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Acceptance ‘Colliding by Design’ Information

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  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Acceptance will release their new album Colliding by Design on February 24th via Rise Records. You can find the track listing below.

    Track Listing

    1. Diagram of a Simple Man
    2. Colliding by Design
    3. We Can Escape
    4. Come Closer
    5. Goodbye
    6. 73
    7. Fire and Rain
    8. Sunset
    9. Haunted
    10. When I Was Cursed
    11. Golden

    SEATTLE, WA | December 5, 2016 – It’s been just over a decade since ACCEPTANCE made an impressive mark on the music scene with their full-length, major label debut effort, Phantoms. The Seattle-based band may have been quiet since their 2006 breakup, with members falling into their own lives across the country, but their fan-base only continued to grow… and grow restless. It was an offer to play the 2015 Skate & Surf festival that became the catalyst for ACCEPTANCE’s inevitable reunion. With inspiration ignited, the band began writing together again and released a new song, “Take You Away.” Not wanting to stop there, they decided to continue exploring their musical bond and began working on a new album, Colliding By Design.
    The band recorded the album from late 2015 through the spring of 2016 in Seattle and Nashville, with producer, Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, Copeland, MxPx Emery). “Aaron was instrumental in honing in ACCEPTANCE’s original sound,” Christian notes. “Some of the coolest moments and coolest ideas on Phantoms came from him. Aaron helped us, pushed us and expanded our instrumental abilities. He has been doing the same thing on this record.”

    There was a lot of discussion early on in the album process of how to bridge the gap between Phantoms and Colliding By Design, which is named for the sense that fate has brought the musicians back together again. “We’ve gone through different parts of life and grown musically and creatively and personally,” Jason says. “We wanted to tap into what we were feeling at the time and it may or may not be completely relevant to Phantoms. We wrote the music that we loved to see what happens, which is exactly what we did last time. We really were in love with Phantoms and we wanted to capture that feeling again. The band has always been about impacting the world and the people who are listening to the music. We want to continue to connect with people and stir up strong emotions with every song we write.”

    ACCEPTANCE’s new single, “Diagram of a Simple Man,” finds that perfect balance between the bands beloved signature sound and their natural evolution as musicians. The song can be heard today exclusively on Consequence of Sound.

    Their highly anticipated record, Colliding By Design, is due out on February 24, 2017. Fans can pre-order the album (with “Diagram of a Simple Man” instant gratification track) on iTunes tomorrow, December 6th, and physical pre-orders available today HERE. Colliding By Design will be released on the bands new label home, RISE Records. Label president Craig Ericson couldn’t be more thrilled, sharing “I’ve been a fan of Acceptance since the early 2000’s, anyone who was paying attention in the Pacific Northwest quickly took notice of what they were doing. They have picked up where they left off, and we couldn’t be prouder to be working with them!”

    With this album comes a new beginning for ACCEPTANCE. It’s not a reunion, but an actual rebirth, giving ACCEPTANCE a second chance to carry on what their music is and can do. “This process has been really fun,” Jason says. “I like the idea of continuing to make music and release it in various ways. We’re so grateful to have a second chance at this and I think you can hear that in the music.”

  2. Luroda

    Consistently Lurking


    Edit: Diagram Of a Simple Man sounds amazing! It's different, but familiar. Can't wait til it's Feb 24!
  3. New song sounds like the perfect continuation of what they were doing before.
  4. "Take You Away" grew on me over time, but I'm definitely content not seeing it on the final tracklist. I have full faith that these 11 tunes will be even better than that one.
  5. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    The new song is ok. It's not bad, but nothing sticks out making me want to re-play or come back to it. I liked Take You Away more than this one.
    Jusscali, AelNire and trevorshmevor like this.
  6. YouOnlyLukeOnce


    As someone who has only dabbled into Acceptance here and there, I enjoyed the new track. Sounds like we should get a solid album from them.
  7. AshlandATeam


    I absolutely adore this song.
  8. Leftandleaving

    I will be okay. everything Supporter

    Really surprised take me away isn't on here
  9. defmytones


    I truly believe this band do no wrong. Instantly loved on first listen.
  10. benschuyler

    Regular Prestigious

    Very cool to see Rise pick them up. They've got a solid little lineup going.
  11. Yasss
  12. SayHello


    Take Me Away is a great song and should definitely be on the track list, but whatever. This song is okay. Not a huge fan of the over produced vocals or whatever effect is on them. His voice is good, he doesn't need it. Excited for this though, can't wait to hear the whole thing.
  13. ramomcferno

    Mystery is the secret ingredient Prestigious

    I wish Take Me Away was on here but I am just happy to hear more music from them.
  14. FFTSjason


    can't wait to hear the rest. finally got to see these guys when they came to austin last month...12 years overdue and it was well worth the wait.
    SayHello likes this.
  15. momo32t


    Is it safe to assume that the colored vinyl variant offered through Pledge Music will be different than those offered through Rise/MerchNOW?
  16. thedrudo

    Trusted Prestigious

    Quick question.

    Does MerchNow charge **now for pre-orders... or when it actually ships?