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
6. Back in the Dancehalls
8. Cus’s Catskill Gym
10. Best I Ever Had
11. River Jordan
Click here for Felice Brothers tour dates.