Felice Brothers Ready Celebration, Florida

Written by March 1st, 2011 at 4:07 pm

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

Click here for Felice Brothers tour dates.

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