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Souvenirs: Little Gems Of Pop Volume 3 (vinyl)
 
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IN STOCK!!  For decades now, Sound Asleep Records’ head honcho Jerker Emanuelson has issued music compilations that have represented the organic side of power-pop and folk-pop, gathering up songs that have lingered on the outskirts of notoriety, as well as deeper cuts that merit emergency rescue. The “Souvenirs…..” series continues to mine obscure, little-known recordings and long-desired out-of-print 45s.  “Bringing it all back to vinyl, ‘Volume 3’ is possibly the best yet.  It’s power-pop untainted by the low-budget electronics of new wave or the nihilistic assault of edgy post-punk. The Ant Farmers and Outnumbered create a ringing rush of Byrdsy guitars, and, in the case of the former, season it all with a dash of Buddy Holly. They’re the musical equivalent of a summer full of fireflies and roasted marshmallows - breezy, and with the singing of crickets in the background. Green, long a fixture of the Illinois indie guitar-pop scene, evoke early R.E.M. and other proponents of classic jangle with ‘Curry Your Favor.’  The Autumn Leaves’ ‘You Didn’t Say a Word’ might actually leave you speechless with its catchy chorus, where the song easily nails a no-reply-themed ‘Beatles ‘65’ grandeur.  Back Pages live up to the Dylan-esque reference of their name with the sparkly guitars and rootsy vocals of ‘You and Me (We’ll See)’. The skinny-tie brigade is represented by The Boolevards, who hail from the days when pop combos in just about every American city self-released singles full of wide-eyed romantic lyrics, politely playful rock energy, and worked from the guidance of an almost-formalist British Invasion template. ‘You Can Run (But You Can’t Hide)’ by the Shake Shakes has an unshakeable chorus with a timeless quality that transcends the power-pop zeitgeist even as it captures it.  Menlo Park overachieve with ‘My Heart,’ using a rock beat to evoke melodic magic. The Promises keep themselves in prime territory with ‘Valerie,’ featuring cleverly placed ‘c’mons’ and a lean guitar solo that make this one more of a keeper than a sleeper.  Solo artists like Matt Bruno, whose ‘I Can’t Quit Your Girl (Again)’ fulfills the singular promise of the one-man pop institution.  The Toms’ (Tom Marolda) rarely heard ‘She Said Goodbye’ is a treat for those who can never get enough of his genteel paeans to love’s ups and downs. A charming minimalist, occupying the quaint sonic space between Emitt Rhodes and early Marshall Crenshaw, he creates hummable ditties with an instant, intimate appeal.  Paul Chastain’s (Velvet Crush) ‘Halo,” from his ‘80s solo EP, is folk-pop balladry that, contrary to the insinuation of its title, won’t go over anyone’s head despite the angelic vocals.  Todd Shuster works from a playbook that often fuses bubblegummy psychedelia with superbly crafted guitar pop. You’ll agree with ‘I Agree.’  All of the songs on this compilation capture a classic sound that endlessly reinvents itself, while tenaciously holding on to the genre’s basic tenets. It’s the kind of music that’s made power-pop the last survivor on ‘Rock’n’Roll Island’, and this record is precisely the record you would bring with you!” – Jordan Oakes  GREAT!!!

 


 
Go West
Price: $10.00
Artist: Adam Marsland
Description: NEW LOW PRICE!!read more »

Daylight Kissing Night – Adam Marsland’s Greatest Hits
Price: $8.00
Artist: Adam Marsland
Description:

NEW LOW PRICE!!  A hand ... read more »

Untenable
Price: $12.00
Artist: Bad Moves
Description:

Washington, DC has had a rich punk history, documented by the vast array of bands on labels such as Dischord Records and Teen-Beat Records. Although they’re signed to New Jersey’s Don Giovanni Records, read more »

Beachwood Deluxe
Price: $15.00
Artist: Beachwood Sparks
Description:

A companion piece to the 20th Anniversary reissue of Beachwood Sparks’s eponymous debut album, “Beachwood Deluxe” is a rare sonic glimp ... read more »

Astroemeria - A Journey On Earth & Beyond
Price: $14.00
Artist: Bhopal's Flowers
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL – AVAILABLE MARCH 12 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  Hindu deities dancing in the sky of the Ame ... read more »

Desperate Days
Price: $12.00
Artist: Brian Bringelson
Description:

WOW!!  The second solo outing from Brian Bringelson (a/k/a Paul Starling) is a “must have” melody and harmony-drenched masterpiece!  read more »

Burning Backwards
Price: $14.00
Artist: Brian Bringelson
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  Brian’s brilliant 2020 release “Desperate Days” has garnered ra ... read more »

forever fresh!
Price: $15.00
Artist: Bruce Moody
Description:

