The Felice Brothers just released “Poor Blind Birds” from the forthcoming album Undress that will be released May 3 via Yep Roc Records. Consequence of Sound said, “On the latest single, ‘Poor Blind Birds’ the band indeed find a way to create a beautiful, melancholic abstract of the socio-political millieu.”
After announcing the highly-anticipated Undress and the title track on February 8th, Rolling Stone, Brooklyn Vegan, American Songwriter, Relix and other outlets highlighted the band’s return after three years. Reflecting on the current political climate and general uncertainty in the world, Undress finds the group in a very different place than their last album, 2016’s Life In The Dark. Between personnel changes, families growing and the political landscape, the result is a tighter, more-paired down release. “Every song is a story,” said James Felice. “On this album everything was a bit more thoughtful, including the arrangements, the sonic quality and the harmonies.”
Ian and James Felice grew up in the Hudson valley of upstate NY. Self taught musicians, inspired as much by Hart Crane and Whitman as by Guthrie and Chuck Berry, they began in 2006 by playing subway platforms and sidewalks in NYC and have gone on to release nine albums of original songs and to tour extensively throughout the world. Following the release of Life in the Dark, The Felice Brothers served as the backing band for Conor Oberst’s 2017 release Salutations and the subsequent tour. The band kicks off a US tour starting on April 27 in Albany.