ACCENTS "Small Tales"
Indie folk rock wonderband Accents is back with Small Tales, an aptly titled 5 track mini-album featuring Down Down Down and the follow-up to their 2014 full-length Tall Tales. Small Tales reflects on the insecurities that are always going to follow us, no matter how old and wise we become. In some ways, we are always going to feel small in the world, and constantly trying to find our own place in it. What does it mean to settle? How do we choose between logical choices and what our heart tells us to do? These seem to be inescapable questions at any age. Whether it's a couple figuring out how to get past their own personal insecurities on Down Down Down, a middle-aged man longing for his youth but realizing he has to let go on Settle Down Instead or choosing to ignore the existential questions about what may or may not be after this life on For Now, the message is simple: time flies, take nothing for granted. Leave your worries in the ground and you can join them when you're good and ready. Accents came out of nowhere with an astonishingly mature debut Growth And Squalor which was heralded by both fans and press as one of the year's best releases. Tall Tales offered even more depth, color and relatability with the sheer honesty behind every note, melody and lyric making such a strong impression on all who listened. Small Tales is no less of an achievement, cementing Accent's position in the overall indie rock lineup and solidifying "indie folk" as both a mindset and a sound. This record will hit you hard. (DER-561) |
"A triumphant mix of soaring melodies and life affirming vocals. A masterpiece." - Punktastic