Sugarbush label release - from the archives - NICK PIUNTI - "13 IN MY HEAD" buy it here on vinyl! Last copies.

NICK PIUNTI - "13 IN MY HEAD" (SB700), limited to 300 copies
Amazing and tough DETROIT Power-Pop album, with song after song a classic. If this was the 1970s Nick would be a superstar. Shades of TOM PETTY, AEROSMITH, THE SWEET, THE BYRDS yet this is a very original and unique album. Has won award after award in the music press and Nick also featured on MOJO magazines cover mount CD back in November. This is a truly superb album with song after brilliant song with great harmonies and brilliant guitars. Nick has been making great music for 20 years. Now that's pedigree.

It’s probably fair to say that Nick Piunti is a bit of a veteran in the power pop world given he goes way back to 1975. That’s not to say his music is any less relevant today, thankfully the need for hummable melodies and classic pop songs remains. In this great new release he has created an album which has a power pop feel with a modern rock sound. In many ways it follows other great acts from The Replacements through Redd Kross and The Fountains of Wayne, which have created a magic line of modern pop rock.
The album actually opens with the title track and it’s a brilliant opening number which is a great power pop song. It has that feeling of youth and just carefree fun that we all had at the age of 13. “On The Way Out” keeps it going with another really smooth and catchy song with some great Na Na Nas in it! If hearing this song doesn’t make you at least nod your head then you’d better check your pulse.

LAST FEW COPIES, grab one now!



Nick Piunti 13 In My Head LP (free postage)

THE GREEK THEATRE - "WHEN SEASONS CHANGE", order here on vinyl. Free shipping.

THE GREEK THEATRE - "WHEN SEASONS CHANGE" (SUGARBUSH SB064), a brand new release out on December 7th. Their amazing 3rd album already mooted to be the album of the year 2019. An incredible album of West Coast inflected guitar Psychedelia. In a limited edition of under 300 copies on vinyl with no repress.
"... a sumptuous, cinematic-style panorama all in all, that shows The Greek Theatre to be a very capable group who, whilst in thrall to some of the great sounds that’ve gone down in the past have more than a keen sense of pushing forward and carving out space to create their own individuality, their experimentalism too very much succeeding with this, at times, totally astonishing latest effort."
(c. Psychedelicbabymag.com)
Pressed on 140gm Audiophile vinyl, in single sleeve , sealed with disc outside main cover. Disc in lined inner for extra protection.
Pre order your copy now at only £22.99  which includes free shipping. But hurry, not too many copies left now.
"No, ladies and gentlemen, we are not floating in space. Rather, the haunting "Sail Away (Part Two)" reminds us that we are still "lost at sea", where this strange and magical journey all began, not drifting in the firmament, rather looking up at it, with the sun shining warmly on our faces in the daytime, but with the "nights getting cold" as the seasons change. They've managed to accomplish the near-impossible. That is to say, they've raised the already high bar that their relatively short career has already set. This, my friends, is a bona fide masterpiece." (Kent Whirlow, Terrascope review)

DUKES OF KENT - "WELCOME TO THE OAST HOUSE" buy it here on vinyl (from the archives series)

Dukes Of Kent-"Welcome To the Oast House" SB300, this is the album that kicked the Sugarbush label back into life in 2012. Recorded over two years this was always meant to be an album to bring happiness to ourselves and the plan to release it on vinyl was almost an afterthought. But we did it and now we are an extra 64 releases (or so) down the line, 7 years later. I have just found a small box of these, thinking previously that we had almost sold out -  it was limited to 500 copies.



Here is what others said about it at the time:
" Tracks chock-full of chiming guitars, shimmering harmonies and West Coast licks with influences ranging from the Byrds through Crazy Horse to Tom Petty and Joe Walsh: a melting pot of pop,rock, psych and folk with great gobs of swirling guitar which will assuredly set feet tapping and shims shimmying. Limits of the Truth' is one of my favourite cuts on the album, reminding me strongly of early Jackson Browne at the outset. It's the start of a trio of great numbers Side One's closer 'Blue Turns to Red' is just beautifully constructed and performed - a song to be heard and remembered for long after the sun sets over the distant horizon."



