Akron/Family is known for their explorations of alt-folk balladry, indie rock jams, and noisy experimentation. Their next album comes out next month and, by all accounts, it takes the band even deeper into sonic exploration, encompassing field recordings, homemade instruments, and microtonality.
Not only is A/F catholic in terms of musical influences, they’re also embracing a number of recording formats. Joyful Noise will be releasing the band’s new album S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT on cassette alongside Dead Oceans’ releases of the LP and CD. All formats will be released on February 8th.
Karl from Joyful Noise passed along this info about the cassette version:
The cassette edition of the album is pressed on high-quality purple tapes,
is limited to 500 hand-numbered copies, includes digital download (MP3 & FLAC), and full 8 panel artwork.
Who says cassettes are for the Eighties?
You can check out the album’s leadoff single “So it Goes,” below.