Akron/Family @ New Museum 3/27 (more by Leia Jospe)

Akron/Family will continue to tour behind their new disc, Set 'Em Wild, Set Em Free, into the fall, with tour dates supported by "Wooden" Wand, Jeffery Lewis & The Junkyard and Slaraffenland. On those shows, "the Slaraffenland horns will join the band on stage each night (a la The Dodos [who have shows coming up] or Megafaun before them) to form the Akron/Family big band."

NYCers can next catch Akron/Family at either All Points West or All Tomorrow's Parties. Slaraffenland are playing a NYC show on September 22nd at a venue that is still TBA.

Akron/Family is releasing a series of 7" singles through Dead Oceans. Those records will be available mainly on tour, and contain 'Em Wild a-sides and exclusive, unreleased b-sides. The first of those, featuring "Everyone is Guilty," is out now; the second in the series, "River," comes out in September. Details on those singles below.

Slaraffenland's new album, We're on Your Side, will be out September 15th on Hometapes. "Meet and Greet," that record's first single, is posted above. In addition to their dates with Akron/Family, the Danish group has a TBA NYC show penciled in for Tuesday, September 22nd. They also recently collaborated with filmmaker Vincent Moon (of The Take Away Shows) for a video filmed in their native Copenhagen.

Moon also recently taped Akron/Family's March 29th Union Pool show. That video, with all tour dates, album info, and some background on Slaraffenland, is below...

akron family - 'sun will shine' @ union pool, march 29th, 2009

Akron/Family 7 Inchers:
7" #1 - Everyone is Guilty/Total Destruction
7" #2 - River/Morning on Michigan Ave
7" #3 - Many Ghosts/??!

We're on Your Side track list:
01 Long Gone
02 Meet And Greet
03 Too Late To Think
04 Stars And Smiles
05 The Right Place
06 Hunting
07 Falling Out
08 Postcard
09 Open Your Eyes
10 Away

Slaraffenland info

Conceived in 2002, Slaraffenland (translated: the land of milk and honey) is the work and art of Christian Taagehøj, Mike Taagehøj, Bjørn Heebøll, Niklas Antonson, and Jeppe Skjold. These five members (a few of them childhood friends, and Mike and Christian are near-identical twins) were united by both a love of music and a scholastic interest in its techniques. Among them are three fathers, teachers, and players knit into the music scene in sonically-vibrant Denmark. Slaraffenland singlehandedly curated and hosted an event at SXSW 2009 called "Danish Dynamite," an outdoor party featuring the likes of Efterklang, Murder, and the Choir of Young Believers. They returned home to hammers and saws, breaking ground on their own rehab project of turning an old factory building into a studio. The racket was recently interrupted by the news that the Danish Arts Council awarded five Danish bands generous grants to continue their work. Among them: Slaraffenland.

Akron/Family - 2009 Tour Dates
2009-07-22 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH
2009-07-23 10KL Festival, Detroit Lakes, MN
2009-07-24 Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL $
2009-07-25 Calgary Folk Festival, Calgary, AB
2009-07-26 Calgary Folk Festival, Calgary, AB
2009-07-29 Ghostranch Saloon, Steamboat Springs, CO
2009-07-30 The Sandbar, Vail, CO
2009-07-31 Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
2009-08-02 All Points West Festival, Liberty State Park, NJ
2009-08-11 Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington, DC #
2009-08-12 Cat's Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC #
2009-08-13 The Earl, Atlanta, GA #
2009-08-14 Bottletree, Birmingham, AL #
2009-08-15 Transfigurations Festival, Asheville, NC
2009-08-24 Morning Becomes Eclectic (89.9FM or kcrw.com), Santa Monica, CA
2009-08-28 Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA
2009-08-29 El Rey, Los Angeles, CA
2009-09-07 Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA
2009-09-08 Bagdad Theater, Portland, OR
2009-09-10 Talking Head, Baltimore, MD @
2009-09-11 Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA @
2009-09-12 ATP NY, Monticello, NY
2009-09-14 Jason's Upstairs, Hudson, NY ^
2009-09-15 Site: B, Williamsport, PA ^
2009-09-16 Castaways, Ithaca, NY ^
2009-09-17 Mohawk Place, Buffalo, NY ^
2009-09-18 LOLA Festival, London, ON, CANADA
2009-09-19 Magic Stick, Detroit, MI ^
2009-09-20 21C Museum Atrium Gallery, Louisville, KY ^
$ w/ Icy Demons
# w/ Wand
@ w/ Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard
^ w/ Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard, Slaraffenland

Slaraffenland - 2009 Tour Dates
9/14/09 Hudson, NY @ Jason's Upstairs
9/15/09 Williamsport, PA @ Site: B #
9/16/09 Ithaca, NY @ Castaways #
9/17/09 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place #
9/19/09 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick #
9/20/09 Louisville, KY @ 21C Museum Atrium Gallery #
9/22/09 New York, NY @ venue TBA*
# Akron/Family and Jeffrey Lewis
*Slaraffenland only

Jeffrey Lewis - 2009 Tour Dates
Jul 18 - Jeff plays solo at Latitude Festival UK Suffolk
Jul 19 - Donald's Pub (w/ Pikelet) Tours, FR
Jul 20 - Les Halles (w/ Pikelet) Dijon, FR
Jul 21 - Le Saint Ex (w/ Pikelet) Bordeaux, FR
Jul 22 - Le Théâtre Garonne (w/ Pikelet) Toulouse, FR
Jul 23 - Heliogåbal (w/ Pikelet) Barcelona, ES
Jul 24 - Midi Festival Hyeres
Jul 27 - Le Rat Pack (w/ Pikelet) Clermont-Ferrand, FR
Jul 28 - Le Drugstore Lille, FR
Aug 20 - HMV Forum supporting Roky Erickson London
Aug 22 - Freebutt Brighton
Aug 23 - South Street? Reading
Aug 24 - TBC Leicester
Aug 25 - HED @ Mad Ferret Preston
Aug 27 - The Trades Club Hebden Bridge
Aug 28 - TBC Sheffield
Aug 29 - Norwich Arts Centre Norwich
Aug 30 - TBC Sunderland
Sep 1 - Oran Mor Glasgow
Sep 2 - Bodega Social Club - Nottingham
Sep 4 - Electric Picnic Festival Stradbally
Sep 10 - Talking Head - with Akron/Family Baltimore, Maryland
Sep 11 - Johnny Brenda's - with Akron/Family Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sep 14 - Jason's Upstairs - with Akron/Family Hudson, New York
Sep 15 - Site: B - with Akron/Family Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Sep 16 - Castaways - with Akron/ Family Ithaca, New York
Sep 17 - Mohawk Place - with Akron/Family Buffalo, New York
Sep 19 - Magic Stick - with Akron/Family Detroit, Michigan
Sep 20 - 21C Museum Atrium Galelry - with Akron/Family Louisville, Kentucky

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