Akron/Family: Set 'em Wild, Set 'em Free

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Akron/Family: <em>Set 'em Wild, Set 'em Free</em>

Brooklyn 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.

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