As we venture through the last month of the year, we've saved footage of a great band, that I myself have come to love– Family of the Year.
The six-member, LA folk band traveled to Austin this past March to play in a couple of our official SXSW 2013 showcases. Although their debut album Songbook was released in Feb 2012, Family Of The Year's release of Loma Vista with Nettwerk Records, featuring "Hero" (seen above), turned out to be the soundtrack of my summer with their catchy beats and feel-good vibrations.
They are well paired with Mumford and Sons, Walk the Moon and the like. In fact they've shared the stage with both bands. Four weeks after they saw their Billboard radio chart debut, Family of the Year's standout track "Hero" made the Top 5 on the Triple A Top 30 Radio Chart and Top 20 at Alternative Radio. They've made appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, CONAN and Last Call With Carson Daly.
Here's a look at the 2014 bands with more to come in the New Year.
BONUS: Here's another tune for the road: "Everytime" by Family of the Year