Native Los Angeles band Feels are releasing their debut, self-titled LP on February 26 via Castle Face Records. The album was produced by Ty Segall and features a warm, chin-up, classically grrrl rock vibe (think Garbage). Case in point: the band's new single "Tell Me," a track that uses hook-heavy guitar and a solid beat to lure you into singer slash guitarist Laena Geronimo tenderly pleading (pretty sexily, too, for that matter) for her lover to tell her what the heck it is they want. She sings, Tell me if you want it/ I could hang around/ For you it's true I'd break my brains in two, before the hooks come back and we're full swing into a serious, frenzied smasher.
"'Tell Me' is my 'Should I Stay Or Should I Go,'" Geronimo told The FADER in an email. "There's a strength in vulnerability kind of, in just putting it all out there. Like, 'Look: I love you, I'll wait for you, I would walk 500 miles...but ONLY if you want me to, and I need to know NOW.' We wrote most of that song jamming all together and I just blurted out those lyrics. I definitely didn't think I'd keep them, just needed to get em off my chest, really! But at the end of the day they stuck."
Stream "Tell Me" below, peep tour dates below that, and pre-order Feels here.
2/12 Midnight Mass at Music Tastes Good, Long Beach CA
2/25 LP release show at Basic Flowers, Downtown Los Angeles CA
2/26 Noise Pop Festival at The Independent w/ Drive Like Jehu, San Francisco CA
2/27 The Ritz w/ Drive Like Jehu, San Jose CA
2/28 The Echoplex w/ Drive Like Jehu, Los Angeles CA
3/3 Top Acid, Santa Ana CA
3/8 Thalia Hall w/ Ty Segall & The Muggers, Chicago IL
3/9 1st Avenue and 7th Street Entry w/ Ty Segall & The Muggers, Minneapolis MN
3/10 The Waiting Room w/ Ty Segall & The Muggers, Omaha NE
3/15-3/20 SXSW, Austin TX (official showcase 3/19 9:30pm at Hotel Vegas for Burgermania)