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 available for pre-order now - out Feb 24th!
Make It Be from R. Stevie Moore & Jason Falkner
R. Stevie Moore and Jason Falkner are both brilliant solo artists but, as Make It Be loudly announces, their voices, performances, and arrangements make for a match made in heaven just waiting to be realized here on earth. The New York Times dubs R Stevie Moore a "lo-fi legend", he has over 400 releases to his credit since he started making music in 1968. Jason Falkner is a power pop pioneer who started his career in the 80's with The Three O'clock and is a founding member of Jellyfish. He has released numerous solo records and has worked with such greats as Beck, Air, Aimee Mann and Paul McCartney. Make It Be will be out March 10th - available for pre-order now!
Happyness "Write In" Out April 7
Happyness' debut, Weird Little Birthday, was filled with their spirited take on US college rock. It landed on numerous year end best of lists and even won them the coveted NME award for Best Lyric of the Year for the song “Montreal Rock Band Somewhere.” Staying rooted in their slacker approach that has endeared them to fans around the world, Happyness' sophomore effort Write In, seems to be a little more piano driven drawing inspiration from unlikely muses including Randy Newman, Roxy Music and Brute Force. Record available for pre-order now - out April 7th!
Eros and the Eschaton "Helicopter" Video
Eros and the Eschaton has premiered a video for the track “Helicopter” video on IMPOSE Magazine. “Helicopter” is featured on the Colorado quintet’s sophomore album Weight Of Matter, which arrived in August on Bar/None Records. "This video is simply a magical work of art, utilizing both the abstract and the literal, as well as additional concepts that aren’t often observed in the video landscape" (IMPOSE). Click here for a look into the video.
The Front Bottoms Catalog
The first two records from The Front Bottoms & the Rose EP are available in the Bar None Records store! Get your copy on CD or vinyl! Click here for purchase.
Introducing: The Moms
This is a great punk rock band your Dad could love. The Moms are a hard charging three piece from Morris Plains NJ. Not only are they masters of the mosh pit they also deliver memorable hook-filled songs, often below the two minute mark. The Moms are a passionate bunch of guys that have made a name for them selves playing out in the heartland of the U S A. They know how to bring the good times to the youth of America. Lord knows this country needs the Moms. Their debut EP titled "The Snowbird" is out now!