The Features New Album, Tour


Nashville quartet The Features will release their self-titled and fourth full-length album on May 14th via Serpents and Snakes / BMG. This week they are streaming the record in full on as they embark on a National tour in support of the album (available for pre-order on iTunes), kicking off Wednesday, May 8th in Philadelphia. Upcoming tour dates below.

Watch the music video for “This Disorder”
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“‘This Disorder’ is an unsurprisingly substantial blast of power pop, with a four-on-the-floor beat, a rubbery bass line, some spare but angular bursts of guitar, and some characteristically sundry and sweet key tones. It’s pretty damn good, so give it a listen.”
– Nashville Scene

“‘I’m having trouble standing still,’ The Features’ Matt Pelham sings on ‘This Disorder,’ and we feel the same way after hearing the track’s twitchy bass line. The track only gets dancier as it builds up to a spiky chorus — though it never bursts into full indie-disco mode.” – MTV Buzzworthy

The band took a dramatic change of pace when it came to recording The Features, spending a spontaneous few weeks in Vancouver, WA outside of Portland at the cabin-esque confines of Ripcord Studios. Unlike on past albums where songs had been worked out on the road in front of crowds, the few of songs pegged for The Features had been played live, and several were still works-in-progress when the band arrived in Canada. “I don’t think we really had any expectations,” says band frontman Matthew Pelham, “we just thought, ‘lets do it differently.'” He and his band mates – keyboardist Mark Bond, bassist Roger Dabbs, and drummer Rollum Haas – were game to shake things up. The result is The Features most inventive and assured album to date.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

08 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy
09 – New York, NY – Santos Party House
10 – Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
11 – Albany, NY – WEQX Tulip Fest
12 – Boston, MA – Middle East (Upstairs)
15 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
16 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
17 – Wilmington, DE – Soapbox
18 – Greensboro, NC – Bind Tiger
19 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
22 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
23 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
24 – Orlando, FL – The Social
25 – St. Petersburg, FL – 97X Backyard BBQ
29 – New Orleans, LA – Hi-Ho Lounge
30 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
31 – Austin, TX – The Belmont

01 – Dallas, TX – Trees
05 – St. Louis, MO – The Demo
06 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
07 – Chicago, IL – Ribfest
08 – Green Bay, WI – Crunchy Frog

04 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
12 – Cincinnati, OH – Bunbury Music Festival