by Andrew Sacher
Akron/Family at LPR in 2010 (more by Anna Scialli)
As mentioned, Akron/Family are releasing their new album, Sub Verses, on April 30 via Dead Oceans. If you've been following the band, you know they're always pretty unpredictable, and that's true of Sub Verses as well, which is generally more on the band's melodic side than its predecessor, Akron/Family II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT. You've already heard the album's first single, "No-Room," and since we last spoke, they've let loose another cut, "Until The Morning." Both are solid tracks and you can stream them below.
As mentioned, the band are supporting the new record with a tour, which hits NYC on April 24 at Bowery Ballroom with M Geddes Gengras (tickets), and also comes to Austin for SXSW, where the band will play a BrooklynVegan day party on Friday, March 15 at 603 Red River St. (the old Emo's location). That party is 100% FREE with RSVP, and the rest of the lineup is coming soon.
Updated dates are listed, along with those song streams, below...
Akron/Family - "Until The Morning"
Akron/Family - "No-Room"
Akron/Family -- 2013 Tour Dates
Mar 09 Dan's Silverleaf Denton, TX
Mar 14 Red 7 Austin, TX
Mar 15 603 Red River St Austin, TX (BrooklynVegan day party)
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 w/ M Geddes Gengras
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