Complete with rippling rhythms, assaulting electronics and a raucous rock ‘n roll Family Force 5’s sophomore album Dance Or Die will be released August 19 on CD and digitally on the Transparent Media Group founded by the Olds brothers, manager Chris Woltman and producer Joe Baldridge with EMI Music Marketing and Tooth & Nail Records. The group’s sophomore release oozes with over-the-top illustrations, charging out of the gate with funky rhythms, percolating club grooves, undeniably infectious hooks and instantaneous sing-a-longs. Imagine an inventive evolution of the band’s eye-opening debut, Business Up Front, Party in the Back, blended with Prince getting down at a Daft Punk concert where Michael Jackson busts out the moonwalk in the center of the dance floor.
“Listening to Family Force 5 is like lighting a cluster of firecrackers in your mouth,” offers guitarist Derek Mount (known to fans as Chap Stique), recommending a spin of Dance Or Die over that daredevil antic. “This album provides a connection and an escape, and it´s guaranteed to make your booty shake and your head bang. It´s greasy, slimy and soupy, yet still very slick and shiny at the same time.”
Family Force 5 is: Solomon “Soul Glow Activator” Olds - vocals, guitar Jacob “Crouton” Olds - drums, vocals Joshua “Fatty” Olds - bass, vocals Derek “Chap Stique” Mount – guitar Nathan “Nadaddy” Currin - keyboards, turntables
Finishing up a successful trek with the Vans Warped Tour 08 the band gears up for the Dance Rawr Dance 2 tour kicking off on October 6 with a national pre-sale on August 8. An unrelenting rush of delightfully uncontainable madness hearkening back to the days of massive spectacles on tour, in addition to members thrashing the stage wearing matching futuristic spacesuits, expect to meet the Family Force 5000, a massive drum machine they personally invented that, at first glance, looks more like the next NASA launch computer than it does a musical instrument.
“´Dance or Die´ is an unconventional arsenal of ultimate dance floor anthems,” declares Family Force 5000 player/keyboardist Nathan Currin (Nadaddy). “We´re at war. Dancing is our weapon, and our party is ready to pull the trigger.”
Armed with a do-it-yourself paradigm and a diversified entertainment enterprise, Family Force 5 is primed for intergalactic conquest.
Are you ready to DANCE RAWR DANCE 2
See them live: 10/6 Lincoln Theater Raleigh, NC 10/7 Steppin Out Virginia Beach, VA 10/8 Recher Theater Baltimore, MD 10/9 Highline Ballroom NYC, NY 10/11 ICC Boston, MA 10/13 The Chameleon Lancaster, PA 10/14 TLA Philadelphia, PA 10/15 Diesel Pittsburgh, PA 10/16 Mod Club Toronto, ON 10/17 The Grog Shop Cleveland, OH 10/18 Madison Theater Cincinnati, OH 10/19 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH 10/21 St Andrews Hall Detroit, MI 10/22 Intersection Grand Rapids, MI 10/23 House of Bricks Des Moines, IA 10/24 Station 4 St Paul, MN 10/25 House of Blues Chicago, IL 10/27 Sokol Omaha, NE 10/28 Creepy Crawl St Louis, MO 10/29 UTC Chattanooga, TN 10/30 Beta Bar Tallahassee, FL 10/31 State Theater Tampa, FL 11/1 Music Farm Charleston, SC 11/2 Headliners Columbia, SC