If there's one thing you need to know about Spirit Family Reunion, it's this: a few years ago they were featured performers in Bryant Park, a small oasis in the middle of midtown. On a Tuesday night, amidst the hustle and bustle of people rushing home from work, the band not only drew a crowd of devoted fans willing to ride the L train all the way into Manhattan, but they also managed to bring in a few dozen people who spontaneously dropped their evening plans to stick around in the park and enjoy the music.
This was when old-timey music bands were truly a dime a dozen in Brooklyn. When the rent actually was cheap, Williamsburg wasn't quite a cliche, and the borough was truly full of DIY energy -- and, of course, plenty of bad moustaches and skinny jeans.
Spirit Family Reunion's new album, Ride Free, will be out on August 9th.
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