Felice Brothers Ready Celebration, Florida

Greg Farley, Ian Felice, James Felice, New Paltz, Christmas

The Felice Brothers will release their latest LP, Celebration, Florida, on their new label Fat Possum, on May 10. The album, partially recorded in a Beacon, New York high school library, marks a sonic departure for the roots rock band, as they promise to bring 808s, synths, and acid jazz this time around.

The album’s press release fleshes out the story:

Celebration, Florida casts interweaving scenes of dreamy characters and stories, including: a young girl who crimps her hair and spies her dead father driving down the road (the cinematic, roaring “Fire at the Pageant”); shady degenerates who get lost in a mystery surrounding a car (the clamorous groove and carnival horns of “Honda Civic”); a Wall Street scandal hits a little too close to home (the climactic, thunderous synth/sample/drum machine-laden “Ponzi”); and a late night host recounting his rise to fame for his honeybee while traveling in a private jet (the elegantly melancholic, rickety gait of “Dallas”).

Celebration, Florida track listing:

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

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