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Celebrate The Moments Of Your Life (2CD)
 
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Price: $20.00
Artist: The Orange Peels
 
 
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The Orange Peels are: Allen Clapp, Gabriel Coan, and Jill Pries.  “Celebrate The Moments Of Your Life” was recorded from summer 2019 though fall of 2020 at the band's former headquarters in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  “Since their formation in the late '90s, the Orange Peels have been good for an album's worth of excellent sophisticated pop every few years.  Over the years, the group has expanded their way of working to bring in new influences such as prog-rock and synth pop as their sound has grown larger and more orchestrated.  ‘Celebrate the Moments of Your Life’ feels like a culmination of everything they've been working toward, sounding huge as cavernous drums pair up with cascading synths, billowing vocal harmonies swoop gracefully around Allen Clapp's powerful vocals, and the arrangements have a majestic grace. The album deals with tragedy, the uncertainties of modern life, and ultimately finding the strength to carry on and do what the title recommends. The lyrics are racked with grief and pain, the songs can be sadder than heartbreak, and minor keys carry the day, yet the album feels oddly uplifting by the end. Put that down to the wonderful melodies they have come up with as well as the skill they exhibit in all aspects of the recording process.  Not only do the arrangements feel like they were put together by Jimmy Webb on a good day, the sound of the album is amazingly crisp and clear despite all the layering and reverb.  What keeps the album from ever falling into a morose rut is the wide range of styles present.  They stick the landing on the kinds of mid-tempo ballads (the soaring ‘Thank You’) and rollicking indie pop (‘Magical Thinking,’ ‘Mindego Hill’) they have always been so good at - all with the production values cranked up a notch, though.  They also delve into synth-heavy, almost new age sounds on a few tracks, play around with dissonance and art rock and balance electronics with string sections.  It's hard to separate any tracks from the whole, since it's such a fully developed listening experience, though a couple of songs do stand out as examples of just how perfect the band's approach is here. ‘Pastels’ is an epic-length prog-pop song that features Clapp singing deeply personal lyrics as the guitars jangle and crunch, the keyboards surround the melody like a cloud, and the whole thing sounds like a lost classic from 1987 that never was. ‘Give My Regards to Rufus’ is another beautiful song that adds melancholy strings, a driving beat, and heart-rending lyrics delivered with restrained soul.  It's clear that circumstance and experience have combined with Clapp's enduring songwriting genius and the band's subtle power to create something truly magical. Sad and sweet, gripping and lovely, this is their masterpiece.” - AllMusic.com  GREAT!!


 
Amoeba Teen
Price: $13.00
Artist: Amoeba Teen
Description: The terrific followup to 2019’s “Medium Wave”, “Amoeba Teen” contains 10 new t ... read more »

Episodes
Price: $18.00
Artist: Bart Davenport
Description:

Bart Davenport might be a multitude of things, depending on whom you ask. He's been a Mod, a blues singer, and a soft rock troubadour. He's an eclectic singer songwriter with the timeless voice of a real crooner. He lives and creates music in Los Angeles. Smooth and yet curiously pointed, his work t ... read more »

66/68
Price: $12.00
Artist: Bart Mendoza
Description:

A very cool EP of covers from Bart!  “Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of lending an ear to t ... read more »

The Domino Effect
Price: $15.00
Artist: Bob Burger
Description:

In case you’re not aware, Bob Burger is a founding member of New Jersey’s read more »

Our Life
Price: $12.00
Artist: Cherrystone
Description:

YES!! Like a dog with a bone, we’ve still not let go of the Cupid’s Carnival CD, but that’s only inspired us more to go and grab copies of this 2002 effort when Thomas Gray and Roland Skilton recorded as Cherrystone.  Not to worry folks, all of the elements foun ... read more »

Best Of 1972-1980
Price: $16.00
Artist: Chris Rainbow
Description:

Chris Rainbow never quite made it into the charts during the 70’s, though he got quite a bit of radio play, especially from the creative UK DJ Kenny Everett.  Chris is probably best known for (a) his outstanding vocal contributions to var ... read more »

The Paisley Garden Project
Price: $14.00
Artist: Chuck Yoakum
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Recorded in 2018, but with its heart clearly in 196 ... read more »

Julee
Price: $14.00
Artist: Dave Cope and the Sass
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!read more »

Happy Ever After
Price: $13.00
Artist: Dave Scarbrough
Description:

“Do I look for another stressful job right now or should I relax, meditate, and think about where my head and my soul really want to go?" Dave Scarbrough asked himself in early 2021.  The answer became “Happy Ever ... read more »

