Akron/Family & Angels of Light | Review

Q Magazine (UK) | John Robinson

sweet vocal harmonies and extreme rock

November 05 An august figure of the indie rock circuit, of late, former Swans front man Michael Gira has additionally become a patron of the arts. It was he who first discovered the talents of Devendra Banhart. Now, after touring with them in the US, he introduces Akron/Family: Similar beards, similar talent, similarly insane. A tough job to describe precisely what the group do, but it's a place where sweet vocal harmonies and extreme rock meet, like Crosby, Stills & Nash through an art-punk shredder. It is a joyful noise that leaves genres completely redundant.