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The Canadian independent music scene has been booming with great talent and fine musicians. The music community in Ottawa has also produced many great artists.
One particular band that is rocking today not only in Ottawa or Canada but all over United States is the supremely talented and extremely entertaining indie-rock outfit known as The Accord.
Falls under the category of Indie, Folk Rock and Crunk, the band is among Ottawas best local pop smiths, the Acorn. The band comprises of an amazing lineup of musicians that include Rolf Klausener on guitars, Howie Tsui on guitar, noodles, xylophones, Jeff Debutte on bass and guitar, Jeffrey Malecki on drums and percussion, and Keiko Devaux on piano and keyboards. Rolf also dons the hat of the songwriter for this band. He is also credited behind the formation of the band.
The Acorn began in 2003 when Rolf decided to surround himself with a group of musicians to make some music. Before this, he was a home-based musician who used to make some electro-folk music with only one guitar and one computer as his basic instruments.
He mostly used to focus on a balance of electronics and acoustic guitar. His search for band mates continued for sometime and it was not until the Fall of 2004 that the band emerged in a form it is today.
The members of The Acorn initially started composing and arranging music together. They constantly tried something new with music and lyrics in order to explore avenues outside the indie rock ghetto. What resulted was a sound mostly hailed as indie-rock, but with elements of different other genres as well that made it quite different and pleasing.
In a short period of time the band has evolved from a bedroom project to a critically-lauded indie folk outfit. Today it is hailed as one of the most promising and rocking bands around, but all this was not achieved very easily. Let us take a look on those works of this band that has made them a promising rock act.
The Acorn started with two self-released albums A Klausener Xmas and Return To Blackness in 2003 and 2004 respectively. Their next three acts were released by Kelp until they gained a record deal with Paper Bag for Toronto and Bella Union for UK.
Their 2004 album The Pink Ghosts contained a sweet, instrumental sound that earned them earlier recognition in Canadian music circles. This was followed by a four-song EP released in 2005. Titled as Blankets the EP made for an incredible listen. While the song Plates and Saucers became an instant hit, other songs also delighted those who like indie rock music.
Tin Fist was the nest offering of The Acorn. Released by Kelp in 2006, this 6-song EP has made them a household name of Canadian Rock and also caught the attention of international rock lovers. Songs like Brokered Heart Spring Thaw, Dents, Feral Chile, and Heirlooms were applauded a lot by the critics while the fans thoroughly enjoyed this superb rock effort.
After getting so much commercial and critical acclaim for their earlier work, The Acorn started working more vigorously on their next album. This time they experimented with new sound and new concept and what resulted was a beautiful bonanza of extremely thoughtful music we have in the form of Glory Hope Mountain.
Glory Hope Mountain is by far the most successful album of The Acorn. Released by Paper Bag in 2007, the six-song EP gave listeners an indication of quintets true intentions as they executed the album quite wonderfully with conceptual overtone. The album serves as a tribute to Klausener's mother Gloria Esperanza Montoya, and tells her story in the form of songs.
Termed by band as part biographical narrative, part surreal fairy tale, the album was quite different from the previously released EPs. With this, the band pushed the boundaries between lyricism and storytelling and invested a good two years in the making of this album. But all the hard work paid well as the album raised their popularity to greater heights in their homeland and made them a known international act in USA, London and Europe.
The album witnessed the collaboration of The Acorn with Ohbijou, Wooden Stars, Big Sky and Fiftymen as they all end up making guest appearances on the record. A real indie rock album through and through, Glory Hope Mountain boosts of songs like Flood and Low Gravity that became the blockbusters of the season. After reaching sky-high popularity after this album, The Acorn is gearing up once again to record their next one tentively titled Heron Act.
While the experimental folkies of The Acorn have quite good in the studios, they are simply the best on stage as they entertain the audience with their gently folky indie rock like no one else.
Already enjoying the status of a popular live act in Canada, the band has been touring internationally off late and has shared the stage with some of their favorite bands, such as The Wooden Stars, Snailhouse, Elliot Brood, Gentleman Reg, Julie Doiron, and many more.
Their perfect streak of melodic indie rock, catchy chorus, infectious melody and outstanding performance all mix up to create a lively concert atmosphere you will definitely fall for.
If you want to experience the magic of this band that has graduated from fun band in Ottawa to a band rising international indie-rock act, then you should check the guys at their latest performances. So go for Canada's hottest band and indulge in the melodically beautiful tunes of The Acorn.