The Accident That Led Me to the World's The Island Gospel is a hymnal to loneliness, isolation, and the individual, set to a sound meant to convey the sense of turning your back on the world and being, literally, an island onto oneself. The follow-up to their 2006 self-titled debut, The Island Gospel features 10 new songs that were developed over the course of 2 long years of touring and eight months of meticulous recording sessions. Not quite folk, not quite country, not quite anything else that might fall under the Americana catch-all, The Accident That Led Me to the World's music might best be qualified as acoustic. This characterization may seem overly simple or broad, but here the term is apt in that it signifies something pure, straightforward, and unadorned by unnecessary embellishments and exaggerations. These days it seems like a lot of CDs and a lot of bands try to testify that they're something that they're not, while The Island Gospel stays true to it's flock: instrumentation of vocals, guitars, upright bass, clarinet, and banjo performed by a three-member congregation singing with one voice. Hallelujah.