The Features are a psychedelic rock-pop band from Sparta, TN consisting of guitarist and vocalist Matt Pelham, bassist Roger Dabbs, keyboardist Parrish Yaw, and drummer Rollan Haas. They play tonight at the Red Palace, and their new album, Wilderness, is available now.
Rollum was gracious enough to share with us the first piece of vinyl he bought, his favorite record store, and the thrill of a bargain:
“My favorite LP finds are usually things I get at thrift stores for cheap. It’s a nice feeling to find something you’ve been looking for and paying 99 cents instead of $30.”
“My favorite find has been The Music Machine’s Turn On. It’s not necessarily the most valuable record, but I’d been looking for it and happened to stumble across it at a random Goodwill.”
“I didn’t buy records until high school. When I was a kid it was all DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince cassettes. The first thing I remember buying was a Gary Numan “Cars/Metal 7″.”
“The best record store in the world is Grimey’s in Nashville. They have the best new selection, and they’ve managed to avoid the eBay price-gouging horseshit on their used stuff.”
If you long to hear music that takes ya back while somehow simultaneously remaining current, check ’em out tonight at the Red Palace.