A new (old) set of pop-centric tunes from Bruce Moody, one of the 80’s power pop names that's been bouncing around for years and has only recently been investigated.  Back in the early 80's Terry Carolan (True H ... read more »

This Is Dolph Chaney
Price: $12.00
Artist: Dolph Chaney
Description:

“This Is Dolph Chaney” is the followup to last year's watershed release “Rebuilding Permit” that features 13 tracks produced by Nick Bertling.  As intimated by the title, it's at once a career summatio ... read more »

So Long, Yesterday
Price: $14.00
Artist: Dream Phases
Description:

After Brandon Graham’s band Nacosta split, he hung around with other LA Psych bands, and continued to write songs.  read more »

The New OK
Price: $14.00
Artist: Drive-By Truckers
Description:

The DBT released “The Unraveling” in January of 2020 and set out for what was supposed to be a full year of touring.  Needless to say, things did not go as plann ... read more »

Turning Circles + bonus disc
Price: $18.00
Artist: Dropkick
Description:

The 2020 reissue of Dropkick’s 2007 album “Turning Circles” comes as an expanded CD.  This was the first album the Andrew/Alastair/Roy/Stu line up made before “Dot the I” and “Pa ... read more »

Corporation Pop!
Price: $15.00
Artist: Emperor Penguin
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!  Since early 2020’s “Soak Up The Gravy”, the boys have kept ... read more »

Fun Sized
Price: $9.00
Artist: Hayley and The Crushers
Description: One part punk-pop, one part sunny surf, all "poolside glitt ... read more »

Power On
Price: $13.00
Artist: Helen Love
Description:

If you're a diehard fan of all things indiepop, chances are you've heard of Helen Love!  They (she) have been releasing records on a regular basis for nearly 30 y ... read more »

Kicked Out Of Eden
Price: $13.00
Artist: Javier Escovedo
Description:

Released in 2016, “Kicked Out Of Eden” was the second solo effort by the founding member of The Zeros and The True Believers, and a pioneer of the 70’s West Coast punk movement.  Arguably Javier is the greatest co ... read more »

Oh Wellness
Price: $13.00
Artist: John Dunbar
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 12 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!     The John S ... read more »

Rockshow
Price: $13.00
Artist: Kai Danzberg
Description:

Brand new release from Germany’s wunderkind popper!  “There really is not too much not to like on the latest from Kai Danzberg.  While he may have a baby face that shows all ... read more »

Catspaw
Price: $15.00
Artist: Matthew Sweet
Description: read more »

Pleasure Island
Price: $11.00
Artist: MOM
Description:

WOW!!  Swedish poppers MOM have a somewhat unusual approach to making music, as Frank and Donny share guitar, drum, and synthesizer duties while Luke plays bass and some occasional cowbell. Donny is the primary ... read more »

Magic Mirror
Price: $15.00
Artist: Pearl Charles
Description:

Not even 30 years old, Pearl Charles has already lived several lifetimes. Like some of her idols (Dolly Parton, June Carter), her music career started at a young age. She started performing at five and at 1 ... read more »

Ship Shake
Price: $15.00
Artist: Rob Fetters
Description:

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Rob Fetters (The Bears, Psychodots, The Raisins) is here to remind us that intelligent pop music is still possible in ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #113
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #113
Description:

The Mamas & The Papas grace the cover this time around, supporting the optimisim of Spring coming around the corner and hopefully end of lockdowns! There's lots else in this issue too, including everything from US indie ban ... read more »

Unswitchable Hits – Volume 1
Price: $18.00
Artist: Sounds Incarcerated
Description:

Sounds Incarcerated: the noise made when two married musicians are stuck at home and unable to record oread more »

1963-1966
Price: $18.00
Artist: The Beachers
Description:

Relative to the size of the country, Sweden had a ridiculously large number of 60’ s beat groups: The Beachers, The Beathovens, The Beatmen, The Shakers, The Shakemakers and The Shamro ... read more »

See Her In Action!
Price: $7.00
Artist: The Cheap Cassettes
Description: The Cheap Cassettes have joined the ranks of like minded po ... read more »

Under The Banner Of Love
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Comebacks
Description:

WOW!!  Developed over the last few years in their rehearsal room, The Comebacks' debut album is finally a very happy reality.  And it is the best Spanish beat and power-pop album that has been released in a ... read more »

AND ANOTHER THING…b-sides and asides
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Dials
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL – AVAILABLE MARCH 19 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  The Dials are a Brit ... read more »

Rarities Volume 1
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Explorers Club
Description:

Fresh off the heels of not one but TWO critically acclaimed album releases in 2020, retro pop wunderkind Jason Brewer, along with the musical collective he ... read more »

