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!
Well folks, it’s mid-November and you know what that means… For TJ, it means flu-season. But for all of you out there with better immune systems, it simply means the autumn days are getting shorter, but lucky for us, it’s still autumn. Our favorite season.
This year we wanted to do something special. We all feel that there’s a huge correlation between the music we love and the time of year. Autumn’s soundtrack always seems to be the best. The most refreshing. The most introspective. We wanted to take that ideology and apply it to our own music. Unplug completely and capture something completely raw while at the same time, highlight the beautiful autumn landscape of upstate New York. Each week for the next 6 weeks, we will be releasing a new performance, each of which filmed in a different location throughout the course of one gorgeous autumn day. This is Accents at our most intimate and bare, and we are excited to close out the season (and the year) with this series. The first video, for our song “Down Down Down,” is now up for your viewing pleasure. You can view it by clicking “Video” to the right, or by visiting our YouTube page at www.youtube.com/accentsdeepelm.
TJ, Lauren and Jordan
Today, we are excited to bring you the latest installment in the Accents discography, Small Tales. (Get it?) Deep Elm Records is releasing this 5-song EP as a Name-Your-Price download over at http://deepelmdigital.com/album/small-tales. You can also hear it on iTunes, Spotify, Rdio, and all other standard platforms. Here’s a little background on the EP:
With the exception of “Underwater,” all these songs were written and recorded during the Tall Tales sessions. They are also the final recordings with Matt and Ben holding down the rhythm section. “Underwater” is a track from the Growth and Squalor days which some of you may have already heard, and like the rest of that album, was recorded solely by TJ and Ben while living multiple states apart. Our goal while recording Tall Tales was to save a few songs for a special release like this to close out the amazing year we have had, thanks mostly to all of you.
We have been told this EP is like the portrait of a middle-age, single man deciding which road to take for his future. And while that may not have been our intention when writing these five songs, this is exactly why we love writing music so much. We love that songs can have different interpretations to different people. We love the undeniable connection one can have to a specific song or lyric. So rather than give you the meaning behind each one, we hope you’ll find your own while listening.
Love and gratitude to all of you for supporting and consuming our music in any way. Stay tuned – we have a lot more to come, including a special weekly feature starting next week that will take us all the way through to the end of the year.
TJ, Lauren and Jordan
We have had a surprise planned for the end of the year for a while now, and we’re excited to present that to you today. Next Tuesday (11/04) we will be releasing a brand new EP called “Small Tales.” (Get it?) You can stream a preview of the record below, as well as pre-order it over at www.deepelm.com or right on the iTunes store. Check back Tuesday for more info. on every song, and to hear it in its entirety for name-your-own-price!
We recently arranged a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” for a week-long event on 97.7 WEXT. Today, we are excited to let you hear it as well! This is the first of many exciting things to come in the coming weeks and we hope you enjoy! Click play below and let us know what you think.
Host Alan Wayne presents a new Deep Elm Records podcast featuring our latest record “Tall Tales.” He plays the whole record and also talks a bit about his impressions of it as well as our wonderful label. Thanks so much to Alan for taking the time to play our record. Please do us a favor and support someone who clearly supports the hell out of underground music, and of course if you like what you hear, you can still pick up “Tall Tales” for ‘pay-what-you-want’!