HORSE FEATHERS' 'SO IT IS WITH US' STREAMING AT NPR

October 13, 2014

Horse Feathers' new album So It Is With Us was just given the First Listen treatment over at NPR Music. Click here to stream the album one week before its October 21st release date.

So It Is With Us is available for pre-order on cd, lp and mp3.

Catch Horse Feathers on tour this Fall!
10/28 Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo // Tix: http://goo.gl/1FIzW0
10/29 Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret // Tix: http://goo.gl/v9VkHW
10/30 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile // Tix: http://goo.gl/ct6I0P
10/31 Spokane, WA @ The Barlett // Tix: http://goo.gl/dGbOIO
11/01 Missoula, MT @ The Top Hat // Tix: http://goo.gl/GCiJwH
11/02 Bozeman, MT @ The Filling Station // Tix: http://goo.gl/SGtVeB
11/04 Jackson, WY @ Town Square Tavern // Tix: http://goo.gl/qv4uGl
11/07 Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater // Tix:
11/08 Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater // Tix: http://goo.gl/0Ql1Bw
11/09 Colorado Springs, CO @ Ivywild School // Tix: http://goo.gl/P570wJ
11/11 Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits // Tix: http://goo.gl/mbefta
11/13 Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain // Tix: http://goo.gl/ugPUVC
11/14 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada // Tix:
11/15 Norman, OK @ Opolis Production LLC // Tix:
11/18 St Louis, MO @ The Firebird // Tix: http://goo.gl/rhNefc
11/19 Madison, WI @ Play Circle Theater // Tix: http://goo.gl/0AXXU
11/20 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall // Tix: http://goo.gl/oo7Jsk
11/21 La Crosse, WI @ Cavalier Theater & Lounge // Tix:
11/22 St Paul, MN @ Turf Club // Tix: http://goo.gl/reqEqL
11/23 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium // Tix: http://goo.gl/qY2gBv
11/29 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom // Tix:
12/03 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall // Tix: http://goo.gl/R0xAKc
12/04 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Club // Tix: http://goo.gl/OsoX05
12/05 Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite // Tix: http://goo.gl/IkueX6
12/06 San Diego, CA @ Casbah San Diego // Tix: http://goo.gl/L1MBgM
12/07 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom // Tix: http://goo.gl/8cq8ww
12/09 Flagstaff, AZ @ Coconino Center for the Arts // Tix: http://goo.gl/M3P7yW
12/11 Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room // Tix:
12/12 Boise, ID @ Neurolux // Tix: http://goo.gl/yEfjww
12/13 Eugene, OR @ The WOW Hall // Tix: http://goo.gl/8cq8ww

Horse Feathers release "Violently Wild" video at Pop Matters

September 29, 2014

Pop Matters just premiered the Dustin Dybvig directed video for Horse Feathers' song "Violently Wild" from the upcoming album So It Is With Us.

So It Is With Us isn't being released until October 21st, but you can pre-order the album NOW on cd, lp or digitally!
You can download "Violently Wild" for FREE at the Kill Rock Stars Bandcamp page!

