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The Unraveling
 
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Price: $14.00
Artist: Drive-By Truckers
 
 
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“The Unraveling” is the first new Drive-By Truckers album in 3 1/2 years (the longest space between DBT albums ever). Those years were among the most tumultuous our country has ever seen and the duality between the generally positive state of affairs within the band and the turbulent world outside (or as Patterson Hood puts it: watching so many things we care about decimated and destroyed) informed the writing of this album to the core.  “Directness is the defining characteristic of the songs that Hood brings to the Drive-By Truckers. He writes what he means, with a big open heart full of empathy for the characters in his songs and a barbed sense of indignation on behalf of people getting a raw deal. His empathy was stretched like never before on 2016’s ‘American Band’, an apprehensive look at a fractured nation divided over race, guns and, what he called, the ‘coming storm’ of Trumpism.  Things haven’t improved since then, and their latest effort is just as political as its predecessor, shaped by what the past few years have wrought: more shootings, more race-based violence, an opioid crisis, an immigration policy based largely on cruelty.  Apart from the blazing riff on ‘Armageddon’s Back in Town’ and the clanging guitars on ‘Slow Ride Argument,’ much of the music here has a moody feel that fits the subject matter. For all their anger and disgust, there’s also a sense of incredulity in many of the songs here. ‘Babies in Cages’ pairs a slinky R&B groove with wrenching lyrical imagery and anguished disbelief that our country has come to this as Hood repeats the title at the end of each verse in a flat tone.  Hood’s songwriting counterpart Mike Cooley often takes a more oblique approach, letting listeners suss out for themselves what he means.  It doesn’t take very long to figure out Cooley’s meaning on mid-tempo rocker ‘Grievance Merchants,’ a scornful poke at the cultural delusions of white nationalists and the right-wing propaganda machine that helps feed their grudges and resentments until they lash out as Cooley sings over thick, overdriven guitars.  Hood and Cooley write separately, usually without talking about what they’re working on. One of the most impressive, and uncanny, aspects of their 30-year collaboration is how often they end up writing about the same themes. It gives the group’s albums a cohesion that they probably couldn’t script if they tried.  Even when the subject matter is as bleak as it can be, the Truckers always have something to say that’s worth listening to.” – PasteMagazine.com   EXCELLENT!!


 
Maker
Price: $12.00
Artist: Andy Bopp
Description:

Brand new release from Andy Bopp!!  We’ll now defer to the eloquent Don Valentine who nails what this record is all about!  “Followers of Andy's solo care ... read more »

Born Too Late
Price: $10.00
Artist: Asher and The Spinners
Description:

The pop apple doesn’t fall far from the pop tree, as Asher Pope is the son of top tier popper Greg Pope!  Nick’s DIY tribute to the Monkees!!  A multi-instrumentalist who makes and records the noise in these laboratories is a marvel.  “This ... read more »

...into thin air
Price: $6.00
Artist: Bertling Noise Laboratories
Description:

A multi-instrumentalist who makes and records the noise in these laboratories is a marvel.  “This colle ... read more »

The Frodis Tape
Price: $12.00
Artist: Berling Noise Laboratories
Description: Nick’s DIY tribute to the Monkees!!  < ... read more »

The Glitterest, Sladest, Rockin’est, Laidest, Overtime-Paidist, Boogiest Band In Town
Price: $12.00
Artist: Creem Circus
Description:

Creem Circus hails from the dirty, grey streets of the Fishtown section of Philadelphia, just a few blocks from where “Eraserhead” was filmed.  Creat ... read more »

She's The One
Price: $8.00
Artist: Dogmatics
Description:

Boston's legendary Dogmatics return with their first recording of brand new music in over 30 years!  “Back in the day”, the sound and sight of the Dogmatics was consummate, raucous rock and roll &# ... read more »

The Unraveling
Price: $14.00
Artist: Drive-By Truckers
Description:

“The Unraveling” is the first new Drive-By Truckers album in 3 1/2 years (the longest space between DBT albums ever). Those years were among the most tumultuous our country has ever seen ... read more »

The Scenic Route
Price: $16.00
Artist: Dropkick
Description:

As terrific and great as their back catalog is, their 16th album, “The Scenic Route” ... read more »

Time Kills
Price: $12.00
Artist: Eric Crugnale
Description:

With his new album, Eric Crugnale continues his exploration of power-pop, pub-rock, and Philly soul that has been called “fully-realize ... read more »

The Accidental Falls
Price: $13.00
Artist: Eyelids
Description:

Portland, OR's Eyelids, one of rock's best-kept secrets, step firmly out from the shadow cast ... read more »

Spiderbites
Price: $11.00
Artist: Indonesian Junk
Description:

The glam punk dirtbags in Indonesain Junk specialize in big ol, catchy power pop hooks.  “Spiderbites” is a brand new tuff n' catchy batch of instant classics. The three piece is frequently compare ... read more »

Blue Palms
Price: $10.00
Artist: Jimmy Haber
Description:

The third album from pop master Jimmy Haber is a top-notch jangle, hook ‘n harmony-filled affair that truly belies its dark influences.  Jimmy explains “When I officially began recording “Blue Palms” in Marc ... read more »

Jordan Jones
Price: $14.00
Artist: Jordan Jones
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  As most know, we here at Kool Kat Musik are 100% committed to physical product, especially the CD ... read more »

Give In To The Night
Price: $12.00
Artist: Latvian Radio
Description:

Evolving from the first punk rock version of the band known as The B-Sides, and together since 2005, New York based indieread more »

Maplewood
Price: $15.00
Artist: Maplewood
Description:

WAREHOUSE FIND!!!  This is the sought-after, 2005 reissue debut album by Bro ... read more »

Miracle Of Science + 2
Price: $15.00
Artist: Marshall Crenshaw
Description:

Between 1994 and 2003, Marshall Crenshaw recorded five albums for the Razor and Tie label. Now, the singer-songwriter is returning to those acclaim ... read more »

Natural Beauty
Price: $14.00
Artist: Mo Troper
Description:

Mo Troper's latest solo effort was recorded in the uneasy yet fertile time after the singer, s ... read more »

The Great Indoors (2CD)
Price: $20.00
Artist: Nick Haeffner
Description:

Originally in the John Peel favorite weird art-rock outfit The Tea Set, Nick Haeffner quickly progressed to playing numerous sessions with many up-and-coming groups - while releasing some of the most t ... read more »

Buzz And Fade
Price: $15.00
Artist: Norman
Description:

Norman question the usefulness of memory on this, their fourth studio album (and f ... read more »

Forest Of Love
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Northern Pikes
Description:

The legacy of the Northern Pikes continued in 2019 with the release of the band¡¯s brand
Price: $15.00
Artist: Rattanson
Description: RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!read more »

Full-Scale Shakeability
Price: $15.00
Artist: Rattanson
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  Henrik Aspeborg (a/k/a Rattanso ... read more »

I'd Much Rather Be With The Noise
Price: $15.00
Artist: Rattanson
Description: read more »

Maybe Miss America
Price: $12.00
Artist: Rob Martinez
Description:

Rob Martinez is back with this, his third album of power pop perfection featuring lush harmonies and quirky production touches.  Rob is joined by Karma Frog head and five tool ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #100
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #100
Description:

They’ve hit the Century Mark with the latest issue – congrats!  Supergrass grace the cover.read more »

Get Ready To Go!
Price: $17.00
Artist: Squire
Description:

The 14 tracks present on ”Get Ready To Go!” capture the sound of the embryonic Squire.  Recorded in 1977 -78 and remixed earlier this year, (together with a read more »

Electric Mistress
Price: $8.00
Artist: STAG
Description:

STAG has a riff-centered sound that’s both nostalgic and contemporaneous; equal parts romantic angst and sexual tension; vibrantly commercial yet comfortably in the red.
Price: $16.00
Artist: Strand
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 21!!  Niall Toner Jr. began playing in a post-roc ... read more »

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

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 21!!  Thee Moot wish it could be 1982 again!!  Born out of the ashes of the fabulous Onlookers, who delivered a strain of New wave-tinged Power Pop in the late ‘70s into the early ‘80s. While The Onlookers music ... read more »

