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Killin' For A Livin'
Price: $11.00
Artist: 1220
Description: Wunderkinds of the Knoxville TN local scene, their hook filled album from 2009 was recorded by Don Coffey Jr. of Superdrag (and the band can ROCK like the 'Drag too), the band has set out to cover new territory by incorporating a perfected power pop shimmer... read more »
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Brood Or Change
Price: $12.00
Artist: 50 Cent Haircut
Description: What best describes Jay Souza and 50 Cent Haircut? Think a rootsier Only Ones! Souza’s Peter Perrett-like vocals coupled with the band’s rockin’ approach add up to one terrific effort of “classic and richly toned slide guitars, whisky-soaked vocals and timeless melodies….like Hank Williams slapping The Beatles on the back over a few beers…Syd Barrett is the bartender, Johnny Cash is working the door, and XTC is on the jukebox” "Alt Honky-Tonk Garage Brit Pop." Not too far off the mark, though probably favoring the Brit Pop edge, heavy with warm, rootsy undercurrents… has a fluid, indefinable sound where all of these elements mix. "The album is like a cold beer on a hot day when you don't want to do anything, but still want to feel like more than a moldy lump on a lawn chair. 'Fiction' is a driving, pulsating sexy vision. 'Geronimo' makes you want to take your baby's hand and dance as hard as the guitar. The whole album is dripping with sweat and whiskey. it's perfect." - Sarah "The record's a bit like a scavenger hunt - they beg, borrow and steal from the masters and the obscure with the product being something completely original yet familiar. Describing themselves as 'a great American sound with that deep imported taste', if Ray Davies was in a rockabilly or Americana band it would sound a bit like this. Great harmonies, great interplay between jangle guitar and crisp leads, big thumping bass, skins pounded to within a inch of their lives, heavy and sometimes humourous lyrical content. They more than hold their own playing in the same ballpark as the likes of Ryan Adams, Wilco, the Jayhawks, the Cure (sans cheesy keys), the Kinks, John Hiatt, Elvis Costello and Graham Parker." - W1P Plus, how can you go wrong with a song like “Bring Me The Head (Of A Backstreet Boy)”? EXCELLENT!!... read more »
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My Music Plan
Price: $11.00
Artist: 8889
Description: LIMITED STOCK!!! Thank you! Our prayers were answered back in May of 2005 when we pleaded for a full-length by this Wisconsin five-some after their most excellent debut jangly pop EP and they delivered! Furthering the jangly Brit-pop vibe that permeated their debut, this one again features hook-filled songs propelled by jangly guitars and the fragile vocals of Russ Benbow and Jason Teteak. "They exude all the sincerity and innocent charm of the proverbial boy next door: It comes through in their songs - polished pop rock statements draped in the classic hues of the Beatles, Beach Boys and Motown, and it comes through in their lyrics, which feature candid reflections on loving and living in a world that sometimes moves too fast...Behind the tireless drive of the band's talented songwriting tandem, they have authored a document of passionate delivery and meticulous craftsmanship. Terrific...the very definition of genuine." -The Isthmus "A Precious Pop Gem that is near-perfect guitar pop, a Midwestern spin on a grand British tradition. The melodies are gorgeous and infectious. 8889 are capable of turning relatively simple melodies into giant, sweeping epic moments, and have produced an album that is slick and radio-friendly without being excessive or lifeless" - Rick's Cafe "With a Brit-pop sensibility that harkens back to the late '90s and channels Blur with a dash of Oasis. They show a healthy disregard for all trends indie and moves decidedly into the genre of smooth guitar pop - clearly demonstrating potential and the possession of songcraft building blocks necessary to become lasting musicians." - The Daily Cardinal "They play smooth, earnest, and accessible jangle-rock with luxuriant harmonies. Their mid-tempo jaunts are flavored with keyboards and layered guitars, and Benbow provides a strong sway factor as the songs roll and flow." -The Onion Will appeal immediately to fans of 80's/90's Brit-popsters like Suede Crocodiles, Horse Latitides, Aztec Camera, The Bluebells, et all and more recently, Crumb. GREAT!!!... read more »
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The Anatomy Of An Apricot
Price: $10.00
Artist: 8X8
Description: 8X8 is the transatlantic collaboration between Lane Steinberg (NYC - he of Tan Sleeve, Cracked Latin, The Wind) and Alex Khodchenko (Kiev, Ukraine). The entire album was recorded via file sharing. The principals have never met, nor even spoken. Their relationship, which began as a series of emails, blossomed over several years into a working musical partnership that transcends the lack of a common language and physical proximity. "A rare and precious jewel of an album! Entirely done via the internet, yet it has an organic wholeness that you would swear could not be possible under those circumstances.Although it has a sound that one might consider 'Brit Pop' or psychedelic pop, and fits easily in a playlist featuring The Dukes Of Stratosphear, the Kinks, early Pink Floyd, Love, late Beach Boys, and the like, it remains completely original, so well have the influences been digested. Every song is a gem. It's a beautiful album, and stands on its own as a work with it's own integrity, rather than a mere imitation. I can't recommend this album more highly." - M. B. Dill "Bringing forth influences from Todd Rundgren, The Zombies, The Beach Boys and Procol Harum, it requires multiple listens – but it really sticks. Opening with 'Fantastic Sun' it’s the most immediate and catchy track with a rich layered musical palette. The vocal harmonies are transcendental here and continue on 'Layabout' and 'Time And Tender Love.' Even Colin Blunstone would be impressed by the swirling 'Live in Dreamland.' This isn’t simply music you listen to – you let it wash over you like lush warm breeze. Good headphones are a must for this material. Many other highlights include the epic melodies of 'Snowflake In The Rain' and 'Sweetness In Your Life.' Credit also must go to Gregory White on a variety of keys (Hammond organ, mellotron, etc.), Rebecca Ona (backing vocals) and Rick R. (drums). Easily makes my top ten list for 2012, and will remain on my ipod for a long, long time." - Powerpopaholic.com GREAT!!!!... read more »
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Azalea's Room
Price: $12.00
Artist: 8X8
Description: 8X8 is the unique and mystical collaboration between Lane Steinberg (New York, US) and Alex Khodchenko (Kiev, UKR).  The two met in the Myspace days and have since developed an intuitive working relationship despite the fact that they have neither met nor ever spoken. At first listen, one could file under "Psychedelic Popular", but the strength of the compositions and performances are the real tribute to their influences.  "Azalea's Room", their second collection, has been two years in the making. The title track typifies the kinetic 8X8 energy with its Arabic sounding melody set to a jungle groove with lyrics describing a seaside refuge belonging to a woman who makes a fantastic cup of tea.  What follows are songs about star-crossed werewolves, cold war-era spies, a retiring obstetrician, a person trying to erase their identity from the internet...the usual rock n' roll subject matter.  It closes with a Hammond-fueled cover of "Tears of Rage", by Bob Dylan and Richard Manuel. The idea to do the song was batted around one evening with R. Stevie Moore, who plays bass on the track.  It's a bittersweet ending to an album of impressionistic nostalgia via loping grooves and enchanting melodies. "Steinberg and Khodchenko have been around long enough to know that you can't stand still and expect to be taken seriously, and here show some serious growth in a number of areas without abandoning the distinctive baroque pop sensibilities that sugarcoated our earlugs first time around.  So while delicate pop miniatures like 'Ice Wings', the Beatlesque ballad 'Code Name Jacqueline' and vintage harpsichord pop fare like 'Dr Winkler's Hands' could make a fine home for themselves on (their debut) 'Anatomy of an Apricot' there's also plenty of room for the groovy eastern rock stylings of the title track and perhaps best of all, the moody bedsit melodrama of 'Laws of Attraction'. I'm not naive enough to assume that stardom beckons of course, but there are certainly a few more attentive sets of ears that are going to be well pleased to make the acquaintance of this particularly fine album." - TheActiveListener.com EXCELLENT!!... read more »
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All Broken Up
Price: $9.00
Artist: Aaron Fox
Description: Aaron was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. After graduating high school, he escaped from the Chicago suburbs and attended Rock School (Berklee College of Music) in Boston. In his final year in Boston, he recorded this 2003 debut effort (sans T... read more »
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Late Too Soon
Price: $13.00
Artist: Aaron Fox & the Reliables
Description: Here's some very cool, jangly, garage pop rock (with some very cool Replacement-like, chord-sequenced tunes) outta the Windy City! Aaron Fox & the Reliables started as a collaboration between Aaron Fox, guitarist/singer/songwriter, and guitarist Mike Bu... read more »
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Happy Endings
Price: $13.00
Artist: Abandon Ship
Description: LIMITED STOCK!! Born into a musical family, the five Lester brothers grew up playing instruments and singing harmony with their parents. In 2004, Nathan, Damian, and Gabriel Lester delivered a confident follow-up to their promising debut! Retaining their youthful vocal harmonies while delivering a more up-tempo effort than their debut, it’s chock full of layered guitars – not unlike early Brendan Benson and Dan Jones’ “One Man Submarine” (must be the water in Eugene, OR) which is still a fave around here! Posies-like at times too! "A complete blind listen...which is not at all unusual for me. There is something very exciting about hearing an album having never heard a single song...then being completely blown away by it. Which is what happened with this one. The Brendan Benson-like melodies, harmonies and songwriting stays strong and the guitar work is stunning! These siblings possess loads of talent, and it shows all over this album. This one is chock full of great tunes. Listen to it on a rainy day, a sunny day, in the morning or at night Abandon Ship create melodies and pop hooks that manage to suck the listener in early. Catchy, stick to ya kinds of tunes. Anyone who likes pop songs with lots of hooks, catchy melodies, and thoughtful chord changes, should buy this album right away and never stop enjoying it immensely." - Count Keef A grower! GREAT!!!... read more »
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Acid
Price: $12.00
Artist: Acid
Description: Stalwart guitarist Special K had been adrift. Splitting time between coasts and fine tuning his inexplicable rock agility, he amassed a cache of somber stories and returned home to forge the impeccable new offering, Acid. With Acid comes a haunting journey through love and loss, rock and roll, glam and punk... it is an exquisitely crafted collection of guitar driven gems, magnetized with pop hooks and honest emotion. Special K, who has done extensive soundtrack work and backed up such luminaries as The Damned, was joined by former Monster Magnet skin-basher John Kleinman to help out on a record that's been aptly described as "sour and crunchy on the outside... sweet and creamy on the inside". "Their hard-driving, Cheap Trick-meets-The Replacements melodic rock is easy to enjoy. There's also a touch of glam here as well as some Strokes-like vocals. What's not to like? Top tracks: 'Dead', 'Sheila', and 'Born to Stay'." - Absolutepowerpop.com "Their blistering debut is brimming with fuzzy and fizzy pop! A little bit punky and a lot more power pop, the record showcases the band's ability to create hard hitting upbeat rock songs. While the record retains plenty of the Mats' innate punky drive, here it's more focused, tempered, amd hook-injected. This has no filler, just endless smarts, a masterful sense of dynamics, deep hooks, and a gritty, hot-wired guitar sound." - MR Gomez GREAT!!!!... read more »
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Star
Price: $15.00
Artist: Acme Rock Group
Description: Acme Rock Group was formed in 1996 by guitarist-singer-songwriter-producer Erik Rex. Their 2001 debut combines elements of influential British guitar-based rock and roll bands like the Beatles, the Kinks, and the Who. "Indie pop fans have been heaping a large amount of justifiable praise on Rick Corcoran for his gem of a Beatles-inspired album, The Orgone Box. Save some of that same applause for 'Star'. Rex and his musical pals have released a dandy of a Beatlesque album that excels with their original power pop and psychedelic tunes. The disc opens strongly with three straight tracks that smack of 'Sgt. Pepper'’s era songs – the last of which, 'Floating,' even has a bit of a David Bowie sound to it. The slower tracks are reminiscent of 'Rubber Soul'. In fact, this is one of those rare discs where the songs blend seamlessly together, and has just helped pseudo-60s psych/pop take a big step forward!" - Amplifier Magazine Very reminiscent of Teenage Fan Club and Superstar. Features kool covers of Beatles/Peter & Gordon’s “World Without Love” and The Who’s “Odorono”. GREAT!!!... read more »
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Selection Box Vol. 1/The Appleyard Sessions (2CD)
Price: $17.00
Artist: Amoeba Teen
Description:

Ameoba Teen’s core members Mark Britton (rhythm guitar and keyboard) and Mike Turner (lead guitar) met as teenagers and have been writing together for nearly two decades. They first bonded on a shared apprecia ... read more »

Medium Wave
Price: $12.00
Artist: Amoeba Teen
Description:

Amoeba Teen were founded by critically acclaimed songwriting team of Mark Britton and Mike Turner. Armed with a four-track tape recorder and junk shop guitars, the pair began writing together back in the dying embers of ... read more »

September Gurls (Expanded Edition)
Price: $16.00
Artist: Anthony Meynell & Squire
Description:

Fronted by Anthony Meynell, Squire were arguably the best Mod act around when The Jam brought attention to this burgeoning scene in the late 70’s. With an impressive canon on timeless pop songs, as danceable as they are me ... read more »

And The Losers Choir Sings
Price: $13.00
Artist: Colman Gota
Description:

A few years back, Colman ... read more »

Run It Again
Price: $13.00
Artist: Criminal Hygiene
Description:

A record that shines a fresh light on a raw sort of g ... read more »

Electric Bloom
Price: $11.00
Artist: Cromm Fallon
Description:

Cromm Fallon’s debut full-length contains 10 s ... read more »

Pulling Out All The Stops
Price: $11.00
Artist: Geoff Palmer
Description:

As a member of Description:

Flying in the face of the oft-quoted phrase “if you remember the 1960’s you weren’t really there”, Glen Burtnik (The Weeklings) and his rather large band certainly do, p ... read more »

Parloursounds
Price: $12.00
Artist: James Clarke Five
Description: read more »

Growing Up Schlockstar
Price: $11.00
Artist: Joe Sullivan
Description:

Joe Sullivan returns with a highly anticipated sequel to his 2014 gem ‘read more »

Another Land
Price: $0.00
Artist: Lucille Furs
Description:

Recorded direct to tape, this is the kind of record you can get lost in on a cross-country drive from the Midwest to the West Coast.  It’s a record w ... read more »

Shape Shifter
Price: $15.00
Artist: Matthew Sweet
Description:

Very kool show recorded live at The Petrillo Bandshell in Chicago on July 4, 1993 and broadcast on WXRT-FM.  ... read more »

Hello, All You Happy People
Price: $10.00
Artist: Mondello
Description:

It’s been a while since we’ve featured a good ‘ol throwback of a charming, DIY effort, but Mondello’s debut fits the bill quite nicely!read more »

Long Shot
Price: $10.00
Artist: Nick Eng
Description:

Nick Eng is back with his second album in a little over a year. No Win's debut album is a strong collection of songs nestled comfortably in between indie rock, pop punk, and power pop.read more »

Pearl Harbor & The Explosions
Price: $16.00
Artist: Pearl Harbor & The Explosions
Description:

Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the classic self-titled, only album by San Francisco new wave legends Pearl Harbor and the Explosions. read more »

Humanworld
Price: $14.00
Artist: Peter Perrett
Description:

Peter Perrett(The Only Ones) returns with “Humanworld”.  In this new chapter, Peter continues to dissect romance and politics with his trademark sense of sardonic wit and wry ... read more »

Cover To Cover Remixed
Price: $15.00
Artist: Pezband
Description:

Originally released in 1979, “Cover to Cover” was Pezband's third album.  Fast forward to 2019, and it has been completely remixed and ... read more »

In Concert – Archive Series Vol. 3
Price: $19.00
Artist: Phil Seymour
Description:

THIS 2014 ARCHIVAL RELEASE IS NOW BACK IN PRINT!!  Drummer gui ... read more »

21
Price: $18.00
Artist: Psychotic Youth
Description: read more »

Pop Circles
Price: $13.00
Artist: Richard X. Heyman
Description:

“Pop Circles” is the 13th solo record from Richard, containing 18 new tracks full of melody, harmony, jangly guitars, ferocious keyboards and brilliant songwriting, in the grand traditi ... read more »

The Infinite Now & Then
Price: $12.00
Artist: Rick Fink
Description:

In 2003 Rick Fink started a band with the express purpose of defying category.  Early on, the Gas House Gorillas became a virtual who’s-who of the Rockabilly, Swing and Blues communities, sort of a wise ... read more »

This Is The Sound
Price: $13.00
Artist: Ryan Hamilton and the Harlequin Ghosts
Description:

Ryan Hamilton has been on our radar since he partnered up with Bowling For Soup’s Jaret as part of double act People on Vacation.   ... read more »

Thirty Nine
Price: $10.00
Artist: Shake Some Action!
Description:

For these Rickenbacker-janglers newest album, James Hall tried something different. He wrote an entire alb ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #93
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #93
Description:

Cover boy for this issue, is truly a “cover boy” – Brian Jones: He’s remembered 50 years on.  Other features include Badfinger: The fame before the fall.read more »

Once Upon A Time b/w Town…Revisited
Price: $6.00
Description:

BRAND NEW VINYL 7” RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE MAY 24 – ACCEPTING PRE-ORDERS NOW!!  read more »

Side Three
Price: $8.00
Artist: The Armoires
Description:

The Armoires are back with their first new release in three years.  The “Side Three” EP isn't the new album – that's coming in August in the form of the “Zibaldone ... read more »

Art's Gallery
Price: $19.00
Artist: The Artwoods
Description:

The Artwoods - Art Wood, Derek Griffiths, Malcolm Pool, Keef Hartley and future Deep Purple organist Jon Lord - recorded for Decca, Parlophone and Fontana from 1964 to 1967 and their Decca back catalogue in particular has been ... read more »

Dead Calm
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness
Description:

AT LAST!  THIS BRILLIANT, PREVIOUSLY VINYL-ONLY RELEASE IS NOW AVAILABLE ON CD!!  Debut al ... read more »

Platinum Rats
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Briefs
Description:

The Fall of 2000 was a time of innocence.  Saxophonist Bill Clinton was our President. The Twin Towers were still standing…  Then the Brie ... read more »

Ask Again Later
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Dates
Description:

WOW!!!  The fabulous debut album by The Dates is one that’s brimm ... read more »

A Sides B Sides
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Elevators
Description:

Another piece of 80’s Brit Pop history has been rescued!!  “The Elevators started off life as The Stains but decided to change their name in 1978.read more »

There Is Only Now
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Galileo 7
Description:

The 6th effort from one of the best garage, psych, and Freakbeat bands going in the UK!  “Heritage can be a harsh mistress.read more »

Pearls.
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Gold Needles
Description:  

Originally a studio project, The Gold Needles have since beco ... read more »

Through A Window
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Gold Needles
Description: RELEASED ON JUNE 21 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!read more »

The Last Bees
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Last Bees
Description:

There's an undeniable scent of nostalgia in the air. Our distraction-filled digital lives have us craving something that is organic, real and spontaneous.read more »

Goodnight Noises Everywhere
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Lunar Laugh
Description:

BRAND NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK!!  The Lunar Laugh is a pop band based in Oklahoma City. At the group's core is the singer/songwriter trio of Connor Anderson, Jared Lekites, and Campbell Young backed by Jimmy Jacks ... read more »

Stroke Manor
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Minus 5
Description:

“Stroke Manor” BRAND NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Glasgow's magnificent PearlfishersOriginally released in 2001, ... read more »

Dreaming
Price: $6.00
Artist: The Top Boost
Description:

On the title track of their latest EP they join forces with Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (of Jellyfish/Imperial Drag fame) who contributes backing vocals!read more »

Turn Around
Price: $6.00
Artist: The Top Boost
Description:

On their 2016 debut, Canada’s The Top Boost (Hunter Gogo and Kiri ... read more »

Consolation Prize Fighter
Price: $8.00
Artist: Thrift Store Halo
Description:

Reforming a couple of years ago after a 20 year “hiatus”, Chicago’s Thrift Store Halo return with their second effort since the reformation.  2017’s Marty Schneider Jonas Stein of Exceptional cover stories for this landmark issue include the tragic mystery story of the Lost & Found from California, an expansive interview with writer/musician/archivist Lenny Kaye ( ... read more »

Le Beat Bespoke 8
Price: $17.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Rob Bailey (a/k/a Dr. Robert) has an intense passion for discovering long-forgotten 60’s club sounds and giving them a new lease of life via his DJ sets and this co ... read more »

Poppies – Assorted Finery From The First Psychedelic Age
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Very kool 2019 compilat ... read more »

Big Stir Singles: The Second Wave
Price: $12.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

“Big Stir Singles: The Second Wave”