The Felice Brothers - Celebration, Florida (2011)

Heres whats already known about The Felice Brothers: they are a close-knit band of two brothers and three longtime friends, all in their twenties. They are self-taught, not one of them played an instrument prior to the bands inception in 2006 when they started busking in New York City subway stations. The majority of their work was recorded in a converted chicken coop in upstate New York near their hometown of Palenville. Esquire, Filter, The New York Times, NPR, Spin, Time Out have praised them, among others. They are on virtually constant tour in the States and overseas, and have performed at festivals including Bonnaroo, All Points West, Outside Lands, Langerado, and the Philadelphia Folk Festival. Their new and fourth LP "Celebration, Florida" is an exhilarating amalgamation of frightening horn sections, unexpected 808s, ambient synth lines, schoolyard taunts, booming, primitive drum beats, heavy bass lines, piano, violin, accordion, ringing guitars, rave beats, and sinister acid jazz that captivates and mystifies.

Recorded in the library and theater of Beacon, NYs old high school, the band explores a multitude of sounds and instru-mentation throughout the expansive album. Its inspired, imaginative, heady, menacing, passionate, and rollicking. Most importantly, its as steadfastly authentic as ever, expanding upon the dark, woozy undercurrent of ramshackle barroom blues, vaudevillian atmospherics, and surreal storytelling of their previousalbums. Celebration, Florida revels in this inventive, outlaw spirit; its the sound of a band that knows its roots and knows where its growing. Its a group who just might expand the definition of Americana music along the way. Celebration, Florida casts scenes of dreamy characters and stories interwoven like a block of primetime TV. Among the tales: a young woman who sets off to find a secret paradise; a teenager who enters a boxing gym in Catskill, NY; a late night host recounting his rise to fame to his honeybee while traveling in a private jet and much more and beyond. 

Artist: 
The Felice Brothers
Album: 
Celebration, Florida
Album art: 
Release date: 
10.05.2011
Quality: 
VBR V0
Tracklist: 

1. Fire At The Pageant
2. Container Ship
3. Honda Civic
4. Oliver Stone
5. Ponzi
6. Back In The Dancehalls
7. Dallas
8. Cus's Catskill Gym
9. Refrain
10. Best I Ever Had
11. River Jordan

Music label: 
Spunk Records
Country: 
United States
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