Beyond the real deal is the unreal deal, and therein lies Feeding People: Jessie Jones (vocals) and Louis Filliger (guitarist) are teenagers making some of the heaviest psychedelica around, decades after the 13th Floor Elevators declared their hallucinatory sense of purpose.
Feeding People were founded by Jessie Jones, the nineteen-year-old who channels the raw power of Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick and Janis Joplin at her most primal. With strong, almost vicious vocals - bellowing blasphemies as if possessed by spirits – masked with a sweetness reminiscent of Billie Holiday.
Jones’ siren call reeled in Chris Alfaro of Free the Robots, who produced some of the band’s earliest recordings, all of which were recorded in a single sweaty take in drummer Michael Reinhart’s parents’ 6’x10’ walk-in closet with a 4-track and mic stands made of broom handles.
After playing only a couple shows, Feeding People became the second rock band ever invited to play storied electronic music club Low End Theory, where they shared the stage with Radiohead’s Thom Yorke.