Running Trains (We're Huge in Japan)
Family Junction's at it again with their second album (CD/DVD combo) release, Running Trains (we're huge in Japan). The self-produced CD portion of Running Trains (We're Huge in Japan) contains thirteen tightly crafted, complexly arranged songs. Family Junction members Alan Cohen (guitar/bass/vocals), Dan Levine (guitar/vocals), Matt Ross (guitar/bass/drums), and Ryan Pressman (guitar/bass/drums) switch and exchange instruments, enabling the band to independently capture various styles of music, from progressive to funk, jazz to rock, and folk to hip hop. The DVD portion of Running Trains (We're Huge in Japan) contains a day-in-the-life alternative-universe musical adventure of rejected superheroes as they interact with the worlds around them. The after school special length (40min) movie was created (written, filmed, directed, and edited) entirely by the band. The movie provides an interactive experience for viewers with special features that include: an alternative version of the entire movie viewable by switching to the alternative angle on the viewer's DVD player at any point during the movie, commentary tracks by characters and creators, hidden Easter Egg videos throughout the whole movie, a 3D scene viewable with red and blue lensed glasses, and Dolby Digital 2.0 and 5.1 audio mixes. Running Trains (We're Huge in Japan) also comes with a twelve song compilation album, FamJam's Music-Stache, Vol. 1, of independent/unsigned artists. The songs are already in MP3 format and can be easily dragged into a digital music library and can be freely shared and distributed. Liner notes for the Music-Stache are also included in the DVD's data section. Enjoy!!!