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We are SUGARBUSH RECORDS, a mail order company based in the UK. We buy and sell rare vinyl records: LPs, EPs and 45s. We specialize in rare Psych, Blues, Progressive, 60s Pop, & 70s / 80s Rock and much much more. I also collect vinyl, so do understand what you - the collector - expects. We aso sell on Discogs (Discogs Store) where you will find 5000 LPs, 12", EPs & 45s with full descriptions and images. Oh, and we ship FREE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD if you buy 5 records or more.  That is some good deal. Furthermore, if you have vinyl records for sale or are interested finding out more about us please get in touch. If you want to SELL SOME RECORDS and are in the South of England please telephone 01892 541 746

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SUGARBUSH RECORDS-a label that loves its music - on vinyl! At Sugarbush Records we press limited edition, high quality vinyl albums and singles. We love outsider music, be it cool Power-Pop, Psych or Indie. We bring you some of the best bands you may never have heard of but you ought to listen to.

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Enjoy our selection. This page covers part 2 of our catalogue, starting in December 2016. For Part 1 please click on the link just above.

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PUGWASH - "ALMOND TEA" (SUGARBUSH RECORDS SB021), long awaited repress of their legendary 1999 debut album on white vinyl, 200 copies only. £19.99 (no extra postage)

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The Ptolemaic Terrascope have this to say about this classic album: 
" Originally released in 1999, ‘Almond Tea’ by Pugwash (not the former drummer of the Man band...) is brimming with sweet melody, the tunes reminding me of  ELO mixed with Radiohead, whilst some of the melodies suggest that time when Oasis wrote good songs that crawled under your skin. Opening with ‘Missing The Point’ the listener is immediately drawn into Pugwash's world and you find yourself drumming along to the tune whilst second guessing the lyrics (or maybe that is just me), the song having plenty of energy and a powerful production that allows it to soar from the speakers. Absolutely beautiful, ‘Finer Things In Life’ sounds like a Radiohead ballad, the lyrics catching hold of your heart as the music drift around them with a gentle jangle. With a lovely shuffle ‘Shine On Norvell Jefferson’ could have come straight from the White Album, the McCartney version, whilst ‘Two Wrongs’ could be a lost Brit Pop anthem its swagger tempered by the lovely ‘Getting Me Down Again’, the perfect end to side one. Throughout the album it is the song that is important and you can easily make comparisons, however the whole collection is a lesson in the art of melody and dynamics, the flow of the album perfectly judged with the melancholy beauty of ‘Always Be’ paired with the acoustic strum of ‘Could It Be The Same’ side two slowly getting louder until ‘Obvious’ releases the energy that was building, more Lennon than McCartney and definitely Psychedelic with phased guitar and plenty of attitude. Finally, ‘ Nonsense’ leads us out sounding like (pointless comparison time) like Dodgy covering a lost UK Psych tune, a great tune however your ears hear it completing another great album from Sugarbush, something I seem to be repeating in this review." (Simon Lewis)



TRAPPIST AFTERLAND - "THE FIVE WOUNDS OF FRANCIS MINOR" (SUGARBUSH SB044), a brand new release on yellow vinyl, limited to only 200 copies with no repress. Recorded at home and featuring a very plaintive and stripped back sound yet resplendent with weird backwards guitars and vocals which disturb and intrigue at the same time. With shades of Comus, Roky Erickson and outsider Folk Private Pressings from days gone by this is a very interesting album and will be much sought after in due course. More fantastic music from this prolific artist. £19.99 includes postage anywhere in the world!

Trappist Afterland - The Five Wounds Of Francis Minor

TRAPPIST AFTERLAND - "GOD'S GOOD EARTH" (SUGARBUSH SB043), a brand new release on beautiful autumn green vinyl, limited to only 200 copies with no repress. Our friends at the ACTIVE LISTERNER bolg say this about this seminal LP: "This isn't easy listening, this is intense participatory bordering on hallucinatory songwriting, not a million miles from the seminal and highly stoned 'Moyshe McStiff' by COB, upon which much of the resurgent acid-folk scene would regard as a touchstone.
There is a restlessness and almost palpable fear and discomfort that permeates this whole record as the brief 'Sungirl' and the very psychedelic 'Parasites' would attest to. The latter in particular with its revolving searchlight of backwards-forwards hurdy gurdy and naggingly insistent rhythm opens a psychic door that leads to an exploration of uncomfortable mental spaces. What Jim Morrison memorably referred to as 'the feeling of not quite being at home'. Times several thousand. "No More Summer Caravans" is a paean to the past with a lovely drone driving the familial reminiscences (real or imagined) that provide another unsettling narrative." £19.99 includes postage anywhere in the world!

