The Family Crest - Beneath the Brine
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Beneath the Brine

The Family Crest

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  • Listen to the song "Beneath the Brine"

    Beneath the Brine is a sweeping soundscape that highlights The Family Crest’s ability to balance the digestibility of pop and the complexity of dense string and horn arrangements. The group’s sonically rich palettes and frontman Liam McCormick’s virtuosic vocals have earned The Family Crest fans at WXPN, Paste and SPIN.

    TLE-045  (2014)
  • 1. Beneath the Brine
    2. The World
    3. Love Don't Go
    4. William's Dirge
    5. Howl
    6. The Water's Fine
    7. I Am the Winter
    8. She Knows My Name
    9. As We Move Forward
    10. When the Light Go Out
    11. There's a Thunder
    12. Make Me a Boat
  • The Family Crest The Family Crest The brainchild of frontman Liam McCormick, The Family Crest began as a recording project in 2009 with co-founder/bassist John Seeterlin. “We always liked making music with people—getting a bunch of people together and singing. So we put ads everywhere,” says McCormick. The outcome was greater than the original duo imagined--80 people ended up being credited on the first recording the band produced. From those 80, a seven-piece core band emerged, though the Crest boasts over 400 “Extended Family” members. The Family Crest has a seemingly natural ability to infuse pop into complex arrangements and create a cohesive, digestible soundscape from a wide swath of individual instruments. They are based in San Francisco, CA.