The Feelies Reform For Gigs, New Material
Published May 07, 2008The influential and recently reunited jangle pop outfit the Feelies have leaked word on a possible new studio album. While talking to the blog Dark Party, the bands lead guitarist/vocalist Glenn Mercer said, "Were playing a few shows in NJ and NY and might play more in other places, like Chicago and Boston. Were also working on some new songs, with the idea of recording another record.
In April, the Feelies announced they would reunite to open for Sonic Youth at the River to River Festival in New York on July 4. In 2006, some of the bands members also got together for a one-off show in New Jersey, but core member Bill Million was absent. The group have not released any new studio work since 1991s Time for a Witness and officially broke up the following year.
The New Jersey-based Feelies formed back in the late 70s. They quickly became one of the biggest "it bands of the 80s after their debut Crazy Rhythms was hailed as an instant classic, but ironically, a commercial failure. Throughout the bands career they suffered from frequent lineup changes, but remained grounded in the core songwriting duo of Mercer and Million, who is now back with the project.
In Mercers interview with Dark Party, he did not say when the band planned to re-enter the studio or when fans can expect a new album to be released.
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