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Features

Wednesday, March 2 2011

Referencing the Bulldozer: An Interview with Akron/Family

Mysterious album sessions near a volcano? Multiple copies of the same disc leaked online? Citing bulldozers for inspiration? The latest Akron/Family album is the band's most daring yet, and Miles Seaton sits down with PopMatters to set things straight (somewhat).


Thursday, December 17 2009

The Best 60 Albums of 2009

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2009, highlighted by a bevy of American indie rock juggernauts, the return of a hip-hop master, and a couple of the finest voices on the planet.


Thursday, December 17 2009

The Best Singles of 2009

PopMatters kicks off our annual two-week-long best music of the year feature with the 50 best singles of 2009, highlighted by a trio of American indie rock headliners.


Monday, May 4 2009

This Year Is Gonna Be Ours: An Interview with Akron/Family's Miles Seaton

Brooklyn's exhilarating folk-prog-jazz quartet hit a rough spot last year, as Ryan Vanderhoof left and the remaining three members had to rethink what it meant to be a band. The shake-up led to profound changes in Akron/Family's sound and approach to music.


Tuesday, October 10 2006

Perpetual Motion: An Interview with Akron/Family

With its third album in two years Akron/Family takes another snapshot of its continuously evolving musical journey. Meek Warrior's free jazz freak outs may surprise some fans, but bass player Miles Seaton shrugs it off, saying, 'We just want to keep capturing wherever we are along the way.'


Reviews

Monday, April 29 2013

Akron/Family: Sub Verses

On Sub Verses, Akron/Family have made a beautiful, often striking temple out of their voice. In the end, though, you're outside that temple listening in, the visitor that never quite gets to come inside.


Wednesday, February 9 2011

Akron/Family: S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT

The latest helping of left-field psych-folk from the Brooklyn outfit is one of 2011’s first great albums.


Monday, May 4 2009

Akron/Family: Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free

On its new album, the band delivers a masterpiece while ranging from pastoral ditties to noise-laden freak-outs.


Wednesday, April 29 2009

Akron/Family

Perhaps the most meaningful aspect of an Akron/Family performance, and what makes them most memorable as a band in general, is the incredible willingness to involve, and be involved.


Sunday, September 16 2007

Akron/Family: Love is Simple

Akron/Family's albums get more generous with each release; this one might just be the album of the year.


Blogs

Monday, June 24 2013

CONTEST: Akron/Family - 'Sub Verses' Limited Edition White Vinyl LP

Enter to win a 2LP, limited edition, white vinyl edition of Akron/Family's 'Sub Verses'.


Thursday, February 28 2013

Akron/Family – “Until the Morning” (stream)

Akron/Family's latest album 'Sub Verses' release on 30 April via Dead Oceans.


Monday, January 10 2011

Akron/Family New Album Listening Party: 8 January 2010, Los Angeles

Impressions from a single listen of the forthcoming album, S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT, music that is quintessentially American.


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