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

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