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

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More Feathers
Day Party Crawl
Brooklyn Vegan Day Party

Doug Freeman, March 16, 2012

More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
Frederico7
Exótico Americano (Record Review)

Christina Garcia, March 22, 2019

Texas Platters
Nagavalli
Immersion (Record Review)

Christina Garcia, Dec. 14, 2018

More by Abby Johnston
Our Music Critics Pick Their Top 10 Austin Albums of 2018
Our Music Critics Pick Their Top 10 Austin Albums of 2018
80 local picks from Molly Burch to Brownout

Dec. 28, 2018

Best Live Music Performances of 2018
Best Live Music Performances of 2018
The bands and venues that kept our critics on their feet

Dec. 28, 2018

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Feathers

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle