Family of the Year / Lydia

The Crocodile Presents:

Family of the Year / Lydia

Sun, May 12, 2019

7:00 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

$20 Adv.

This event is all ages

Family of the Year
Family of the Year
Family Of The Year—Joe [vocals, guitar] & Sebastian Keefe [drums, vocals], James Buckey [guitar, vocals], and Christina Schroeter [keyboards, vocals]—quietly captivate with a combination of idyllic instrumentation and emotional storytelling. Following 2009’s Songbook, they toured relentlessly and organically attracted a devout fan base. 2012 saw them release Loma Vista. In the aftermath, the musicians earned praise from the likes of USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Billboard, Interview Magazine, and Paste in addition to performing on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, Conan, and more. Its breakout single “Hero” would figure prominently in the trailer and soundtrack for the Academy® Award-nominated and Golden Globe® Award-winning drama Boyhood and surpass 190 million Spotify streams. Coming off the road in late 2015 in support of the self-titled Family of the Year, they began crafting what would become their fourth full-length led by the 2018 singles, “Hold Me Down” and “Let Her Go”. Written and recorded throughout 2016 and 2017, the album represents a philosophical shift and creative breakthrough for the group. Emerging from personal and professional turmoil, the band return with their most hypnotic and heartfelt body of work yet.
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.

To say that Family of the Year has accomplished a lot in a short amount of time would be an understatement. In addition to Songbook, the band has issued a pair of EPs on its own Washashore Records imprint - 2009's Where's The Sun, 2010's Through The Trees – in addition to last year's 2011's St. Croix. Songs from all four discs have made their way onto various international releases. Media attention has come from various corners of the world, including heavy rotation on French radio as well as glowing reviews from NME, BBC, IFC, Rolling Stone and Spin."
Lydia
Lydia
Lydia is an indie rock band from Gilbert, Arizona formed in 2003 by front man Leighton Antelman. After a brief hiatus in 2010, the band returned in September 2011 with a new song, "Dragging Your Feet in the Mud" and Paint It Golden was released shortly after in October of 2011. The band has recently released their first single "Knee Deep" from the new record, Devil, produced by Colby Wedgeworth. Leighton Antelman and the new full band line-up's new release will be their fifth.
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
http://www.thecrocodile.com/