The Felice Brothers “Undress” (Yep Roc, 2019)

Undress’ is the Felice Brothers’ 14th album, the first album of new material for three years and something of a treat. Another of those ‘recorded live’ records (though not quite, this one has minimal overdubs), it does capture a band channelling a vital energy and clearly enjoying themselves. Continue reading “The Felice Brothers “Undress” (Yep Roc, 2019)”

Felice Brothers announce UK dates for 2020, NPR stream new album

The Felice Brothers have announced a UK and Ireland tour for 2020 which kicks off in Belfast on January 22nd. Coinciding with the announcement (coincidentally), NPR Music is currently offering a “First Listen,” an exclusive stream of the forthcoming new album ‘Undress’ which lands via Yep Roc Records on May 3rd – we’ll have our review up soon. Continue reading “Felice Brothers announce UK dates for 2020, NPR stream new album”

Felice Brothers set to release new album

The Felice Brothers have announced that their new album ‘Undress‘ will be released on May 3 via Yep Roc Records.  It takes a new direction for the band, according to Ian Felice, which sees them looking more outward than inward:  “It isn’t hard to find worthwhile things to write about these days, there are a lot of storms blooming on the horizon and a lot of chaos that permeates our lives.  The hard part is finding simple and direct ways to address them.” Continue reading “Felice Brothers set to release new album”

Ian Felice “In The Kingdom of Dreams” (Loose, 2017)

Between two things there is often a dilution of each, a middle of the road but there is also the possibility of great fertility. I mention this as when listening to this record my first impression (and so far it’s an unshakeable one) is that on this record Ian Felice finds a beautiful sweet spot somewhere between Bob Dylan and Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel). There’s a wonderful off-the-cuff quality to the recordings (it was recorded quickly over 4 days produced by brother Simone and featuring other brothers fraternal and otherwise) as though the way the songs sound on here isn’t necessarily how they will sound again. There are strange lyrical flourishes – “Well the aliens landed on Election Day and they stole your mother’s lingerie” from 21st Century is one example – and at points an almost gleeful release, like it’s a creative cleansing. Continue reading “Ian Felice “In The Kingdom of Dreams” (Loose, 2017)”