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GREEN PAJAMAS - "TEN WHITE STONES" out on vinyl on Sugarbush.

GREEN PAJAMAS - "TEN WHITE STONES" (SUGARBUSH SB076), finally this classic (previously CD-only) 2004 album is released on vinyl. Featuring a brand new sleeve with a vintage 1965 Michael Dailey painting and pressed on lovely 140gm vinyl, this - once again - is a wonderful new release on our label. With a much darker and heavier feel, this records, while retaining Jeff Kelly's gift for melody and a great hook, does remind me a lot of Crazy Horse on records such as EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS IS NOWHERE. The album highlights Kelly's much underrated guitar playing and I do wonder why not more has been made of this in the past by other reviewers. His playing is inventive, melodic and unpredictable -much like his songwriting. As our friends at Popmatters.com put it back it when this was first released: "The Green Pajamas exist in a place where music meets art. That is not to say that they affect a self-consciously important attitude. This is the organic definition, the one where art is, at its essence, a mode of expression for the human race. What the band does, and has done for two decades now, is craft gorgeous songs that convey a particular mood. They build slow and strong melodies and surround them with breathing, meandering guitar lines. The lyrics betray the world: loneliness and frustration but also love and hope. It's the crafting that is important and the Green Pajamas never forget it. They bring us this art in a determined way, by still being vibrant after so many years and reflecting the nature of their own universe. The fact that they can pull this off in a possibly disastrous live-in-the-studio format only further attests to their hard work and sincerity."

Limited to only 250 copies on deluxe 140gm vinyl. Remastered from the original recordings by Tom Dyer.  Buy it here now - free postage (please note UK/Europe postage & USA / Rest Of The World postage rates below)

Green Pajamas - Ten White Stones

COSMIC ROUGH RIDERS - "PANORAMA" on vinyl on Sugarbush records, ltd edition here - free postage!

 

COSMIC ROUGH RIDERS - "PANORAMA" (SUGARBUSH SB800)
This wonderful album finally saw it's long overdue vinyl release back in 2014 - thought to be completely sold out (an it HAS been deleted) I have found a batch more in our Sugarbush warehouse. So here is another chance to grab a copy of this wonderful Scottish Jangle pop classic.

 When initially released on CD it was so well received that ALAN MCGEE signed the band to his POPTONES label. A classic Scottish record that is full of melody, great harmonies and 12-string Rickenbackers. Every song on this album is a winner. 

This from the ACTIVE LISTENER WEBSITE: When it was originally released back in 2000, the Cosmic Rough Riders second album "Panorama" had the cream of the U.K music press (Uncut, Q, Mojo etc.) falling over themselves to announce its brilliance.

A Scottish band with a convoluted personnel history (let's just say that singer / songwriter Daniel Wylie basically is the Cosmic Rough Riders), on their second album they added a whole bunch of sunny California and West Coast to their melodic Teenage Fanclub jangle, with Wylie writing the best songs of his career (although his subsequent solo career has been pretty flash too).

There's an immediate appeal to these songs that makes it easy to see why they were tagged the "next big thing", but harder to work out why they didn't stick in the public consciousness of the time. Certainly the open adoption of the vintage sixties influences on display here was unusual for the time, and may have been enough to confuse the casual punter into buying the latest Travis album instead, but tracks like "Revolution (In The Summertime)" and "You've Got Me" tick all of the right catchy and melodic boxes to be players on radio, and there's plenty of depth beyond the surface level hooks;  "Afterglow" dabbles in alt. country harmonies more effectively than anything you'll hear this side of the Jayhawks, but it's "The Gun Isn't Loaded" which packs the biggest punch with its spot on Eastern psychedelia easily recapturing and redefining "Within You Without You" for a contemporary audience.

LTD edition AUDIOPHILE pressing - FREE POSTAGE anywhere!

Cosmic Rough Riders

Out now on vinyl: PUGWASH "JOLLITY" on Sugarbush Records - 350 copies on black wax (with bonus 7") / 250 copies PICTURE DISC!

PUGWASH - "JOLLITY" (SUGARBUSH SB075 & 075P
), Thomas Walsh has been kind and wise enough (!) to let Sugarbush release the vinyl of Pugwash' classic 3rd album. If you dug ALMANAC or ALMOND TEA which we released some years ago, you'll flip over this! To say this is a masterpiece is not over the top, for once. This record is superb and, in my opinion, right at the top of what we have released over 75 releases. It is hard to fault this record and I won't, because I'd be doing everyone a disservice. Rarely have I heard a more perfect album. 

