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How The Akron/Family Got Their Heart

We’ve already mentioned digging the gorgeous cover heart for Akron/Family’s forthcoming Love Is Simple. Softies we are, though, could’ve sworn it was made of cotton when we gave love to the Fam’s new jam “Phenomena” last week. Should’ve paid more attention at Bodies…, or when we trekked to the Mutter Museum to see that two-to… More »

By: Stereogum / August 9, 2007 - 11:43 am

New Akron/Family – “Phenomena” And Love Is Simple Album Art (Stereogum Premiere)

Through seemingly constant touring and regular work with Michael Gira’s Angels Of Light, the urban folkies in Brooklyn’s Akron/Family are a (mostly) bearded (always) busy bunch. Which is why it’s hard to believe the watch-worthy quartet’s forthcoming Love Is Simple is just their second full-length release. No way that’s possible ? Let’s recount: There’s the… More »

By: Stereogum / August 3, 2007 - 11:47 am

New Akron/Family – “Gone Beyond”

Last spring, we were so blown away by psych-folk band Akron/Family’s self-titled debut, we made ‘em a Band To Watch. Since then, amid a marathon tour the band squeezed in some new recordings during chaotic Chicago studio sesions. The fruits of Ak Ak’s labor come to us 9/25 with the release of Meek Warrior. The… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 23, 2006 - 1:10 pm

Hurricane Benefit Show At Bowery Ballroom

Last night, The Bowery Ballroom hosted a Salvation Army benefit concert to help hurricane victims in LA and TX. There were 6 bands/artists on the bill, and they managed to all fit in 4 hours. Other Passengers opened, and apparently their singer was instrumental in bringing the whole show together. Which is really great, but… More »

By: jed / October 4, 2005 - 3:06 pm

Band To Watch: Akron/Family

A few things to love about this song…
It kicks off in 5/4 time, riding a persistent Jew’s harp lick, then three minutes in shifts into straight-up Jeff Buckley.

Akron/Family – “Running Returning” (MP3 link expired)

Akron/Family are folky multi-instrumentalists who moved to Brooklyn from “rural America” (according to their Young God bio)… More »

By: Stereogum / April 6, 2005 - 8:13 am
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