Tuesday, March 25, 2014

OUT TODAY: Simone Felice returns with a new album, Strangers, on Dualtone Records and fans can catch him on tour in May and June!

Founding member of The Felice Brothers, Simone Felice, returns with a new LP, Strangers
Out today on Dualtone Records and streaming in its entirety atPaste, fans on the East Coast will be able to see songs fromStrangers performed live on tour throughout May and June!

Early praise for Strangers:

“Simone’s vocal, arranging and composing talents are so consistently strong that you’ll be swept away and lifted by the sheer quality of these lyrically dense yet musically fleet footed stories.” American Songwriter

“…captures the poetic lyricism and intricate songwriting that made his previous projects such a success, but this solo work delves deeper into Felice’s individual experience.” PASTE

“Felice’s post-Brothers work owes a debt to Cat Stevens or James Taylor - simple, acoustic, clear-voiced.” Relix

“…his subtle experimentation could well give this the cross-appeal to bring Simone Felice the wider audience and acclaim that his song-writing deserves.” No Depression

“Felice’s gift for language and his rich use of wordplay is clear.” Pop Matters

“Felice gravitates between often fearless songwriting (inspired, in part, by his experience of emergency open-heart surgery in 2010) and meandering melodies that wouldn’t be out of place on Astral Weeks. Yep – that good.” The Irish Times

“…an effort that truly captures Simone’s rare gift as a poet, song-crafter and unique visionary.”Glide Magazine

“Felice takes the loneliness out of introspection and turns the pain of endings into a shared beauty.” Louder Than War

Tour Dates:
05.22.14 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall (Album Release Party)
05.23.14 – Ringwood, NJ @ Live at Drew’s
05.24.14 – Kingston, NY @ BSP
05.29.14 – Fairfield, CT @ Stage One
06.04.14 – Winooski, VT @ Monkey House
06.05.14 – Portland, ME @ Empire
06.06.14 – Portsmouth, NH @ Press Room
06.07.14 – Peterborough, NH @ The Thing In Spring
06.12.14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
06.13.14 – Washington, DC @ The Hamilton
06.14.14 – New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
06.15.14 – Warwick, RI @ Manchester 65

Hear "Running Through My Head" via Soundcloud!

Simone Felice is a founding member (lyricist, vocalist, drummer and guitarist) of internationally acclaimed, Catskill Mountain-based artists The Felice Brothers and The Duke & The King. He has toured and worked with the likes as The Band’s Levon Helm, Conor Oberst & Bright Eyes, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Rick Rubin, The Avett Brothers, and Old Crow Medicine Show.
In 2010 Simone underwent emergency open-heart surgery to correct the slow, degenerative effects of a childhood fever. It was this close brush with death, coupled with the need to tell his own story, which prompted him to walk the solo artist’s path.
His new full-length album, Strangers, is a ten song collection recorded in the Catskills with guest artists The Felice Brothers, Leah Siegel, and Wesley Schultz & Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers. Here is an effort that truly captures Simone’s rare gift as a poet, song-crafter and unique visionary.
Strangers is March 25th, 2014 on Dualtone Records!

“Each song somehow sounds like a classic, each live performance suggesting we are in the presence of a rare, fiery brilliance.” The Guardian
“Often times the word ‘poet’ is casually assigned to a songwriter, and all too often it is not true. Simone Felice is a poet to the core.” Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers
“Dylan and Leonard Cohen are brought to mind, such is the depth of emotion wrought by Felice’s careful approach… Shows the power of music to lift your spirits and make your heart full – absolutely fantastic.” BBC
“The most unique person I know in the world, incredible charisma. He sees things in a way that nobody else sees them, which is why his music is beautiful.” Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons
“Nothing shackles Felice.” Mojo
“There is a boldness to Simone’s writing, the fierceness and fearlessness of complete honesty that pushes into places that simply take the breath away…some of his songs are so perfectly formed they sound like they might have been around forever… the best I have heard in a while, touching the hem of Dylan by way of Gordon Lightfoot…These songs are good enough to be sung by the whole world” The Telegraph
“Brilliant.” The Boston Globe
“Spellbinding.” UNCUT

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