Tomorrow's Calling
Price: $9.00
Artist: Thee Moot
Description: In September 2017, for the first time in 30 years, The Colin Swan-led Direct Hits made a rare, live appearance at The Stanhope Arms in Kent, UK that included guest spots from Phil Ward (Mood Six) and Paul Bevoi ... read more »

Full Of Strange + bonus disc
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Fast Camels
Description:

Brand new one from Scotland’s finest purveyors of Floyd/Barrett-inspired psych pop with hints of jangle of the highest order!  “The past decade or so has been a fine one for Scottish bands. Where a ... read more »

Blast Off
Price: $8.00
Artist: The Gotham Rockets
Description:

The Gotham Rockets are a rock ’n’ roll band. A band in the simplest form - brothers bonded not by blood but by the rhythm. The kind of band whose record is played to get the party started!  Matt La ... read more »

When Seasons Change
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Greek Theatre
Description:

The third overall release (and second on the Kool Kat label) from these Swedish psych-pop maestros!!  "... a sumptuous, cinematic-style panorama all in all, that shows The Greek Theatre to be a very capable group who, whilst in thrall to some of the great sounds that’ve gone down in the past have more than a ... read more »

Giant On The Beach Anniversary Edition (2CD)
Price: $22.00
Artist: The Grip Weeds
Description:

Originally released in 2004, “Giant On The Beach” was The Grip Weeds’ fourth album.  It represented a giant step forward for the group and lifted their multilayered psychedelic pop-rock to ne ... read more »

The Inside Passenger (Cliff Hillis)
Price: $10.00
Artist: The Inside Passenger
Description:

The Inside Passenger is the alter-ego of singer/songwriter Cliff Hillis.   Created for his growing collection of atmospheric, moody, soundtrack-esque songs that have emerged as a creative departure from ... read more »

Peel It To Reveal It
Price: $0.00
Artist: Thee Moot
Description: read more »

Onceinaworld
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Overtures
Description:

PENCILS ALERT!! WOW!! Brand-spankin’ new release by a band led by Den Pugsley formerly of The Jetz, and more importantly, The Pencils!  Den wrote all of the songs and is lead vocalist o ... read more »

Anthology + bonus disc
Price: $29.00
Artist: The Pencils
Description: 80's BRIT-POP ALERT!! I became aware of The Pencils in 1982 when reading a review of their debut single “Watching The Tears” in the New Musical Express. To this day, I can’t remember if it was because the review was positive, or if the negative references intrigued me, but either way I made sure that I promp ... read more »

It's About Time
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Real Impossibles
Description:

The Real Impossibles were an L.A. based Power Pop band (1983-1988).  They recorded two EPs and one 45 RPM single.  read more »

Just Another Regular Summer
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Speedways
Description:

The Speedways have been making UK headlines for the past year.read more »

3
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Weeklings
Description:

RELEASED ON JANUARY 17 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  Don't let read more »

Dirty Snakes
Price: $11.00
Artist: Tom Baker
Description:

Tom Baker delivers his first solo release backed by both of his bands - The Dirty Truckers and The Snakes – who ably assist in delivering a sonic wall of 70’s FM thunder welded by earnest blue collar rock n' roll.read more »

The Great British Beat! Volume Two
Price: $19.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: If you were lucky enough/old enough to remember when the Direct Hits and their fan ... read more »

Hit The Hay Vol. 11
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Celebrating their 25th year of presenting twangy and jangly roots pop, Sweden’s Sound Asleep Records brings us the eleventh installment of their terri ... read more »

An Indie All Star Tribute To Paul McCartney
Price: $11.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Ex-pat (Malaysia by way of Texas) Keith Spinney is the man responsible for fostering this project.  This album features performances by some ver ... read more »

Tea & Symphony: English Baroque Sound 1968-1974
Price: $14.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description: Young Guv only makes hits, baby. It's what he was born to do. Too many hits, in fact - since last summer, Guv (a.k.a. Ben Cook) moved to Brooklyn from his native Toronto and wrote music, because th ... read more »

Guv 1 & II
Price: $15.00
Artist: Young Guv
Description: read more »