph and I created never wavered. It is those years, and events within them, that are the inspiration for the ‘Circus Of Mirth’ album. In 2015 Ralph and I decided to collaborate on some recordings, and this collaboration brought Gary back into our thoughts, and reminded us of how supportive he had been to both Ralph and myself as songwriters. As our collaboration grew from the few songs we originally intended, to a full album, both of us knew the album should tell the story of Littleton's role in our musical lives, in a quiet and subtle way. We were joined by Robert Woodrich and Robert Watkins, and Heirs Of Fortune was born. It is intentional that the album's first song is ‘Invited’, an Amnesia recording from 1974 that has never before been released. Likewise, that the album is closed by an excerpt from Blue Cartoon's ‘If I Could Do It All Over Again’, the first song I recorded with the band while I was a member. These songs bookend the span of time and events that Gary was so much a part of. Gary Littleton was, in many ways, a contributor to our collective musical endeavors spanning more than thirty years. We were very fortunate for Gary’s help and friendship. We were indeed, Heirs Of Fortune, and Gary really was The Ringmaster of the ‘Circus Of Mirth’.”“A striking debut that couples heritage pop rock inspirations with modern strokes, resulting in a collection of tunes smacking of a timeless quality. Songs dripping with catchy melodies and hummable choruses will never date, and the band delivers these gripping elements in spades. Smooth and polished, but salted with an organic feel stemming straight from the heart and gut, tracks like the sweeping flourishes of ‘Aster Street Days’ and the poignant pulsations of ‘Goodbye My Friend’ twinkle and sparkle with a sense of longing surrounded by bracing George Harrison styled riffs. Bolstered by a curtain of gospel flavored harmonies, ‘Shine’ and the infectious pull of ‘How Can I Resist’ step in as further highlights, as well as a faithful cover of Big Star’s Chris Bell’s ‘I Am The Cosmos’ and the jaunty vaudeville romp of ‘Invited’. Layers of gorgeous keyboard passages, incorporated with tugging guitar dynamics and crisp and fresh vocals pierce every cut on this impeccably executed recording. Aside from doing a great job of keeping the power popping soul of celebrated bands such as Badfinger, Raspberries, Pilot and the aforementioned Big Star alive, Heirs Of Fortune streak their material with their own star-studded strengths. Flowing and fizzing with expressive emotions and sonic beauty, ‘Circus Of Mirth’ checks in as an album primed for repeated spins!” – ItsPsychedelicBaby.com GREAT!!

 
Nerd From The Suburbs
Price: $16.00
Artist: Adrian Whitehead
Description:

Adrian Whitehead’s stunning songwriting lays bare the human condition and shines a light into the dark corners of our inner w ... read more »

Bennett Wilson Poole
Price: $19.00
Artist: Bennett Wilson Poole
Description:

WOW!!  Since its announcement of impending release a ... read more »

Big Stir Magazine - Issue #1
Price: $4.00
Artist: Big Stir Magazine
Description:

From the folks who present the “Big Stir” pop concert series in California (a ... read more »

Blue Mind
Price: $10.00
Artist: Blaine Campbell
Description:

If Blaine Campbell could afford therapy, he probably wouldn’t have to write songs. ... read more »

Before Your Summer Fades
Price: $12.00
Artist: Blank Pages
Description:

Can power pop be thought-provoking while celebrating the giddy excitement of a classic three-minute single at the same time? read more »

Teenage News 1976-1980
Price: $10.00
Artist: Blow-Up
Description: Blow-Up featured a pre-Condors Pat DiPuccio!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 »

Surrender To The Rhythm
Price: $15.00
Artist: Brinsley Schwarz
Description:

This 20-track compilation is an excellent retrospective of 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 »

Las Cruces
Price: $11.00
Artist: Buckley
Description:

NEIL YOUNG/CRAZY HORSE ALERT!!  read more »

