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July 8, 2007

Love Is Simple…

Filed under: Akron!,News — ihggy @ 5:18 pm

… is the title of the forthcoming Akron/Family album, their first full-length since their 2005 self-titled debut. The album was recorded late last year and early this year, produced by Andrew Weiss (who worked on a lot of Ween records), and features the Lexie Mountain Boys on a few cuts. It will be out September 11th, 2007 on Young God Records.

UPDATE: We now have a tracklist for Love Is Simple

1. Love Love Love (1:46)
2. Ed Is A Portal (7:31)
3. Love Is Simple (4:35)
4. I’ve Got Some Friends (3:09)
5. Lake Song (7:24)
6. There’s So Many Colors (8:11)
7. Crickets (3:59)
8. Phenomena (3:46)
9. Pony’s O.G. (5:19)
10. Of All The Things (7:41)
11. Love Love Love (Part II) (3:07)

Also of note is that the album will come with a free DVD entitled The Great American Mess, directed by Ryer Banta, that features tons of live footage of the band playing during a short tour in December of 2005. Here is a preview (Update #2: Only the first 10,000 copies of the record pressed will come with the DVD).

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July 7, 2007

Akron/Family S/T Released on Vinyl!

Filed under: Akron!,News — ihggy @ 1:51 pm

Here’s a link to the Young God press release:
http://www.younggodrecords.com/product.asp?P_ID=50

And here’s what Akakakak’s own Oliverpatterson has to say about it:
“A: Before and Again/ Suchness/ Part of Corey/ Dylan Pt. 1 (aka the “untitled” final track on the CD version)

B: Italy/ I’ll Be on the Water/ Running, Returning

C: Afford/ Interlude/ Sorrow Boy/ Shoes

D: Positive Vibration Force (different cut from “Franny and the Portal” release, at least I think so)/ How Do I Know/ Franny/You’re Human

So, no “Lumen,” but it does have “Positive Vibration Force” which is arguably an even better track. And it sounds lovely. Crisp gatefold packaging with lots of shells and trees and snakes, with full lyrics printed.”

I’m going to order mine now!

December 10, 2006

Local Atlanta, Pt. 1: Small Framed Boy

Filed under: Artist Profile,News — RadioFly @ 11:52 am

Small Framed BoyOpening acts have it tough. They’re in a position where it’s very difficult to draw the audience’s attention at all, let alone have enough of an impact to inspire concert attendees to remember them. People want to see the headliner…that’s just how it is. Best case scenario, you might hear, “man, the opening act was good, but man The Flaming Lips!!!! SPACE BUBBLE!” or even, “man, Coldplay was so disappointing, even that stupid opener was better,” but you’ll almost never hear “man Belle & Sebastian was great, but that opener really blew my mind!”

Unless you see a show that Small Framed Boy opens.

A couple weeks ago, I went to the Drunken Unicorn to see one of my favorite bands, the Dirty Projectors, play. They turned in an absolutely wild performance, easily one of the best I’ve seen all year. That evening, however, belonged to the group of women who make up the opening band—Small Framed Boy.

The first song they played sounded like the long lost cousin of no wave and psych, with a driving !!!rhythm section of Amanda Boyd and Erin Santini sharing the spotlight with guitarist and vocalist Jennie Castillo’s perfect combination of experimentation, melody, and eerie vocals. As SFB went further into their mesmerizing set, more and more words seemed to accurately described the band. They remained wholly melodic, even downright funky, all throughout but they somehow also managed to be a middle-eastern-sounding noise freak-out group with the giant monster above jumping around in front of the stage. Oh yeah… they rap too. All of those genres and adjectives and buzzwords add up to one word–“indescribable.”

Though you won’t get the full effect of their live show, I urge you to CLICK RIGHT HERE and head on over to their myspace. Then, your next step is to get on a plane to Atlanta so you can see one of their shows. In fact, they’re playing today if you hurry…

November 28, 2006

Akron/Family Tours!

Filed under: Akron!,News — ihggy @ 12:10 am

hey guys, this is some real news!

you’re all gonna see them play right?

copied/pasted directly from their myspace page:

Dec 7 2006 8:00P
casbah
Dec 8 2006 8:00P
the Echo
Dec 9 2006 8:00P
Howie and Sons
Dec 10 2006 8:00P
12 galaxies
Dec 13 2006 8:00P
Lucky Bar
Dec 14 2006 8:00P
Richards on Richards
Dec 15 2006 8:00P
Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading Room
Dec 16 2006 8:00P
Holocene
Feb 8 2007 8:00P
cornell university
   
Feb 10 2007 8:00P
wesleyan college
Feb 11 2007 8:00P
hampshire college red barn
Feb 13 2007 8:00P
middle east up stairs
Feb 14 2007 8:00P
europa club
Feb 15 2007 8:00P
johnny brendas
Feb 16 2007 8:00P
university of richmond commons
Feb 17 2007 8:00P
duke university coffee house
Feb 18 2007 8:00P
grey eagle music hall
Feb 20 2007 8:00P
e.a.r.l.
Feb 21 2007 8:00P
edgar’s underground at clemson university
Feb 22 2007 8:00P
satellite ballroom
Feb 23 2007 8:00P
rock & roll hotel
   

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