Hello! We are very pleased to announce the first Feel It release of 2017:
Kaleidoscope "Volume 3" 12"
Kaleidoscope are a rare group, having continually evolved and expanded in form since their inception. Volume 3 marks the first Kaleidoscope release of 2017, a masterfully crafted follow-up to several cassette releases on their own D4MT Labs imprint and a 7” EP on Katorga Works. Since then, the three members of Kaleidoscope have taken up residency in a shared Brooklyn apartment and basement studio. In doing so, their collective spirit of creativity and resourcefulness has risen to an all-time high.
six tracks on Volume 3 serve as a testament to the group's unique and
unwavering commitment to an original sound – one that is undoubtedly
crafted with a well-refined taste for international punk and hardcore,
but also embraces experimentation. Engineered entirely in the group's
home studio and layered with original samples, overdubs, and guest
instrumentation from an ensemble of friends. The end result is simple – a
highly impressive production that commands repeat listening.
Volume 3 is presented with the recognizable aesthetic of previous Kaleidoscope releases, directed by guitarist/vocalist Information Man [SHDK], though truly a cohesive group effort. Packaged with a Risographed lyric booklet that serves as a proper companion piece to each transmission. FEEL IT 11.
Purchase at: http://www.feelitrecordshop.com
Stream/download at: https://feelitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/volume-3
Watch music video for "Simulator" at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmDPNZcTWcU
We've also just updated the webstore with a new Kaleidoscope collection CS, Uncle Tamm CS (highly recommended, new project from Eddie of Brown Sugar/Ivy produced in Kaleidoscope's home studio), U-Nix CS (killer new PDX HC, ex-NASA Space Universe) and new releases from LVEUM, Total Punk, Drunken Sailor, Beach Impediment, Iron Lung, and more!
NEXT ON FEEL IT:
Up next on Feel It is a reissue of The Landlords Hey! It's A Teenage House Party! LP from 1984. A fantastic 21 song Hardcore/punk album from my hometown of Charlottesville, VA. We just received the remastered audio from Dave Eck at Lucky, so here is a preview track. Look for the LP later this summer - and in the meantime check out The Landlords Fitzgerald's Paris LP that we issued on Feel It in 2016.
KALEIDOSCOPE TOUR DATES:
5/23 Montreal @ La Vitrola w/ Trepanated Heads, Ultra Razzia
5/24 Toronto @ Faith/Void w/ Anti-Vibes, Twin Mask
5/25 Rochester @ Photo City Improv w/ Stress, Cicada, Tech X
5/26 Cleveland - Horrible Fest @ Now That's Class w/ Warthog, La Misma, Lacerate, Prostitutes, Empty Beings
5/27 Hammond, IN @ Hubbard's Hangout w/ Liquids, Love Ain't No Feeling, The Place Holders
5/28 Chicago @ Anneli's w/ Skin Tags, Judge Judy and the Executioner, Nervous Wreck
5/30 Bloomington @ Jan's Rooms w/ The Cowboys, Dog, Skull Cult
5/31 Greensboro @ Ask a punk w/ Drugcharge
6/1 DC @ Chill Factory w/ Fried Egg, Rashomon, Diaspora
6/2 Philly @ Ask a punk w/ Rashomon, Blank Spell, Devil Master
I just returned from a short Fried Egg tour around It's Cold Outside Fest in Toronto. All of the shows were a blast and it was a real pleasure to meet some of you in person! Fried Egg has a brand new 7" EP out on Beach Impediment Records entitled "Back and Forth". You can jam it here. We will also be touring the West coast around Olympia Hardcore Fest from July 27-August 9...more info on that soon!
And one final note - CHRISTI just announced that their final show will be on 8/25 in Richmond @ Strange Matter w/ Sheer Mag, Haram, and Birth Defects. Christi will be missed, as they were a very important band in our eyes, especially in Richmond. They will have cassette copies of their final recordings at this show. We wish them the best in their future endeavors!
That's about it for now, stay tuned and stay cool.
people, hope everyone is having a nice holiday season so far. Just
wanted to send out a quick update to close out 2016. It ended up being a
rather productive year for Feel It, with four new releases that I am
really proud of: 7"s for Bad Noids + Rik and the Pigs and LPs for The
Landlords and NASA Space Universe. I also got away with touring for over
two months of the year - driving the Spaniards in La URSS and my own
band, Fried Egg. Needless to say this has all been a blast in spite of
the godawful election results and what I'd call a pretty lame and
drama-filled year for the Richmond scene. But yeah, onto the real news
here, lets talk about records...
Just updated the distro with the latest Total Punk and Lumpy Rex releases, including TWO new Rik and the Pigs singles that absolutely rule. Plenty of other quality new arrivals up there too...I especially recommend the latest issue of Not For Everyone for those in search of a quality new music mag.
I also just launched the first episode of Feel It Radio over at: https://www.mixcloud.com/
The radio show is something I've been toying with forever and finally have the time to commit to. The goal is to play a mix of material from my collection and new releases from the distro. In general, I'd just like to get away from copy/pasting descriptions of records on the site and, y'know, actually play and talk about new releases like a real radio DJ! Anyhow, I welcome any feedback on the first show, as I'm still fine tuning the formula going forward.
What else? Feel It is finally on Facebook, where I'll post smaller bits of label news and distro updates in between newsletters. So if you wanna keep up with that, you can like the page HERE. We're also on Instagram @feelitrecordshop in case you didn't know.
OK and onto some upcoming release news! Mixes are finally in for the Kaleidoscope Vol. 3 12". Let me tell you, this record is truly incredible. Six new tracks that follow up quickly on the heels of Kaleidoscope's 7" on Katorga Works. I had kind of expected the new material to be a bit more experimental ala the Kaleidoscope tape releases, and while there is certainly an inventive and loose quality to the new tracks, they are also very concise and focused. We've got the project in line at Bonati Mastering right now which means I should have a preview track to share soon! In the meantime, Kaleidoscope are heading out on a short tour in January, info as follows:
1/13- Washington DC
1/14- Raleigh, NC
1/15- Atlanta, GA @ Murmur
1/16- Hattiesburg, MS
1/17- New Orleans
1/19- Charlottesville, VA @ Magnolia House w/ Fried Egg, Slump, Haircut
Kaleidoscope will also be appearing at Everything Is Not OK III in Oklahoma City, March 9-12, 2017.
I'm also pleased to announce that Feel It will be reissuing The Landlords Hey! It's A Teenage House Party! LP from 1984. Following our archival release of their long-lost second album, Fitzgerald's Paris, it only makes perfect sense to give the first Landlords LP a proper reissue. A phenomenally underrated 21 track album from the same Charlottesville, VA hardcore punk weirdos that spawned Happy Flowers. Restored from the original 1/4" masters recorded by Don Zientara at the legendary Inner Ear Studios (with a fun guest vocal spot from Dave Smalley!). This LP blew my 15-year-old mind when I first heard it and is a cult classic among US Hardcore aficionados...beyond stoked to reissue this thing with some cool unpublished photos and possible bonus download material. See the video below for a taste of the LP.
That's about it for now, stay tuned and stay cool. Catch you in 2017.
BAD NOIDS new 7" features three tracks of their signature, obnoxious brand of Cleveland punk. Easily their best recorded material in my opinion. Tony from SQRM/Gluebag/Burnt Envelope contributed the artwork which turned out incredibly well. The BAD NOIDS boys are currently touring Europe! Go see 'em if you can - tour dates are available here.
The Fried Egg mixtape features 16 tracks total, almost completely unreleased and profesionally mastered/duplicated for best sound quality. Some of my favorite tracks on this are from DEFORMITY, RIK AND THE PIGS, RUBBER MATE, TOMMY T, and QUITTER.
You can listen to both the BAD NOIDS 7" and Fried Egg mixtape via the Feel It webstore.
Also wanted to note that CHRISTI are going on tour in November. They've hardly played outside Virginia before, so now might be your only shot to see CHRISTI if they come through your city. They will have the last copies of the "Cry" 7" on Feel It available and possibly a tape with brand new material that rules. Here are the dates, and if you think you can help with any of the starred dates, please drop me an email! More details on individual shows available via the band's Facebook page.