Not Quite The American Dream
Price: $15.00
Artist: Diesel Park West
Description:

What a long, strange trip it’s been! Thirty-three years after their debut album “Shakespeare Alabama” introduced Diesel Park West to the world, they’re back with “Not Quite the American Dream”, their first since 2019’s “Let It Melt”, finds the band in top form. It sends a clear message that Diesel P ... read more »

Reverse Light Years (2CD)
Price: $17.00
Artist: Even
Description:

If there was ever a time for Even to make a record like “Reverse Light Years”, that time is now.  Locked down due to the pandemic, frontman Ash Naylor was afforded the time and headspace to delve into t ... read more »

Satin Returns
Price: $14.00
Artist: Even
Description:

In 2018, the elder statesmen of Australian indie rock Even released their seventh album aptly titled “Satin Returns”.  “Holy smokes! This album is an absolute ripper packed full of eleven indie rock gems just waiting to ... read more »

What Is Even Happening Right Now?
Price: $14.00
Artist: Extra Arms
Description:

The third album from foursome Extra Arms led by Ryan Allen.  The record features more special guest stars than a “Love Boat” episode. Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), Bob Nanna (Braid/Hey Mercedes), Gregory Macdonald (Sloan), Lily (the Plastic Beach), Scott Allen (Thunderbirds Are Now!) and C ... read more »

Lord, Have Mirsky!
Price: $10.00
Artist: Eytan Mirsky
Description:

This is Eytan’s eighth album that once again showcases the NY-based singer/songwriter’s sharp lyrical observations and way with a winning melody.  For this latest release, Eytan again teams up with his long-time producer Jon Gordon (for ... read more »

Are You There?
Price: $14.00
Artist: Fontanarosa
Description:

Fontanarosa used to be the solo project of Paul Verwaerde (read more »

Pronounced Jah-See
Price: $15.00
Artist: Gyasi
Description:

Fond of outlandish costumes and platform shoes, Gyasi is a flamboyant artist who brings the golden age of UK rock n’ roll into the 21st Century. His music can be described as a glorious hybrid of early David Bowie and Marc Bolan. The album “Pronoun ... read more »

With All Due Respect
Price: $14.00
Artist: Incarnations
Description:

Here's a release from Bart Davenport in 2010 that was criminally ignored (in our opinion)!   As Incarnations, Bart Davenport, Daniel Collas, and Bing Ji Ling have delivered an absolute darling of a record. Traversing with an understated assuredness, they in ... read more »

Jay Byham
Price: $8.00
Artist: Jay Byham
Description:

Meadville, PA’s Jay Byham's self-titled, 5-song debut EP was co-written and produced by Steve Butler (Quincy, Smash Palace) who also plays on the record alongside his Smash Palace bandmates!  "This is all-modern music SO imagin ... read more »

Distant Dream
Price: $14.00
Artist: Jeremy
Description:

Admission of guilt:  We’ve had this CD in our “to be listened to” stack for quite some time (it was released in 2021), but for some unbeknownst reason it literally ended up at the bottom of the “stack” until we recently rescued it.  “It is always a thrill when our favorite musicians collab ... read more »

F.I.T.H.
Price: $12.00
Artist: Joel Tyler Wall
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  “F.I.T.H.” is the second solo outing from Joel Tyler Wall (better known as one half of pop duo Diamond Hands).  His previous solo record “Green Wave” saw Joel ... read more »

Borders
Price: $12.00
Artist: Kensington
Description:

In 2011, Dutch popsters Kensington were shooting their way up the consciousness of Dutch audiences.  While there's no such thing as a key to success, the heavily Brit-Pop influenced “Borders” was recorded in Kaiser Chiefs’ studio in Leeds, UK and was mastered by ... read more »

Teaspoon of Time
Price: $15.00
Artist: Kevin Robertson
Description:

Hailing from Aberdeen, Scotland Kevin Robertson is a singer songwriter who specializes in jangle and psych pop.  He’s also 1/5 of The Vapour Trails. Kevin's influences include 60's pop, rock ... read more »

Flavor Of The Month
Price: $14.00
Artist: Lannie Flowers
Description:

“Flavor Of The Month” is a completely new collection and the long-awaited physical media debut for the songs that made up Lannie’s celebrated and groundbreaking March To Home Singles Series in 2019 all newly remixed by L ... read more »

Across State Lines
Price: $15.00
Artist: Lund Bros
Description:

Brand new studio outing from the Lund Bros!  Almost from the beginning, the brothers realized they had something special when back in the early 90’s, they ditched the front-man singer idea as other people never seemed ... read more »

3
Price: $15.00
Artist: Man Behind Tree
Description:

Dabbling in Power/Noise pop, Man Behind Tree layer carefully crafted vocal harmonies, jangly guitars and sugary hooks while balancing classic boy-girl motifs with David Lynch-esque imagery.  Think of an amputated ear resting in an overexposed flower bed …  Stationed in the concrete hea ... read more »

Roscoe's Dream
Price: $15.00
Artist: Mapache
Description:

Mapache is Clay Finch and Sam Blasucci.  Born and raised in Glendale, CA, the duo's breathtaking harmonies and heartfelt sound verges on cosmic West Coast Pop Americana. Their sound is not an exercise in pop nostalgia, but rather a distinctly independent link in a chain that stretches both ... read more »

Heart Inside Your Head
Price: $15.00
Artist: Nick Piunti & The Complicated Men
Description:

10 new songs from Nick and the Boyz!  Special guests include popper Ryan Allen on guitar/vocals!  At times both more rocking (we like it that way!) and more reflective than what you may have come to expect from Nick, but still full of great riffs, melodies, and lyrics deeper than what the ... read more »

Past Life Regression
Price: $13.00
Artist: Papercuts
Description:

Jason Quever has been releasing timeless guitar-based dream pop as Papercuts since 2004, impervious to trends or micro genres that have come and gone around him.  In that regard, his contemporaries are artists like Hiss Golden Messenger and Fruit Bats, artists who ... read more »

Once Around Again
Price: $14.00
Artist: Phil Angotti
Description:

Chicago pop veteran Phil Angotti is back with "Once Around Again" – his 13th full length - and is already being hailed as his finest yet!  We just may to agree with that assessment!  The album features 10 original songs, nine brand new songs, plus an old Idea (Phil’s 90’s pop ... read more »

Archive Series Volume 2
Price: $19.00
Artist: Phil Seymour
Description:

The truncated solo career of Phil Seymour yielded a pair of solid power pop albums, a gem of a single, "Precious to Me," and a reminder of the type of material he brought to the original Dwight Twilley Band. This expanded and remastered version of the second album is a ... read more »

Suspension
Price: $14.00
Artist: Pop Co-Op
Description:

“Suspension” is the third outing from Pop Co-Op, a group of four geographically-dispersed musicians who focus on making the music they love. Veteran musician Steve Stoeckel (read more »

Night Gnomes
Price: $15.00
Artist: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
Description:

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets return with “Night Gnomes”, their 5th album.  The Australian combo has a strong “DIY ... read more »

Broadcasting To The Nation (2CD)
Price: $17.00
Artist: Radio Stars
Description:

With lead singer Andy Ellison's autobiography due, profile is high on bands such as John's Children and Radio Stars – “Broadcasting To The Nation” being Radio ... read more »

Brighter Day
Price: $14.00
Artist: Rogers & Butler
Description:

The talented songwriting duo of Edward Rogers & Stephen Butler return with “Brighter Day”, an engaging second album.  It’s a collection of eleven original soon-to-be classics that display their distinctive blend of auth ... read more »

Endless Rooms
Price: $13.00
Artist: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Description:

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever return in 2022 with “Endless Rooms”, the Melbourne quintet's third album proper. Described by the band as them "Doing what we do best: chasing down songs in a room together", the record stands as a testament to the collabor ... read more »

Play On
Price: $15.00
Artist: Scott McCarl
Description:

A RE-CONFIGURED REISSUE OF HIS 1998 SOLO DEBUT – DON’T PART WITH YOUR ORIGINAL IF YOU HAVE ONEread more »

Easy Answers
Price: $12.00
Artist: Seth Timbs
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Seth Timbs plays piano. He has a way with words and an ear for tune. He’s kind of a wiseacre.  A veteran of stage and studio, this Nashville singer-songwriter, he was an influential presence in Murfreesboro, TN’s vibrant ... read more »

Wide Awake
Price: $10.00
Artist: Shake Some Action!
Description:

Now 15 years in, Shake Some Action! is showing no signs of slowing down as they return with “Wide Awake”, a sign-of-the-times record recorded remotely with band members never setting foot in the same studio at the ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #128
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #128
Description:

Blondie are the cover stars: Pure pop was inspired by The British Invasion and ’60s girl groups, forged in Manhattan’s art and early punk scenes. The origins of the band that had it all.  Features on - New Age Travellers On The Road: A chronicle. From shackle-free ... read more »

Love, Sex and Death etc
Price: $18.00
Artist: Simon Love
Description:

