It’s been a touch over three years since New Brunswick rockers Feeny dropped their debut EP, Winter Of Our Disconnect. Since then, the trio of Joe MacPhee (bass/vocals), Matthew Koerner (vocals/guitar) and Jordan Miller (drums) have rigorously cut their teeth in the live circuit while looking out at the next big move.
The measured patience and hard work has paid off for Feeny, as their forthcoming sophomore release, No Beauty in Routine, immediately thrusts them into the spotlight amongst the NJ local scene’s elite. The six track affair finds Feeny exploring heavy emotional depths mined alongside their own spins on a classic shoegaze meets all-forms-of-punk sound.
Speak Into My Good Eye is happy to host No Beauty in Routine‘s second cut, “Spoliation (Uncomfortable).” Playing in an atmosphere and mood typically reserved for luminaries like Brand New, minus the screaming, Feeny brilliantly conveys a certain anxiety as plodding strums and rhythms work with interspersed vocal harmonies and fuzzy guitar passages.
“This song is about that moment when you realize that a relationship can go no further due to irreconcilable differences of thought,” shares Koerner. “It’s about when someone says something that perturbs you to a very uncomfortable point but you keep this knowledge to yourself, avoid making a scene and silently slip out of their lives. We tried a lot of different tones, tempos and sounds out on this record in opposition to our last one, and I think the fact that we were blasting Radiohead’s The Bends on the way to the studio that morning had something to do with the outro guitar noises.”
Stream Feeny’s “Spoliation (Uncomfortable)” below and look for No Beauty in Routine out February 29th. For the latest on upcoming shows and more, keep up with all things Feeny by shooting a like here.