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Smoke and Feathers / Press

“Rolling at "Warp Speed" through the psychedelic sludge of "She Sees Gold," Smoke and Feathers channeled The 13th Floor Elevators and the spirit of Sky Saxon, perfectly setting the tone for Dax Riggs' graveyard hour gris-gris just before Halloween at Emo's. Regaled of late by psych-rock über-producer Chris "Frenchie" Smith, the stoner rock foursome gave a rabid crowd proper notice that it won't be long before everyone around town's cast under Smoke and Feathers.”

““We were floored. This band rocks! Sorry for the cliche, but it’s so applicable, both in the actual music itself, and in the way to describe the band to others. On “Blue Skies,” we dig the lo-fi guitar punk sound that’s going on, and on “Wicked Ways,” the track has an appropriately southern rock style with a bit of swagger and some definite Led Zeppelin influences. We recommend Smoke and Feathers if you like bands such as Cage The Elephant, Wolfmother, and Them Crooked Vultures.””

““Smoke and Feathers, the Austin, Texas, psychedelic rock band that are recording with Chris “Frenchie” Smith, recently plowed through Tempe in August. During that gig, we chewed a couple brownies, gave them a careful listen, and decided that anyone who caught them at the Sail Inn definitely wants to know about their return to downtown Phoenix. Playing turgid stoner rock with enough breaks, bitch-slapping solos, and changes to keep you from languishing in dreamland for too long, they’ll probably blow out the tiny record store’s windows.””

“If you fancy turning into a thick layer of fog & rolling through the Art-side on your trip this weekend, then Smoke & Feathers of the ATX is your ticket to ride. Ultra vaporous, relaxed & rich with the obscurity found in ‘70s Pink Floyd, S & F taps into the essential ingredient in good psych – it’s haunting. This is the bending of rock 'n' roll to a taffy-pulling crawl. Let these scene newcomers waft you to the other side, this is the closest you’ll come to hovering over Apache Pass this weekend. Fly bird fly.”

“When four bearded, long-haired White dudes walk on stage with amps even taller than they are, you can bet your life savings that you’re about to hear some serious stoner metal.  Fortunately, this local quartet is better at it than most.  Their songs groove and have memorable melodies; the vocals are pleasant; their bassist has one of the meanest tones I’ve ever heard; and the occasional theremin solos were a nice touch.  It also bodes well that the best song of their set was the newest.”

Austin Psych Fest