Second Family Band

Second Family Band

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The Second Family Band is a musical collective from Madison, Wisconsin. They came together in 2007, rising from the ashes of the very prolific free-folk outfit Davenport. Their musical style, difficult to categorize, owes more to freeform jazz, psychedelic rock, and experimental avant-garde music than to traditional folk music, and may be loosely attributed to such genres as free folk, psych folk, freak-folk, acid folk, wyrd folk or New Weird America.

The recordings and performances usually include varying combinations of drums and other percussion, guitars, vocals, synthesizers, piano, organs, violins, flutes, electronics, sound sculpture, field recordings, more synths, sitar, sticks, rocks, stones and really anything imaginable. Ranging from mildly sedative to tribal and bombastic. Their music is almost always improvised, with a rare exception of overdubbing and other studio composed manipulations. The group is noted for usually shunning the recording studio, preferring field recording in locations such as barns, caves, or pastures. Consequently, environmental sounds such as dogs barking, birds singing, and other ambient noise may be heard on record.
One noticeable difference between Davenport and Second Family Band is the line-up. Where Clay Ruby is present on every Davenport release, since reforming under the name Second Family Band, the band is operating regardless of line-up. No single member's presence is required for any Second Family jam session and in fact there are numerous Second Family Band releases where Ruby is not involved.

Over the years Davenport/Second Family has counted among it's members: Billy Lee (aka Lliam Ian, Crystal Dragon, Wormsblood), T Endless (Pan to Scratch, Drunjus, Craig Microcassette System), Nico Kain (Apaculus, Wormsblood), Clay Ruby (Jex Thoth, Burial Hex, Wormsblood, Hintergedanken), Woodman (Drunjus), Theresa Behnen, Tyler Olsen, Jonathan Matthews, Clay Kolbinger (Maths Balance Volumes), Lyx Ish, db Pedersen, DMS (Craig Microcassette System), Nic Stage (Wormsblood), Karen Eliot (The Mumber Toes, Hintergedanken, Dragon Faggot), John Gould, Justin May, Jon Stage, Jerod Annoye, Beau Devereaux (Anvil Dome), Andy Knackert, Jessica Non Popa, Aaron Laurant (Cult of Hypnos), Corey Bushcott, Azrael Zanon-Stage, David Libert, JoAnne Powers, Sven Bolan, Smith Baker, Ivan Calderon, Daeve Ross, Richard Remington, Cyrus Andreas, Jacob Tibbs, Nick Johnson, Kelly Shippey, Dave 3000, Ivan Mairesse, Max Elliott (Absinthe Minds), Mike Schultz, Johnny Danielson (Jex Thoth), as well as collaborations with friendly outsiders such as: Peaking Lights, Spiral Joy Band, the Skaters, Tomutonttu, Jooklo Duo, Glenn Donaldson, Lau Nau, Maths Balance Volumes, Hush Arbors, Absinthe Minds, Relentless Corpse, Islaja, Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice, Mumber Toes, Nautical Almanac (band), Anla Courtis, Cult of Hypnos and Takuri Tali.
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Second Family Band Discography

Albums

EJK006 The Second Family Band* Phasis(Cass, Album) Earjerk Records EJK006 US 2008 Sell This Version
EJK003 Second Family* / Jooklo Duo / Peaking Lights Second Family* / Jooklo Duo / Peaking Lights - Untitled(CDr, Ltd, Num) Earjerk Records EJK003 US 2008 Sell This Version
choc.176 Second Family* Meets Anla Courtis Second Family* Meets Anla Courtis - Gangun Guru(CDr, Album) Chocolate Monk choc.176 UK 2008 Sell This Version
OBC036 The Second Family Band* Sad Blues(Cass, Album) Object Tapes OBC036 2008 Sell This Version
The Second Family Band* Dream Release Bumtapes UK 2009 Sell This Version
EJK025 Second Family* Whose Wave We Ride(Cass, Ltd, C60) Earjerk Records EJK025 US 2009 Sell This Version
BDP-1001 Second Family Band Nandi(CDr, Album) Boondock Pissoir BDP-1001 US 2009 Sell This Version
EJK024 Second Family Band Weird Sword / Seer's Word(Cass, Ltd, c32) Earjerk Records EJK024 US 2009 Sell This Version
DAK002 Second Family* The Eternal Lag Pt. 2(Cass, Ltd, C30) Dark Age Kassettes DAK002 US 2009 Sell This Version
none The Second Family Band* Vernal Mystery Hour(Cass, Ltd, c60) Skulls Of Heaven none US 2009 Sell This Version
EJK023 Second Family Band East To West(Cass, Ltd, c80) Earjerk Records EJK023 US 2009 Sell This Version
TRTP-0209 The Second Family Band* Streetweaver(Cass, C47) Tree Tapes TRTP-0209 US 2009 Sell This Version
Second Family Band Jerusalem Boondock Pissoir US 2010 Sell This Version
CQBL004 The Second Family band* Veiled Gallery(Cass, Album) Brave Mysteries CQBL004 US 2010 Sell This Version
BDP-1002 Second Family Band Naked Ladies / Dragons(Cass, c60) Boondock Pissoir BDP-1002 US 2010 Sell This Version
AV020 Second Family Band Good Blood(LP, Album) Alt.Vinyl AV020 UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
EJK-044, TRTP-0213 Second Family Band Born On The Clouds(Cass, Ltd, Num, c47) Earjerk Records, Tree Tapes EJK-044, TRTP-0213 US 2011 Sell This Version
Second Family Band Wrong Carnival, Kid (Album) NONOTEarjerk US 2012 Sell This Version
Matt Valentine & The Aquarian Foundation / Second Family Band Matt Valentine & The Aquarian Foundation / Second Family Band - Live at ISSUE (Album) Sagittarius A-Star Italy 2013 Sell This Version
Second Family Band Crystal City Trash Collection Available Recording US 2014 Sell This Version
Second Family Band Sideshow Unavailable Recordings US 2014 Sell This Version
UR#002 Second Family Band Cosmonautics(Cass, c30) Unavailable Recordings UR#002 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none The Second Family band* Incidental Music From "Run Up The Voodoo"(CDr, Mini) Skulls Of Heaven none US 2009 Sell This Version
SSC2 Second Family Band Crippled Fingers(CDr, Mini, Ltd) Shifting Sands Congregation SSC2 US 2011 Sell This Version

Compilations

SAS #34 Second Family Band Family Album(LP, Comp + 12", S/Sided, Cle) Sagittarius A-Star SAS #34 Italy 2013 Sell This Version

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