Music: The Dawn of the Feelies

Sure, the band's swell, but now can they quit their day jobs?

Good idea for a movie. And a great title: Night of the Living Feelies. Here's this really bewitching post-new wave band, living and working out of Haledon, N.J. (pop. 6,888). The notion is that, in the movie, all the residents of a small town not unlike Haledon are red-eyed, ash-faced zombies who lumber into a Feelies concert looking for a midnight snack. The undead are, of course, finally rejuvenated, but not by their customary infusions. The raucous restorative powers of the Feelies is what brings them back to life.

Such a flick, says Feelies Co-Founder Glenn Mercer, 33, would be a...

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