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The Family Crest Outside Lands & Headlining Tour

Romeo & Juliet - Commune Presents with the Family Crest - San Francisco, CA

The Family Crest. Photo by Clay Lancaster (

San Francisco based The Family Crest on a headline tour across
the U.S. in support of their highly acclaimed album Beneath The Brine,
including their stop back home @ Outside Lands on August 7.

The 7-piece band was named one of “The 20 Best New Bands of 2014”
by Paste and NPR Music included the title track in its “Favorite
Songs Of 2014” raving, “[The song] builds to a feverish and
astonishing vocal performance by Liam McCormick. There’s so much
power and talent in this young band.”

See the band’s Tiny Desk Concert here ( ( )) or listen to their Daytrotter session here
( ( )).

“…you’re about to discover your favorite new band.”—NPR’s
Tiny Desk

“The band makes music on an epic scale, with stunning vocals and a
multitude of instruments.”—NPR “All Songs Considered”

“[The Family Crest] thrives on live performances, adjusting their
set-up to fit in anywhere from a house show to a rock club to a street

The Family Crest was started as a recording project in 2009 by
co-founders McCormick and Seeterlin, and by 2010 had grown into a
six-piece core band with over 250 “extended family members” with
whom they collaborate on recordings, live shows and other projects.
Today that number has reached more than 400—with the now seven-piece
core—and the band’s music has been featured on “Grey’s
Anatomy,” NBC’s “Marry Me,” ABC’s “Revenge” and
“Rising Star,” Snapchat’s “Snap Channel” and more. Beneath
the Brine follows on the heels of the Headwinds EP, which WXPN called
“an immediately compelling listen,” and prompted SPIN to praise
its “sharp strings, galloping percussion, and an ambition wide
enough to swallow you whole.”


July 21 /// Eddie’s Attic /// Atlanta, GA
July 23 /// Bronze Peacock Room at House of Blues /// Houston, TX
July 24 /// Stubbs Jr. /// Austin, TX
July 25 /// Three Links /// Dallas, TX
July 27 /// Valley Bar /// Phoenix, AZ
July 28 /// Soda Bar /// San Diego, CA
July 29 /// The Wayfarer /// Costa Mesa, CA
August 7 /// Outside Lands Music Festival /// San Francisco, CA
August 16 /// Rocky Mountain Folks Festival /// Lyons, CO


1. Beneath the Brine
2. The World
3. Love Don’t Go
4. William’s Dirge
5. Howl
6. The Water’s Fine
7. I Am the Winter
8. She Knows My Name
9. As We Move Forward
10. When the Lights Go Out
11. There’s a Thunder
12. Make Me a Boat