“Plunder,” the second song to debut from The Felice Brothers’ upcoming release Life In The Dark, premieres today via Welcome to Night Vale (ep. 89: Who’s a Good Boy? Part 1). Listen to the rowdy narrative on iTunes for a healthy dose of skepticism.
Of Life In The Dark, Uncut says "Singer-guitarist Ian Felice brings real pathos to lucid tales of characters in various states of dissolution against vivid backdrops...” And “Plunder” is no exception.
Songwriter Ian Felice says, “’Plunder’ is a song about blasting off into a sky the color of Pepto Bismol and/or branches scraping the clouds."
“Plunder" follows the release of the song “Aerosol Ball,” which was first made available via this video created by the band’s bassist.
The Felice Brothers will perform songs from Life in The Dark on upcoming tour dates supporting Conor Oberst, plus a variety of summer festivals including Brooklyn’s Northside Festival and TURF in Toronto. A full US headlining tour will be announced in the coming weeks.
Life In The Dark (available for preorder now) was recorded in a rented garage-turned-recording-studio on Letterbox Farm, a working farm in New York State’s verdant Hudson Valley in Columba County. Life In The Dark is The Felice Brothers’ ninth studio album after the 2014 release Favorite Waitress, which American Songwriter hailed as “a remarkably varied and well-paced collection of tunes.” The nine new songs on Life In The Dark find lyricist Ian Felice continuing to explore modern life in a complicated and divided America, through a cynical and occasionally heartbroken lens, in the tradition of songwriters like John Prine, Shane MacGowan and Michael Hurley.
The Felice Brothers (Ian: guitars and vocals; James Felice: accordion, keyboards and vocals; Greg Farley: fiddle and Josh Rawson: bass) incorporate their expansive knowledge of American folk music — both its creators and what makes it so compelling and enduring — with other elements of contemporary music – classic rock and blues.
Welcome to Night Vale is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.