Family — A Band You Should Know

Family

So, yeah…before long, everyone’s going to be telling you they were listening to Family way back in the day, before they were big.

That’s because Family’s likely going to be one of those bands everyone’s going to love six months from now. I can see them amassing a Baroness-like following.

Anyways, now you know about Family, a Brooklyn based band with a classic yet progressive rock sound. The band’s new album, humorously titled Portrait, will hit stores October 30.

You can hear what Family sounds like right now.

The good folks at Decibel Magazine are streaming the album’s opener, “Bridge & Tunnel.”

Family is comprised of two native New Yorkers and two deep Southerners bringing together a wealth of musical influences and life experiences.

In fact, guitarist Joshua Lozano also plays with avant-black metal band Cobalt and former Swans vocalist Jarboe.

Robin Staps, guitarist of German band The Ocean, will release Portrait through his own label, Pelagic Records.

Staps hails Family’s debut as “crushing and unique, unlike anything I have heard… all killer, no filler.”

Family play a show September 7 at Don Pedro’s in Brooklyn, with Tiger Flowers and Meek Is Murder.

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

  • Matt

    Saw these guys at The Knitting Factory a few months back playing with Thinning the Herd, Hung, and a lot of others. Good stuff, they had some equipment issues, but dealt with it and had a good time on stage.