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Akron/Family Return With New Album, “Sub Verses”

Arriving April 30

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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. Recorded in El Paso and Seattle and produced by Randall Dunn, the album was supposedly influenced in part by “monumental land art installations.”

According to Seth Olinsky, “The album started with visions of large monumental sounds inspired by Heizer and Turrell; American works on a grand scale, monuments, dirty hands and an epic American masculinity. Dust, Stone, Sky, Earth. These broad, bold strokes would come to pass but not quite as expected. A Sci Fi aesthetic narrative emerged. Tackling distant pasts and future humanism, the pain and idiocy of our contemporary culture. How to deal with it open heartedly? The boredom, the sadness and speed. The plots within plots of Dune mirrored in many layers of sound. Creating 3D sonic atmospheres that our songs and singers inhabit. Our story, a story, all stories. Told in verses, in underground language, in sub frequencies. Not audible, only felt, intuited, imagined in some deepest psychic space that you are yet to know. A strange story. Of the future, of yourself. Of everyone. We are all we are, only this and yet we move forward. Along some line to somewhere. And who knows?”

Down below you can listen to the opening track “No-Room,” and check out the album’s full tracklist. Sub Verses comes out April 30 on Dead Oceans.

Sub Verses:

Way Up
Until the Morning
Sand Talk
Sometimes I
Holy Boredom
Sand Time
Whole World is Watching
When I was Young

Akron/Family Tour Dates:
01/29/13 Santa Barbara, CA: Muddy Waters
01/30/13 La Jolla, CA: UCSD - The Loft
02/01/13 Sacramento, CA: Blue Lamp
02/02/13 San Francisco, CA: The Fillmore
03/09/13 Denton, TX: Dan’s Silverleaf (35 Denton)
03/13-16/13 Austin, TX: SXSW
04/09/13 Albuquerque, NM: Low Spirits
04/10/13 Denver, CO: Larimer Lounge
04/11/13 Lawrence, KS: Jackpot Saloon
04/12/13 Iowa City, IA: Gabe’s Oasis
04/13/13 Minneapolis, MN: 7th St. Entry
04/14/13 Madison, WI: High Noon Saloon
04/16/13 Chicago, IL: Empty Bottle
04/17/13 Cincinnati, OH: MOTR Pub
04/18/13 Ann Arbor, MI: The Blind Pig
04/19/13 Toronto, ON: Lee’s Palace
04/20/13 Montreal, QC: Il Motore
04/21/13 Allston, MA: Brighton Music Hall
04/24/13 New York, NY: Bowery Ballroom
04/25/13 Philadelphia, PA: Johnny Brenda’s
04/26/13 Washington, DC: U Street Music Hall
04/27/13 Asheville, NC: Grey Eagle
04/28/13 Durham, NC: Motorco Music Hall
04/29/13 Atlanta, GA: Drunken Unicorn
04/30/13 Birmingham, AL: The Bottletree
05/01/13 Baton Rouge, LA: Spanish Moon
05/03/13 Austin, TX: Red 7
05/04/13 Dallas, TX: Club Dada
05/06/13 Phoenix, AZ: The Crescent Ballroom
05/08/13 Los Angeles, CA: The Echo



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