Family Worship Center is a Portland, Oregon-based Southern rock ‘n’ soul collective*, founded in 2017 by singer/songwriter/keyboardist Andy Krissberg. Following their 2020 Sunday A.M. EP, they just released their debut full-length Kicked Out of the Garden, and it’s everything you hope it would be. You get eight 70s-styled, more-ish sweat-drenched floor fillers, which never sound outdated but always authentic. A delicious treat: a big sound, sumptuous piano melodies, raving horns, celestial harmonies, sometimes with guitars being let loose but at other moments with a gospel feel, everything. Epic.
Kicked Out of the Garden, produced & mixed by Cameron Spies, is out now digitally and on vinyl LP through CorpoRAT Records. *Featuring Andy Krissberg (vocals / synth / wurlitzer / piano), Cameron Spies (percussion / keys), Chris Lamb (drums / vocals / percussion / vibraphone), Andrew Pettersson (guitar / vocals), Abel Bradshaw (bass / vocals), Ben “Snacks” Turner (electric pianos / piano / organ), Jeff Chilton (horn arrangements / string arrangements / trombone), Andy Rayborn (alto sax / tenor sax / clarinet), Matt Sulikowski (baritone sax), Thomas Barber (trumpet), Nate Henry (tenor sax), Brian Crace (guitar), Matt DeRosa (wah-wah guitar / percussion), Marley Headrick (vocals / vocal arrangements / vibraphone), Katie Waterland (vocals / piano / vocal arrangements), Alycen Moussette (vocals), Oleh Mytrofanov (violin / viola / cello / string arrangements), and Kasaka Records (violin / viola / cello / string arrangements). RIYL: Leon Russell, Delaney & Bonnie, DeWolff, Natural Child.