Catch Horse Feathers on tour this Fall!
10/04 Portland, OR @ Live Wire Radio at Alberta Rose Theatre // Tix: http://goo.gl/LRdLc8
10/28 Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo // Tix: http://goo.gl/1FIzW0
10/29 Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret // Tix: http://goo.gl/v9VkHW
10/30 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile // Tix: http://goo.gl/ct6I0P
10/31 Spokane, WA @ The Barlett // Tix: http://goo.gl/dGbOIO
11/01 Missoula, MT @ The Top Hat // Tix: http://goo.gl/GCiJwH
11/02 Bozeman, MT @ The Filling Station // Tix: http://goo.gl/SGtVeB
11/04 Jackson, WY @ Town Square Tavern // Tix: http://goo.gl/qv4uGl
11/07 Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater // Tix: http://goo.gl/YWgmnj
11/08 Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater // Tix: http://goo.gl/0Ql1Bw
11/09 Colorado Springs, CO @ Ivywild School // Tix: http://goo.gl/P570wJ
11/11 Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits // Tix: http://goo.gl/mbefta
11/13 Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain // Tix: http://goo.gl/ugPUVC
11/14 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada // Tix: http://goo.gl/kdJ0dO
11/15 Norman, OK @ Opolis Production LLC // Tix: http://goo.gl/C5fmUa
11/18 St Louis, MO @ The Firebird // Tix: http://goo.gl/rhNefc
11/19 Madison, WI @ Play Circle Theater // Tix: http://goo.gl/0AXXU
11/20 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall // Tix: http://goo.gl/oo7Jsk
11/21 La Crosse, WI @ Cavalier Theater & Lounge // Tix: http://goo.gl/ro7CYO
11/22 St Paul, MN @ Turf Club // Tix: http://goo.gl/reqEqL
11/23 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium // Tix: http://goo.gl/qY2gBv
11/29 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom // Tix: http://goo.gl/1u7gZv
12/03 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall // Tix: http://goo.gl/R0xAKc
12/04 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Club // Tix: http://goo.gl/OsoX05
12/05 Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite // Tix: http://goo.gl/IkueX6
12/06 San Diego, CA @ Casbah San Diego // Tix: http://goo.gl/L1MBgM
12/07 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom // Tix: http://goo.gl/8cq8ww
12/09 Flagstaff, AZ @ Coconino Center for the Arts // Tix: http://goo.gl/M3P7yW
12/11 Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room // Tix: http://goo.gl/FZTH8v
12/12 Boise, ID @ Neurolux // Tix: http://goo.gl/yEfjww
12/13 Eugene, OR @ The WOW Hall // Tix: http://goo.gl/8cq8ww

HORSE FEATHERS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'SO IT IS WITH US'

July 28, 2014

We are happy to announce that we'll be releasing Horse Feathers' latest album So It Is With Us on October 21st, 2014. The track "Violently Wild" debuted over at NPR's All Songs Considered Blog earlier today. Click here to read all about it!

Some quick true/false facts about the band Horse Feathers and their new album, So It Is With Us:

1. The record was partially recorded in a barn in a beautiful pastoral setting in rural Oregon
(true, but hasn’t everybody done this now?)

2. The band lives in Portland, OR
(also true, and they are consciously and unconsciously living breathing stereotypes just like the ones portrayed in Portlandia)

3. Horse Feathers last album charted on Billboard by selling fewer records than they had in the past
(true, but maybe more a comment on the music industry as a whole?)

4. For this album, the band was influenced by the following: Pentangle, Talk Talk, Paul Simon, The Band, Van Morrison, John Wesley Harding era Bob Dylan, Desire era Bob Dylan, and Abner Jay (not what you would have guessed, right?)

Justin Ringle, the man behind all ten years of Horse Feathers, has the following to say about the making of this album, and the current state of his band:

“I wanted to stop. I did all the touring for my fourth record – "Cynic's New Year" – and ended the year 2012 disillusioned and defeated. I didn't touch my guitar for months, which was the longest I had gone in about 15 years. I thought that my career in music was over and wondered if I even wanted to do it anymore. After an arduous period of self-doubt and discovery, I finally arrived at the enlightened idea that maybe it should just be a little more fun. I had grown weary of talking to people after shows who said that my last record “helped them through their divorce”. I have always been flattered by that sort of thing, but I realized what I wanted to hear was how my last record helped them “have a great weekend”. If you have heard any of my previous records you will realize that this transformation from “divorce” band to “weekend” band would be a tall order. And it was! I wouldn’t say we’ve become a “party band” overnight, but I certainly tried to change things a bit.

I enlisted friends to play with me that I trusted and had known for years. Along with longtime bandmates Nathan Crockett (strings/mandolin) and Dustin Dybvig (percusion/drums/keys), I threw Justin Power (bass/vocals) into the mix to have an honest to god rhythm section for the first time. With Lauren Vidal on cello and Brad Parsons singing harmonies, we played an impromptu show at Sasquatch and people liked it. We liked it, and the unusual feeling that I had after that show – which I think is referred to as “joy” – became something I wanted to experience again. I shared more. I stopped editing myself as much. The joy of playing live became its own reward, and I dared myself to allow that joy to shape the songwriting. In the end, I was able to let it go, and I don't own it anymore. Which also feels like joy. That's the way it was, and so it is with us.”

So It Is With Us will be released on Kill Rock Stars on October 21, 2014.

