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Family of the Year is an American indie band from Los Angeles, California consisting of members Sebastian Keefe, Joseph Keefe, Christina Schroeter, James Buckey and Alex Walker

Though Family of the Year is currently based in Los Angeles, California, brothers Joseph and Sebastian Keefe were born in Wales, and moved to Martha's Vineyard. James Buckey is from Jacksonville, FL, while Christina Schroeter is from Orange County, CA. Prior to forming Family of the Year members Joeseph Keefe, and Sebastian Keefe enjoyed local Boston success in previous bands Unbusted and The Billionaires.

Family of the Year use melodic male/female vocal harmonies and folk tale-style lyrics. Family of the Year self-released their debut EP Where’s the Sun on their Washashore imprint in September 2009. The EP showcases a variety of their music, and includes "Let's Go Down," "Castoff," "Summer Girl," "What a Surprise," and "Psyche or Like Scope."

In October 2009, they were picked out of 700 artists by Ben Folds and Keith Lockhart to open for Ben and The Boston Pops at Symphony Hall. Shortly after, the band flew west for California shows with Bell X1 before returning east for the CMJ Music Marathon, marking Family Of The Year’s New York debut. selected the band as one 25 Must-Hear Artists from the 2009 CMJ Festival

In November 2009, they hit the road with Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros in support of their debut album, Songbook.

In January 2010 the band announced the release of an exclusive song every month through their e-mail list in 2010 and followed that with the digital release of their sophomore EP Through the Trees on March 9 under their own imprint, Washashore Records.

In September 2009, Family of the Year self released their debut EP titled Where's the Sun including songs such as "Summer Girl" and "What a Surprise."

In October 2009, the band was selected to open for Ben Folds and the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall in Boston, Massachusetts. The band was chosen out of 700 artists by Ben Folds and Keith Lockhart.

Also in October of that year, the band showcased at CMJ's Music Marathon at which they gained recognition by as one of their 25 Must-Hear Artists from the 2009 CMJ Festival.

In November 2009, the band released their first full-length album titled Songbook, written, primarily, by Joseph Keefe and Vanessa Jeanne Long. The band toured with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros in support of their debut. Family of the Year has been recognized for independent fundraising. Donation-based sales for the band's first EP Where's the Sun helped fund the recording of their debut LP Songbook. To fund the bands touring, Family of the Year made $5 tour postcards available on the band's website. The band refers to their postcards as "the old-fashioned twitter".

In July 2012, they released a new album entitled "Loma Vista".

Their single, "Hero", has peaked at #14 on the Billboard Alternative Songs Chart.

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