Timber Timbre Premieres Chad Vangaalen-Animated Video For "Beat The Drum Slowly," From New Album 'Hot Dreams' (Out Today) - 31/03/14
Timber Timbre is exclusively premiering the video for "Beat The Drum Slowly," stunningly animated by Chad VanGaalen, via TIME. The track kicks off their "seductive, inviting…and deeply creepy" (NPR) new album, 'Hot Dreams,' out today on Arts & Crafts. Check out the video, "filled with imagery of creeping lines and exploding thoughts, the animation seems innocent at first, before it turns unsettling; it pairs perfectly with the slow thumping of the song," here. See below for full North American tour dates, including a newly announced West Coast run in June.
The new tour dates follow the recent announcement of three big shows in Canada over the spring and summer months. Timber Timbre will inaugurate Live At Massey Hall, a brand new concert and film event at the historic Toronto venue, with a special headline performance on May 23, supported by label-mate Cold Specks. The four-piece will bring its taut and transportive live show to Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom in June amidst a run of Western US and Canadian dates, finally landing at Montreal's Metropolis and Quebec City's Le Cercle in September.
With Hot Dreams, Taylor Kirk and Simon Trottier daub vibrant colour across Timber Timbre's ever-evolving palette, connecting arid western to plodding horror with the pomp of Hollywood phantasm. 'Hot Dreams' is the follow-up to 2011's Polaris Music Prize short-listed and JUNO Award-winning 'Creep On Creepin' On', which was hailed for its "black humour and spectral beauty" (The Guardian) and "possessed…a style all its own" (Pitchfork). Billboard named Timber Timbre one of 10 to Watch at SXSW and said 'Hot Dreams' sounds like "Nick Cave soundtracking a romantic date night." Esquire said it will turn "your day into the opening credits of a black-and-white art flick in all the best ways." In the UK, The Guardian called it a "smoky, Lynchian treat" in a glowing 5/5-star review.
Tickets for the tour are on-sale now.
Timber Timbre North American Tour Dates:
4/25 – Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/27 – Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
4/29 – Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
5/1 – Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
5/2 – Nashville, TN - Exit/In
5/3 – Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
5/4 – Newport, KY - Southgate House Revival
5/5 – St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway Nightclub
5/7 – Iowa City, IA - The Mill
5/8 – Minneapolis, MN - The Varsity
5/9 – Madison, WI – Memorial Union Terrace
5/10 – Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle
5/23 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
6/3 – Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour
6/5 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
6/7 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
6/8 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
6/10 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom
6/12 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
6/13 – Calgary, AB – Republik
6/14 – Saskatoon, SK - Broadway
6/16 – Winnipeg, MB - Union Sound Hall
9/19 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis Theatre
9/20 – Quebec, QC – Le Cercle
Having recently revealed the video for the title track and premiering second single “Curtains?!”, the band has just returned from excellent shows at SXSW to prepare for a European tour as well as North American spring dates. Today, Timber Timbre has announced a performance at Massey Hall in Toronto for Live At Massey Hall with label mates Cold Specks, as well as shows at The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver and Montreal’s Metropolis.
The Live At Massey Hall performance marks the inauguration of a new series of concert events at the historic Toronto venue. Live At Massey Hall gives audiences access to intimate live performances with an astonishing $18.94 concert ticket (a nod to the year of Massey Hall's establishment), plus behind-the-scenes looks and listens to the performances with audio recordings and 30-minute online episodes to be broadcast later online.
WATCH THE LIVE AT MASSEY HALL TRAILER HERE.
Tickets for all Canadian tour dates go on sale Friday, March 21.
Timber Timber Canadian Tour Dates:
May 23 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall with Cold Specks – Massey Hall Presents
June 10 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom
Sept 19 – Montreal, QC - Metropolis
LISTEN TO “CURTAINS?!” HERE.
WATCH “HOT DREAMS” HERE.
Hot Dreams is the follow-up to 2011's Polaris Music Prize short-listed and JUNO Award winning Creep On Creepin' On, which was hailed for its "black humour and spectral beauty" (The Guardian) and "possessed…a style all its own" (Pitchfork). The first vinyl pressing will be housed in a limited edition metallic jacket.
PRE-ORDER HOT DREAMS HERE.
Timber Timbre today announced a series of North American tour dates taking place this spring, beginning at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. The tour follows the band's appearance at SXSW and the April 1 release of Hot Dreams.
Pre-order Hot Dreams here.
Timber Timbre Spring North American Tour Dates:
3/12 - Austin, TX @ Swan Dive (Arts & Crafts Showcase - SXSW)
3/13 - Austin, TX @ St. David's Bethell Hall (Secret City Showcase - SXSW)
4/25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/27 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
4/29 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
5/1 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
5/2 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
5/3 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
5/4 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival
5/5 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway Nightclub
5/7 – Iowa City, IA @ The Mill
5/8 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Varsity
5/9 – Madison, WI @ The Terrace
5/10 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
Tickets go on sale Friday, March 7.
