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Tuesday Album Stream: Akron/Family - S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT


Need the album now but can't wait another agonizing week?

Well you're in luck -- S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT is streaming in its entirety at 3VOOR12. Lead single "So It Goes" has been out for around a month now, and for those looking where exactly to sink their teeth into this album, might I suggest starting with the song and listening through the three-song arc completed by "Another Sky" and "Light Emerges." The final song of this arc, "Light Emerges" is quite possibly the best song on the album, finding the reaching their utmost most Animal Collective potential.

First Cut Copy and now Akron/Family? Two album streams in two days? 

I know, I know, but hear me out - February is going to be one hell of a behemoth for new releases. There is no better way to gauge one's interest in an upcoming album by giving the whole thing a solid run-through before it hits stores.

S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT is out February 8 via Dead Oceans.

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Michael Lopez