The Acorn – No Ghost [Album Reviews]

by Woody on August 24, 2010

One of my favorite Canadian bands is back with a follow up to one of the most personal albums I’ve ever come across. The Acorn’s last album, Glory Hope Mountain, told the story of lead singer’s Rolf Klausener’s mother’s journey from her native Honduras to Canada. It is a brilliant album that continues to resonate deeper with every listen. Under the assumption that no one else in the band had a life story like that, where do they go next?

On September 7th, The Acorn will deliver an excellent follow-up in No Ghost. As good as its predecessor? Not quite, but that would be no easy feat because of Glory Hope’s personal subject matter. As I listened to No Ghost three times in a row yesterday morning, I could hear Wilco’s influence in the opening track, “Cobbled From Dust,” where squeals of feedback entwine within a lovely folk melody. Wilco fans will also identify with some of the slower tunes such as “Misplaced,” “On The Line,” and “Slippery Wen Wet.”

The Acorn will be down in the States this fall and will be hitting Chicago in particular on 9/30 at Schubas. I have only had the pleasure of seeing The Acorn at our studio in a live session and I remember being floored by the workings of the band. They are a treat to see live and I’ll be standing in the crowd in Chicago.

The Acorn – Restoration

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

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

C.Kontros August 25, 2010 at 4:14 pm

THANK YOU! I love reading your site. I’m a metalhead 1st and foremost but I do have a diverse musical taste.

I check out every band you guys mention. It’s hit or miss for me but when it hits, it hits. 🙂

The Acorn has hit me like a ton of bricks. I “found” what I could out there in the ether and I love it all. I’ve bought “Glory Hope Mountain” and will get “No Ghost” ASAP.

Thanx for diggin’ great music and tellin’ us all about it. Keep it up!

Woody August 25, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Thanks Kontros. That’s arguably the nicest comment I’ve received on any of my posts. Make sure you check out the live session we did with The Acorn. They are a special band.

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