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PUGWASH - "ELEVEN MODERN ANTIQUITIES" (SUGARBUSH SB084) buy it here on vinyl!

PUGWASH - "ELEVEN MODERN ANTIQUITIES" (SUGARBUSH SB084), finally released on vinyl. The only PUGWASH album not yet to be released on wax IS OUT NOW! This is available in two colours, 250 copies each. (Black vinyl and splatter vinyl)

"‘Eleven Modern Antiquities’ is a perfect power pop album, with a dazzling array of guest musicians, including Andy Partridge & Dave Gregory of XTC (Andy co-writes two tracks with leader Thomas Walsh), Neil Hannon of The Divine comedy, Michael Penn, Jason Falkner, The Section Quartet and Nelson Bragg of The Brian Wilson Band. The result is an amazingly awesome pop sound and best described by reviewer Alan Haber, “Walsh is a pop pundit who fuels his ideas with his deep-seated love of the pop form, whose admiration of the classic pop sound brought forth by bands like the Move and the Electric Light Orchestra and XTC knows no bounds.." (Powerpopaholic review)

Please note two different prices for Worldwide (USA, Japan, EU) and UK-only shipping. You can choose from two colours (black vinyl + splatter vinyl), 250 were pressed of each. All 4 options are below (both colours with both postage rates) please make sure you choose the correct options if you are in or outside the UK. Very limited on vinyl. Please choose from the options below where you are, please note for outside Uk shippings we state a value of £6 per Lp and "commercial sample". Please make sure you choose the correct option below, if you are inside or outside the Uk for shipping. IN STOCK NOW.

Pugwash - Eleven Modern Ant.

2LP GREEN PAJAMAS "BOX OF SECRETS - NORTHERN GOTHIC 2" out now on vinyl, 2LP deluxe set - buy it here now!

2LP GREEN PAJAMAS - "BOX OF SECRETS: NORTHERN GOTHIC 2" (SOUND EFFECT SER071), a brand new release on 2LP from our friends and sister label SOUND EFFECT RECORDS. Very limited import into the Uk now available for worldwide shipping!! Sealed deluxe 2LP set. 

"Though billed as “season two” of Northern Gothic, Box of Secrets is somewhat lighter. The subject matter is serious — see “Addiction,” “Eyes of a Stranger” and “The Coroner’s Hotel” for Kelly and Lichter’s continued update of the gothic literary tradition — but the production is opened up with horns and forceful rock rhythms, allowing stray sunlight through the clouds to illuminate the forest floor. With the melodies front and center, the grim but appealing “When You’re Good to Me,” “Katie’s Gone” and “I Just Want to Be Your Friend” gracefully balance the band’s catchy pop and brooding storyteller sides. That said, a new version of “Blue Eyes to Haunt Me” strips the song down to bare bones, the sound of pure agony (a neat trick for an already dark track), and “Into the Woods” ends the album on a classically atmospheric folk rock note. Less foreboding than melancholy, Box of Secrets mines gothic mystery for pop glory." (Trouser Press review)

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BHOPAL'S FLOWERS - "ALSTROEMERIA: A Journey On Earth & Beyond" // Sugarbush Label - on 2LP deluxe vinyl, buy it here now.

BHOPAL'S FLOWERS - "ALSTROEMERIA: A Journey On Earth & Beyond" (SUGARBUSH SB079), this amazing 2Lp set is out soon on vinyl on Sugarbush. Limited to only 200 copies. Presed on deluxe 140 gram vinyl this is available from Sugarbush.

From Canada, BHOPAL'S FLOWERS fuse deep 60s Psychedelia with Indian sounds of Sitar. Influenced by Psych heavyweights such as MUSIC EMPORIUM, REIGN GHOST, THE DAVID, COMMON PEOPLE this is one of the finest modern Psychedelic albums I have heard. 

"...this 2LP set recalls 1960s psychedelia but not overtly so, and the trippy hippy elements don’t bury the melodies. The sitars have a hypnotic quality and the band’s style shifts enough to keep you engaged, like “Tomorrow’s Heroes” adds plenty of hooks to all that jangling guitar. This is a long player with 16 tracks, and while the sunshine is one half, the darker themes come out on the second half. Plenty of standouts here too, with “What About You” and the slinky “A Night At The Devachan.” High-quality arrangements are everywhere, and it ends with a cover of Cream’s “I Feel Free.” A MAJOR trip and Highly Recommended." (Powerpopaholic review)

Pre order now! In stock June 5th 2021. Please note difference in costs for Uk delivery and overseas shipping (EU, US, Japan and elswhere), 2 options to choose from - also we declare a value of £8.00 per Lp for overseas shipping.


