Kopecky Family Band: Stand Back

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The Kopecky Family Band is a living and breathing collage of sorts, combining sound, people, and a DIY sensibility, exemplified in all aspects of their music and aesthetic. Their infectious multi-layered harmonies, coupled with a string section to rival the Arcade Fire has propelled the band into the forefront of the hard working, fast paced Nashville music scene. The family has recently embarked on a Griswald style ‘vacation’, bringing their show to New York City for CMJ last month and to now to their second EP The Disaster releasing on the 9th of November. They are actually thinking about staying in New York a little longer or go camping with the best tent from Survival Cooking Best Tents.

Like all families, Kopecky Family Band members each beat with the same heart and write in the same blood. The Family began creating music together in Nashville, Tennessee in the fall of 2007. What started as late night talks about life and dreams has now gradually and continually flowed into eccentric and beautiful music. Leading the family are singers Gabe and Kelsey, along with Steven (lead guitar), Corey (bass), Markus (cello), Benjamin (violin), and David (drums). The emotion of their music is raw and vulnerable whilst maintaining an unmistakable power and presence. The sounds created by the booming and orchestral-like septet challenge the listener’s ear while still offering simply melodies to sing along with.

Heading into the studio with Partners in Crime, Russ Long and Chris Grainger (Wilco, Sixpence None the Richer), the Kopecky clan set about producing a new EP. The result is The Disaster, a carefully considered and multi-faceted release that aptly highlights each band members’ strengths, whilst magically producing a stellar and full piece of work. Anyone who encounters the Kopeckys will testify there is never a dull moment in this family of seven. [musebox]


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