Family of the Year are set to release their debut LP, Songbook under their Washashore Records on February 2, 2010. In Songbook’s 15 tracks, Family of The Year channels Fleetwood Mac’s musical stylings with a hint of late-era Beatles. With shining melodies, charming male/female vocals, personal folk tales and often unexpected electronic sounds, Family create some of the happiest and saddest music you’ve ever heard. Like their EP Where’s The Sun, Songbook will be available via FamilyoftheYear.net for optional donation. Those who donate $10 or more will receive a physical copy of the album, and for $25 or more, the band will also include a Family of The Year t-shirt or tote bag. The band, handpicked by Ben Folds, Keith Lockhart and The Boston Pops to open for them at Symphony Hall, was recently featured on SPIN.com as one of CMJ’s must-see bands. The band is currently on tour with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic.
Listen to “Stupidland” below: