Feathers is the fourth album by the Washington, D.C. based rock band Dead Meadow. It was released in 2005 by Matador Records on CD and LP and is now about to reissued by Xemu Records under license to Matador Records. The upcoming release will be an exact copy of the original cd with original art and masters. In addition to the reissue this new product will include a "demo rarities CD' that will be included additionally in this LP release. This demo CD will include outtakes from the 2004 recording session as well as demos with different song structure/ arrangements and even a couple tunes that were axed off the final album. A must have for any Dead Meadow fan. This deluxe addition is done on green and gold starburst vinyl and includes an insert featuring photos and reminiscences about the making of “Feathers” by Jason Simon. Cory Shane, and producer Bob Ebeling.
Feathers, the fourth full-length studio album by Dead Meadow, was the first to include an additional guitar player with Cory Shane. Previously as well as for the majority of the band's career the DC to LA transplants have been a power-trio in essence. This departure in lineup wasn't the only other noticeable difference, the band was also shifting from pure 60's-70's heavy psych sounds to a more gentle and layered sound. This new-psych sound seemed almost more influenced by dark Brit-pop and early new wave bands like the Cure and Stone Roses but all filtered through their own hazy interpretation. The different approach shocked current fans and gained lots of new ones as well as garnering solid underground praise at a much needed and delicate time of Dead Meadow's career. This record would be a landmark in the band's history and important piece of the puzzle that has kept the boys rocking and relevant.