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’!
For those of you who are getting ready to go back to school, we feel for you, and so we’ve created a sale on all of our merchandise. In fact, even those of you who aren’t getting ready to go back to school can enjoy it too! Head on over to our official merch store by clicking on the handy link to the right, and enjoy 20% off your order with promo code “ACCENTS20″. Hope you’ve been having an awesome summer!
TJ, Lauren and Jordan
Hello friends. We have certainly had an exciting few months since releasing “Tall Tales” and we are ever so grateful for all the kind words you’ve sent our way about the record. Which makes today’s announcement that much harder to make. It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that Ben and Matt have decided to leave Accents in order to each pursue a new personal endeavor. This Saturday, July 12th, will be Ben and Matt’s last show with the band. We can’t express how much these two meant to us as our rhythm backbone, as well as two of our closest friends. We know it isn’t an easy decision for either of them to step away, and we wish the two of them all the best in what’s to come. Although there is undoubtedly a bit of heartbreak that goes along with this announcement, we assure you this departure did not come as the result of any tension within the band. We were friends first, who had the pleasure of collaborating on something beautiful that none of us will ever forget.
Accents has always felt like a story. It ebbs, it flows, and just like a story, characters come and go. Although the exciting second chapter might be ending, the story itself is nowhere near over. “Art is never finished, only abandoned.” Accents has always been about the songs, not the individual members performing them. The rest of us are carrying on, and we are extremely excited to continue bringing these songs to new audiences in the coming months! We also hope to have an announcement in the next week or two as to who will be joining the Accents family for chapter three, and we know you will join us in welcoming them with open arms.
Thanks, as always, for your support and kindness over the past few months. It is truly you who makes this experience so much more rewarding. If you are in the Albany, NY area, come out this Saturday night to the Low Beat for one last show with Ben and Matt – we plan on it being one heck of a party and we know it would mean the world to both of them if you are able to make it.
TJ, Lauren, and Jordan
I WASN’T LOOKING FOR YOU – TJ Foster
This was one of the first songs written for the new record, and the first one that Lauren and I actually wrote together. (In fact, I have a tattoo on my arm of one of the lyrics to commemorate the occasion…) The song turned out much differently compared to where it started. The original demo, which we’ll put out there into the universe some day, was a slow, finger-picked duet with a waltz feel to it. The goal we wanted to accomplish was writing a love story from two different perspectives – our back and forth in the verses is essentially me telling my story and Lauren telling hers, and then we come together for the choruses in harmony. As we were developing this song as a band, we wanted to maintain this sentiment, but the song as is ended up dragging compared to the rest. Jordan, Matt, Ben and I all grew up on pop-punk but you’ll be surprised to know the latter half of this song only happened because of a suggestion from Lauren. We tried quickening the pace and suddenly it all came together. It actually made the sentiment of the lyrics come across as more optimistic and celebratory. I will tell you this song almost didn’t make the album; it’s so different from the rest we were afraid it would stick out like a sore thumb. But after all the positive feedback it’s received, we’re certainly glad it made the cut.