|Hey folks, hope 2019 is off to a good start for all of you. Things haven't slowed down here at all - working hard to get things ready for the Feb 14 release of The CowboysThe Bottom of a Rotten Flower LP/CD and Fried EggSquare One LP/CS. Thanks for all of your preorders for both albums. Color vinyl for The Cowboys LP has sold out on preorder, but I am saving a small amount for the release date. Less than 20 copies of the Fried Egg LP on color left for preorder as well. We've actually got the CD version of The Cowboys album and the CS version of the Fried Egg album already in house and ready to ship FYI. Here are some nice recent features for each album as well: |
You might be asking, what's next? Well, first up we're happy to welcome Montreal's Protruders to the label. Their unique brand of scrappy, lo-fi guitar rock (think Electric Eels, TJSA, or Tyvek for starters) initially caught our attention via a series of self released tapes beginning in 2016. We just received masters for Protruders' upcoming "Poison Future" 12", which is due out in April. Six tracks full of raw and unfiltered garage/punk/oddball rock, equally as trebly and frantic as it is lined with deep, sax-washed groove. Watch for a preview track in the coming weeks and more news on preorders, tour dates, etc.
Another exciting development in the reissue/archival department...while hunting down the masters for the reissue of The Hazards "Hey Joe" 45 ('67 garage-fuzz monster from right here in Richmond) I came into contact with original producer, Martin Gary. Not only did I find a working phone number for this guy, but Martin had the master recordings already digitized and vinyl-ready. Can it get any better? Well, actually, yes. I come to find out that Martin is also the man responsible for producing a number of other excellent local and regional bands in the late 60's garage/soul/rock cannon - bands like The Barracudas, Jokers Wild, Group Nine, and Bosom Blues Band. It keeps getting better - all of THAT material has been digitized AND Mr. Gary owns the publishing rights to all of it! Seeing the wealth of material available, I'm excited to say that this project has turned into an LP that will compile the best of Martin Gary Productions from 1966-1968, tentatively titled Days of a Quiet Sun. Have a listen to the title cut here, as performed by The Barracudas in '68. More news on this exciting project as things come together!
January is a bit less heavy on NEW ARRIVALS, but we're making 'em count regardless. Radio Raheem has gifted us with archival VILE recordings on a 7", and a reissue of the classic Reign of Terror 7" (comped on Bloodstains Across California). The new MURO 12" and VAASKA 7" on Beach Impediment are highly worth HCPUNK stompers. The new TIMMY VULGAR'S GENETIC ARMAGEDDON LP is the debut of Mind Meld Records (Rich from Total Punk's new imprint) and is brimming with lo-fi guitar madness as you'd expect from Timmy Vulgar. TROPICAL TRASH are back with a smoking new LP as well! Perhaps their best stuff yet.
THE COWBOYS - East coast tour
The band will have copies of their new LP+CD on Feel It, as well as a cassette version on Burger. If you'd like some promotional posters to hang in your city, drop us an email and we'll get ya sorted!
Feb 21 Bloomington, IN — The Bishop w/ Service, Heaven Honey
Feb 23 Lexington, KY — The Green Lantern
Feb 25 Charlotte, NC — Tommy’s Pub
Mar 1 Baltimore, MD — TBA w/ Romantic States, Ten Million Spiders
Mar 2 Philadelphia, PA — Cousin Danny’s w/ The Smarthearts, Deep Tissue
Mar 3 New York City, NY — Baby’s All Right
Mar 5 Jamaica Plain, MA — Deep Thoughts
Mar 6 Rochester, NY — Bug Jar
Mar 9 Cincinnati, OH — Northside Yacht Club
That's all for now. Be back in a couple short weeks once these Cowboys + Fried Egg LPs are ready.
-Sam | Feel It Records