Tickley Feather – Tickley Feather (Paw Tracks)
Tickley Feather’s debut self-titled album is haunting in what can only be described as a positive way. It is a lo-fi musical affair of tiny songs and ideas, where melancholic keyboards, bright yet pained vocals and bubblegum drum patterns all vie for attention. Tickley Feather is the work of one Annie Sachs, who currently resides in Philadelphia and her music pricks the senses in the same manner as a physical encounter with a Tickley Feather would. Of the twenty entities on this album, highs include the spinning Buttshot, lumbering Night Train and out of key yet warming Convention. Beautiful stuff.