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The Boom That Put The Lights Out

by The Feebs

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The Feebs return with their first authorized album in over ten years. Recorded at little ease, his home studio in se/pdx, "The Boom That Put The Lights Out" finds the Feebs at the top of his songwriting game, spooling out gorgeous low-key harmonies over acoustic guitar, banjo and Hammond organ. Haunting, contemplative songs of experience and wisdom as a byproduct of aging. Vivid poetry tossed off casually. Black humor and cloistered confessions echoing Westerberg, Barlow, Costello, Springsteen. Put the lights out and listen.

The Feebs' music has been described as "personal, varied, strongly based on traditional songwriting virtues but full of invention and fresh as can be." It's also been described as sounding like it was "recorded in the bathroom." Founding member of the seminal 80s Long Island, NY basement band The Martyrs, Jim O'Shaughnessy began recording as The Feebs in 1994 while living in North Carolina. A return to NY was followed by a none-too-soon relocation to Portland, Oregon where he recorded in his basement, dubbed Little Ease Studios. An obsession with the sounds of his favorite music (Costello, Westerberg, Beach Boys) inspires his own work. He plays all the instruments (guitar, bass, keyboards, lap steel, drums, an odd assortment of percussion, penny whistle, keymonica, etc., etc.) and records it all on a digital 8-track, which he tries as hard as possible to make sound like his old busted 4-track.


released October 27, 2013

Words & Music by Jim O'Shaughnessy
Performed and recorded by Jim O'Shaughnessy
Little Ease Studios, Portland, OR
©℗ 2013 Jim O'Shaughnessy
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