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 on CD, LP & digital Record Store Day 2018 (April 20) - available for preorder now!
Ben Vaughn's Instrumental Stylings on LP
For the first time ever, Instrumental Stylings is being release on vinyl. Ben Vaughn spent the 1980’s touring the country and making records with the Ben Vaughn Combo and as a solo artist, before recording Instrumental Stylings and using the album as his calling card to get film work in Los Angeles. It didn’t take long before he was the music supervisor for the hit TV show “Third Rock From The Sun” (for which he penned the award winning theme song). He went on to work on the even more successful “That 70s Show”. Instrumental Stylings out now!
Everybody's Insecure from Elk City
At the heart of Elk City’s new album, Everybody's Insecure, is Renee LoBue’s unique vision and sterling voice that adds a bit of magic to the stuff of everyday life. Her sense for airy but immediate melodies propels the band over drummer/producer Ray Ketchem’s studio wizardry. Meanwhile the musical conversation is fleshed out by guitarist Sean Eden (of Luna fame), keyboardist Carl Baggaley, and bassist Martin Olson. A new guitarist, Chris Robertson has recently been added to the line up. Elk City is out now - order CD & LP in the Bar None store.
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.
The Spinto Band Deluxe Double LP
Deluxe double LP of the classic 2005 debut Nice and Nicely Done that Spin Magazine called "Giggly, exuberant, intensely melodic indie pop" with "addictive harmonies." Includes Spinto Band staples "Oh Mandy", “Brown Boxes", “Japan is an Island" and a full bonus disc of 12 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED B-SIDES recorded during the original sessions. An elpees worth of tunes! Out 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!