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We didn’t get to see too many mind-boggling short-form videos this week, but we did get one long one in which one of our greatest, most ambitious indie bands takes its packed-to-bursting, unapologetically pretentious musical maximalism to the screen, staying bizarre and compelling throughout. That alone makes it a pretty good week. Check for our… More »

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Progress Report: Kim Krans — one half of Family Band — talks about Grace & Lies.

This week the husband and wife duo known as Family Band will release its second full-length album, Grace & Lies. The record is an appropriately folky follow-up to 2010’s Miller Path, which saw… More »

Some months, you get blockbuster bands releasing big singles in stream-only format. May was not like that — May was a good month for freely downloadable MP3s. Respect, May. In the ten-track zip below, you’ll find big singles from artists sitting on anticipated new LPs — like Yeasayer and Twin Shadow and Azealia Banks –… More »

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Family Band – “Lace” Video

The married New York indie rock duo (and 2009-vintage Band To Watch) Family Band have a new video for their churning, sinister song "Lace," and…
Tom Breihan | March 13, 2013 - 12:54 pm

Family Band – “Moonbeams” Video

In the video for Family Band's soft-focus indie-folk single "Moonbeams," a pair of skeletons share a day of giddy suburban romance after rising from the…
Tom Breihan | September 12, 2012 - 3:43 pm
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Family Band – “Night Song” Video

The cover art for BTW Family Band's forthcoming LP Grace & Lies pointed toward the concept for this video for "Night Song" -- singer Kim…
Amrit Singh | June 22, 2012 - 4:39 pm

Family Band – “Moonbeams”

“Moonbeams” follows “Night Song” as the second single from Family Band’s Grace & Lies LP, and it’s a pretty thing streaming over at Soundcloud. The…
Amrit Singh | June 4, 2012 - 3:41 pm
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Family Band – “Night Song”

Last time we heard from Family Band, they were sweating through a song called "Again" for an episode of WXPN's Shaking Through series. Now, the…
Corban Goble | May 8, 2012 - 4:42 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: September 2011

Save a bit of humidity, it is an undeniably autumnal day in NYC. It's gray, it is wet, and it feels positively gauche to jam…
Amrit Singh | September 23, 2011 - 6:03 pm
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Family Band – “Again”

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
Amrit Singh | September 22, 2011 - 1:49 pm

Family Band – “Cold Song” & “Beg” Video

From Brandon's December Mixtape last week you probably got the sense that we're shifting here with the lower temperature and shorter days. It's kind of…
jessica | December 6, 2010 - 3:57 pm
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Stereogum Monthly Mix: November 2010

Back again with another monthly mix which, per its title, you should continue to expect monthly. We're glad you guys enjoyed the last installment, and…
Amrit Singh | November 4, 2010 - 4:10 pm
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Family Band – “The Deal”

Our last listen to BTW Family Band came via their cover of Jack Nitzche’s “Marie.” Extend the shadows with "The Deal," a spare and wintry…
brandon | October 20, 2010 - 11:20 am
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Family Band – “Marie” (Jack Nitzsche Cover)

BTW Family Band just released this haunting cover of Jack Nitzche's "Marie." Should be noted that Nitzsche was married to Buffy Sainte-Marie. They co-wrote "U…
jessica | July 22, 2010 - 10:06 am
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Family Band – “Children” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Family Band, the BTW formed by Kim Krans and husband/Children guitarist Jonny Ollsin, have finished work and are set to release their their excellent debut…
Amrit Singh | April 23, 2010 - 4:04 pm
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Band To Watch: Family Band

Those tuned into NYC's downtown thrash scene may know Jonny Ollsin from his time on guitar and vocals with breakneck metallers Children, but it's thi…
Amrit Singh | December 11, 2009 - 11:15 am
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