Longtime Team Clermont friends Akron/Family have recently released their latest album S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT to the masses after quite an interesting story:
“Finally, after over a month of unanswered emails and text messages, blown deadlines, and pleas to finish and turn in their new album, a large brown cardboard box showed up at the Dead Oceans doorstep. It had “SHINJU TNT” scrawled across the bottom of the box in black magic marker, and the return address read only “AK, Detroit.”
Opening it revealed a sincere but poorly made diorama of futurist swirling spaces filled with toy astronauts and dinosaurs, four blown out song fragments on a TDK CDR in a ziplock bag, three pictures, a track list written in crayon, and a typewritten note from Akron/Family. A post-it on the bag declared the band refused to send the full album to anyone but the vinyl pressing plant, for fear of leaking and possible lost revenues.”
The record has received tons of early praise, and now the band has released a video for the albums first track “Silly Bears”!