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