Beginning in 2006 with their debut, Words Are Dead, the Portland, Oregon based Horse Feathers have churned out three LPs of pensive folk music for the Kill Rock Stars label. Last week the trio released the Drain You 7″ (b/w “Bonnet of Briars“), their second 2010 release following the Thistled Spring LP last April.
Nirvana covers are nothing new, but here Horse Feathers deconstruct “Drain You” from the inside out, whittling it down to its bare essence, regurgitating the tune as an almost lullaby. At its core, driving the track, is Justin Ringle’s voice—haunting, contemplative and curious. As is the cover material.
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