Trappist Afterland - God's Good Earth

THE GREEK THEATRE - "BROKEN CIRCLE" (SUGARBUSH SB033), audiophile black vinyl reissue. One of the great modern day Psych / Progressive albums is now repressed on a very limited black vinyl run. The first pressing on grey vinyl is now virtually sold out. Here is another chance to pick up this amazing album on a highly limited (200) black vinyl audiophile pressing.

-It’s 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. (It's Psychedelic Baby magazine)

- I am always hesitant to throw around terms like "instant classic", but this certainly fits the bill. The album kicks off with the wonderfully titled "Fat Apple (at About Noon)", which also happens to be the longest track on the LP, clocking in at over seven minutes and it really sets the stage for this beautiful record. For the initiated fan, within the first 30 seconds you will recognize that you are in familiar territory and in for a real treat. (Active Listener Blog)

Only £19.99 including postage anywhere!



Greek Theatre - Broken Circle, black vinyl

THE GREEN PAJAMAS - "SUPERNATURAL AFTERNOON" (SUGARBUSH SB041), a brand new album from Seattle's finest band, and certainly its most consistent - now releasing records for over 30 years. This is a singles (45s) sampler of sorts pulling together various single releases of the past twenty or so years. Starting with the sublime "January Girl" and stampeding through such classics as "Big Black Storm, "Raise Ravens" & " The Red Red Rose" this album sounds like a cohesive work in its own right and stands as an ALBUM as opposed to a random selection of 45s tracks. Jeff Kelly's work rate is astonishing and it is, frankly, criminal that a band with such sheer talent and genius is not feted around the world and playing to huge audiences. I am moved and amazed that Jeff keeps up such an incredbly high standard of work and one can only assume that, as an artist through and though he is somehow COMPELLED to do so. Lucky us, I say. 
In the meanwhile tiny labels such as us are doing our bit to spread the music and at least release it on a format that will outlive all of us, so that future generations will pick this album up in a junk shop (isn't that the best place for lost gems?) and discover it all for themselves all over again. There is not justice in this world but there is great music, and this IS great music. Buy it, only 300 copies (on purple wax, no less). £19.99 including postage anywhere.

THE GREEN PAJAMAS - "SUPERNATURAL AFTERNOON" (SUGARBUSH SB041)

TRAPPIST AFTERLAND - "AFTERLANDER" (SUGARBUSH SB042), limited to only 200 copies, housed in a gorgeous single sleeve cover and completely remastered from the 1st pressing of only 99 copies which is now a major collectors' item! Melbourne based psych folk artists Trappist Afterland have been quietly but consistently releasing some of the most outstanding and distinctive albums in underground circles over the last four years or so. Consisting effectively of the trio of Adam Cole, Phil Coyle and Nick Albanis along with various friends and musical accomplices their use of unusual instrumentation and unique sound (as well as their easy but persistent way with a melody that will get its hooks in and not let go) marks them out as one of the most important and visionary bands currently working in the psych scene. Their new opus 'Afterlander' not only builds on the successes and strengths of past albums but takes the Trappists into a whole new realm of their own, with a set of assured, powerful and majestic songs tinged with mystery, ritual and beauty. t once otherworldly and yet also immediate and persuasively melodic, Trappist Afterland ably suggest a dark mysticism and esoteric sound whilst also maintaining a tight, rhythmic and controlled mastery of their song craft, similar perhaps to contemporaries such as Stone Breath, Six Organs Of Admittance or James Blackshaw. 'Saint Peter And The Rainbow's eastern drone leads into tense and intricate, inventive string work (instruments present on this album include bell citern, hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery and lute), eerie backing vocals and strident tabla, propelling the song ever forwards. Fans of the afore mentioned bands, acid folk acts such as the Incredible String Band and COB and also of Michael Gira's work with Angels Of Light will find much to adore here.
(Courtesy of THE ACTIVE LISTENER blog) The sleeve also contains exclusive, specially comissioned for the SUGARBUSH RECORDS release, sleevenotes by DAVID TIBET.
Black vinyl only £19.99 including worldwide postage.

