Akron/Family

It was a century ago when I first saw Akron/Family perform, in the tiny back room of a bar in Brooklyn that held perhaps 20 people. Akron sat in chairs on a small stage festooned with red velvet and small theater light bulbs, their plentiful gadgets and musical toys littering more than a few tables – always seemingly on the verge of collapse. The young men awkwardly held their guitars in their laps or gently played drums/percussion, apparently trying not to knock anything over (to disastrous results) mid set. Cables and extension cords laced through their legs, they proffered a sort of delicate, improvisational experimentalism, laced with occasional rock grooves, but most extraordinarily, often punctuated with beautiful 4 part harmonies...

Meet You in Austin // Dead Oceans at SXSW 2013

It’s hard to believe we’re saying this, but SXSW starts next week! Go ahead and sip on the sweet nectar that is our OFFICIAL SXSW LABEL SHOWCASE, featuring Phosphorescent, Night Beds, Brazos, Bleached and Akron/Family. We have teamed up with Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian for the event, which will take place on THURSDAY, MARCH 14 at RED 7 (611 E. 7th St.).

Artists will perform on both the indoor and outdoor stages, and folks with wristbands/badges are invited to join. Check out the full schedule above or below. Note that DOC artists are in bold. You’ll also find all of our artists’ showcase schedules at the bottom of the post.

Stay tuned this week for updates on SXSW, Spotify playlists and contests! Niiiceee.

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DOC/JAG/SC Official Label Showcase

Outdoor Stage
Unknown Mortal Orchestra: 1:00 – 1:45
Phosphorescent: 11:55 – 12:40
Foxygen: 10:55 – 11:35
Bleached: 10:00 – 10:35
Small Black: 9:05 – 9:40
Cayucas: 8:15 – 8:45

Indoor Stage
Akron/Family: 12:35 – 1:20
The Besnard Lakes: 11:30 – 12:15
DIANA: 10:40 – 11:10
Suuns: 9:45 – 10:20
Night Beds: 8:50 – 9:25
Brazos: 8:00 – 8:30

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ARTIST SHOWCASE SCHEDULES:

Akron/Family
3/12 @ Antone’s (Pandora) 3:00pm
3/13 @ Clive Bar (Filter) 5:00pm
3/14 @ Hotel Vegas (Reverb Appreciation Society) 4:30pm
3/14 @ Red 7 (DOC/JAG/SC Showcase) 12:35am
3/15 @ Old Emo’s (Brooklyn Vegan) TBD

A Place To Bury Strangers
3/16 @ Brazos Hall (Psych Fest SXSW) 12:45am

Bleached
3/14 @ Scoot Inn (Converse / Thrasher) 2:00pm
3/14 @ Red 7 (DOC/JAG/SC Showcase) 10:00pm
3/15 @ Bar 96 (Filter) 6:00pm
3/15 @ Hotel Vegas (Panache) 9:35pm
3/16 @ Easy Tiger (Spin House) 2:00pm
3/16 @ Holy Mountain (Third Shift) 4:00pm

Brazos
3/14 @ Red 7 (DOC/JAG/SC Showcase) 8:00pm
3/16 @ 1000 E 5th (Shiner/Do512) 1:00pm
3/16 @ The New Movement (Pop Press International) 2:30pm

Night Beds
3/14 @ Urban Outfitters 3:00pm
3/14 @ Red 7 (DOC/JAG/SC Showcase) 8:50pm
3/15 @ Hotel San Jose (SXSJ) 2:00pm

Phosphorescent
3/13 @ Hype Hotel (Aquarium Drunkard) 10:00pm
3/14 @ Willie Nelson’s Ranch in Spicewood, TX – Heartbreakers Banquet 6:30pm
3/14 @ Red 7 (DOC/JAG/SC Showcase) 11:55pm
3/15 @ Red Eyed Fly (Another Planet) 3:30pm
3/15 @ Bar 96 (Filter) 9:30pm
3/16 @ Hotel San Jose (SXSJ) 6:00pm

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Akron/Family Share New Single, Announce SXSW Dates

Akron/Family premiered their new single, along with an interview, today at SPIN. Titled “Until the Morning,” the new single echos a change in in Akron’s writing style and the place they derive their lyrical meaning. “I feel like we’re telling our own story now and it’s less fairy tale,” shares Miles. Listen to “Until the Morning” above.

Are you going to SXSW? Be sure to fit Akron/Family into your festival schedule. Their showcases are listed below! And as we’ve mentioned before, Akron/Family are going on a full-fledged tour – you can see all their dates HERE.

 
SXSW Schedule
3/12 @ Antone’s (Pandora) 3:00pm
3/13 @ Clive Bar (Filter) 5:00pm
3/14 @ Hotel Vegas (Reverb Appreciation Society) 4:30pm
3/14 @ Red 7 (DOC/JAG/SC Showcase) 12:35am
3/15 @ Old Emo’s (Brooklyn Vegan) TBD

Akron/Family Announce Additional Tour Dates with Avi Buffalo, Performance at Sasquatch

Akron/Family announce additional dates for their forthcoming spring tour! A fourth musician, M Geddes Gengras, will join the band for synth and percussion duties for the entire tour! Gengras will also give solo performances prior to Akron/Family for the majority of shows. You can check out the new dates below! Don’t overlook that SASQUATCH Festival performance (yay!).

TOUR DATES:
05/22/13 Portland, OR: Mississippi Studios *
05/23/13 Vancouver, BC: The Biltmore Cabaret *
05/25/13 George, WA: Sasquatch Music Festival
05/26/13 Boise, ID: Neurolux *
05/27/13 Salt Lake City, UT: Urban Lounge *
05/29/13 San Francisco, CA: The Independent *

*= M Geddes Gengras + Avi Buffalo

Akron/Family Announce New Album – ‘Sub Verses’ and Spring Tour Dates, Stream First Single Now

Akron/Family return this spring with their new album, Sub Verses! The record is out on April 30; pre-order information will be available in the weeks to come. For now, stream the first single. Titled “No-Room,” the song features the heavier, more direct sound of Sub Verses. Listen above and see the album artwork below. Want to learn more about the record? Check out the artist statements!

Akron/Family will soon head out on tour in support of Sub Verses. Spring dates kick off on April 9 at Albuquerque’s Low Spirits. They also have a few dates in California and Texas before April! See the full schedule at the end of the post Read the rest of this entry »

Booking Agent Contact

NORTH AMERICA:
The Billions Corporation
Ali Hedrick
ali@billions.com
Steven Himmelfarb
himmelfarb@billions.com

BENELUX & UK:
Bas Flesseman & Bob Van Heur, Belmont Bookings
bas@belmontbookings.nl
bob@belmontbookings.nl
http://www.belmontbookings.nl

EUROPE:
Andreas Oberschelp, Puschen
a@puschen.net
http://www.puschen.net/

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free downloads

Silly Bears by Akron/Family
So It Goes by Akron/Family
River by Akron/Family

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Sand Talk
by Akron/Family
Until the Morning
by Akron/Family
Cast A Net
by Akron/Family
Island
by Akron/Family
Silly Bears
by Akron/Family
So It Goes
by Akron/Family

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