We promise new content and, oh boy, do we ever deliver. Through the magic of the internet, I sat down with Justin Ringle of my new favorite band, Horse Feathers. Their new LP, House with No Home, was released yesterday on Kill Rock Stars. Look after the interview for music and tour dates.
What are your plans to celebrate your album's release?
We'll be playing a show Oct. 3rd at Holocene here in Portland, OR. Our good friends Dolorean will be playing with us as well as Matt Bauer.
Are you from Portland originally? What made you decide to move there? Do you think your music has changed since then?
Your lyrics, esp. in "Curs of Weeds" take advantage of the counterpoint between family narrative and natural imagery. Is there anyone that you style yourself after in this way, writers or songwriters?
The work on the album is beautifully constructed and sounds deceivingly simple. Was there anything that you were reaching for sonically or thematically? It almost feels as if there's a larger narrative. How did you decide how to sequence the album?
What was the first song you ever wrote?
Do you do anything outside of music to make a living? If so, do you mind sharing it?
What are you taking with you on tour? Any books, movies, etc?
Your voice is really haunting. You practice that, right?