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Felice Brothers Announce New Album ‘Undress’ With Politically Charged Title Track

Scrappy folk-rockers ask, “When will we see the light of day?” in imagery-rich song

The Felice Brothers have announced details of Undress, the follow-up to 2016’s Life in the Dark, due May 3rd.

The upstate New York band offer a preview of the record with the album-opening title track, which is composed of dark, dizzying impressionistic images — “trigger happy deputees” and “conservatives in lobster bibs” — taken from a country plagued by corruption and greed.

“Chain of collusion/endless confusion,” Ian Felice sings in the horn-laden folk-rocker, which mentions everything from Bank of America to Kellyanne Conway. “When will we see the light of day?”

“Undress” is indicative of the increased focus on sociopolitical songwriting on the band’s forthcoming record. “Many of the songs…are motivated by a shift from private to public concerns,” lead singer Ian Felice says in a statement. “It isn’t hard to find worthwhile things to write about these days … The hard part is finding simple and direct ways to address them.”

Anchored by founding members Ian and James Felice, Undress marks the first studio album for the band’s newest member: bassist Jesske Hume, who joined the group after the departure of longtime fiddle player Greg Farley and bassist Christmas Clapton in 2018.

To accompany the release of the scrappy folk-rock band’s first album in three years, the Felice Brothers will embark on an extensive U.S. tour this spring.

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

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