On "Hot Dreams", the title single off Timber Timbre's third studio album for Arts & Crafts, Taylor Kirk and collaborator Simon Trottier daub vibrant colour across the restless evolution of the band's earthy, angular palette. Seductive guitars drape over languid synthesizers, animating an otherwise reticent Kirk singing in his singular low intonation. The consonance of Mika Posen's strings mingle with vintage contributions from Olivier Fairfield on drums and Mathieu Charbonneau on keys. Guest Colin Stetson envelops the backing vocals of Romy Lightman (Tasseomancy, Austra) in timeless cycles of velvet saxophone. The breathtaking video produced by Scott Cudmore and Michael LeBlanc clearly defines the new space of Hot Dreams' Timber Timbre, slathered in viscous tonality: a new sonic admission, ringing sensuality and caprice, neon and haze. Hot Dreams is Timber Timbre's most fully realized work in a sinuous and infinitely rewarding catalogue of vivid imagistic music.
All pre-orders will instantly receive a free download of "Hot Dreams."
European Tour Dates:
04 Apr/Paris/Fleche d'Or (PIAS NITE)
05 Apr/Amsterdam/People's Palace
07 Apr/Zurich/Rote Fabrik (Aktionshalle)
08 Apr/Munich/Hansa 39
10 Apr/Hamburg/Uebel & Gefährlich
12 Apr/Stockholm/Debaser Strand
13 Apr/Copenhagen Vega
Hot Dreams Track List:
Beat The Drum Slowly
Bring Me Simple Men
Resurrection Drive Part II
This Low Commotion
The New Tomorrow
Run From Me
The Three Sisters
Timber Timbre and Arts & Crafts announce the April 1, 2014, release of Hot Dreams, the follow-up to the multi-JUNO Award nominated and Polaris Music Prize shortlisted Creep On Creepin' On. The Scott Cudmore directed album trailer suggests Taylor Kirk's most vividly cinematic music to date, adding arid western and viscous tonality to Timber Timbre's signature haunted folk.
Hot Dreams coalesced throughout 2013 with long-time collaborator Simon Trottier stepping forward to join Kirk as co-composer/co-producer on this album. Culled from ideas born during a stint Kirk spent in Laurel Canyon, he and Trottier arranged the new songs at The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta, later adding from the array of synthesizers at Calgary'sNational Music Centre.
Engineered by Graham Lessard at the Banff Centre and Thee Mighty Hotel 2 Tango in Montreal, and mixed by Mark Lawson, Timber Timbre's third studio album for Arts & Crafts sees return collaborators Mika Posen on all string arrangements, with vintage contributions from Olivier Fairfield on drums and Mathieu Charbonneau on keys. Returning guest Colin Stetson lends atypically velvet saxophone, while the backing vocals of Romy Lightman (Tasseomancy, Austra) and words by Simone Schmidt (Fiver, One Hundred Dollars) round out the guest appearances on Hot Dreams.
For the Hot Dreams album trailer Timber Timbre once again turns to Scott Cudmore, director of the band's videos for "Demon Host" and "We'll Find Out" from Timber Timbre (2009).
WATCH Hot Dreams TRAILER HERE.
More details on Hot Dreams are coming soon.
Timber Timbre will be playing Hillside Inside on February 8, 2014 at St. George's Church with Tanya Tagaq.
Tickets available here.
Timber Timbre will be playing Quest University's North West Winter Fest in Squamish, BC on December 7th.
Tickets for the show can be purches by calling 604.849.3118 and is free for Quest students.
Timber Timbre will join The Darcys, Trust and Samantha Crain at an Arts & Crafts 10 year anniversary party and showcase as a part of Winter Camp Festival in partnership with UK label Full Time Hobby.
The show will take place on December 12 at Le Trabendo in Paris, France.
Full show details here.
Timber Timbre will be playing two shows on Canada's east coast with Basia Bulat in January.
January 23 - Halifax, NS @ The Marquee Club
January 24 - St. John's, NL @ Cochrane St. United Church.
Tickets available here.
Timber Timbre will be playing select dates in Switzerland and Spain this December
December 14 - Geneva, CH @ Le Graviere
December 15 - Berne, CH @ Dachstock Reitschule
December 17 - Madrid, Spain @ Charada
December 18 - Seville, Spain @ Malandar
Full tour details here.
Timber Timbre will headline a free outdoor show in Montreal's Parc La Fontaine on Saturday, July 20.
The show will be part of the Osheaga Presents series and will be located at Theatre de Verdure, an outdoor bandshell located within the park.
Timber TImbre will join a host of Arts & Crafts artists for a celebration of the label's 10th Anniversary at the inaugural Field Trip Music & Arts Festival on Saturday, June 8 at Fort York and Garrison Common in Toronto.
For tickets and information visit FieldTripLife.com
Timber Timbre will support Micah P. Hinson in Spain this November, as well as joining Texas-based artist as a backing band for this very special run. The two acts will join forces and perform as Micah P. Hinson & The Junior Arts Collective.
