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Please place all UK and European orders by following the details here. Links to Kool Kat's Entire Stock can be found here. Without further ado, here are seven new additions to Kool Kat Musik this Week.
Deadlights - Deadlights (Self Released 2021) $10
Deadlights is the latest musical endeavour from Well Wishers frontman Jeff Shelton. Following the release of “Shelf Life” The Well Wishers 11th full-length, Jeff made a concerted effort to take a break from his tried-and-true formula of punchy melodic power pop and venture into the darker and more lush sonic realms of Dream Pop, Britpop and Noise Rock. With the assistance and encouragement a Bay Area cohort Bill Taylor (Songs For Snakes) the song writing and recording began in earnest in late 2020. Jeff also sought the assistance of Nashville artist Lindsay Murray (Gretchen’s Wheel) who lent a beautiful lead vocal to “All We Love” and former Trip Wire bandmate Mark Nicholson for some bouncy bass work on the track “Come Down Slowly”.
Rooftop Screamers - Next Level (Self Released 2021) $12
Rooftop Screamers is the name of the studio project for Portland based drummer and songwriter Mike Collins. It's an outlet to showcase his original songs and collaborate with some of his favourite local, as well as world renowned singers, musicians and producers. Tim Smith, Ken Stringfellow, Keith Slettedahl, David Paton, Dan Reed amongst others join in the fun.
Diesel Park West - Hang Johnson (Self Released 2021) $15
In Kool Kat's ongoing effort to present previously unreleased Diesel Park West recordings to the masses, please welcome “Hang Johnson”, originally recorded in 1997. Songs like “Singing Life” and “Travel The Earth” capture the spirit while “You’ll See” is an outright Diesels’ definitive classic worthy of anything on “Shakespeare Alabama” if not above.
Caper Clowns - Abdicate The Throne + bonus disc (Gateway Records 2021) $19
“Abdicate The Throne” finds Caper Clowns exploring different areas of music not present on their first two releases, displaying a giant leap in both maturity, delivery and song writing! The album not only hits the heights of previous offerings, but it reveals a lot of hidden depths. Known for their live performances, the lockdown could have really slowed the band up, but that time has been used to play around with that they do. This is a very different Caper Clowns album. True, there are still the Crowded House-like elements that enhanced their popularity. Having five vocalists in the band was never fully utilized until now and the varied song writing of all has taken the band to another level.
The album comes with a Kool Kat Exclusive, the 11 track Live At Ferritslev Fritidshus Denmark 2000.
Various - Higher Than A Mountain : The Songs Of Andy Gibb (Curry Cuts Records 2021) $12
Never could we ever predict that the name Andy Gibb would appear anywhere on the Kool Kat site! In light of what music critics have told us we should collectively feel about this stuff over the years, Curry Cuts’ approach feels almost rebellious. Their curated covers are the sonic equivalent of simultaneously giving the finger to all the haters. The cream of Pop Rock offer up their take on a surprisingly great selection of covers.
Cloud Eleven - Pandora’s Box (Kool Kat Musik 2021) $12.50