All Good Presents:
The New Familiars
815 V St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001
Named after Ukrainian nomads, Scythian (sith-ee-yin) plays immigrant rock with thunderous energy, technical prowess, and storytelling songwriting, beckoning crowds into a barn-dance rock concert experience. Celebrating 10 years of getting people dancing all night, Scythian released their new album, Jump at the Sun, this summer, with new songs debuting at album release shows across the country. Ed Helms's The Bluegrass Situation has chimed in with praise, calling "Paint This Tow"' a 'shine-fueled, fiddle-flying hoedown' and "Built These Walls" a 'blue-collar ballad we can all get behind.' Nashville's Music City Roots says Scythian is 'what happens when rock star charisma meets Celtic dervish fiddling.' Scythian's "Immigrant Road Show" consists of Alexander Fedoryka, Josef Crosby, Danylo Fedoryka, Ben-David Warner, and Tim Hepburn and Larissa Fedoryka.
Scythian will travel to Ireland October 4-11 for a fan tour of the Emerald Isle, bringing 90 of their fans with them.
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“[Scythian gives] no quarter in their quest to entertain and bring a joy to their music that gives it an irony-free, wide open feel of manic possibility. The playing is technically brilliant, but it is the energy that carries the day." —Camel City Dispatch (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
"For the past 20 years we've relied on hip hop to get people on the dance floor, when in reality they just haven't discovered [Scythian] yet."—Arroe Collins, iHeartRadio
"Scythian's enthusiasm is contagious, and shows seem to end with everyone dancing, jumping around or hoisting glasses." —Washington Post
"'Built These Walls' is a blue-collar ballad we can all get behind." —The Bluegrass Situation, reviewing new album Jump at the Sun
The New Familiars
Founded in 2005 by Fedor and friends, North Carolina’s The New Familiars have been touring & playing their own style of “American Rock & Roll” for years now. Having undergone many transformations in their early years, the band has remained rock solid for the last five years with Daniel, Maholland, and Flynn rounding out the “no frontman” quartet. Drawing from the vast influences collected throughout their careers, they’ve shaped a sound that combines the nitty-gritty roots music of the Appalachia with the guitar-drenched-drum-driven anthems of Rock & Roll. Through collective songwriting, howling harmonies, & multi-instrumental talent, their show can take you from a back porch hoe-down to a full on rock show at the change of an instrument.
Making the road their home, their high energy shows have gained them notoriety not only in the press, but also among their peers. The band has been paired with legends like Levon Helm, Del McCoury, and Emmitt-Nershi as well as new school greats like The Infamous Stringdusters, Langhorne Slim, and DAWES. Known to be a group of fun loving guys, their musicianship has wooed the likes of Ronnie McCoury (Travelin’ McCourys), Johnny Neel (Allman Brothers Band), and Danny Barnes (Dave Matthews Band) to join them on stage for some epic nights of picking and grinning.
Ever the freedom seekers, the band has remained independent of labels and management as they’ve navigated their way through the festival, theatre, and club scene nationwide. They’ve been honored with playing some of the best music festivals in the country like SXSW, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, MerleFest, Shakori Hills, Guavaween, and FloydFest. In 2012 they were featured at the Democratic National Convention and then later asked to open for Vice President Joe Biden on his visit to Charlotte, NC.
Having recorded a couple of EPs and a live album, the band’s crown jewel to date was released in 2011. A full length studio album comprised of songs about love, luck, traveling the road, and finding one’s place in the world the band’s current album, “Between the Moon & The Morning Light” is a crystallization of all that the band has experienced over the years of touring, and features many of the people they have formed bonds with along the way. Guest spots by Bob Crawford of the Avett Brothers, Tania Elizabeth of the Duhks, and Sam Quinn , formerly of the everybodyfields, demonstrate the range of The New Familiars popularity with their fellow musicians and the diversity of their material. Recorded by Joe Kuhlmann at 34th & Hudson in Charlotte, North Carolina, and mixed by Dave Glasser at Airshow in Boulder, Colorado, Between the Moon and the Morning Light is an album that these four boys bring to life night after night, while always creating new material and throwing in the odd foot stomping cover.
Be on the lookout for this band as they certainly will be looking for you.