feedtime releasing boxset, announce reunion tour (dates)
feedtime was an independent postpunk rock trio from Sydney, Australia, formed in 1979… [who] made four albums in the 1980s… The second album, Shovel, received the greatest critical acclaim. The last of these four albums, Suction, was produced by Butch Vig.
feedtime’s sound was loud, primitive, and brutal. The most distinctive musical element is thick, roaring electric guitar, played with a slide, over a thick, chugging rhythm section. Their loud but stripped-down, minimalist approach led them to be compared to the British postpunk band Wire (although feedtime didn’t know Wire’s music), but feedtime’s sound also heavily referenced rural American country and blues. -[Wikipedia]
feedtime called it quits in 1989, reunited briefly in 1996, and has reunited again for a round of shows which are all listed below.
The dates include a trio of NYC area gigs: Brooklyn gets Death By Audio on 3/29, Manhattan has Cake Shop on 3/31, and NJ gets the look at Maxwells on 4/1. Advance tickets are available for Maxwell’s.
The tour is timed to coincide with the release of their new 4xLP/4CD boxset, the Aberrant years, due on March 13th via Sub Pop. Order yours.
“With the Aberrant years, Sub Pop finally realizes our goal of releasing feedtime, a longtime staff favorite and a huge influence on the label’s early artistes. From 1978 or 1979 (dates are hazy) until the breakup of their classic lineup in 1989, Sydney, Australia’s feedtime–no, that’s not a typo, the ‘f’ is lowercase–shoved their mutant fusion of early American blues, stripped-down hard rock and minimalist punk on an often-hostile music scene. Their raw vision of rock music and disdain for trendy music-biz maneuvering earned them little in the way of mainstream success, but it did get them a rabid underground following (notably Sub Pop’s very own Mudhoney) and the support of seminal Aussie indie label Aberrant Records, Amphetamine Reptile Records and Rough Trade US….”
All tour dates, including some shows with Mudhoney, are listed along with some videos and a bunch of songs you can listen to (thanks to a Soundcloud mix compiled by Mark Arm), below…
feedtime – i wanna ride
feedtime – “Doesn’t Time Fly” (1985)
FEEDTIME – 2012 TOUR DATES
Sunday, March 18, 2012 Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco CA
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 Star Theater, Portland OR w/ Mudhoney
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Tractor Tavern, Seattle WA w/ Mudhoney
Saturday, March 24, 2012 Grumpy’s , Minneapolis MN
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Thursday, March 29, 2012 Death By Audio, Brooklyn NY
Saturday, March 31, 2012 Cake Shop, New York NY
Sunday, April 1, 2012 Maxwells, Hoboken NJ
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 The Earl, Atlanta GA
Thursday, April 5, 2012 Beerland, Austin TX
Saturday, April 7, 2012 Echo, Los Angeles CA