BHOPAL'S FLOWERS

THE HANGABOUTS - Illustrated Bird (SUGARBUSH SB031) buy it here on vinyl.

THE HANGABOUTS - Illustrated Bird (SUGARBUSH SB031), the fabulous classic album on vinyl by Detroit's HANGABOUTS is one of those albums that any label with a modicum of Pop sensibility would have jumped at the chance to release. 

From the same gaggle of bands on the Detroit scene that we have released previously (Nick Piunti, Chris Richards and the Subtractions) this album presents the gentle Psych-Pop side of Detroit, a city normally more associated with gritty urban toughness. No, these lads have crafted a lovely Pop record that, dare I say it, would not have sounded out of place in Big Star's cannon and even reminds me of McCartney's gentler side. Hey, even Emmitt Rhodes would surely dig this record. It is a master stroke of lush arrangements, jangling 12 and 6 string guitars, layered harmonies and, best of all, some really fantastic songs. No fillers on here, and one of the best pure pop albums I have heard in years. 

This is limited on vinyl to ONLY 300 copies, on see through orange vinyl. £19.99 including worldwide postage! (A total bargain!)


On orange vinyl with postage

SANDRO BRUGNOLINI "SUPERGROUND" Italian Library - Psych /Funk buy it here

SANDRO BRUGNOLINI - "SUPERGROUND" (FOUR FLIES, ITALY IMPORT), INCREDIBLE Italian Libary album. Composed and recorded in two sessions between July 1969 and November 1970, the album echoes the shocking 1969's Charles Manson massacre, with tracks dedicated to the villa at Cielo Drive, in Hollywood, where Sharon Tate e Roman Polanski lived for six months. Some music was also used for an animated short movie signed by Pino Zac, “Radice Quadrata di 3”, a little art-film gem about the consumer society.
The recordings have all in common the terrific line up, featuring MARC 4 members Antonello Vannucchi (organ), Maurizio Majorana (bass), Roberto Podio (drums), along with Angelo Baroncini (guitar) replacing Carlo Pes. An incredible groovy combo that plays a strange psychedelic rock and r’n’b with funky and prog flavor. One for soundtrack, library and Psych heads too.
Another lost masterpiece from Italian golden age soundtracks finally rescued and brought back in life to see the light of the wax for its very first time. 

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SANDRO BRUGNOLINI "SUPERGROUND"

BRUNO NICOLAI - GEMINUS ITALY SOUNDTRACK LEGEND - BUY IT HERE ON VINYL!


BRUNO NICOLAI - "GEMINUS" (FOUR FLIES RECORDS 44, ITALY IMPORT LP), another gem of an LP by our Italian partners FOUR FLIES RECORDS. 

The first vinyl reissue of Bruno Nicolai’s outstanding original score for GEMINUS, a 1969 Italian TV mini-series directed by Luciano Emmer and starring Walter Chiari, Alida Chelli, and Ira von Fürstenberg.
Originally released under Italian label Gemelli, Nicolai’s soundtrack has been remastered from the original master tapes and comes in a glossy, tip-on style jacket featuring the restored original cover artwork, as well as extended liner notes by film critics Francesco Cesari and Roberto Curti.
Bruno Nicolai composed and directed an eclectic score that brings together different music genres and influences, from 60s beat, psych, and prog rock to baroque and experimental music. He did not hesitate to mix classical forms and structures with new instruments
and remarkable, eccentric arrangements.

In ‘Giano’ (Janus), the interplay between a distorted electric guitar and a hypnotic harpsichord creates a strange, somewhat troubling ambience.

The delicate, celestial voice of Edda Dell'Orso leaves its unique emotional imprint on the most lyrical piece in the soundtrack, ‘Tema Barocco’ (Baroque Theme).
The main theme ‘Il cielo cade’ (The Sky Is Falling) features a luxurious arrangement and stunning orchestration enhanced by enchanting vocal harmonies sung by ‘I Cantori Moderni di Alessandroni’.


In other pieces, such as ‘Larve’ (Larvas), ‘Il sognatore’ (The Dreamer), ‘Eclisse di luna’ (Moon Eclipse), ‘Visioni’ (Visions), ‘Catacombe’ (Catacombs), and ‘Notti romane’ (Roman Nights), expressive and experimental solo passages played by instruments such as the vibraphone, sitar, harmonica, or percussions, contribute to the sombre, mysterious atmosphere of the score as a whole.
Limited edition, 500 copies worldwide. 

