Sub Verses

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Sub Verses
Akron Family Sub Verses.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 30, 2013
RecordedJun 2010
GenreFolk, psychedelic rock, experimental rock
LabelDead Oceans
ProducerRandall Dunn
Akron/Family chronology
Akron/Family II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT
Sub Verses

Sub Verses is the sixth and final studio album by experimental rock band Akron/Family. It was released on April 30, 2013, on Dead Oceans Records.[1]

Recording and release[]

The album was recorded in Seattle and El Paso and was produced by Randall Dunn.[2]


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [4]
Beats Per Minute68%
Consequence of Sound3/5 stars [5]
musicOMH3/5 stars [6]
Pitchfork Media7.0/10 [7]
Popmatters6/10 [8]
This Is Fake DIY7/10 [9]

Sub Verses has received generally positive reviews so far.[3]

Thom Jurek of Allmusic praised the album, writing "Sub Verses offers such a disciplined sense of exploration, multivalent nuance, and commitment in its production and performance; it stands out in an already very distinguished catalog."[4] This Is Fake DIY's Anna Byrne wrote that while "Some of the extremes on the album feel awkward - the heavy metal too heavy, the loops of death overlooped, the calm too suddenly silent," Sub Verses is "a deep, yawning collection of exciting musical experiments to dunk yourself into."[9]

Jordan Mainzer gave Sub Verses a mixed review, writing "Sub Verses may be genre hopping, but it’s not a particularly challenging listen as compared to its predecessors, albums that were both challenging and fun."[6]

Track listing[]

2."Way Up"5:12
3."Until the Morning"5:00
4."Sand Talk"4:32
5."Sometimes I"4:55
6."Holy Boredom"4:09
7."Sand Time"3:10
8."Whole World is Watching"5:21
9."When I Was Young"6:05


The following people contributed to Sub Verses:[10]


  • Dana Janssen
  • Seth Olinsky
  • Miles Seaton

Additional personnel[]

  • Randall Dunn - Engineer, Mixing, Producer
  • Michael Gira - Quotation Author
  • Charles Godfrey - Assistant Engineer
  • Eyvind Kang - String Arrangements
  • Jason Kardong - Pedal Steel
  • Jessika Kenney - Vocals
  • TJ Nelson - Band Photo
  • Stephen O'Malley - Design
  • Leanne Pedante - Vocals
  • Robert Pinsky - Composer, Lyricist
  • Skerik - Horn
  • Jason Ward - Mastering


  1. ^ Akron/Family | Sub Verses. Dead Oceans Records. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  2. ^ Minsker, Evan. Akron/Family Announce New Album Sub Verses, Listen to New Track "No-Room" Now. Pitchfork Media. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b Critic Reviews for Sub Verses. Metacritic. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  4. ^ Jump up to: a b Jurek, Thom. Sub Verses - Akron/Family. Allmusic. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  5. ^ Kivel, Adam. Album Review: Akron/Family - Sub Verses. Consequence of Sound. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  6. ^ Jump up to: a b Mainzer, Jordan. Akron/Family – Sub Verses. musicOMH. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  7. ^ Gaerig, Andrew. Akron/Family: Sub Verses. Pitchfork Media. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 3 May 2013.
  8. ^ Fiander, Matthew. Akron/Family: Sub Verses. Popmatters. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  9. ^ Jump up to: a b Byrne, Anna. Akron/Family - Sub Verses. This Is Fake DIY. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2013.
  10. ^ Sub Verses - Akron/Family : Credits. Allmusic. Retrieved 30 April 2013.

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