Just a quick update about our next release, Music for Neighbors by The Trypes. The Trypes were a wonderful psychedelic folk rock band from suburban New Jersey well within the Feelies axis, along with Yung Wu, The Willies etc. When The Feelies took a hiatus after the release of Crazy Rhythms, Glenn joined the Trypes, high school friends who were already a band. Bill started recording demos. Then sometime Feelie and all-time Young Wu Dave joined. Then Stan and Brenda took over the rhythms section, then Bill on percussion and by the early mid-80s, The Trypes were an ensemble of anywhere between 4 and 7 or 8 friends playing beautifully arranged folky psychedelia with a heavy nod to George Harrison and the Velvets.
Eventually Bill and Glenn re-formed the Feelies and took Stan and Brenda with them, while the rest of the Trypes formed Speed the Plough, who are still going strong to this day (despite their own hiatus or two). During their existence the Trypes only released 1 EP and contributed a song to a compilation, there were other recordings, ranging from earlier demos, to later rehearsal tapes, painting a broader picture of a unique and powerful band. Acute’s vinyl/download release will feature all this stuff and more, but I don’t want to give too much away, just wanted to get it on the record! Music for Neighbors is due out April 24th on vinyl with digital download or sold digitally lossless or otherwise from various sources. There will be more details in the next few weeks, feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, and to whet your interest, you can listen to the first song here:
(From the) Morning Glories