\"The best band on the planet.\" - MICHAEL GIRA, Young God Records
\"...deep musical connection and skill...wild instinctual experimentalism (Zep style wig-outs and shamanic incantations)...heady, bodily, beautiful stuff.\" - MOJO
Williamsport, Pennsylvania - Akron/Family is writing a 21st century non-denominational hymnal, free of any New Age stink or hippie laziness. The trio (though they often perform as five, six, seven or more) tap into the great currents of the universe and share that energy and unfiltered beauty with us. Their constant desire to obliterate the line between audience/consumer and performer/musician shares something with the Dead, Phish and others who\'ve introduced participatory elements into the mix. However, those bands rarely gave so freely or vigorously to those who stood before them. Akron/Family are a very special band and you cheat yourself with every minute you wait to wade into their waters.
Meek Warrior features Chicago jazz percussionist Hamid Drake and contributions from members of Broken Social Scene and Do Make Say Think.
excerpt from Pitchfork review:
...give praise to their mysterious, indefinable guiding light with a nine-minute overture titled \"Blessing Force\". Like the stunning \"Awake\"/\"Moment\" opening suite from the Angels of Light disc, it\'s made up of a series of abrupt, jarring juxtapositions: high-voltage psych riffage, a cappella group chanting, wavy-arm-dance boogie-rock, mandolin folk breakdowns, apocalyptic noise squall, free-jazz sax wig-out....