Ottawa-based five-piece The Acorn will be heading on tour to support their third full-length album, No Ghost, out now digitally and due September 7 (CD/LP) on Bella Union. The Acorn recently returned to NYC, playing three highly successful shows in expectation of their upcoming fall tour. While in NYC, the Acorn were featured on WNYC and were filmed performing tracks off the new album in the Time Out NY offices and in an apartment for The WILD Honey Pie Blog. The title track from No Ghost was recently premiered and made available for download on Stereogum.
After headline runs and bouts touring with bands such as Bowerbirds, Calexico, Phosphorescent and Akron/Family, the Acorn retreated from two years on the road to an isolated cottage in northern Quebec to begin work on No Ghost. Songs took shape at all hours, crafted from hazy late-night improvisations, early morning melodies pulled from the thinning threads of sleep. Modernity clashed with the bucolic via exploratory percussion, feedback, acoustic textures and the natural surrounding sounds.
With the record now in hand, The Acorn is ready to return to the road, with dates spanning North America. Check out their incredible acoustic performances on Southern Souls to get a preview.
The Acorn Tour Dates:
9/21/10 – T.T. the Bear’s – Cambridge, MA
9/23/10 – The Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
9/25/10 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
9/26/10 – DC9 – Washington, DC
9/28/10 – The Pike Room at the Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
9/29/10 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
9/30/10 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
10/1/10 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
10/2/10 – The Frequency – Madison, WI
10/13/10 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
10/14/10 – Cafe Du Nord – San Francisco, CA
10/16/10 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
10/17/10 – High Dive – Seattle, WA