New Akron/Family – “Everyone Is Guilty” (Stereogum Premiere)

Pennsylvanian avant-folk trio Akron/Family make the jump from Young God Records to Dead Oceans with their fifth LP, Set ‘Em Wild, Set ‘Em Free, this spring. With a rubbery groove and motormouth chanting, opening track “Everyone Is Guilty” is the album’s schizophrenic monster jam. Seth Olinsky, Miles Seaton, and Dana Janssen go on all sorts of funky tangents here, melding sludgy solos with a lumbering brass breakdown and, in the final minute, some really pretty orchestration. Best part: when the song abruptly stops and restarts four and a half minutes in.


The single is on sale now via iTunes/7″ and keep an eye out for AK AK at SXSW. Set ‘Em Wild, Set ‘Em Free is out 5/5 on Dead Oceans.

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