Addressing the ever-shrinking credibility of rock journalism since 2007. With a sasquatch.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Deep Cuts: Americana

The Felice BrothersThe Felice Brothers are a folk/alt-country group formed in Upstate New York and are rumored to have been founded at performances in the NYC subways in 2006. They've released nine albums to date including their fifth album from 2008 the eponymous "The Felice Brothers". This record features two out-standing tracks: "Whiskey in my Whiskey" and "Frankies Gun".

This album easily earns our collective forgiveness for touring with the Dave Mathhews Band in 2010 with these incredibly effective approaches to song structure and story-telling through songs. This last part is important due to the fact that today a song is seen as a formula to connect to the shallowest and most uniformed portion of the music buying public. The importance of oral history is less emphasized and more lost each time a Rhianna, a Timberland, a Bieber, or the newest incarnation of New Kids On The Block releases an album full of meaningless garbage.

It's important to note that even substantial and culturally significant groups like the Beatles have sold less albums than Rhianna while groups like The Felice Brothers have barely cracked the Billboard 200.

The Felice Brothers - Frankie's Gun

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