Akron/Family have just revealed the artwork (below) and tracklisting for their forthcoming album 'Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free' (due out in May on Dead Oceans). I managed to procure an advanced copy and am happy to report that it is a fine record. Although this is their first album made as a three piece, the record is as dense and populated with sounds, tempos and idea as anything they have ever made, it sees the band continues to evolve from its psych folk beginnings to a fuller psych rock sound, incorporating African rhythms and elements of free jazz amongst others.
In an age where the individual track is king, Akron/Family continue to make fully realized long players that work best as long form pieces (this is a compliment). However, the band are not completely at odds with the times and have just starting 'tweeting' on Twitter.
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Previously on SOTR: Akron/Family