Family Dinner announce debut album, share “Helianthus”

Long Island’s Family Dinner have announced their debut album, God Looks Out For Fools, due August 16 via Other People Records (pre-order). The album was recorded with The Movielife/I Am The Avalanche members Brett Romnes and Vinnie Caruana, and it features the band’s grunge-punky 2023 singles “Morning Haze” and “Revenge Dress,” as well as their dreamier new song “Helianthus.” Vocalist Natalie O’Keeffe says:

While we were in the studio, Ukraine was under attack and a story came out about an old woman who confronted Russian soldiers and gave them sunflower seeds. In the video of the interaction, she said ‘You’re occupants, you’re fascists, what the fuck are you doing on our land with all these guns? Take these seeds and put them in your pockets so at least sunflowers will grow when you all lie down here.’ That story really touched me and I wrote this song for her. I can’t begin to imagine the pain she must have been experiencing in that moment.

Check out the song and its video below. Family Dinner are touring with Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes this week and next (including NYC’s Gramercy Theatre on May 21) and they have Long Island shows with Head Automatica and Drug Church coming up (separately). All dates are listed below.

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1. Horny Beach Trash
2. Revenge Dress
3. Shache
4. Stubborn Hearts Club
5. Shine On
6. God Looks Out For Fools
7. Parasite
8. M.P.D.G.
9. Morning Haze
10. Dark Waves
11. Helianthus
12. Early Sunsets Over Harbor Isle

Family Dinner — 2024 Tour Dates
w/ Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes:
May 17th – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
May 18th – Buffalo, NY – Electric City
May 19th – Montreal, QC – Cleopatra’s @ Pouzza Festival*
May 20th – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
May 21st – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
May 22nd – Washington, DC – The Atlantis

May 31st – Patchouge, NY – 89 North w/ Head Automatica
July 20th – Amityville, NY – AMH w/ Drug Church

* = Family Dinner only