Sometimes you run across someone on the internet (Instagram specifically) that you think “hey, this person is my kind of person…frickin’ good taste in music damnit”. This happened to me a while back after stalking a user that kept posting great LPs that I coveted. Ultimately they just kept making me jealous as hell of their music collection (<– seriously) and all the limited edition LPs, etc, etc.
Then I kept scrolling through their posts and after getting uncomfortably deep in their old posts, there came a few that made me feel like I should know who this profile/avatar/person was. It got to the point where I thought to myself ‘yep, this must be that band’. For those in the cheap seats, this rambling word salad is ultimately saying that I found someone online that I had posted about years prior on Slowcoustic. It is true….
As our musical taste (and vinyl posting photos) intertwined, he reached out to me…I was hesitant…nervous…my scrolling thumb seemed like a thousand pounds all of a sudden. I jumped in the deep end and replied with…’hey’.
The rest is history. I was now talking to Accidental Bird…Stefan as I now know him. Slowcoustically, I originally knew Stefan as “Honig“. Turns out his name is Stefan Honig. Yeah, I got there all by myself.
So Stefan’s new endeavour is Accidental Bird and they have a new album out on April 21st on Grand Hotel van Cleef – “The Old News Shrug”. Take a stream of the YouTube lyric video (actual video?) of “Only Empire“.
You can pick up a copy of the LP or CD on the album page here.
Bonus video time!
Honig’s fantastic “In My Drunken Head” from the album Empty Orchestra (which I posted about a decade ago. Yep, a decade ago…so, yeah).
p.s. Is there a lot of quotation marks in this post? It has been a while.