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)
Happy December! Hopefully you’ve all been busy eating advent calendar chocolates and trying not to fall off ladders while hanging lights from your gutters just as we have. Today we bring you the fourth installment of our Autumn Sessions series, which is a performance of our song “Storms” off the 2012 debut. We performed it in front of an awesome little waterfall, and Jordan tried not to slip and fall as he had about a square foot of room to stand in for this one. We hope you enjoy what you hear and see – this was beautifully shot by Justin Stewart and Dave Carta (as they all have been) and this one in particular is our favorite from a scenery standpoint. Kudos to them! As always, you can check it out on our YouTube page or by clicking “VIDEO” to the right.
Well, we might be a day late, but you can thank technology for that one. We are pleased to bring you the third installment of “The Autumn Sessions” video series. The song is “Los Angeles,” and it’s always been a collective favorite of ours to play live. Not necessarily surrounded by a lot of wind and pollen but… generally speaking. Enjoy the video over at our YouTube page or by clicking on the “Video” link to the right.
We also want to take this time to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving! We are very grateful for a lot of things this year, one of them certainly being all of the support and kindness you’ve shared with us.
Be good to each other – the world needs more love in it.
TJ, Lauren and Jordan
For the second installment of our Autumn Sessions series, TJ and Lauren re-imagined the song “I Wasn’t Looking For You” from Tall Tales with nothing more than a ukelele backing up the vocals. Check it out by clicking “Video” to the right or by visiting our YouTube page at www.youtube.com/accentsdeepelm. Enjoy!