Feels – Post Earth – Ltd Ed Red Colored Vinyl, Wichita Records, 2019
Limited colored vinyl LP pressing, includes digital download. Post Earth follows Feels’ Ty Segall-produced 2016 eponymous debut which earned the band wide acclaim. Produced by Tim Green (the former guitarist of punk iconoclasts Nation of Ulysses, who has worked with Sleater-Kinney, Bikini Kill, Joanna Newsom, and Jawbreaker), Post Earth is a call to arms, interspersed with frustration and hope. With a steadfast proportion of heavy and light, Post Earth never completely wallows in despair: disillusionment is met with a heady helping of defiance; hard work battles against apathy; and there are even references to The Simpsons, courtesy of superfan Lay. Feels also strike a perfect balance musically between noise and energy, breath and space with a mix of angular, interweaving guitars, lush vocal harmonies, heavy bass and pummeling drums – at times hearty and loud, and at others stunningly harmonic and calm. These newly emphasized dynamics highlight the subtler, weirder, and sonically interesting elements of Post Earth, and allowed the four friends (who have played intermittently in bands together since high school) room for experimentation.