Thursday, January 24

Recording update

Happy new year!

We've been quiet but are busily preparing for album 7! I have a tentative title, but don't want to spill the beans because that would be messy all over your internet.

We're psyched to be working with Steve Fisk again at our longtime haunt Westend Studios. We've been debating recording formats, of which the analog varieties tend to impart a certain character on the sound. For instance, the basic tracks (drums, guitar, bass) for Lavender 3 and Ninja Ninja Fight Darth Vader were both recorded to 24-track 2" tape via an MCI machine with Dolby-SR noise reduction, which contributed a glossy sheen to those records. Champagne Babycakes was recorded to 16-track 2" on the same MCI using a different set of heads without the noise reduction, which produced a grittier, punchier tone. And both of these methods sound less "bright" and precise than digital recording, which we used for basics on Mantoloking and always use for overdubs. We're not sure yet what the right "sound" is for this session, but we've left it mostly up to Steve.

The band is currently in the thick of arranging the twelve songs for the new album. We're making all kinds of small but critical decisions about tempo, how to handle transitions, kick/drum patterns, when notes stop ringing (which is just as important as when they start!), which instruments will be tracked during basics, etc. We're bouncing between partial or complete instrumental renditions and passes with vocals to make sure everything lines up while allowing for microscopic examination. We also have to get used to playing the songs with no vocals, because like most bands, we generally don't record the vocals at the same time as the instruments.

I'm trying to resist a temptation I often face in times like these to buy 1,000,000 pieces of gear, none of which are really "necessary" in the strictest sense, but I have recently augmented my arsenal with a new partscaster equipped with super beefy flatwounds, an amazingly stable tremolo and unusual pickups, plus a new 1x12 cabinet with a one-off Celestion reconed by Ted Weber. Never forget the importance of speakers to guitar tone: it's where the sound comes from! :)

With that I will let you return to your interweb. Don't get stuck!

Jesse o' The Sexy Accident

Saturday, November 24

Holiday discount!

This holiday season, The Sexy Accident encourages you to shop small. Buy pottery, poetry books and gift cards to local coffee shops! While you're at it, you can buy all our stuff for 20% off now through January 1st with the code SMALL

We've got card game albums, card game expansion remixes, and amazingly comfy tee shirts printed in the USA.

All items are lovingly packed by me using genuine packing materials and occasional cat hair!

Remember: NO BAND IS SMALLER! :)

Hope you're having a lovely holiday season,


Wednesday, October 31

We are not boring!

Free show in St. Louis on November 3

The Sexy Accident returns to Schlafly Tap Room on Saturday, November 3. We play alongside our guitar pop brethren Dear Genre and the swing-ish singer-songwriter ensemble Cherokee Moon.

Chamcakes Babypagne

Chamcakes Babypagne is available now as a digital album and as an expansion to the original Champagne Babycakes card game. You can also stream it on Spotify, etc.

Chamcakes is a selection of songs from The Sexy Accident's sixth full-length album, Champagne Babycakes, re-imagined and reconstructed by talented producers and guest musicians.

Major projects afoot

We've engaged our longstanding producer Steve Fisk to record our seventh full-length album in June! We are in the thick of arranging twelve new songs:

The Oh
Felis Caprinae
The Land of Want
The Lucky Ones
How Very
Now That You've Found Him
Super Bowl Sunday
I Can’t Act OK
Sandcastles in the Tide
Saison Noir

Additionally, we recorded the recent Chamcakes Babypagne release show at The Buffalo Room and plan to release a selection of songs as a second Live EP! If you missed it, Live at Holy Cow is a similar project released last year. :)

Please vote November 6

...just in case you needed a reminder. We sure will be!

Hope you're having a lovely fall,

- Jesse o' The Sexy Accident

Saturday, October 20

New shirt design

A new shirt just in time for the holidays!

American Apparel 50/50 blend in neon heather pink. :)

Illustration by Riley Leathem.

Order yours here.

Tuesday, October 16

Half a MILLION plays

The Sexy Accident has crossed half a million plays on Spotify.

If you're listening, thanks! :)

Monday, September 10

Chamcakes Babypagne!

Chamcakes Babypagne is a selection of songs from The Sexy Accident's sixth full-length album, Champagne Babycakes, re-imagined and reconstructed by Steve Fisk, Akkilles and many talented guest musicians.

We've released Chamcakes Babypagne as a digital album available on Spotify, Apple Music, etc. and as an expansion to the original Champagne Babycakes card game.

Wednesday, August 8

EightOneSixty debuts new song

Chris Haghirian of 90.9 The Bridge had kind words to say about our forthcoming remix EP and Goats, Biscuits, Bees [Homespun], which he debuted on his show. Thanks, EightOneSixty!

You can listen to the episode here.