Single Review: Family of the Year – Diversity

By on Friday, 8th June 2012 at 1:00 pm

Family of the Year’s new single ‘Diversity’ would be likable enough without the adorable video, but the two combined make it quite a winner. Known for their layered vocals, the band builds this song from the simple melody line of “No trouble’s ever gonna take anything away from me” and walks us through a troubled relationship, ending with the concern that “I can’t believe no one’s started yelling at me yet”. The catchy tune and simple repeated lyrics let the talents of keys player Christina Schroeter shine through.

The video, however, hinges on a mid-song change in the lyrics to “no one is ever gonna to take anything from me again”. Clearly, not only is trouble going to take advantage of you, but your friends and neighbors are going to strip you naked as well! One can’t help wonder just how many times they had to edit that ending to cut it *just right*.

Comprised of real family, frontman Joe Keefe and drummer Sebastian Keefe are brothers who, though American, grew up in Wales. The band will be touring North America with Milo Greene this summer and have plans to return to Europe, where they have an avid fan base, in the fall.


Featuring straight up indie rock, Family of the Year’s fourth release ‘Loma Vista’ is due 10 July on Nettwerk Records. The single ‘Diversity’ will be released on the 23rd of July.


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