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

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