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Recorded in Berlin and back home in Los Angeles, with their highly anticipated new Nettwerk Records self-titled studio album alt-rock foursome Family of the Year delivers an exciting musical progression with a more electric sound than previous releases. Taking on new subject matters, the band’s assorted instrumentation and lyrical arc are emblematic of the last three years on the road and finding success here and abroad.
Family Of The Year gained notoriety with “Hero” from 2012’s Loma Vista and its featured appearance in the Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe winning film Boyhood. With 90 million combined YouTube and Spotify streams, “Hero” also became a Top 10 hit in Austria, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.
“With the success of 'Hero,' we knew that more people were going to hear the new album. We were all about moving forward and making something new. We didn't try to make a reactionary record or try to recreate anything we'd done in the past, we just wrote the same way we always have. We went into the studio and recorded songs that were dear to us and pushed ourselves to make something that we love, “ says lead singer/guitarist Joe Keefe.
Lead single "Make You Mine"... "is about darkness and light...the winter and the summer. It was written during a blizzard while visiting my mom on Martha's Vineyard. As a teenager, I remember how much we looked forward to summer and how we were just trying to get through the cold winter months. Growing up on an island that was bleak and vacant most of the year and then beautiful and full of people for three months is really interesting. There’s a lot of dark/light weirdness on this record and I think this song embodies that. It’s by far the most upbeat, happy sounding song on the record but it came from a dark place. Literally, a dark snowy night in the woods searching for a feeling that seemed so far away,” Joe adds.