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Family Worship Center

Kicked Out Of The Garden

Regular price $25.00

Kicked Out Of The Garden is the debut, full length album by Family Worship Center.

Released: September 08, 2023

Pressing Info: First press; Splatter, Gold w/ Black splatter (Label variant of 98), White (Band variant of 98), Black (x468), Test Pressing (x15)

Family Worship Center specializes in a strain of redemptive, 1970s-styled rock n’ roll that recalls the Rolling Stones, Leon Russell, The Band, and Delaney & Bonnie. The band formed in 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee founded by prophetic visionary, singer-songwriter and keyboardist Krissberg, but it has since relocated to Portland, Oregon. In 2020, Family Worship Center released the EP Sunday A.M. (2020) recorded by Grammy-winning producer Eddie Spear (Rival Sons, Blackberry Smoke, Lukas Nelson), and featuring musicians associated/who have played with The Band, Deer Tick, Ringo Starr, James Brown, Keith Richards, and Foxygen, among others. The Family’s latest offering—it’s first long player—Kicked Out Of The Garden, features a core band of devoted musicians, and was produced by Portland go-to producer Cameron Spies
(Spoon Benders, Shivas) who specializes in what he calls “mid-fi.” Kicked Out Of The Garden was tracked in Portland with additional recording done in Philadelphia and Ukraine.

The 8-song album’s evocative title speaks to Krissberg’s transformative spiritual journey in achieving righteous communal Groove. “This album was written to draw parallels between the previously mentioned found documents and the many characters I’ve met throughout my travels,” he says.

Kicked Out Of The Garden is themed around Family Worship Center parables and memoir. On the storyteller track “Stella,” over triumphant gospel-rock grooves, Krissberg weaves in a John Prine-esque birth-family narrative loosely based on stories of Krissberg’s own aunt and uncle. The bright and blaring, horn-driven soul-anthem “Snake Dance” recalls early solo works by Curtis Mayfield, and speaks to our communal feelings of political and societal unease. There is a surging “we’re all in this together” feeling to lyrics such as: Well come on momma/Don’t you worry/bring your children/In a hurry/hey there sister/don't you cry/don't you care/don't ask why. The coming of age song, “Red Mustang,” has a slowly and stately 1970s rock ballad feel
recalling the lighter-waving reflective songwriting of The Band and Derek and the Dominos.