Trappist Afterland - Afterlander



THE GREEN RAY - "HALF SENTENCES" (SUGARBUSH SB040), a really special album - to us - sees the light of day. Bevis Frond (Nick Saloman) suggested we issue this lovely album. So we did, and we are pleased to offer the only vinyl issue of this great record. Limited to only a few hundred copies on green vinyl this is set to become a collectors' item. This lovely LP effortlessly incorporates West Coast trippyness recalling the best of Quicksilver, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead albeit the more rural and laid-back side of these bands. Guitars abound and songs stretch out to gentle meandering jams - a really nice album.

The Green Ray were formed in the mid 1990's by Ken Whaley & Richard Treece, both of whom had previously played with the much loved band 'Help Yourself' alongside Malcolm Morley & Dave Charles. After 'Help Yourself' split in 1973, Ken Whaley joined the legendary Welsh band 'Man', contributing to two LP's followed by an appearance on 'The Fish' album, by former 'Country Joe & The Fish' guitarist Barry Melton. Both Ken & Richard Treece had stints with 'The Tyla Gang' - with Richard going on to play with 'The Flying Aces', 'The Neutrons' & 'Donovan's Brain'.

The band released 'Sighs, Whales & Trees' on Shagrat Records in 1995 followed by 'The Green Ray' on Father Yod/Soft Cloud in 1996. During the late 90's many gigs followed including appearances with old friends 'Man'. Ken Whaley passed away in 2013 and this album is Richard Treece's last one with the band prior to his sad passing in 2015. Half Sentences blends Richard's last lyrical runs with the guitar playing of Ken's brother, Simon who switched from drums to share the guitar role on this album. The result is wonderful. The band are still gigging strong with Simon Whaley now permanently on guitar, keeping the Green Ray legacy ever evolving -  you can catch them in and around London and at various festivals..£18.99 including postage anywhere! (Album sleeve is by the renowned artist John Hurford).


The Green Ray
KONTIKI SUITE - "THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH" (SUGARBUSH SB039), this fabulous album sees a timely reissue on vinyl (only 300 copies) as we recently released their debut LP ON SUNSET LAKE. This album is equally as good and I am happy to let our friends at the ACTIVE LISTENER blog take up the story:
 "Kontiki Suite proudly flies its Byrds banner via some obvious stylistic hat-tips to 1968’s "The Notorious Byrd Brothers". This time out, the band boasts a batch of impressive new Rickenbacker-based janglers (mainly from the pen of guitarist Ben Singh) and a tougher sound from the rest of the band (Jonny Singh, lap steel guitar; Marcus Dodds, guitar; Mario Renucci, bass; Chris Brown and Craig Bright on drums and percussion respectively). The result is a cohesive, 50-minute flight high above exquisitely atmospheric psych/country-rock/chamber pop soundscapes.
The opening moments of guitar/rim shots in the rousing, Golden Smog-like opener “Bring Our Empire Down” recall David Crosby’s serene “Dolphin’s Smile,” after which some Neil Young-like crunch is thrown in as the song gathers steam. “My Own Little World” features the kind of textured ‘n’ trippy triple-guitar interplay (including lap steel and 12-string Rickenbacker) that characterizes the overall tone of the album – tone that is often upended by deliciously abrupt shifts in tempo: the lads in Kontiki Suite are more than happy to jolt you out of the hypnotized state in which they deftly placed you. Occasional, judiciously chosen blasts of harmonica tug on the same heartstrings as in Big Star’s “Life is White.”
“Free From Sound” and “Here for You Now” are tremendous pop songs, the kind of tracks that, back in the day, would’ve jumped out of an AM radio and grabbed you by the throat. The former features a keening pedal steel hook that’s hell-bent on becoming your next earworm. The latter blends a “Ticket To Ride” beat with power-poppy rhythm reminiscent of Gene Clark’s evergreen “I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better.”
Remastered and re-cut to offer an excellent sound spectrum!


Kontiki Suite Greatest Show On Earth

THE PRIMARY 5 - "NORTH POLE" (SUGARBUSH SB038), a new Sugarbush Records release. This time a classic British Pop gem by this fantastic band led by Paul Quinn (ex- Soup Dragons & Teenage Fanclub). When originally released on CD (and only on CD) this album sold a staggering 30,000 copies worldwide including masses of sales in the USA and Japan. To give you an idea of what to expect I can tell you that this is a top notch album which was years ahead of its time. Shades of Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, The Hollies, Gram Parsons, The Flamin' Groovies all melt together in a quite unique album that is simply stunning. Recorded on an 8-track in an Scottish Village Hall (really!) the production values are, nevertheless, sky high with beautiful arrangements, great playing and singing and - most of all - superb tunes. This is the great lost British Pop album of the 90s, there is no equal. £19.99 including postage worldwide.

