“Did you ever go to Jimbo's out on Virginia Key where the wastewater treatment plant is? The shitty broken glass covered beach next Jimbo's/ facing Fisher Island is what we used to call Flannel Beach,” Coral Morphologic’s Colin Foord tells The Creators Project.
The artists, activists, and marine biologists featured in The Creators Project's recent documentary, Coral City, recently teamed up with Miami’s Discosoma Records to put out an eclectic Floridian indie rock compilation album, Flannel Beach: The Doom Years. The 17-track LP features art by Brian Butler as well as tons of unreleased stuff from local mainstays, including what very well may be Awesome New Republic's first recording ever. The art "depicts that beach and surrounding mangroves. Now just a memory like most of the bands on the mixtape, a time capsule," explains Foord. It's basically your very own piece of South Floridian history.
The record label recently released two music videos for songs featured on the album that you can check out below:
Flannel Beach: The Doom Years has spawned an extensive merch campaign with t-shirts, vinyl albums, and cassette tapes for purchase. The proceeds from the record release will go on to benefit the South Pointe Park Coral Nursery, so pick up your copy from Discosoma’s Bandcamp and help preserve Miami’s majestic coral reefs.