Nashville based indie rock sextet Kopecky Family Band has announced the release date for the highly anticipated full length debut Kids Raising Kids will be October 23rd. This adventurous, self-released record is the culmination of five years progress for the band, both creatively and in terms of the chemistry
that makes these six individuals a family. "It's a time capsule of all the experiences we've had since we started playing together" says co-founder Kelsey Kopecky (vocals/keys). Gabe Simon (vocals/guitar), whom Kelsey founded the band with adds that this is the record where Kopecky Family Band has "finally found its voice". The band feel that this record will allow fans to "take home the live experience" they are so widely revered for.
With the impending release of Kids Raising Kids, the band is offering the first single "Heartbeat" as a free download. "Heartbeat", with its ethereal instrumentation, hand claps and percussive piano exemplifies the laid back, yet progressive nature of Kids Raising Kids. It showcases the lack of fear the band has trying different
routes in their pursuit to find the best way to finish a song, taking advantage of their technical prowess while embracing simpler options when the song calls for it.
If pressed to classify the band's sound, Gabe will describe it as a "modern, more aggressive Fleetwood Mac". The thoughtfulness and originality that comes with such an answer can be found throughout Kids Raising Kids. The record works in much the same way as a book, with each song a unique chapter.
The tracks all have their own personality and voice, but there is without a doubt still something inherently 'Kopecky Family Band' about each one. Kelsey will tell you the album is about "Discovering Life" and the fact that while we are born basically the same, our paths through life and the people we meet along
the way are what make us the individuals we are. This concept is evident on the album, not just lyrically, but in the way each track explores new musical territory.
Kopecky Family Band started when Kelsey and Gabe were in college. The two were among a group of friends who were, as Kelsey says "taking part in the old Nashville tradition of passing around the guitar". The two were instantly impressed with each other, and the song-writing chemistry fell inline just as quick. After a few writing sessions, the duo invited some of their friends to join them and a truly special band was formed. The past few years have seen the release of three EPs, relentless touring (including high profile gigs on the festival circuit) and multiple crowd-stealing performances at both SXSW and CMJ. Perhaps most notably Paste Magazine named Kopecky Family Band the "best live band of 2011." As the band prepares to release Kids Raising Kids, stay tuned for much more exciting news from the KFB camp.
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