In an age where nostalgia often reigns supreme, it takes a special kind of band to not only pay homage to the past but to resurrect its very essence. Dead Feathers, hailing from the vibrant musical landscape of Chicago, IL, do just that with their latest opus, “Full Circle.” This dazzling quintet embarks on a soulful and compelling journey through the annals of 60s and 70s rock, weaving a tapestry of finely chiseled multifaceted songcraft that serves as the perfect vessel for Marissa Welu’s powerhouse vocals.
Across seven tracks of pure aural bliss, Dead Feathers’ bluesy, psych-tinged riffs and alluring grooves burst forth at an inextinguishable pace. They refuse to let go of the listener, instantly hooking them and leaving them yearning for more. “Full Circle” is a musical whirlwind where time-honored influences merge seamlessly with contemporary energy, resulting in a sonic experience that’s as fresh as it is nostalgic.
Drawing inspiration from the likes of Blood Ceremony, Graveyard, Purson, and Witch Mountain, Dead Feathers demonstrate their remarkable ability to channel the spirit of their predecessors while adding their unique twist. Their artistic evolution since their 2019 debut album, “All is Lost,” on Ripple Music is evident, and it’s clear that this band is destined for greater heights.
Their live performances, filled with sensual and thunderous energy, have become the stuff of legend. Marissa Allen’s soulful and emotional vocals, combined with the fuzz and reverb-backed guitars, ever-flowing bass lines, and booming drums, create an atmosphere that is nothing short of mesmerizing. It’s a testament to their skill and artistry, a spellbinding experience that few can resist.
Comparisons to classic acts like Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother & the Holding Company, and Frumpy, as well as modern counterparts like Blues Pills, Black Mountain, and Graveyard, are not without merit. However, Dead Feathers possess a style and songwriting prowess that is uniquely their own. They’ve not only paid tribute to their influences but have carved out a space in the musical landscape that’s unmistakably Dead Feathers.
“Full Circle” is an invitation to journey back in time while firmly rooted in the present. Dead Feathers’ ability to conjure the magic of the past and infuse it with their contemporary sensibilities is a testament to their exceeding potential and lasting appeal. With each note, they reaffirm their status as torchbearers of a bygone era while blazing a trail toward a promising future. In a world where music constantly evolves, Dead Feathers’ “Full Circle” stands as a testament to the enduring power of timeless rock ‘n’ roll.
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Released by Ripple Music on September 22, 2023