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