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From the Violent Banks of the Kaaterskill’ showcases selected works from Simone Felice’s extensive and breathtaking catalogue. This collection will be released on Felice’s newly launched label Mighty Hudson RecordsWarner Music Australia and truly captures Simone’s rare gift as a songsmith, poet and visionary.

This special anthology is vivid proof that Felice’s rabid cult following is sure to grow into the stuff of legend. ‘From the Violent Banks of the Kaaterskill’ includes raw ballads of squandered grace and dereliction, songs of transient lust and whispered hopes at last light, all delivered with a haunting urgency that speak directly to the wilderness we all possess within.

From The Violent Banks Of The Kaaterskill‘ showcases selected works from Simone’s extensive and breathtaking catalogue. Recorded live in the studio with guests including his brothers The Felice Brothers, Simone Felice was a founding member of The Felice Brothers, the internationally acclaimed Catskill Mountain based group whose seminal self-titled album remains one of the most influential works of this century’s indie-folk revival. Simone has also released albums as part of The Duke & The King, and two solo albums, and he’s worked with the likes of the Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons, two of the many artists who are vocal in their love of Simone’s work.

In 2010 Simone underwent emergency open-heart surgery to halt the degenerative effects of a childhood fever. It was this dance with death – coupled with a need to tell his own story – which prompted him to walk the solo path. This special anthology is vivid proof that Felice’s rabid cult following is sure to grow into the stuff of legend. ‘From The Violent Banks Of The Kaaterskill’ includes raw ballads of squandered grace and dereliction, songs of transient lust and whispered hopes at last light, all delivered with a haunting urgency that speak directly to the wilderness we all possess within.

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For more info on Mighty Hudson’s latest projects, including Simone Felice at the producer’s helm for The Lumineers highly anticipated sophomore release,

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SIMONE FELICE – ” Puppet “

Posted: November 18, 2018 in MUSIC
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On the heels of his Amazon ‘Produced By’ series, Simone Felice is releasing his powerful new song ‘Puppet.’

‘Produced By’ is a series of Amazon Original music developed to spotlight today’s community of producers. Simone Felice’s releases include music from Conor Oberst, The Felice Brothers, Phoebe Bridgers, and Wesley Schultz of the Lumineers.

Something a

Jade Bird. Already a recipient of the Reeperbahn Festival Anchor Award, this London-based songwriter took SXSW by storm, charming all who saw her with her clear voice and fetching songs. When she was barely a teenager, Jade learned to play guitar and started writing her own lyrics, eventually settling into an intense song-a-day pace. Some were good, others better left forgotten, but the process sharpened her chops and shaped her approach to songwriting. Her debut EP, Something American, is out now.

Jade Bird’s debut EP Something American – was originally released in 2017 gets a limited physical release. Across the 5 tracks, her voice has arrived like a total breath of fresh air in the current musical landscape – putting her own positive, refreshing spin on a richly complex personal and musical heritage.

Jade Bird performs Lottery on Later… with Jools Holland on BBC Two

Within the EP, Jade manages to twist huge themes including disillusionment, divorce, cheating and sorrow into the realities of an independent-minded modern British teenager. Produced by Simone Felice (The Lumineers, Bat For Lashes etc), the EP was recorded at Clubhouse Studio in Rhinebeck, NY and features Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley, St Vincent) on drums, Will Rees (Mystery Jets) on guitar and Sara Lee (B-52’s) on bass.

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Something American is the debut of an impossibly confident artist and a distinctive new voice. With the powerful impact of a full album and the fine nuance of a novel, these five songs reveal a songwriter who emphasizes melodic craft and emotional subtlety, a singer willing to push her instrument as far as it will go, a personality defined by its contradictions: sharp-witted yet vulnerable, dead-serious yet often drop-dead funny, young but incredibly wise.

The London-based singer-songwriter has been working on Something American for most of her life. When her parents divorced, she settled in South Wales with her mother and grandmother, but she had already absorbed so much of the world, transforming her experiences into lyrics and songs. Barely a teenager, she learned to play guitar and started writing her own lyrics, slowly at first but gradually with more determination, eventually settling into an intense song-a-day pace. Some were good, others better left forgotten, but the process sharpened her chops and shaped her approach to songwriting.

To make her first record, Bird flew across the Atlantic to work with Simone Felice of the Felice Brothers, an admirer of her songwriting

Watch Jade Bird charm SXSW attendees at the PledgeHouse day stage.

British Singer-songwriter Jade Bird follows up her ‘Something American’ EP with new music, including the infectious new song “Lottery.”

