Akron/Family has written some of the best songs of the current century. They have released two albums on Young God Records, both of which juxtapose musical sensibilities of the most diverse sort. To love them is to love music, not genres.
Interviews with bands and solo musicians.
An interview with Ariel Pink, whose music is not confined within any genre.
"I have yet to listen to anything today. Sometimes I can't stand music and I'll listen to talk radio for hours on end."
"I don't necessarily think lyrics are that important to getting into a song, as long as the feeling stays intact and the emotion doesn't get lost."
“The World and Everything in It”: An Interview with Roman Kuebler, Singer and Songwriter for The Oranges Band
"Local influences were extremely important for me coming up, and I really did feel like there was something going on that I could be a part of."
“The Energy of Death”: An Interview with Andrew Whiteman of Apostle of Hustle and Broken Social Scene
"I believe the world is 'spent,' so to speak, as many have believed thru history, and thus it’s compared to a chicken with its head cut off"
"The best thing about songwriting is that everyone does it differently."
"The smaller people, the smaller voices, are lost to history. But they are important as counterpoint and frequently important in their own right."
Bands definitely tend to get focused on "Oh, if we could just get signed to a major label." They don't realize that that's when your troubles begin.