There’s something about Kristian Matsson’s voice that’s just plain delicious. On this, his third album, he lets us get long, slow chews off of it to savor; it’s so sweetly sour that it’s almost enjoyable, almost fun, until your tear ducts erupt and your vomit your heart right out of your throat and you realize, yes, he’s killing me softly with his song.
September 12th, 2012 · 1 Comment
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Dogged fans of the band will probably balk at the more “professional” engineering on this thing, but like Sonic Youth’s transition to CD half a lifetime ago, the only way for this band to move forward is to open up every aspect of their sound, including the fidelity.
November 21st, 2011 · No Comments
These guys are pure So-Cal, to the point that if you listen to their music with your eyes closed, you can see tripped-out palm trees and skateboards. If you’ve listened to their earlier albums, which were a great deal heavier in country sound, you’re in for a surprise at how much more rock and roll they’re getting.
November 17th, 2009 · No Comments
Roundtable Discussion: The Role Of The Record Label Via: NPR At the beginning of this decade, record labels were still a way of indexing artists; of positioning them within a community, a scene and a movement. Throughout our end-of-the-decade coverage, one reccurring theme is whether context still matters. After all, one of the most glorious [...]
May 8th, 2009 · No Comments
Download: Akron/Family “River” [Audio clip: view full post to listen] (off Set Em Wild, Set Em Free on Dead Oceans)
March 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment
Akron/Family released their final album on Michael Gira’s Young God Records before leaving New York City to try something new as a trio. They will be finishing their residency at the Steve Allen Theater tonight. Bassist Miles Seaton speaks just before exiting a train. This interview by Chris Ziegler.
September 10th, 2008 · No Comments