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  • "Chainsaw (f/ Tedashii)" from Chainsaw (Single)
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  • "Chainsaw (f/ Tedashii)" from Reanimated
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  • "Cray Button" from III.V EP
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  • "Cray Button (feat. Lecrae)" from Cray Button (feat. Lecrae) - single
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  • "Dance Or Die" from Dance Or Die EP
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  • "Earthquake" from Business Up Front/Party In The Back
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  • "Get On Outta Here" from III
    Views 625 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Ghostride the Whip" from Dance Or Die With A Vengence
    Views 1598 Views | Comments 2 Comments
  • "Keep The Party Alive" from Keep The Party Alive [Target Exclusive EP]
    Views 1244 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Kountry Gentleman" from Business Up Front/Party In The Back
    Views 2097 Views | Comments 3 Comments
  • "Kountry Gentleman" from Business Up Front/Party In The Back: Diamond Edition
    Views 1279 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Love Addict" from Business Up Front/Party In The Back
    Views 1869 Views | Comments 2 Comments
  • "Love Addict" from Business Up Front/Party In The Back: Diamond Edition
    Views 1335 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Never Let Me Go" from Business Up Front/Party In The Back: Diamond Edition
    Views 1479 Views | Comments 1 Comments
  • "Paycheck" from III
    Views 1691 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Really Real Show 1" from The Really Real Show DVD: Season 1
    Views 663 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Really Real Show 2" from The Really Real Show DVD: Season 1
    Views 551 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Really Real Show 3" from The Really Real Show DVD: Season 1
    Views 580 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Really Real Show 4" from The Really Real Show DVD: Season 1
    Views 581 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Really Real Show 5" from The Really Real Show DVD: Season 1
    Views 696 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Really Real Show 6" from The Really Real Show DVD: Season 1
    Views 877 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Really Real Show 7" from The Really Real Show DVD: Season 1
    Views 566 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Skelanimals Animated Music Video" from Keep The Party Alive [Target Exclusive EP]
    Views 1760 Views | Comments 1 Comments
  • "Wobble" from III
    Views 3388 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Zombie" from III.V EP
    Views 1875 Views | Comments 0 Comments



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    Hailing from the depths of the durrty south, the mighty Family Force 5 has spent the last eight years on a bombastic, arduous crusade, conquering clubs and arenas worldwide with an unrepentant swagger that has made the band the poster child for DIY business models in the music industry.  Boasting a gritty concoction of mammoth beats, mouth-watering melodies, and explosive guitars, the dance-derived, fashion-forward five-some from Atlanta has crafted an impressive resume built on sweat and elbow grease.

    The group assembled in 2001 under the title The Phamily (largely influenced by the fact that there are three brothers in the band), and immediately created a contagious buzz around town, freely distributing burned copies of their homemade demos throughout Atlanta.  The five emerged from their rat-infested practice space as often as possible, jumping at any chance to ignite a club with an electrifying performance, and word about the band’s break-dancing, wall-climbing shows started to spread. It wasn’t long until attorneys for Prince issued a cease-and-desist order about the name. (The Family was the ad hoc outfit the Purple One put together to record “Nothing Compares 2 U.”) Undaunted, the quintet carried on under the banner of Family Force 5, tearing up crowds that grew numb to nü-metal’s Cookie Monster-sounding excess. It wasn’t long before the band signed with the Maverick label, issuing their debut album, Business Up Front, Party In The Back in 2006.  At their best, FF5’s dealings with the major-label machine were tenuous. Crowds culled from assorted music subcultures (rock, punk, metal, alt-rock, hip hop) were taken by the band’s show, but the label didn’t know what to do with the unique group. Inevitably, they split ways in 2007: the band members celebrated the occasion by going out on several weeks of that year’s Vans Warped Tour, rejuvenating both the crowds and themselves.

    Coming off the high from the Warped dates, Family Force 5 decided to create its own label (Transparent Media Group), and release its next album, Dance Or Die, independently. Infectious in its enthusiasm, D.O.D. was a near-perfect amalgam of dense grooves (“Radiator”), synthesizer-driven funk (the title track), techno-pop nostalgia (“How In The World”) and inspired emo (“The First Time”) that seemingly erased the lines of demarcation between dirty rock clubs and cosmopolitan dancefloors. 

The band’s knowledge of its fanbase and close connection to the kids (who bought over 350,000 digital singles and over 150,000 copies of their debut album) created a strong brand that didn’t need a major label behind it to succeed. After a busy 2009—which included compiling Dance Or Die With A Vengeance (a remix album featuring 3OH!3, Relient K, and Cobra Starship), teaming up with Skelanimals for an exclusive EP release for Target, and unveiling the Family Force  5 Christmas Pageant album-the band joined forces with 3OH!3 and the Maine to co-headline an entirely sold-out AP Tour.

    After enduring a incessantly grueling tour schedule (which featured a mainstage slot on the UK’s fabled Sonisphere Festival), and a near-death illness for bassist Joshua Olds (Fatty), FF5 proudly returned for its fourth stint on the Warped Tour as one of the premiere independent bands in the world, scanning more than 150,000 units on its own record label since creating Transparent Media Group.  The band has continued to drop jaws, landing opportunities previously unavailable to an indie artist: placing songs in major films (Battleship, Almost Alice, Warrior’s Way); winning countless awards by landslide votes (Yahoo’s Who’s Next, MTVU’s Freshman Class, AP Reader’s Choice Awards, etc.); and scoring significant press in nearly every major outlet. The band’s creativity flourished in 2012, releasing the highly-anticipated album III, its electrifying concomitant EP III.V, plus 5 well-received music videos, featuring countless fans as extras.  In addition, the relentless five stumbled into a brand new realm, producing Phenomenon, an inspired collective that produces electronic music and wildly celebrated dance parties in sweaty tents across the world.  Fresh off the heals of successful international tours (New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, etc.), Family Force 5 jumped onto its second run on the Rock and Worship tour, using the off-days to film a cathartic, buzz-worthy video for the band’s latest single “Chainsaw,” which is the featured track on FF5’s new remix album Reanimated.  Fittingly, the football program for the Oregon State Beavers embraced the song (along with its accompanying dance), and has implemented it as a staple rally cry in the stadium for the 2013 season.

    In September of 2013, frontman Solomon Olds announced his decision to discontinue his touring career with Family Force 5, allowing him to focus his efforts on writing, remixing, and spending time with his family.  Drummer Jacob Olds moved from behind the kit to the front of the stage, assuming the role as lead vocalist, and the band hired Teddy Boldt to round out the lineup on the drums.  The fivesome is currently working feverishly to complete its fourth full-length album, which is currently slated for release in early 2014. Anyone familiar to their mythology knows, when Family Force 5 activates its collective booty-movin’ powers, there’s not a single rock club, dance floor or house party it cannot vanquish.

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    Awesome | Posted August 13, 2013
    You guys are so awesome

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    From Chelsea Musick | Posted November 20, 2012
    Hey Guys! It was great meeting you and opening for you in concert in NJ :) Hope our paths meet again:) In Christ, Chelsea Musick

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    Wildcat | Posted November 15, 2012
    Just keep doin' what you're doin', ya know.

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    my favorite band <3 | Posted July 25, 2012
    FF5 is amazing live they always do something duffernt. Their videoes are so funny, eve n after watching them many times

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    Awesomeness!!! | Posted July 20, 2012
    what can I say...this band is really awesome! From their music and performances; an audience could never find themselves board. I would say that this band is more for the younger ages, but some adults do appreciate the younger era of music. I really appreciate the music, the message, and the awesomeness.

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    best band out there! | Posted February 11, 2012
    Family force 5 is absolutly incredible! their music is so much different than all other bands... keep it going boys! <3 katelyn

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    FF5 | Posted October 17, 2011
    Can't wait for "III" def gonna buy it!!

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    I love FF5! | Posted October 12, 2011
    Favorite Band Ever!!!<3

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    yes! | Posted April 21, 2011
    amazing band right hurrr

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    FF5 FTW! | Posted February 04, 2011
    Family Force is an awesome Christian Band. There is a song for anyone, everyone and someone. =)

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