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  • "BZRK" from BZRK (Single)
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  • "Chainsaw (f/ Tedashii)" from Chainsaw (Single)
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  • "Cray Button" from III.V EP
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  • "Cray Button (feat. Lecrae)" from Cray Button (feat. Lecrae) - single
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  • "Dance or Die" from Dance or Die
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  • "Earthquake" from Business Up Front/Party In The Back
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  • "Fire on the Highway" from El Compadre
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  • "Get On Outta Here" from III
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  • "Ghostride the Whip" from Dance Or Die With A Vengence
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  • "Kountry Gentleman" from Business Up Front/Party In The Back
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  • "Love Addict" from Business Up Front/Party In The Back
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  • "Never Let Me Go" from Business Up Front/Party In The Back: Diamond Edition
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  • "Paycheck" from III
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  • "Radiator" from Dance or Die
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  • "Really Real Show 1" from The Really Real Show DVD: Season 1
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  • "Really Real Show 2" from The Really Real Show DVD: Season 1
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  • "Really Real Show 3" from The Really Real Show DVD: Season 1
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  • "Really Real Show 4" from The Really Real Show DVD: Season 1
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  • "Really Real Show 5" from The Really Real Show DVD: Season 1
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  • "Really Real Show 6" from The Really Real Show DVD: Season 1
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  • "Really Real Show 7" from The Really Real Show DVD: Season 1
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  • "Skelanimals Animated Music Video" from Keep The Party Alive [Target Exclusive EP]
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  • "Superhero" from The Third
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  • "Sweep the Leg" from Time Stands Still
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  • "This Is My Year (Matoma Remix)" from Time Still Stands - EP
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  • "Wobble" from III
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  • "Zombie" from III.V EP
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    Latest News
    FF5 Set to Drop New Music on March 2
    (Monday, February 19, 2018)
    Family Force 5 is 'Alive and Well' as FF5
    (Tuesday, January 16, 2018)
    Teddy Boldt Departs Family Force 5
    (Thursday, January 11, 2018)
    Lecrae to Headline Winter Jam West
    (Friday, August 11, 2017)
    Nathan 'Nadaddy' Currin Leaves Family Force 5
    (Wednesday, May 24, 2017)
    Derek 'Chapstique' Mount Announces Departure from Family Force 5
    (Thursday, May 04, 2017)
    Family Force 5 Announces Tour to Present New Album
    (Wednesday, March 29, 2017)
    Rock & Worship Roadshow Tour to Live Stream Dallas Show
    (Friday, March 24, 2017)
    NewReleaseToday Offers Exclusive 40 Song Sampler with Rock & Worship Roadshow Tour VIP Ticket
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017)
    NewReleaseToday Joins Rock & Worship Roadshow for Sixth Year Running Bringing Music and Freebies
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017)
    ​Soul Glow Activatur Makes Guest Appearance at Family Force 5's Christmas Pageant
    (Monday, December 12, 2016)
    Compassion International Announces 2017 Rock & Worship Roadshow Lineup
    (Monday, October 17, 2016)
    Tickets Now On Sale For Sadie Robertson's Live Original Tour
    (Monday, May 09, 2016)
    Sadie Robertson Hits The Road This Fall With The Live Original 2016 Tour
    (Tuesday, April 26, 2016)
    NRT Will Bring Music and Freebies to the Rock & Worship Roadshow Tour
    (Thursday, February 04, 2016)
    Win Autographed Guitar From Rock & Worship Roadshow Artists
    (Wednesday, January 13, 2016)
    for KING & COUNTRY Crashes Family Force 5's WinterJam Set
    (Wednesday, November 18, 2015)
    Trampoline Fails + Mega Mix = Family Force 5 Gold
    (Thursday, November 05, 2015)
    Dan Bremnes Debuts Music Video for "In His Hands"
    (Friday, October 30, 2015)
    Compassion International Announces 8th Annual Rock and Worship Roadshow
    (Monday, October 19, 2015)
    Shawn Of Manic Drive Has Leg Surgery
    (Friday, September 18, 2015)
    TobyMac Receives Rich Mullins Impact Award
    (Saturday, September 12, 2015)
    Skillet Helms Star-studded WinterJam West
    (Tuesday, August 25, 2015)
    Rapture Ruckus And Jonathan Thulin To Headline Volcano Tour
    (Thursday, August 13, 2015)
    For King & Country And Family Force 5 Catch A Flight Together
    (Tuesday, August 11, 2015)
    Family Force 5 Launches New Video Series
    (Tuesday, August 04, 2015)
    Newsboys Partner With Make A Wish Foundation To Visit Special Fan
    (Saturday, August 01, 2015)
    Royal Tailor's Tauren Wells Co-Writes With Kris Allen
    (Friday, July 31, 2015)
    Colton Dixon Meets Tim Tebow
    (Wednesday, July 15, 2015)
    Manafest Announces Collaboration with Soul Glow
    (Thursday, June 18, 2015)
    Sanctus Real In The Studio To Work On New Songs
    (Wednesday, June 17, 2015)
    Winter Jam 2015 Shatters Attendance Records
    (Thursday, April 30, 2015)
    Plumb Wraps Recording on Exhale, Set to Release May 5
    (Tuesday, February 17, 2015)
    Jamie Grace Hosts Girl's Night Out in Atlanta
    (Monday, February 16, 2015)
    Manic Drive's Shawn Cavallo is Engaged
    (Monday, February 09, 2015)
    Family Force 5 to Release New Christmas Single
    (Thursday, November 13, 2014)
    Family Force 5 Goes Number One
    (Thursday, October 09, 2014)
    Family Force 5 and Newsboys Hitting the Road Together
    (Tuesday, July 15, 2014)
    Family Force 5's Time Stands Still Releases August 5, Get 3 Songs Now With iTunes Pre-order
    (Tuesday, July 01, 2014)
    Family Force 5's Time Stands Still Releases Aug 5
    (Wednesday, June 04, 2014)
    Family Force 5 Announce New Label, Single and Album This August
    (Wednesday, April 30, 2014)
    Family Force 5 Announces New EP (April Fools 2014)
    (Tuesday, April 01, 2014)
    Family Force 5 Announces Change In Line-Up With Personal Letter To Fans
    (Monday, September 23, 2013)
    FF5 (formerly Family Force 5)
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    Hailing from the depths of the durrty south, the mighty Family Force 5 has spent the last eight years on a bombastic, arduous crusade, conquering clubs and arenas worldwide with an unrepentant swagger that has made the band the poster child for DIY business models in the music industry.  Boasting a gritty concoction of mammoth beats, mouth-watering melodies, and explosive guitars, the dance-derived, fashion-forward five-some from Atlanta has crafted an impressive resume built on sweat and elbow grease.

