Akron Recording Company (ARC) is asking a critical question once again with its upcoming compilation “Where the Hell is Akron, Ohio?,” Vol. 2, a collection of songs by Northeast Ohio musicians, featuring rock and roll, pop, punk, surf rock, hip-hop and a number of other elements that help forge Akron’s unique sound.
The album will be released on Record Store Day, Saturday, April 13, and “Where the Hell is Akron, Ohio?” will be available on all streaming services and for sale on CD at local record stores on Record Store Day — with a vinyl release forthcoming.
Artists featured on the compilation include Curtains, The Beyonderers, King Buu, Leaf Borbie and The Family Tree, Lowsiders, Mollo Rilla, Oregon Space Trail of Doom, Peachcurls, Roid Rage, Swell Tides, Time Cat, Wesley Who, and The Yellow Wallpaper. All of the compilation’s songs have been either recorded or produced at Akron Recording Company.
“Where the Hell is Akron, Ohio?” is a snapshot of the current music scene in Akron, which is one of many facets that make Akronites proud to call the city home. Through this annual compilation, working with local artists to achieve their vision, and presenting live shows, ARC hopes to continue the musical legacy in Akron and revive it as a global destination for music.
Nestled in Akron’s North Side, Akron Recording Company combines the beauty of analog recording with the industry standard digital recording mediums. Its vision is to provide an outlet for local artists, songwriters, designers, and music lovers to join and get connected to Akron’s growing creative community through audio recording, curated live shows, and other social events. In June 2018, ARC moved to its current home, an historic factory building in the North Side district of downtown Akron, built in 1892.