Sub Verses

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Sub Verses
Akron Family Sub Verses.jpg
Studio album by Akron/Family
Released April 30, 2013
Recorded Jun 2010
Genre Folk, psychedelic rock, experimental rock
Length 50:22
Label Dead Oceans
Producer Randall Dunn
Akron/Family chronology
Akron/Family II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT
(2011)Akron/Family II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT2011
Sub Verses
(2013)

Sub Verses is the sixth studio album by experimental rock band Akron/Family, released on April 30, 2013, on Dead Oceans Records.[1]

Recording and release[edit]

The album was recorded in Seattle and El Paso and was produced by Randall Dunn.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 72/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [4]
Beats Per Minute 68%
Consequence of Sound 3/5 stars [5]
musicOMH 3/5 stars [6]
Pitchfork Media 7.0/10 [7]
Popmatters 6/10 [8]
This Is Fake DIY 7/10 [9]

Sub Verses has received generally positive reviews so far.[3]

Thom Jurek of Allmusic praised the album, writing "Sub Verses offers such a disciplined sense of exploration, multivalent nuance, and commitment in its production and performance; it stands out in an already very distinguished catalog."[4] This Is Fake DIY's Anna Byrne wrote that while "Some of the extremes on the album feel awkward - the heavy metal too heavy, the loops of death overlooped, the calm too suddenly silent," Sub Verses is "a deep, yawning collection of exciting musical experiments to dunk yourself into."[9]

Jordan Mainzer gave Sub Verses a mixed review, writing "Sub Verses may be genre hopping, but it’s not a particularly challenging listen as compared to its predecessors, albums that were both challenging and fun."[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "No-Room" 6:43
2. "Way Up" 5:12
3. "Until the Morning" 5:00
4. "Sand Talk" 4:32
5. "Sometimes I" 4:55
6. "Holy Boredom" 4:09
7. "Sand Time" 3:10
8. "Whole World is Watching" 5:21
9. "When I Was Young" 6:05
10. "Samurai" 5:15

Personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to Sub Verses:[10]

Akron/Family[edit]

  • Dana Janssen
  • Seth Olinsky
  • Miles Seaton

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Randall Dunn - Engineer, Mixing, Producer
  • Michael Gira - Quotation Author
  • Charles Godfrey - Assistant Engineer
  • Eyvind Kang - String Arrangements
  • Jason Kardong - Pedal Steel
  • Jessika Kenney - Vocals
  • TJ Nelson - Band Photo
  • Stephen O'Malley - Design
  • Leanne Pedante - Vocals
  • Robert Pinsky - Composer, Lyricist
  • Skerik - Horn
  • Jason Ward - Mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ Akron/Family | Sub Verses. Dead Oceans Records. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  2. ^ Minsker, Evan. Akron/Family Announce New Album Sub Verses, Listen to New Track "No-Room" Now. Pitchfork Media. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  3. ^ a b Critic Reviews for Sub Verses. Metacritic. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  4. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. Sub Verses - Akron/Family. Allmusic. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  5. ^ Kivel, Adam. Album Review: Akron/Family - Sub Verses. Consequence of Sound. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  6. ^ a b Mainzer, Jordan. Akron/Family – Sub Verses. musicOMH. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  7. ^ Gaerig, Andrew. Akron/Family: Sub Verses. Pitchfork Media. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  8. ^ Fiander, Matthew. Akron/Family: Sub Verses. Popmatters. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  9. ^ a b Byrne, Anna. Akron/Family - Sub Verses. This Is Fake DIY. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  10. ^ Sub Verses - Akron/Family : Credits. Allmusic. Retrieved 30 April 2013.

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