Pull out your Walkman! Akron/Family to release new album on cassette via Joyful Noise

Pull out your Walkman! Akron/Family to release new album on cassette via Joyful Noise

Just because they can, Akron/Family have announced that, in addition to the “standard” formats of CD and LP, their new album, S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT, will be released on Special Edition Cassette. The boring formats will be issued by Dead Oceans, with Joyful Noise Recordings giving birth to the cassette; all formats are available February 8.

The Special Edition Cassette includes the entirety of the new album and also features high-quality purple tapes (a nod to Raekwon’s influence on their sound?), a free digital download of the album, and full 8-panel artwork. The whole thing is limited to 500 hand-numbered cassettes. Preorder for this eventual collector’s item begins January 17 at the Joyful Noise website.

In support of the new cassette release, Akron/Family have an upcoming tour they would love for me to tell you about, so here are some dates:

02.17.10 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
02.18.10 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
02.19.10 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore
02.20.10 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
02.22.10 - Detroit, MI - Lager House
02.23.10 - Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
02.24.10 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
02.25.10 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
02.26.10 - Iowa City, IA - The Mill
02.28.10 - St. Louis, MO - Biliken Club
03.01.10 - Cincinnati, OH - MOTR Pub
03.02.10 - Columbus, OH - Wexner Center
03.03.10 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
03.04.10 - Philadelphia, PA - The Blockley
03.05.10 - New York, NY - The Bowery Ballroom
03.24.10 - Seattle, WA - Neumo’s
03.25.10 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret
03.26.10 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
03.28.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
03.29.10 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
03.31.10 - Dallas, TX - The Loft
04.01.10 - Austin, TX - The Parish
04.03.10 - Santa Fe, NM - Corazon
04.04.10 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
04.06.10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
04.07.10 - Santa Barbara, CA - Soho Restaurant & Music Club
04.08.10 - San Francisco, CA - Independent
04.09.10 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish

• Akron/Family: http://www.akronfamily.com
• Joyful Noise: http://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com

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