This is their most ambitious and yet most instantly infectious release to date. The striking cover of “Love Is Simple” is a photograph by Robert Clark of a human heart stripped bare of fat and extraneous tissue, down mainly to the blood vessels that sustain it, is a specimen from the famed Mutter Museum in Philadelphia that appeared on the cover of the February 2007 issue of National Geographic Magazine. They fell in love with the image and spent months tracking down the photographer and getting his permission to have it appear as the CD package cover.
As they’ve awaited release of the new album they’ve played some European festival dates: Rock Dans Tous Ses Etats Festival in Evreux, France and the Roskilde festival in Roskilde, Denmark. At Roskilde, Iceland, they met up with 17 piece Ghanian Drum and Dance outfit who spontaneously joined them onstage for half the Akron/Family set.Â Plans are now afoot for the Akrons to tour Africa in ’08 in collaboration with this troupe.
Once back in the States they actually have started working on new material for their NEXT record. They start their Fall tour September 6 in Detroit.