Mother Feather – Mother Feather: A Video Breakdown

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Tell your children not to walk my way.

Retro rock is upon us, ladies and gentlemen, and metal labels are trying to cash in. I thought that maybe it was just Earache pissing all over the heavy metal toilet seat, but other labels are getting in on the action as well. There’s nothing inherently wrong with the sound, but for every catchy Audrey Horne on Napalm Records, there’s a Gentlemans Pistols (Nuclear Blast) or a 77 (Century Media) waiting in the wings.

Metal Blade is trying something a little different, though. Instead of the dad rock scene, MB is hitching their wagon to the artsy popsy rock deal with the recent signing of New York City’s Mother Feather. While it’s certainly strange to see a band like Mother Feather on the same label as a band like Cattle Decapitation, it’s important to remember that the freaking Goo Goo Dolls once called Metal Blade home as well. Labels are a business, so you know it’s all about the the mon-eyyyy. Will Brian from Metal Blade be parking a solid gold yacht outside of Maryland Death Fest this year?

0:03: No. No he will not
0:06: She’s got the sugar shakes. No more Cinnamon Toast Crunch for you!
0:07: I know he’s passed on, but I’d like to believe that tassled arm belongs to the Ultimate Warrior.
0:11: I think we’re about to see the Mother’s feathers if you know what I mean. You do? Good, ‘cause I don’t.
0:12: My face at this very moment.
0:17 So Brian Slagel owes them a favor or something, right?
0:24: “Sure guys, you can use my space for your video. Just be done by 8 so the guy who farts out paint onto canvasses has room to work.”
0:27: Hahahahahahahahahahaha
0:32: It’s like someone took The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and put them in KISS makeup.
0:41: Oh, no. The other one has a mic. This is turning into a group assault.
0:46: Boom-chock chikkity? Did I really hear that or am I stroking out?
0:50: I don’t smell burnt toast or burning hair, so I think I’m good.
0:52: Dee Snider as fuck.
0:56: I always wondered whatever happened to Marcy from Peanuts.
1:01: Ronald Mcdonald’s girl is all glammed up and ready to go.
1:04: I said to lay off the CTC, lady!
1:07: You got a little something… ehhh, never mind. You’re fine.
1:13: I’m a gentleman, so I won’t say anything other than “Those are some tight pants.”
1:19: Why does the bassist get to wear a shirt made out of fur?
1:27: The drummer has the right idea by covering his face with his hair.
1:35: So does anyone know what a “mother feather” is exactly?
1:43: Man, I don’t know about this remake of The Crow.
1:49: I will give the one in the blue pants credit for all the stretchy moves. You’ll never see the singer from Texas Hippie Coalition doing those lunges.
1:56: A subliminal message telling us to support Japan.
2:05: They should’ve stuck with the boom-chock chikkities.
2:10: He really went all-out with the makeup.
2:16: “When I bang this tambourine, I want this pit to open the fuck up!!!”
2:24: Jeez, how many cows had to die for Mother Feather to be clothed?
2:27: It’s about to get boom-chock chikkity up in here. Send the kids out of the room.
2:32: They still haven’t used the megaphone. I’m scared.
2:40: Mother Feather: Now with more twitching than the nurses from Silent Hill.
2:48: My face at this very moment.
2:53: You’re just going to let her spit on you, Blue Pants?
3:00: Blue Pants from NXT wouldn’t have let that go.
3:05: “I will be a mother feather”. Ooooooh, it all makes sense now.
3:15: Is their guitarist the illegitimate child of Tom Waits?
3:24: Being a mother feather is very moist work.
3:32: That megaphone isn’t coming into play at all, is it?
3:40: Again with the spitting. She must be phlegmy from all that Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
3:46: I hope this means more Metal Blade bands will start using tambourines. I’m looking at you, Goatwhore.

Mother Feather’s self-titled album will be out some time in 2016 via Metal Blade Records.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Retro rock is necessary though.

    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      If it’s the first Witchcraft album, yes. But not the above shit.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I didn’t like the above bands either. I do enjoy Rival Sons though. Saw them in May and now they’re opening for Sabbath on their final tour.

    • KJM, Doom Hunter General

      Plenty of worthwhile old school hard rock out there(i.e. Blood Ceremony, Purson). We don’t need bandwagon hoppers muddying the waters.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    Nope.

