Pop Life

Featherface: Dreams Of Peacocks And The Great Gatsby

It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers.

Houston's own Featherface is a very interesting little group of indie-rockers. The music is ethereal, atmospheric, but somehow sinister underneath all of that. It's like that moment right before the killer jumps out. Sometimes it literally sounds like the instruments are trying to kick the crap out of each other without waking their parents, and sometimes you just get a good pop groove like in "A Youthful Offender (The Men We Will Be)."

Whatever your tastes, you'll probably find something in Featherface's bag of tricks to tickle your particular neurotic fancy. We're certainly digging what we hear... but that name.

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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