Gear Gods has unveiled the band’s drum-centric video for punchy, hyperactive song “Floodgates”, directed and edited by bandleader Steven Gordon with videography by Frank Huang and showcasing Future History drummer Jody Smith.
Comments Gordon of the featured musician in the clip:
“Our posse was forever, irrevocably changed the day we met ol’ Jody Smith. He seemed unassuming and innocent enough up front, but it was quickly apparent that this guy was the biggest maniac of us all. A brash, outspoken madman of a thousand nicknames, captain of the ping ride, werewolf killer to the utmost degree — Jocephus appeared right when we needed him and completely flipped the script on us, both musically and personally. Given my longtime affinity for rootsy funk music, finding a drummer from New Orleans as well-versed in the behind-the-beat grooves of Zigaboo from The Meters as the spastic technicality of Billy Rhymer from The Dillinger Escape Plan was unparalleled, and Jody’s raw distinctive style is all over Future History. I’ve been extremely fortunate to work with great drummers in this project, and although FAMILY’s rhythmic landscape has already evolved exponentially with a mind-blowing new one (just wait ’til you guys get a glimpse of The Kid on our upcoming tour), in his tenure with the band Jody contributed dramatically to our collective’s sound and spirit. Keep an eye out for his thrash-prog group Beast Modulus’ new album dropping this fall… “
Following in the conceptual footsteps of electrifying 2012 debut “Portrait”, the story of “Future History” centers around the evolution of a divided human race. Stylistically, the album incorporates a cinematic undertone reflecting its basis on an original screenplay co-written by Gordon.
In conjunction with the album’s recent release, FAMILY is embarking on an extensive North American tour commencing today and running through mid-September. The trek includes a stop at the Psycho Las Vegas Festival in August alongside Alice Cooper, Blue Öyster Cult, Sleep, Baroness, Down, Converge, and many more.
FAMILY SUMMER 2016 TOUR DATES:
7/20 – The Fire – Philadelphia, PA