Tag Archives: Four Families

insel, Robin Rütenberg, video screen shot

Insel: Robi Rütenberg’s Ever-Expanding Vocal Universe

Robi Rütenberg is quickly becoming one of Jacksonville’s standout artists with their hand in a variety of musical groups and genres. They play major creative roles in both baroque pop trio Four Families and the Little Books, an indie folk/rock duet. now embarks on an experimental solo project titled which recently released their first EP, in the clearing. Rütenberg approaches their practice and music from a queer feminist perspective, which has been shaped by life in the South. “I’ve held on to it because sometimes things take time.” The collection of four songs that comprises the in the clearing EP …

Read More »
Four Families

Circuitry –The Latest Release from Four Families is Hauntingly Beautiful and Dreamy

Circuitry by Four Families As summer begins to slowly fade and hopes of cool weather rise, the latest EP from entitled, Circuitry, creates the perfect soundtrack for the transition into autumn. The follow-up to the band’s first full-length and self-titled album in 2014, this EP is a lush soundscape for wandering through a haunted coniferous forest. The original lineup, (), (), and (), first started playing together in the fall of 2011. After their first album release in 2014, the Circuitry EP was recorded later that spring with Brian Squillace of Sea Cycles, sans Quinn Mellon on bass, who parted to focus on …

Read More »

A Swamp Radio Christmas

  Christmas is a time where tradition seems to permeate every activity, and each family has their own distinctive bent. These traditions have a way of connecting communally, even to the point where they eventually become representative of a region. , the creator of  puts a more folksy twist on it: “Ask anyone ‘So what are ya’ll doin’ for the Holidays,‘ and they will answer, ‘Oh, we do the same thing every year.’” The show was conceived as a way to deliver a live radio show experience that celebrates the culture, art, and history of Northeast Florida by employing storytelling, …

Read More »

Little Books new album, Bridges and Empires set to release in May

Little Books is a two piece folk outfit made from  of  and  of . The two met at a house show in Arlington and eventually started making music together. Little Books’ new album, Bridges and Empires, is set to release in May. EU: What is the story behind the band name? Robin: We both always have multiple little journals. We have miniature little libraries. It just kind of stuck at one point. EU: [To Robin] Your other band, Four Families, also had an album release on March 1. What is it like to release the albums in such short timing? …

Read More »

october, 2021

X
X