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The Family Crest Announce EP & National Tour

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Prelude To War out April 28th
Official Video Now Streaming
5-Week Tour Visits NYC, Chicago, Denver, Austin
 The Family Crest In Action | Music News | New Music 2017The Family Crest is excited to proudly announce their new EP “Prelude To War” with the release of their first single “Mirror Love” via NPR’s All Songs TV.

Watch the mind-altering video for “Mirror Love” – a song with a ’70s soul vibe where the group’s familiar rhythmic and melodic sections are intersperse to support the band’s acclaimed lyricism and storytelling – here.

NPR’s Bob Boilen says Mirror Love “extends into new neural sonic territory for the band, capturing the late ’70s sounds of the Bee Gees in both beat and chorus … [a] incredible kaleidoscopic visuals and bold sound” adding “this band is a must-see live!”


Starting on April 28th in Los Angeles, the San Francisco based band will kick off a 5-week national headlining tour in support of “Prelude To War,” the first installment of a broader upcoming project, “The War.”

“Prelude To War” – set for an April 28th release – is the follow up to the band’s LP “Beneath The Brine” which had critics at Paste Magazine, Spin and NPRraving “there’s a decent chance you’re about to discover your favorite new band.”


For almost two years, The Family Crest toured in support of “Beneath The Brine,” touring with Jukebox The Ghost, performing at Outside Lands and seeing their songs be featured in campaigns for GoPro, Carnival Cruises and Coachella.

“Mirror Love was written as a therapeutic response to the apathy I was observing around me at the time of its conception,” says songwriter Liam McCormick. “We all look at ourselves in a ‘rose-colored’ mirror of self-examination, and with the overwhelming amount of content we come across every second of every day, when we are afforded moments of self-reflection, it’s easy to forget to look beyond yourself.”

“We explore the things we want to do, who we want to be, and how we want to change the world, but often that desire doesn’t translate to action, and often it’s very one-dimensional. I’m the first to admit there’s something really romantic and positive about projecting a wish for change, but the follow-through is what counts, and just clicking a ‘like’ button doesn’t mean anything. 

So when the ‘Mirror Love’ lyrics state, ‘Who we want to be, who we’re going to be,’ the idea is that just changing one word changes the dynamic and intention of the direction you are heading and if we do not make positive and necessary changes in this world, our children’s children will look back upon us as selfish fools.”


“Since the song was written, people in America and across the world have engaged in massive, passionate, beautiful displays of concern for humanity. I hope in listening to this song, anyone that has the desire to participate in social change, but hasn’t taken the initiative to do so, will feel empowered to take that step.”

Stay tuned for more new music!


Tour Dates:

April 28th      The Bootleg Theater             Los Angeles, CA
April 29th      The Rebel Lounge                Phoenix, AZ
May 1st          Double Wide                        Dallas, TX
May 2nd         Stubbs BBQ                        Austin, TX
May 4th          Blueberry Hill                      St. Louis, MO
May 5th          The Basement                    Nashville, TN
May 7th          Aisle 5                                 Atlanta, GA
May 9th          Rock & Roll Hotel               Washington, DC
May 10th       Boot & Saddle                      Philadelphia, PA
May 11th       Café 939                               Boston, MA
May 12th       Signal Kitchen                      Burlington, VT
May 13th       Mercury Lounge                   New York, NY
May 14th       Club Café                             Pittsburgh, PA
May 16th       Beachland Tavern                Cleveland, OH
May 17th       The Loving Touch                Ferndale, MI
May 18th       Schubas Tavern                   Chicago, IL
May 19th       The Backroom at Colectivo Coffee               Milwaukee, WI
May20th        Turf Club                               Saint Paul, MN
May 22nd      Lost Lake Lounge                  Denver, CO
May 23rd       Kilby Court                             Salt Lake City, UT
May 25th       Barboza                                 Seattle, WA
May 27th       Doug Fir Lounge                    Portland, OR
June 3rd         Great American Music Hall   San Francisco, CA

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