ACCOLADE is an independent gothic ethereal band from San Francisco, California. The band consists of classical singer Stefanie Reneé, multi-instrumentalist Aaron Goldstein, and drummer/percussionist Cade Burkhammer. Their sound is characterized by Stefanie’s angelic coloratura soprano vocals, along with unique instrumentation including haunting organ melodies, harpsichord, mandolin, acoustic guitar, diverse percussion, and guitar soundscapes reminiscent of early Dead Can Dance. Accolade is noted for experimenting with different genres, drawing influence from such artists as Miranda Sex Garden, Loreena McKennitt, and progressive rock legend Renaissance. The band released their first full-length album, Festivalia, in 2012 and is currently set to release their second album, Legends, as a limited edition vinyl record in autumn 2013.