Smokey & the Feeelings hail from Edmonton, Alberta. Nickelas “Smokey” Johnson was formerly the frontman of Field+Stream; the Feeelings currently are Paul Arnusch (Whitsundays, Wet Secrets), Aaron Parker (Cantoo, Whitsundays) & Tom Murray (Eamon McGrath). A few decades and albums in, career highlights include touring with the Akron Family, playing guitar for and making dinner for Damo Suzuki, being told by Lou Barlow that one Sled Island set was “fucking awesome”, playing with Calvin Johnson, Phil Elverum, Magnolia Electric Co., and learning how to make codeine cups with Evan Dando.
Through a smog of ambience they dissect and refract a kind of gothic country music; vaccillating between plumbing eerie depths and yelping through vaguely familiar haunts.
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