Family Dinner

Family Dinner Drop Video For “Revenge Dress”

Family Dinner
Photo by Jimmy Fontaine

Hailing from Long Beach, NY, the members of Family Dinner are almost as carefree as the beach town they reside in. The band create alternative rock that makes you want to dance, with lyrics that take some dark twists. Today they announce their signing to Other People Records (Modern Color, Ways Away) and share the empowering single “Revenge Dress.” It’s a breakup anthem, and with lines like “This pretty face is gonna raise some hell tonight” it’s hard not to get stuck in your head. The song rides from floaty to fierce, with chiming riffs and upbeat drums complementing Natalie O’Keeffe’s cool and collected vocals. The video for the song encapsulates the mood of the lyrics and can be viewed here now.

Speaking on the song, she expands: “‘Revenge Dress’, put very simply is a breakup ‘fuck you’ song about realizing your worth and no longer letting yourself get taken for granted.   The best revenge is success and nothing gets you over some loser more than looking good and raising hell with your friends.”

The band has announced a few shows with The Dirty Nil this July and will head out on a short run with Only Sibling this week. Full dates below.

Formed in 2017, Family Dinner are friends first and a band second. Living just a few miles apart, the group formed naturally when drummer Nick Amalfitano was jamming out with guitarist Michael O’Keeffe as Natalie hummed melodies while making dinner, and thus the band name came to be. Rounded out by bassist Sam Weiss, the band began crafting songs, released a few singles, and started playing shows at DIY spots within the tight-knit Long Island music scene. In 2021 the band released the EP, You’re So Cool, four melodic tracks that pull from 90’s alternative rock and punk ethos. Following the EP, the band knew they had something special on their hands and soon found themselves opening for acts like The Lemonheads, Grouplove, Bayside and Iron Chic. Entering the studio with Brett Romnes and Vinnie Caruana (The Movielife, I Am The Avalanche) last year, Family Dinner is currently putting the finishing touches on their debut full-length.  

Tour Dates:

w/ Only Sibling

4/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland

4/21 – Westfield, MA @ Hutghi’s

4/22 – Providence, RI @ Alchemy

w/ The Dirty Nil

7/12 – Boston, MA @ Sonia

7/13 – Syracuse, NY @ Song and Dance

7/14 – Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room





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