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NICOLAI - GEMINUS LP

Piero Umiliani - "L’Uomo Elettronico" just released 2Lp of Italian ELECTRONIC MUSIC from 1972 to 1983! BUY IT HERE NOW

Piero Umiliani - "L’Uomo Elettronico" (FOUR FLIES RECORDS - FLIES 50, ITALY IMPORT LP), out this week is this amazing and ultra limited deluxe 2LP set of ELECTRONIC MUSIC by a genius of the genre. We have partenred up with FOUR FLIES RECORDS to be able to sell this album from our Uk base. 

Twenty years ago, what is probably still the best collection of music  by Piero Umiliani, “Musicaelettronica”, was released on Easy Tempo (in our opinion, the finest Italian soundtrack label ever).  The album, curated by Rocco Pandiani, focussed on the astonishing creative mastery with which Umiliani played around in his Sound Work Shop studio, where he had all kinds of analogue machines to
experiment with.

Not only did albums like “Musicaelettronica” inspire the very existence of Four Flies Records, but our new Umiliani release, L’Uomo Elettronico, follows on precisely from where “Musicaelettronica”  left off. While Pandiani’s selection provided an insight into the playful, lighter side of Umiliani’s electronic music, our release explores its introspective, esoteric side.

There is a dreamy, ambient quality at work here: the Maestro builds hypnotic, minimalist sonic landscapes through layers of sharp synths, including Moog, Arp, and VCS3. This music could fit equally well in a sci-fi documentary, a post-apocalyptic film, a television report on climate change, or a journey through outer space.

L’Uomo Elettronico features 3 previously unreleased tracks, as well as rarities and hidden gems, all composed between 1972 and 1983 and remastered from the original analogue tapes.

 

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TL'UOMO ELETTRONICO 2LP

PYRAMID - "MIND MAZE" (MADE OF STONE 001, PRIVATE PRESSING IMPORT ) buy it here on vinyl!

PYRAMID - "MIND MAZE" (MADE OF STONE 001, PRIVATE PRESSING IMPORT LP), Mind Maze is the debut album by Intrumental Heavy Stoner Psych threepeace PYRAMID from Germany.
This band has the raw simplicity of early Sabbath and the ethereal complexity of King Crimson or Yes at the same time, always coming across as fresh and original. If you have a taste for rock that reaches all the way back to the roots of hard/progressive/psychedelic rock, but are always open to checking out new bands that can put a fresh, dynamic spin on an "ancient" "cosmic" vibe, then you will love this album. 

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Pyramid - Mind Maze

SOFT HEARTED SCIENTISTS "TAKE TIME TO WONDER IN A WHIRLING WORLD" buy it here on vinyl

SOFT HEARTED SCIENTISTS - "TAKE TIME TO WONDER IN A WHIRLING WORLD" (YOU ARE THE COSMOS 40, SPAIN IMOPRT LP), wonderful album by these Welsh Psychedelic wizzards. From the stalwards of the British Psych scene comes a fantastic record. The enticingly-named 'The A470 Song' begins the journey with Spacemen 3-like droning and a vocal that is part narration, part-singing. Its slightly dark theme proves to be the exception to the rule. 'I Wanted You' is a jolly little number, 'Light Years To Nothing' is a hopeful song with a fine key change for the chorus and the harmonies on 'Meet Me At The Milky Way' suggest The Fifth Dimension have reformed. Other highlights include the epic 'Siberia' and 'I'll Be Happy, I'll Be Sleeping' with its key lyric of "We'll be dead by the second half of the century" making no attempt to deny they may be stuck in a time warp. Thankfully, unnecessarily extended codas to songs are kept to a minimum too. At a time when most bands stick to one mood on a record, 'Take Time To Wonder...' is a multi-coloured pop opus where the unashamedy nostalgic influence is a strength rather than a weakness. Sealed copy up for grabs now! 

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Soft Hearted Scientists - Take Time To Wonder..

VELVET CRUSH - "FREE EXPRESSION" buy it here on vinyl!

