Named as Billboard’s “Breakout Band” at South by Southwest (SXSW) in 2015, one of Huffington Post’s Sweet Sixteen of 2016, and one of Yahoo! Music’s “Top Ten Bands to Watch in 2017,” the Accidentals have been described by John Sinkevics of Local Spins as “genre-melding indie-folk.” The duo (Sav Buist and Katie Larson) exhibit “a musical and lyrical sophistication that outstrips most mainstream bands.”
From 2012 to 2014, the Accidentals recorded three original albums; were guest artists on fifteen others; scored two films; and landed song placements in commercials, documentaries, and music compilations while playing over seven hundred live shows—then they graduated from high school.
After graduation from the world-renowned Interlochen Arts Academy, the Accidentals added multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Michael Dause as their touring studio drummer and opened for musical greats such as Andrew Bird, Sixto Rodriguez (topic of the film Searching for Sugar Man), Brandi Carlile, Dar Williams, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Ben Sollee, Rusted Root, the Wailers, Keller Williams, Arlo Guthrie, Martin Sexton, Joan Baez, and others.
In 2015, they scored original pieces for a seventy-two-piece orchestra, an opera-dance project with Son Lux, and a smaller thirty-piece string ensemble, while touring the United States extensively.
In June 2016, they released a brand-new, self-produced extended play (EP) recording called Parking Lot, from which the single “Michigan and Again” went viral.
The Accidentals kicked off 2017 as major label artists, having signed a record deal with Sony Masterworks to release a full-length album this summer.
This is the band to watch.