Horse Feathers w/s/g Lowland Hum
Horse Feathers feels like a secret you dont really want to share. Over twelve years and five albums, a passionate fan base has experienced this band as a precious commodity that they want to keep close to their hearts. One reason for this can be found in lead singer Justin Ringles distinctive voice, at once vulnerable and piercing, and in the quality of the music: gorgeous, lush string arrangements surrounding stark, visceral lyrics whose bite makes a piquant juxtaposition to the surrounding beauty.
Now, however, Horse Feathers has created an album that differs enough from its predecessors to suggest that the cat might get out of the bag. On Appreciation, their sixth full-length and the fifth on venerable independent label Kill Rock Stars, the signifiers of the band are there: Ringles warm tenor and lyrics that speak of work, love, and other struggles. But on this album less of the song dynamics are achieved with strings and more with an exciting new rhythm section steeped in Northern Soul. Longtime violinist Nathan Crockett and keyboardist Dustin Dybvig provide continuity, but much of Appreciation feels like the best of Ringles previous musical ideas just took a giant step into a larger arena.
Lowland Hum is an art-folk band based in Charlottesville, Virginia, made up of husband/wife team Daniel and Lauren Goans. The bands songs have been described as poetic and evocative, and their arrangements minimal, hushed and dynamic. Lowland Hums engaging performance style is a seamless blend of vulnerability and comedy, paving the way for moments of intimate connection and levity alike.
See Horse Feathers perform with special guest Lowland Hum and Kevin Maul, Billy Eli, Pete Bearup @ the Hangar on the Hudson 10/7/18
Doors @ 6, show @ 7
The Hangar on the Hudson (View)
675 River Street
Troy, NY 12180
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|