Family Force 5 Out to Release New AlbumOctober 8th, 2011 | Alex Tironati
Family Force 5’s new album III (set for release on October 18th) sets out to mark a dynamic shift and take the group back to their rock roots, resurrecting the heavy guitars and bombastic beats of their debut. Opening track “Can You Feel It” explodes with searing guitars and lead singer Solomon Old’s distorted voice slices through the boom-bap of tumultuous drums. “At the time, we were listening to a lot of Sleigh Bells–we wanted to create something mean and gritty,” explains guitarist Derek Mount. “This song gets people hyped up, and perfectly sets the tone for the rest of the album.” Unadulterated energy ties the band’s unstoppable genre-hopping as Family Force 5–brothers Jacob, Josh, and Solomon Olds, and Nathan Currin and Derek Mount–explores low-slung bass booms and harmonica howls on “Wobble” and the tongue-in-cheek “scenie baby” call-out pop song, “Tank Top.” The album looks to be a promising project for the band and we recommend you all give it a try.