Akron/Family — Backbooth, Orlando, FL. January 12th 2012

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Backbooth, Orlando, FL. January 12th 2012
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News

Aug 16, 2013

Akron/Family's latest single "Sand Talk," taken off the band's sixth album Sub Verses, has been paired with a new music. More

Feb 28, 2013

Ahead of the April 30 release of Akron/Family’s new album Sub Verses, take a listen to folkie jam, “Until the Morning." More

Jan 23, 2013

Akron/Family have announced the release of, Sub Verses, the follow-up to their 2011 effort Akron/Family II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT. More

Akron/Family Forms a New Record Label

Family Tree: A Home For Outsider Behaviors

Oct 21, 2011

Akron/Family has started a new venture—a record label called Family Tree. As some might remember, it’s been their method of releasing music since 2002. And now. They’ve invited others to join the party.  More

May 30, 2011

Having a conversation with Akron/Family's Seth Olinsky is a lot like listening to one of their albums unfold in its entirety. It swells and builds from one vaguely connected thought to another, all the while working on a seemingly higher level of consciousness that Olinsky swears is just an effect from an absurd amount of coffee consumption. More

Mar 25, 2011

As part of the on-going recover and relief effort after the March 11 Japan earthquake/tsunami, a notable group of musicians have teamed together to create Benefit for the Recovery in Japan. We have the compilation details. 

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Watch: Akron/Family Unveil ‘Silly Bears’ Video

Track Off New Album, Out This Week

Feb 09, 2011

The pysch-folk-jam Angelenos release an album and video all in the same week. We have the video.  More

Akron/Family Goes All The Way in New Video

Tour Kicks Off February 17

Jan 06, 2011

Yesterday, odd-rockers Akron/Family unveiled single “So it Goes." Today it got a video. We have the clip.  More

Nov 11, 2010

Today, Akron/Family announced their new album. Well…sorta. We have the mysterious details.  More

Akron/Family Annouces North American Tour

Shows to Offer Fans First Dibbs on Exclusive 7-Inch Vinyl Series

Jul 01, 2009

Akron/Family have announced their North American summer tour. Joined by guests Jeffery Lewis & The Junkyard, Wooden Wand, and Slaraffenland, the tour is kicking off July 22nd. The band, via label Dead Oceans, is also releasing a series of limited edition 7-inches. More

Under the Radar Announces its Spring Issue

New Issue Features Bat For Lashes, Camera Obscura, Doves, The Lonely Island, Depeche Mode, Flight of the Conchords, and much more!

Apr 11, 2009

Under the Radar's Spring Issue will be hitting stands soon. Bat For Lashes' Natasha Khan graces the cover and the issue features an in-depth nine-page interview with Khan that traces the long road to her amazing new album Two Suns. More


Interviews

Akron/Family

A Transformative Energy

May 30, 2011

Having a conversation with Akron/Family's Seth Olinsky is a lot like listening to one of their albums unfold in its entirety. It swells and builds from one vaguely connected thought to another, all the while working on a seemingly higher level of consciousness that Olinsky swears is just an effect from an absurd amount of coffee consumption. More


Reviews

Sub Verses

Sub Verses

Young God/Dead Oceans

Apr 29, 2013

The first listen to an Akron/Family album is always a thrill-you kinda have no idea what to expect. Maybe the only guarantee-and this is a pretty great one-is that it'll be a life-affirming, ecstatic mess. More

ST/II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT

ST/II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT

Dead Oceans

Feb 28, 2011

Akron/Family offer up another full-length on Dead Oceans and continue loosely with the trajectory (or restless non-trajectory) they initiated on 2009’s Set ‘Em Wild, Set ‘Em Free. More

All Tomorrow’s Parties NYC 2009 Day 2, Kutshers Country Club, Monticello, NY

September 12th, 2009

Sep 22, 2009

Kurt Cobain once remarked caustically that he would only wear a tie-dyed t-shirt if it were made with "the urine of Phil Collins and the blood of Jerry Garcia." Perhaps he was rolling over in his grave when Sufjan Stevens and his band opened the main stage of ATP day 2 decked out in oversized tie-dyes. Delivering a set comprised of 2004's Seven Swans from start to finish, Stevens announced that, "this is a set for your hangovers." More

SXSW 2009 Day 2

March 19th, 2009

Mar 31, 2009

Day two of SXSW for us began where day one ended, at the Central Presbyterian Church. The night before we had seen there the appealing trio of Department of Eagles, St. Vincent, and Camera Obscura. This night we also saw three bands at the venue, but only one was great. As we had missed M. Ward the night before at the same venue by not allowing enough time to navigate the long line, we were determined to arrive in plenty of time for Grizzly Bear’s 8:30 P.M. slot at the eMusic showcase. That meant that we had to sit through two other bands we had no interest in seeing, including one we’d never even heard of before. More