The Feelies to Return with New Album 'In Between'

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Nov 8, 2016

While jangle-pop legends the Feelies emerged from a 20-year-long hiatus for 2011's Here Before, the band aren't taking nearly so long to deliver their next album. Come early next year, the Feelies will release their follow-up, which will come bearing the title In Between.

While not a lot has been revealed about the new album, it has been pegged with a February 24 release date via Bar/None. It will also mark the band's 40th anniversary, so don't be surprised if more activities surrounding the album are in the pipeline.

Speaking to Impose Magazine recently, the band did reveal a bit more about In Between.

"On the new record we did a lot of it at my house in my home studio with extra equipment," explained the Feelies' Glenn Mercer. "It's the same room where we rehearsed. We've been here since we reformed and a little bit prior to taking the hiatus in the '90s. So it's a room we're really familiar with and feel comfortable in. We also did some recording at an engineer's studio, so it was all done very low key. We refer to it as 'off the clock' when you're not paying an hourly rate, so in that sense it was a lot more relaxed. I don't think anyone would notice a drastic change in the sound or the vibe of the record. I think it sounds a lot more relaxed and laid back."

The group's Bill Million added, "I think all of our albums reflect a certain degree of reaction to the work that we previously did and In Between is no exception. We liked the sounds and the feel of the demos for this album and we thought it would be difficult to capture that in a recording studio. So that was our starting point and it evolved in a much more relaxed way that loaned itself to more creative interplay. Time wasn't a component. If you let it, music can take on a life of its own and we wanted to allow the songs to develop with that idea in mind."

While we await further details on the new album, you can revisit the group's classic 1980 debut Crazy Rhythms below.

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