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

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