  • welp, i’m in love (sorry 365, this probably wasn’t your intention)

    • It’s hard to resist the bassist with the fur shirt.

      • Tom Waits almost steals his thunder

      • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

        Chest Soul Patch

    • Óðinn

      Meh. This band isn’t brutally bad like the usual Video Breakdown. They are just hard rock, indie, alt. They’re not Limp Bizkit, Avenged Sevenfold, Black Veil Brides or something. I’d be willing to at least listen to some of their other songs.

  • Texas Hippie Coalition… I googled it thinking it was only a joke, but it’s real!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjCtHgNEcV0

    Now I’m watching the video trying to find Joe!

    • Vote for Jeb

      I’ve seen them live. Was very, very drunk during the show.

      • I think that’s a condition in the ticket to attend that show.

        • JamesGrimm

          or just open for them. like i had the unfortunate pleasure of doing…

          • KJM, Doom Hunter General

            I’ve heard the singer is a Grade A douchebag.

          • Trump’s Brainfart Jock Strap

            I’m picturing their live show to look something like the country bar scene from Blues Bros.

          • KJM, Doom Hunter General

            “That ain’t no Hank Williams song!” SMASH!!

          • Jock Strap Full Of Nose Hair

            Rawhide!

          • wowowowowow.

            Please, tell me how it was!!!

          • JamesGrimm

            They came in a huge converted RV thing. Had like 35 fans stuffed into the thing, ( none of those fans came in for any of the other acts.) Watched none of the acts that opened for them. The whole bar reeked of bad weed and really sour bodys. all the rv fans looked like meth heads and crack whores. we made 35 bucks that evening.

          • You’re truly a warrior for surviving that.

            HAIL!

      • Trump’s Brainfart Jock Strap

        Gah, there’s not enough whiskey in Ireland to get me that drunk!

    • They had 4 other singers try out for the band, but he ate them all.

      • Joe?!

        • No this singer, god this is awful. Redneck FFDP

          • Aww…

            Joe got eated by the Texan FFDP rock band!?

          • CyberneticOrganism

            I love the guitarist’s Dimebag costume

          • Óðinn

            And the bass player wants to be either Chad Kroeger or James Hetfield…..Kroeger, definitely.

          • Count_Breznak

            So like, Redneck squared ? Cubed ?

          • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

            Its actually a differential equation

          • JamesGrimm

            Round

        • Trump’s Brainfart Jock Strap

          They ate Joe?!?!

    • KJM, Doom Hunter General

      I was hoping they’d be a ZZ Top style Stoner band ala The Sword. How wrong I was.

      • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

        Edit for the falsity, sry

      • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

        I think im becoming disenfranchised to the stoner genre

        • KJM, Doom Hunter General

          Doom, Stoner, and Sludge(to a lesser extent) give me exactly what I want in Metal, Blues with extra venom and heaviness.

    • Óðinn

      Holy shit! This band gargles donkey testicles. They should be killed.

      • more beer

        With their own guns.

    • Trump’s Brainfart Jock Strap

      Gah, I can smell the Budweiser, horse manure, sweat, smegma, and coal roll as soon as I hit play!

    • KJM, Doom Hunter General

      “Two weeks…”

  • “LOOK AT US WE’RE WEIRD”

  • This isn’t that bad, but I don’t see myself listening to this regularly. If I encountered their music on the radio I would jam and then crank my boring playlists of always.

  • Waynecro

    “When I bang this tambourine, I want this pit to open the fuck up!!!”

    You win the internet for that one, dude.

  • 365chaosriddendays

    Because I’m upset

    • Vote for Jeb

      Y u upset?

      • 365chaosriddendays

        Yes a lot, do Y u feel ok after this video?

        • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

          Im visibly shaken

          • 365chaosriddendays

            I see but you are lucky, with your beard you can cover-up your eyes and your ears and don’t be a witness of this eyesore.

          • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

            Sadly, it just tickles my eyeballs

          • Trump’s Brainfart Jock Strap

            Looks like I’m alone in liking this band. I love garage rock and dance rock, so it’s definitely up my alley. They may not be the almighty The Hives, but definitely some good stuff. Beats the shit out of Voivod!

          • Óðinn

            Nah, McNulty likes ’em too. I don’t mind it, although I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily better than Voivod. Voivod made some good shit in the 80s.

