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

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