"All told, Jollity is a rich compendium of aural excellence that continues the musical legacy being built by Walsh as Pugwash. These eleven compositions are gorgeously arranged and meticulously executed, weaving layers of musical nuance into delicately infectious ballads of love and reflection." (Read the whole review here: POPMATTERS review)

*Very limited copies available for pre-sale* Pressed on virgin 140gm vinyl, sealed with disc and sleeve seperatedly to avoid cover damage! Shipping now, read on how to pre-order and make sure you get a copy - we expect this to sell out very quickly. 

Free album (our sampler "A Spoonful Of Sugarbush) will be sent to you if you buy BOTH versions below! (If you already have this you may also choose our Breretons, Hangabouts or Trent Miller LP - just let us know)

This amazing albums comes in two versions:

Version 1: Black vinyl LP album with bonus 7" single ("It's Nice To Be Nice" 2005 vers. b/ w 2019 vers.) (350 copies) buy this here, please choose the correct option for postage depending on where you live (option 1 is UK and Europe, option 2 is USA/Japan/ Australia and anywhere else!) Price stated is the total cost for LP  including postage!

Pugwash - Jollity black +45 7"
 

Version 2: Picture Disc vinyl Lp album with bonus custom die-cut cover single (250 copies) buy this here, please choose the correct option for postage depending on where you live (option 1 is UK and Europe, option 2 is USA/Japan/ Australia and anywhere else!) Price stated is the total cost for LP  including postage!

Pugwash - Jollity Picture Disc SB075P

New release on Sugarbush! 8x8 - "New Data new Day" 100 copies only on vinyl!

8x8 - "New Data New Day" (Sugarbush SB074), a brand new album by Sugarbush legends 8x8! Limited to only 100 copies on vinyl NEW DATA NEW DATA is another records which will thrill fans of cleverly constructed Beach Boysian Art-Pop. "

The prolific Lane Steinberg and Alexander Khodchenko continue to craft a dense weave of melodic richness on a bed of psychedelic textures. Never predictable, Lane launches into the standout tracks immediately with the rich piano, organ and woven harmonies of the title track and the catchy psychedelic fuzz of “Papa’s Garage.”

However, after those songs, the album slows considerably. “Racing To The Sun” is a fine exercise in restraint, as the melody is sparse but compelling. Other tracks don’t stick out as well, but Lane manages to describe milieus perfectly. On “Bye, Bye Landslide,” we visit a shifty carnival or on “Bernard’s Dilemma” its barbeque time in hell. Musically Alex is able to let loose on “Hidden In Plain Sight” and “Absolutely Hypnotized” with its swirling psychedelic guitar riffs. Overall a very good album that makes you want more. Highly Recommended." (from Powepopaholic.com review)  

£27.99 with free postage anywhere!

New release on Sugarbush! JEFF KELLY (of Green Pajamas) - "When The World Was Younger" only 100 copies for sale!


JEFF KELLY (of Green Pajamas) - "When The World Was Younger" (Sugarbush SB072)
, limited to around 100 copies on vinyl, this is a sure fire rarity right off the bat. The latest solo outing from Seattle's Green Pajamas mainman is another classic album. Kelly has said that he hopes that this album “is a little bit of something to help momentarily distract the senses, heal the heavy heart and uplift the spirit.”.  In trying to find his own way through these troubling times he has done just that for himself and anyone wishing to find a musically soothing escape from our daily reality. 

This record is a bit of a continuation from last year’s Beneath the Skies, Under the River. Again, like that record, both Spain and Portugal are the main inspiration here, but this 12-song set it a bit of a hodge podge (not in a bad way, though). There’s four new songs as well as a few remakes of older songs and four singles, too. First cut “Of Missingness” has some of that wonderful flamenco -style guitar while the dusty “Black Eyes” has a bit of a Southwestern Giant Sand/Calexico feel to it. There a new version of an old song called “Autumn in Lisbon” which has swaying beat to it while things get smoky on the mysterious “Only Endless Tomorrows” and the record  ends with a lovely, acoustic version of “Christina Dancing”, Kelly’s tribute to flamenco dancer Christina Hoyos. As Kelly himself said, “The album is very nostalgic and about “missingness” and of longing for another place and time when the world was younger. We could all do with a little of that right now. £27.99 with free postage anyway. 100 copies only.

CHRIS RICHARDS & THE SUBTRACTIONS - "A SMATTERING OF MYSTERY AND SOUND" (SB013) vinyl on Sugarbush!!

