Family of the Year Play “Hero”

lomavistaListen to this track by evocative and melodious Los Angeles-based folk-rock with indie rock flourishes outfit Family of the Year. It’s their radio hit “Hero” as taken from ┬átheir 2012 album Loma Vista.

“Hero” is the best thing on the radio that I’ve heard in some time. It’s an instantly accessible, and somehow familiar melody of the type that you think you’ve heard before, but haven’t. That’s pretty rare too. Maybe this is the type of tune they’re going to use to play out the end of an episode of some TV show with some soulful teenage lead. Maybe they already have.

But, who cares.

This song carries a poignancy of its own.

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