Last month The Features were kind enough to release ‘Still Lost, Volume 1,’ a FREE 10-track digital album that is slam-packed full of demos, out-takes and alternate versions of their songs throughout the years. If you haven’t downloaded yours yet, do so today HERE! It’s worth every megabyte… But, if you’re a vinyl enthusiast like ourselves, you’ll be excited to know the band just pressed this great compilation onto a limited edition vinyl, which is available now for only $12!
Great deal, even though you can simply score these tracks for free… Pick up your copy of ‘Still Lost, Volume 1’HERE… or as a t-shirt/vinyl combo for $25 HERE. Oh, and of course, download the album free via Noisetrade HERE
1 The Beginning (Week One)
3 I Will Wander
4 Buffalo Head
5 Take You On
6 The Temporary Blues
8 Now You Know
9 Exorcising Demons
10 Gates of Hell
Last September, The Features were at Seattle’s KEXP to perform several songs from their latest LP, ‘Wilderness,’ that came out earlier last year… Well, videos from those sessions are finally seeing the light of day and were released this week via KEXP! Check out the 4 songs that were released below…
And if you missed our write-up last August on The Features’ “Behind the Songs of Wilderness,” you can check out those videos HERE. It contains 11 videos (1 for each song) that tell the stories and explains the background of each song from the LP. Great stuff… ‘Wilderness’ is available now! Pick-up a copy HERE:
Happy New Year! What a way to start-off 2012 then to reflect on all the great music 2011 had to offer. So much in fact that we decided to make our Top 15 list and Top 20!
As always, next to each album title is a “Purchase from he artist or label” link, which takes you directly to the best possible way to purchase each album… directly from the band! If the artist doesn’t sell directly, the link will take you to their label. Support the arts, and keep these great musicians’ careers in-check for 2012!
On their debut, selt-titled LP, Those Darlins delivered to the world a fantastic album smothered and covered in deep-country roots blended with that perfect dosage of rock n’ roll. For the band’s sophomore effort, ‘Screws Get Loose,’ they show us that they’re a band who is here to stay, offering us nothing but growth, sustainability and song writing gold. If you don’t know of this Nashville 4-piece yet, they are soon to be a house-hold name and this LP is the proof.
Shannon Shaw of Shannon of the Clams + Seth Bogart (aka Hunx) are the perfect song writing team! Even thought Hunx and his Punx’s Punkettes played their last show this Fall due to the band’s other 2 members leaving this fall and with Hunx releasing a solo album in February, we hope this isn’t the last we hear from this Shannon/Seth project.
A two-piece from Little Rock do good with their diverse self-released debut. Only available via Bandcamp this year, expect to hear a lot more from The Coasts in the coming year. You can download the full album for only $5 (above or below) and a portion of the record sales will go towards the Hope For Haiti’s Children Foundation.
A stellar sophomore effort that was released less than a year after their debut LP, 2010’s ‘Pink Graffiti.’ If you ask us, with 2 great full length albums in under a year, that’s pretty impressive!… and the perfect formula for future success.
Look out world, the Jeff-bros are hear to stay! And this album says nothing but that. Recently signed to Warner Brothers (for the follow-up to this LP) and dropping an amazing 7-inch with Jack White via Third Man Records, we can’t wait to see what 2012 has instore for this 2-piece.
The Features have been releasing videos exclusively via Paste Magazine telling the stories and explaining each song from their brand new album, ‘Wilderness,’ which is out now! The 11 videos were slowly released over the past few weeks, but we have embedded them all below this article for your enjoyment! Once you listen the full LP, it’s humbling to hear all the stories behind the music you’ve grown to love since the album’s release… If you haven’t picked up ‘Wilderness’ yet, please do yourself a favor and pick up a copy HERE… OR if you live in/near the Nashville area, pick up a physical copy in-person August 27th, there are still a few tickets available for this Saturday’s ‘Wilderness’ record release party at the Mercy Lounge with opening band PUJOL!… Get your ticketsHERE!
And if you missed it last month, check out The Features on Jimmy Kimmel LiveHERE
Back in May, we were introduced to The Features‘ first single, ‘Rambo,’ from their upcoming LP The Wilderness, due out July 26h…. The band just released this teaser video for the album, which can be purchased via the band in the next few weeks HERE. Check it:
You can pick up the 7″ for ‘Rambo’ along with B-side “That Much I Know” available HERE or at selected indie record shops. Stream the 7″ below:
WE HAVE A WINNER: Congratulations to our Features ticket winner, whose favorite song by The Features was also the most voted for, ‘Me & the Skirts.’ The winner was contacted via email last night after the midnight drawing… thank you everyone for playing!
Keep an eye out for more contests coming up soon… and if you are in the Chattanooga area this Saturday, enjoy the show at JJ’s!
TO ENTER: Simply email us your favorite Features song from any release to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subjuct as “The Features Ticket Giveaway.”
Contest ends Wednesday, 4/7 at midnight. One winner will be selected randomly and notified via email. The winner’s name (+ guest) will be at the door the night of the show.
UPDATE: The Stakes Have Been Raised!
Along with the 2 tickets to next weekend’s Features show, JJ’s Bohemia has just thrown in an original Young Monster silk screen poster from last year’s Features show at JJ’s PLUS an official JJ’s Bohemia T-Shirt. See images below…
PLEASE NOTE: We will NOT be shipping these items. Winner must claim their prizes Saturday (4/10) the night of the show at JJ’s Bohemia (231 MLK Blvd).