Horse Feathers share a track from upcoming album on Kill Rock Stars, get pretty violent

Horse Feathers share a track from upcoming album on Kill Rock Stars, get pretty violent

Indie folk outfit Horse Feathers have returned to their longtime label home, Kill Rock Stars, for their newest LP, So It Is With Us. Of the process leading to their fifth record, vocalist/songwriter Justin Ringle says, “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.” Because at the end of the day, if you aren’t having fun, why bust your ass on that banjo night after night?

In that joyful spirit, the five-piece has premiered lead single “Violently Wild” via NPR. The opening song has a soaring, triumphant quality, with Ringle rousing the jangly outfit to a bright and optimistic harmony. Yes, there’s a banjo, a violin solo, and plenty of beards, but Horse Feathers can play, so don’t mess with their down-home Portland sound. The group is also gearing up for a long string of North American tour dates, beginning and ending in their Pacific Northwest territory. Before So It Is With Us drops on October 21, listen to “Violently Wild” here.

Horse Feathers tour dates:

10.28.14 - Bellingham, WA - The Wild Buffalo
10.29.14 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
10.30.14 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
10.31.14 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett
11.01.14 - Missoula, MT - Top Hat Lounge
11.02.14 - Bozeman, MT - The Filling Station
11.04.14 - Jackson, WY - The Town Square Tavern
11.07.14 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
11.08.14 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
11.09.14 - Colorado Springs, CO - Ivywild School
11.11.14 - Albuquerque, NM - Low Spirits
11.13.14 - Austin, TX - Holy Mountain
11.14.14 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
11.15.14 - Norman, OK - The Opolis
11.18.14 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird
11.19.14 - Madison, WI - Play Circle Theater
11.20.14 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
11.21.14 - La Crosse, WI - Cavalier Theater
11.22.14 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
11.23.14 - Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
11.29.14 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
12.03.14 - San Francisco, CA - GAMH
12.04.14 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Atrium at Catalyst
12.05.14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Satellite
12.06.14 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
12.07.14 - Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
12.11.14 - Salt Lake City, UT - State Room
12.12.14 - Boise, ID - Neurolux
12.13.14 - Eugene, OR - W.O.W. Hall

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