Well, this is embarrassing. Sacramento, California band, Family Photo, spent this past summer living here in Boston, performing over 20 East Coast shows, and I’m only just hearing about them now. Yes, I’m clueless. It’s a problem. Since the summer of 2011, they’ve released two EPs (Family Photo and Nube Celebz) and are now poised to release their debut album, All We Ever Do, in January. They’re fun and quirky, with a jazz complexity and intricately woven pop harmonies that are tossed together into a haphazard casserole that comes out sounding like some off-kilter carnival. Their captivating musicianship seems like it’s about ready to go off the rails… in a pleasant daydreamy sort of way.
Listen below to their new single, “Fleets,” from the upcoming album.