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Chris Church - Game Dirt (Big Stir Records 2021) $12
Chris's new album (and Big Stir label debut) “Game Dirt” is once again something different and new, even by the standards of his exploratory career, reflecting a looser, more straight ahead rock and roll element, adding a pinch of alt-country and 90’s indie styles in with his pop rock sensibilities. As the record unfolds, it’s perfectly clear that, musically, the only rule is that there are no rules.
The Lost Doves - Set Your Sights Towards The Sun (Green Tea Records UK 2020) $14
The Lost Doves are UK singer songwriters Ian Bailey and Charlotte Newman who have collaborated to bring a retrospective album of gorgeous, poignant song writing, chiming guitars, melody and harmonies. Makes for a great late Saturday evening/Sunday morning listen!!
Tommy Ray - Handful Of Hits (Kool Kat Musik 2021) $14
NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL – APRIL 2 – ACCEPTING ORDERS NOW!! Tommy Ray came into his own between 2011 and 2018 as the primary songwriter and front man for power-pop heroes The CRY! With the band on indefinite hiatus, he released “First Hits Free” (his 2020 Kool Kat label debut) and now, with the band STILL on hiatus, “Handful of Hits”! The record continues his flair for merging 50's melodies, the jangle of 60's pop hooks, 70's glam-rock, and honest gritty street-level lyrics.
The Summer Wardrobe - Cajun Prairie Fire (Sauspop Records 2009) $11
On their 2009 second album, The Summer Wardrobe play music that evades easy categorization, though overall it's Texan in character with a blend of swampy roots rock and retro psychedelia. It's no accident that they cover Roky Erickson's "Mine Mine Mind" on this CD, not only because Erickson is also part of this strain of Texas rock (albeit with a far more frightening wacky edge), but also because they have actually toured with Erickson as his backing band. Fans of Beachwood Sparks, their various spin-offs and solo outings will certainly dig this!
Diesel Park West - A House Divided (Live @ The Borderline 10/29/99) Self Released 2021 $16
THIS IS AN OFFICIALLY SANCTIONED CDR ISSUE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY FROM KOOL KAT! Diesel Park West's main influences come from the West Coast sound of 1960s bands such as Moby Grape, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and Love. Adult Jangly Rock at its finest.
K7s - Mondo Bizarro (Kool Kat Musik 2021) $14
NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL. “Mondo Bizarro” is a mis-spelled version of "Mondo Bizzarro," meaning "Weird World" in Italian. Spain’s K7s (fronted by Kurt Baker) have delivered a front-to-back tribute to “Mondo Bizarro”, the twelfth album by The Ramones. Recording this album was an idea that had been in Luis Sánchez’s mind for years. Working with Kurt Baker, Jose Andrés Albertos and Raúl Artana, the songs of “Mondo Bizarro” were covered and polished. Lave put into it, they make an album like this a “must”.
Star Collector - Game Day (Clockwise Records Canada 2020) $14
In 2017, Vic Wayne and his bandmates began writing new material again, resulting in “Game Day”, the fifth album (and first in 15 years!) by Canada’s Star Collector. Built around the superbly multitalented Vic Wayne, the band is also blessed with one hell of a guitarist in Steve Monteith who brings that same special joyful blazing and inventive magic to the band sound as Whit Williams does to Cotton Mather!” The record packs a real wallop. The guitars are big, the production dynamic and the arrangements engaging.
Various - Flowers In My Garden : Sunshine, Soft & Studio Pop 1966-70 (Teensville Records 2021) $16
The seventh instalment examining the forgotten and neglected sounds of the late 60’s. Compiled to give the listener an 80-minute frown-upside-down trip. The package includes a 24 page booklet containing pictures, annotations and a 5,000+ word essay.