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

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