Family of the Year/Dessert Heights – West Hollywood, CA – 5.23.2018

Family of the Year/Dessert Heights
The Standard – 5.23.2018
Photos by Shenaye Tylene

As we step into a new era of music we are coming to find that listening to Indie music is no longer on the bottom charts to be heard. Think I’m wrong? . . . Then you clearly have yet to hear the band Family of the Year. Currently based In Los Angeles, CA, Family of the Year seems to be making themselves known worldwide as their second single “Hero” took top of the charts back in 2012. Since then the band has been doing a number of writings, and performances; their third album “Family of the Year” was released in 2016 and held many great hits, but just when we thought it couldn’t get better they released their newest album in May of 2018, titled “Goodbye Sunshine, Hello Nighttime.”

It’s takes a lot to create a new album, artist work their tale end off to give it all they have, and with in a second of hearing “Goodbye Sunshine, Hello Nighttime”, you will definitely take note of all the hard work that has been put into the making of this new album. From the catchy lyrics, to the head-bobbing beats – you won’t be able to turn this album off . . . not to mention the insane male/female harmonies that will captivate your ears and put your hearing in a zone – It’s as if we are actually in the studio as it’s being recorded.

The title of this album speaks volume above all else. Although I didn’t get the chance to speak to the band directly, I did get to see an interview where they were asked why the title was chosen. For one, its cool. And they weren’t wrong . . but they also answered with something very captivating for those looking to grow: “Its about heading into the darkness, the unknown” the band explains that the title of their album is about stepping into a place you’re unsure of, leaving what you know behind and taking the risks anyways.

I was fortunate enough to watch these fabulous artist live in a very intimate setting and trust me, given the opportunity to do it again, I would not want to miss it. If you happen to be on the east coast this June, you can catch Family of the Year playing live in Baltimore, Maryland on June 7th. As well as Buffalo, New York Jun16th.