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Sad Accordions

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
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"Austin A2W: Sad Accordions"

Sad Accordions are a band that we were tipped off on by our friend Mike over at the music blog Sonic Itch. After giving them a few listens and the bands music turning up on our most played lists, we thought it was about time to run a feature on the group. The story reads that Sad Accordions got their start many years ago in the metropolis of Houston, TX when founding members Ben Lance and Seth Woods began to play music together. Soon after in 2003, more members joined on and the group relocated to our little city and have been playing local shows and growing their fan base ever since. The sound of Sad Accordions is a little bit folky, a little bit quiet/melodic rock, and all parts beauty. Check out a sample of the band’s sound below with Fire/Ash from debut LP A Bad Year for the Sharons. It’s one of the most complete and heart-felt albums we’ve heard in a long time. Pick it up! - Austin Town Hall

"Sacrificial Chumpsucker Diatribe"

Taking a cue from the old school Butthole Surfers' titling playbook (Independent Worm Saloon, Locust Abortion Technician), our recent poll winners Sad Accordions have released unto the masses their new track, Sacrificial Chumpsucker Diatribe. If you've been paying attention, you know where they'll be tonight. If you've been napping, well, scroll down. - the deli

"Mp3: The Sad Accordions - “Sacrifical Chumpsucker Diatribe”"

The title alone of this new Sad Accordions song is so fantastic we couldn’t help but post it. Back when we profiled them in our Sound Off a few months ago, they still didn’t yet have any new tunes recorded since their almost 4 year old debut, A Bad Year for the Sharons, but now they’re finally prepping some new material and have released the first single recorded with Andrew Hernandez here in town. We would say “Sacrificial Chumpsucker Diatribe” sounds exactly like its title, but hell if we know what it’s supposed to be. Kinda Pavement-y if we were cornered to make a comparison. At the very least it bodes well for their upcoming release - and we do hope it will be coming soon. This song apparently appears on a little tour compilation that the quintet recently put together called Live and On Tour In Texas, which we figure they were forced to record because you just can’t roll into Lubbock without merch. Austin isn’t quite as demanding, but you can likely pick up a copy as the Sad Accordions take the stage tonight at the Mohawk along with poorly-named locals Peoplefood. Yeah, we’re clearly running low on band names here in Austin. Check out your official “Sacrificial Chumpsucker Diatribe” below. - Austin Sound

"Song of the Day: Sad Accordions "Endings""

Austin’s SAD ACCORDIONS were what I needed to close out this long week of rain and CMJ stress, and after having my jaw dropped by SUPERCHUNK a few nights back, and then the wash of sound that is FILM SCHOOL last night, I needed something as strong as my coffee this morning, and “Endings” is the track for it (in all of it’s minute and a half glory).

Formed originally in Houston, this band led by the energizer bunny known as Seth Woods have a finished EP that is still untitled at the moment, but a few tracks have started to leak online, like this one – “Sacrificial Chumpsucker Diatribe“. Big thanks to Covert Curiosity for turning us onto this band! -


A Bad Year for the Sharons - LP (2006)
Sacrificial Chumpsucker Diatribe - Single (2009)
Shake it Apart - EP (unreleased)



Little did we know Austin would be overflowing with musicians. So how to stand out from this mob? Simple - we make music that makes US happy.
Several years ago a couple guys got together and started playing music. They migrated to Austin. Over the years other musicians gradually jumped in with them, playing music that up until that point had been written by only one of the founders. Allowing for a little growth and maturation, we suddenly began writing music together, all at once. While the vocals remain primarily in the poetic hands of that faithful charter member, the songs as a whole are owned, loved, cherished and celebrated by all of us. We're made up of very unique individuals, influenced by such a variety of rock heroes it's a wonder we play the same tempo, let alone the same key. But it works, and we'll keep going as long as there's room to sit together and play.