Formed in 2009, Family Of The Year - Joe Keefe, Sebastian Keefe, James Buckey & Christina Schroeter - has accomplished a healthy dose of success in such a short amount of time. After years of “cohabitating” in a run-down house and relying on each other for inspiration and support, the members of the Los Angeles outfit have formed unbreakable bonds that are undeniable in their infectious live performances and prolific songwriting. The band has already played sold-out shows in England and across Europe, including a triumphant set at France’s largest music festival Les Vieilles Charrues, & garnered support stints with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Mumford & Sons, Grouplove, Milo Greene & most recently with Belle Brigade & Good Old War. Early supporters have included NPR, Guardian UK, NME, CMJ & the BBC to name a few.
“If there’s an off-center California pop sound for the here and now, this is probably what it sounds like.” – LA Weekly
“The Mamas and The Papas on acid.” – Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
“Its ebullient title track is full of stylistic left turns... it all fits seamlessly, a gem for driving to the beach with the windows down and the volume cranked...a vacation in a song.” – NPR