Jessee says “ … secretly I wanted to have the courage to be a solo troubadour." With his new record, The Jane, Room 217 – Darren Jessee's first as a solo artist – he's finally seen that through. Dreamy and intimate, The Jane, Room 217 evokes late night drives, low lights, and longing, as on the album's opener, "Anything You Need," where so much space is left around the notes that by the time strings swell up under the melody after the chorus, it's an almost overwhelming rush, like a quiet revelation. The Jane, Room 217 is out August 24th - available for pre-order now!
Shore Leave from Yung Wu
The Feelies percussionist, Dave Weckerman, takes center stage as the primary singer/songwriter for Yung Wu, a 1987 Feelies side project that includes all of the Good Earth era members plus John Baumgartner, keyboardist for The Trypes and Speed the Plough. Produced by Glenn Mercer and Bill Million and originally released on Coyote Records, it was largely overlooked at the time but is considered among Feelies enthusiasts to be an important part of their discography. Out now on digital, CD & LP!
The Langley Schools Music Project Double LP
The Langley Schools Music Project is a 60 voice chorus of rural school children from western Canada singing the songs of The Beach Boys, Paul McCartney, David Bowie and many more. Captured in the school gymnasium, the recordings were never meant for commercial release but were pressed on LP for the students, family and friends. Deluxe double LP & CD is available now through the Bar None store.
Two New Albums From The Alex Chilton Archives
Songs From Robin Hood Lane sees Alex visiting the great American songbook with an album of jazz standards including rare and never before released tracks. From Memphis To New Orleans is a collection of the best of his solo material recorded at the height of his stardom in the mid-80s.
Both albums will be out February 8, 2019, but you can pre-order them now.
New Music from The Feelies
Impose Magazine recently called The Feelies “… one of the most influential bands in the history of alternative and underground music” and Rolling Stone cites them as “a template of formal perfection.” They have influenced bands like REM, Yo La Tengo, Real Estate and WEEZER, Now during their 40th anniversary comes In Between their first album of all new material in over 6 years. While working the post-VU moves they are famous for this album brings some interesting new sonics into the mix. The album is both quieter and decibolically furious than anything they’ve ever done. Record out now!
New Music from R. Stevie Moore
The Godfather of Home Recording leaves home and finds himself in a bona fide studio. There’s some brand new songs and some reimagined chestnuts. Special guest appearances from Ariel Pink, Jason Falkner, Irwin Chusid and Lane Sternberg.
Coming out February 22, 2019. LP/CD Now Available for Preorder.