Akron/Family's new album is called Sub Verses and is out April 30 on Dead Oceans. Says the band's 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.You can stream album-opener, "No Room," below where you'll also find Sub Verses' artwork which was designed by Stephen O'Malley of Sunn O))).
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?
Akron/Family will also be on tour to support the album which includes an NYC visit at Bowery Ballroom on 24. Tickets go on sale on Friday (1/25) at noon.
A list of all tour dates, song stream, album art and track list are below.
Akron/Family - "No-Room"
Akron/Family - Sub Verses track list:
Until The Morning
Whole World Is Watching
When I Was Young
Akron/Family - 2013 Tour Dates
Jan 29 Muddy Waters Santa Barbara, CA
Jan 30 UCSD La Jolla, CA
Feb 01 Blue Lamp Sacramento, CA
Feb 02 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Mar 09 Dan's Silverleaf Denton, TX
Apr 09 Low Spirits Albuquerque, NM
Apr 10 Larimer Lounge Denver, CO
Apr 11 Jackpot Saloon Lawrence, KS
Apr 12 Gabe's Oasis Iowa City, IA
Apr 13 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
Apr 14 High Noon Saloon Madison, WI
Apr 16 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
Apr 17 Motr Pub Cincinnati, OH
Apr 18 The Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI
Apr 19 Lee's Palace Toronto, Canada
Apr 20 il Motore Montreal, Canada
Apr 21 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA
Apr 24 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Apr 25 Johnny Brendas Philadelphia, PA
Apr 26 U Street Music Hall Washington, DC
Apr 27 Grey Eagle Asheville, NC
Apr 28 Motorco Music Hall Durham, NC
Apr 29 Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, GA
Apr 30 The Bottetree Birmingham, AL
May 01 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, LA
May 03 Red 7 Austin, TX
May 04 Club Dada Dallas, TX
May 06 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
May 08 The Echo Los Angeles, CA