Family of the Year performs 'Buried' live for BalconyTV Los Angeles
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PRESENTED BY LEAH HOBBS
Family of the Year's story began in 2009, when Joe assembled a band around an album, Songbook, that he completed while decompressing from a five-year stint with Unbusted, the alt-rock trio he started in Boston with Sebastian that gained some notoriety for its inclusion on the soundtrack to the Farrelly brothers' film Stuck On You. Instead of relying on the distortion of his past, suddenly pianos, horns, acoustic guitars, and other assorted instrumentation were being used to display a more sophisticated—yet equally as playful—indie-rock sound that brings to mind classic pop bands like The Smiths, The Byrds, Fleetwood Mac, and The Go-Betweens.
To say that Family of the Year has accomplished a lot in a short amount of time would be an understatement. In addition to Songbook, the band has issued a pair of EPs on its own Washashore Records imprint -- 2009's Where's The Sun, 2010's Through The Trees -- in addition to last year's 2011's St. Croix. Songs from all four discs have made their way onto various international releases. Media attention has come from various corners of the world, including heavy rotation on French radio as well as glowing reviews from NME, BBC, IFC, Rolling Stone and Spin.
Now the group is preparing for its busiest schedule yet, with shows and tours being planned around the forthcoming full-length Loma Vista, which is due July 10, 2012 on Nettwerk Records. In addition to plenty of stateside dates, the Family plans to return overseas, where it has already developed a significant fanbase. In 2011, the band played sold-out shows in England and across Europe, including a triumphant set at France's largest music festival, Les Vieilles Charrues.
Cindi Avnet: Producer / Talent Booker
Brandon Wade: Cinematographer
Recorded By: Karla Barrera & Ruby Zamora
Mixed By: Karla Barrera
Gabe Dauer: Editor
Atara Gottschalk: Co-Producer / Talent Booker
Leah Hobbs: Associate Producer
Lauren Gardiner: Production Assistant / Photographer
Chloe Robinson: Photographer
Courtney Arwin: Balcony Location
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