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The Acorn

Canada became a hotbed for indie rock in the early 2000s, with multiple bands finding their footing in cities like Montreal and Ottawa before spreading their music to other areas. The Acorn differentiated itself from the pack by using acoustic instruments and conceptual themes, creating a sound that owed as much to experimental folk as rock & roll. Formed by songwriter Rolf Klausener as a one-man recording project in 2002, the Acorn released debut full-length The Pink Ghosts on Kelp Records in 2004, followed by the Blankets! EP the following year. Paper Bag Records signed the Acorn and released the Tin Fist EP in 2006. By the time Glory Hope Mountain appeared in 2007, the project had grown into a full band. Based on the life of Klausener's Honduran-born mother, Gloria Esperanza Montoya, the album helped position the Acorn as another popular Canadian export. In 2008, Paper Bag issued Heron Act, a collection of radio sessions and demos, and the band self-released two digital EPs (Little Elms and Ear Worms). The Acorn's third proper full-length, No Ghost, appeared in 2010, quickly followed by remix album Make the Least of the Day: No Ghost Reinterpreted. Following these releases, the group took a bit of a hiatus, as several of its members relocated and Klausener worked on an electronic music side project called Silkken Laumann. He continued writing songs during this period, and the Acorn's minimal, electronic-tinged album Vieux Loup was released in 2015. ~ Andrew Leahey
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Stations Featuring
The Acorn

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Albums by
The Acorn

Top Songs by
The Acorn

  1.   Song
  2.   Lullaby (Mountain)
  3.   Even While You're Sleeping
  4.   Crooked Legs
  5.   Feral Chile
  6.   Flood pt.1
  7.   Artefacts
  8.   Influence
  9.   Ta Phead
  10.   Dents (Glory, Pt. 1)
  11.   Misplaced
  12.   Even While You’re Sleeping
  13.   Brokered Heart
  14.   Maplebees
  15.   Dents
  16.   Glory
  17.   Heirlooms
  18.   Vieux Loup
  19.   Cumin
  20.   In Silence
  21.   Slippery When Wet
  22.   Restoration
  23.   On the Line
  24.   No Ghost
  25.   Kindling to Cremation
  26.   I Made the Law
  27.   Crossed Wires
  28.   Cobbled from Dust
  29.   Bobcat Goldwraith
  30.   Almanac
  31.   Plateau Ramble
  32.   Antenna
  33.   Sister Margaret
  34.   Low Gravity
  35.   Spring Thaw
  36.   Hold Your Breath
  37.   Dominion
  38.   Flood pt.2
  39.   Good Enough
  40.   Oh Napoleon
  41.   Palm Springs
  42.   Rapids

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