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Great Lakes Feather Company

Owosso, Michigan, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011

Owosso, Michigan, United States
Established on Jan, 2011
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"Great Lakes Feather Company: Pluto Review"

Sound: Great Lakes Feather Company is still finding its sound, and it shows. At its anchor, Miles Winchester tries to provide a center for the band. His beats and his music lead this eclectic, behemoth of an album to its goals, whether they succeed or fail. His instrumentation is the best part of Pluto and it deserves recognition. Somewhere in the back of my mind I have hopes for an instrumental chiptune album by him. As for the overall sound, it lacks focus. At times, there's rap, at time's there's a bit of punk?, at times, I have absolutely no clue what the heck is happening and I want to get off the ride RIGHT NOW. Still, as the sophomore album of a ragtag group of ever-changing members, they could do worse. The first track is an instrumental and if I have to have an instrumental intro track, I want it to be like this - smooth, unpretentious, and quick. The fifth track, "The Black Hole" reminds me of the music my friends listened to when I was sixteen. Whoever wrote the lyrics was stuck on flying, I guess. The vocals keep it interesting without getting too masturbatory a la Crayola, and the music has a certain chiptune quality to it. This is one of the first examples of a great Pluto chorus: loud, confusing yet melodic, with frantic instrumentation either before or after. It's followed up with the lowest musical point on the album, "Phonebooth." Holy God, the verse drums are annoying. Imagery is stale, boring. Sounding like a broken record. The song "Female" might be the worst produced song on the record. The song comes in muddy. I can't really hear the first minute and a half because the music is too damn loud. It's a rare exception to the otherwise great mixing on the album. // 8

Lyrics: First I have to touch on the imagery. This album is riddled with some clever, some not so clever pokes at space, as the album is called "Pluto." The biggest lyrical complaint I have is with the song "Butterface." Let me clarify: I like White Chocolate. After pretty much half the album consisting of mediocre rappers, this guy comes out of left field and hits it out of the park. Hands down, best rapper on the entire record. "Butterface" is probably the best-mixed, most well-constructed song on the entire album. It flows well, it sounds good. It's a shame I absolutely hate it. I'm pretty sure this song is supposed to be funny. It seems like the kind of humor these artists would be into – Haha, wow, that girl sure is ugly, but she has some great t-ts. I'd bang her if she had a bag on her head, what a butterface, I am so cool for saying this. It turns out that people are probably saying the same things about this group, and their egos are so huge in this song it looks like they're overcompensating for something. My point is, casual misogyny is super fun, guys. It's not lazy or immature, but it makes you look like cool, tough dudes that I would totally drink some Miller Lites with at The Club. In case I haven't gotten my point across because sarcasm is difficult to understand on the internet, this song is terrible. I would also like to point out that someone consciously decided "You smell like poo" was a good idea to include on an album. Quite clever! You all play classy! As far as the other songs go, there is a notable part on the track "Mechanical Heart" Micayla makes me actually take notice during her verse, both because of her voice and because of the best and only good line in the song, "So you think that you're a king, flying away from me?" Her accusation is genuine after her partner's weak pity party and promise to change. // 3

Overall Impression: "Pluto" is all about ego. Each artist, in their own way, has something to prove (and I believe Perezident alludes to this at one point). They spend the entire album trying to prove whatever IT is with varying degrees of success. In the end, it all comes back to relationships, and the album, at its core, is very humbling. The rappers spend track after track trying to convince everyone their front is real – each of them is a sex god, the underdog, the up-and-coming heavyweight champ, but they're not. They're young. They're fragile. As many times as they claim how good they are, they admit how good they aren't, and that's something worth saluting. Everyone else has their own goals. Some want to be seen as lovers, as the hero of their story, but they aren't. Some want to be seen as tragic, fallen heroes, but they're just sad, little boys. The offhanded admission of this by the album, even without the artists realizing it, is what keeps it all together. -

"Great Lakes Feather Company: Pluto"

Great Lakes Feather Company is a unique synthrock band whose very alternative sound is easy to get lost in as it revels in unique musical twists and turns that one wouldn't expect to see coming. While not metal by any stretch of the imagination there are still a lot of cool ideas here which make Great Lakes Feather Company worth checking out. The way they fuse ambient sounds with more traditional hip hop sections really gets me and I especially dig Neptune for that. The generally progressive nature of a lot of the longer songs is cool to and belies the virtuosity of the composers. An important thing to note is that there are a lot of guest stars on their records, this helps to give their music a unique diversity that you don't find in modern pop music. It also means that every song has its own unique twist (because of the different musicians performing on it) thus really keeping things exciting and engaging. So if you're looking for a fresh new alt hip hop act with cool ideas that could change the genre then I strongly recommend you check out these guys! - Two Guys Metal Reviews

"Great Lakes Feather Company Release New Album"

Owosso hip hop / experimental group, Great Lakes Feather Company, released a new album recently entitled, “Pluto.” - Listen To The Mitten


Woods (March 2012)
Woods Remastered Singles (March 2013)
Pluto (May 2013)
Garden Valley Single (July 2013)
The Struggle Single (November 2013)



Great Lakes Feather Company is a group initiated from the 17 year old mind of Miles Taylor Winchester when he started writing new songs for his senior project back when he was about to enter his senior year of high school. Now he does live shows and continues to make music using this name because "I fell in love with making pop and hip hop music."

Officially, the writing directly for WOODS began in late July of 2011, many ideas, songs, and lyrics have been modified from older work he recorded, dating back to 2008. Recording took place from September 2011 - October 2011 for the "rough drafts". Lyrics were written and melodies were composed in November of the same year, and the final demo EP was complete in December of 2011. Between January and March of 2012, many young musicians from the Owosso-Corunna area recorded their contributions. WOODS was released on March 6th 2012

The second album PLUTO also included many young musicians from the area and is was released May 24th 2013. This album was made to show lyrical and production growth since Woods. Unlike Woods, Pluto is not a story album, but only a concept album. With this album, Marcus "The Perezident" Perez, Andrew Linabury, Jon Gibbs, and Trevor "White Chocolate" Loux became full time members. 

After playing a few shows throughout 2013, the group started their work on their EP, ATLANTIS. Miles wanted ATLANTIS to showcase the best work he could produce with the strange arrangements of genres he showcased on the last two previous efforts. Despite a multitude of issues including waning friendships, lack of interest, conflict of direction, recording issues, and missing deadlines; the group finally released the EP on July 30th of 2014, only being about as half as long as originally intended. However, due to the conflicts, the album’s themes turned out to be darker and more emotional than previous GLFC efforts.

GLFC was set on hiatus for a few months as Miles became the only member once again. He's now currently recording GLFC's newest album "Photography" set for release on June 5th 2015

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