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.

Related: Horse Feathers :: The AD Interview

MP3: Horse Feathers :: Drain You (Nirvana)
MP3: Horse Feathers :: Thistled Spring
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8 Responses to “Horse Feathers :: Drain You/Bonnet of Briars 7″”

  1. This is the most embarrassing piece of shit I’ve ever heard.

  2. Different strokes for different folks. I think those are a couple beautiful songs and I just love that Nirvana cover. New to me, and thanks tons for posting.

  3. I have to agree with johnK, I love both these tunes. And the cover of “Drain You” is really unique and beautiful, just great. Thanks for sharing them.

  4. Yeah that cover is amazing. I was a huge Nirvana fan and I haven’t listened to very many Nirvana covers that transform the song so well without leaving the roots. It sounds similar to what Mark Kozelek did with modest mouse.

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