Wednesday, March 01, 2006

New at Kool Kat Musik, 3/1/06.

Here's what's new over at the Kat:

George Prentice-Long Story Short.

This one looks interesting - Prentice says he's influenced by The Beatles, Marshall Crenshaw, Todd Rundgren, and Cheap Trick. And from listening to the four tracks on his myspace page, he does sound like he has the roots rock version of power pop down pretty good.

Frank Lee Sprague-Fulton Avenue

Frank Lee Sprague is about as retro as they come, which is something the titles of his last two albums, Merseybeat and Cavern, convey pretty clearly. On this one, it sounds like Frank is moving away from Liverpool 1962 to somewhere in California in the early 70s, as he goes acoustic here. 4 tracks can be sampled at the cdbaby page for the album, but make sure you buy it at the Kat, where it's $3 less.

Also new at the Kat is the new Vandalays EP, which has been well publicized in this space, and is a keeper, and a limited collection (498 copies) of odds and sods from Swedish popsters Paste, titled 10 Years of Waste.

Man, there's so much good stuff being released out there. The good news is that with real estate values at all-time highs, you can probably take out a home equity loan and buy them all.

UPDATE: One more added at the Kat: The Innocents-Pop Factory: "With their spot-on harmonies (sometimes early Little River Band-sounding), jangly guitars and hook-filled gems, they often come across as the Aussie answer to "Shake Some Action"-era Flamin' Groovies!" Sounds interesting.

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