Friday, July 25, 2008

we saw: Akron/ Family

Love Is Simple
The Akron/Family show last night at Castle Clinton in Battery Park was a soul-bearing celebration of warmth, energy, liberal grooming habits and good vibes. Heady, right? Yeah, it was, and in the most sincere, down-to-earth, free-loving way. It wasn't nonsensical or obnoxiously Utopian, because you could physically hear the band invoking the sound of the natural world, as if they were mere vessels for some never ending song. The collective had Megafaun in tow, who added beautiful textures to complex layers of ambient noize and free-jazz psych outs. This is not a band to miss....ever.

Here's a little taste of Akron/Family's liberating live show.

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