Indie rock act Akron/Family will release its fourth album in April through Dead Oceans/Secretly Canadian, Billboard.com has learned. The as-yet-untitled set is the follow-up to 2007’s "Love Is Simple" and is the first studio recording the group has done as a three piece.
"There were other record labels that we liked, but Dead Oceans/Secretly Canadian/Jagjaguwar was our number one first choice. It was really exciting that they were interested in us," multi-instrumentalist Miles Seaton tells Billboard.com. Akron/Family had previously recorded for Young God.
Seaton is particularly excited about the progression the group has made in the studio this time around. "It started out being really inspired by American soul and West African music," he explains. "We’re all still in love with American classic rock music, but [the new record] is inspired by many different directions."