Primary 5 - North Pole w/ free postage


THE CAROUSELS - "SAIL ME HOME ST. CLAIR" (SUGARBUSH SB037), finally released is this Scottish band's second long player. Their first album - you may recall - was highly praised and received excellent reviews and (a little know fact) is actually Sugarbush' best ever selling album in terms of numbers sold of both pressings over the years. In many ways this was a real surprise but then again a band of such heart and soul and invoking the spirit of Gene Clark, Gram Parsons and Sweethearts-era Byrds ought to sell a lot of records. Especially when the songs are so poignant and beautiful. The band have built a firm worldwide following with tours of the continent in their back (denim and patchwork) pockets. This second LP carries on where the first one left off with another excellent clutch of songs (see track list below). £19.99 (with no extra postage charged)

The Carousels - Sail Me Home St. Clair




KONTIKI SUITE - "ON SUNSET LAKE" (SUGARBUSH SB035), finally this fantastic album is out on vinyl. In some ways a companion album to our fantastic GREEK THEATRE Lps, as it delves into the same trippy waters as those, recalling along the way more than a hefty dose of THE BYRDS NOTORIOUS BYRD BROTHERS 1968 album. "On Sunset Lake is a pleasing concoction no mistake - equal parts cosmic Americana, west coast psychedelia, and pastoral Englishness, this is a style we've seen a lot of this year from English bands. Alfa 9 and the See See have already both delivered very fine albums in this idiom in recent memory, but Kontiki Suite have upped the ante considerably on both of them, through a combination of impeccable songwriting and arranging and particularly lush production - potentially the nicest sounding album I've heard this year, including major label releases.
Gems abound, but my favorites are "See You In The Morning" which mixes the twelve string jangle of early Byrds with their more easy-going psychedelic country rock shamblings of the late sixties even better than the Byrds themselves managed and "Hollywood" which sounds like Candidate produced by Jonathan Wilson.
And where a lot of otherwise excellent albums tend to taper off at the end, Kontiki Suite have saved the best for last with "Music Man" a lush piece of canyon rock with subtle mellotron touches, and "Magic Carpet Ride" which is aptly named, feeling just like one with it's hypnotic psychedelic coda." (Review by Nathan Ford)

£19.99 (no extra postage charged)



Kontiki Suite
 





GREEK THEATRE - "BROKEN CIRCLE" (SUGARBUSH SB033), the second and long awaited-album by Sweden premier West Coast Psych act. The first album "LOST OUT AT SEA" was a gem of an LP and took many people by surprise such is its quality. This brand new album is the sequel of sorts but goes much deeper into full-on Psychedelia yet retains -  and even improves on - their excellent songwriting. While a lot of modern Psych bands adhere to trance like Floydian Spacerock it is a rare thing to find an album of song based Psychedelia, which is what this album gives you. And then some. Limited to only 300 copies (and with no repress) £19.99 including postage anywhere. (The drop down menu on this paypal button also lets you buy their fantastic debut LP, at only £14.99!)



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THE BRERETONS - "KEEP YOU SAFE" (SUGARBUSH SB034), Kent's Brother & Sister led THE BRERETONS have been plying their trade locally for many years. With this, their debut album, their are set to break out internationally. A fantastic record of English Rural Gothic Psychedelic Roots Rock with shades of Cowboy Junkies, The Walkabouts & Yo La Tengo this incredible album is set to become a modern classic. Incredible musicianship, also featuring KULA SHAKER'S Paul Winter-Hart on drums, sublime arrangements, lush strings and - above all - top notch songwriting make this a very special record. Singer Charlotte Brereton (who is incredible live) really shines too on this LP. This limited edition comes in two colours: Blue (200 copies) & green (200 copies). £19.99 including postage anywhere.




Breretons - Keep You Safe LP (free postage)





VARIOUS ARTISTS - "A SPOONFUL OF SUGARBUSH" (SUGARBUSH SB27), the "lost" SB027 album is finally upon us. Over a year in the making this compilation of SUGARBUSH RECORDS released artists and good friends is an excellent introduction to the label. The added bonus is that all the tracks on here are otherwise unavailable on vinyl, at the time of release anyway! So there are unreleased vinyl tracks by: DOWLING POOLE, ORGONE BOX, CHRIS RICHARDS, ROBYN GIBSON & DUNCAN MAITLAND, HANGABOUTS, WALL OF ORCHIDS (Pop genius' Lane Steiberg's pre 8x8 project), GREEN PAJAMAS, TROLLEY, CADDY, ANDY REED as well as newcomers MALADAPTIVE SOLUTION! All fantastic tracks and housed in a sixties Pebbles sampler - type sleeve! Only £18.99 - 150 copies on green vinyl and 150 copies on red vinyl.