VELVET CRUSH - "FREE EXPRESSION" (YOU ARE THE COSMOS, SPAIN import LP), back in stock a few copies of this amazing MATTHEW SWEET produced 1999 album, reissued a few years ago by our friend in Spain. Among power-pop’s truest believers, Ric Menck is a visionary and a scholar, a brilliant pilgrim on a lifetime quest to understand and master that inscrutable fusion of allure, insight and energy that yields the most sublime melodic devotionals to the grand wizards of the two-minute single: Brian Wilson, Alex Chilton, Roger McGuinn, Ray Davies, Pete Townshend, Phil Spector, etc. That he has sought to do so from behind a small drum kit rather than with a guitar or piano only heightens the intensity of the Illinois native’s efforts, sharpens the clarity of his perspective. Where other auteurs have found easy creative satisfaction in the imitation of some obvious aspect of their icons’ formulae, Menck — who can both sing and play guitar but rarely does either in public — demonstrates a keener, deeper obsession with the zen of pop. Great album. (Note slight differences in prices for two regions, feel free to add other Lps to the cart)

Velvet Crush LP

THE PARSON RED HEADS - "LIFETIME OF COMEDY" new album - buy the vinyl here

THE PARSON RED HEADS - "LIFETIME OF COMEDY" (YOU ARE THE COSOS, SPAIN import LP), an eagerly awaited return of the finest exponents of West Coast Pedal Steel and Harmony -lades Rock. Finely crafted and with beautiful melodies this album will appeal to fans of Alt. Country as well as older heads into Poco, Burrito Brothers and early Eagles. 

For its fifth album, Portland’s The Parson Red Heads dealt with a slight lineup change, as founding guitarist Sam Fowles left after the band’s last album, 2017’s Blurred Harmony. However, stepping right into Fowles’ shoes was touring guitarist Jake Smith, and the results are a glimmering, revelatory record that not only capitalizes on the band’s strengths but also moves it forward. 

Lifetime of Comedy is an album filled with sublime, Americana-tinged songs that rely on strong melodies, the obsession-worthy vocals of frontman Evan Way, and an introspective lyrical self-examination that lends the songs a poignant heft. Guitars harmonize, pedal steels sing, vocal melodies soar, and Way exposes his soul throughout. Fowles even returns to sing harmony on a few tracks. Lifetime of Comedy is an album that embeds itself. It sticks with you. Thankfully, The Parson Red Heads have managed to carry on. Ltd. vinyl with bonus CD and large POSTER. On DARK GREEN VINYL. Please note slight price difference between UK and outside Uk delivery below. (No extra to pay the price you see is the total and you can add others to your cart)
Parsons Red Heads - Lifetime... LP

DROPKICK "THE BEST OF DROPKICK" (SUGARBUSH SB077) deluxe 2LP set limited to 300 with booklet of rare pictures. Buy it here on vinyl.

DROPKICK - "THE BEST OF DROPKICK" (SUGARBUSH SB077), fabulous deluxe 2LP set of 30 tracks. Comes with colour booklet. 140gm vinyl 2LP set. Limited to only 300 copies. Scotland's DROPKICK have now been aorund making fantastic Pop albums since 2000. Prices (one for Uk and one for Rest Of The Globe includes postage, no extra postage to pay!)

Dropkick was formed by brothers Andrew and Alastair Taylor and school friend Ian Grier in Arbroath on the east coast of Scotland. Starting off as a punk-pop band, the band discovered the music of The Jayhawks, The Byrds, Tom Petty and Wilco and their sound gradually matured into more of an alt-country style but without losing the upbeat, catchy melodies of their songs.

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Dropkick - The Best Of...2LP


Since their self-titled and self-released debut album in 2001, Dropkick have released a further thirteen albums and three EPs, working with the support of labels in Spain and Sweden. During this time the band has had worldwide airplay including countless internet stations and podcasts alongside national coverage on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Wales in the UK, Radio Gothenburg in Sweden and in Spain on Radio Euskadi, Radio 3 and Onda Madrid. The band has performed regularly in the UK, including festival dates and headline tours. The band has also ventured overseas too, playing countless shows in Spain over the years and visited Germany for the first time in 2016.

Dropkick’s line-up has changed many times over the years but in 2017 the band welcomed renowned Edinburgh based, singer-songwriter, Al Shields for the recording of ‘Longwave’.

 


ORGONE BOX - "CONFECTIONARY" (SUGARBUSH SB069) buy it here on vinyl, 200 copies only!

ORGONE BOX - "CONFECTIONARY" (SUGARBUSH SB069), back in stock after last year's black vinyl micro pressing sold out in two weeks or so this issue is on gorgeous transluscent GREEN VINYL! So much has been written about this classic album which was originally released in Japan in 1996. Sheffield native Rick Corcoran, after playing in Sugarbush Records' band THE SILENT BLUE from 1990 to 1991 took off on his own and formed ORANGE who hat a hit in 1994 with the classic Britpop jangler "JUDY OVER THE RAINBOW". 

