NEW ALBUM IN SPRING 2016!!!!!! (HEAR DEBUT ALBUM IN FULL BELOW)

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LISTEN TO DEBUT ALBUM PORTRAIT:

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Fall 2014 tour dates

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BOOKING:

familyslays@gmail.com

LABEL (Europe):

www.pelagic-records.com/artists/family/

PUBLICITY:

www.curranreynolds.com

MUSIC & MERCHANDISE:

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FAMILY ON BANDCAMP

FAMILY ON SOUNDCLOUD

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PRESS FOR DEBUT ALBUM Portrait:

"BRIDGE & TUNNEL" TRACK PREMIERE ON THE DECIBEL MAGAZINE WEBSITE

"DADDY WRONGLEGS" (featuring John LaMacchia from Candiria/Julie Christmas/Crooked Man) TRACK PREMIERE ON THE ALARM MAGAZINE BLOG

"ILLEGAL WOMEN" TRACK PREMIERE ON INVISIBLE ORANGES

FULL ALBUM STREAM ON METALSUCKS

FAMILY FEATURED ON METALSUCKS

FAMILY ON METAL INJECTION'S "THE FIX"

FAMILY ON GUN SHY ASSASSIN

INTERVIEW ON INVISIBLE ORANGES

INTERVIEW ON THE OBELISK

INTERVIEW ON THIS IS NOT A SCENE

ALBUM REVIEW ON THIS IS NOT A SCENE

ALBUM REVIEW ON HELLRIDE MUSIC

ALBUM REVIEW ON SONIC ABUSE

ALBUM REVIEW ON THE SLUDGELORD

ALBUM REVIEW ON METAL DISCOVERY

ALBUM REVIEW ON SKULLS N BONES

FAMILY ON MANBQUE

FAMILY ON AMERICAN AFTERMATH

FAMILY ON DD CONJOINED

GUEST COLUMN ON GUNSHY ASSASSIN

"RIGGED" GUEST COLUMN ON METALSUCKS

Q&A ON GEEK MAGAZINE WEBSITE

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BIO:

A new leader of the Brooklyn pack, FAMILY combines lush classic rock flavor with modern progressive heaviness on its astonishing debut album, Portrait.

The balance Family strikes is one perfected by precious few bands. To bring the vibes of our forefathers -- the finesse, the hooks, the grooves of say, Led Zeppelin -- into the modern day metal underground; to take a classic rock sense of musicality and use it to make something that's fiercely original, crushingly heavy and not "retro" at all... this is a fine line indeed, a delicate tension that is rarely achieved.

Tool and Mastodon are two bands that come to mind when listening to Family, but there is also a bit of Unsane's savage blues and The Mars Volta's experimental prog. Any way you choose to describe it, Family is undeniably its own beast -- a dynamic new voice in heavy music. And most importantly, the tunes rock with memorable purpose. These are riffs you hum for days.

The band's debut, Portrait, is a concept album about a dysfunctional family that develops supernatural powers. It was engineered and mixed by Justin Mantooth at Translator Audio (Unsane, Cave In) and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Mastodon, Torche). The front and back cover artwork is a pair of original paintings made specifically for the album by New York artist Eric Diehl. Close friend John Lamacchia -- guitarist of Candiria, Julie Christmas, Spylacopa, Crooked Man -- makes a guest appearance on the track "Daddy Wronglegs".

Portrait caught the ear of Robin Staps, founder and guitarist of seminal German band The Ocean, after he witnessed the fury of a live Family set. In Staps' words, Family's debut album is "crushing and unique, unlike anything I have heard... all killer, no filler."

Staps released Portrait via his own label, Pelagic Records (home to music by The Ocean, Cult of Luna, Mono, God Is An Astronaut, Hypno5e, and more), in October 2012.

Family is readying its follow-up album, to be entitled Future History, for a 2016 release.

Portrait back cover