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!

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)

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

pre-order 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

SUNSET CANYONEERS "SELF TITLED" (YOU ARE THE COSMOS) vinyl album, free postage!

SUNSET CANYONEERS "SELF TITLED" (YOU ARE THE COSMOS), The Sunset Canyoneers are a North California quartet fronted by guitarist Jeremy Powers and double bass player William Duke, they’re steeped in the cosmic country sounds of Gram Parsons laced with such kindred influences as the Flying Burrito Brothers,  New Riders of the Purple Sage and vintage Grateful Dead.They set out their stall from the start with the shimmering pedal steel of Tom Heyman and the clopping percussion of High in the Sky, a breezy song about, well, getting high in California, switching from drugs to booze on the close harmonies of the Byrdsian Sweethearts of the Rodeo bounce of Alcohol in a Gamblin’ Town.These pretty much set the pattern for what follows with the consistently catchy melodies and hooks, 12-string flourishes, chugging riffs and poppy choruses, floating across the psychedelic strings-laced crystal clouds of Junk#1, hanging around in bars with ghosts on Spirits,  conjuring some 60s California dreaming in Los Angeles and taking a  5D trip with  McGuinn on Bluejay. Only £19.99 with free postage!

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" out soon 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 - shipping in July, pre-order now. £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 (includes early bird discount), click here now to buy:

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