Concert preview: Horse Feathers shift move from music therapy to party-band on latest

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

On Horse Feathers’ first two albums, the group might as well have been playing moody, Southern Gothic instrumentals.

The rustic, atmospheric tunes often featured slightly mumbled vocals buried deep in a tangle of wildflowers, as hard to find and as ominous as a good man in the famous Flannery O’Connor short story.

The words weren’t merely window dressing, but were often grim adornments that added an overly serious sheen to the songs.

The band’s latest, So It Is With Us, aims to transition Horse Feathers, in words and in music, from a band that helps you get through a divorce to one that helps you enjoy your weekend.

The Basement

7 p.m. Thursday, April 2

391 Neil Ave., Arena District