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Stream William Tyler’s “Blue Ash Montgomery” released from Lightning Records,
available on digital and cassette (from a quarterly tape edition and fanzine “Lightning Quarterly 1″). Order, HERE and HERE.

And…. Lightning Quarterly 1: The first issue of Lightning Magazine, a 112 page limited edition, hand printed, with contributions from minimalist composer Rhys Chatham, Punk photographer, Guggenheim fellow and experimental filmmaker Bill Daniel, Dirtbiker Derek Gibson, infamous alleged gallery founder Aaron Rose, car sculptor Jesse Sugarmann, Los angeles based earth artist Katsuhisa Sakai and other surfers and freeriders amongst Lightning’s sub-cultural fun.  Subscriptions, HERE!

Cy Dune is the new project of Akron/Family’s Seth Olinsky, following on the first EP “No Recognize” (Family Tree Records, 2013), Cy Dune release the newest LP “Shake” on August 26th via Lightning records which he co-founded with an artist Ali Beletic.
“SHAKE, inspired directly by artist Dan Graham’s video art piece Rock my Religion, was written, captured, and produced in its entirety over a 3 day weekend in the Mojave Desert on an art retreat in Joshua Tree, CA.”

released 20 May 2014
“AZAG-TOTH” was recorded at home by James Jackson Toth (aka Wooden Wand) onto his trusty Tascam 8 Track digital recorder without band or producer. 

Dana Buoy (of Akron/Family) is a multi-talented instrumentalist and songwriter based out of Portland. “Preacher” is available on iTunes, LPs and CDs at his store and the shows.

Sweet Dreams Press Presents
The 24-hour Drawing Performance with Arrington de Dionyso


逆まわりの音楽 その10


ele-king presents
Miles Cooper Seaton (AKRON/FAMILY)
Solo Tour 2013


Akron/Family Perform ‘Samurai’ for Audio-Files
アクロン/ファミリーの最新作、6枚目にあたる『SUB VERSES』より。

Akron/Family is performing ‘Samurai’ during this performance, which is an adapted poem by Robert Pinsky. This audio and video was recorded during a taping of AUDIO-FILES, a music/documentary TV show. For more information about the full 30 minute Akron/Family episode, visit audio-files.com.”

The song ‘Samurai’ is taken from Akron/Family’s forthcoming new full-length “Sub Verses,” out on April 30th via Dead Oceans. It was recorded in El Paso and Seattle, and was produced by Randall Dunn.

Official video for Akron/Family’s gorgeous new song “Island” taken from their Dead Oceans / P-Vine (JP) – released LP “S/T II, The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT” (2011). Directed by Daniel Gahr.

contrarede presents

7/6 (wed)   Shibuya, WWW (03-5458-7676)
7/8 (fri)      Osaka FANDANGO (06-6308-1621)
7/9 (sat)     Nagoya, APOLLO THEATER (052-261-5308)
7/10 (sun)  Hamamatsu G-SIDE (053-541-5067)
7/11 (mon) Matsumoto ALECX (0263-38-0050)

further information:
contrarede phone: 03-5773-5061 / epistula@contrarede.com


Akron/Family – Silly Bears

SIMILAR HAREZ‘ is an alternate version of ‘Silly Bears,’  the opening single from Shinju TNT.  It was contained in their double vinyl “bmbz” for Record Store Day 2011 (April 16th).

Earlier this year, Akron/Family approached kindred spirits and extended family (Greg Davis, Fletcher Kaufman, Phil Cook, and Mark Lawson) about an experimental collaboration based around the band’s S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT. The idea was simple: Give friends free reign to re-imagine the album by using the original songs as a starting point. A skeleton for their Frankenstein. This resulted in six different re-illuminations of the album that shed an entirely new light on Shinju TNT and the band.

So It Goes by Akron/Family

Akron/Family – Silly Bears

Akron/Family – So It Goes

Both tracks are taken from Akron/Family’s new album “S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT,” now available for pre-order via Dead Oceans. CD/2xLP/Bundle format, due out on Feb 8th, and now available digitally.

The album was written in a cabin built into the side of Mount Meakan, an active volcano in Akan National Park, on the island of Hokkaido, Japan. It was recorded in an abandoned train station in Detroit with the blackest white dude we all know, Chris Koltay (Liars, Women, Deerhunter, Holy Fuck, No Age). Chris, on tour after finishing the record, commented: “this album will transcend the internet.”

Finally, Akron/Family‘s new full-lenrth album “S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT” is coming out on February 8th, 2011 via Dead Oceans.

Tracklisting: 1. Silly Bears 2. Island 3. A AAA O A WAY 4. So It Goes
5. Another Sky 6. Light Emerges 7. Cast a Net 8. Tatsuya Neon Purple Walkby
9. Fuji I (Global Dub) 10. Say What You Want To 11. Fuji II (Single Pane)
12. Canopy 13. Creator

LISTEN to the sound frangments from the new album HERE.

Akron/Family – Meek Warrior
July 1st, 2010 / Monster Island Basement, Brooklyn
intro track – Icy Demons – ‘Summer Samba’
use headphones.
a film by ian perlman & ray concepcion

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