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Mix: Family Bands

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It is officially the holiday season, which doubles as family time for many. This week’s mix is dedicated to bands with relatives. It’s safe to say that family members don’t always see eye to eye, but the artists in this mix have proven they can work creatively with their loved ones to make good music.

Listen to The Spec‘s picks and share your own, below…

ALEXIS’ PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCeD_6Y3GQc?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a> Artist: The Beach Boys | Song: Good Vibrations
The original group was made up of brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, and their cousin Mike Love.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7UtxUlpEP0?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a> Artist: Arcade Fire | Song: Intervention
The Canadian group features brothers Win and William Butler.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZuW6BH_Vak?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a> Artist: Heart | Song: Crazy on You
Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson have been making music together since the ’70s.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKWKRMxXB0M?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a> Artist: The National | Song: Fake Empire
The National boasts two sets of family members, twins Aaron and Bryce Dessner and brothers Scott and Bryan Devendorf.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgbEfvcuG3Q?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a> Artist: Haim | Song: Forever
This sister trio is comprised of Danielle, Alana and Este Haim.


DEE’S PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSKZMQSPtZA?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a> Artist:  Smith Westerns | Song: Be My Girl
Brothers Cullen and Cameron Omori make up half of this rock band.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QMeFRkM6cA?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a> Artist: The Strange Boys  | Song: Night Might
The band includes brothers Ryan and Philip Sambol. I have seen these guys live a couple times and am never disappointed.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=165RVtUhEvk?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a> Artist: Angus & Julia Stone | Song: Big Jet Plane
As their band name suggests, this duo is made up of brother and sister Angus and Julia Stone. I have a soft spot for brother and sister duos, as my brother and I have tried it out.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVXmMMSo47s?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a> Artist: The Kinks | Song: Lola
Brothers Dave and Ray Davis formed The Kinks in 1964.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3m7Uz7hF-s?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a> Artist: The Dandy Warhols | Song: Bohemian Like You
The band did not include relatives until Courtney Taylor-Taylor’s cousin Brent DeBoer joined the group in 1998.


PAULA’S PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR7az9EkJOs?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a> Artist: White Arrows | Song:  Roll Forever
You might not be able to tell at first glance, but lead singer Mickey Church and drummer Henry are in fact brothers. Also, guitarist JP Caballero is a half brother! Musical talent runs in the family.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc3zeL_Iqcw?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a> Artist: Painted Palms | Song: Falling Asleep
Cousins Chris Prudhomme and Reese Donohue thankfully decided that a family collaboration wouldn’t be half bad. The music the two have created together is brilliantly fresh.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsXPbMke19M?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a> Artist: Princeton | Song: Calypso Gold
This group of talented gents include Matt and Jesse, the brothers Kivel.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1JWpidoxSo?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a> Artist: French Horn Rebellion | Song: This Moment
Robert and David Perlick-Molinari bring back the french horn in a very “band geeks gone wild” way. This quote comes from the Facebook page the two brothers manage and to me it is a perfect description of their catchy music.

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