Smoke and Feathers
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Smoke and Feathers

Austin, Texas, United States | INDIE

Austin, Texas, United States | INDIE
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"7 Bands You Gotta Hear, Vol. I"

“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.” - Indie Rock Cafe

"SMOKE AND FEATHERS What's the Deal:"

What’s the Deal: Smoke and Feathers are an Austin four-piece living in that blurry, delicate world between psychedelic and southern rock. Some tunes drift above your head in a windy, groovy wave of sound colored in with echoed vocals, haunting effects, a wall of pulsing guitar and driving drums, as on “Blue Skies.” On other tracks like “Ride” you get a little more of the southern rock as spirited soloing collides with a thick, mellow vibe. - Austinist

"Smoke and Feathers LIVE Monday 9/6"

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. - Revolver Records

"Smoke & Feathers @ Austin Psych Fest (4/24/10)"

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. - Sean Padilla

"Smoke and Feathers"

This is a magnificiently cool band. I almost can't wait to hear the recordings they will make here in january. It's gonna be a one of the most anticipated outings in a long time...
- Delicate Howls Of Wonder

"Dead Beat: Smoke and Feathers, h...n, Mini and the Bear (vinyl release)"

The quartet may call Austin home, but these kids are living in an alternate reality. And that's most certainly a compliment.
Smoke and Feathers recall myriad influences, channeling '60s lava lamp projection psychedelia, lonesome deserts of classic rock and '70s hard rock, but the tunes aren't just aping the past. The songs presented a romantic vision of those vintage sounds. With a groovy, bass-heavy mix, a prominent rhythm section, screaming, head-banging guitar solos and all of Smoke and Feathers wearing shoulder-length hair and drifter beards, it was the sort of concert where adages like "stay free" wouldn't feel out of place...
The set traversed common territory of bands such as Black Mountain, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Black Angels, however while many of those groups often get lost on sprawling vision quests, Smoke and Feathers never lost sight of the Boogie, or the Rock. Every song seemed to simultaneously beckon waving lighters and hip-shaking.
Occasionally dipping into experimental passages -- implementing theremin, glass guitar slide, and an array of effects pedals -- the band created stark contrasts between its ethereal sections and explosive finales. Skill no doubt aided by Smoke and Feathers' use of cavernous space and restraint, which along with the guitarist's erudite attention to tone, brought surprising depth and diversity to the set. - Cole Garner Hill


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. - Art Outside Festival


EP is out now on ITunes! Recorded by Frenchie Smith at The Bubble in Austin Texas. Mastered by Dave McNair at Sterling Sound in New York City.

Our Debut LP will be released in July!



Smoke and Feathers began in Austin, TX with the meeting of Hunter Cahalan and Josh Terry in late 2007, both possessing unique singing and guitar techniques. Josh's heavy southern styling’s and Hunter's eerie psychedelic pulses merged into a unique blend of rock and roll which could ultimately be described as psychedelic southern rock. Local bassist Alan Houston met the pair in mid 2008 bringing a deep low end and groove into the mix. Soon after, the group picked up Geoff Guillard, a friend of Josh and Hunter from the downtown scene. Geoff brought intense beats with tastefully intricate rhythms to the already booming sound of Smoke and Feathers.