Today we are pleased to let you all know that we have set a date to begin recording our third full-length record. We will be heading back into the studio at the end of May! As of now, the record will be self-produced. We currently have about 15 songs in the mix, which is narrowed down from a collection of almost twice that. We will be keeping you in the loop on our progress through the rest of pre-production and into tracking, via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and right here on our website. We are hoping to bring you into our world a little further even with live streaming of some of our sessions. More on that to come. In the meantime, keep your eyes and ears peeled to our various accounts – can’t wait to share more with you as Spring comes.
We are currently running a “Spring Cleaning” Sale in our merch store where ALL T-Shirts are 50% Off!! Just making room for some new designs and new merch for 2015 so get your hands on one while they last! Click on Merchandise to the right and you will be re-directed to our online store at Storenvy. If you have any questions, let us know!
We are excited to announce that we will be performing at MOVE Music Festival here in Albany, NY the weekend of April 24th! We played back in 2013 and had a blast so we are thrilled to return this year. There will be a total of 100 bands performing over the 3-day festival and 50 of them have been announced so far. Check out www.movemusicfest.com for more details and presale passes!
Being the first update of the new year, we just want to first wish you all an amazing year ahead. Personally, we could not be more excited about 2015 and all we have in store. Including working on a new record! If you’ve been keeping up with us via Twitter and Instagram over the past couple weeks, you’ve likely seen us talking about the process. Although we are in the infancy stage of demoing, things are going very well. We have a stockpile of 20+ songs that we are sifting through, and starting to lay down the blueprints in our respective home recording environments.
With that being said, we are also thrilled to announce the addition of Ashleigh Whitfield to the Accents lineup on vocals and percussion. If you were at our last show, you have already been introduced to her on stage. If you weren’t, you will be introduced soon enough. Here’s a picture from the demoing process so far. She’s the one dropping the beat.
We can’t wait to share what we’re working on with you, including debuting a brand new song at our upcoming show on February 7th. We hope you’ll come out and help us kick off the next chapter of the Accents story with us.
TJ, Lauren, Jordan and Ashleigh
2014 was an amazing year for us on many levels. Thank you for being a part of it. From all of us here in the Accents family, we hope you have an amazing holiday season and a happy new year. We’ll see you, very soon, in 2015!
TJ, Lauren and Jordan
Today we bring you a smattering of musical holiday cheer. We know you’re all probably sick of hearing Christmas songs on the radio, in the mall, in the office, etc., but we hope you’ll carve out a little time for some special renditions we’ve put together. Since 2010, Accents has had the pleasure of being a part of a holiday compilation called “Regifted”. This year, in lieu of a new volume of that compilation, we are bringing you a special collection called An Accents Family Christmas. It is an ever-expanding holiday collection that features a variety of classics, moderns, and songs from children’s Christmas movies, with 9 of our favorites from the “Regifted” series, as well as one brand new recording from 2014.
We’ve partnered with NoiseTrade on this collection, and will be giving 100% of the proceeds to Make-A-Wish Foundation – the album is pay what you want so you also have the option of downloading for free.
The full album can be downloaded at www.noisetrade.com/accentsmusic. The full track listing is below:
1) Baby, Please Come Home (originally performed by Darlene Love)
2) How the Grinch Folked Christmas (from How the Grinch Stole Christmas)
3) Mele Kalikimaka (traditional)
4) One More Sleep ‘Til Christmas (from The Muppets’ Christmas Carol)
5) Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (traditional)
6) Snowmiser/Heatmiser (from A Year Without a Santa Claus)
7) Christmas Tree (originally performed by Lady Gaga)
8) Mistletoe (originally performed by Justin Bieber)
9) Up On the Rooftop (traditional)
10) All Alone on Christmas (originally performed by Darlene Love)