The Akron/Family Album

Of the last few years I'd have to peg Akron/Family as one of my favorite new bands to emerge. They're a complete and consummate group whose albums embrace a wide breadth stylistically and still manage to sound effortless. Their music is filled with exuberance and love and a playful willingness to let go of the pretension that causes other groups to focus on what people might think of their music. The members of Akron/Family seem to be doing this for themselves. It seems they'd play the same if only a circle of friends wanted to listen as they would to a packed house of fans. In fact, though their albums are well rounded and craftily engineered, the best way to experience the Family is to see them in a live setting. Only then can you see the faces of four men who seem at home in their music. So, with this in mind here are some live tracks that capture them in the spirit of the moment and a few tracks from a CD that was sold at shows on their 2006 tour that contained both live and rare tracks. A tribute to a great band at the top of it's form.

Live in London
[MP3] Akron/Family -Moment(live)
[MP3] Akron/Family -Love And Space(live)
[MP3] Akron/Family -Raising The Sparks(live)

From 2006 Tour CD
[MP3] Akron/Family -Miccheck
[MP3] Akron/Family -Onward
[MP3] Akron/Family -The Open Sea
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posted by dissensous at 10:00:00 AM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am in definite agreement with everything you say here about Akron/Family. One of the best bands out there right now. I saw them for my birthday here in Portland in December and they were amazing (and shirtless). Conversely, much of the crowd, my friends included, left early. "Dude, since when are you into jam bands", came their witty criticism. They're right though, Akron/Family was rockin some jams that night. Guess I'm into jam bands now.

12:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love them. And one cannot deny the power of Miccheck. "Your ass is a carrot..."

Bless 'em. Can't wait to see them live soon.

11:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for introducing me to this wonderful band.

6:39 PM  

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