14 Songs, 59 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Classic rock radio was an interesting idea until its listeners started to wonder where new music would come from. Every once in a while a young band would show up that sounded pre-fitted for the format; thus Counting Crows, The Wallflowers, and even Hootie & The Blowfish landed themselves a spot on the dial in the '90s. But it's been a bit trickier in the 21st century, as the format has aimed to update itself every decade to stay in line with its key demographics. Now having a late-'70s and '80s sound has become more acceptable, and new bands have been allowed to stretch their guitars toward Foreigner-like AOR or nearer to Wilco/Jayhawks-like Americana. Austin's Wild Feathers relocated to Nashville and went for the latter definition of "classic rock." With their organ-to-guitar wall of rock, they recall Tom Petty's Heartbreakers and Wilco with touches of The Jayhawks, as "Backwoods Company," "I Can Have You," "I'm Alive," and "Got It Wrong" immediately suggest.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Classic rock radio was an interesting idea until its listeners started to wonder where new music would come from. Every once in a while a young band would show up that sounded pre-fitted for the format; thus Counting Crows, The Wallflowers, and even Hootie & The Blowfish landed themselves a spot on the dial in the '90s. But it's been a bit trickier in the 21st century, as the format has aimed to update itself every decade to stay in line with its key demographics. Now having a late-'70s and '80s sound has become more acceptable, and new bands have been allowed to stretch their guitars toward Foreigner-like AOR or nearer to Wilco/Jayhawks-like Americana. Austin's Wild Feathers relocated to Nashville and went for the latter definition of "classic rock." With their organ-to-guitar wall of rock, they recall Tom Petty's Heartbreakers and Wilco with touches of The Jayhawks, as "Backwoods Company," "I Can Have You," "I'm Alive," and "Got It Wrong" immediately suggest.

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About The Wild Feathers

Formed in 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee around the talents of Ricky Young, Joel King, and Taylor Burns, all of whom had served as lead singers in their previous bands, the Wild Feathers came together out of a shared love for all things Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, the Band, and the Allman Brothers. Preferring the term "American" over Americana, the Wild Feathers eventually inked a deal with Warner Bros. and found themselves opening shows for Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. The band's eponymous major-label debut hit the streets in the summer of 2013. The album peaked at number one on Billboard's Heatseekers chart, resulting in invites to appear on Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O Brien, Seth Meyers, Craig Ferguson, and ABC's Nashville, as well as critical acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and USA Today. The band's sophomore studio long-player, Lonely Is a Lifetime, dropped in early 2016. ~ James Christopher Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Nashville, TN
  • FORMED
    2010

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