Tuesday, May 8, 2007

A Powerful Six-Track Alternative Rock Statement

J-Pop phenomenon Feed played their first gig in New York City at the CMJ conference in 1998 on the festival's "Psycho Nite." Throughout 1999, they toured extensively throughout Japan, played SXSW, were featured in Japanese mags such as Dictionary, and were even backed by the owner of the department store DEPT. They became so revered in certain circles that they were asked to play a gig with Smashing Pumpkins at the famed Budokan.

This EP was self-published in 1999 and the soaring vocals and edgy guitar sound attracted the attention of Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye who produced the next album that they were to record. Here's a sampling of some of their tracks. The actual CD is out of print but the EP can be purchased online through emusic.com.

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