Portland indie folk band Horse Feathers released their sixth studio album, Appreciation, in early May. The album sees the band integrate a dynamic rhythm section that can be seen on our song of the day and early album single, “Born In Love.” With jangly piano, snaps, and claps, there’s a lot going on in the track. Recorded primarily in Kentucky (at La-La Land Studios in Louisville and Shangri-La Studios in Lexington), the new album features instrumentalists J. Tom Hnatow, Robby Cosenza and R&B vocalist Joslyn Hampton. “It just felt like a fresh take on how my songs can come across,” frontman Justin Ringle says. “With this incarnation, it’s okay if what I’m doing right now is in fact kind of a pop song. I can have a chorus and repeat something. I’m more aware of that and enjoy it." Check out Horse Feathers' KEXP in-studio Bumbershoot Music Lounge session from 2010.
Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "Basement" by Shy Boys, from the 2018 album Bell House on Polyvinyl Records.
Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "I'm Desperate" by BC Camplight, from the 2018 album Deportation Blues on Bella Union.
Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "Wake Up The Night" by Chanti Darling, from the 2018 album RNB Vol. 1 on Tender Loving Empire.