"As I listened to “When I Needed You” I was reminded of an early Strawbs song “We’ll Meet Again Sometime.” “Blue Turns to Red” is a day after song about drowning your sorrows, a wonderful blend of country and psychedelia with the song ending with feedback and experimental sounds. “Ever Day Brings Something New” features harmonica and baritone vocals similar to the Soft Hearted Scientists, as well as another great psych rock guitar solo. “Lay My Burden Down” has a 70s acoustic guitar retro sound that takes me back to my youth. “Water” is another acoustic guitar song that veers into the experimental realm while remaining melodic. And the album closes with “Angels and Ghosts,” an excellent country folk singer songwriter song that made me think of Townes Van Zandt, plus another cool electric guitar solo that takes off! This album is for fans of the six-string guitar and West Coast country rock."

Dukes Of Kent

THE GREEN RAY - "Five Points of Light" on vinyl -pre-order here! Free postage.

THE GREEN RAY - "FIVE POINTS OF LIGHT" (SUGARBUSH RECORDS SB063), a brand new release on Sugarbush! The second album we have released by the legendary GREEN RAY, with roots in legendary UK bands HELP YOURSELF & MAN. The first album we issued by the band sold out over a year ago, and this one is also limited to ONLY 300 copies and will be a collectors' item soon.

After releasing the incredible 'Half Sentences' in 2017 their last album with the late Richard Treece and after the sudden passing of long time friend & bassist Jeff Gibbs, the band recruited Dave Mackenzie and continued gigging and working on the new recordings. Completed in the summer of 2019, 'Five Points Of Light' features Jeff on the songs 'Small Springs' & 'Before The Fall', as well as guest contributions from Howard 'Plug' Davies (The Attack, Screaming Lord Sutch) & also Duncan Kerr & Wayne Worrell (Plummet Airlines, The Favourites, The Brainiac 5). After summer 2019 gigs with very special guests Barry Melton of Country Joe & The Fish & noted French Guitarist Stephane Missri, the band continues to appear at The Brainiac 5's London residency, at The Gunners, Finsbury Park.

A lovely album full of stinging and Psychedelic San Francisco - tinged guitar that John Cippolina would have been proud of this is one incredible Uk / West Coast Hippy - Psych gem. Postage is free and limited to only 250 copies with bonus INSERT! only £22.99 in total. Buy it here now (Shipping October)




The Green Ray

GREEN PAJAMAS' JEFF KELLY "BENEATH THE STARS, ABOVE THE RIVER" on Sugarbush, order it here now.

JEFF KELLY / GREEN PAJAMAS "BENEATH THE STARS, ABOVE THE RIVER" (SUGARBUSH SB061), a rare solo album from the Green Pajamas main man Jeff Kelly. Out on vinyl on Sugarbush Records!

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"Kelly delivers these songs with an intimacy which brings them home and also propels others with convincing pop-rock (the guitar jangle Senor Senor which revert back to the greatness of Green Pajamas and Moon Over Granada touches the spirit of a more gritty Tom Petty ) or move towards a dreamy Mediterranean heat (Hush of the Southern Night).

Here,with musical influences from the Iberian Peninsula, his acute storytelling (Todo por la Gitana) and these sophisticated, poetic songs where he played just about every instrument himself, Jeff Kelly once again confirms he is a rare writer . . . especially when it now comes to wine, women and Spain."
Limited to only 300 copies, on 140gm virgin audiophile vinyl - remastered - sealed with disc housed outside the cover and in lined inner sleeve for extra protection. Only £19.99 including postage anywhere!  (out now!) 

Green Pajamas "Poison In The Russian Room" out on vinyl for the first time, 300 copies only - on Sugarbush

GREEN PAJAMAS - "POISON IN THE RUSSIAN ROOM" (SUGARBUSH SB062), amazing long lost previously CD-only cult album by Seattle's amazing GREEN PAJAMAS is out finally on vinyl.
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"Nobody likes to throw around terms like “criminally underappreciated” and “under the radar” more than rock critics, but it’s impossible to talk about the Green Pajamas without bringing those hoary old terms into play. Singer/songwriter Jeff Kelly has been leading the Seattle-based band since 1984 (not counting an early-’90s sabbatical during which he worked as a solo artist), turning out an endless stream of enchanting albums that feed on the spirit of ’60s psychedelia but always remain decidedly contemporary. The Pajamas are the kind of band that has long seemed ripe for a renaissance, maybe some flavor-of-the-moment artist going public with a deep Pajamas fixation, the sort of thing that would lend the group some hip cache. But it never seems to happen. After all these years, they remain, to use another well-worn phrase, a well-kept secret." (Prefix Mag)
Limited to only 300 copies, on 140gm virgin audiophile vinyl - remastered - sealed with disc housed outside the cover and in lined inner sleeve for extra protection. Pressed on green vinyl!  Only £19.99 including postage anywhere!