“Love, Sex and Death etc” is the followup to 2018’s “Sincerely, S. Love x”.  The 12 songs, written between 2017 and 2019 mostly, were recorded in two batches in July and November 2020 after being rehearsed for six months with the initial plan of recording them as live as possible all together i ... read more »

No Anesthesia
Price: $12.00
Artist: Speedfossil
Description:

Speedfossil are a kin ... read more »

Jobbernowl
Price: $13.00
Artist: Spygenius
Description:

Spygenius’ seventh album, “Jobbernowl” follows their 2021 tribute collection “Spygenius Blow Their Covers”, fusing the emotive heft of the former with the rollicking energy of the latter into a visceral but sophisticated set, framed by the combination of wit, hooks and harmony that de ... read more »

Modern Architecture
Price: $12.00
Artist: Swimming Pools & Movie Stars
Description:

Swimming Pools & Movie Starsread more »

Flights Of Fancy
Price: $10.00
Artist: Terry Carolan
Description:

Terry Carolan acquired recognition with a number of different bands, including Just Boys, The Pin Ups, True Hearts, New Movies, Blue Cartoon and Heirs Of Fortune.  “Flights Of Fancy” is Terry’s first so ... read more »

Don't Go Anywhere
Price: $14.00
Artist: The 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Kool Kat’s release of “Don’t Go Anywhere” marks the CD debut of the band’s previously download-only release from 2021!  Those with a keen ear for underground pop music may already be aware of The 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco. The Essex, UK-base ... read more »

Tones Of The Sparrow
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Asteroid No. 4
Description:

Celebrating 25 years as a band, stalwarts of the modern psych scene The Asteroid No.4  present “Tones Of The Sparrow”, their eleventh album!  Heavily inspired by the UK shoegaze scene including My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Ride ... read more »

Please Stand By
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Bishop's Daredevil Stunt Club
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  read more »

The Vicious Afterglow
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Blusterfields
Description:

“The Vicious Afterglow” is the debut recording from North Carolina rockers The Blusterfields.  It is the product of this new ensemble that effortlessly blends power pop, garage rock and strains of other subgenres in the rock realm.  The songwriting team of Todd Jones-Jones and Mike Nichols ... read more »

Keep On With Falling (2CD/Deluxe Edition)
Price: $23.00
Artist: The Boo Radleys
Description:

Responding to the warm welcome that greeted news of their reformation earlier this year, The Boo Radleys release their first album of all-new music in 24 years!  Rising from cult-shoegaze band to the very ... read more »

August Lightning Complex
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Bye Bye Blackbirds
Description:

Arriving almost exactly two years after their acclaimed “Boxer At Rest” album, “August Lightning Complex” is album number six for Oakland, CA’s The Bye Bye Blackbirds.  Recorded at Sharkbite Studios with engine ... read more »

Poppy Seeds
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Corner Laughers
Description:

With the impossibly winsome vocals of Karla Kane out front, San Francisco’s The Corner Laughers‘ pop style is a tasty recipe indeed.  2012’s “Poppy Seeds” continued in their grand tradition.  “It takes a lot to sell me on an overtly twee-po ... read more »

Falling Off The Face Of The Earth
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Electric Mess
Description:

The Electric Mess are led by an androgynous and dynamic lead singer, Chip Fontaine (aka Esther Crow).  “Falling Off The Face Of The Earth” was released in 2012.  The Huffington Post proclaimed "They entertain as a unit and still keep the music heads happy w ... read more »

House On Fire
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Electric Mess
Description:

On their 2014 release, The Electric Mess continue to display an immense amount of power and combine a lot of different influences like 60's Garage, dirty Punk Rock, Pop, Psych and the 80's Garage Revival-sound perfectly, adding the strong, punky vocals of tough front ... read more »

Wattage
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Explorers Club
Description:

“Wattage” is The Explorers Club’s tribute to classic 60’s radio that plays out like a show of the time and features eight cover versions along with many guest singers including Chris Price, Lannie Counts, Ryan Williams and Jef ... read more »

What Comes After
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Honeydogs
Description:

It’s not clear if Adam Levy, front man and creative force behind The Honeydogs, meant the title of their 10th studio release from 2012 as a statement or a question.  The album’s songs merge simpler lyrical content of early works with the deceptively sophisticated ... read more »

These Horses
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Joey Sexton Band
Description:

The Joey Sexton Band has its roots in Connecticut, but has traveled the roads of New England and beyond performing and rocking thousands of music fans.  Hailed as an original Americana Southern Blues Rock band – they are influenced by the likes of John Hiatt, Jo ... read more »

Happy Go Lucky
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Krayolas
Description:

