After going on a brief hiatus and putting down his guitar for the first time in 15 years, Horse Feathers' lead singer Justin Ringle realized he desperately needed to have more fun with music. The group's new album, "So It Is With Us" is Ringle's transition from sad and quiet to upbeat and spirited. The album is unlike any of their previous releases; it features stronger drums and bass, powerful violins and climactic tempos with intros that build energy.
Horse Feathers, possibly the quintessential Portland, Oregon band, have added new members and new fun to the mix of their art.
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Horse Feathers' frontman Justin Ringle pours lilt and swagger into every dark corner of the band's ornate music.
Portland, Ore.'s Horse Feathers, helmed by frontman and singer/guitarist Justin Ringle, is not to be missed. Once a collaboration with Peter Broderick, Horse Feathers has grown into an artful orchestra complemented by fine singing and poetic lyrics.
Last night Off Broadway played host to a contingency of music fans excited to hear and witness Horse Feathers' subdued, folk-Gothic-orchestral magic in the flesh. Opener, Caroline Smith (whose vocals sound surprisingly like Joanna Newsom) and the Goodnight Sleeps offered a toe tapping, hand clapping, high energy, folk-rock show.
A solemn brand of folk music swept through Off Broadway Wednesday night when Hello MTN and Caroline Smith opened for Horse Feathers. The rise and fall movements of Horse Feathers were indicative of an evening which led to a solid crowd who provided their ever attentive ears to the crescendo of the artists on stage.
Purveyors of sweetly sparse folk, Portland quartet Horse Feathers stir emotions with wispy vocals and a variety of dreamily plucked string instruments. Close your eyes, envision lying supine in a serene meadow, and tune into their transcendent in-studio performance at KDHX.