There Were Wolves by The Accidental

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I Can Hear Your Voice by The Accidental

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Slice Open The Day by The Accidental

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Time and Space by The Accidental

Sometimes judging a book, or a record in this case, by it’s cover is a good decision to make. I saw the cover of The Accidental’s new album, There Were Wolves, and was immediately curious and had to listen to it right away. I knew nothing about them but as soon as a I put the first song on I instantly liked it. I listened to that first song a little more though, and all of a sudden I heard one of the male vocals and freaked out! It was Sam Genders, lead singer of Tunng! Turns out The Accidental is one of those awesome side project kind of bands, somewhere between The Postal Service and The Reindeer Section.

Like I said before there’s Sam Genders from Tunng doing most of the vocals, Stephen Cracknell from The Memory Band, Hannah Caughlin of The Bicycle Thieves, and Liam Bailey rounding out the bunch. The band came together pretty randomly, but it turns out they sound amazing together! For those of you who’ve heard of Tunng, this is a lot like that, mostly because of Genders’ vocals, but The Accidental is even better. The songs are more melodic, Hanna Caughlin’s vocals lend some lightness to the album, and the string arrangements are awesome. There are also a couple of instrumental tracks as well, which I always enjoy.

You can listen to the entire album over on Last.fm, which I highly suggest you go and do. I mean, what do you have to lose? If you’re a fan of folk sounds or music that’s really layered and well produced, definitely give this a shot. The album is out in the UK already, and will be released on June 3rd here in the States.

Bobby

10 Comments There Were Wolves by The Accidental

  1. Jeff May 16, 2008 at 3:22 PM

    Nice “Accidental” find!

  2. BobbyBobby May 16, 2008 at 3:30 PM

    UGH! You’re fired! haha

  3. philip May 16, 2008 at 10:16 PM

    i love tunng

    it sounds great

  4. john May 17, 2008 at 4:12 AM

    And promise you’ll give me time to send a sae for the free poster before you post on him and they all go!

  5. Cynthia McCune May 17, 2008 at 9:57 PM

    Ran across your blog while googling Shepard Fairey. Noticed your wallpapers (like ’em!)…then saw your post about the Accidentals.

    “Folk sounds, layered, well produced”…hmmm, sounds good. So I listened…and found I like them very much. Thanks!

  6. Jess May 18, 2008 at 10:46 AM

    quann – ugggghhhhhhhhh

    bab – i always like your music suggestions. :)

  7. Anthony Baker May 18, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Ahh… lovely album. Another brilliant find, Bobby. Thanks, as always.

  8. James May 19, 2008 at 2:54 AM

    Beat you to the post by a few weeks there, but it is nice to find someone else who has heard of and likes The Accidental! sometimes i think my musical tastes are getting TO obscure, not just yet i think….

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