I think I woke them both that morning. Dana and Seth arrived at Gimme Coffee just in time to make up half an Akron/Family (Young God Records). I am very happy to give big-big props to Didi Menendez at miPOradio for taking this rambling conversation and editing it into an interview that will hopefully entertain, and at the very least, teach you to see the scissors right in front of us.
Here’s the copy for the miPOradio site:
Boxers or briefs? Bob Dylan or the Flaming Lips? This interview touches on topics so varied, you’ll drink up now and wonder later how you can get in on Akron/Family’s sweet and buoyant sounds. We traverse rough-hewn days in a hot-ass Brooklyn loft to sold-out shows in New York City’s finest indie venues. The landscape is speckled with talk of collaboration and mortared by banter on poetry and song-writing methods. These guys have only just begun, and I feel privileged to have gotten a glimpse into the inner-workings of a band-in-progress. They are bettering and bettering … with an eye out for you.
Enjoy the music samples included — don’t be surprised if this interview makes you jump up and jam~
Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She co-edited with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edits the anthology series, Bettering American Poetry, and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.