The Felice Brothers announce new album and release first single ‘Poor Blind Birds’

Nationwide tour kicks off in Albany on April 27

The Felice Brothers have released “Poor Blind Birds” from their upcoming album Undress , set for release on May 3 via Yep Roc Records. Brothers Ian and James Felice grew up in Palenville in the Catskills, and are joined by Will Lawrence and Jesske Hume and other Hudson Valley musicians from time to time.

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 pared-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.”

photographs by lawrence braun

Ian and James Felice are self taught musicians, inspired as much by Hart Crane and Whitman as by Woody 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.

Tour Dates:
April 27 – Skyloft – Albany, NY
April 28 – The Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY
April 29 – The 9th Ward at Babeville – Buffalo, NY
April 30 – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
May 2 – Sleeping Village – Chicago, IL
May 3 – On the Rail Roots Festival – Lexington, KY
May 4 – Rumba Cafe – Columbus, OH
May 6 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA
May 7 – Tellus 360 – Lancaster, PA
May 9 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
May 10 – The Bell House – Brooklyn, NY
May 11 – BSP Kingston – Kingston, NY
May 12 – Hopewell Theater – Hopewell, NJ
May 15 – 35 Artspce – Portsmouth, NH
May 16 – Columbus Theatre – Providence, RI
May 18 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
May 23 – Elevation 27 – Virginia Beach, VA
May 24 – Richmond Music Hall – Richmond, VA
May 25 – Wolf Trap – Vienna, VA (with The Avett Brothers)
June 6 – Grey Eagle Tavern – Asheville, NC
June 7 – Eddie’s Attic – Decatur, GA
June 8 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN
June 9 – Avondale Brewery – Birmingham, AL
June 10 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans
June 12 – Barracuda – Austin, TX
June 14 – Tumbleroot – Santa Fe, NM
June 15 – 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ
June 16 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
June 17 – Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA
June 19 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
June 21 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
June 22 – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
June 24 – Visual Arts Collective – Garden City, ID
June 25 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
June 27 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO