Felice Brothers Announce LP, Tour

 

Followup to last
year’s acclaimed self-titled rec.

 

 

By Blurt Staff

 

 

Team Love
Records
is proud to announce the release of The Felice
Brothers
‘ latest full-length, Yonder Is The Clock. Due out April 7th, the album is the
follow-up to their critically acclaimed self-titled record released in 2008,
which was their first for Team Love. Yonder
Is The Clock
is the band’s fourth record, including their 2006
self-released debut Through These Reins and Gone and their 2007 release Tonight
At The Arizona
. With Yonder Is
The Clock
, the Catskill
Mountain natives look to
build upon the praise heaped upon them in the past.

 

 

Here’s what BLURT had to say about The Felice Brothers:

 

 

“When music fans talk about bar bands, they usually point to
groups with ringing power chords like the Hold Steady or R&B horn sections
like Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. But not every bar is in the urban Midwest or on the shore. The Felice Brothers are the
perfect band for that other kind of bar – the one that’s on a dirt road in a
small town where everybody knows each other. Their third album is full of
acoustic guitars, ragtime horns, accordions and sing-along choruses, the rootsy
music looking back to Dylan and The Band’s Basement Tapes and Muswell
Hillbillies
-era Kinks. And for the most part, they nail it. The ballads
are tender and the upbeat stuff is a blast.  So grab a glass – or even
better, a flask – and join the party.”

 

 

 

Meanwhile… titled with a phrase drawn from the pages of Mark
Twain, Yonder Is The Clock is a nod to all of the American ghosts that lend their narrative and characters
to the forthcoming release. The Felice Brothers studio was built from the
remains of an abandoned chicken coop and it was there over the summer and fall
of 2008 that they wrote and recorded this new collection of songs. The record
is teaming with tales of love, death, betrayal, baseball, train stations,
phantoms, pandemics, jail cells, rolling rivers and frozen winter nights.

As always, the band is incredibly excited to bring the new songs on the road in
2009 as they continue to take their compelling live act to people across the
world. A defining memory to date might be their appearance at the 2008 Newport
Folk Festival. A summer afternoon thunderstorm rolled in and began to douse the
land. While it electrified the atmosphere, the rain had the adverse effect of
cutting power to The Felice Brother’s stage. After many assurances that power
would be restored, The Felice Brothers were informed it was a lost cause, and
that they’d have to make due. Without hesitation the band jumped down off the
stage and began playing acoustic while stomping around barefoot in the mud that
had formed on account of the ongoing downpour. What might have led some to call
it a wash and leave was turned into another epic show that drew upon the
familiarity and casual ease of the backyard bbq sessions that took place at
their dad’s porch on Sunday afternoons during their first days as a group. The
audience that day, like others before and after, left utterly converted.

Simone, Ian and James Felice are the three eldest boys from a family of seven,
born carpenter’s sons in the wilds of New York’s
Catskill Mountains. Their long time friends
Christmas Clapton and Greg Farley round out the group.

In February The Felice Brothers hit the road for a nine-date run with Old Crow
Medicine Show, and continue on with headlining dates throughout the
spring.  Highlights include a record release party at the Bardavan Opera
House in Poughkeepsie, NY
on April 7th, and a swing through Austin,
TX for SXSW 2009.


Tracklisting for Yonder Is The Clock:

1. The Big Surprise
2. Penn Station
3. Buried In Ice
4. Chicken Wire
5. Ambulance Man
6. Sailor Song
7. Katie Dear
8. Run Chicken Run
9. All When We Were Young
10. Boy from Lawrence
County
11. Memphis Flu
12. Cooperstown
13. Rise and Shine


2009 Tour Dates

* = w/ Old Crow Medicine Show

FEBRUARY 2009

05 – Johnson City, TN – Freedom Hall*
06 – Winston-Salem, NC – The Millenium Center*
07 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theatre*
08 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center*
10 – Gainesville, FL – The Venue*
11 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Theatre*
13 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues*
14  – Oxford, MS – The Lyric Theatre*
15 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood*

MARCH 2009

13 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
14 – Buffalo, NY – The Mohawk
15 – Nelsonville, OH – Stuart’s Opera House
16 – Indianapolis, IN – Radio Radio

APRIL 2009
07 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Bardavan Opera House
09 – Boston, MA – The Paradise
10 – Albany, NY – Valentines
11 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
15 – Alexandria, VA – Birchmere Bandstand
16 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero Theatre
17 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
18 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street Nightclub
19 – Ringwood, NJ – New Legacy Concert Series at Ringwood Public Library
22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
24 – Louisville, KY – Headliner’s
25 – Nashville, TN – The Mercy Lounge

JULY 2009
17 – Somerset, KY – Master Musicians Festival
25 – Floyd, VA – Floydfest

 

 

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