by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
I first met Jason Meyer back in 2010 for this article that was also published in The Reader. It was an interview with his band Talking Mountain that focused in part on my love of their song “The Abominable Abdominal Snowman,” arguably one of the best songs ever produced by any Nebraska band. Arguably. Look, any song about a snowman obsessed with weight lifting is going to be on that list.
My only regret having seen Talking Mountain at least a dozen times over the course of their short existence was never buying one of their muppet-like fur masks worn during performances (though I can only imagine how it would have smelled).
After Talking Mountain came the first iteration of Feel Tight, a self-proclaimed (in this article from August 2014) “black-prog-stoner-doom” rock band. Around the same time, Meyer was in psych-rock band Calm Fur (seen here from December 2014).
Now comes a new iteration of Feel Tight, or The Feel Tight, as Meyer referred to it in a recent email, which stated that “...a new/first album is well underway with a whole new line-up…” Included in the email was a link to the following rather bizarre video.
Who’s going to be playing alongside Meyer in this new interation of The Feel Tight is still a mystery, though we have an idea how it’ll sound: “(The band is) taking on a pretty cool Krautrock, proggy feel. My old roommate Dan turned me on to Neu!, and that influence is very much there, but heavier.”
Sounds like the new album will include some interesting guests that Meyer has crossed paths with on his trips to Oklahoma, which makes sense since to me, Meyer has always been Omaha’s version of Wayne Coyne.
Check out where he’s evolved to now…
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