Sessions at Rockfield with Gus Dudgeon for an album on Chrysalis then collapsed in a haze of hash smoke and overspending. Rick then got a deal in Japan and was given an advance to record this album. It was issued in Japan (only) in 1996 and then - via a strange route (involving former bandmate Tam Johnstone, son of Elton John's Davey Johstone who played in both Silent Blue and also on the Orgone Box album) - was released by my old mate Bill Forsyth via his Minus Zero record shop. It then hit the Psych / Pop world with a crash and over 4000 copies sold, making this the album of the year (or decade) on numerous lists in 2001. To say this has become a cult album is an understatement. This record DEFINES cult album! Shades of Beatles, Guided By Voices, The Kinks and Cheap Trick (after a heavy dose of LSD!) this incredible record even guided and defined COTTON MATHER'S KONTIKI which was released shortly after. This edition is of only 200 copies which will, I promise, become sought after collector's items in a few years time.

On 140gm GREEN VINYL and sealed. Buy it now. (Note slightly different postage rates for Uk and outside UK!)

Orgone Box

DELETED WAVEFORM GATHERINGS - "COMPLICATED VIEW" (SUGARBUSH SB078) buy it here on vinyl, 145 copies only. OUT NOW!

DELETED WAVEFORM GATHERINGS - "COMPLICATED VIEW" (SUGARBUSH SB078), a long overdue vinyl pressing (145 copies only!) of this amazing 2006 album, prior only available on CD! Norwegian Pop Maverick Oyvind Holm's band laid down this - their very first album - with a hell of a lot of gusto and passion. Spanning 70s Glam Rock, Psychedelia and Intelligent Art-Pop this is one of the most interesting releases we have had the pleasure of offering you. Not a million miles in sound and attitude to ORGONE BOX' seminal 2001 album "Confectionery" (reissued on Sgarbush as "Confectionary" in 2020). COTTON MATHER'S debut album is also an ever present ghost over proceedings here. This is not in any way to mean that this album is derivative at all -  it is clever, cool and very melodic tough Pop with great vocals (move over again, Mr. Lennon!). Plenty of suprises abound, a breathy flute here a Fender Rhodes there but always the ringing guitars take the lead. A lovely, cohesive record which - finally - sees the light of day on vinyl, which is how it should always have been but I guess the late 90s and early 00's were not as enlightened as we are now, or something! In terms of pressing quantity we - once again - went for exclusivity, or in other words - we didn't press many! 199 copies only exist with a chunk going to Oyvind's own archives so you can battle for the few copies that remain on offer to the public (less than 150?). Pressed, as ever, on lovely 140gm vinyl and sealed disc outside cover for posting safety. Only £26.99 (UK) £29.99 (Elsewhere) inc. postage! (A bargain). Please choose the correct postage here:

 

Deleted Waveform Gatherings

THE INSEKTLIFE CYCLE - "SPECTACLE OF DREAMS" on swamp green vinyl - 200 copies only - buy it here


THE INSEKTLIFE CYCLE - "SPECTACLE OF DREAMS" (SUGARBUSH SB080), just a quick note to tell you that we have signed up this great band for their first vinyl proper long playing LP, a reissue of the previously CD-only album SECTACLE OF DREAMS in a new sleeve design. Coming from the other side of the world, This is a Psychedelic Rock group from the Philippines. Made up of members from different metal bands, and it is interesting to see these musicians playing something totally different, and being incredible at it. The album is an instrumental record that’s equal parts Psychedelic, Progressive, and Hard Rock, and the interesting and inspired use of colourful guitar effects  gives the album a trippy space vibe that also reminds me of German bands such as Guru Guru. This band have really gotten Psych and Prog collectors excited with the innovative and unique blens of Progressive & Psychedelic Guitar-led Instrumental Music. Shades also of Zappa, Vand Der Graaf, Davie Allen & The Arrows, Dick Dale and Black Sabbath and about a hundred more make up the influences on their truly unique sound. This record will be limited to ONLY 200 copies and is expected to sell out soon!

THE INSEKTLIFE CYCLE

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), 

 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)

Pressed on virgin 140gm vinyl, sealed with disc and sleeve seperatedly to avoid cover damage!

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!

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

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

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!


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