The Christian Family
Gospel garage rockers for the end times, the Phoenix boy-girl duo, The Christian Family, peels off catchy lo-fi nuggets with charm to spare.
The duo has crafted a style out of the sounds they love, maintaining a stripped-down nature and stark effect. “Mad-A-Lyn” is a catchy, stompy track that gets edgier as Seletos screams, while “I Got Problems” features Ramones-esque hooks and sensibilities. The duo’s voices blend together well, hinting at innocence but also soulful sass.
They have just the right amount of grit, guts and madness to propel a two-person outfit without sounding like they are limiting their sound. It’s bold and in your face, and though they will be compared to The White Stripes, they don’t sound like them, though they may sound like lo-fi bands that may have inspired The White Stripes to be a thing.