Models & Metrics
- Artist: Family Groove Company
- Format: CD
- Release Date:9/30/2008
Models and Metrics is FGC's fourth full-length album, and is the result of the band's most ambitious effort in a recording studio to date. The album delivers high-energy rockers, touching moments of introspection, extraordinarily tight ensemble playing, and profoundly engaging twists and turns, both musically and lyrically. A strong theme weaves through the album from start to finish, that of a deeply earnest desire to find and follow the virtuous path, to get "it" right, and the torment that can come with being unsure what "getting it right" looks like. "When we recorded our last studio album, (The Charmer, 2006) it had been four years since our previous trip to a recording studio,\' says keyboardist and lead vocalist Jordan Wilkow. "As a consequence, the album's material was selected from songs that were written over a long period of time. I'm very fond of that record, but I hear it as a bit of a survey of FGC that's somewhat disconnected...as if we just said, 'Here's what we've been doing the last four years.' The songs on Models and Metrics were written within a much shorter period of time, and I think that's helped yield the strongest, most cohesive, and most moving statement we've made with a record."