The Felice Brothers
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The Felice Brothers traffic in the kind of backwoods-barn mythology that has held a lot of sway in rock for ages. Their dusty Catskill Mountains ruminations sound as weighty and weathered as an old, warped 78, resulting in a new rub on rousing barroom songs about broken hearts and bottles shored up by timely front-porch sing-alongs. 2009’s Yonder Is The Clock certainly sounds like it was recorded decades ago, were it not for so much electric guitar scrambling around the mix. With songs about a train station, chickens, and a contagious illness, it all felt sepia-toned. Surprisingly, the band’s follow-up, Celebration, Florida, was released in May, in which they added dance beats and synths, forming a sound akin to "The Basement Tapes in a disco," which was otherwise lacking in modern music.