March 13th brings you, Sub Pop customer, an opportunity to expand your ever expanding record collection with two very good releases. The first one I’ll tell you about is called Father Creeper from South Africa’s Spoek Mathambo. It’s already generating a ton of effusive press (too much to list here), and it promises to be a 2012 favorite. The second release, the Aberrant years, is a box set from Australia’s feedtime, who, in a recent Pitchfork article, were deemed “the heavy Ramones.” Anyway, this 4xCD/4xLP box set is FULL of super cool, scuzzy tracks that we’re very proud to put our name on the back of.
On March 13 we’re reissuing the first four long out-of-print albums from Australia’s feedtime in the form of both a 4 CD box set and a 4 LP box set. We’re calling it the Aberrant years. You can learn more about the band by clicking here. Listen to your new favorite feedtime songs according to Mark Arm in the player above.
First of all, Happy New Year! You guys are the best. Seriously. 2012 really feels like it’s going to be a good one, or at least an okay one. But, we’re really feeling optimistic. The optimism I was just saying about stems from the fact that the first couple of months of 2012 we’re putting out some pretty awesome records, and if it’s any indication of the rest of the year, we’re in for a great year (at least until the Mayan calendar proves true, and we all part from our mortal vessels, or whatever).
On February 14th, we’ve got Animal Joy, the Sub Pop debut from Shearwater, a record we’re very proud and excited to be releasing. Then, we’ve got the debut LP from Memoryhouse, called The Slideshow Effect, and it’s a very strong debut. On March 13th, we’ve got the debut LP from South Africa’s Spoek Mathambo, called Father Creeper. It’s impossible to pin this record down genre-wise, which is part of what makes it destined to be one of the coolest sounding records of the year. Also on March 13th, we’re releasing a long-awaited collection of the long out-of-print first four albums from Australia’s feedtime—all remastered and with bonus material. We’re rounding out an action-packed March with the debut record from Seattle’s THEESatisfaction, and a 7" from Retribution Gospel Choir, both on the 27th.
Yep, 2012 is definitely shaping up to be at least as pretty great as 2011.
Pop will release feedtime’s “flatiron” b/w “stick up jack” single, the
Australian group’s first new recorded material in 20 years, on 7” / DL
worldwide February 9th/10th.
After reforming and touring in support of the Aberrant years,
2012’s box-set collection of feedtime’s early material, the band
couldn’t help but bang out a couple of new songs. “flatiron” is a
shuffling blues-punk thumper that stands up to the most classic feedtime
songs, and “stick up jack” is an uptempo one-chord wonder akin to Wire
playing a cowboy bar. Both tracks were recorded by Mikey Young (Total
Control, Eddy Current Suppression Ring) in 2014.
Mess and Noise
says, ““flatiron” has everything we expect from feedtime: gnashing
slide guitar, a rail-jumping bass hook, choppy drums and terse vocals.”
Meanwhile Brooklyn Vegan had this to say, “Age doesn’t seem to have mellowed the band at all, as both songs are raspy-voiced ragers.”