10 – Michael DauseThe band’s latest addition, Michael previously released a self-titled full-length on Bandcamp before being picked up as The Accidentals’ drummer, and a new one’s on the way, too. With his skills, there's no doubt that the ensemble’s first album will be their best yet.
9 – Katie LarsonPreviously described as a “chill singer-songwriter with a knack for ironic fun…but with a witty, nostalgic transience about her as well,” multi-instrumentalist Larson is one part of The Accidentals’ initial duo, and an integral piece of the team.
8 – Savannah BuistBuist has proven herself as an impeccable songwriter on Bittersweet, what with her introspective, melancholy musings on love, war, and really good science fiction novels. She’s also a capable violinist, like her solo at 1:03 during their performance at Center Stage of their gypsy swing-flavored tune, “The End."
7 – They’re classified as folk, but they can kick it.Yes, they can.
6 – They can also rock astoundingly hard.
5 – Their music videos are super inventive.Just check out this hauntingly nostalgic piece of brilliance for "Lemons in Chamomile."
4 – They obviously have a knack for pulling quotes from cool people.I mean, just look at the photo of the poster above. “The best folk/jazz/bluegrass/classical/alternative band out there!”??? That could’ve only been written by a virtuoso of writing. Clearly.
3 – Cat tightsMuch to the excitement of children and fashion-sensible adults everywhere, the band now sells Savvy Kat tights on their official website. They’ve become somewhat of an icon for the band since the first time Buist wore them during a performance.
2 – Marshall Crenshaw and Stewart LermanThis universally-regarded songwriter and Grammy-winning music producer got on board with The Accidentals to help with the production of their impending new album. To even be recognized by people of this stature is a sign of major talent, but to actually work with them is insurmountable.
1 – They are the perfect ensemble.All in all, the band is in a great place right now. They’ve gained so much momentum from Bittersweet, playing hundreds of shows per year, and now they’re gearing up for a well-deserved national tour. Between the combined talents of Buist, Larson, and Dause, the world is their oyster, and with Crenshaw and Lerman on their side, anything is achievable from this moment forward.
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