    The group assembled in 2001 under the title The Phamily (largely influenced by the fact that there are three brothers in the band), and immediately created a contagious buzz around town, freely distributing burned copies of their homemade demos throughout Atlanta.  The five emerged from their rat-infested practice space as often as possible, jumping at any chance to ignite a club with an electrifying performance, and word about the band’s break-dancing, wall-climbing shows started to spread. It wasn’t long until for Prince issued a cease-and-desist order about the name. (The Family was the ad hoc outfit the Purple One put together to record “Nothing Compares 2 U.”) Undaunted, the quintet carried on under the banner of Family Force 5, tearing up crowds that grew numb to nü-metal’s Cookie Monster-sounding excess. It wasn’t long before the band signed with the Maverick label, issuing their debut album, Business Up Front, Party In The Back in 2006.  At their best, FF5’s dealings with the major-label machine were tenuous. Crowds culled from assorted music subcultures (rock, punk, metal, alt-rock, hip hop) were taken by the band’s show, but the label didn’t know what to do with the unique group. Inevitably, they split ways in 2007: the band members celebrated the occasion by going out on several weeks of that year’s Vans Warped Tour, rejuvenating both the crowds and themselves.

    Coming off the high from the Warped dates, Family Force 5 decided to create its own label (Transparent Media Group), and release its next album, Dance Or Die, independently. Infectious in its enthusiasm, D.O.D. was a near-perfect amalgam of dense grooves (“Radiator”), synthesizer-driven funk (the title track), techno-pop nostalgia (“How In The World”) and inspired emo (“The First Time”) that seemingly erased the lines of demarcation between dirty rock clubs and cosmopolitan dancefloors. 

The band’s knowledge of its fanbase and close connection to the kids (who bought over 350,000 digital singles and over 150,000 copies of their debut album) created a strong brand that didn’t need a major label behind it to succeed. After a busy 2009—which included compiling Dance Or Die With A Vengeance (a remix album featuring 3OH!3, Relient K, and Cobra Starship), teaming up with Skelanimals for an exclusive EP release for Target, and unveiling the Family Force  5 Christmas Pageant album-the band joined forces with 3OH!3 and the Maine to co-headline an entirely sold-out AP Tour.

