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Love Is Simple | Review

Ava Dial | Detour-mag.com

Akron’s sound and style has never existed in a particular scene

Love’s a word that gets tossed around and stomped on without much genuine feeling. But when Akron/Family harmonizes on it, it sure sounds true. “Lord open my heart,” they croon on “Love and Space,” the psychedelic gospel campfire chant from 2006’s Meek Warrior. And don’t be fooled by the Brooklyn address: Akron’s sound and style has never existed in a particular scene. With people already salivating over the upcoming Love is Simple — we are — drummer Dana Janssen shared a little insight into the Akron/Family life. Dress in your flannel best, comb down your ZZ Top-dropping beards, and get ready for some blissfully spaced and relentless jamming on a sound that often can’t be placed. The Family has officially welcomed you into the fold.
Worst fanboy/fangirl experience…
“I’m not going to get too detailed, but I had to go to the dermatologist.”
Favorite music venue/city…
“La Sala Rossa in Montreal has proven itself to be one of the most outstanding venues I’ve been lucky enough to perform at multiple times. From hospitality all the way to the pro-family vibes, this town does it le meilleur!”
Vegetarian, vegan or carnivore…
“Omnivore. We eat the things that eat the things that eat light.”
Actor/actress you most want to hump…
“A friend of ours once went on a date with a girl who was friends with Julia Stiles. Not her.”
Favorite record of all time…
“Sting claims that he can last in bed for up to 12 hours. That’s gotta be a record.”
Favorite movie of all time…
“The Jerk.”
Favorite TV show of all time…
“’Arrested Development.’”
Beverages requested on tour rider…
“A variety of herbal teas, apple juice, Myoplex, and smart water.”
First car…
“A 1994 Chevy conversion van. White with pink interior. Still runs great. Interested?”
Guiltiest Pleasure - thing you watch, read, listen to - that no one knows about.
“I wear my pleasures on my sleeve. So yeah, that was me at the Justin Timberlake concert.”
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