"A lot of this contemporary pop stuff, this 1930s, panning for gold, bow tie stuff like the Lumineers, it's very heart on the sleeve," he says. "But they're telling someone else's story."
It's a direct jab at the current wave of Grammy-winning folk revivalists, whose biggest critique is their overwhelming profound vagueness. And with Akron/Family's new album Sub Verses, out April 30 via Dead Oceans, the veteran psych-folks have branded their mature sounds with realistic personal touches.
The first single from the upcoming album, "Until The Morning," distorts a trio of harmonies with sparse fuzzy guitar texture, but insists on the story rather than the conveyance. Check it out below.