Tuesday, October 16, 2012

FAMILY on Alarm

Alarm Magazine presents the premiere of a new Family song, "Daddy Wronglegs", off the band's upcoming debut album, Portrait. The song features guest guitar work by John Lamacchia, guitarist of Candiria, Spylacopa, and Julie Christmas.

Alarm editor Scott Morrow describes Family as "mixing the low-end heft and beastliness of Unsane with classic-, straight-ahead, southern-, and even post-rock elements." A recent review by Decibel Magazine names Family as "sure to be one of our favorites of 2012" and notes traces of "Unsane splatter-scrape" and "Soundgarden throb" in the band's sound.

Portrait was recorded by Justin Mantooth at Translator Audio (Unsane, Cave In) and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Mastodon, Torche). The album comes out October 29th in Europe on Pelagic Records, the label founded by Robin Staps of German band The Ocean. The band will self-release it on October 30th in the US. An official record release show is set for November 2nd at Union Pool in Family's hometown of Brooklyn, NY.