“Happy Go Lucky” is the second archival release from San Antonio‘s Krayolas.  Known as the Tex-Mex Beatles, the Chicano garage rockers have garnered flattering comparisons to the Fab Four, Bob Dylan, the Who, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe and Warren Zevon.  read more »

Threesome Vol. 3
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Lickerish Quartet
Description:

“Threesome Vol. 3 completes the trilogy started with the release of “Threesome Vol. 1” in 2020, which was called a “masterpiece” by many critics and fans alike.  “Threesome Vol. 2” was released in early 2021, and its first single, “Snollygoster Goon,” showed anothe ... read more »

Celebrate The Moments Of Your Life (2CD)
Price: $20.00
Artist: The Orange Peels
Description:

The Orange Peels are: Allen Clapp, Gabriel Coan, and Jill Pries.  “Celebrate The Moments Of Your Life” was recorded from summer 2019 though fall of 2020 at the band's former headquarters in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  “Since their formation in the late '90s, read more »

A Day In The Life
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Parlophonics
Description:

The Parlophonics (Robert Horvath, Fernando Perdomo – does he ever sleep?, and Hugh Macdonald) is an alternative rock band making brilliant power pop/rock despite having never been in the same room with each other.  If anything, distance has only added grace and intention to the band’s sound ... read more »

Stereo
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Toms
Description:

New effort from The Toms, the solo project of producer, songwriter, and singer Tom Marolda, who plays almost all of the instruments on “Stereo” (though he does get help from his New Jersey pal, former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora on the track “You Mo ... read more »

Enemies With Benefits
Price: $5.00
Artist: Thrift Store Halo
Description:

The future looked bright and rosy for Thrift Store Halo back in 1998 when the Chicago-based band’s debut album, “World Gone Mad” arrived. Positive reception was served in spades, but commitments outside of music prevented the group from moving forward.  Nearly 20 years after the relea ... read more »

Person Of Interest
Price: $11.00
Artist: Tom Curless
Description:

Tom Curless explains the background of his latest, rockin’ effort “Person Of Interest” “The main difference between this one and ‘Almost Ready for the Future’ is that it is 100% me, just starting with a basic idea/structure and overdubbing like mad. ... read more »

From Morden To Wimbledon
Price: $18.00
Artist: Various Arists
Description:

The followup to the brilliant “17 From Morden” album finds Nigel Lees’ Top Sounds label paying a second visit to R.G Jones' studio with “From Morden To Wimbledon”, a compilation which assembles sixteen tracks tran ... read more »

Pop Parade Doce
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Rock Indiana Records’ terrific collections of pop from around the world is back with its twelfth volume!  Fifteen tracks (including exclusives from Andrew Taylor, Lukah Boo, Howdy, Javier Polo (of The Winnerys), Marlovers, Radio Days, and Robertson).  Others ... read more »

Pop Aid - A Power Pop Compilation To Benefit The Citizens Of Ukraine (3CD)
Price: $24.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE AUGUST 5 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  FINALLY!!  The art is done, the music has been delivered, now (we had hoped for a late June release – a bit ambitious on our part – but delayed a bit due to supply chain issues out of our control) we aw ... read more »

The Best Power Pop Of 2020 (3CD)
Price: $18.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

A 66 track, 3CD set curated by Bruce Brodeen (Not Lame/Pop Geek Heaven) that represents his favorite releases from 2020 and a chance to hear those that you may have missed the first time around.  Nice to see Kool Kat represented with 15 tracks (13 label/2 distributed), an affirmation of Bruce’s ... read more »

If Only
Price: $13.00
Artist: Walker Brigade
Description:

“If Only” is a proper introduction to the slightly off-centre pop of LA’s Walker Brigade, whosde music can be described as melodic, abrasive, slyly funny and completely beguiling.  The art-punk-pop four-piece, veterans of a series of live shows and acclaimed singles under the label's auspices, ... read more »

Faded Scrapbook
Price: $14.00
Artist: West Coast Music Club
Description:

Based in the North West of the UK, West Coast Music Club is a band comprising Martin Adams, Peter Madden and Marc Joy. Adams (vocals/guitar) and Madden (guitar/bass/vocals) are both ex Eye Dance and have been collaborating on and off for many years. Meeting and working with Marc Joy (multi instrumen ... read more »

In The Mean Meantime
Price: $15.00
Artist: Whelligan
Description:

Songwriter and singer Jamie Whelligan is a pop troubadour in the classic late 60’s vein.  A busker on the London Underground, an actor in art house film, one of those ever-present characters who seems weirdly displac ... read more »