Track release: "Influence" by The Acorn
Release date: available now
Listen / more information: The Acorn website
"Off The Acorn's upcoming album Vieux Loup, "Influence" opens with an infectious acoustic guitar riff and hollowed synths that float in tandem with Klausener’s barely audible vocals, creating a sound that is entirely minimalist in its execution." – Noisey
Experimental indie-electro band The Acorn have revealed their first new music in nearly five years. The recording project of Ottawa-based musician Rolf Klausener, The Acorn will release their new studio album Vieux Loup this spring on Paper Bag Records.
"What started as a character study on privilege, became more of a treatise on effortless confidence: like Don Cheadle strutting down the street high-fiving his worst enemies," says the band's Rolf Klausener about 'Influence'. "It was written around this lilting vocal improvisation that had no discernible verse or chorus; I wanted the melody to float from bedroom to bar, happily lost, immune to stink eyes."
Speaking to Noisey, Klausener says "I never stopped writing, but in practical terms, I didn't want a rebound," says Klausener. "The period around our last record No Ghost contained some significant break-ups, both professionally and personally. I wasn't ready to commit to anything, musically or otherwise. I'd lost perspective of the project's place in my life, and felt saddled to a horse I didn't recognize, or even know how to ride. By 2014, all distractions were exhausted, and so was I. So, I walked my ass to a cottage to root through four years worth of unfinished demos and make a lot of congee. I came home feeling like I was ready to reclaim my pony, even if she was called The Acorn."
The Acorn will be performing as part of the Paper Bag Records SXSW Showcase at The Parish Underground (214 East 6th) on Friday, March 20th. The Acorn will be joined by Grey Lands, Elliott BROOD, Frog Eyes, PS I Love You, and Princess Century.