Public Mono
Price: $14.00
Artist: Burning Ferns
Description:

Burning Ferns, from Newport in the UK, formed in 2009.read more »

Peaks and Valleys
Price: $11.00
Artist: Chris Richards & The Subtractions
Description:

WOW!!!!  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 »

Popsided Guitar: Anthology 1984-2004 (2CD)
Price: $22.00
Artist: Dom Mariani
Description:

WAREHOUSE FIND – DUE LATE MARCH/EARLY APRIL! read more »

Hi Seas
Price: $20.00
Artist: Dom Mariani & The Majestic Kelp
Description:

SIGNED/NUMBERED COPIES!!read more »

Longwave + bonus disc
Price: $17.00
Artist: Dropkick
Description:

Their latest (and 15th!) album was written and produced by Andrew Taylor and recor ... read more »

Furious Mind
Price: $14.00
Artist: Ed Ryan
Description:

The CD debut for this 2017, prev ... read more »

Roadmap
Price: $14.00
Artist: Ed Ryan
Description:

The CD debut for this 2016, p ... read more »

This Land Is Your Mind
Price: $13.00
Artist: I Think Like Midnight
Description:

The sophomore effort from this Philadelphia instrumental band ( ... read more »

Crowded Hour
Price: $9.00
Artist: Jef Litman
Description:

Jeff Litman was ... read more »

Kingdom of Mustang
Price: $10.00
Artist: Kingdom of Mustang
Description:

Kingdom of Mustang, the brand new project from Mark Roebuck (The Deal/Fresh Mowed Lawn), read more »

Take 1
Price: $11.00
Artist: K7s
Description:

KURT BAKER ALERT!  The K7s are a punk pop (with the emphasis on POP) group led ... read more »

First Days Of Summer (LP + CD)
Price: $18.00
Artist: Michael Simmons
Description:

VINYL LP THAT COMES WITH A CD!read more »

Self-Inflicted, No Sympathy
Price: $13.00
Artist: Nick Batterham
Description:

On his fourth solo album, Nick returned to the themes of 2013's “Closing Time At Yah Y ... read more »

Lucky Cat
Price: $13.00
Artist: Nick Batterham
Description:

2014’s “Lucky Cat” came hot on the heels of “Closing Time At Yah Yah's”, and it couldn’ ... read more »

Closing Time At Yah-Yah’s
Price: $13.00
Artist: Nick Batterham
Description:

Picking up where his debut left off, the album bristles with spiky observations and stark self-realizations. Thematically, the album describes the reluctant, ... read more »

Second Lovers
Price: $13.00
Artist: Nick Batterham
Description:

With a lengthy band resume up his sleeve, including Cordazine, Blindside and The Earthmen, ... read more »

Golden Boy
Price: $16.00
Artist: Nick Batterham
Description:

EN ROUTE – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!  Nick’s fifth solo release just might be his most full realized effort to date.  "14 sumptuous tit ... read more »

Painted Doll
Price: $19.00
Artist: Painted Doll
Description:

Valley Lodge front man read more »

This Is Pat DiNizio (Expanded/2CD)
Price: $22.00
Artist: Pat DiNizio
Description:

LIMITED EDITION PRESSING!  BACK IN PRINT – BUT NOT FOR LONG!!< ... read more »

Have Pity On The Boys! The Pop Hits And More (1965-1968)
Price: $16.00
Artist: Paul & Barry Ryan
Description:

AVAILABLE MAY 4 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  Now a resident of Chicago, in the seven years preceding his re-location to the Windy City, read more »

Young Is The New Old
Price: $16.00
Artist: Ramirez Exposure
Description:

WOW!!  Victor Ramirez has ... read more »

The Stupid Truth
Price: $8.00
Artist: Shellye Valauskas
Description:

In 1999, power pop veteran Dean Falcone (The Excerpts with Jon Brion) paired up with Shellye. ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #78
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #78
Description:

