Felice Brothers’ Limited Edition
Holiday Release – 9 December
UK tour for January 2017
The Felice Brothers will release a limited edition 7-inch vinyl recording of “Country Ham” on 9th December via Yep Roc Records. The holiday-themed single features a live version of “Murder By Mistletoe” – recorded for Rolling Stone last year in NYC – on the B-side. Both tracks have never before been pressed on vinyl and pre-order is available now through The Felice Brothers and Yep Roc stores.
Watch and share “Country Ham” HERE
“It’s a narrative about feeling lonely on Christmas, and the different emotions that can go with the holidays that aren’t always talked about in the happy-go-lucky songs.” Ian Felice says.
The artwork for “Country Ham” is a nod to the band’s hometown, which features an original painting by Ian titled Palenville in the Snow.
The band’s Life In The Dark European tour will include headline shows in Ireland, the UK, Belgium, Germany and more. UK and Ireland dates below:
Thursday 19th January – Belfast, Limelight 2
Friday 20th January – Dublin, Button Factory
Saturday 21st January – Glasgow, O2 ABC
Sunday 22nd January – Manchester, Gorilla
Monday 23rd January – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Tuesday 24th January – Sheffield, Plug
Thursday 26th January – Hove, The Old Market
Friday 27th January – Bristol, The Fleece
Saturday 28th January – London, Brooklyn Bowl
The band’s latest full-length release Life In The Dark is available now on Yep Roc. The nine songs featured on the band’s ninth studio album explore modern life in a complicated and divided America, through a cynical and occasionally heartbroken lens, in the tradition of songwriters like John Prine, Shane MacGowan and Michael Hurley.
Praise for Life In the Dark:
“The band, its members scattered among small towns in the Catskill mountains region of upper New York state, makes music as unvarnished as the Basement Tapes of Bob Dylan and the Band, but it goes far beyond that association with songs that are impeccably crafted with literary-minded lyrics that are both playful and profound. – The Guardian
“Thoroughly engaging.” – Uncut 8/10
“…songs that subtly but powerfully address the suddenly shakier foundations of Trump-era America.” – The Guardian ****
“Not many albums hook you from the first line..” Sunday Times
“… the greatest campfire band imaginable” – Mojo ****
“Delightfully disreputable” – Irish Times ****
“…proof that even after 10 years as a band, they’ve never lost that gritty grasp on their breed of folk-country” – The Bluegrass Situation
“Thanks to The Felice Brothers the roots run deep and the music runs pure.” – For Folk Sake
“This is a tremendous album by a truly splendid band. It’s great to have them back.” – GodIsInTheTV