THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
The Felice Brothers
Straight from the Catskill Mountains, the racous and calloused sound of The Felice Brothers has been ripping through the Capital Region and beyond for the better part of the past decade. Writing about them in here seems almost redundant as all of my friends know them well already, some of them personally. Nonetheless, they put on the best show I've ever seen at Valentines the last time they came to town. To me, they are one of the most original bands to come out of the area. The folk-loreish lyrics and stripped down instrumentation mixed with the energetic rhythm section make for a uniquely raw listening experience. All the drunken sing-alongs and "sha na na" anthams set this band on the fast track to becoming huge, and not just in the underground. Though I am partial to the old self-titled album, the new record, Yonder Is The Clock, is starting to grow on me as well. I've posted some old live videos here for those who haven't seen them before to get a taste of what The Felice Brother's experience is like. Cheers!