Concert Review: Horse Feathers at The Bottleneck, w/ Joe Pug
Working under the moniker Horse Feathers, singer Justin Ringle and multi-instrumentalist Peter Broderick have crafted two albums of whispery folk, soft compositions that center on Ringle’s high voice surrounded by spiralling strings, acoustic guitar and banjo. The two albums, 2006’s Words Are Dead and 2008’s House With No Home, have been quiet, subdued affairs. Ringle’s words break and stall as his voice climbs higher and grows louder, then pulls back suddenly. Urgent strings propel the songs.