Although they took their name from a Captain Beefheart lyric, Los Angeles psych metal trio Ether Feather seems to worship more at the alters of Budgie, and Pentagram. In many ways the band, with just one release, actually began in 2011 when singer/drummer Dylan Ryan (Cursive, Fatal Jamz) started the instrumental trio called SAND with future Ether Feather collaborators Devin Hoff (Cibo Matto, Julia Holter) and Tim Young (Reggie Watts’ Late Late Show Band). After two SAND records, several national tours, and numerous shows supporting bands like Minus The Bear, Mike Watt & The Missingmen, Qui, Cursive, and Ben Chasny, Ryan set aside the old name in favor of something that better reflected the new direction of the psychedelic proto-metal he was writing. After regrouping with bassist Billy Mohler (The Calling AWOL Nation) they chose the Ether Feather moniker Ryan had used for some soundtracks. Ether Feather self-released an EP in 2017 called Other Memory and are sorting out the 2018 release of their debut full-length.
Watch their new video ‘Haggard Hawk’ here: