Reunited college-rock favorites The Feelies “have completed recording basic tracks for a new album” — the highly influential New Jersey combo’s first new record since 1991 swan song Time for a Witness — that is slated to be released sometime next spring on Bar/None Records.
In a brief post on its Facebook page Friday, Howlin’ Wuelf Media, the Feelies’ publicist, announced that “the legendary and influential rock band” recorded the as-yet-untitled album at Water Music Recorders in Hoboken, N.J., with bandmembers Bill Million and Glenn Mercer producing and Water Music’s Sean Kelly engineering.
Between forming in 1976 and dissolving in 1992, and through some lineup adjustments, the Feelies produced four albums, including its classic 1980 debut Crazy Rhythms, featuring layered guitar work that would influence bands such as R.E.M. Since reuniting in 2008, the band’s classic lineup has performed sporadically, including some dates this past summer, and reissued both Crazy Rhythms and sophomore album The Good Earth.
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