HORSE FEATHERS TOUR DATES
09/20 Medford, OR @ downtownART+SOUND // Tix: http://goo.gl/17ddYl
10/28 Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo // Tix: http://goo.gl/1FIzW0
10/29 Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret // Tix: http://goo.gl/v9VkHW
10/30 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile // Tix: http://goo.gl/ct6I0P
10/31 Spokane, WA @ The Barlett // Tix: http://goo.gl/dGbOIO
11/01 Missoula, MT @ The Top Hat // Tix: http://goo.gl/GCiJwH
11/02Bozeman, MT @ The Filling Station // Tix: http://goo.gl/SGtVeB
11/04 Jackson, WY @ Town Square Tavern // Tix: http://goo.gl/qv4uGl
11/08 Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater // Tix: http://goo.gl/0Ql1Bw
11/09 Colorado Springs, CO @ Ivywild School // Tix: http://goo.gl/P570wJ
11/11 Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits // Tix: http://goo.gl/mbefta
11/13 Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain // Tix: http://goo.gl/ugPUVC
11/14 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada // Tix: http://goo.gl/kdJ0dO
11/15 Norman, OK @ Opolis Production LLC // Tix: http://goo.gl/C5fmUa
11/18 St Louis, MO @ The Firebird // Tix: http://goo.gl/rhNefc
11/19 Madison, WI @ Play Circle Theater // Tix: http://goo.gl/0AXXU
11/20 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall // Tix: http://goo.gl/oo7Jsk
11/21 La Crosse, WI @ Cavalier Theater & Lounge // Tix: http://goo.gl/ro7CYO
11/22 St Paul, MN @ Turf Club // Tix: http://goo.gl/reqEqL
11/23 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium // Tix: http://goo.gl/qY2gBv
11/29 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom // Tix: http://goo.gl/1u7gZ
12/03 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall // Tix: http://goo.gl/R0xAKc
12/04 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Club // Tix: http://goo.gl/OsoX05
12/05 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
12/06 San Diego, CA @ Casbah San Diego http://goo.gl/L1MBgM
12/07 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom // Tix: http://goo.gl/8cq8ww
12/12 Boise, ID @ Neurolux // Tix: http://goo.gl/yEfjww
12/13 Eugene, OR @ The WOW Hall // Tix: http://goo.gl/8cq8ww

HORSE FEATHERS 'KRS ARCHIVES VOL. 1' FOUR-CASSETTE BOX SET AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

March 20, 2014

In celebration of Horse Feathers' 10-year anniversary as a band, we've collected all of their KRS releases (2012's Cynic's New Year, 2010's Thistled Spring, 2008's House With No Home, and the "Cascades" and "Drain You" 7-inch singles) and included 5 previously unreleased recordings to create the KRS Archives, Volume 1 four-cassette box set! Horse Feathers' KRS Archives, Volume 1 box set is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies and features handsome original artwork by the bands' long time collaborator Lloyd Winter. KRS Archives, Volume 1 is available for pre-order now for the low price of $20 in the Kill Rock Stars mail-order store, and will ship to arrive by April 22nd.

Horse Feathers are playing the Treefort Music Festival in Boise, ID this weekend, and heading on an all-acoustic tour of the East Coast this April. The band is accepting setlist requests for the tour via their Facebook page.

Horse Feathers tour dates
3/21 Boise ID @ Treefort Music Festival tickets
4/8 Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox tickets
4/9 Florence, AL @ 116 Mobile tickets
4/10 Decature, GA @ Eddie's Attic tickets
4/11 Savannah, GA @ Cafe 36 tickets
4/12 Asheville, NC @ Isis tickets
4/13 Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse tickets
4/14 Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern tickets
4/16 Philadelphia, PA @ Tin Angel tickets
4/17 Washington, DC @ The Hamilton tickets
4/18 Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands Gallery tickets
4/19 New York, NY @ Joe's Pub tickets
4/21 Cambidge, MA @ The Sinclair tickets
4/22 Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre tickets
4/24 Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks tickets
4/25 Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark tickets
4/26 Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk Music tickets

Horse Feathers touring US and Europe Nov-Dec!

October 26, 2012

Horse Feathers are rolling their covered wagon all over the place. Check them out!

