The Felice Brothers release surprise album “Asylum On The Hill”

Credit: Shervin Lainez

Former AUK album of the year winners The Felice Brothers have released a surprise album “Asylum On The Hill” which is available exclusively on Bandcamp now. The 12 song collection was recorded in May 2023 in an old church in Harlemville, NY and was produced by The Felice Brothers and Nate Wood.

About the new album, Ian Felice explains: “ We made this record in the late spring of 2023 in a little country church that we converted into a studio with the help of our good friend Nate Wood. All the songs were cut live over a 10 day period. It’s a record about making music because you love to do it. It’s also about red geraniums growing monstrously large and powerful, various deformities of the heart and mind and the unexpected return of a street musician, long-dead and forgotten.”

“Asylum On The Hill” is the band’s first release following their critically acclaimed 2021 album “From Dreams To Dust” which was praised by Rolling Stone, Consequence of Sound, Brooklyn Vegan, Cool Hunting, PopMatters, The Bluegrass Situation, Glide Magazine and hey, Americana UK where we said of it in our review: “perhaps the finest Felice Brothers’ album so far with the band playing a tremendous mix of folk, country and shambolic rock.”

It continues the band’s new lineup that debuted with 2019’s Undress: Ian Felice, who shares songwriting and vocal duties with his brother James Felice, bassist Jesske Hume and drummer Will Lawrence.

“Asylum On The Hill” tracklist:

1) Candy Gallows
2) Strawberry Blonde
3) Abundance
4) Teeth In The Tabloids
5) Macrame
6) Green Automobile
7) When Susie Was A Skeleton
8) Spring Gazing
9) Long-Dead Street Musician
10) Birds Of The Wild West
11) Asylum On The Hill
12) What Will You Do Now?

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Now that IS a Christmas present!!!

Yimmy Kil

This is the greatest gift I could receive! The Felice Brothers are the ultimate!