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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.   In Silence
  7.   Even While You’re Sleeping
  8.   Misplaced
  9.   I Made the Law
  10.   On the Line
  11.   Brokered Heart
  12.   Vieux Loup
  13.   Bobcat Goldwraith
  14.   Low Gravity
  15.   Kindling to Cremation
  16.   Restoration
  17.   Heirlooms
  18.   Palm Springs
  19.   Rapids
  20.   Ta Phead
  21.   Slippery When Wet
  22.   No Ghost
  23.   Crossed Wires
  24.   Cobbled from Dust
  25.   Almanac
  26.   Good Enough
  27.   Dents
  28.   Sister Margaret
  29.   Oh Napoleon
  30.   Flood pt.1
  31.   Flood pt.2
  32.   Influence
  33.   Dominion
  34.   Glory
  35.   Plateau Ramble
  36.   Spring Thaw
  37.   Antenna
  38.   Dents (Glory, Pt. 1)
  39.   Hold Your Breath
  40.   Artefacts
  41.   Maplebees
  42.   Cumin
  43.   Better Late Than Never
  44.   The Pink Ghosts
  45.   Darcy
  46.   Do You Not Yearn, At All?
  47.   Erster Tag
  48.   Return to Blackness (For GB)
  49.   Outaouais Trilogy: Springtime in Centretown
  50.   Outaouais Trilogy: Yerdoin'it, Yerfuckin'doin'it.
  51.   Outaouais Trilogy: Outaouais Renaissance
  52.   Evidence
  53.   Plates & Saucers
  54.   Sent (Awake the Kraken)
  55.   Blankets
  56.   Books
  57.   Flood

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