Daemon Familiar is a power-pop trio from Chicago dedicated to reviving the lost art of the catchy pop/rock song. A tight meld of their musical roots Cheap Trick, Husker Du, and Sloan creates their raw riff-driven compositions. Infectious hooks, vocal harmonies, and crunchy guitar melodies are their stock in trade. Not since Cheap Trick has a band from Illinois set out to deliver songs so unforgettable they'll be tattooed on your cerebral cortex.
Formed in 2006, Daemon Familiar has quickly built a following both locally and online, playing shows throughout Chicago at venues such as the Beat Kitchen, Elbo Room, Reggie's Live, The Empty Bottle, and the Underground Lounge, as well as other locations in the Midwest. Their sound has drawn comparisons to bands as varied as Cheap Trick, Sloan, Husker Du and Barenaked Ladies. The band released its debut album, Dawn of the Albatross, to strong reviews in 2009, with the Illinois Entertainer proclaiming, "...there's no denying the crunchy sweetness of Daemon Familiar's Dawn Of The Albatross." Daemon Familiar has also appeared on two compilation CDs, including Fabsound Records Fights Autism.
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Brontasaurus Rex is a 7 track Power Pop album filled with chopping guitars and nifty hooks driven along by solid drum and bass section.
The album kicks of with the infectious and catchy song "Kate" filled with Ba Ba Ba's and the ultra catchy chorus which is almost impossible not to sing along to. Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles gets a dedicated song on the album, hailing her as a Power Pop queen in a driving wall of guitar sound.
Brontasaurus Rex is a straight up, well produced body of work and incorporates just about everything you need, and want, from a Power Pop band that melds the likes of Cheap Trick with the stylings of Husker Du and Weezer. A perfect driving album!
Here is a video of Daemon Familiar doing it for the kids, playing "Kate" at an all ages Chicago dance show! I don't think they really play on Rock Band instruments! ;)
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