Release New Mp3 & Video, Host Album Listening Parties
AND Confirm UK Dates
Today we are proud to share with you "So It Goes" the first track from Akron/Family's 14th March released new album S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT via Dead Oceans. Along with the mp3, below is an utterly cosmic new video for "So It Goes."
The band will be touring the US for until May when they return to the UK. Two shows have been confirmed so far for Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (29th May) and London’s Bush Hall (30th May).
AKRON/FAMILY UK TOUR DATES:
||Brudenell Social Club
As we know, Akron/Family spent the last couple years charting jungles--concrete and otherwise--in reckless pursuit of the bejewelled and glowing tones now emanating brightly from their new record and live performances.
"So It Goes'" bawdily soulful psych-bounce maps the journey home of an open heart turned halfway cold by a climate all too often suspicious of simple kindness and sincerity. The vocals testify with raw beauty and wry confidence over a groove both surly and sexy. The riff is oh so sticky, and the whole boat seems to sway with abandon while Upsetters-style backup singers keep you swaying in agreement...and just then the wind picks up and tosses you into the classic Vonnegut-nodding refrain of "so it goes," echoing out and carrying you through into a coda that sounds like it could have been copped right off one of the early Ak CDR releases - all sweetness and colour and contrapuntal dreaminess. It's an epic 2:36, and it's just the first taste of the fractal wonders to come.
This weekend in cities across the U.S. and Canada, fans are hosting listening parties for S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT free of charge. In the UK you can tune into the party on 8TH JANUARY at the Media Arts Centre in San Diego at 10pm (PST) via video cast HERE. And last but not least, Joyful Noise will be releasing a limited edition purple cassette of Shinju TNT on 8th February. The tapes are hand numbered 1 through 500 and come with MP3 and FLAC downloads of the album.
S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT
Release Date: 14th March
Label: Dead Oceans
A AAA O A WAY
So It Goes
Cast a Net
Tatsuya Neon Purple Walkby
Fuji I (Global Dub)
Say What You Want To
Fuji II (Single Pane)
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