Vancouver-based chamber pop band The Ruffled Feathers are independently releasing their 2nd full-length album Hand-Me-Down Centuries this Friday, July 28th and Live in Limbo has the exclusive world premiere! The Ruffled Feathers will be celebrating the release of the album with a show in Vancouver this Saturday, July 29th at Jim Green House Studio at The Cultch.
Full of expert musicianship and talent, The Ruffled Feathers are a high-energy indie outfit that writes and records and plays shows for an established fan-base that is always growing. Their live performances push the limits of their recordings in style, arrangement and dynamics, resulting in unique, compelling audience experiences. The Ruffled Feathers’ lineup has changed a few times over the years, and their current lineup is Gina Loes (vocals, guitar, ukulele), Andrew Lee (trumpet, vocals), Sam MacKinnon (drums), Molly MacKinnon (violin), Sophia Xiang (piano), and Paolo Brian (bass).
On “Hand-Me-Down Centuries”, The Ruffled Feathers’ collaborative approach to songwriting results in richly-layered compositions that fold the whimsical textures of the ukulele into darker, wilder themes. Inspired by artists like Beirut and Sufjan Stevens, The Ruffled Feathers bring fanciful musicality to lived experience. They deliver songs about the vibrant, poignant moments that give shape to our lives: the stories of love and loss, petty victories and delicious failures, that move us and bind us together as human.
“We changed things up a bit with the new album,” said vocalist Gina Loes. “There’s more violin, new piano, three part harmonies, and a lead vocal from our bassist Paolo. Plus, the ukulele is strong on this album and we play with light and dark a lot. General themes for the record are time, longing, travel, and the pursuit of the people we want to be.”
The Ruffled Feathers – Hand-Me-Down Centuries will be available on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, and other digital retailers and streaming services on Friday, July 28th. For more information and the most up to date tour schedule, please visit: www.theruffledfeathers.com