Various - A Spoonful Of Sugarbush

JUNIPERS - "PAINT THE GROUND" (SB600), the third pressing of this legendary album. This limited to 150 copies on brown vinyl. The second pressing on yellow is virtually sold out now (the first pressing sold out in an instant some years ago) so we expect this limited repress to go the same way. This is a legendary album now and that is only a few years after its first release. Every tracks is lovely and I suppose if I had to wrap up the sound in a few words it would be BYRDS- NOTORIOUS BYRD BROTHERS. However, it is so much more than that and most surely a classic on its own feet. A British Psych classic, to be sure. £19.99 including postage anywhere

Junipers Paint The Ground on brown wax! (150 copies)
THE WELLGREEN - "SUMMER RAIN" (SUGARBUSH SB036), well what can I say about this album? Not much in words that actually conveys how effortlessly brilliant this album is, that is for starters. This is an amalgam of the best sounds that artists such as Emitt Rhodes, Blue, Bread, Big Star (yes, again!) and Paul McCartney made in the early to mid 70s. Don't get me wrong, this is a contemporary Scottish band put who have their feet firmly planted in the early 70s sounds of melodic guitar pop. The opener "Summer Rain" hits you with harmonies over a solid beat backing of simple guitars, piano and bass/drums. The second track is even better, "Maybe It's The Pressure Of The City Life That's Tearing Us Apart" is a wonderful song that reminds me of everything I love about pop. From then on there is no letting up and this album is BRILLIANT from start to finish.


On green vinyl with postage


THE JUNIPERS "RED BOUQUET FAIR" (SUGARBUSH SB024), the amazing Junipers release their second album on Sugarbush Records. Limited to 250 copies on red vinyl and only 235 copies on black vinyl, this is one of the absolute highlights of 2016 for us. Their first incredible album for us "Paint The Ground" sold out its first pressing in about 1 month back in 2014 and the yellow vinyl 2nd pressing is also almost sold out.
In short, this is a highly collectable and much loved band and we have no reason to assume this very limited pressing will also sell out in a short time. Musically, it is brilliant, a fantastic slice of 60s-tinged English Psychedelic Pop. Although only just released it has "classic" written all over it and will in time be seen and heard as one of the finest British Guitar Psych/Pop albums of all time. On offer here is the ultra limited (200 copies) second pressing on BLUE vinyl!


On BLUE vinyl with postage


8x8 - Inflorescence (Sugarbush SB030), out now 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 transl. opal vinyl with postage

Trolley - "Caught In the Darkness" (Sugarbush SB032), out now is the 2nd album by the amazing Trolley. Possibly the finest combination of Psych-Pop, Garage, Powerpop and Moptop Jangling heard in the past 20 years and in fact since the halcyon days of Voxx and Bomp records. However, Trolley have produced and album that puts even the finest records on those labels into a different context. Housed in a wonderful sleeve designed by Adam Widener (who also made out previous Trolley sleeve as well as Dukes of Kent and Greek Theatre) and pressed on beautiful orange vinyl this is a must have album. £19.99 including worldwide postage, 250 copies offered.

On orange sorbet vinyl with postage
 


MARKUS HOLLER - "ACHIN' FOR SUMMER" (SUGARBUSH SB200), on CD only this 2002 release is a compilation of Silent Blue demos and other 8 track recordings from between 1991-1992. A few feature the musicians who would play on the Orgone Box album, ie RICK CORCORAN, TAM JOHNSTONE & TIM McTIGHE. The tracks are really from the roots of modern Powerpop as we know and love it now, but back in the late 80s and early 90s that music was a lot harder to track down, so SILENT BLUE / Markus Holler was one of a new wave of Powerpoppers trying to make a noise that was new yet rooted in the 1960s and 70s. Only a few copies left now, ony £6.99 including postage.  


With free postage!

THE HANGABOUTS - Illustrated Bird (SUGARBUSH SB031), the fabulous new album on vinyl by Detroit's HANGABOUTS is one of those albums that any label with a modicum of Pop sensibility will jump 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.

