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
Timber Timbre returns with another video from 2011's Creep On Creepin' On, this time for lead track "Bad Ritual."
The video was directed by Olivier Groulx and was premiered by IFC.
Timber Timbre will continue a very exciting 2011 by joining Swedish pop sensation Lykke Li for a sold out performance at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield as part of SummerStage festivities on August 1.
That show will preceed a run of European dates that commences August 10 in Basel, Switzerland.
Creep On Creepin' On has been short listed for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize.
The nomination for the prestigious $30,000 award places the record among some of Canada's musical elite, including Arcade Fire's The Suburbs and Ron Sexsmith's Long Player Late Bloomer.
To see all 10 short listed records visit PolarisMusicPrize.ca.
The winner will be announced during a nationally televised gala in Toronto September 19.
Following a hugely successful French tour in February prior to the release of the internationally acclaimed Creep On Creepin’ On, Timber Timbre is now set to make a major return to Europe this August and September. The tour, which includes multiple stops in Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands and the U.K., kicks off in Basel on August 10 and wraps with a special performance at End Of The Road Festival in Dorset September 3.