Horse Feathers share second single from ‘Appreciation’ out 4th May on Kill Rock Stars

April 6, 2018

John W Clark

Horse Feathers share new single
“Don’t Mean To Pry”
Forthcoming album Appreciation
out 4th May on Kill Rock Stars


Portland-based band Horse Feathers have released their new track “Don’t Mean To Pry” via Brooklyn Vegan. The track appears on their forthcoming album Appreciation, out May 4 on Kill Rock Stars and follows the opening single, “Without Applause”.

On Appreciation, their sixth full-length and the fifth on independent label Kill Rock Stars, the signifiers of the band are there: Lead singer Justin Ringle’s 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 Ringle’s previous musical ideas just took a giant step into a larger arena.

“It just felt like a fresh take on how my songs can come across,” Ringle says. “With this incarnation, it’s okay if what I’m doing right now is in fact kind of a pop song. I can have a chorus and repeat something. I’m more aware of that and enjoy it.”

Horse Feathers will be touring the UK in September – dates to be announced shortly.

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