Over the course of five studio albums, Akron/Family have developed their own unique take on psychedelic rock that straddles the line between Animal Collective’s knob turning weirdness, the Grateful Dead’s early ’60s primordial acid-drenched material and Middle Eastern-drenched ragas. On April 30, the Brooklyn and Portland-based band will release their latest full-length effort – Sub Verses via Dead Oceans, and have lined up a month-long North American tour in support.
The band, who tend to stretch their songs out live, often past the ten-plus minute mark, will play a handful of warm-up dates on the West Coast this week and will officially kick off their 24-date run at Low Spirits in Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 9.
If you’re not into a night with the psychedelic rock act, then maybe you’ll be interested in hitting one of these recently announced tours…
- The Avett Brothers: Spring Tour (4/11 – 7/6)
- Father John Misty: Spring U.S. Tour (5/3 – 6/21)
- Rush: World Tour (4/23 – 6/10)
- Grizzly Bear: Spring World Tour (3/1 – 6/9)
- Sting: Back To Bass Tour (5/30 – 7/12)
- Heartless Bastards: West Coast Tour (3/21 – 4/2)
- Dispatch: Summer Tour (5/29 – 6/15)
- Clinic: Spring North American Tour (4/19 – 5/2)
- Steve Martin & The Canyon Rangers with Edie Brickell: U.S. Tour (5/22 – 7/2)