CHRIS RICHARDS & THE SUBTRACTIONS -  "A SMATTERING OF MYSTERY AND SOUND" (SUGARBUSH SB013) limited to ONLY 200 copies on black vinyl and 100 copies on LEMON YELLOW vinyl!! A fantastic new album by DETROIT Power-pop legends who have been making great records for over 10 years! 

 Veterans of the mid-west power pop scene, Chris Richards and The Subtractions, are back with this full-length record “Peaks and Valleys”, the highly anticipated follow-up to 2012’s “Get Yer La La’s Out”. This record was the precursor to the amazingThe Legal Matters band album, also with Chris Richards, along with longtime rhythm section consisting of Andy Reed, Todd Holmes and Larry Grodsky. Reed brings along his guitar and some of the famous Matters’ harmonies to this wonderful album  This fantastic LP is a vinyl only (no CD) release specially made for Sugarbush Records and features songs from their previous albums that never came out on vinyl. As a special bonus, the band recorded 2 new tracks just for this album! If you like jangle, superb songs, more hooks than a fishing store, harmonies and killer Power-pop then this album is for you. Featuring Nick Piunti on guest guitar this album has "classic" written all over it. LAST FEW COPIES! FREE POSTAGE. (see a cool video by the band just below)

Yellow or black wax!

pre-order THE GREEN RAY - "SELF TITLED" first ever vinyl reissue of 1996 album, 120 copies only!

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THE GREEN RAY "SELF TITLED" (SUGARBUSH SB073), long overdue vinyl pressing of their first full length album issued in 1996. The Green Ray formed out the ashes of two of the UK's best loved underground bands: HELP YOURSELF & MAN. However, Green Ray have now been a working band in their own right for well over 25 years. Much loved and highly collectable the previous two albums Sugarbush has released are much coveted by collectors, the first one - HALF SENTENCES - is now extremely rare and sought after.

This album, with art work by the mighty Savage Pencil and liner notes by the inimitable Phil McMullen, editor of the Terrascope, brings together two tracks from the band's now out-of-print vinyl only 12" "Sighs, Whales and Trees" (Shagrat ENT 006 12") with two extended tracks. Alongside the band's 'Float', a beautiful instrumental in the vein of Fleetwood Mac's 'Albatross' and Quicksilver's 'Gold and Silver', and 'Night Train To...' (both from the EP), there is the magnificent work out 'Black Eye Pea' where the band embarks on an extensive modal jam and best of all there is the epic 'Morning Song'.

Originally written back in the days of Help Yourself, the Green Ray re-worked it into one of their most special numbers which they still perform today. Produced by Man-alumnus and leader of Donovan's Brain, Ron Sanchez, 'Morning Song' sees the band at its absolute peak. 

But if we have to single out the hero of the hour, honours have to be bestowed on the late Richard Treece who co-wrote the song with Malcolm Morley back in 1970, and here handles the lead vocal and plays some of the most spine-tingly licks of his career - you can indeed witness Richard's guitar howl again like a mescaline buffalo, as Phil suggests in his liner!(With thanks to Nigel Cross)

THE GREEN RAY - LIVE AT SOL PARTY" brand new Sugarbush vinyl album, 120 copies only!

THE GREEN RAY "LIVE AT SOL PARTY" (SUGARBUSH SB071), ultra limited vinyl pressing of this album, recorded live at Sol Party in Sussex some years ago. The Green Ray formed out the ashes of two of the UK's best loved underground bands: HELP YOURSELF & MAN. However, Green Ray have now been a working band in their own right for well over 25 years. Much loved and highly collectable the previous two albums Sugarbush has released are much coveted by collectors, the first one - HALF SENTENCES - is now extremely rare and sought after.

Only £27.99 including free postage anywhere. (120 copies only pressed!) Ships August 20th

THE JACOBITES - "OLD SCARLETT" deleted vinyl album, new - free postage!

THE JACOBITES - "OLD SCARLETT" (YOU ARE THE COSMOS), Tagged as the Glimmer Twins of post-punk, former Swell Maps leader Nikki Sudden and the Keith Richards to his Mick Jagger -- one Dave Kusworth -- delivered this awesome collection of psychedelic gems in 2000 after a long hiatus. Nikki Sudden can still seamlessly fold Bob Dylan, T. Rex, the Rolling Stones, and Big Star into the same tatty overcoat and present them as a respectable entity in Jacobites, albeit with a collection of songs that any of the above-mentioned artists would be envious of. Standout tracks include the lurching boogie of "Over & Over," the gorgeous "When Angels Die," the simply spine-chilling "What Am I Living For?," and "Puppeteer's Son." The album closes with the eloquent "Wasted," which makes this, all in all, one of Nikki Sudden's best-recorded outings in the 12 years between 1988's landmark Fortune of Fame. £21.99 with free postage!

