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Sounds For The Lost Generation

Canadian heavy rock/psychedelic/stonergaze trio Familiars presents their new three-track EP »Keep The Good Times Rolling«

Canadian heavy rock/psychedelic/stonergaze trio Familiars presents their new three-track EP, »Keep The Good Times Rolling«, which was just released on April 7th, 2023.

01. Erebus & Terror
02. Samsquanch
03. Wendigo

Says the band: “On April 7th, Familiars released »Keep The Good Times Rolling«, a continuation of stories and sounds captured during the »All In Good Time« sessions.

We hope everyone can enjoy this release and as such this EP is Pay-What-You-Want download. If you’re able and willing, anything you contribute is very appreciated and will go towards producing our new record.”

Photo by Oleh Bozhyk

The members of Familiars grew up in small towns, on farms, and along the lake.

Their songs focus on Canadiana, stories from days gone by that your grandparents might tell you, and the tall tales proclaimed by the regulars at the local watering hole.

Their music is the soundtrack to late-night summer drives with the window down, stoking the fire on a blustery winter evening, picking rocks under the midday sun, and nursing a beer at the Legion.

Video for »Erebus & Terror« was edited by Kevin Vansteenkiste. The song follows the ships Erebus and Terror on their doomed 1845 voyage in search of the northwest passage. The video recreates that journey (known as “Franklin’s lost expedition” or “The Franklin expedition” through archival footage taken from multiple Arctic and Antarctic expeditions in the early 20th century.

Produced by Familiars & Simon Larochette.
Engineered & mixed by Simon Larochette at The Sugar Shack Recording Studio in London, Ontario, Canada.
Mastered by Gavin Gardiner.
Additional percussion by Simon Larochette.
Art direction & design by Kevin Vansteenkiste.

Familiars are:
Kevin Vansteenkiste – Electric Guitar, Vocals
Jared MacIntyre – Electric Bass Guitar, Vocals
Anton Babych – Drums, Percussion

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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