Feathers

If All Here Now (NYX)

SXSW 2013 Records

Feathers

If All Here Now (NYX)

Before releasing anything, Austin femme quartet Feathers already stood on line internationally. Opening for heavyweights like Robyn and Washed Out, and tapped for a spot at the UK's All Tomorrow's Parties, the fashionable foursome lights up right out of the gate on full-length debut If All Here Now. Led by NYC transplant Anastasia Dimou, Feathers' goth-hued electro thrives in the era of New Order and Depeche Mode, brought to life by a cast of heavy hitters, including a mix by Steven DePalo, who's worked with fellow dark wave synths Cold Cave. Zola Jesus producer Brian Foote lays hands on the apocalyptic "Believe," giving it a signature ominous undertone. Starter "In the Land of the Innocent" balances a creeping, sinister frame with an energetic, Eighties pop building block. If All Here Now never gets joyous or bright, it's inviting all the same. (8pm, Buffalo Billiards; Fri., 7:45, Brazos Hall)

***.5

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