STEVE KILBEY & MARTIN KENNEDY present UNSEEN MUSIC UNHEARD WORKS 2LP, free postage

STEVE KILBEY & MARTIN KENNEDY "present UNSEEN MUSIC UNHEARD WORKS" (BLACK GOLD RECORDS) 2LP set by CHURCH mainman STEVE KILBEY. These dozen tracks are appropriately atmospheric and ethereal. Kilbey handles all the vocals, his singular voice revealing more range and emotional depth with each passing year. Along with the expected mysticism and non-sequiturs, Kilbey's lyrics are focused on remembrance and loss while the music is suitably spacious and surprisingly organic-sounding given Kennedy's background. The clean, crisp arrangements and production may strike some as a little too adult alternative. However, they're a nice counterpoint to the heavily textured, often dense sound of the Church's recent output. The melodies are often subtle, but they're rewarding. The bass harmonics on "Thought of Leaving" even give a wink back to the Church's "You Took". All in all, it makes for an extremely worthwhile effort. Kilbey and Kennedy must agree, as a second album is already in the works.   Deluxe 2LP set. Free postage £24.99

Ken Sharpe - "My Favourite Songbook" classic Powerpop album, buy it here on vinyl!

KEN SHARP - "MY FAVOURITE SONGBOOK" (YOU ARE THE COSMOS), classic Powerpop album, now down to the last few copies! "Sharp’s only gotten sharper as a songsmith, and his soul has gotten deeper. And five albums later, Music Connection is still impressed with the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, as are Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and legends Ace Frehley and John Oates. And they’re not just paying lip service to his latest, Beauty in the Backseat (Jetfighter Records), well maybe a little, as both, along with Utopia’s Kasim Sulton, make guest appearances on the record, with Oates providing some Brotherly Love via background vocals on a song called “Philly Kind of Night.” Sharp tells us about the collab: “Growing up in the Philly suburbs in the '70s with my ear permanently glued to the radio, it’s no wonder that soul music is such a huge part of my DNA. Combining sweet soul music with a keen pop songwriting sensibility, killer arrangements and musicianship and wondrous vocals."

KEN SHARP / FREE POSTAGE

CHURCHILL'S LIVE - 2LP live set on vinyl, sealed - buy it here! FREE POSTAGE

THE CHURCHILL'S "LIVE" (BLACK GOLD RECORDS), reunion live album by legendary Middle Eastern Psych band, very limited. 18 tracks live from their classic three albums from the late 60s  /early 70s. Only £24.99 with free postage!


RENO BO "YOU CAN SEE IT ALL FROM HERE" ltd vinyl edition, buy it here, free postage aywhere!!

RENO BO - "YOU CAN SEE IT ALL FROM HERE" (YATC 74 LP), very limited vinyl pressing of Nashville's RENO BO's latest album. His first album wich we distibuted a few years ago sold out pretty quick and this album is even better than that first one. With shades of ETHAN JOHNS, TOM PETTY, STEVE EARLE but with a stronger Pop flavour perhaps this album is a gem from beginning to end. From the opening track "Phantom Anthem" via the amazing "Houdini In reverse" this album does not let up. I still wonder how it can be that this man is not a household name and a star! Great album. Play a sampler from the LP just a little further down. Free postage anywhere £24.99 only.

PUGWASH "The Good, The Bad, The Pugly" now on vinyl on Sugarbush records - free postage! 250 copies only.

PUGWASH - "THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE PUGLY" (SUGARBUSH RECORDS SB070), a brand new album on vinyl only on Sugarbush. A fantastic collection of archive material - demos ad alternative versions -  from this legendary band. We had the great pleasure of releasing "Almanac" as well as "Almond Tea" on vinyl for the first time some years back and now we are super pleased to offer this latest album. Please note that only 250 copies have been pressed and demand is expected to be huge. Postage is free to anywhere in the world.

The album is sealed with the disc and cover seperated inside the seal - 140gm virgin vinyl. £27.99 only with free shipping worldwide!


8x8 "Azalea's Room" buy on vinyl, out on only on Sugarbush Records - with free worldwide shipping!


