An Afternoon with The Nielsen Family Band

A self-proclaimed space country quintet, The Nielsen Family Band is what musical dreams are really made of.

It’s the combination of dreamy guitar riffs, lyrics that pack a punch, mixed with the creative genius minds of five amazing musicians that make The Nielsen Family Band come to life.

Meet The Nielsen Family Band

The line-up of creatives looks like this: Doug Hynes on guitar and production; Rob Nye on bass guitar and synth; Kate Seifarth on drums and vocals; Jordan Capizzi on acoustic guitar, keyboard, and vocals; and John Spurlock on guitar, keyboard, and vocals. As you can see, each individual is multifaceted, which manifests in all of their work together.

Previously playing in Taun-Taun, The Nielsen Family Band has played together in some capacity since 2015. Their first release, Family Bible, came out in 2019, and the five have since been producing art in different mediums with no plans of stopping anytime soon. As if their catchy tunes weren’t enough—for their upcoming release, they’ve decided on releasing a video game alongside it. Yes—you read that correctly—a video game. The band’s second album, Eat The Light, will be out on March 26th, along with the very addicting video game, Fragile Flowers. You can find their music here.

I’m not gonna lie; I am pretty obsessed with this game. It reminds me of being a kid and playing Yoshi’s Island with my sister—it takes me back to a really fun time in my life. I can’t tell you how bittersweet it is to play as an adult alongside my 8-year-old daughter.

Go ahead and save this page to become a Fragile Flower and defeat the villains, all while listening to The Nielsen Family Bands’ new album. Fragile Flowers: a Nielsen Family Band game was developed with Leo Acosta, written with Devon Capizzi, and designed by Jordan. You get to hear a new song at each level, and before you ask, yes, it’s a challenge, but for a good reason! Tune into our interview to hear more on why. You can catch a glimpse of the game here until it’s live for all to play.

Art by: Scott Bookman

I’m coming up short for words to describe the joy that comes from listening to the voices, instruments, and minds behind The Nielsen Family Band. There’s nothing like watching creative individuals come together and combine ideas to create something so unique and personal—but that’s what they do. And we’re lucky enough to get a taste of it and experience it along with them. Eat The Light will be out on March 26th. It’s a beautiful piece of art that I hope you enjoy as much as I do! 

Thank you, Nielsen Family Band, for sharing your craft with us. I can’t wait to continue listening and grooving along to your success as it unfolds in 2021 and beyond

I spent the afternoon with the band a few weeks ago and learned a lot about their sound, the new album, the game, and what’s to come for them. Tune in below:

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