            They do kick the shit out of Texas Zippy Coalition though.

          • Teeth Full Of Nose Hair

            That we can agree on!

          • 365chaosriddendays

            Sincerely I don’t stand this genre, that’s all I have to say.

          • you suck.
            …is what people on other metal blogs might say! every now and then a band like this comes up that requires a small audience, the most pleb of all listeners, the likes of somebody who gets sucked in by corporate-bred rock acts who are both audibly digestible and easy on the eyes. and that person is KJU and myself.

          • 365chaosriddendays

            Yes, probably this could happen, well, if somebody tells me “Hey, you sucks!” just because I don’t like this genre I laugh very hard and a question comes to my mind like “Hey, how was your day at the nursery school?” and speaking about metal music that is not underground, guess what, I like Ghost, especially Meliora. In the end, thank you for the movies you’ve recommended to me last week. The House of the Devil, a good tribute to the 70s and 80s with that haunting atmosphere who creates the alleged “Satanic panic” for the plot, soon I’ll watch “The Innkepers” as well.

          • speaking of Ghost, just saw them last night; they put on a freakin phenomenal live show.
            glad you liked House of the Devil. The Innkeepers is more divisive, i would say. i consider it one of the top 5 scariest films i’ve ever seen, but many people can’t stand it because the plot moves slowly. do you have any horror recs?

          • 365chaosriddendays

            Yes, I have something to recommend, try to watch these ghost movies:
            Shutter (Thailand, 2004)
            Two Sisters (South Korea, 2003)
            Amityville Horror (Usa, 1979) plus a remake dated 2005
            Oculus (Usa, 2013)
            The Conjuring (Usa, 2013)

            Movies related with Satanism:
            Rosemary’s Baby (Usa, 1968)
            The Exorcism of Emily Rose (Usa, 2005)
            Don’t Deliver Us From Evil (France, 1971)

          • Teeth Full Of Nose Hair

            Not even The Hives?!?!?

          • 365chaosriddendays

            No mate, not my thing, the genre in itself.

          • Teeth Full Of Nose Hair

            To each their own!

          • 365chaosriddendays

            Indeed, your comment is wise.

  • The worst part about this fucking song is I hate it so much but it’s lodged in my brain.

  • CyberneticOrganism

    This sounds like a Hedwig and the Angry Inch song ripoff, but trying too hard to nail some retro, nebulous NY art rock sound.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Who do these idiots think they are, The Velvet Underground?

    • Trump’s Brainfart Jock Strap

      No, but have you checked out this monstricity, courtesy of McCauly Culkin, speaking of Velvet Underground? More proof that heroin is a terrible thing, and doesn’t always improve artistic output!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYQ0gtNB4dE

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I’ve listened to it. He shouldnt make music.

    • don henley plz

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        Their music is like Lou Reed taking a shit all over a record.

        • D.E.P. McNulty

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            What does DEP mean?

          • Spanish for R.I.P.

          • Based Pingu

            Dillinger Escape Plan

          • FYI, i’ve missed you

          • Based Pingu

            Have I been somewhere?

          • strangely absent this week

          • Based Pingu

            I’m a busy little penguin, John.

          • Óðinn

            In a broad sense, yes. We all have.

          • Pingui, I found this meme and I thought of you. Hope everything’s doing good! I was missing you!

          • Based Pingu

            I’m doing well, but I’ve been a busy penguin.

  • I . . .
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    .
    .
    .
    like this song?

    Hello, Void, how have you been. Oh how I’ve missed you. Come say hi.

  • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS
  • JamesGrimm

    …………….So the new Moterhead album is pretty good.

  • Trump’s Brainfart Jock Strap

    Considering my love of garage rock and dance rock, I’m loving this. Sorta reminds me of a tighter Le Tigre.

  • Óðinn

    Are you tired of the same old toilet experience?…YES, BURGER KING’S BLACK HALLOWEEN BUN TURNS YOUR POOP GREEN!

    http://abc7.com/science/yes-burger-kings-black-halloween-bun-turns-your-poop-green/1020009/
    http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/content/kabc/images/cms/1020140_630x354.jpg

  • Guppusmaximus

    It’s not horrible…it just seems to be lacking some fucking power, man. I’d rather listen to some Wendy O. Williams or Sweet

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA4rgQaqjoE