HFS at 97.5 is proud to announce the return of Just Passin’ Thru, our famed series of intimate studio sessions with your favorite HFS artists!
Family of the Year’s story began in 2009, when Joe assembled a band around an album, Songbook, that he completed while decompressing from a five-year stint with Unbusted, the alt-rock trio he started in Boston with Sebastian that gained some notoriety for its inclusion on the soundtrack to the Farrelly brothers’ film Stuck On You. Instead of relying on the distortion of his past, suddenly pianos, horns, acoustic guitars, and other assorted instrumentation were being used to display a more sophisticated—yet equally as playful—indie-rock sound that brings to mind classic pop bands like The Smiths, The Byrds, Fleetwood Mac, and The Go-Betweens.
Check out Family of the Year performing their new hit song “Hero” for HFS at 97.5 at The Sheffield Institute For The Recording Arts in Baltimore, and find out more about the band at familyoftheyear.net.
(Thanks to Sheffield’s Drew Mazurek for the fantastic audio production, and to Mike Van Horn for the great videography.)