It has been over a decade since Seattle rockers Acceptance released their only full-length Phantoms, an album that has since become a cult classic.

In 2015, their much awaited reunion took place at the Skate & Surf Festival in Asbury Park, a mecca for up and coming emo and pop-punk bands at the turn of the century. Since their one off festival performance, the band has released a new single called “Take You Away”, played their first handful of headlining shows in years, and taken to the studio to record their sophomore LP.

Now complete, Acceptance’s 11 track album Colliding By Designing will be out on February 24th, 2017 through RISE Records.



In anticipation for the album, this week Acceptance released “Diagram of a Simple Man”, their second new song since their 2006 breakup.

“It’s interesting because with a lot of our songs the lyrical content will evolve as the song evolves,” explains Acceptance frontman Jason Venna in an interview with Consequence of Sound, “but with ‘Diagram of a Simple Man’ I always had this lone image of an individual who had lost his individuality. A man that had really missed out on the opportunity to be unique and to be around others who were unique. I think that is a pretty scary place to be and I was hoping to offer up an alternative to that outcome for anyone willing to listen.”

Listen to “Diagram of a Simple Man” below and let us know what you think of the new single.



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