Features include: Dread more »

12
Price: $15.00
Artist: Sloan
Description:

The title of the new Sloan album isn't just some random number. “12 ... read more »

Spiders From Mars
Price: $15.00
Artist: Spiders From Mars
Description:

The rhythm section for Da ... read more »

Pacephale
Price: $10.00
Artist: Spygenius
Description: NEW LOW PRICE!!  Now released in the US on Big Stirte Records.  Same tracks that are on the UK version we previously announced!  The latest (and fourth overall release) from these British psych pop pilgrims is a true adventure in style that demands your full attention when savoring. They’re an eclectic ... read more »

After Hours
Price: $15.00
Artist: Sufis
Description:

Sufis are an Anglo-Indian/American band based on the writing partnership of Calvin Laporte and Evan Smith. During a chance meeting at ... 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 »

Let Me In On This Action
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Bottle KIds
Description:

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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 »

Wish You Success
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Connection
Description: AVAILABLE NOW!! ... 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 »

Budget Buster
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Fleshtones
Description:

Forty years ago in Queens, New York, Keith Streng and his buddy Marek Pakulski discovered some guitars in a basement of a house they were renting. They didn’t know how to t ... read more »

Tear Your Minds Wide Open (LP + CD)
Price: $22.00
Artist: The Galileo 7
Description:

EN ROUTE – ACCEPTING ORDERS ... read more »

Pearls.
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Gold Needles
Description: NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  Originally formed as a studio project, The Gold Needles have expanded recently to become a full live ban ... read more »

Phantom Lake: Northern Gothic 3
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Green Pajamas
Description:

“Phantom Lake: Northern Gothic 3” is the final installment of the “North ... read more »

Joy Comes In The Morning
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Jeremy Band
Description:

Brand new release from Jeremy Morris – this time with The Jeremy Band  (Dave Dietrich on drum ... read more »

Live In Berlin
Price: $19.00
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 »

Eventually Is Now
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Junior League
Description:

BRAND NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!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 »

Change Of Living
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Only Children
Description:

JOSH BERWANGER ALERT!!  The powerful 2004 debut from former ... read more »

Hey! It’s The Pandoras
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Pandoras
Description: 80’s ALL-GIRL GARAGE LEGENDS RETURN WITH THEIR FIRST NEW RECORD IN 29 YEARS!!!   read more »

History Of Panic
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Shellye Valauskas Experience
Description:

The debut full-length from The Shellye Valauskas Experience, almost ten years in the making, on which they are aided by Jon Auer ( ... read more »

Box It Up EP
Price: $6.00
Artist: The Shellye Valauskas Experience
Description:

Released in 2008, “Box It Up” contained the first new songs Shellye and Dean Falcone had written s ... read more »

Someplace Better
Price: $19.00
Artist: The Sick Rose
Description:

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Night Driver
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Speedlights
Description: A peek at their Facebook page uncovered a list of The Speedlights’ likes and influences: Cheap Trick, Big Star, The Raspberries, Nick Lowe/Rockpile, The Long Ryders, ... read more »

A View From Above
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Well Wishers
Description:

"It took 15 years and 9 albums ... read more »

The End
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Yancys
Description:

CRACKER ALERT!  Big ups go out to Chris Church for hipping us to The Yancys, whose read more »

Take You To Stay
Price: $9.00
Artist: Trevor and The Joneses
Description:

WOW!!!!read more »

Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #47
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine – Issue #47
Description:

In this issue (and on the cover), a tribute to the recently departed FRED COLE and a feature story on his ‘60s era bands THE WEEDS and THE LOLLIPOP SHOPP ... read more »

My World Of Make Believe - Sunshine, Soft & Studio Pop 1966-1972
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

"Clouds of satin at your feet....rainbow flowers line the street....only love can get you in....'” read more »

Pop Parade Volume 9
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

The latest installment of this “collect ‘em ... 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 »