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Music With A Purpose: Get To Know 'The Accidentals'

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06/02/2014 9:28 pm
PopWrapped | Music
Music With A Purpose: Get To Know 'The Accidentals'
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Jonathan Frahm

Staff Writer


Aside from my work with PopWrapped as a staff writer, I’m a freelance music journalist who primarily publishes his articles through Yahoo! Voices. It was my first real venture into journalism, and I’ve enjoyed a good bout of personal success because of it; mainly in the firm of e-infamy. As time went on and my articles began to pick up more steam, music acts began coming to me for potential reviews and interviews. Amongst these musicians are an up-and-coming alternative folk band from Traverse City, Michigan called The Accidentals. In fact, I’d go as far to say that this two-piece ensemble crafted by high schoolers Savannah Buist and Katie Larson may be the best unsigned group out in the music realm, period, right now! They’re genuinely great, and, well, here’s why: Their riveting folk-driven instrumental stylings bode well for the modern radio scene, but with that said, there’s a heck of a lot more to ‘em than that. Their collective sound, to me, manages to meld together that timeless and tender, brutally true yet altogether tumultuous tone carried by Bob Dylan with the clever, modern playfulness of First Aid Kit or Meiko dashed in there for good measure. The end result is this purely idiosyncratic, surprisingly masterful young musical duo who are nothing short of a joy to listen to across their two albums that are currently out: Tangled Red and Blue (2012) and Bittersweet (2013). The latter of the two aforementioned records are what the girls had sent my way in a press email for review, and let me tell you, you would not believe that these ideas are coming from the minds of a couple of teenaged girls. Throw out every stereotype, because these women are well beyond their years. They still know how to have some great fun (indicative in tracks like “Miso Soup”), but there are also some moments across both of their albums that are surprisingly introspective. The Accidentals observe the finer intricacies of life as matter-of-factly as they can croon their way across a track about finding love at the local grocery, and the attention to detail paired with their own individuals cadences always makes for something absolutely special. Taking a quick trip to YouTube will bring about the fact that Savannah and Katie don’t just make a great studio band, but make for legitimately awesome live listening experiences across the multiple concerts per year in which they perform. Their performance of “Bulletproof Glass” from off of Bittersweet in Boston prove that, even with their deeply introspective way of performing, they have this particular electricity that immediately draws you into their world. In a ton of ways, relating to your audience is even more important than throwing on a major spectacle. They show just why this is, with an intimate grace totally knowing of their deep subject material; something impressive for someone well into their 50s as an artist, let alone their teens! [embed][/embed] All of the above is why it should be no surprise that the girls have secured a deal with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra, which will see the TSO backing them up for an upcoming performance of their song “Mangrove” on July 19th! A hopeful arrangement driven by intrigue, it seems to be the perfect Accidentals composition worthy of symphonic accompaniment. [embed][/embed] For all of the latest on the when and the where, I encourage you to follow The Accidentals on Facebook and Twitter! Furthermore, why not give their two albums a listen over Spotify, or even purchase them on iTunes? It’s not that hard. C’mon. Do it. Those are 20 bucks you’ll be glad you threw at the computer screen! To close? There’s not much else to say. To make a long story short, they’re going to hit it big one day and it’ll be wholly deserved. So, be the hipster you know you want to be and jump on the bandwagon before it leaves the station, because it won’t be long before it embarks on its traversal into superstardom! Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!



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