11/01 Missoula MT Top Hat Lounge
11/02 Bozeman MT The Filling Station
11/04 Minneapolis MN 7th Street Entry
11/05 Iowa City IA The Mill
11/07 Columbus OH Rumba Cafe
11/08 Toronto ON Drake Hotel
11/09 Buffalo NY The Ninth Ward at Babeville
11/10 Pittsburgh PA Club Cafe
11/11 Philadelphia PA Johnny Brenda's
11/12 Boston MA Brighton Music Hall
11/13 Biddeford ME The Oak & The Ax
11/14 Brooklyn NY Knitting Factory
11/15 Washington DC Black Cat
11/16 Chapel Hill NC Local 506
11/19 London UK Borderline (w/ Crooked Fingers)
11/20 Brussels BE Rotonde Botanique (w/ Crooked Fingers)
11/21 Amsterdam NL Paradiso (w/ Crooked Fingers)
11/22 Frankfurt GE Zoom (w/ Crooked Fingers)
11/23 Stuttgart GE 1210 (w/ Crooked Fingers)
11/26 Berlin GE Monarch (w/ Crooked Fingers)
11/27 Munster DE Gleis 22 (w/ Crooked Fingers)
11/28 Aarau CH Kiff (w/ Crooked Fingers)
11/29 Bern CH ISC (w/ Crooked Fingers)
12/01 Vienna AT Haus Der Musik
12/02 Zagreb CR Klub Mocvara
12/06 Boulder CO The Fox Theatre
12/07 Denver CO Bluebird Theater
12/08 Santa Fe NM SOL @ Santa Fe Brewing Company
12/09 Phoenix AZ The Crescent Ballroom
12/10 San Diego CA Soda Bar
12/11 Los Angeles CA Echo
12/12 San Francisco CA The Independent
12/14 Eugene OR W.O.W. Hall
12/15 Portland OR Aladdin Theater

Horse Feathers' "Fit Against The Country" on Burgerville Records' Rise And Shine benefit cd

October 09, 2012

Horse Feathers' "Fit Against The Country" is on the new Rise And Shine compilation release by Burgerville Records. Rise And Shine is a 2 cd benefit compilation for the Sunshine Division and other local emergency food relief groups in the Portland, Oregon area. You can purchase the compilation at your local Burgerville! There's some more information about the compilation here.

Horse Feathers tour dates:
10/19 Vancouver BC Biltmore Cabaret
10/20 Seattle WA City Arts Fest
11/01 Missoula MT Top Hat Lounge
11/02 Bozeman MT The Filling Station
11/04 Minneapolis MN 7th Street Entry
11/05 Iowa City IA The Mill
11/07 Columbus OH Rumba Cafe
11/08 Toronto ON Drake Hotel
11/09 Buffalo NY The Ninth Ward at Babeville
11/10 Pittsburgh PA Club Cafe
11/11 Philadelphia PA Johnny Brenda's
11/12 Boston MA Brighton Music Hall
11/13 Biddeford ME The Oak & The Ax
11/14 Brooklyn NY Knitting Factory
11/15 Washington DC Black Cat
11/19 London UK Borderline (w/ Crooked Fingers)
11/20 Brussels BE Rotonde Botanique (w/ Crooked Fingers)
11/21 Amsterdam NL Paradiso (w/ Crooked Fingers)
11/22 Frankfurt GE Zoom (w/ Crooked Fingers)
11/23 Stuttgart GE 1210 (w/ Crooked Fingers)
11/26 Berlin GE Monarch (w/ Crooked Fingers)
11/27 Munster DE Gleis 22 (w/ Crooked Fingers)
11/28 Aarau CH Kiff (w/ Crooked Fingers)
11/29 Bern CH ISC (w/ Crooked Fingers)
12/01 Vienna AT Haus Der Musik
12/02 Zagreb CR Klub Mocvara
12/06 Boulder CO The Fox Theatre
12/07 Denver CO Bluebird Theater
12/08 Santa Fe NM SOL @ Santa Fe Brewing Company
12/09 Phoenix AZ The Crescent Ballroom
12/11 Los Angeles CA Echo
12/12 San Francisco CA The Independent
12/14 Eugene OR W.O.W. Hall
12/15 Portland OR Aladdin Theater