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"Pat Pattison"

"Oooh, trombone! I respect anybody with trombone in their music. Great groove!" - Professor of lyric writing and poetry, Berkelee School of Music


"The Knockout SF, bar"

"You were so f****ng good! Come back here again before you get too famous". - DX, bar-owner


"Fan-speak"

"I wish I'd been more drunk. This is total party music". - Henrik Ahl, DJ and music anthropologist


"Relaxed heavy groove and happiness."

Next year belongs to LFT! This is exactly the kind of happy music I enjoy when I need happy music. Nice rocking and a contemporary relaxed heavy groove....The winds are pleasantly harsh - well arranged, without too smoothly combined parts. (Madness goes Annette Peacock or something?).....Just wating for their next issue! - Dragonflu - CD Baby


"SF Gate"

"...the super-funky Luminous Family Trust..." - San Francisco Chronicle on-line


"Showy McShow LiveListings"

"A cool up-and-coming band from the East Bay that tempers their ska sound with punk and Afrobeat influences. They're a blast!"
-Davin Pukulis - Showy McShow


"Great Energy"

"Great energy. Imagery rememinscent of the 60's greats, mixed in with latin and ska influences. A great up-beat listen all the way around". - Ingrid Nielsen, CEO - Fighting Words Publishing


"5 songs to lose one's temper to"

"On 5 Songs to Lose One's Temper to, Oakland seven piece band Luminous Family Trust rolls right in with a New Orleans second line march; only instead of the expected banjos and tubas erupting when the music starts, the electric funk is as thick as a Sly and the Family Stone B-side cut, later melting into a Brazilian samba. The pairing of trombone and trumpet represents equal parts the festive atmospheres of New Orleans and Latin America. Exuberant and unjustifiably cheerful, Luminous Family Trust will carry you away, as if suddenly you found yourself crowd surfing a densely packed Carnivale gathering after a long day's work. Closing the EP at track 5 is the bouncy art school/ska hybrid "How Many Times?" reveals the band's Elvis Costello and Talking Heads influence, while bashfully declaring ambivalence. This is a party band and if you hire them the whole neighborhood will drop by and chances are nobody will call the cops."
- Dan Vermont - The Owl Mag


"They create surprise..."

This sextet from Oakland constitute one of the most pleasant surprises in recent times. They are combination of things. The idea of their blend includes plenty of risk, and their songs exudes a very positive attitude.
They describe their music as the punk version of "ethnik" tendency. Imagine a combination of divine Fishbone, David Byrne and Les Negresses Vertes. They create surprise with their smooth succession and the variety that they give in this cd.
Their secret is that the five songs of this first release are cheerful and they prove that as musicians
they know the styles that they attempt to mix. We hope to hear more from them in the future! - Radiophone.gr - InternetRadio


"Fan Speak II"

"You sound like Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, and look like Les Claypool. Cool!" - Kat, certified Gomez fan


Discography

"Five songs to lose your temper to" - debut EP.
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Wailing horns - smattering percussion - hard, hi-energy vibe!!!

What do you get when mixing one part Swedish punk guitar, one part New Orleans trombone, one part Mexican trumpet, one part Motown bass, one wallop of jazz drumkit, a dab of high-fat keyboards and add a taste of Brazilian percussion???
A mouthwatering serving of Luminous Family Trust!
The brass-heavy, rhythm-focused seven piece band from Oakland, California, was formed with the goal to create an all-inclusive, dance and freak out-happy atmosphere with "punkified world music". The members have backgrounds and current involvements with accordion folkpunkband Local Love Enforcement, New Orleans brass band Blue Bone Express, a Brazilian samba troupe, hip-hop crew UnSmokables, samba dub quartet Brazuca Dub, and they are here so serve up upbeat, course-edged, dance music.

The band's flavor cousins are David Byrne, Antibalas, Ozomatli, Gogol Bordello, Fishbone, Manu Chao and French folkpunks Les Negresses Vertes.

See a live clip: http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ73ZWsqzwk