Sarah Goldfeather
Mike Tierney
Sarah Goldfeather
Mike Tierney
Catalog Number: 
#1 098
new music
Release Date: 
Apr 28, 2023
Digital Only
ChangeiTunes Artist's PageiTunes Album Page
Song TitleTimePrice
1.Who Am I When I Am All Alone03:24$0.99
4.The Animal03:04$0.99
5.The Tornado03:05$0.99
6.Open Sea03:25$0.99
7.Two Figures03:48$0.99
8.Beautiful Tree03:49$0.99
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Equal parts surreal and fantastic, Goldfeather’s new album, Change, leaps forward into a dynamic and effervescent sound world. Texturally dense and poetically resonant, the closest comparison could be if Laurie Anderson decided to make a Hyperpop album. The record ricochets between harsh, in-your-face electronics to beautifully rich orchestration, relaying a deeply visceral story along the way. Each song has a catchy melody that is underscored by unusual vocal and electronic effects and unpredictable key and time signature changes. 

Change is an album that tells the story of volatile emotions, loss, and growth within an unraveling relationship. It boomerangs from feelings ranging from insecurity, helplessness, despair, anxiety, rage, remorse, and at the end, the painfully ecstatic joy of a protagonist who has faced her demons and rooted herself in resilience. 

Goldfeather is an experimental pop band based out of New York City. The whimsical brainchild of Sarah Goldfeather and Mike Tierney, Goldfeather’s music has been described as “a nightmare funhouse-mirror take on Carly Rae Jepson-style upbeat pop [that is] deeply disconcerting and outrageously fun” (National Sawdust Log), “full of light and life” (The Current, Minnesota Public Radio), and "poignant...striking and laudable" (The Deli Magazine). Sarah and Mike have led rich and eclectic musical careers that inform their music. Sarah is currently the violinist for Lincoln Center Theater’s Production of Coastal Starlight and was the 2019-2020 violin chair for Tony-winning and Grammy-nominated Broadway production of Oklahoma!. She has made television appearances including The Tonight Show, The Today Show, The 2019 Tony Awards, has been a featured artist in series across the US and Europe, including TEDxMET, and has performed with notable artists such as Courtney Love, Lizzo, Ronnie Spector, and Kimbra. She is the artistic director of the ensemble Exceptet and a composer of chamber works commissioned by ETHEL quartet, Contemporaneous, pianist Timo Andres, and more. Mike is a three-time Grammy-nominated audio engineer and producer based in Brooklyn who has worked with a range of artists across genres, including Steve Reich, Medeski Martin & Wood; Stephen Stills; Julia Wolfe; Pharaoh Sanders; Judy Collins; and Alarm Will Sound. He currently works out of his studio, Shiny Things Studio.



"Goldfeather’s songs are as crazy as they are catchy, with the kinds of kinetic electronic sounds and often processed vocals that you find in so-called hyperpop, but with the sorts of unexpected twists of song-form that you’d expect from a contemporary classical composer. There’s a little bit of Everything Everywhere All At Once here – in the sense that anything is possible and that sounds from one universe seem to be leaking into another. Each song is a three minute rush of conflicting emotions over sonic exploration; and the album concludes with this track, “Beautiful Tree,” which sounds somehow different from the others. It takes a moment to figure out why: under the patter-song vocals and manic-calliope electronics is a tune that might, in another very different universe, be some kind of folk song. The eventual appearance of a banjo (!) seems to confirm this unlikely conclusion."