Timber Timbre are playing at Théâtre Maisonneuve this Friday, July 6th as part of Montreal Jazz Festival. It will be a special Timber Timbre performance as a six-piece band featuring members of Ferriswheel.
Taylor Kirk :: Voice, Guitar
Simon Trottier :: Lap Steel, Guitar
Mika Posen :: Violin
Olivier Fairfield :: Drums
Mathieu Charbonneau :: Keys
Philippe Charbonneau :: Double bass
Timbre Timbre serons en spectacle au Théâtre Maisonneuve vendredi le 6 juillet prochain dans le cadre du Festival de Jazz de Montréal.
Ce sera une performance spéciale de Timber Timbre en tant que sextuor avec des membres de Ferriswheel.
Taylor Kirk :: Voix, Guitare
Simon Trottier :: Lap Steel, Guitare
Mika Posen :: Violon
Olivier Fairfield :: Percussions
Mathieu Charbonneau :: Piano, Orgue
Philippe Charbonneau :: Contrebasse
Timber Timbre has added a pair of Canadian dates to its May and June run supporting Feist in North America.
TT will also support Meat Puppets for two Texas shows at the end of April.
Already announced to support Laura Marling in the UK this March, Timber Timbre will tour with another internationally prized female vocalist when the band joins Feist on her upcoming U.S. tour.
The April/May dates will follow a trip to the 2012 JUNO Awards in Ottawa, with the band earning Alternative Album and Recording Package of the Year nominations for Creep On Creepin' On.
Further, fans across Europe will have a rare opportunity to see Timber Timbre in its original form this March following the Laura Marling tour, when Taylor Kirk performs 10 very special pared down sets from London to Istanbul.
Timber Timbre will support English folk star Laura Marling on her March 2012 U.K. tour.
The dates commence March 1 in Cambridge and conclude two weeks later in Southampton.
Tickets for the shows are currently on sale via gigsandtours.com and seetickets.com.
Directed & animated by Joël Vaudreuil.
Thanks to Exclaim! for the premiere.
Timber Timbre is taking part in Movember, in order to raise funds and awareness in the ongoing battle against cancer.
Both Taylor Kirk and Simon Trottier will be sporting moustaches for the month, which sees the band touring Europe and Canada.
Go HERE to sponsor TT during Movember:
Please enjoy this amazing animated piece, inspired by the song "Do I Have Power?" from Creep On Creepin' On.
According to its creators - animation collective Je Regarde - the video took three months to realize.
Credit to Carlos De Carvalho and his team of Pierric Danjou, Thomas Lecourt, Charles Lemor and Guillaume Baratte for this impressive work.
Naninimo Makezu: Songs for Children from Arabaki is a 2-disc charity compilation album, featuring contributions from acclaimed Japanese and Canadian artists who have performed at the Arabaki Rock Festival, as well as friends of the Arabaki Project. The project is dedicated to the children affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
The album, and individual tracks, will be available for purchase through iTunes for two months only starting September 16th. Proceeds will be donated by the Arabaki Project to the children of Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima prefectures of Northeastern Japan.
Timber Timbre is also offering a limited edition t-shirt via GalleryAC.com with all proceeds going to Japanese Red Cross Society to aid in disaster relief.
The album is available for purchase through iTunes store from September 16th to November 16th.
Featured Canadian artists include:
Do Make Say Think
Eloise Decazes and Eric Chenaux
The Happiness Project
The Silver Hearts
The Quebec Indie Music Awards (GAMIQ), presented in collaboration with MusiquePlus, have Timber Timbre up for honours in the Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Singer-Songwriter Album of the Year categories.
Nominations were determined by specialized juries made up of journalists, venue and festival bookers throughout Quebec, both Francophone and Anglophone.
Winners will be announced Sunday, November 13th, 2011 at Montreal's Théâtre Plaza.
For more information and to vote for select categories visit www.gamiq.net.
Timber Timbre will perform live at the Polaris Music Prize gala tonight, September 19.
Fans can log on to MuchMusic.com and stream the gala live beginning at 8PM EST or watch highlights from the affair on Much Music starting at 10PM EST on Saturday, September 24.
Also slated to perform are Braids, Hey Rosetta!, Ron Sexsmith and more.
For more information on the Polaris Music Prize, click here.
Timber Timbre has announced a handful of new dates for November and December, including a Toronto show at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and a Montreal date at St. Jean Baptiste Church.
The band is also premiering its new video for “Too Old To Die Young” - a wonderful and bizarre animated journey from Toronto art scene fixture Jesi The Elder.
Further, Timber Timbre will offer vinyl reissues of its first two recordings, Cedar Shakes and Medicinals, which were originally released in 2005 and 2007 respectively. These re-releases are available now for the first time physically, but only at the merch table during upcoming Timber Timbre tour dates.
Fans should also note that on September 19th Creep On Creepin’ On will be one of 10 Canadian recordings considered for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize.
The band will perform at the nationally televised gala, alongside Austra, Braids, Hey Rosetta!, Ron Sexsmith and more.
TIMBER TIMBRE ON TOUR