The Acorn Debuts Endless Summer Stop Motion Video for “Restoration”

Just in time for summer nostalgia to kick in, Ottawa’s The Acorn have debuted a brand new stop motion video for the song “Restoration” via AOL Spinner (also available at “Restoration” is the first single off their forthcoming record, No Ghost, available digitally now and physically from Bella Union Records on 9/7.

The video, directed by Exploding Motor Car, features the band having a picnic at The Mataseje Family Farm in Beamsville Ontario, an hour outside of Toronto. As the sun sets, things take a turn for the eerie as the band is dragged into a surreal forest filled with otherworldly creatures. Front man Rolf Klausener described the tedious stop motion shoot as spending “20 hours, mostly sitting on a picnic table that was jerry-rigged to a rail cart, moving in 2 inch increments. The crew was tireless and totally focused. The cyanide-based smoke machine they used took about 6 years off our lives. By 7am, everyone was delirious, seeing apparitions in the foliage, and speaking in tongues.”

The Acorn are preparing for a North American tour, heading out mid-September through October. As the band recorded No Ghost at a secluded cottage in Northern Québec, they will bring elements of that rustic atmosphere with them on the road with a thematic stage show, props, special guests, and more.

Check out the Megafaun remix of “Kindling To Cremation,” premiered by long-time Acorn fans My Old Kentucky Blog. There’s also a Four Tet/Born Ruffians remix 12-inch, available in select indie stores now.

The Acorn Tour Dates:
September 15 – Halifax, NS – St. Matthew’s United Church
September 16 – Fredericton, NB – Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival
September 17 – Sackville, NB – Sackville City Fair
September 21 – Cambridge, MA – TT and The Bear’s *
September 23 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge *
September 24 – Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield *
September 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie *
September 26 – Washington, DC – DC9*
September 28 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom*
September 29 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom *
September 30 – Chicago, IL – Schubas *
October 1 – Minneapolois, MN – Turf Club
October 2 – Madison, WI – The Frequency
October 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo ++
October 14 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe du Nord++
October 16 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir ++
October 17 – Seattle, WA – High Dive++
October 20 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar++
October 21 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret ++
October 23 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room++
October 24 – Calgary, AB – Republik ++
October 25 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s ++
October 26 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre ++
October 27 – Thunder Bay, ON – The Apollo ++
October 28 – Sault Ste Marie – Loplop Lounge and Gallery ++
December 4 – Ottawa, ON – Capital Music Hall++

* w/Basia Bulat
++ w/Leif Vollebekk


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