Feel It Record Shop - Opening Spring 2024 at 356 Ludlow Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45220
New LPs from Motorbike + the Stools available to preorder
Welcome to another Feel It update - we have not one, but two excellent new albums up for preorder this week from Motorbike and the Stools. A second single from the Good Looking Son album (out next Friday) just dropped, and LPs from the Drin and the Cowboys are back in print!
preorders to ship early-mid June release date: June 16, 2023
"Jerri fell off his moped so we started a band." -Motorbike. From that wreckage, a five piece rock'n'roll group was born. The cast: a familiar gang of Cincinnati players fronted by Welsh expat Jamie Morrison. Motorbike began writing and recording their self-titled full length in 2022 at Jerri's Checkered Flag Studios. The resulting twenty-six minutes make up one of the best r'n'r records to ever come out of the Queen City. Motorbike sound discernably rugged and Midwestern. Loud, guitar-driven punk rock. Yet they can actually play more than three chords! From the hard-driving, rhythmic rush of "Throttle" - to the tuneful power-Brit-pop anthem, "Spring Grove", Motorbike are living life in the fast lane and ruling every last second of it. A perfect ratio of beer drinking to hell raising. The boys execute these nine tracks like a band that's been around for closer to ten years than just ONE! Words can only do so much justice to the sonic caliber of Motorbike and the mileage that their debut full length is going to track well into the future.
The Stools - R U Saved?
(cover photo/art: Kyle Edmonds, band photo: Zach Nahshel)
preorders shipping now! 200 Purple / 300 Black vinyl (UK/EU folks see Drunken Sailor or Sounds of Subterrania to preorder) release date: June 2, 2023
The Motor City does it again, folks! From the birthplace of some of the most significant sounds of the past sixty-odd years, the Stools are certainly no exception to Detroit's musical legacy. The trio's self-professed "Nuggets vs. Killed By Death" sound is back in full effect on 'R U Saved?', which could be considered the first proper Stools full length after a slew of EPs and singles. Whether you're just hearing 'em for the first time or have been tuned in through past releases on Drunken Sailor, Goodbye Boozy, Third Man, and Big Neck - the Stools are at the top of their game here in 2023. Twelve songs in twenty-three minutes, a blaze of bluesy punk damage born from a steady diet of the Stooges, Negative Approach, and the Gories with a dash of that far-gone Memphis sound in the mix. The Stools are a fine-tuned unit across 'R U Saved?' - an album chock full of replay value from the raw, unpretentious, and industrious Detroit trio.