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Dana Buoy – “Everywhere” (Fleetwood Mac Cover)

Akron/Family drummer Dana Janssen, who records under the name Dana Buoy, ends his new EP, Preacher, with a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Everywhere” from their 1987 album Tango In The Night. Janssen puts his own starry-eyed synth spin on the contemporary rock classic while keeping the pumped-up workout jam vibe of the original. Listen below. More »

By: James Rettig / August 4, 2014 - 6:28 pm

Akron/Family – “Sand Talk” Video

The raging-out psych-rock trio Akron/Family released their new album Sub Verses earlier this year, and they’ve just dropped their new video for the headlong rocker “Sand Talk,” the album’s second clip after the one for “Until The Morning.” For this one, director Al Beletic throws together a dizzy collage of the band’s archival footage –… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 16, 2013 - 11:42 am

Stream Akron/Family Sub Verses

The veteran folk-rock freakout trio Akron/Family are about to release Sub Verses, their seventh full-length, and we’ve already posted their songs “No-Room” and “Until The Morning,” two tracks that sound absolutely nothing alike. And right now, you can listen to the entire album while watching some shit burn at Pitchfork.

Sub Verses i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 22, 2013 - 2:39 pm

Akron/Family – “Until The Morning” Video

In the video for Akron/Family’s “Until The Morning,” member Miles Seaton functions as a bit of a storyteller. The positioning of scenes of him sitting in a room, singing to no one, with ones of furniture on fire and him in different, nearly catastrophic locales feels as if he’s spinning a yarn expressly for you. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 9, 2013 - 4:14 pm

Akron/Family – “Until The Morning”

Psych-rock astral travelers Akron/Family have a new album called Sub Verses coming out in a couple of months, and we’ve already posted their monolithic riff-blast “No-Room.” But the newest track they’ve shared from the album is altogether very different. It’s a warm and folky jam called “Until The Morning,” and you can hear it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 28, 2013 - 12:15 pm

Akron/Family – “No-Room”

Ecstatic hippie brain-melters have been cranking out brain-expanding jams for long enough that they used to be tagged “freak-folk,” though their raga-meltdown style rocks way harder than anything else that moment produced. The band will release their new album Sub Verses later this year, and the cover art you see above comes from Sunn O)))… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 22, 2013 - 2:48 pm

Dana Buoy – “Call To Be”

In a couple of months, Akron/Family percussionist Dana Janssen, recording under the name Dana Buoy, will release his solo debut Summer Bodies. Below, download a track from that album: the pulsating, synthetic “Call To Be.”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2012 - 5:12 pm

Akron/Family Steals T-Shirt Logo From Man Is The Bastard, Says Man Is The Bastard

Akron/Family might have just made the wrong enemy. The psych-folk band recently started selling a T-shirt on its website that shamelessly uses an extremely recognizable image: The skull logo of Man Is The Bastard, the ’90s band that pioneered the hardcore punk subgenre known as power violence. And as Brooklyn Vegan points out, Man I… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 24, 2012 - 10:30 am

Akron/Family – “So It Goes” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Playful Portland/New York experimental folk-rock trio Akron/Family’s new album ST II: The Cosmic Birth And Journey Of Shinju TNT was recorded in an abandoned train station in Detroit with the help of Chris Koltay. We’re also told, outside leaking demos:
Akron/Family spent the end of 2009 and half of 2010 exploring the future of… More »

By: brandon / January 6, 2011 - 1:34 pm

Akron/Family Share New Demos

Akron/Family’s tighter three-piece configuration debuted with last year’s Set ‘Em Wild, Set ‘Em Free. These demos, which the band posted to their Bandcamp page, are the first new things we’ve heard from Akron/Family since their Woody Guthrie project. Of the three demos (click on the title track to select one), the first, “Light Emerges,” i… More »

By: jessica / June 22, 2010 - 2:14 pm

ATP NY 2009: Wayne’s World

Our second year at Kutsher’s was rainier than the first, but that didn’t matter so much to us or, seemingly, the other attendees: If anything, this year felt more celebratory (and debauched) than 2008. You wouldn’t be faulted for noting a certain hippie vibe. Visually, there were the tie-dyed shirts and hoodies (purchased at the… More »

By: brandon / September 14, 2009 - 10:42 am

Bumbershoot 2009 In Photos

At Seattle’s biggest music festival, rain is not unexpected; still, the downpours at Bumbershoot ’09 were scary even for this neck of the Pacific Northwest. No bands got electrocuted, but the sound cut out during Black Eyed Peas’ set, so that’s something. Franz Ferdinand and Modest Mouse were huge draws as the three-day event came… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 8, 2009 - 10:34 am

All Points West Wet 2009 In Photos

When APW presented its inaugural festival last year, we weren’t alone in taking issue with the experience: lack of food options, a fair but generally recycled undercard which played more like “a bunch of bands opening for Radiohead,” an extremely restricted/overpriced drink situation designed to keep people sober and make them feel uncomfortable by boozing… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 3, 2009 - 9:47 am

New Akron/Family – “River”

You’ve heard “Everyone Is Guilty,” the opener from the retooled, tighter, and relocated Akron/Family’s forthcoming fourth full-length Set ‘Em Wild, Set ‘Em Free. It began with spare junkyard percussion then entered into backwoods funk and various vocal strains, highlighting the trio’s harmonic interplay as soaring shouts, mellower off-handed melodies, etc. It’s in every way a… More »

By: brandon / April 6, 2009 - 9:41 am

We Got The Tweet: The Week’s 50 Best Rock Star Twitters

Microblogging service Twitter has signed up countless celebrities in recent months, and among them are some of our favorite musical artists: Trent Reznor! Colin Meloy! Ed Droste! Diddy! Stereogum Tweets too! But who can keep up with all that lunch eating? Most of us only have eight hours a day with which to procrastinate i… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 23, 2009 - 9:26 pm

SXSW 2009: Thursday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy
Yesterday started off bright, early, and ecstatic with NJ’s Roadside Graves at Peckerheads. The band seduced a 2PM crowd into hooting, hollering, do-sa-do-ing, and otherwise pretending it was after midnight to tracks both new (“Far And Wide,” “My Father Sat Me Down,” “Ruby”) and old (“Family And Friends,” “Radio”). More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 20, 2009 - 10:49 am

SXSW 2009: Wednesday In Photos

SXSW 2009 opened with a bit of bad luck turned good: It was too foggy for our flight to land in Houston, so they re-routed us directly to Austin, cutting out the layover, etc. Not all the passengers were happy, but the 50-something of us who listed Austin as final destination arrived in the sunny,… More »

By: brandon / March 19, 2009 - 11:22 am

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 sort… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 3, 2009 - 3:37 pm

Akron/Family – Love Is Simple

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By: Stereogum / November 4, 2007 - 3:38 pm

New Live Akron/Family – “Love, Love, Love (Everyone)”

Those hearty urban folkies Akron/Family gave us a taste of their recently released Love Is Simple earlier this summer, with the playful, rattling, and rootsy “Phenomena.” Now the fam’s getting ready to spread their Love on the road and had a tune-up in Chicago, where they played an album-spanning set at the AV-Aerie Art Space. More »

By: Stereogum / October 3, 2007 - 12:52 pm
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