cynic's new year
kill rock stars
wrapped snug around songwriter justin ringle’s unique vocals are sparkling guitars, dancing fiddles, & smoky banjo.
imagine a meeting place of balmorhea’s beautiful post-rock take on americana & the fleet foxes shimmering hymnals & you’re part way to explaining the majestic orchestral folk of oregon’s horse feathers. horn, woodwind & brass appear & fade & drums drive the beat in places, providing new texture & heft amidst a record full of dreams of wide open landscapes. “horse feathers have put forth a very inspiring baroque pop album… it’s not to say it’s on the level of fleet foxes’ helplessness blues, but it’s pretty damn close.” 4/5 – paste.