11/12 Greensboro, NC
11/13 Atlanta, GA
11/14 Hattiesburg, MS
11/15 New Orleans, LA *HELP NEEDED*
11/16 Memphis, TN *HELP NEEDED*
11/17 St. Louis, MO
11/18 Murray, KY
11/19 Evansville, IN *HELP NEEDED*
11/20 Bloomington, IN
11/21 Lexington, KY
Alright, I've got to run to play a show tonight. The only other news I've got is that KALEIDOSCOPE are set to record their "Vol. 3" LP for Feel It in December. Fingers crossed that we can at least have test presses for the band's appearance at Everything Is Not OK 3 in March.
BAD NOIDS will be touring Europe (for the second time!) from October 12-29, tour dates are available here.
Another exciting thing on the horizon is CROPPED OUT FESTIVAL. Feel It will have a distro table set up on Saturday September 24. If you're out in Louisville, KY for the fest please come check out the table, as I will have plenty of new and exciting items, certainly more than what you see on the webstore! Can't wait to hit the road, catch some great bands, and camp out.
is also a good time to let ya know that FRIED EGG have a short
southern/midwest tour happening in early October. I will have the Feel
It distro at these shows as well. Really excited to hit the road on the
new Fried Egg 7" on Negative Jazz. If all goes according to plan we
will also have a brand new Fried Egg Mixtape (more on that later) and a
new shirt designed by Abraham Diaz.
10/4 - Greensboro, NC @ Sabine w/ Zaat | 9PM
10/5 - Atlanta, GA @ Murmur w/ Nag, Drool | 9PM
10/6 - Nashville, TN @ Drkmttr w/ Barricaded Suspects, Spodee Boy | 8PM
10/7 - St. Louis, MO @ San Loo w/ Fried E/M, Maximum Effort | 9PM
10/8 - Bloomington, IN @ Jan's Rooms
10/9 - Chicago, IL @ Rancho Huevos w/ 86 Gemini, Tarantula, +1 TBA | 8PM
10/10 - Cleveland, OH @ The Yellow Ghetto | 9PM $5
Purchase at: http://www.feelitrecordshop.
Up next on Feel It is a new 7" from Cleveland's BAD NOIDS. I caught them open up the matinee gig at Horriblefest this past May and was blown away by the new songs in the set. We got to talking and I figured out that they had recorded three new songs, and boy, these are easily my favorite BAD NOIDS recordings yet. Test pressings arrive today and we plan to have this one out by the time that BAD NOIDS leave for their second European tour in early October! Have a listen to "Into The Future" from the new 7".
KALEIDOSCOPE recently returned from a successful US tour. They will be recording "Vol. 3" in it's entirety for a 12" on Feel It, lets plan on seeing that in early 2017.
I'll have some cool new exclusive distro items soon, expect an update in early September with the new issue of DEFIANT POSE mag from London, which will feature a 7" of unreleased material from VOID (not the DC group! This UK VOID were first wave late-70's punks). That's about it for now, stay tuned and stay cool.
Up next on Feel It is a 7" for RIK AND THE PIGS. Test presses are in and sound great! Hoping to have this one out in June. After that will be 12" for NYC's KALEIDOSCOPE. Both bands will be on tour this summer - stay tuned for dates. Speaking of tour, I'll be out again soon with FRIED EGG. I'll have the distro in tow. Here are the dates:
5/26 Pittsburgh @ The Rock Room w/ Quitter, S.L.I.P. | 8PM $5 |
5/27 Cleveland - Horrible Fest @ Now That's Class w/ Spray Paint, Giorgio Murderer, Quitter, Vanilla Poppers, Folded Shirt, Tonawandas | 8PM $15 |
5/29 Buffalo @ Ask a punk w/ Quitter
5/30 Toronto @ Faith/Void w/ Quitter, Radiation Risks, The Brain
5/31 Montreal @ l'Escogriffe Bar Spectacle w/ F.I.T.S., DRIP | 8PM |
6/1 Schenectady, NY @ Allen's Garage w/ Scuzz, ASW, Exul | 7PM $5 |
6/2 Hadley, MA @ Titannica w/ Meter Feeder, Blessed State, Rare Form
6/3 NYC w/ JJ Doll
6/4 DC w/ Misled Youth
6/5 Charlottesville @ The Ante Room w/ Mad Existence, Unnerve, Nosebleed, Cold Feet | 8PM $7 |