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Family Of The Year

SXSW dates and forthcoming album news

Los Angeles based four-piece Family Of The Year had a busy 2010.

They self-released the EP Through The Trees as a follow up to their debut album Songbook, and were elated to find themselves on a tour with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros supporting their album.

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In Europe and the UK, developments were even more extraordinary as they fostered a quickly growing fan base with their first label release Our Songbook (Volvox Records), a full-length comprised of songs from their self-released full-length and EPs.

This past February they embarked upon their first major tour of Europe, playing to sold out crowds in London and Paris, and making visits to national radio outlets like the BBC and Radio Nova in France, where their song "Psyche or Like Scope" was the #1 single for two months.

As on air guests, BBC6 invited them to record a beautiful acoustic rendition of their song "Summer Girl".

Watch video - Family Of The Year "Summer Girl":

With a breakout year in Europe in 2010, Family Of The Year look to translate that success to their homeland in 2011, following the reverse cross Atlantic path many other great American bands have taken in the recent past.

This past winter was spent recording their new album with accomplished producer Wally Gagel (Eels, Norah Jones, Old 97s). At SXSW 2011 the band will showcase their new material in anticipation of the album's release later this year. Show Schedule Below.

Although based in LA, the members of Family Of The Year come from all corners of the country. The band was formed in 2009 around brothers Joe and Sebastian Keefe, who were born in Wales and grew up living year round on Martha's Vineyard. James Buckey hails from Jacksonville, FL, and Christina Schroeter from Orange County, California.

"Their sprawling debut album, last year's Songbook, is filled with summery Americana. But the slick, synthy, nocturnal song "Psyche or Like Scope" is a noted exception, and one of the album's best tunes." -

Watch the video for "Psyche Or Like Scope":

Family Of The Year 2011 SXSW dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

14 - Tempe, AZ - The Sail Inn

SXSW Schedule
Wed - 3/16 @ Fado's Irish Pub - 3:45 pm (214 W. 4th St.)
Thu - 3/17 @ CNN Grill - 6:30 pm (Max's Wine Dive 207 San Jacinto) (Private Event)
Thu - 3/17 @ Lanai Rooftop (Pinpoint Music Showcase) - 10 pm (422 N. Congress Ave.)
Sat - 3/19 @ Emo's (inside) - 9 pm (603 Red River)

26 - West Hollywood, CA - The Troubadour

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