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December 2017 update: RIK & THE PIGS + HAIRCUT 7"s out now!

Posted by Sam Richardson on 12/22/2017 to News
Hello folks, it's a busy time of the year for everyone, and things are no different at Feel It HQ! I've got a ton of news to expound upon in this email, but first and foremost, I'm very proud to close out 2017 with new 7"s from RIK & THE PIGS and HAIRCUT. Both of these came out looking and sounding incredibly strong, and I'm thrilled to share these records with the world.


RIK & THE PIGS "Blue Jean Queen" 7"
Rik and his Pigs return! Three tracks recorded this past summer in Portland at the tail end of the Pigs' West coast tour finds the current six piece lineup tight and ruling as ever. "Blue Jean Queen" kicks thing off in fine fashion with a rocking, Dictators-esque stomp brimming with snarled vocals and crunchy guitar hooks. The Pigs work up a new sax-washed version of "TV Bloopers" to finish off side A, which is backed with the brooding, bass-driven "Off/On". Yet another excellent batch of tracks from your favorite gang of Olympia punks, and a fine companion piece to the upcoming LP on Total Punk. 500 copies housed in a full color textured pocket sleeve with lyric insert.
Listen at: https://feelitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/blue-jean-queen
Buy at: http://www.feelitrecordshop.com/RIK-AND-THE-PIGS-Blue-Jean-Queen-7-_p_912.html

If you've been snoozing we also just repressed the excellent"Life's A Bust 7"

HAIRCUT "Shutting Down" 7"
Five tracks of furious hardcore punk on the debut EP from Richmond's HAIRCUT. Originally formed in nearby Charlottesville, VA (and opening countless shows at the legendary Magnolia House), Haircut released a strong demo at the end of 2016 before landing just down I-64 in Richmond. The speed and precision displayed across "Shutting Down" is rarely captured so well on a band's first record, but the execution on these five tracks (all of which burn through in 60-90 seconds) is hard to match. Just as essential to this release are Juliana's tireless, outspoken lyrics (both in English + Spanish) and vocal delivery which echoes from a very candid perspective often missing in contemporary punk and hardcore. A standout EP devoid of any gimmickry or trend-worship. Simply pure, classic hardcore punk. Housed in a glue pocket sleeve featuring artwork from Shiva Addanki plus lyric insert. 400 Black / 100 Clear Yellow vinyl for mailorder.
Listen at: https://feelitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/shutting-down
Buy CLEAR YELLOW VINYL at: http://www.feelitrecordshop.com/HAIRCUT-Shutting-Down-7-CLEAR-YELLOW-VINYL_p_910.html
Buy BLACK VINYL at: http://www.feelitrecordshop.com/HAIRCUT-Shutting-Down-7-_p_909.html

WATCH FOR HAIRCUT ON TOUR - MIDWEST/EAST COAST MARCH 2018.

DISTRO NEWS:




Whew, what a way to close the year! New releases from all over the place! First off, we have the ace new TOTAL CONTROL-Laughing at the System 12', the first ever legit vinyl issue of the minimal synth masterpiece from SOLID SPACE, the second 7" from Chicago punks TARANTULA (holy smokes this band just keeps getting better), the insanely catchy full length debut from Bloomington rockers BUGG, and smattering of new goods from our pals at La Vida Es Un Mus, Total Punk, Lumpy, Neck Chop, + more. Oh, have you picked up the final issue of CRETINS OF DISTORTION with flexi tracks from Uranium Club and Lumpy?! Free shipping always applies for all US orders of $60 or more.

Have a look in the NEW ARRIVALS section!

LABEL NEWS:
Where to start?! First off, I want to thank all of you for making this the busiest and most successful year that the label has ever had! Really means a lot to have such a strong crowd of regulars and to meet fans of the label/bands I've released whenever I travel. Just saw
BAD NOIDS prove that they're one of the best groups on the planet in NYC over the weekend, what a time!! Anyhow, I've assembled a package deal of our 2017 releases (KALEIDOSCOPE 12" plus 7"s from DIRTY & HIS FISTS, RIK & THE PIGS, and HAIRCUT) for anyone looking to catch up.

Okay, so this week I finalized the masters for THE COWBOYS "Volume 4" LP and "Live at Tony's Garage" 7", which are being cut by Josh Bonati shortly and on track for a February release. Have a listen to one track from each release over on our Soundcloud page. I'm also pleased to announce that a 12" for Olympia's GEN POP is in the works! For anyone who missed their excellent demo, (which Lumpy has collected onto 7") GEN POP boasts current/ex members of Olympia favorites such as VEXX and RIK & THE PIGS, and the sound here is strikingly original; a mash up of punk/wave/hardcore insanity, with one of the most unique vocal approaches that I've encountered in ages. Anyhow, the concept is still taking shape, but the 12" will consist of several new Gen Pop originals backed with a remix track from Chris of TransFX. Look for Gen Pop on tour this May as well!

Speaking of tours, DIRTY & HIS FISTS are hitting the West coast in just under a week! They will have copies of the new 7" on Feel It.


DEC 27 SF @ HONEY HIVE W SPIRITUAL CRAMP, FIRE ARM
https://www.facebook.com/events/512561449123348/
DEC 29 SEATTLE @ BLACK LODGE W/BIG BITE, PSORIASIS, CHEETAH PRINT
https://www.facebook.com/events/144626059520120/
DEC 30 VANCOUVER @ ASTORIA W/TBA
NEW YEARS EVE OLYMPIA @ DUMPSTER VALUES
JAN 1 ST PORTLAND @ BLACK WATER W/ CAPTAGON
https://www.facebook.com/events/1801138146666620?%3Fti=ia
JAN 3 OAKLAND @ GOLDEN BULL


I know it's been years (ages...mate) since Australia's legendary DISTORT mag has published a new issue, but hold tight...we've got three new issues in queue to print up for North Americans in January.

Following that, FRIED EGG is nearing completion of writing for a 12" record, which I'll release on Feel It later in the year. The band is tight as ever, and approaching things with some serious originality, definitely a progression from the 7"s we've released if that tells you anything. In the meantime, watch for the FRIED EGG "Beat Session Vol. 4" cassette to be released on LA's Shout Recordings in January, alongside an IMPALERS Beat Session.

Oh! And my new group CEMENT SHOES has just finished a demo, which you can hear right HERE. This thing is coming out as a cassette on the esteemed Loki Label in January. Richmond doesn't seem to fully grasp the Shoes...yet (as you can hear from the opening clip on the demo) so if you wanna bring us to your city or town, drop me an email, seriously!

Okay, on that note, I'm outta here. Catch you all in 2018. I am inspired and passionate as ever about this label and seriously mean that. The sound of the future is where I want to remain seated.


Sam