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Zibaldone
 
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Price: $12.00
Artist: The Armoires
 
 
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A boisterous, exuberant but sophisticated pop combo, The Armoires return with their keenly-awaited second album.  The band describe the new work as a sonic love letter to music itself: the music that inspired them and the music of their friends and fellow travelers on the stages of the global pop rock scene.  Once again produced by Plasticsoul's Steven Eric Wilson with a deft and empathetic touch, the record is a deeper dive into the same waters and crackles with the energy of a band that's found its voice... or voices, if you will. The unique harmonies of Broome and Bulbenko are the anchor, ornamented by the refined electric 12-string and viola lead interplay that's become the band's secondary signature.  Alongside a clutch of vibrant rockers are the charming Go-Betweens-meet-The Beach Boys shuffle of “McCadden”, the aqueous post-punk jangle-dub of “The Romantic Dream Appears Before Us”, the low-desert chamber-pop of “Suddenly Succulents”, the pedal-steel-sweetened melancholy of “Satellite Business” and the surf-klezmer clang of “Just Like Carl Crew Said”.  A veritable host of the band's friends from the pop scene show up for the party.  Along with Wilson himself, members of Spygenius, The Bobbleheads, The Corner Laughers, Toxic Melons and Blake Jones from The Trike Shop (on theremin no less!) appear, and ace harmonies from Michael Simmons and Steve Rosenbaum weave in and out between the leads... even former Soft Boy Matthew Seligman takes a turn on bass.  Despite the impressive and warm support of these luminaries, The Armoires sound more like themselves than ever before: the distinctive drumming of Hanna ties it all together, while shared lead harmonies (ranging from sunshine pop sweetness to X-like co-howls) and the bed of guitar, keys and viola, all finessed to its organic ideal by Wilson's production touch, are unmistakable for anyone else. The songs are lyrically playful and strewn with characters and mementos of the band's experiences.  You'll catch references to The Who, Blondie, Dylan, Bob Mould, Neil Young, The Jazz Butcher and R.E.M. alongside the aforementioned X and Soft Boys and many of Bulbenko and Broome's contemporaries. It's no trainspotter's checklist for the pair, though, but a loving acknowledgement of the musical air they breathe and the inspirational power of the songs, old and new, that fuel and define them.  EXCELLENT!!


 
Let It Drift
Price: $16.00
Artist: Bang 74
Description:

Bang 74 was created in Ferrol, Spain in mid-2004.  After some concerts in Galicia, they released their first EP in 2007   After a 7-year recordi ... read more »

Green Meadows Sketchbook
Price: $14.00
Artist: Bertling Noise Laboratories
Description:

Involved in music since the '90's, Nick Bertling primarily made his name as a drummer in Baltimore. Bands such as Puddle, Gary B & The Notions, Naked Blue, Alto Verde, They Hear and others.read more »

Freeride To Neverwhere + bonus disc
Price: $17.00
Artist: Borgh
Description:

Trainspotters may recognize Janne Borgh as the bass player in the fab ANC4, but he is also a songwriter, singer and guitar player in his own right.  He’s a self-proclaimed Anglophile who loves layered harmon ... read more »

When The Dust Just Won’t Settle
Price: $15.00
Artist: Captain Wilberforce
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE JUNE 5 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  ... read more »

Dollybirds & Spies
Price: $18.00
Artist: Cleaners From Venus
Description:

For most outside of our world of power pop/pop, Dana Countryman remains a mystery.  read more »

The Royal We
Price: $14.00
Artist: Dolour
Description: In early 2017, after 10 years of exploring his unique take ... read more »

Gotta Get Back To New York City
Price: $12.00
Artist: Dr. Boogie
Description:

Real deal rock ‘n’ roll comin' atcha from Los Angeles.  We don’t know which gutter these guys crawled out of, but wherever it is, these dudes are comi ... read more »

Hue Spotting
Price: $12.00
Artist: Ex Norwegian
Description:

