The Felice Brothers surprised their fans with the release of a new album Asylum On The Hill on December 15th, available exclusively on their Bandcamp page. The 12-song album was recorded in an old church in Harlemville, NY earlier in the year. The surprise release came just ahead of their short end-of-the-year tour, which included a night in Philadelphia at Brooklyn Bowl on December 29th.
The Felice Brothers were joined on the road by the band Happiness, who ended their run in Philly and told the crowd they were driving back up to Providence after their set ended. The Felice Brothers continued their run heading back up north to end the year and the tour in Woodstock, NY.
“That was a fun band, right? Like, I enjoyed that” was one comment overheard as people filed out of the venue at the end of the 90-minute gig and it pretty much sums up the overall vibe. When you have your fans continuing to sing the chorus to the final song of the night as they exit it is probably safe to say the show was a success. The final song of the night was “Frankie’s Gun,” by the way, and the show included music from Asylum On The Hill, a strong showing from their 2021 album From Dreams To Dust, and an assortment from across their 17-years-deep catalog. And the song choice kept the energy high; it was clear that The Felice Brothers’ fans came out ready to dance and sing and have a fun night.