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Apologies for the slight delay this week. Normal service is now resumed.
The Armoires - Incognito (Big Stir Records 2021) $13
Incognito”is a unique collection of the singles the band has secretly released under fictional identities over the past six months The album may be viewed as a collection of singles, an experimental but giddy pop album in its own right, or a sequential journal of a band reinventing itself for its own time and the days to come. All presented in a terrific, well-designed package!
Coke Belda - 5: A Tribute To The Bee Gees Vol. 2 (Kool Kat Musik 2021) $15
NEW RELEASE ON THE KOOL KAT MUSIK LABEL. The follow up to his critically acclaimed first Bee Gees tribute effort – “3G’s”- that once again serves as a reminder of how great the brothers Gibb were as songwriters! Coke’s arranging skills, combined with his sincere, interpretive vocals, assure a lovely listening experience for all.
Billy Bremner’s Rockfiles - Waiting For A Following Wind (Ball & Chain Records Sweden 2021) $17
The follow up to “Billy Bremner For President” has just arrived and like its predecessor, it is another glowing tribute to Billy’s days playing alongside Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds in Rockpile. Songs either written by Nick Lowe and Dave Edmunds, songs that the band featured in their live shows and songs that Billy played on as a session guitarist. Billy and the band have autographed the front cover of each CD!
Ex Norwegian & Friends- Sing Jimmy Campbell (Beyond Before Records 2021) $12
An inspired and eclectic tribute to the songs of Liverpool's Jimmy Campbell from Ex Norwegian. Featuring an array of guest artists to help create these amazing renditions of some of Jimmy's best work. Campbell should be a name recognized alongside the greatest poets and songwriters to ever emerge from England. Gone now but never forgotten, Jimmy's magic continues to shine around the globe as more and more musicians pick up on his often-vulnerable confessions. It isn't often that a release is so close to my heart. Jimmy Campbell is one of the great lost songwriters, a musician who could move from pop to psych with ease. Speaking of moving from Pop to Psych, Ex Norwegian are a band who do that also. Roger Houdaille is a massive fan of Jimmy's, so his idea to have his band collaborate with 14 artists from around the world to cover the great man's songs made my eyes light up. When you listen to these songs/interpretations, it will be as though you’re hearing them for the first time, and for many, it will be.”
Kaleidoscope & Fairfield Parlour - Sky Children :The Best Of (Beyond Before Records 2021) CD+DVD $20
First US compilation for this much beloved, yet often overlooked, UK group capturing highlights from their entire recorded legacy. Emerging from the British 1967 psychedelic scene, Kaleidoscope released two fine albums (“Tangerine Dream”, “Faintly Blowing”) and several non-LP singles with Fontana before switching to Vertigo and evolving into the more folkier and progressive Fairfield Parlour in 1970. This newly remastered collection is a wonderful homage to one of the more interesting UK psychedelic bands.
Lolas - All The Potion In The World (You Are The Cosmos Records 2021) $22
VINYL-ONLY RELEASE!! “When Tim Boykin formed the Lolas in 1998, the Birmingham, AL based singer songwriter and guitarist knew exactly what direction he wanted the band to travel in. Although the band has encountered a run of personnel changes over the years, Tim has retained the role of ringleader and remained remarkably true to his initial vision. Considering the wealth of great songs they a produce it must have been quite a challenge picking what goodies to include on this eagerly-awaited sonic summary. Power Pop at its very best.