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The Curse is Unleashed

A FAMILY CURSE debut album released Aug. 19/22

The psychedelic blues-rock duo of Papa Niz and Baby Kiz, a taurus and a libra, armed with nothing more than a slide guitar, microphone and a beat up old drum, bears little to no resemblance to either well known artist's musical style and dives deep into a tasty collection of dirty, desert-drenched gutter blues rock. This power music duo and their tickle trunk of costumes and props set out to make an album that is fun, raw, rocking and 100 per cent by their own rules.

Offers A Family Curse on their debut album: "Well well well, it's finally here, the 35 minutes you've all been waiting for. We love to play every song on this album and now you can too! In your headphones or whatever. We have CDs available for the Neil crowd, Kandle is still pushing for the vinyl for the youngsters. We are kin. We make our music from experimenting with various audio scraps and acting on our emotions. We have A LOT of emotions! The music is pure folk-art, worked from found objects (something old, something new) transformed into music. We are one-take wonders, DIY, bluesy swampy geniuses, and we've made you a raw and rocking record filled with curses BUT we never use curse words because mom would kill us. Best listened under the moonlight with a glass of whiskey and a python. ENJOY."dd text

Shake & Shudder

When your  lover leaves you in the dust like a lonely withered cactus in the desert. Why is love so is tough?  Because it makes you Shake n Shudder.

Dad and daughter sending voice notes across the country and tracking DIY in the basement- It’s a Texas blues inspired shuffle with a little San Antonio slide guitar! Check it

Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out.” - Hafez

The Subject Tonight Is Love

Cemetery Blues

Wasn't this our plan for Halloween?  What costume will I wear? I'll never run off to Hollywood.  I'm afraid of what everybody thinks. Who is going to bury me?  Is this it? Is that all there is . You might think this is the end . Our new video shows that it is just part if the journey.  Check it

“The cemetery is an open space among the ruins, covered in winter with violets and daisies. It might make one in love with death, to think that one should be buried in so sweet a place.”  ” - Percy Bysshe Shelley

'Adonais' (1821) preface

LA Blues

Our  fav stop was Death Valley, where we really lived it up after finding our show at the DV Oasis Lounge had been cancelled.  Enter Los Angeles, city of lights, the distractions are unbearable. Focus on the task: to break the curse, we must bring our sister home...our new video for LA Blues explains the mission. Check it 

It’s Hell, it’s Heaven: the amount you earn Determines if you play the harp or burn.” - Bertolt Brecht

Hollywood Elegies -1956

Desert Blues

Well the curse has been cast. Our second challenge?  Travelling through any desert is a daunting task. It is just so damn hot. We did it though... waaater...wotar.....had to make it to our next show.  We  have just released this part of the  journey... our new video for our second track Desert Blues. Check it 

In the desert I saw a creature, naked, bestial, Who, squatting upon the ground, Held his heart in his hands, And ate of it. I said, "Is it good, friend?" “It is bitter—bitter,” he answered; “But I like it “Because it is bitter, “And because it is my heart.” - Stephen Crane

— 1895


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