I've had a few transcendent, life-affirming moments with Akron/Family over the years. They're that kind of band -- they have a language that speaks to me in a profound way.
So, of course, it's always interesting to hear how they're evolving as a band, and now, individually. Akron/Family's percussionist/vocalist Dana Janssen is set to release his first solo record under the alias Dana Buoy. It's called Summer Bodies and it's out May 8th on Lefse Records (pre-order here). It's definitely worth getting into.
Here's "Call to Be" from Summer Bodies.
Dana Buoy - Call to Be by DanaBuoy
And here's another taste of what Dana's been up to, "So Lucky."
Dana Buoy Summer Bodies