Family Of The Year
God Birth : 2009
Age: 6 years
Place of birth : Los Angeles, California, USA
Citizenship : United States
An independent group becomes a legend indie rock
Despite the relatively young age by the standards of the music, the band boasts fans all over the world : they sound easy, deep lyrics and vitality attract both fans of indie rock ,who hear their songs familiar to the genre of acoustic environment, and lovers of pop music. The most popular song of the group - single `Hero` - soon after entered the most famous music charts in the United States (USA) and Europe (Europe) and has been used in several movies and commercials.
`Family of the Year` - American indie rock band from LosAngeles, California (Los Angeles, California), founded in 2009, and played a melodic indie folk, alternative rock and indie pop.
The band was formed in 2009 in Los Angeles, but among its members a singer, Christina Schroeter (Christina Schroeter)? He was a native of the Golden State. Other members of the group were in Los-Andzhelese Quite by chance, hoping to find there the fame and recognition. Brothers Joseph (Joseph Keefe) and Sebastian Keefe (Sebastian Keefe) were born on the eastern coast of the country, in Massachusetts (Massachusetts), but spent his childhood in Wales (Wales), where he moved with his parents. The last member of the group ,second guitarist and vocalist James Buckley (James Buckey), was born in Jacksonville, Florida (Jacksonville, Florida).
Of all the participants only brothers Keith had the experience of playing in the Boston Group `Unbusted` and ` The Billionaires`, which enjoyed some popularity
As often happens in the music world, introduced the musicians are common friends,and a month later `Family of the Year` sat down to record their debut mini- album ` Where`s the Sun`, which was released in September of 2009. Although the album did not break, he opened them great prospects. A month later, the qualifying stage began in the city for performances on stage with popular indieRock performer Ben Folds (Ben Folds) and a group of `The Boston Pops`; musicians, of course, want to try their luck, that at this moment he smiled. They were selected from among more than 700 other groups and were the opening act in front of thousands of fans in the `Symphony Hall` in Boston (Boston).Soon after, the band briefly returned to California, where she gave a few concerts, but a month later went to New York (New York), where in the framework of the musical marathon `CMJ Music Marathon` gave several concerts.
At the end of the year it was released the first full-length album `Songbook`, kotoryypoluchil critical acclaim. Magazine `SPIN` included ` Family of the Year` rating in ` 25 young bands, which is poslushat`. Together with a group of `Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros` they went on tour in support of their debut work.
In January of 2010 the band announced that each month will release one song ,which will be sent by e-mail to fans of the group. In March of the same year it was released another mini-album, `Through the Trees`, recorded and information on the band`s own label ,` Washashore Records`. Interestingly, despite its popularity, the group strongly refused contracts with record labels and studios ,preferring to record albums on his own studio on the money from the tickets; also through the official website fans can buy souvenirs made ??by members of the band and postcards signed by them.
next studio album, `Loma Vista` was recorded with the support of ` Nettwerk Records`.It was this work drew the attention of a group of the world`s major music publications and critics. So, they were included in the lists of young musicians in the `MTV`,` USA Today`, `Entertainment Weekly`,` Paste`, `Billboard`,` Amazon` and many others. The plate was placed on the 35th place in the ranking of new albums from `Billboard`
However,Peak of popularity was the single output `Hero`, which immediately was included in dozens of charts and ended up in the rotation of the indie -rock radio stations. It was this song the band performed on the ` Tonight Show with Jay Leno` (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno). In chart the best alternative songs (Billboard Alternative Songs Chart) composition is located in 12th place.
Today, the group continues to record new songs, often travels to America and Europe, acting both individually and with other artists. The musicians have already managed to share the stage with such legends of indie rock as `Mumford & Sons`,` Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros`, ` Walk Moon`,` Good Old War` and others.