On their 10th studio album, Ex Norwegian take a psychedelic trip driving thru progressive pop territories under multi-coloured skies with 10 original tracks sending a love letter to classic British psychedelia.read more »

Spotting Hues
Price: $12.00
Artist: Ex Norwegisn
Description:

The companion to “Hue Spotting” is a very, very kool kollection of kovers by the band who display excellent taste, knowledge, and loving care in delivery of their song selection from between the years 1968-1982.&nb ... read more »

Hold Me In
Price: $12.00
Artist: High On Stress
Description:

After four strong albums in 11 years, this Minneapolis foursome disbanded from 2014-2018. “Hold Me In” is their first LP since read more »

Jerry Lehane
Price: $9.00
Artist: Jerry Lehane
Description:

It was 30 years ago today.  Well, maybe 29 but close enough for rock ‘n’ roll.  R ... read more »

Juniper
Price: $12.00
Artist: Juniper
Description:

Fifteen-year-old Juniper Shelley has been singing for as long as she (or anyone) can remember. She grew up in a deeply musical home, absorbing the sounds around her and basking in the eclectic tastes of her dad, seasoned singer-songwriter and longti ... read more »

The Earth Years
Price: $16.00
Artist: Magic Bus
Description:

Brand new release from this The Devon, U.K band who have been weaving together their own cosmic tapestry for 10 year ... read more »

Silver Man
Price: $16.00
Artist: Matt Purcell
Description:

Inspired in part by ’60s guitar bands, Matt has been carving out an impressive niche for himself. Initially learning his trade with Aussie out ... read more »

Matt Purcell & The Blessed Curse
Price: $16.00
Artist: Matt Purcell & The Blessed Curse
Description:

Matt Purcell is an Australian-born singer now based in Ireland.  This is his 2010 debut. read more »

Downtime
Price: $14.00
Artist: Nick Piunti & The Complicated Men
Description:

“Downtime” is the first album by Nick Piunti & The Complicated Men. After 4 successful solo albums beginning with 2013's "13 In My Head", Nick felt like it was time to shake things up with a new band.  ... read more »

Things That Happened Then
Price: $17.00
Artist: Orgone Box
Description:

2002 release.  “One ... read more »

The Orgone Box
Price: $17.00
Artist: Orgone Box
Description:

2001 release.  “Multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/producer Rick Corcoran, who plays nearly every instrument here, is the only mem ... read more »

Slow Recovery
Price: $12.00
Artist: Peter Baldrachi
Description:

Peter Baldrachi is a Boston singer-songwriter, drummer, and guitarist.  He released his first album, “Solid Ground” in 2006 to rave reviews in the rock, roots pop, and power pop community. read more »

There's Something Wrong With Everyone
Price: $7.00
Artist: Peter Hall
Description:

WOW!!  Peter Hall’s music combi ... read more »

You Can See It All From Here
Price: $13.00
Artist: Reno Bo
Description:

RenoRELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!  The ever-prolific Richard Turgeon is back with “Sea Change”, his fourth release on the Kool Kat label!  Richard explains - “Th ... read more »

Sideways To New Italy
Price: $11.00
Artist: Rolling Blackouts C.F.
Description:

After years spent looking out at landscapes and loved ones and an increasingly unstable world, Rolling Blackouts Coa ... read more »

Interstellar
Price: $16.00
Artist: Ross
Description:

Juan Antonio Ross, a multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, arranger, and producer is based in Murcia, Spain.  He began his career in the 80’s as a dr ... read more »

Riley Riley Wood & Waggett (Deluxe Edition/3CD)
Price: $30.00
Artist: Shape Of The Rain
Description:

Issued by underground imprint RCA Neon Records in mid-1971, the Shape Of The Rain album “Riley Riley Wood & Waggett” sold poorly at the time despite glowing reviews from the Briti ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #105
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #105
Description:

The Yardbirds: Little Games in Muddy Water, the confused schizophernia of their final flight, are the cover stars of this special UK Psych edition!  read more »

Indigo Gray
Price: $10.00
Artist: S.L.D.
Description:

As we prepare to soon release S.L.D.’s Kool Kat label debut, we thought it a good idea to re-i ... read more »

Man On The Sea
Price: $12.00
Artist: Spygenius
Description:

Canterbury, England's Spygenius returns with their fifth (and in our opinion, BEST) long-layer, “Ma ... read more »

Work and Love
Price: $14.00
Artist: Sunshine Boys
Description:

Though Sunshine Boys have been referred to as indie rock royalty, they prefer to think of themselves in more modest terms: as t ... read more »

Open Road & Blue Sky
Price: $11.00
Artist: Tad Overbaugh
Description:

Tad Overbaugh (formerly of roots poppers The Kickbacks) & the Late Arrivals are a 4-piece, heartland inspired, rock 'n' roll band from Boston.  Mixing their blue collar rock and classic country influence ... read more »

Boxer At Rest
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Bye Bye Blackbirds
Description:

The Bye Bye Blackbirds are back with their fifth album.  “The band has always been labeled as power pop, which is not that acc ... read more »

Gospel Morning
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Chamber Strings
Description:

2020 REISSUE OF THIS OUT-OF-PRINT CLASSIC!!  The Cham ... read more »

Last Call: Live At The Music Box
Price: $25.00
Artist: The Choir
Description:

In case you didn't know this band from Ohio called The Choir basically had one hit single in the 60’s, and never released an album in its prim ... read more »

Temsecal Telegraph
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Corner Laughers
Description:

The Corner Laughers fifth album marks their Big Stir Records label debut!   The record features guest appearance by Rex Broome (Armoires) and Bradley Skaught (Bye B ... read more »

Second Dose
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Dirty Truckers
Description:

The Dirty Truckers got together back in 1999 when songwriter Tom Baker chose to pursue a decidedly American rock n' roots direction. Drawing on kick-ass influences such as Che ... read more »

The Explorers Club
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Explorers Club
Description:

The Explorers Club is Brainchild of Charleston, SC native Jason Brewer, the only constant “member” of The Explorers Club over the band’s lifespan. This is the fourth album of original songs by this now Nashville-based Sunshine Pop ban ... read more »

To Sing And Be Born Again
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Explorers Club
Description:

An exquisite, 10-track set of cover songs of hits, misses and other delights from the 60s. The album features guest vocals by former Barenaked Ladies front man Steven Page, and Drive-By Truckers member, Jay Gonzalez.   In addition to Page and Go ... read more »

Ocean Moon (New Songs and Hidden Gems)
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Foreign Films
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE JULY 24 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  read more »

Songs For The Loveless
Price: $17.00
Artist: The Gentle Scars
Description:

The Gentle Scars hail fr ... read more »

Class Kicks
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Hi-End
Description: Without further ado, The Hi-End are greased back, amped up, guitars and fists flying high, d ... read more »

Threesome Vol. 1
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Lickerish Quartet
Description:

JELLYFISH ALERT!!!!  NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL – AVAILABLE JULY 17 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  The Reflectors are a 4-piece power pop/punk outfit out of Los Angeles CA JOINT RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK/FDR LABELS!!read more »

Together
Price: $19.00
Artist: The Vapors
Description:

The Vapors returned to the stage a few years ago, jumping back in a van and heading up and down the UK on a seemingly non-stop tour.  read more »

For Those About To Pop!
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Yum Yums
Description:

Hooray!!!  The Yum Yums are back!  The Yum Yums are back!  This is the sophomore “solo” outing fromread more »

17 From Morden
Price: $18.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

“17 From Morden“Good Weather Machine” is Teensville's sixth look at the turned-on sounds of late 60’s pop spanning the sunshine, soft and studio styles.  It features 31 commercial examples of highly produced ... read more »

Tiny Little Movies
Price: $13.00
Artist: Will Hoge
Description:

Will Hoge has long been the kind of songwriter that reveals big, bold, and immersive emotions, with lyrics that pour forth from out of way places, seemingly inconsequential lives, and a dialed in small story approach. ... read more »