On orange vinyl with postage



THE GREEN PAJAMAS - "To The End Of The Sea" (SUGARBUSH SB029), well Jeff Kelly has done it again. There is obviously no reigning in this man's talent and at a stage in his musical life where the likes of Lennon, McCartney, Alex Chilton and other greats had basically started resting on their laurels and stopped making great records. Not our Jeff! With this record, the band's latest album, he has possibly made the finest and most balanced record of a long and glorious (as well as cult-like) career. It is the musical equivalent of a lengthy piece of finely stitched tapestry as the songs weave into one another and musical themes cascade from dark melancholia and longing to joyous peaks. On what must be a shoestring budget the band have made a record, no doubt helped by modern technology, that would have stood proudly besides Sgt. Pepper and, had it been released in that psychedelic summer, would be talked about in hushed tones of reverence by cognoscenti of all things fabulous. This record is great and while we are only a tiny label we do hope and wish that someday it will be spoken of in just such a way. Limited to only 350 copies it will be hard to reach the great wide world on vinyl only but one can only hope that the sounds created here find another, broader, audience now and forever. Be part of history now. £19.99 including worldwide postage! 

Blue vinyl with postage



PUGWASH - "ALMANAC" (SUGARBUSH SB028), Pugwash' incredible 2nd album is released for the first time on vinyl. 250 copies on orange vinyl and 250 copies on white vinyl, so take your pick! They both look great. The converted will of course know what a classic this album is. For those who have never heard Pugwash, a snippet from one of the hundreds of reviews the band has received: "Thomas Walsh doesn’t like the term “powerpop” and has said that he considers Beatles comparisons to be “lazy”, but it would be difficult to imagine that people who dig the powerpop genre or are aficionados of the Fab Four wouldn’t be the ideal audience for Pugwash. Indeed, when watching the band live, McGee’s bass work sounds like he’s channeling McCartney at his most melodic and inventive. However, the band’s whole output is much more diverse and all-encompassing for them to be simply typecast as another bunch inspired by The Beatles. On your journey throughout this compilation, there will be more influences worn on their sleeves than you will be able to keep track of and I would hope that the listener will come to the same conclusion that I have; Thomas Walsh simply writes music that he would enjoy listening to." Get it now, one pressing only. £19.99 (On white or orange vinyl)


Pugwash Almanac LP (free postage)


VARIOUS ARTISTS - "GATHERED LEAVES" (SUGARBUSH SB023), this is a really special album out on our own label. In case you wondered what had happened to SB023, here is the answer. I held this one back to coincide with the Autumn/Fall of this year. This ultra limited pressing (only 200 made) celebrates the music released and championed by the great 80s to 00s Psych fanzine THE PTOLEMAIC TERRASCOPE. Founded and run by NICK SALOMAN (aka Bevis Frond) and the legendary Phil McMullen this great mag dug up outsider music wherever it existed but also released limited edition CDs with the magazine. So here is a 2nd volume of collected works issued here for the 1st time on vinyl! The sound is beautiful considering the recordings are old and come from a variety of sources. It also represents a "lost" era in music: True 90s & 00s modern day Psychedelia. Not a retro post-Pebbles scene which thrived in parallel at the time but true deep British and American outsider Psych, a mine holding a treasure trove of music that really needs to be explored further. You can start here! On lovely coloured vinyl and only 200 copies. With Bevis Frond / Green Pajamas / Hood / Sharron Kraus / Damon & Naomi and others. (all prev. unreleased on vinyl). £19.99 inc p&p


Gathered Leaves LP (free postage)



NICK PIUNTI - "BEYOND THE STATIC" (SUGARBUSH SB025), limited to only 250 copies on blue vinyl this is Nick Piunti's 2nd album released now on vinyl for the very first time!
Challenged with following a highly acclaimed album, Nick Piunti didn't overthink the task. He just focused on writing the best songs of his life and trusting an incredible group of musicians to help execute his vision. Beyond The Static manages to be both a consummate power pop album and the distinct work of a seasoned recording artist. If you somehow combined the best qualities of Matthew Sweet, Tom Petty, and Paul Westerberg into one songwriter, Nick Piunti would be the guy. Beyond The Static is a superb effort from a music lifer at the very top of his game. If you're a power pop fan and have yet to discover all the amazing sounds currently coming out of Detroit, stop reading right now and start listening! £18.99 including postage anywhere! (by the way, if you scroll down this page you will find we do still have copies of his amazing "13 In My Head" album!


Nick Piunti Beyond The Static LP (free postage)


DOM MARIANI - "HOMESPUN BLUES & GREENS" (SUGARBUSH SB026), is finally out on vinyl. Limited to only 300 copies worlwide on DEEP BLUE VINYL. This amazing album, recorded over a 2 year period in the early 2000's, stands alone as the one true Dom Mariani solo album in a catalogue spanning many changes.
Having forged a career fronting Australian garage rock legends The Stems, as well as respected powerpop combos, The Someloves and DM3, who released 3 critically acclaimed albums throughout the '90s, Mariani used some well earned down time to put together a diverse collection of tracks capturing the influences and sounds which drove him to musical distraction on one long playing platter.
Much like the Someloves sole album "Something Or Other", which gained positive reviews worldwide for its melodic collection of well produced tunes, "Homespun Blues and Greens" follows a similar trajectory in that the songs were pieced together over a period of time utilising different musicians. Released with little fanfare or promotion at the time, it took a road trip in October 2003 from his home in Fremantle in Western Australia with friend and co-writerJeff Baker to Mitch Easter's (R.E.M., Let's Active, Velvet Crush) Fidelitorium Studio in Kernesville, North Carolina to see the album take its final shape.
Referred to as Dom’s lost album, ‘Homespun Blues and Greens’ is a fine collection of songs dealing with personal themes set to a soundtrack of pure power pop melody, sizzling guitars and pop dripping vocals.
It would also be Dom’s last real pop album as he went on to explore other musical genres. We have worked hard on getting this album out on vinyl for over a year now and are incredibly pleased and proud to be working with a legend such as Dom Mariani is! Only 300 copies on blue vinyl - £19.99 including worldwide postage



Dom Mariani LP / blue vinyl (free postage)



THE CAROUSELS - "LOVE CHANGES LIKE THE SEASONS" (SUGARBUSH SB012), this is the mega rare and limited repress on see through GREEN VINYL. We have only issued 125 copies of this LP as a 2nd pressing and with 20 copies going straight to the band only 100 or so are up for grabs. This is by far the most limited pressing we have ever done. The original pressing (400 on black vinyl and 100 on purple vinyl) ar enow completely sold out. If you have not heard this - our best ever selling album - then expect 60s sounding Byrds / Burritos type Folk Rock, albeit with a distinctive Scottish twang! £19.99 including postage anywhere.



CAROUSELS / Green vinyl LP (free postage)



GREEN PAJAMAS - "IF YOU KNEW WHAT I DREAMED" (SUGARBUSH SB022), limited to 300 copies only on translucent green vinyl.
An amazing album that is finally out on vinyl. This was previously released as a download only album with live-in-the-studio versions of songs from Kelly's solo albums as well as a few of the band's oldies and two new songs. The sound quality is incredible and this pressing sounds particularly dynamic. The stripped-down production, always incredibly powerful, emphasizes the power of Kelly's melodies, making this an album of understated beauty and an absolutely essential addition to our catalogue.


Green Pajamas - If You Knew etc LP (free postage)

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 included in the price by the way, anywhere in the world!


On red vinyl.


 

DOWLING POOLE - "ONE HYDE PARK" (SUGARBUSH SB018), limited to only 300 copies on vinyl, the amazing DOWLING POOLE are back with their new album - out on vinyl on our label! Another masterpiece of intelligent, well crafted Pop by these masters of hook, line & melody! One for fans of THE CARDIACS, XTC, WINGS, 10cc, SUPERTRAMP, JELLYFISH and any classic British Pop band you care to think of! From the opening single "Rebecca Receiving", a brilliant slice of English Pop, to the title track the production, melodies and lyrics are incredible. Check out their 1st album too (also out on our label), but in the meanwhile enjoy this amazing new album.


Dowling Poole - 1 Hyde Park


ORGONE BOX "THE LORNE PARK TAPES" (SUGARBUSH SB019), limited to 250 copies on melancholic black vinyl!
Rick Corcoran, one man Pop legend, returns to SUGARBUSH RCORDS with a fantastic album of vintage 4 track demos from the early 90's. With many previously unreleased and rare tracks classic this lo-fi LP nevertheless sounds like a lost gem from the late 60's. Guitars jangle and phase, vocals and harmonies flange in and out of range and the songs are some of the best the great man ever wrote. When I say "lo-fi" I am being disingenuous actually, the sound (considering the limitations of the 4-track cassette medium) is actually superb, if a little closer to the mid-range than most modern recordings. If you liked his CENTAUR album (now deleted and sold out) you will love this 11 tracks of amazing Pop confectionary valiantly produced on a vintage 4-track cassette recorder, lo-fi or not - this is Pop Heaven! This is very limited on vinyl and will not be repressed. Get it while you can!



ORGONE BOX LORNE PARK LP


DUNCAN MAITLAND "LULLABIES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY" (SUGARBUSH SB017), only 250 copies on coloured vinyl! £18.99 inc. postage. Ex Pugwash man Duncan Maitland sees his legendary album released on vinyl for the very first time. Featuring members of XTC, DIVINE COMEDY & PUGWASH this is a fantastic 60s tinged album of melody, harmony and brilliant playing. A review in "Powerpopaholic" sums it up thus:"Dublin native Duncan Maitland is joined by an all-star guest line-up on his smashing debut Lullabies for The 21st Century. Colin Moulding from XTC plays bass on the opening track, and also helping out are Fran King, Barry O'Brien, Keith Farrell and Tosh Flood (Pugwash). Recorded at his in-home studio, the album draws influences from many favorites. Starting with the richly melodic "Your Century" it has glowing background harmonies and driving bass line.  Followed by the flowing narrative of "Terry The Toad" it adds a great hook in the chorus, and "Crash Position" is a perfect example of modern Beach Boys pop, similar to Rick Gallego (Cloud Eleven).  These songs are not simple ear candy, but complex pop symphonies that don't rely on a straight formulaic approach. Every song on the album is a meticulous study in pop smarts from the Beatlesque touches of "Alien At Home" and "Horror Stories" to the wistful atmosphere of "Supermarket Dream."


Duncan Maitland LP



CADDY - "THE BETTER END" (SB015), limited to only 300 copies on sky blue vinyl!
Sometimes it is best to DIY, and that is precisely what Tomas Dahl has done on "The Better End". After many years in the music industry, partly as a drummer in bands like Turbonegro and The Yum Yums, he is now in the driver's seat with his own project Caddy.
The songs on the album have been made during the past eighteen months, and is written in such diverse places as the Norwegian Mountains, via the French Riviera, Fuerte Ventura and Perth in Australia. Here you're served a delicious mix of The Beach Boys, classic power pop and several of his personal favorites such as The Shadows, Kraftwerk, Teenage Fanclub and Don Henley.
Although there are still great emphasis on catchy pop songs, Dahl also gets to showcase himself as a lyricist on "The Better End". The result is a sophisticated summer album, with lush vocal harmonies, beautiful arrangements and dreamy melodies.
He has written all the songs and recorded the album all by himself, but is joined by Bendik Brænne on saxophone for the song "Wherever You Go", and Janne Hea on vocals on "Bring It Back".



Caddy





CHRIS RICHARDS & THE SUBTRACTION "A SMATTERING OF MYSTERY AND SOUND" (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! 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 Pinuti on guest guitar this album has "classic" written all over it.



Dr. Cosmo's Tape Lab


THE GREEK THEATRE "LOST OUT AT SEA" SB011,
A fabulous Californian West Coast themed album by this new band. Out for the first time on vinyl, this got rave reviews when first released on download about a year ago. Shades of DAVID CROSBY, BEAU BRUMMELS, THE BYRDS and the fantastic songs make this an essential addition to any self-respecting Psych collection. You would not dream that these are a couple of Swedish guys sitting by a lake in the middle of the countryside, but there you are. It has San Francisco all over it and you will love it.


Greek Theatre - Lost Out At Sea


THE DOWLING POOLE "BLEAK STRATEGIES" SB900, limited edition vinyl.
A modern English masterpiece of clever Psychedelic Pop by Willie Dowling (ex JACKDAW4, Honeycrack & Wildhearts) & Jon Poole (ex CARDIACS & WILDHEARTS), a brilliant piece of work that reminds me of the very best of THE KINKS, 10cc, WINGS, THE BEATLES (especially ABBEY ROAD) and even early Supertramp! A - dare I say it again - work of genius, simply a stunningly fantastic record. I was really thrilled to be asked to release this on vinyl on SUGARBUSH RECORDS by the lads. Do not miss this one as it is an essential addition to our catalogue.



Dowling poole - Bleak Strategies


COSMIC ROUGH RIDERS - "PANORAMA" SB800, VINYL LP limited to 400 copies. Budget promo issue, black vinyl with cover as insert.
This wonderful album finally sees its first vinyl release. 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. The copy you are buying has a colour photocopy promo front cover insert, not the stock copy "proper" LP sleeve. On black vinyl.



Cosmic Rough Riders


Dukes Of Kent-"Welcome To the Oast House" SB300, limited to 500 copies. 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.


Dukes Of Kent



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.


Nick Piunti 13 In My Head LP (free postage)
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