Tagged: Family Band


Video: Family Band, “Moonbeams”

Husband-and-wife duo Jonny Ollsin and Kim Krans of Family Band flip the old “till death do you part” narrative in their new video for “Moonbeams,” the mournful ballad off Grace & Lies. Directed by Samuel … read more »

POSTED September 11, 2012 1:30PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , ,

Music Lessons: Seven Artists Share Their Wisdom

Whether it’s psychedelic drugs, Bowie or Burt Reynolds, musicians are influenced and inspired by the world at large. We talked to seven artists about their greatest musical lessons—things they’ve learned either through experience or from … read more »

POSTED August 28, 2012 7:16PM IN NWSPRINT Comments (3) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Daily Inspiration: Sam Hockley-Smith

In honor of Sam Hockley Smith’s last day at FADER, we take a fond look back at his glorious, five-year run at the magazine, and as Sam would say, we’re “not mad.” Playaz Circle f. … read more »

POSTED August 24, 2012 5:01PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , ,


In eighth grade my English teacher assigned the class a research paper on a modern artist. He suggested subjects for us, and said I might like to write about German painter Max Ernst. His reasoning … read more »

POSTED August 20, 2012 1:17PM IN BACK ISSUES, ISSUES TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Live: Family Band’s Forest Party

The Wild Unknown’s Forest Party happened Saturday night in the woods by Delhi in upstate New York, at the house that Family Band founders Kim Krans and Jonny Ollsin built by hand. That is not … read more »

POSTED August 7, 2012 3:30PM IN MUSIC, MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Open Bar: Family Band

At the tail-end of a summer downpour last week, we met up with Jonny Ollsin and Kim Krans, the husband and wife duo behind Family Band, for an Open Bar session at Union Pool in … read more »

POSTED August 6, 2012 10:45AM IN OPEN BAR TAGS: , , ,

Family Band, “Night Song” MP3

Last summer, smack in the middle of a bummer month of sweaty evenings and those weird emotionally flat days where you just kind of sit around and think about sad stuff and also how it’s … read more »

POSTED May 8, 2012 12:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Family Band’s Upstate Forest Party

Just outside of Delhi, New York, a small town that still has dime store candy, is Miller Path. It’s a gnarled, gravel road with grass that swishes against the bottom of your car when you … read more »

POSTED August 2, 2011 12:18PM IN EVENTS SPECIALS, MUSIC NEWS TAGS: , , , , , , , ,

Family Band’s Cold Songs Video EP + “Cold Song” and “The Deal” MP3

If a potentially growing family lives in the woods and makes forceful shadow country songs that sound like the forsaken cavity space in your body where you send things you can’t bear to think or … read more »


Family Band, “The Deal” MP3

Family Band‘s music is already intimate and isolated. They record hushed, dark folk from a cabin they built themselves in the middle of nowhere. What this is though, is even more personal. It’s a demo … read more »

POSTED October 19, 2010 4:45PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (3) TAGS: ,