Songs performed Cathedral,  Uh huh, Anniversary, What am I Here For, Lottery

Lights down, curtain up, flickering camera on: this is the world of The Projector. A handcrafted album of lone guitars echoing in the twilight, nocturnal electronics and woodsy vocals in which you can hear and feel the grain. Of scenes and moods, shouts and cries and pleas, interweaving narratives lovingly birthed in Simone native woods, not far from the Kaaterskill Creek upon which he himself was born.

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The stunning album opener and title track of the The Projector “Spectral”, almost skeletal at first, before the mans resonant voice and spartan guitar are joined by shiversome choral vocals from Bat For Lashes Natasha Khan and haunted folktronica from London this genre-surfing experimentalist Four Tet. The track is a hallucinatory walk through the backrooms and hallways of modern human paranoia and tech-induced loneliness, as the warped choir sings: All the while you felt so alone/but all the while there were bugs in the phone and you were not alone.

Ian Felice

In The Kingdom Of Dreams is the debut solo album from Ian Felice, the lead singer and songwriter of The Felice Brothers. It will be released via Loose Music on 25th August 2017. The album was recorded in Ian’s childhood home of Palenville NY, with his brother Simone Felice on production duties. Simone produced and co-wrote recent hit albums from The Lumineers and Bat For Lashes. On the album, Ian was joined by the original Felice Brothers line-up of James Felice on keys, Simone Felice on drums and Josh Rawson on bass. Listen to the first song from the record below – the title track “In The Kingdom Of Dreams”.

Ian has been the lead singer and songwriter for The Felice Brothers for over a decade. Born and raised in the Catskill Mountains he moved to New York when he was 18 to study art and soon after began writing songs and performing with his brothers Simone and James. The Felice Brothers was conceived in 2006 after the recording of Iantown, a 10 song album of Ian’s first songs recorded in one night in January of 2006. In the weeks and months that followed, The Felice Brothers began playing bars, restaurants and busking street corners and subways, joined by their friends Josh Rawson on bass and Greg Farley on the fiddle. They continue to play and work as a band after 12 years of prolific song writing and performance and the creation of some 9 albums of original material.
In The Kingdom of Dreams is a collection of songs Ian wrote in 2016 and recorded over the course of 4 days in February of 2017, with his brother Simone at the helm. As Ian explains:-

“When I began writing the songs that would become In The Kingdom Of My Dreams many were based on memories of my past but not necessarily all literal or in a logical sequence. I became interested in the pull between reality and unreality and also in how time affects memory. By the end of 2016 I was run down from touring America, riding out the storm of political mania and juggling a few personal dilemmas (including the revelation that I would soon be a father). The Kingdom Of Dreams became a place where I could escape from the numbing flood of data that permeates modern life and try to unravel pieces of my past, rearrange memories with dreams or lines from my imagination and construct something that functioned outside the limits of reality. Many of the songs deal with childhood memories of Palenville and its people, like the song “In Memoriam” which is partly about the death of my stepfather when I was 8, “Water Street” that confronts my fears of becoming a father, or “21st Century” that deals with mental illness and politics on a more universal level. It only seemed right that I should make the album there, along the green banks of the Katterskill Creek and with my brother Simone as producer. The result is a pretty reflective record that hopefully blows some cobwebs from the window of my psyche. Many of the things that I was writing at the time didn’t work as songs and so I published a companion book of poetry, Hotel Swampland.”

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In The Kingdom Of Dreams will be released on 25th August 2017 via Loose Music, available on CD, heavyweight vinyl and as a download. Ian’s book of poetry is available from ianfelice.com, along with a selection of related paintings.

Simone Felice album “Strangers” is such a beautiful album of raw honesty and intimate, poetic storytelling. A collection of songs at once so fierce and so gentle; turns of phrase at once unheard and yet familiar too. Simone Felice is a modern poet and a fine story teller with the sort of voice that makes for the rawest straight-to-the-heart songs. Strangers is a fine addition to the Americana and alt-country genre, and one which beautifully leads us through the human condition.”

 

Simone Felice

Simone Felice Brings his amazing songs to THE MAZE on Saturday 5th April

the wonderful Simon Felice and a new track catch him soon at the MAZE

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Simone Felice

We are looking forward immensely to Simone Felice’s new album Strangers (UK release on 24th March via Team Love Records).

If the release of the first track from it, Molly O!, fed that anticipation, a first listen to Running Through My Head has fuelled it a whole lot more. More introverted, more isolated, it amply showcases his very considerable talents as a poet and songwriter.

Strangers, is a ten song collection recorded in the Catskills with guests The Felice Brothers, Leah Siegel, and Wesley Schultz & Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers. Roll on March…

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