|Hey folks, excited to round out 2018 with three new releases on Feel It. Thanks for being patient, as there were some slight production delays with the vinyl, but all pre-orders have shipped, and there are about 30 color copies of U-Nix and Vanilla Poppers left. Very happy with how all of these turned out! We are topping out with 12 releases this year! It's been a huge step up, and we couldn't do it without you all. |
U-NIX "Nuke Portland" 12"
U-NIX follow up their impressive debut 7" on Lumpy with "Nuke Portland", a scathing, psychotic hardcore masterpiece. These eight new tracks fire at full speed, with John Cardwell's (ex-NASA Space Universe) trebly guitar attack leading the mix alongside a pulverizing rhythm section and gravelly maniac vocals. This is total trend-stripping music - a furious hardcore attack that careens forward with precision and speed. An all out ten minute war, cut loud at 45 RPM and full of replay value. Simply put, U-NIX are one of the last pure hardcore bands worth their weight. "Nuke Portland" comes packaged in a full color sleeve designed by the band plus insert and download code. FEEL IT 21.
Order Coke Bottle Clear vinyl here.
Order Black vinyl here.
VANILLA POPPERS "I Like Your Band" 7"--------------------------------------------------------------------- Quite simply one of the hardest working bands in contemporary punk and hardcore, Vanilla Poppers are back with their most urgent material to date. Following an excellent 2017 LP on Lumpy, 3/4 of the original lineup relocated from Cleveland to Melbourne, Australia, home of vocalist Christina Pap. The four new tracks on "I Like Your Band" find the Poppers on top of their game, driving home hook-laden punk hits beneath Pap's ruling vocal presence. And what's more? The band's gritty, live charm is captured at its best here by Billy Gardner (Ausmuteants, Antifade Records) and dialed in on the mix by Mike Gill (Perverts Again, Cruelster). A near-perfect EP delivered with the precision and attitude of first wave 70s PUNK and executed with the style and confidence that few contemporary acts possess. "I Like Your Band" comes packaged in a glue pocket sleeve with artwork from William Chapman plus lyric insert and download code. FEEL IT 25. [UK/EURO PRESSING AVAILABLE FROM DRUNKEN SAILOR RECORDS]
Order Metallic Cherry Bomb Red vinyl here.
Order Black vinyl here.
ZED ZILCH "(I'm Not) One of the Boys b/w Cut Corners" CS
--------------------------------------------------------Who is Zed Zilch? Perhaps the alter-ego of a certain Richmond musician and label guy you might recognize? Okay, lets drop the mysterious charade - this is the debut cassingle from Sam Richardson of Fried Egg, Cement Shoes, Feel It Records, etc. With Zed Zilch, the sound is decidedly not hardcore, and more indebted to strong British songwriters like TV Smith, Mark E. Smith, and Martin Newell mixed with the guitar prowess and rock sensibilities of early US punk like The Weirdos. Certainly a style that's out of vogue in Richmond, with lyrics reeling against the deplorable characters that can run rampant in a sleepy Southern town. Recorded on four track with brother Jed on drums and behind the mixer. Surely this won't be the last you hear of Mr. Zilch. "(I'm Not) One of the Boys" comes packaged in a printed O-card with silver foil labels on "smoky tint" pro-duped cassette tape. FEEL IT 26. Edition of 100.
Order pro-cassette here.
Looking to catch up on all of the 2018 Feel It vinyl releases? Well, look no further...
I'm rolling out a small batch of these one-shot package deals which includes all 5 LPs and 6 7"s released on Feel It in 2018 at 15% off the list price. This includes color vinyl (where available), a corner-protecting Whiplash mailer, and free shipping within the US.
I've also added some test presses of recent Feel It releases to the site, act fast on those!
Next month, I'll have several exciting 2019 releases to announce (and hopefully some preview tracks as well), but it's looking to be another big year! Hope to have a new t-shirt design to roll out in time for the holidays as well.DISTRO NEWS:
There's quite the diverse selection of new releases and reissues on the site this month. At the head of the pack, I'm going to hype a big chunk of rock/psych/outsider/DIY reissue LPs that just landed. Some more well known than others (Baby Huey, Sun Ra, The Fall) but some really cult titles like D.R. Hooker's The Truth and the self-titled Morgen album. Definitely check this stuff out if you're looking to expand your musical palette beyond the strict realms of punk and hardcore, and want to dip into these reissues at the "nice price". Another cool little score was a stack of sealed original Skull Duggery LPs from '83 on the infamous Mutha Records! Also on the reissue train of-note, we've got a straight repro of the classic debut EP from The Scientists, the latest batch of ace Hozac Archival LPs (Baby Grande, Cheap Nasties, & Vector Command), and a stellar LP collection of '78-'81 recordings from Richmond, VA's original punk group, L'amour on Beach Impediment. BIR also just dropped ace new full lengths from Blood Pressure and Vanity, damn! There's plenty more happening in the 7" section, with the debut 7" from Baltimore's Cold Feet, a killer new four track EP from Australia's Civic, and the Urochromes Beat Session getting the vinyl treatment.
Plenty more QUALITY tuneage to peruse in the NEW ARRIVALS section! Free shipping always applies for US orders of $60 or more.
UPCOMING GIGS OF INTEREST:
With winter taking hold, the volume of gigs has certainly dropped off a bit, but let me tell you about these...
U-NIX "NUKE PORTLAND" RECORD RELEASE GIG - 11/16 in PDX @ Core House w/ Reek Minds, Family Vacation | Ask a punk | FREE
12/7 Feel It presents...COLD FEET + GLUE TRAPS (Baltimore), TRUE SPIRIT (Cville), Ugly Muscle @ Crystal Palace RVA | 7pm $8-10
12/9 Dark Thoughts, Haircut, Wild Rose, Sensual World @ Magnolia House, Cville
1/3-1/6 This Is Austin...Not That Great fest featuring Kaleidoscope, U-Nix, Stiff Love, & many more excellent contemporary punk/HC acts (unfortunately Fried Egg had to drop and cancel our Southern tour, but will be rescheduling for early Summer '19 once our LP is out)
1/9 Rashomon, Asesinato, Fried Egg, Future Terror, Lipid @ Magnolia House, Cville
That's it for now! Be back in December with several big announcements...thanks for your continued interest and support!