The Acorn

Watch this exquisite new music video for The Acorn‘s song Flood Pt. 1 (download it as well as the wonderful song Crooked Legs).

Please buy their disc Glory Hope Mountain. It was one of my very favorite albums of 2007.

It’s an album, not just a collection of songs. The lead singer interviewed his mom for nine months about her traumatic, fascinating life that took her from Honduras to Montréal. Then he researched Central American rhythms and instrumentation and used that leverage to retell her life in song, remaining true to the stylized affectations and fancies of memory. The backstory is touching; the results are beautifully compelling.

They’re still touring a bit here and there, enjoying their post-SXSW buzz. Good for them.

April 11 – Zoobizarre – Montréal
April 20 – The Manx (Rolf Solo) – Ottawa
April 23 – Case Western – Cleveland
April 24 – Radio Radio – Indianapolis
April 25 – Empty Bottle – Chicago
April 26 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis
April 30 – Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta
May 2 – The Khyber – Philadelphia
May 3 – Union Hall – Brooklyn
May 6 – Mercury Lounge – New York

UPDATE 4-6-08: Chromewaves is giving away copies of Glory Hope Mountain (through April 12th).

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