Two competing visions of solitude inhabit Akron/Family's newest video for "Island". To breezy blasts of pastoral pop humidity, the video's subject finds herself alone in two settings; one hectic, man-made and highly pressurized. The other is a more natural setting, comfortably shot somewhere by the seaside. Which would you prefer?
The video is the band's third from their newest album S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT, and it's gorgeous images can be credited to director Daniel Michael Gahr.
Akron/Family is a folk-influenced experimental rock band that formed in 2002, and its members currently live in Portland, Oregon , Tucson, Arizona and New York City, New York. Though each member of the bandDana Janssen, Seth Olinsky, and Miles Seatoncan be relegated to loosely defined roles (vocalist/drummer, vocalist/guitarist, and vocalist/bassist, respectively), all members play several instruments and sing, as evidenced by their shows and recorded material: Live, the band uses improvisation and three-part harmonies in prominence. On their self-titled debut record, field recordings of a creaking chair, thunderclaps and the white noise of a television find their way alongside psychedelic and electronic elements, guitars and a glockenspiel. Source