Akron/Family
Release < bmbz > digitally on June 28th
Available On Bandcamp Now
On Record Store Day this past April, Akron/Family released an experimental collaboration with kindred spirits based around S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT-- on double LP only called < bmbz >. The project is an expansion of their new album, creating a redefinition of their original work, that bends and explodes the  songs into entirely different forms. In an artistic action that raises questions of what a 'definitive' release really is, < bmbz > offers a critique of the very nature of releasing music in the modern digital world.  

 
AKRON/FAMILY
< bmbz >
TRACK LISTING:
1.) SIMILAR HAREZ
2.) IZLAMABALMZ (FEAT. BARRACK 2MAMA)
3.) AA AWAY
4.) SAYZ IT GOOZ (FEAT. LEBRON FAMES)
5.) A NOT HURST SKY (PROD. BY PUFF MADDY)
6.) LIGZT MERG (FEAT. DRAKE)
7.) CAST RADIANZ (FEAT. DENNIS RODMAN)
8.) TATSYA (FEAT. TATSYA)
9.) FUJI IIIIIIIIIIIII
10.) FUJI IIIII (HEIRLOOM VARIETY)
11.) CANCANOTROPY 
12.) CRADIAN BET (FEAT. EYE)
13.) CREATORZ (FEAT. MASTA P)
14.) CASHANET (PROD. BRIAN ENO)
15.) FUJIDUB GLOBETROTTER
16.) MILLIONSOPY (FEAT. CHARLES BARKLEY)
17.) PHANOPHY (FEAT. KEEF JARRET)
18.) ISALDAMOM 
19.) ANFERNY HIGH (FEAT. ZACK MORRIS)
20.) FOOGEE ISALACI 
21.) SILL E BAREZ (HEYA REMIX)
22.) FUGEE UNODOS (FEAT. TRES SONGZ)
23.) SPRAY A PAINTZ (FEAT. JEAN-MICHELLE BASQUIAT)
24.) BOO LEE I 
25.) SEETHY GLARES (FEAT. TREY-Z)
 
For those who weren't lucky enough to snag one of the limited edition Record Store day copies in April, Akron/Family's < bmbz > will be released digitally next week, on June 28th to all digital retailers.
The band is also streaming the entire < bmbz > double album on their own Family Tree Records BANDCAMP PAGE right now. If you're still curious as to what exactly this project is, there's a full explanation of the genesis of the project straight from AKAK themselves on their website



“The May be experimentalists who revel in contrast and are as invigorated by chaos as drawn to calm, but the music they make is pop, pure and simple’ Uncut
 
“a welcoming fusion of bucolic-folk, sunsoaked pop, nature sounds and joyful freak-rock finds our heroes on ecstatic form” Mojo
 
“Akron Family’s greatest assets is their lack of cool, their insitence on joy as an end in itself.” The Wire
 
“an album almost as enigmatic as it’s title… like an unholy amalgamation of Brian Wilson and the boredoms” Rock Sound
 
 “Akron/Family sound strangely more like themselves than ever before, whatever that is – reaching a place of bewildering rock and cosmic roll.”  Bowlegs
 
It’s schizophrenic, alright, but like all the best freaks, Akron/Family never fail to entertain.”  No Ripcord
 
 “as fine and exquisitely delivered as any of their earlier works. The band is to be treasured for what they bring to music – nature, construction and soundworlds that one can be effortlessly immersed in.”  BBC Music 
 
there's still five times more ideas and fun to be had than you'd get out of most of the no-longer-so-new American folkies” SOUNDSXP 
 
 “An illustration of a great album is the speed in which it seems to fly by, and the size of the resulting smile on your face at the end.  For me?  This was lightning quick, and the grin is massive.” rockfeedback 
 
 “Drenched in atmosphere, it’s very difficult to listen to this album and not find yourself transported to some remote pocket of American desert, ruled by the mystics, awaiting the return of this week’s Messiah from Neptune. And if it felt anything like listening to this album does, that would be a wondrous place to be.” Drowned in Sound 
 
 “It all makes for a joyous listen and one that keeps revealing more and more with every cosmic spin.” The Line of Best Fit

 

S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT
is OUT NOW via Dead Oceans

Tracklist:
Silly Bears
Island
A AAA O A WAY
So It Goes
Another Sky
Light Emerges
Cast a Net
Tatsuya Neon Purple Walkby
Fuji I (Global Dub)
Say What You Want To
Fuji II (Single Pane)
Canopy, Creator

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