Monday, July 24, 2006

Feelies solo- Glenn Mercer returns

Being a Feelies fan means being very patient. Not only was there a 5 year span between their first and second record but since they broke up in the early 90's, there was little hope that there would be any new music from them until the last few years. All the original members have been in contact recently and there is talk of a POSSIBLE reunion. In the meantime, I've been working with Bar/None to have their early catalog reissued (hopefully soon but it's a slow process because of... industry stuff).

And now leader/guitarist Glenn Mercer is prepping his first solo album and (hint to any perspective labels out there) looking for a good place to release it. He already has a MySpace page set up with two of the demos just to give you a flavor of what's going on.

Here's how Glenn describes the new material- "From my perspective, as well as others who have heard it, I think the songs sound very Feelie-ish, particularly because of the involvement with ex-Feelies on drums. Also, with the use of percussion and acoustic guitar, It reminds me of the Good Earth period. Although there are a couple of loud rockers as well."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep up the fight, man! These resissues need to be out again! I also need to increase my Anton Fier collection and "Crazy Rhythms" will be a fine piece next to Tzadik's reissue of "Dreamspeed/Blindlight" (listening to it last night actually). Give us the legendary Feelies of "Good Earth" and their debut! Many youngsters like me need this music, especially since it's been out of print for so long!

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