Akron/Family

It was a century ago when I first saw Akron/Family perform, in the tiny back room of a bar in Brooklyn that held perhaps 20 people. Akron sat in chairs on a small stage festooned with red velvet and small theater light bulbs, their plentiful gadgets and musical toys littering more than a few tables – always seemingly on the verge of collapse. The young men awkwardly held their guitars in their laps or gently played drums/percussion, apparently trying not to knock anything over (to disastrous results) mid set. Cables and extension cords laced through their legs, they proffered a sort of delicate, improvisational experimentalism, laced with occasional rock grooves, but most extraordinarily, often punctuated with beautiful 4 part harmonies...

WATCH // Akron/Family Releases Video for “Sand Talk”, Performing August 25th at First City Festival

After being featured on KEXP‘s “Music That Matters” podcast earlier this week, “Sand Talk” by Akron/Family gets the video treatment. Directed by Los Angeles conceptual artist Ali Beletic, the video combines a special one off performance utilizing car headlights and pirate equipment, with archival footage from the band’s career so far.

Click “Read More” to see what Seth Olinsky of the band has to say about the visual piece and then watch the video for “Sand Talk” above or HERE on Vevo.

Want to see the band live? Akron/Family plays First City Festival next weekend on August 25th in Monterey, California! If you haven’t already, pick up the band’s newest album, Sub Verses, from SC Distribution.

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Akron/Family Bring You SUB VERSES, Available Now at SC Distribution, iTunes and Amazon

Good afternoon friends! Akron/Family brings you their new album, Sub Verses. The record is now available online at SC Distribution (choices include white vinyl and bundles with a limited edition 10″), iTunes and Amazon. As always, you can head to your local record store for a physical copy.

The band is currently on tour, playing Birmingham’s Bottletree tonight. You can see all their tour dates, along with ticket links, HERE.

Akron/Family – Sub Verses

“But Akron/Family build these disparate parts into something explosive or holy or both, time and again on Sub Verses. There’s no mythic volcano to stamp the narrative; there’s only a radical harmony, divergent strands threading together.”eMusic

“Way to spread the love, bros.”VICE

“Sub Verses may initially scare off the casual listener, but the album reveals itself to be an accomplished work once given time.”The 405

Akron/Family Perform “Samurai” for Audio-Files

Akron/Family have taken Robert Pinsky’s “Samurai Song” poem and adapted it for an outstanding performance in the music documentary tv-show, Audio-Files. You can watch the video above! The song is just one part of the Akron episode, which airs tonight. Show details available at BYUTV.

Go see Akron/Family live in concert! Dates and ticket links available HERE.

Pre-Order Your Copy of Akron/Family’s ‘Sub Verses’ and Download Entire Album Today

Oh happy day! Akron/Family’s new album is now available for pre-order. What does this mean to you? When you pre-order the album from SC Distribution, you can immediately download Sub Verses in its entirety. SCD also has a deluxe bundle that features the album on limited edition white vinyl double LP and CD formats, a 10″ featuring two new songs: “Soul I Know” and “World Is Tired” (first 300 orders only), and a 11 x 17″ glossy poster – bundle pictured above.

Sub Verses is also available digitally at iTunes and both physically/digitally at Amazon

Akron/Family are headed out on tour next week, playing a variety of cities across the US. Do yourself a favor and check to see if they’ll play a venue near you. The full tour schedule and ticket links are posted HERE.

Booking Agent Contact

NORTH AMERICA:
The Billions Corporation
Ali Hedrick
ali@billions.com
Steven Himmelfarb
himmelfarb@billions.com

BENELUX & UK:
Bas Flesseman & Bob Van Heur, Belmont Bookings
bas@belmontbookings.nl
bob@belmontbookings.nl
http://www.belmontbookings.nl

EUROPE:
Andreas Oberschelp, Puschen
a@puschen.net
http://www.puschen.net/

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