Press about us:
06/22/2008 - Shemspeed review
04/02/2008 - Subba-Cultcha review
03/12/2008 - Jambase review
11/13/2007 - The Justice
10/20/2007 - Shebrew Magazine
10/15/2007 - The Daily Free Press
09/17/2007 - "EDGE Boston" feature article
07/12/2007 - "The Noise: Rock Around Boston" review
06/26/2007 - Boston Globe Op-Ed
06/16/2007 - Camp Harlam "Chai-Lights"
Electronic Press Kit:
10/02/2007 - Family Junction Fighting for Consumers
05/01/2007 - Boston Band Family Junction (Huge in Japan) with Second Album
*visit our Sonicbids EPK
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To Whom It May Concern:
In May of 2002, Family Junction was founded on a simple principal: a coming together of friends so connected, that "family" is the only fitting description.
After their debut at The House of Blues in Cambridge, MA, Family Junction quickly took to the studio to record their first batch of demos. These songs were the foundation of their first album, Pasta Bar, which was produced, written, arranged, and recorded entirely by Family Junction.
While recording Pasta Bar, one inspired night pushed Family Junction into an entirely new venture: film-making. A simple idea became a special-effects-ridden-quirky-adventure called Milk and Honey, and was published as a bonus in the data section of the CD.
Immediately following the release of Pasta Bar in August of 2004, Family Junction began touring between Boston and Washington DC, while continuously adding new material to their act. One year later, an extremely productive weekend in a basement in Monroe, NY became the framework for a brand new project. The idea was simple - create a CD and a DVD, combining the extensive skill set of Family Junction. This project, however, soon took on a life of its own.
The official press release...
Family Junction's at it again with their second album (CD/DVD combo) release, "Running Trains (we're huge in Japan)."
The self-produced CD portion of Running Trains (We're Huge in Japan) contains thirteen tightly crafted, complexly arranged songs. Family Junction members Alan Cohen (guitar/bass/vocals), Dan Levine (guitar/vocals), Matt Ross (guitar/bass/drums), and Ryan Pressman (guitar/bass/drums) switch and exchange instruments, enabling the band to independently capture various styles of music, from progressive to funk, jazz to rock, and folk to hip hop.
The DVD portion of Running Trains (We're Huge in Japan) contains a day-in-the-life alternative-universe musical adventure of rejected superheroes as they interact with the worlds around them. The after school special length (40min) movie was created (written, filmed, directed, and edited) entirely by the band. The movie provides an interactive experience for viewers with special features that include: an alternative version of the entire movie viewable by switching to the alternative angle on the viewer's DVD player at any point during the movie, commentary tracks by characters and creators, hidden Easter Egg videos throughout the whole movie, a 3D scene viewable with red and blue lensed glasses, and Dolby Digital 2.0 and 5.1 audio mixes.
Running Trains (We're Huge in Japan) also comes with a twelve song compilation album, FamJam's Music-Stache, Vol. 1, of independent/unsigned artists. The songs are already in MP3 format and can be easily dragged into a digital music library and can be freely shared and distributed. Liner notes for the Music-Stache are also included in the DVD's data section.