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National Absurdatory
 
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Price: $14.00
Artist: The Embryos
 
 
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NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  Come along with us now, won’t you? The Embryos are going to explore the strange universe from the “National Absurdatory”. You are invited to discover a new cosmic wheel. You may even spend tonight until the morning birds sing.  A funky embryo told me I need someone to hold me. That idea is catching fire. I have you twisted in my game like being trapped in a pile of rattlesnakes. I realize you can be a mystery. Will you disappear on your rolling wheels leaving only smoldering remains behind?  Outta Chicago, The Embryos return with their latest effort “National Absurdatory” which showcases the growth the band has achieved since their 2018 Kool Kat Musik debut “Open The Kimono”.  “I love the flexibility of The Embryos.  One minute they’re vibing the Byrds and Teenage Fanclub, the next they’ve got a Church-meets-The La’s thing going. With a song like ‘Rattlesnakes’ they seem to be defining their own unique synthesis of all these influences. The song also has some killer organ fills and lead guitar lines.” – PopRockRecord.com   “Their music showcases a level of versatility which is streets ahead of most formulaic power poppers.” – Shindig! Magazine  “I’m going to resist classifying The Embryos as power pop; there’s more going on in their music than that label might suggest. But fans of that style will find that many of the values they hold dear – melody, hooks, accessibility – are here in great supply. The music has a kind of simmering emotional vibe that suggests Matthew Sweet crossed with, say, Tom Petty. - Bill Kopp  “Their music brings to mind the world of both Teenage Fan Club and oddly enough 10cc, one where the music has being straightforwardly delivered by the band, yet even in so saying, there are hidden gems that raised to the surface on each track, sparking me to reconsider what I think of this record as each song unfolds… - It’s Psychedelic Baby Magazine  Their top-notch musicianship is an element that also really stands out here – extremely well-played!  GREAT!!


 
This Is Action City
Price: $12.00
Artist: Action City
Description:

Action City came to be on December 27, 2019. Winston-Salem based musician, Michael Slawter was hosting a post-Christmas show at his guitar shop/venue Heyday Guitars. The drummer that evening was an old acquaintance from the Charlotte area, ... read more »

Homemade
Price: $15.00
Artist: Andrew Gabbard
Description:

A musician whose influences span hard rock, psych, garage rock, and energetic pop, Andrew Gabbard has long been a force on the southwestern Ohio music scene.  Working with Thee Shams, The Buffalo Killers, ... read more »

Andrew Taylor and The Harmonizers
Price: $16.00
Description:

This album is simply all manner of jangly power-pop wonderful, as Andrew (also of Dropkick and read more »

Big Stir Magazine - Issue #6 + CD
Price: $10.00
Artist: Big Stir Magazine
Description:

The latest issue of Big Stir Magazine (subtitled “Is This Power Pop?”) is a 32-page, focused departure from the previous five freewheeling installments.  Between its covers are fourteen essays considering the very ess ... read more »

Greatest Hits
Price: $14.00
Artist: Byron Rimes
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL!!    Byron Rimes may be a name that’s new to everyone, but when you dig deeper, he’s a familiar face now trading under a new moniker.  Longtime Kool Kat followers may recall the self-titled project by Beaulie ... read more »

Chime School
Price: $13.00
Artist: Chime School
Description:

Chime School is the solo project of San Francisco based Andy Pastalaniec, who some may know from his work as the drummer for left field janglers, Odd Hope and Seablite.  “Pastalaniec’s debut album takes a full detour fro ... read more »

Darling Please
Price: $14.00
Artist: Chris Church
Description:

“Darling Please” was recorded eleven years ago and is now seeing full-scale release for the first time in a newly remastered version (courtesy of Nick Bertling and adorned with newly tracked backing vocals from Lindsay Murray of Gretchen's Wheel).  The record sees the genre-hopping popper in a ... read more »

Presents P200
Price: $12.00
Artist: Cromm Fallon
Description:

Cromm Fallon's second album has escaped from the studio....it has been captured by Rum Bar Records!!  A multi-instrumentalist, Cromm plies his trade with psych popsters The Laissez Fairs, among others. But he casts a much wider net when left to his own devices.  "It’s an album of fuzz ... read more »

Ever Wonder Why You Get Out Of Bed?
Price: $14.00
Artist: Daniel Meade
Description:

Glasgow songwriter Daniel Meade cut his teeth in the pubs, clubs and venues of Glasgow from a young age. From the half empty piano bars one night, to sharing stages with acts like the Kings Of Leon, The Fratellis, T ... read more »

Mania At The Talent Show
Price: $12.00
Artist: David Brookings
Description:

Long ago, when David Brookings was an 11 year old in Richmond, VA making his debut live performance singing the fir ... read more »

EST 81
Price: $13.00
Artist: Dogmatics
Description: Twins Pete and Paul O’ Halloran and Jerry Lehane spent eight years toget ... read more »

New Distractions
Price: $14.00
Artist: Dream Phases
Description:

“New Distractions” represents a new era for Dream Phases. It’s the moment when an already exciting band takes a step into the unknown.  Recorded during quarantine, but expansive and far-reaching as ever, ‘New Distractions’ is a new peak ... read more »

Only Child
Price: $13.00
Artist: Grand Drifter
Description:

Turin, Italy’s Andrea Calvo (aka Grand Drifter), plants his flag in so many musical camps, but each one of them is meticulously placed to ensure that his aesthetic never ceases to provide anything other absolute levels of beauty.  “At i ... read more »

The Static
Price: $14.00
Artist: Hushdrops
Description:

Few things seem more inevitable than the convergence of two Chicago institutions.  Pravda Records has been documenting an impressive and varied roster of the city's greatest talents for more than three de ... read more »

Raincloud In The Sun
Price: $12.00
Artist: Lemon Sparks
Description: Six years in the making, “Raincloud In The Sun”, the followup to their promis ... read more »

Lemon Sparks
Price: $12.00
Artist: Lemon Sparks
Description:

This is Raleigh, NC-based Lemon Sparks’ 2015 debut release.  Their winsome, sturdy songs build upon a rich balance of melody and dissonance.  The band skillfully glides across multiple golden eras of gui ... read more »

whatNOP doNW7
Price: $8.00
Artist: LMNOP
Description:

“whatNOP dONW7”, LMNOP’s first new record in 7 years features sixteen original compositions by the original one man band himself - Stephen Fievet!  The CD title refers to Don W. Seven (dONW7 ), who produced this home recording and is also known as S. Fievet, who’s somewhat a jack of all trades ... read more »

All Rise
Price: $14.00
Artist: Lolas
Description: NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT LABEL – AVAILABLE JANUARY 28 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!!  First released digitally in late 2021, “All Rise” (their 9thread more »

Dilettante
Price: $12.00
Artist: Mo Troper
Description:

“If Mo Troper’s 2020 release ‘Natural Beauty’ was a perfectionist’s carefully-crafted pop rock record then his n ... read more »

On The Flipside
Price: $12.00
Artist: Mothboxer
Description:

“On The Flipside” is Dave Ody-led Mothboxer’s 10th full-length release.  Dave and his mates never fail to impress and grow with each successive release – and this just may well be one of their best!  “There may be an ar ... read more »

Solo Sings Simon
Price: $14.00
Artist: Pablo Solo
Description:

A collaborative album between legendary American songwriter/producer John Simon and singer-songwriter Pablo Solo from Cantabria, Spain.  Solo brings his raw energy and musicianship to create a strong set of beautiful songs written by Si ... read more »

Light The Stars
Price: $18.00
Artist: Peter Hall
Description:

In 2020 Peter Hall released “There’s Something Wrong With Me”, his EP of beautifully crafted, melodic sophi ... read more »

Before The Monsters Came
Price: $14.00
Artist: Pseudonym
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  Pseudonym is a Sa ... read more »

Shindig! Magazine - Issue #123
Price: $13.00
Artist: Shindig! Magazine - Issue #123
Description:

Jason Pierce of Spiritualized is the cover boy.  Features on Colin Blunstone, Arthur Russell, Vanilla Fudge, Ian A. Anderson, Popol Vuh + more!  Plus all the usual news tidbits and reviews of old + new records and CDs, singles, DVDs, et al.

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Another Cinderella
Price: $13.00
Artist: Split Squad
Description: Their latest features guest appearances from Scott McCaughe ... read more »

Showstopper EP
Price: $8.00
Artist: Split Squad
Description:

America's least famous supergroup are back!!  Keith Streng (The Fleshtones), Eddie Munoz (The Plimsouls), Clem burke (Blondie), Michael Giblin (Cherry Twister), and Josh Kantor (The Baseball ... read more »

Spygenius Blow Their Covers
Price: $13.00
Artist: Spygenius
Description:

The latest from Canterbury, UK popper Spygenius consists of 13 reinvented classics from the likes of The Monkees, Gene Clark, Squeeze, Madness, Traffic and much more!  The record is sparkling with the heady psych-pop guitars, intricate ... read more »

Dose
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Brothers Steve
Description:

The Brothers Steve’s sophomore outing contains 10 new songs which take the band's invigorating punk-pop sound in exciting new directions, folding in elements of psychedelia, glam rock, and even flourishes of chamber pop while retaining all of the energy and charisma that made them such an instan ... read more »

National Absurdatory
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Embryos
Description:

NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  Come along ... read more »

Starlight Serenade
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Foreign Films
Description:

Bill Majoros (aka The Foreign Films) understands that in trying times, wonder and splendor are highly valuable commodities.  In the second year of an international pandemic, he’s released his seventh albu ... read more »

Simpler Times
Price: $14.00
Artist: The Greek Theatre
Description:

RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL!!  A common feature among music aficionados is the utter conviction that the best judges of our favorite artists' material aren’t the musicians themselves: WE are. Our tastes may differ, but it's we who, with emphasis and precision, can ... read more »

Sunlight Might Weigh Even More
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Green Pajamas
Description:

An all new album by Seattle’s legendary Green Pajamas for 2021!  The astonishing “Sunlight Might Weigh Even More”, destined to be a landmark in their impressive discography, lands in the tradition of their classic trio of albums from th ... read more »

