The Acorn announce spring tour of Ontario and Quebec.

Ottawa's The Acorn are pleased to announce a six-date spring tour of Ontario and Quebec. The tour will start in Kingston on April 20th and includes a tw0-night stand at Wakefield's The Black Sheep Inn. Support on the date will come from Evening Hymns (full list of dates below). The Acorn have also just completed a stunning new video for 'Misplaced'. The breathtaking video was shot at Ontario's Sand Banks National Park on frozen lakes and was directed by The Greater Good.
In the summer of 2009 the band isolated themselves at a cottage in Northern Quebec to begin work on what was to become their most recent album No Ghost. Although unplanned, this album represents the closing of a trilogy that began with their debut album, The Pink Ghosts (2004), and their Blankets & Tin Fist EPs in 2005 and 2006, respectively.
Songs took shape at all hours, crafted from hazy late-night improvisations and 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. The band then traded trees for telephone poles to finish recording in a sweltering heatwave at Montreal's Treatment Room Studios (Plants & Animals, Angela Desveaux). There, the breezy ease of rural surrounds was buried under sweat-caked skin and cracked asphalt, birdsong drowned out by thick air and engine hum.
Free from the emotional weightiness of Glory Hope Mountain's highly personal material, No Ghost features the levity and spontaneity reminiscent of The Acorn's infamous live shows, all the while showcasing Rolf Klausener's literate and vivid lyrics. Swathed in Talk Talk-esque spaciousness and atmospheric feedback reminiscent of early Yo La Tengo or Crazy Horse, No Ghost is a fitting soundtrack to both the tranquillity of the country, and the sodium-lamp lit romance of city nights.
The end restult is a recording swaddled in dichotomy: togetherness and isolation, acoustic and electric, destruction and restoration.

The Acorn Spring 2011 Tour Dates
April 20 | Kingston, ON @ The Grad Club
April 22 | Wakefield, QC @ The Black Sheep Inn
April 23 | Wakefield, QC @ The Black Sheep Inn
April 24 | Burnstown, ON @ Neat Coffee Shop
April 26 | Hamilton, ON @ Casbah
April 27 | Waterloo, ON @ The Starlite
April 28 | Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe Tavern