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Horse Feathers

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Portland, United States (2004 – present)

After fronting several rock bands in his native Idaho, singer/songwriter Justin Ringle moved to Portland, OR in 2004 and began focusing on acoustic music, playing open mics regularly under the moniker Horse Feathers. In 2005, multi-instrumentalist Peter Broderick heard a couple of Justin’s demos and offered to help flesh them out. In February 2006 the duo went into Skyler Norwood’s Miracle Lake studios and recorded their debut album, Words Are Dead, which was released that September on Portland label, Lucky Madison. Later that year, Peter’s sister Heather Broderick joined the group on cello and by 2007, Horse Feathers began featuring a rotating cast of instrumentalists backing Justin’s guitar and vocals.

Justin and the Brodericks returned to Miracle Lake studios in the fall and winter of 2007 and recorded House With No Home, which was released on Kill Rock Stars in the spring of 2008. Around that time, Peter left the country to pursue music in Europe, and Nathan Crockett was enlisted to cover violin duties. Several months later, Heather also left the group to pursue other musical projects and cellist Catherine Odell came on board. The current lineup was rounded out at the beginning of 2009 when Sam Cooper joined as a multi-instrumentalist. As a four piece, the group has been touring extensively and released a new album entitled Thistled Spring on Kill Rock Stars, April 20th, 2010.

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  • CosmicPi

    Smooth

    11 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Pisum-sativum

    Their concert in Zagreb was beyond beautiful. Thank you <3

    3 Dec 2012 Reply
  • tiffany_aching

    loved them live.

    3 Dec 2012 Reply
  • julishoe

    To everyone who gets the chance: go see them live! One of the best concerts I've ever been to.

    29 Nov 2012 Reply
  • TwenteHenna

    They have such beautiful stage performances! [2] And they played CASCADES with two singing saws last night in Münster. How amazing to see that live for the first time. I was concerned the girl who normally played the violin could hurt herself, I mean it was a freakin big saw! But she did a flawless job. Go see them live. It's a real treat.

    28 Nov 2012 Reply
  • the_Crowder

    He doesn't sound like Sam Beam, he has a better voice... but the songwriting will never come close

    16 Nov 2012 Reply
  • satanistrue2you

    I agree with the comment about Sam Beam.

    9 Nov 2012 Reply
  • bkelleher

    New album is great. They just don't make bad albums.

    27 Sep 2012 Reply
  • milkshakeeeee

    This guys voice reminds me a lot of Tony Dekkers ! <3

    27 Jun 2012 Reply
  • casablanca

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    2 May 2012 Reply
  • KageNaraku

    They have such beautiful stage performances!

    2 May 2012 Reply
  • nixhex4311

    This guys voice reminds me a lot of Sam Beam's.

    30 Apr 2012 Reply
  • rustedembrace

    I'm failing to understand why its not getting more attention.

    25 Apr 2012 Reply
  • itsdacris

    I randomly got on their page today just to find out they have a new album. YEAH! 5 seconds of "A Heart Arcane" was enough to put a smile on my face.

    22 Apr 2012 Reply
  • VanThem

    The whole new album is just magnificent, but Last Waltz has to be the pick of the bunch. Amazing.

    22 Apr 2012 Reply
  • rustedembrace

    This new album is fucking incredible

    20 Apr 2012 Reply
  • TheRealLastFM

    Haven't streamed it yet, been holding out to buy it... and listen to nothing else for a month :)

    16 Apr 2012 Reply
  • groupiee

    endlich! :)

    15 Apr 2012 Reply
  • PseudoSinister

    I can already tell Cynic's New Year is gonna be my favorite album from these guys. Quite possibly album of the year!

    14 Apr 2012 Reply
  • bkelleher

    it's streaming on NPR.

    13 Apr 2012 Reply
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