Band of The Month: The Wild Feathers Pierce The Heart With ‘If You Don’t Love Me’ (Exclusive Performance)


In our ongoing run of exclusive Band of The Month featured artist performances with DessaEverlastNico Vega and beyond, October’s featured artist The Wild Feathers brings a soulful depth of folk-country rock that claws at the heartstrings and hijacks the hips.

A collection of players from Austin, Nashville and beyond, The Wild Feathers melds blues, folk, rock and country with a convertible cool and a captivating sense of soul that calls back to classic Skynyrd/CSNY flavors. This is no nostalgia act, however, as the four unique voices of Ricky Young, Joel King, Taylor Burns and Preston Wimberly create timeless melodies with a modern captivation through harmonies that set the soul ablaze.

For their eponymous 2013 debut, The Wild Feathers enlisted Jay Joyce (Cage the Elephant, the Wallflowers, Emmylou Harris) as producer, who pushed the band into an evolutionary excellence in his Nashville studio as they recorded the songs one at a time, mostly live to tape. Ranging from slow-burning heartcrushers to foot-stomping harmonic flurries of overwhelming depth, The Wild Feathers is as beautiful and promising as a debut album could hope to be. Listen to the entire album at Rolling Stone

CraveOnline met up with The Wild Feathers at Swing House studios in Hollywood for an exclusive Band of The Month session, recording a handful of tracks and an interview in which they shared the stories behind the songs. The first clip in the series featured The Wild Feathers‘ lead single “The Ceiling” – now we go even deeper with a heartbreaking, achingly beautiful ballad called “If You Don’t Love Me”:

Currently on tour with ZZ Ward, The Wild Feathers rocked weekend one of Austin City Limits 2013, and we were there to experience the greatness.Check out our wall to wall coverage of the fest.

Check back next Thursday for the next Wild Feathers performance on CraveOnstage. In the meantime, keep up with The Wild Feathers on TwitterFacebook and their official site, where you can pick up this remarkable debut album.

Special thanks to Swing House studios!



Previous Band of The Month Performances:

Alain Johannes / Grieves / Steel Panther / Vintage Trouble / Semi Precious Weapons  

Hot Karate / RX Bandits / Nico Vega / The Mowgli’s / Dessa / Everlast 

The Wild Feathers / The Silent Comedy / LP