Curiousity Killed The Laissez Fairs?
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Laissez Fairs
Description: John Fallon (ex-Steppes) has always specialized in psyched-out, 60's-oriented ... read more »

Unnecessary Evil
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Lees Of Memory
Description:

The Lees Of Memory - led by ex-Superdrag frontman John Davis with able assistance from guitarist Brandon Fisher (also formerly of Superdrag) and drummer Nick Slack - debuted in 2014 with “Sisyphus”, a heady blast of shoegazey squall.  ... read more »

Faster Action
Price: $16.00
Artist: The Reflectors
Description:

The much anticipated sophomore effort from the poppers from L.A. is another brilliant testament of their unique upbeat Undertones/Buzzcocks-tinged, hook and harmony-filled teenage frustration rock ‘n’ roll all done in 2 and a half minute bursts!  “Straight out of the gate with ‘read more »

Pop Dreamz
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Stayawakes
Description:

The Stayawakes return with their second album “Pop Dreamz”.  This Portsmouth, UK power pop quintet specialize in delivering big hearted jams and sweet harmonies with a visceral live energy and more volume than is strictly necessary.  The record sees the band even more focused with intent on ... read more »

James Cotton Mather
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Successful Failures
Description:

“James Cotton Mather”, the 9th album from NJ’s roots poppers The Successful Failures is a true gem – and quite possibly one of their best!  It’s an adventure-filled cinematic rock album, full of tragedy, disa ... read more »

Tomplicated
Price: $12.00
Artist: The Toms
Description:

Since his brilliant, self-titled debut LP appeared in 1979, The Toms (Tom Marolda) have remained an active DIY power-pop force of nature over the ensuing years.  Last year brought us some “lost” songs from 1979, but “To ... read more »

The Umbrellas
Price: $13.00
Artist: The Umbrellas
Description:

The San Francisco bay area has long been an important outpost of the International Pop Underground, from the 90’s heyday of The Aislers Set, #Poundsign# and The Fairways to the string of legendary popfests in ... read more »

The Webstirs
Price: $11.00
Artist: The Webstirs
Description:

Chicago-based band The Webstirs are back with their sixth album of clever, “hog-butchering, catchy indie pop to melt your jaded hipster heart”.  Formed in 1994 by childhood friends Preston Pisellini (guitars/ke ... read more »

I Saw A Dozen Faces…The Diary Of A Never Was (Book)
Price: $15.00
Artist: Tim Lee
Description:

Tim Lee's (Windbreakers/Tim Lee 3) autobiographical book chronicles the journey of a rock 'n roll lifer who was part of the national independent music scene of the 80’s.  Tim’s a self-described "new wave journeyman" who toured with the likes of Let's Active, Swimming Pool Qs, and Marti Jon ... read more »

Ritual
Price: $12.00
Artist: Timothy Eerie
Description:

We only recently became aware of Timothy Eerie, an Orlando, FL-grown psychedelic pop group led by Casey Lerman, on their fab, recently released single on the Hypnotic ... read more »

Now Hear This
Price: $12.00
Artist: Tommy Sistak
Description:

“Now Hear This”, Tommy Sistak’s fifth album, follows in the footsteps of his previous four.  It’s full of short melodic, bouncy songs with a distinct 60's vibe and a heavy dose of British Invasion.  The album a ... read more »

Kaleidoscope Of Shadows: The Story So Far (3CD)
Price: $29.00
Artist: True West
Description:

True West will be celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2022.  The band emerged from Davis, CA and first gained attention with their debut 45 "Lucifer Sam" in 1982.  While not one of the original four Paisley Underground band ... read more »

Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #58
Price: $10.00
Artist: Ugly Things Magazine - Issue #58
Description:

Cover stars the legendary 60’s West Coast psychedelic group Clear Light are the subject of an extensive feature. Other compelling coverage this time includes Canadian garage punks the Plague, Scottish post-punk outfit the Scars, Northe ... read more »

United Wire
Price: $17.00
Artist: United Wire
Description:

DROPKICK ALERT!!  Originally released in 2013, United Wire was a collaborative project by Dropkick’s Andrew Taylor and his ex-Dropkick chum, Ross (Roy) Taylor.  ... read more »

The Beat From 20,000 Garages (The Best Of The Rebels Vol.3)
Price: $17.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Volume 3 of the “Rebels” series brings together bands from around the world with a healthy DIY attitude, Garage, Pop-Psych, R&B, Freakbeat, Indie, Punk...it doesn't really matter what you call them.  It's just Rock And Roll Music, played with passion.  10 of the 16 tracks presented her ... read more »

Hit The Hay Vol. 12
Price: $16.00
Artist: Various Artists
Description:

Sweden’s Sound Asleep Records are back with the 12th volume of their terrific, long-running “Hit The Hay” series – one that consistently showcases some of the best roots pop, alt country and even ... read more »

Take A Deep Breath
Price: $14.00
Artist: West Coast Music Club
Description:

West Coast Music Club are a large collective ... read more »