First Spin: Hear Horse Feathers' Indie Flick-Ready Lullaby 'Where I'll Be'

The band's second track off their April 17 record, coming soon, probably, to a theatre near you

Horse Feathers / Photo by John Clark
Horse Feathers / Photo by John Clark
Devon Maloney WRITTEN BY
Devon Maloney

Yes, yes, we get it: There are a lot of folk bands in Portland. But Horse Feathers elevate themselves above the fray with a rare combination of simplicity and intricacy. With their fourth LP, Cynic's New Year (out April 17, via Pacific Northwest indie monarch Kill Rock Stars), the quartet brings in at least seven more musicians to record. Last month the band debuted the album's first single, jangly country-infused "Fit Against the Country," but with this second track, "Where I'll Be," the band shows off what they do best: living room banjo/piano wistfulness, gently expanded with strings and quiet horns, to produce a perfectly building lullaby. In other words, this one will be landing in an indie flick break-up montage nowish.

Listen below, and check out the track listing, in addition to Horse Feathers's upcoming April-June U.S. tour dates.

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Cynic's New Year

  1. "A Heart Arcane"
  2. "Last Waltz"
  3. "Pacific Bray"
  4. "So Long"
  5. "Where I’ll Be"
  6. "Nearly Old Friends"
  7. "Fit Against the Country"
  8. "Better Company"
  9. "Bird on a Leash"
  10. "Fire to Field"s
  11. "Elegy for Quitters"
  12. "Summer for Capricorns"

Horse Feathers Spring/Summer 2012 Tour Dates


April 13 – Eugene, OR @ Sam Bonds
April 14 – Salem, OR @ Grand Theater
April 15 – Spokane, WA @ Red Room
April 17 – Pullman, WA @ Tower Theater
April 18 – Bellingham, WA @ Shakedown
April 19 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore
April 20 – Seattle, WA @ The Barboza
April 21 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
April 24 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
April 25 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
April 26 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
April 27 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
April 28 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Founders
April 29 – Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe
May 01 – Ottawa, ON @ Maverick’s
May 02 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
May 03 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
May 04 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse
May 05 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
May 06 – Providence, RI @ The Met
May 07 – New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
May 09 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
May 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
May 11 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
May 12 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
May 15 – Raleigh, NC @ Local 506
May 16 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
May 17 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
May 18 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement
May 19 – Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s
May 20 – Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival
May 22 – North Manchester, IN @ The Firehouse
May 23 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
May 24 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
May 26 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
May 27 – Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits
May 28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
May 30 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
May 31 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
June 01 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place
June 02 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
June 03 – Chico, CA @ Origami Lounge

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