A Weekend At The Feelies
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A Weekend At The Feelies

Edmonds, Washington, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013

Edmonds, Washington, United States
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Alternative Dream Pop

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May
27
A Weekend At The Feelies @ The Highline

Seattle, Washington, United States

Seattle, Washington, United States

May
09
A Weekend At The Feelies @ Blue Moon Tavern

Seattle, Washington, United States

Seattle, Washington, United States

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"While there is not much information on Jordan Campbell's side project A Weekend At The Feelies, one thing is for certain we find his latest track quite intriguing. "Lowly Buzzard” is the first single from the artist and if it's any indication of what the future holds, you might want to keep an eye out for this up-and-comer.

The arrangement here is impeccable. Opening with a low, reverb-drenched guitar, Campbell works the chords like an undercurrent beneath crystallized synths. The punchy kick and bass step into the forefront to keep the sound from getting too big. The amount of space and the Cayucas-style vocals bring it all together with a sweet bit of poetry: “I’m just like you, a lowly buzzard searching for food.” Here's hoping we won’t have to wait too long until the next single." - Earmilk.com


"We’ve been big fans of Jordan Campbell since last year when he released the gloriously languid and atmospheric ”Lowly Buzzard”. Since then we have featured him fairly frequently and no doubt will continue to do so for some time, as he keeps churning out beautifully relaxed vibes like his latest, “Glow”.

There’s a “Theme from Twin Peaks” vibe to it as Campbell’s distant vocals glides across the light, summer evening guitar that will ultimately slip into a warm indie pop jangle. Time passes with a tick tick tick as a wide open sky of tranquillity drifts overhead, day becomes night becomes day again. Clouds pass by softly as the sunlight glares brightly, momentarily freed from its billowed shield before once again succumbing to marshmallow sounds. Birdsong melts into starlight and then the dawn, as a new days breaks with a vibrancy and optimism before that too settles into the steady rhythm of the afternoon.

For a track that deals with a desire to go back and change things, to have more time, it sounds as if it has all the time in the world. Even the video, which you can see below, is a suitably fuzzy and glowing four minutes of soft focus visuals to accompany a wonderfully soft focus tune." - Alphabet Bands


"Fairly new local chillwavers, A Weekend at the Feelies got things going with some well-crafted dreamy shoegaze. At first I was momentarily disappointed that they were not a Feelies cover band, but that feeling soon dissipated as they provided bright, summery guitar riffs and distant echoing vocals that all eventually converged into pleasant indie-pop jingles. At times, A Weekend at the Feelies slid into a noticeably more experimental and dissonant realm, but their drummer, with his clean, crisp beats, kept the melodies grounded against a chasm of sonic distortions. Their ethereal set reminded me of an underwater Arcade Fire (or an on land Ducktails) which is not to say extinguished, but rather harmoniously stretched and pulled like salt water taffy." - The Stranger


Discography

Still working on that hot first release.

Photos

Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

A Weekend at the Feelies is the musical project of Seattle-based singer-songwriter Jordan Campbell. A transplant of Long Beach, California by way of his hometown Phoenix, Arizona, Campbell crafts ethereal art rock that heralds the emotive landscapes of his recent westward sojourns. The northwest has now found Campbell taking stages with a new full band and songs never-before-heard yet never more fully expressed.


A Weekend at the Feelies first trickled into existence in 2012 in the form of a mailing list. As he settled into a studio apartment in Southern California and worked nights waiting tables, Campbell promised to release a brand new track every two weeks to whoever subscribed. Within a week he took his chances with 400-something friends, high school teachers, co-workers, all the contacts his Gmail could float him. Eight weekends later, Campbell had swooned them with track after track of gorgeous, unsettling dream pop. An early standout demo Machinedream held a surreal rhythm as Campbell voiced a sobering disillusionment with his new surroundings in Long Beach Harbor. Equal parts Gil Scott-Heron and Washed Out.


Campbells sonic and lyrical gifts were apparent from the beginning. Wholly reverbed vocal ruminations embed themselves in cascading guitar loops as rhythms shift tectonically underneath. The elements coalesce in breathtaking arrangements and codas that truly belie its outset as merely a bedroom experiment.


Even after scrapping the initial tracks, Campbell says he finds himself busier and more immersed in the creative process right now than ever before. He currently shares a place with his drummer and synth player/recording engineer, who are lifelong friends from Arizona, and his manager just followed suit with a move to the city. While local press is effusive with praise for A Weekend at the Feelies live performances, Campbell gave one word: informative.


If "Lowly Buzzard is any indication of what the future holds, you might want to keep an eye out for this up-and-comer - earmilk.com


They match shoegaze guitar tone with driving, upbeat tracks that filled [the venue] front to back with excellent noise Altogether, A Weekend at the Feelies made the local opener set as good as it can get. - live review, kexp.org