Horse Feathers – Don’t Mean To Pry

Don’t Mean To Pry is the second track that Portland-based band Horse Feathers have shared from their forthcoming album Appreciation. It is another perfectly judged sliced of countrified Americana, not as full-on as first single Without Applause, but jaunty enough in its own way, with some great fiddle and banjo and a sweet, sweet chorus. Stream it here. Continue reading Horse Feathers – Don’t Mean To Pry

New Album From Horse Feathers

Portland based band Horse Feathers have announced the release of their forthcoming album Appreciation, out on the 4th May via Kill Rock Stars. It is a mixture of strutting ‘70s-style country-pop, supple soul and folk ballads. The first single from the album is Without Applause. It is a singularly upbeat song which shows off their Northern Soul sensibilities in a swirl of Hammond organ, strings, and horns, while the … Continue reading New Album From Horse Feathers

More From The You Be My Heart Compilation

The fabulous You Be My Heart compilation, which we featured last November and which was released in December, is an extended love affair with the nonprofit 826 National, which is dedicated to offering “a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills.” San Francisco songwriter Devon Reed, who volunteers with 826, wrote all … Continue reading More From The You Be My Heart Compilation

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: February 2012

Musically, the year is starting to really kick into gear now and February saw lots of top quality tunes hit the web. Here is our pick of the best of last month’s posts along with four brand, spanking new tracks for you to download, sample and treasure. All in all over thirty great songs in one great mix. Download Hoots & Hellmouth – Why Would You … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: February 2012

MM Shorts 98: New From Horse Feathers

Portland Oregon’s acclaimed folksters Horse Feathers are getting ready to release their fourth album Cynic’s New Year on Kill Rock Stars. Pre-orders are expected to start shipping in mid-April (order here) and until then we have the rather tasty first cut. Download Horse Feathers – Fit Against The Country mp3 (from Cynic’s New Year) Continue reading MM Shorts 98: New From Horse Feathers