    After enduring a incessantly grueling tour schedule (which featured a mainstage on the UK’s fabled Sonisphere Festival), and a near-death illness for bassist Joshua Olds (Fatty), FF5 proudly returned for its fourth stint on the Warped Tour as one of the premiere independent bands in the world, scanning more than 150,000 units on its own record label since creating Transparent Media Group.  The band has continued to drop jaws, landing opportunities previously unavailable to an indie artist: placing songs in major films (Battleship, Almost Alice, Warrior’s Way); winning countless awards by landslide votes (Yahoo’s Who’s Next, MTVU’s Freshman Class, AP Reader’s Choice Awards, etc.); and scoring significant press in nearly every major outlet. The band’s creativity flourished in 2012, releasing the highly-anticipated album III, its electrifying concomitant EP III.V, plus 5 well-received music videos, featuring countless fans as extras.  In addition, the relentless five stumbled into a brand new realm, producing Phenomenon, an inspired collective that produces electronic music and wildly celebrated dance parties in sweaty tents across the world.  Fresh off the heals of successful international tours (New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, etc.), Family Force 5 jumped onto its second run on the Rock and Worship tour, using the off-days to film a cathartic, buzz-worthy video for the band’s latest single “Chainsaw,” which is the featured track on FF5’s new remix album Reanimated.  Fittingly, the football program for the Oregon State Beavers embraced the song (along with its accompanying dance), and has implemented it as a staple rally cry in the stadium for the 2013 season.

    In September of 2013, frontman Solomon Olds announced his decision to discontinue his touring career with Family Force 5, allowing him to focus his efforts on writing, remixing, and spending time with his family.  Drummer Jacob Olds moved from behind the kit to the front of the stage, assuming the role as lead vocalist, and the band hired Teddy Boldt to round out the lineup on the drums.  The fivesome is currently working feverishly to complete its fourth full-length album, which is currently slated for release in early 2014. Anyone familiar to their mythology knows, when Family Force 5 activates its collective booty-movin’ powers, there’s not a single rock club, dance floor or house party it cannot vanquish.

    In January 2018, after the departure of drummer Teddy Boldt, the band delivered a new single, "Fire on the Highway," under their rebranded name, FF5.  The single is the first from their upcoming album, El Compadre.

    Entry last edited by MattDurlin_NRT on 02.13.18
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    funk and rock together? | Posted January 19, 2010
    would these two styles come together normally? well, family force 5 has sure made that combination. even if they are a bit on the screaming side, they definatley are great!

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    I like ff5 | Posted December 31, 2009
    I like ff5's music they're a very energetic group and some of their songs are very catchy and get stuck in my head. The only thing is that I don't get some of their videos. there is just too much going on.

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    awesome | Posted November 28, 2009
    i love family force 5 because i love rock and just how they sing

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    thanks | Posted November 04, 2009
    you guys Got Smashing Lyrics And song Meanings Awesome

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    AMAZING | Posted October 27, 2009
    Family Force 5 is the best band EVER! Their music makes me wanna get up and dance and sing-along. Everybody needs a taste of The Phamily every now and then, But I need them every moment of every day. Gotta Love Me Some FAMILY FORCE 5!!!!! : )

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    Amazing Group! | Posted October 23, 2009
    Family Force 5 is simply the best style of this generation with their ghetto scream mixed with rock n roll. They are amazing at their shows. I seen them LIVE in Muskegon, MI and I must say it was one of the Craziest Concerts I've ever been too. The Crowd was huge, we made the pit they ask for at every show, people were crowd surfing, sercuity was everywhere. IT WAS AWESOME! Solomon Olds aka Slow Glow Activator, is the best lead front man along with the rest of the band! FAMILY FORCE 5! ♥

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    PHENOMENAL | Posted October 08, 2009
    Family Force 5 continues to amaze with they're terrific music.Whether they're screemin and yellin,or producin a great dancin song it always comes out as a great song.I always find myself buyin the new stuff as soon as it hits shelves.Oh did I forget to add that they sing awesome Christmas songs? Yes,Yes they do there latest cd "Christmas Pageant" is the most awesome Christmas music I've ever heard!!

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    Bring the Crunk from Durrty Durrty South! Yea-ya! | Posted September 18, 2009
    One of the most original and energetic bands out there. Christian and secular alike. Family Force 5 is probably one of the only bands my secular friends and I both like! Just keep doing what you're doing (Put Ur Hands Up quote =P)

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    I love these guys | Posted September 11, 2009
    This band write music that is awesome. Their songs are uplifting, dancy, and sing-alongy. They are my FAVORITE band of ALL time!!!! and i am SUPER disappointed that i won't be able to see them tomorrow night @ night of joy at disney.I am sure their performance will be awesome, i am just upset i am gonna miss it.

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    WHAT A BAND | Posted September 04, 2009
    A Christmas album from Family Force 5 now that will be a holiday album that rocks!

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