Le Loup is an American indie band founded in late 2006 in Washington, D.C. Family is an expansion of Le Loup's sound, an introduction to the completed lineup, and above all else a showcase for Le Loup's strength as a live band. The musicians took an elemental approach to recording, capturing the organic sounds of their instruments before treating them with various effects. Certain melodic themes were added to multiple songs, linking the album together with their recurring motifs. The result is an album of experimental rock songs and campfire sing-alongs, set amidst swirling textures and murky production. Family is nothing short of a musical coming of age.