For a blog created to promote new music (see motto/mission statement above), I have certainly been focusing on a lot of old music lately. So this week I will be highlighting some more recent music I’ve been listening to.
Only on the last track of their new album, In Between, do The Feelies approach the intensity of their early days when they regularly explored “What Went On” with probably their biggest influence, The Velvet Underground:
The strum may not be quite so drang these days, a bit slower, a bit starker, yet they strum on, guitars against the current:
Overall, it’s a nice, casual visit with old friends.
Like The VU before them, The Feelies have been more influential than well known. One band The Feelies have influenced is fellow New Jerseyites, Real Estate (the two bands have even played together on occasion).
Real Estate have also released new music:
The full album, In Mind, drops March 17.