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The group formed in late 2012 while its members were attending the University of Illinois. Joined by a mutual interest in writing diverse instrumental music, the four began practicing in Jeremy's dimly lit basement and drinking on his porch. By summer 2013, they had enough material to release EP 1. 

ACKER has played to a packed house at Reggie's Music Joint in Chicago and has headlined shows at Mike n Molly's and Error Records in Champaign, IL. The group has recorded an Urbana Basement Session, which is currently awaiting release. ACKER has been featured on an in-studio session with WESN, as well as at the station's yearly Far Left Fest. The band is currently hard at work on its first LP and is booking for 2014.


Tortoise, Do Make Say Think, Leonard Cohen, Rodan, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, ISIS, Pelican, Low, Big Star