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In mid 2012, Accents came out of nowhere with an astonishingly mature debut ("Growth And Squalor") that bled pure indie rock bliss. Now back as a five-piece, the soon to be heralded "Tall Tales" (featuring Hold Me Close) sounds more like their fourth or fifth album together, not a sophomore effort with three new members. Certain to cement the band as far more than a one-genre pony, Tall Tales epitomizes synergy among musicians. Listening to the album is like peering into a complex machine, observing every individual element as it performs it's critical function...all pieces and parts focused towards the same end. Tall Tales offers a diverse set of songs with a wide range of styles, but it's the honesty behind every note, every melody and every lyric that undeniably threads them all together. Whether the tale you're listening to is fact or fiction, one thing that's certain is that it's the absolute, concentrated best of what each of these fine musicians has inside themselves. Bassist Matt Bent adds, "Music is one of the very few things that can bring people together from all walks of life to feel something they cannot describe. It's a sense of unity, which today, is not easy to come by. We are constantly reminded of our differences, and are pressured into comparing ourselves to each other in a most unhealthy way. I hope that when people listen to this album, they can find a connection with us, and the songs therein." [+]