Second Family Band

Also known as Second Family, Second Family Band, The, SFB

Profile of the performer Second Family Band: 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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1 Second Family Band - Phasis Phasis 6 mp3, CD 2008 Earjerk Records
2 Second Family Band - Untitled Untitled 3 mp3, CD 2008 Earjerk Records
3 Sad Blues 2 mp3, CD 2008 Object Tapes
4 Second Family Band - Dirty River Dirty River 2 mp3, CD 2008 Sloow Tapes
5 Second Family Band - Untitled Untitled 3 mp3, CD 2008 Mansfield Deathtrap Rerecordings
6 The Eternal Lag 2 mp3, CD 2008 Earjerk Records
7 Second Family Band - Whose Wave We Ride Whose Wave We Ride 2 mp3, CD 2009 Earjerk Records
8 Second Family Band - Winged Stomp House Winged Stomp House 4 mp3, CD 2009 Cabin Floor Esoterica
9 The Heathens Return 2 mp3, CD 2009 Jerkwave Tapes
10 Second Family Band - East To West East To West 2 mp3, CD 2009 Earjerk Records
11 Second Family Band - The Eternal Lag Pt. 2 The Eternal Lag Pt. 2 2 mp3, CD 2009 Dark Age Kassettes
12 Second Family Band - Weird Sword / Seer's Word Weird Sword / Seer's Word 2 mp3, CD 2009 Earjerk Records
13 Second Family Band - Streetweaver Streetweaver 2 mp3, CD 2009 Tree Tapes
14 Second Family Band - Vernal Mystery Hour Vernal Mystery Hour 2 mp3, CD 2009-10-00 Skulls Of Heaven
15 Get Me By 2 mp3, CD 2010 Earjerk Records
16 Second Family Band - Naked Ladies & Dragons Naked Ladies & Dragons 2 mp3, CD 2010 Boondock Pissoir
17 Jerusalem 3 mp3, CD 2010 Boondock Pissoir
18 Second Family Band - Dream Release Dream Release 4 mp3, CD 2010
19 Second Family Band - Veiled Gallery Veiled Gallery 4 mp3, CD 2010-07-04 Brave Mysteries
20 Live At Nottingham 4 mp3, CD 2010 Boondock Pissoir
21 Second Family Band - Good Blood Good Blood 3 mp3, CD 2010 Alt.Vinyl
22 Gangun Guru 3 mp3, CD 2008 Chocolate Monk
23 Live At Nottingham 2 mp3, CD 2010 Boondock Pissoir
24 Jerusalem 3 mp3, CD 2010 Boondock Pissoir
25 Second Family Band - Born On The Clouds Born On The Clouds 2 mp3, CD 2011-04-00
26 Changing Sons 2 mp3, CD Earjerk Records
27 Second Family Band - Crippled Fingers Crippled Fingers 4 mp3, CD 2011-06-01 Shifting Sands Congregation
28 Logos Destroyer 2 mp3, CD 2009 Earjerk Records
29 Second Family Band - All Do Gather At The Tomb All Do Gather At The Tomb 2 mp3, CD 2012-02-23 Earjerk Records
30 Second Family Band - Twelfth Night Reunion Twelfth Night Reunion 5 mp3, CD 2011 Brave Mysteries
31 Second Family Band - Wrong Carnival, Kid Wrong Carnival, Kid 2 mp3, CD 2012-10-31 NONOTEarjerk
32 Second Family Band - Family Album Family Album 3 mp3, CD 2013 Sagittarius A-Star
33 Second Family Band - Live at ISSUE Live at ISSUE 2 mp3, CD 2013 Sagittarius A-Star
34 3/15/10 2 mp3, CD 2014-01-00 Unavailable Recordings
35 Second Family Band - Wrong Carnival, Kid Wrong Carnival, Kid 2 mp3, CD 2014
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