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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 Win Hearts With Performance at Grand Street Bakery, Featured on All Songs Considered

What a treat! Akron/Family stopped by Brooklyn’s Grand Street Bakery for a two-song performance. Fader was there to catch the band in all their glory. You can watch “Until The Morning” above and “When I Was Young” below. Both songs are off AF’s recently released Sub Verses, available now at iTunes, SC Distribution and Amazon.

You can also check out “the brilliantly experimental folk-rock band” on the latest broadcast of NPR’s All Songs Considered. Their song “Sand Talk” is the featured track.

The Akron boys are playing Portland’s Mississippi Studios on May 22, with a handful of West Coast dates to follow. Come July, the band is headed to Europe. Check out all their tour dates HERE.

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.

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