Saturday, March 1, 2014
Blessed Feathers w/ The Fatty Acids and Ryan Holman
Few bands from the recent boom of NPR and Paste-friendly folk have been as consistently captivating as the West Bend, Wis. duo Blessed Feathers, whose pretty songs have captured the allure of places we’ve never been, the dread of winter and the queasy comfort of young love. The duo’s songwriting arrived fully formed right out the gate, but they’ve continued to refine their sound on their recent output, pruning away some of the unnecessary indie-pop accompaniments that similar folk projects are often too quick to fall back on. Their latest album, last year’s Order of the Arrow, then, is their most crisp, direct record yet—their best yet. For this lower-level show at the Pabst Theater, they’re joined by eccentric indie-rockers The Fatty Acids and comedian Ryan Holman.