The Lovely Feathers
By: Alyssa Rashbaum
“Hey! Let’s go outside, put the car in drive, to the cornfield’s side,” The Lovely Feathers’ Richard Yanofsky sings on the band’s latest album. “Then we’ll take off our pants, kiss the corn and dance, kiss the corn and romance.” The Montreal band is bursting with absurd yet carefree lyrics, coupled with exuberant pop hooks and calls to the dance floor on debut full-length, Hind Hind Legs.
The record is equally infused with the band’s eccentric personalities: Yanofsky claims to be plagued by guilt for not yielding to his grandmother and becoming a doctor; guitarist Mark Kupfert has an obsession with tabloids; bassist Noah Bernamoff was almost a professional hockey player; pianist Daniel Suss is an expert on East Asian politics and drummer Ted Suss has a weakness for riot girls. Their sound might not be cohesive, easily categorized or logical, but the Lovely Feathers have managed to come up with one singular focus: making you dance.
Lovely Feathers tour dates:
5/5, Toronto, ON (Drake Hotel) 5/6, Peterborough, ON (Trasheteria)5/7, Hamilton, ON (The Underground)5/9, Montreal, QC (Club Lambi)5/10, Trois-Rivieres, QC (Nord Ouest Cafï¿½)5/11, Quebec City, QC (Kashmir)5/13, Charlottetown, PE (Baba’s Lounge)5/14, Halifax, NS (Gus’)6/6, Toronto, ON (El Mocambo)6/7, Montreal, QC (Cabaret Music Hall)6/8, Northampton, MA (Iron Horse Music Hall)6/9, New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)6/10, Cambridge, MA (TT the Bear’s Place)6/11, Washington, DC (Black Cat)6/14, Atlanta, GA (Drunken Unicorn)6/15, Nashville, TN (Mercy Lounge)6/16, Chicago, IL (Schubas)6/17, Cleveland, OH (Beachland Ballroom)6/18, Cincinnati, OH (Alchemize)