new music video: the acorn
  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 02, 2010

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This gorgeously realized stop motion video comes to you courtesy of Canadian outfit Acorn. It was directed by Bill Ayers, and of course a lot of people are asking where all the funding for it came from. OK. None of this is true of course...just a bit of Friday fun. Ha! Politics! Perhaps we should just let the PR people take it from here, as I'm apparently not capable of it at the moment. "The video, directed by Exploding Motor Car, features the band having a picnic at The Mataseje Family Farm in Beamsville Ontario, an hour outside of Toronto. As the sun sets, things take a turn for the eerie as the band is dragged into a surreal forest filled with otherworldly creatures. Front man Rolf Klausener described the tedious stop motion shoot as spending "20 hours, mostly sitting on a picnic table that was jerry-rigged to a rail cart, moving in 2 inch increments. The crew was tireless and totally focused. The cyanide-based smoke machine they used took about 6 years off our lives. By 7am, everyone was delirious, seeing apparitions in the foliage, and speaking in tongues.""
The bands debut No Ghost is available digitally now and physically from Bella Union Records on 9/7. Check out some dates below: The Acorn Tour Dates: September 15 - Halifax, NS - St. Matthew's United Church September 16 - Fredericton, NB - Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival September 17 - Sackville, NB - Sackville City Fair September 21 - Cambridge, MA - TT and The Bear's * September 23 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge * September 24 - Brooklyn, NY - Littlefield * September 25 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie * September 26 - Washington, DC - DC9* September 28 - Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom* September 29 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom * September 30 - Chicago, IL - Schubas * October 1 - Minneapolois, MN - Turf Club October 2 - Madison, WI - The Frequency October 13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo ++ October 14 - San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord++ October 16 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir ++ October 17 - Seattle, WA - High Dive++ October 20 - Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar++ October 21 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret ++ October 23 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room++ October 24 - Calgary, AB - Republik ++ October 25 - Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's ++ October 26 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre ++ October 27 - Thunder Bay, ON - The Apollo ++ October 28 - Sault Ste Marie - Loplop Lounge and Gallery ++ December 4 - Ottawa, ON - Capital Music Hall++ * w/Basia Bulat ++ w/Leif Vollebekk
* * * * * * * * * * * * The Acorn on Myspace
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