Face Of The Screaming Werewolf
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Fleshtones
Description:

Legendary garage rockers The Fleshtones have been pumping out hits for over four decades, earning them the honor of being "America' ... read more »

Decayed
Price: $19.00
Artist: The Galileo 7
Description:

It has been ten years since The Galileo 7 played their first gig!  read more »

What's Tomorrow Done For You?
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Gold Needles
Description:

In the midst of the 2020 pandemic, a terrific psyche power pop album was create ... read more »

Love Conquers Pain
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Kavanaghs
Description:

WOW!! “Love Conquers Pain” is the 2011 followup to their brilliant 2009 debut! And what a stunner it is! The Kavanaghs' style is unique among Argentinean bands: their music is a wonderful mix of retro, 60's pop influen ... read more »

Savage Young Krayolas
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Krayolas
Description:

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Threesome Vol.2
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Lickerish Quartet
Description:

The Lickerish Quartet’s second EP is a wonderful slice of happiness in these dark times.  Somewhere between a laser show and an explosion at the Skittles factory - bright, colorful, bold, but very, very sweet.& ... read more »

Lifetime Of Comedy
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Parson Red Heads
Description:

On “Lifetime of Comedy”, founder Evan Way, new guitarist Jake Smith and the rest of the band navigate new terrain, excavating the bedrock of their well-honed sound and ... read more »

BANG!: The Best Of The Sails 2006 to 2020
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Sails
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL – AVAILABLE MARCH 5 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  As The Sails (all the work ... read more »

Teenage Tragedies 1974-1979
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Scruffs
Description:

Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, The Scruffs are best known for their classic power pop LP “Wanna Meet The Scruffs?” issued in 1977 on Power Play Records.  Althou ... read more »

Live At The Casbah
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Shambles
Description:

Originally released in 2013, and unavailable for some time, Spain’s Snap!! Reco ... read more »

There Is No Light Without The Dark
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Stan Laurels
Description:

The fourth studio album from John Lathrop under the Stan Laurels name.  It's a watershed follow-up to his acclaimed and award-winning 2018 Kool Kat Musik collection “Maybe” that's ambiti ... read more »

9:30 Girl
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Tummies
Description:

Meet The Tummies: step back in a time when all you wanted was a date on Saturday night, a cool car, and a great place to hang out with your friends. This is what The Tummies are all abou ... read more »

Mars Casino
Price: $15.00
Artist: The Vibrators with Chris Spedding
Description:

British guitar icon Chris Spedding joins UK punk legends The Vibrators on the band's newest studio album th ... read more »

I Like It Here
Price: $15.00
Artist: Trevor Beld Jimenez
Description:

The fantastic solo debut from a guy who’s been involved in a lot of projects (we only knew of him from GospelbeacH), but you gotta check out his rather impressive discog ... read more »

Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #55
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #55
Description:

This issue details the history of the Magic Fern, one of the key bands in Seattle’s psychedelic music scene in 1966-68.  Photographer Eric Hayes shares his journey through th ... read more »

Limerence
Price: $12.00
Artist: Vanilla
Description:

The fourth album from Vanilla, anthologizing one year’s worth of digital-only monthly releases from 2020 into one full-length album.   The melodic indie-pop band from the US Pacific Northwest features Jayso ... read more »

Action Now: 20/20 Re-Envisioned
Price: $12.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

An extremely kool co-release from the fine folks at Big Stir Records and Futureman Records that sees artists from both labels and other familiar names paying tribute to one of power pop’s all-time great bands that sn ... read more »

Le Beat Bespoke 9
Price: $20.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Dr. Robert’s (Rob Bailey) passion is discovering long-forgotten underground 60’s club sounds and giving them a new lease of life via his DJ sets and this compilation series.  “ ... read more »

Pop Parade Vol. 11
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

The latest installment of this terrific jangle and crunch-filled pop-centric series features another great collection of artists showcasing their pop wares!  The series is dedicated to showcasing the best curren ... read more »

Lost Innocence – Garpax 1960’s Punk & Psych
Price: $15.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Top-rated West Coast garage sounds from the vaults of maverick genius Gary S Paxton, who is described as having “few peers” in a business that, certainly during the golden era of the 60’s, thrived on innovation and i ... read more »

Rebel Rousers
Price: $9.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Rum Bar Records artist performing, writing or otherwise making art inspired by alt-punk, heartland-punk, alt-country, heart-on-sleeve, out-of-the-garage rock n' roll.  Tends to inhabit and play said music loudl ... read more »

Not Scared Anymore
Price: $13.00
Artist: Warm Morning Brothers
Description:

If Warm Morning Brothers conjures images of a lazy ... read more »