Brenda Sauter (The Feelies, Wild Carnation) :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

After The Feelies splintered, bassist Brenda Sauter formed Wild Carnation. Tricycle, Wild Carnation’s 1994 debut, is an under-heralded classic of Garden State folk rock. Feelies fans will find plenty to love — and much more. Tricycle is getting deservedly spruced up in a remastered/expanded form by Delmore Recordings for Record Store Day this month, so Aquarium Drunkard hopped on the phone with Sauter to get the behind-the-scenes details. Like any good New Jersey saga, it features Maxwell’s, Yo La Tengo and a Sopranos cast member.

The Trypes :: Music For Neighbors

Emerging from the fertile Haledon, NJ scene of the early 1980s, The Trypes only released one EP—1984’s Explorers Hold—before morphing into Speed The Plough. The Trypes counted various Feelies in their ranks, and while there’s plenty of common ground between the two groups, they’re much more than just a Feelies footnote, as a 40th anniversary of Music For Neighbors attests to.