Family Band – “Again”

By Amrit Singh / September 22, 2011 - 1:49 pm

Grizzly Bear’s Dan Rossen produces this MP3 from BTW Family Band, recorded for Weathervane and WXPN’s Shaking Through series of one-day song-recording documentaries. (Previously: Twin Sister, Reading Rainbow.) In the clip below you see primary Family members (in both the “music” and “they’re-married” senses) Kim Krans and Jonny Ollsin get a little tense and confused while arranging “Again” with lapsteel player Scott Hirsch and Rossen. They found their way (like a family), and we’re left with a fine example of the band’s core strengths — a “heavy mellow” or (“goth prom”) vibe that pits striking and clear vocals from Kim against Ollsin’s darkened guitar atmospherics (he came up as a thrash metal guitarist), Hirsch’s earthen contributions, and Rossen’s plentiful experience with those various attributes.

Family Band – “Again”

Watch them sort of bug out in the studio pulling this track together in the Shaking Through video:

For more Family Band, check out their debut LP Miller Path and its followup EP
Miller’s Path and Cold Songs.