Cut of the Day: "Bones," Sam Cooper

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Coming from a member of gentle Portland folkies Horse Feathers, it should be pretty easy to predict the sound of Sam Cooper's Long Lost Love. Your guess would probably be right: impeccably warm arrangements of acoustic guitar, fiddle, banjo, piano and mandolin; earnest, heart-swelling harmonies; lovesick lyrics referencing the weather and nature. "Bones," a particularly breezy track from the record, ...   More
Thursday, September 27, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Album Review: Horse Feathers

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[SUBDUED CRAFTSMANSHIP] Horse Feathers is a band of subtleties. Creating a rich sonic space using soft arrangements and minimalist instrumentation is quite a feat. Yet, the Portland band’s fou   More
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 EMILEE BOOHER

Video: Horse Feathers + Bees = "Belly of June"

Look, Justin Ringle is trapped in a honeycomb! In the new video for their clip "Belly of June," the increasingly sprightly local hushed-folk band Horse Feathers share the stage with a number of book reading bumble bees. The clip expertly mixes live footage of the band with stop motion animation, which is smart: if they used real bees, somebody would get stung. Also, who do you think wins the game of ...   More
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Ballet + folk + beer = Uprising.

Don't have any plans tonight? You ought to get over to Mississippi Studios and see Uprising, a short performance that a handful of talented Oregon Ballet Theatre dancers have created with achingly wonderful local folk band Horse Feathers. It is well worth it's $15 ticket price and tonight is the last of its three shows. Uprising is a new program that brings ballet to unconventional venues and ...   More
Thursday, November 5, 2009 KELLY CLARKE


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