By Kendall McCabe
Akron/Family catches the harsh hums between a magnet and its polar opposite, then magnifies that noise.
Live, the group employs an abundance of three-part harmonies, atmospheric sounds, and experimentation. Their latest release, S/T II: The Cosmic Birth & Journey of Shinju TNT, is full of contrasting tracks that tugs the listener every which way in a manner that is much more exciting than exhausting. And it makes sense. The group traveled through Japan and Europe together searching out inspiration for the record.
The experimental, folk-inspired group is made up of members Dana Janssen, Seth Olinsky, and Miles Seaton, who are based in Portland and New York City.