8x8 (Eight by Eight) - "AZALEA'S ROOM" (SUGARBUSH SB 020), out now on vinyl and limited to only 300 copies worldwide on red vinyl. This masterpiece courtesy of USA's LANE STEINBERG and Ukraine's ALEXANDER KHODCHENKO is finally out on vinyl! A magical blend of Brian Wilson-esque melodies fused with Psychedelia this is a very special album crafted by two incredibly gifted musicians. Lane Steinberg has one of the most wonderful voices I have ever hear and the songs he writes are nothing short of genius. This is by no means a sixties-only influenced album, there are elements of 80s Pop too and fans of XTC should definitely take note as well. Ultimately this record is a field of its own and is one of the most original works we have released in our time as a record label. Please do not miss out on this fantastic record. Postage is free by the way, anywhere in the world!

On red vinyl. Ultra limited copies left now (less than 20)

Play some of this album now

8x8 "Inflorescence" buy this amazing Psychedelic Pop albums on vinyl, only on SUGARBUSH RECORDS - free postage!


8x8 - Inflorescence (Sugarbush SB030), is 8x8's third album and only the second to be released on vinyl. This is pure genius: A magical blend of Beach Boys and Beatles inflected Pop tunes but in a very contemporary setting and by no means derivative or inferior at all to those great artists. Considering that this is a part time project and done on a very small budget with only two persons making the music you could, and I would, argue that this is a mini-masterpiece of modern Psychedelic Pop music. Track after track transports the listener to musical places long unvisited such is the majesty of this great record. Perhaps there is a hint of DIY to the recording process that manifests itself on the first play of the record, however any qualms (and I did not have any) are blown away in seconds as the lush quality of the playing and writing hits your ears. This is simply a record that will one day be revered and the sheer talent of its main protagonist, Lane Steinberg, will be nearly elevated to genius status. That is not to take anything away from Alex Khodchenko who plays guitar and also desibed the sleeve. The two musicians recorded this record over 6000 miles as one lives in New York and the other in Ukraine! A great work lovingly pieced together by two people who have never met in person but who obviously share a great musical affinity.  Buy this record, it is amazing. £19.99 including worldwide postage.

On opal colored vinyl with free postage - a bargain!

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GREEN PAJAMAS - "THIS IS WHERE WE DISAPPEAR" (SUGARBUSH SB067) NEW 2LP set 250 copies only buy it here!

GREEN PAJAMAS - "THIS IS WHERE WE DISAPPEAR" (SUGARBUSH SB067), a brand new 2LP vinyl issue for the first time of this legendary green Pajamas album. Originally release on CD only on the legendary UK Woronzow label.  A 140 gram virgin vinyl deluxe 2LP set, sealed with discs outside main cover for extra protection of the sleeve. 250 copies only. "Time appears to have little relevance for The Green Pajamas. The Seattle-based band, which remains virtually unknown after 19 years of recording, is just as likely to draw inspiration from 18th century literature as Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd. Their recently released This Is Where We Disappear is a concept album that weaves references to ghosts, religion, lust, and love into compelling pop music.

Opening with the lush and psychedelic title track, The Green Pajamas establish an other-worldly ambience right from the start. Distorted guitars and layered vocals underscore lyrics like, “Now be still my goblin heart, It is time that we depart.” Singer-guitarist-keyboards player Jeff Kelly is the Pajamas’ chief songwriter, and he’s a master of poetic imagery. “The Moorland Ghost” refers to a specter whose “dress was blowing wild/A thousand ribbons in the wind,” while the acoustic ballad, “Softly, Elizabeth” echoes the eccentric charm of Barrett’s early work.“Matilda” rocks harder and features medieval style lyrics based on a 1796 horror story called The Monk.

On the lighter side, “The Waitress At The Old White Lion” calls to mind “Kim The Waitress,” which was recorded by The Green Pajamas in 1984 and later covered by Material Issue. “Sweet 16” is an exquisite pop song about a forbidden love, while “Wild Desire,” set to a primitive drum and bass arrangement, views lust as a disease. “The Wave (It’s Becoming Very Clear)” is a short, symphonic reprise of the title track, and provides a fitting coda for an album that deserves to be viewed as a classic." (Review, Illinoise Entertainer 2001) £27.99 only inc free postage anywhere!