Dom Mariani 3 - "Garage Sale Compendium" new release on vinyl only on Sugarbush! Buy it here, free postage.

DOM MARIANI 3 - "GARAGE SALE COMPENDIUM" (Sugarbush SB060), pre-order the brand new album by Aussie Garage / Popwer-pop legend Dom Mariani. A vinyl-only sampler based on the original CD series from some years ago, this is classic Guitar-based Power-pop. Tracks include killer originals as well as choice cover versions. Beautifully mastered to bring out the power of the recordings and pressed, as ever, on virgin 140gm vinyl.

Click here to play a track of this great album!

Each disc is housed in a lined inner and shipped seperately from sleeve to ensure the cover arrives pristine! Add some of our other albums from our label to your basket by clicking HERE & HERE.

Buy this album for only £19.99 including postage (ships September 2nd)



THE GRIP WEEDS "TRIP AROUND THE SUN" out on vinyl via Sugarbush.

THE GRIP WEEDS - "TRIP AROUND THE SUN" a new Sugarbush licensed album for sale for the first time in the UK. As expected, Trip Around The Sun once again showcases the Grip Weeds’ guitar virtuosity and powerhouse rhythm section, but the band’s melodic strengths win the day with their trademark harmony vocals. The sunshine pop opening track, “Vibrations”, is just that – very Cowsills; very warm, POP with capital letters and delicious arrangements; “I Like Her” is a little more sedate, with restraint on the verses (reminds me of a slightly dark variation on “Love Is All Around”), but then instantly jumping into a poppy, upbeat, sing-song chorus and “Casual Observer (To A Crime)” charges out and grabs at you in that big, rock-pop manner (think The Posies), punctuated with on-the-one horns – this a BIG track, if you know what I mean, and it’s outstanding.  “Truth Behind The Lie” breezes along at 100 m.p.h., kicking in with charging guitars and three part harmonies – this is what a band who has mastered the art of pop sounds like, pure and simple – the riffs, the nuanaces – all of it; “She Tries” is another vocal delight, fleshed with reverbed guitars and harmonies on the verses, clean guitar fills – and a wonderfully surprising brief harpsichord break and the album’s title track closes out this collection; “Trip Around The Sun” is bouncy, angular, joyful and just explodes right out of the speakers – it’s bold and powerful and a damned fine way to wrap up the proceedings.

Buy it now at onlt £19.99 including postage


Grip Weeds - Trip Around The Sun

Trappist Afterland - "Insects In Amber" on vinyl - buy it here! Another fine Sugarbush Records release.

TRAPPIST AFTERLAND - "INSECTS IN AMBER" (SUGARBUSH SB054), the brand new album by ths cult act is out now. With bonus insert. The 8th album by Trappist Afterland issued on vinyl on Sugarbush records.300 copies only. Trappist Afterland was formed in 2010 and is the Psychedelic folk project fueled by the religious ruminations of songwriter and multi instrumentalist Adam Cole (oud,guitar, Lute,tanpura Bodhran,Vocals). The Band also features Phil Coyle (Tabla, Frame Drum, vocals) Nicholas Albanis (Bell Citern, Hammered Dulcimer, Bowed Psaltery) and Lachie Henderson (Acoustic Guitar) Free postage: £21.99 all in.



Trappist Afterland - Insects

GREEN PAJAMAS "ALL CLUES LEAD TO MEAGAN'S BED" deluxe expanded & remastered 2LP vinyl - out April 7th, pre order here! Free postage.

2LP GREEN PAJAMAS - "ALL CLUES LEAD TO MEAGAN'S BED" (SUGARBUSH SB059), a brand new 2lp set - deluxe edition - remastered - with bonus tracks - 140gm pressing in lined inners. Only 250 available, with no repress!

""Following on from their 1997 "return from the wilderness" album "Strung Behind the Sun", the Green Pajamas return with arguably their strongest album to date in "All Clues Lead to Meagan's Bed". There is no innocence here, the concerns are as often dark and ambiguous as they are elevated and joyous. On the flip side of delirious, celebratory treats like "The Secret of Her Smile" and "Queen of Sunshine" you'll find tales of obsession, psychic disturbance, madness and addiction like "Death By Poisoning", "Rattlesnake Kiss" and "The Laughing Horseman". The glowing mysticism of "Morning in Myra's Room" rises in the East like a pole star, eyes focussed inwards as infinity wheels around it, a drone symphony of guitars, keys, sitar and tabla, and yet another signifier of quiet greatness."
 
2LP set - £29.99 including free postage. Buy it now.


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