freak-folk collective unleashes its latest curiosity from the creative edge
the continuum between the Grateful Dead’s more pastoral, American Beauty-era material and Pink Floyd’s post-Syd/pre-Dark Siderhythmic complexity without tilting toward Vampire Weekend’s polymath
pretensions. What emerges from Set ’em Wild, Set ’em Free
is the realization that Akron/Family is maddeningly unknowable and,
essentially, a product of all these influences rolled up into one
gigantic, take-it-or-leave-it stringball.