Akron/Family's Miles Seaton Dies at 41

His cause of death is currently unknown
Akron/Family's Miles Seaton Dies at 41
Akron/Family's Miles Seaton has passed away. Tonight the band's former label Dead Oceans confirmed the sad news, confirming the co-founder of the group had died. While his cause of death is unknown, Seaton was 41.

On Instagram tonight, indie producer/musician Brad Cook wrote the following:

Damn, Miles. You were such a comet. You crash landed in my life and changed everything. First time I heard your music it changed it all for me. I didnt know you at the time but it changed me. Then we became friends and our friendship changed me. You opened all the doors. You were a handful but you were also the deepest homie in the crew. There was no limit to circumstance in which you would show up for me. You had the tightest bullshit meter and told the truth even when it wasnt comfortable. I still carry around and pass along so many of your words all the time. This is a hard one to process but im just so grateful I had you as a friend and as teacher. I love you forever brother.

Former Akron/Family manager Simon Henderson also paid tribute to Seaton, writing: "I'm heartbroken. RIP to one of the best there ever was. I managed Akron/Family on their last album cycle. It was frustrating as the band were drifting apart. The love that Miles brought to every conversation though was a treasure that shaped how I deal with the world from that moment on. He was truly one in a million."

First forming in Brooklyn in 2002, Akron/Family released a string of beloved albums over the years, starting with their 2005 self-titled effort and ending with 2013's Sub Verses. After touring behind the album in 2013, the band eventually decided to call it quits, with core members Dana Janssen, Seth Olinsky and Miles Seaton all pursuing solo endeavours.  

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