Monday, April 23, 2012

The Trypes - Music For Neighbors

I wanted to give you a heads up about an exciting looking reissue coming out tomorrow. The Trypes' Music For Neighbors is being released on LP and as an MP3 download on the Acute label (sorry CD lovers, your time has passed).

I posted about this Feelies related act and their lone release, The Explorers Hold EP, six years ago. Music For Neighbors collects all four songs from that EP, adds "A Plan Revised" from the Coyote Records Luxury Condos Coming to Your Neighborhood Soon compilation LP, and tacks on six previously unreleased tracks. The MP3 includes an additional seven rehearsal and live tracks (a free download card for all 18 tracks is included with the LP).

My buddy Peter grabbed a copy of this on Record Store Day at shop in Philly (I guess they put it out a little early). He tells me the LP sounds excellent, and is packaged nicely with a booklet that features extensive liner notes that shed some light on the history of the mysterious Trypes.

I'll post more on this when I get a hold of a copy, but I wanted to pass this exciting (for Feelies fans) news on right away. With the excellent reissues of Crazy Rhythms and The Good Earth, last year's wonderful reunion album, numerous live dates, and now this release, the last few years have been good ones for Feelies fans. Let's hope there are more good things on the horizon.

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