Balduin - "Look At Me I'm you" buy it here on vinyl, 300 copies only. On SUGARBUSH RECORDS (SB066)

BALDUIN - "LOOK AT ME I'M YOU" (SUGARBUSH SB066), a brand new release on Sugarbush Records. Limited to only 300 copies on vinyl, this is the latest Psychedelic masterpiece from Sitzerland's Psych genius, Balduin. Beautiful English tinged Psychedelia that could have come out of the Sgt pepper sessions at Abbey Road or maybe Syd Barrett's own twisted take on 60s Pop?
Ayway, fans of SF SORROW, PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN, BEACH BOYS, DONOVAN and TOMORROW will lap this up. If you have missed the DUKES OF STRATOSPHEAR for 30+ years then look no further!

This album is a lovely continuation of that classic sound and the original songs and covers are well chosen and near-immaculate. So limited that it will, in time, become a Psych rarity on vinyl, so don't miss out! 300 copies on 140gm vinyl, only £21.99 including shipping anywhere. Listen here:
Balduin Music to Play!

Grip Weeds - "Giant On The Beach" out on vinyl for the first time ever - buy it here now. Free postage

GRIP WEEDS - "GIANT ON THE BEACH" (SUGARBUSH SB065), limited to ONLY 300 copies on vinyl this is the first ever vinyl issue of this classic 2004 album, previously only available on CD.

"This New Jersey band plays the kind of jangly, space-age rock perfected by bands like the Zombies, Love, and the Quicksilver Messenger Service. There are elements of the Byrds circa "Eight Miles High" or The Notorious Byrd Brothers, Revolver-era Beatles, and San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury bands. Start with the heavy reliance on lush harmonies, mix in acoustic and electric guitars (complete with backward playing and some Coltrane-esque twisting solos), an insistent rhythm track, and ethereal lyrics, and the listener could easily believe himself lost in a time warp." (popmatters.com review)

A fabulous album, to be sure, and pressed on 140gm audiophile virgin vinyl, disc housed in lined inner outside the main cover for extra protection. £21.99 only including postage, click here now to buy:

GREEN PAJAMAS - "PHANTOM LAKE: NORTHERN GOTHIC 3" buy it here on vinyl!

GREEN PAJAMAS - "PHANTOM LAKE: NORTHERN GOTHIC 3 (SOUND EFFECT RECORDS, Greece import) 
Phantom Lake: Northern Gothic 3 is, in many ways, a prototypical Green Pajamas album – full of gently acidic melodies, soulfully plainspoken singing and lyrics haunted by ghosts real and imagined. But, as with all “Northern Gothic” branded releases, there’s something special at work here The band is on fire here. “Lisa Lou” and “The Rosebergs” continue the PJs’ tradition of sharp pop songs, while “The Shepard Well” and “Red Bird” does the same for folk rock. “Ana (All the Way Down),” “Monica Talks to Angels” and “Amy’s Gonna Take You Down” feature some of the group’s toughest rock songs ever, with catchy tunes enhanced by steely guitar fills. The Green Pajamas rarely miss and this is a work of genius!

Sealed copies, very limited! Only £31.99 including shipping anywhere! 

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 now. 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. 
"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)
 
"Stockholm duo Sven Froberg and Fredrick Persson return with their first release since the standalone single Don't Throw Your Love Away, their third album a limited edition of just 300 vinyl copies (though you can doubtless download from Bandcamp), one of which should be in the collection of any discerning devotee of 60s West Coast psychedelia. Joined by Lars Fredrik Swahn on bass, piano and mellotron with Johan Svedmyr on drums, flautist Erik Lundin and Leo Sander and Sandra Marteleur on cello and violin, respectively, it opens with the short scurrying acoustic guitar-based instrumental Twin Larks before the chiming jangle sets in on the buoyant Laurence of Laurel Canyon. The title alone of The Post-Factual Jam rather speaks to its instrumental freak-out nature, but the strings-soothed Old Jawbone relatively calms things down with its orchestral pop clouds. Then it’s into the eight-minute opus of Bible Black Mare with its pensive bassline, moody haunted desert keyboard atmospherics and the early Neil Young-like vocal whine, the track gradually ebbing away into two minutes of ethereality and whistling....near-wordless, waves-washed track on their Lost At Sea debut, this time with lyrics, as violin and flute enrobed, crystalline pastoral psychfolk, softly dissipating into the ether in its final moments. From the outset, the duo declared that this was a project limited to four albums, and here they sing how there’s “nothing left to say”. Let’s hope not." Mike Davies / http://www.roots-and-branches.com

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 buy it here! Free postage. 300 copies only, with insert!

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 300 copies with bonus INSERT! only £22.99 in total.





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!

Listen here!

"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!) 

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