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Frances Luke Accord Releases New Indie Folk Single, “Something Moving”

A jazzy, sauntering track combining American and non-American folk elements with a modern message of capitalistic greed, Chicago duo Frances Luke Accord releases the second single, “Something Moving” off their upcoming album, Fluke, due out May 20. The duo’s more curious musical instincts emerge gracefully in this harmony-drenched, string-heavy soundscape.

The folk duo brought subtle experimentation to “Something Moving” through an eclectic blend of melody, rhythm and texture from all corners of the Folk world. The song swings from its dancing bass-and-guitar rhythm section to a cadre of stringed melodies that catch the listener by the nose, sweeping them up like the wind blowing in from Lake Michigan. Nicholas Gunty and Brian Powers also explained the use of what they call a “prepared electric guitar,” a guitar tuned and muted to mimic the sound of its Middle Eastern counterpart, the Oud. They explain, “We started toying with the sound of the prepared guitar because we love the tradition of classical Arabic music. As the record evolved, the Middle Eastern sound began to thematize that lonelier, innermost state of mind.”

About Frances Luke Accord

Frances Luke Accord is an indie folk band from Chicago. Members Nicholas Gunty and Brian Powers combine Americana, jazz, rock, and soul into an organic acoustic sound that draws influence from groups like Simon & Garfunkel and Iron & Wine. They have performed with bands like Guster, Darlingside and Humming House, and have self-recorded and produced their entire discography to date. In 2012, the band released Kandote, a seven-song collaboration with the Barefoot Truth Children’s Choir of Uganda as part of a not-for-profit endeavor to support the primary education and musical aspirations of the choir. The success of their ensuing Queen for Me EP (featuring the single “Over Your Roof”) resulted in a $16,294 Kickstarter campaign to fund their debut full-length album, Fluke, due out on May 20th of this year.

Tour Dates

04.29 The Front Porch, Sidney, IL
04.30 LangLab, South Bend, IN
05.07 Crescendo Espresso Bar And Café, Madison, WI
05.09 Daytrotter (Moeller Monday), Davenport, IA
05.10 Uptown Theater, Mt. Vernon, IA
05.11 Coda Bar & Grill, Kansas City, MO
05.12 The Basement At Des Moines Social Club, Des Moines, IA
05.13 Cafe Paradiso, Fairfield, IA
05.14 The Shop, Cedar Rapids, IA
05.21 Schubas, Chicago, IL
05.25 Brothers Lounge, Cleveland, OH
05.26 Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza, Columbus, OH
06.02 The Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI
06.04 The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI
06.09 First Congregational Church, Kalamazoo, MI
06.10 Acorn Theater, Three Oaks, MI
06.25 Des Moines Festival of the Arts, Des Moines, IA
07.01 AudioFeed Music Festival, Champaign, IL

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Paul Corsi

When he’s not playing a show or practicing with his band Go Tiger, Go! he can be found at one of Detroit’s best new restaurants or taking in the sights and sounds that the area has to offer. He loves running, coffee houses, playing with puppies, and the occasional vortex of video games.

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