Published Aug 25, 2010Ottawa, ON-based alt-folksters the Acorn recently released their album, No Ghost, the official follow-up to 2007's much-loved Glory Hope Mountain. Now, the band are getting set to remix No Ghost on a new album, Make the Least of the Day, due out September 14.
According to a press release, "The band have called on friends and heroes to annihilate and reinvent their music. The remixes range from glitch-pop experiments to subtle reinventions and sweet club jams."
Among the high-profile groups who have created remixes are Four Tet, Chad VanGaalen, Born Ruffians and Diamond Rings. To check out an MP3 from the release, head to My Old Kentucky Blog for Megafun's remix of "Kindling to Cremation." Also, click on the embedded video at the bottom of the page for Four Tet's take on "Restoration."
The remix album's tracklist features all 11 songs from No Ghost, although they appear in a different order here. Hard copies of the album will be available at shows, while digital copies will go on sale over at Paper Bag Digital.
As previously reported, the Acorn will be heading out on the road this fall for a tour that includes a number of Canadian dates. The shows will attempt to the recreate the cottage where No Ghost was recorded, with "a thematic stage show, props, and specials guests." See the schedule below the remix album's tracklist.
Make the Least of the Day:
1. Four Tet - "Restoration"
2. Sandro Perri - "Misplaced"
3. Lake - "Slippery When Wet"
4. Jokers of the Scene - "Bobcat Goldwraith"
5. Ohbijou - "Almanac"
6. Born Ruffians - "Crossed Wires"
7. Diamond Rings - "No Ghost"
8. Snailhouse - "Cobbled from Dust"
9. Megafun - "Kindling to Cremation"
10. Woodpigeon - "On the Line"
11. Chad VanGaalen - "I Made the Law"
9/15 Halifax, NS - St. Matthew's United Church
9/16 Fredericton, NB - Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival
9/17 Sackville, NB - Sackville City Fair
9/21 Cambridge, MA - TT and The Bear's *
9/23 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge *
9/24 Brooklyn, NY - Littlefields *
9/25 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie *
9/26 Washington, DC - DC9 *
9/28 Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom *
9/29 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom *
9/30 Chicago, IL - Schubas *
10/1 Minneapolois, MN - Turf Club
10/2 Madison, WI - The Frequency
10/13 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo ^
10/14 San Francisco, CA - Cafe du Nord ^
10/16 Portland, OR - Doug Fir ^
10/17 Seattle, WA - High Dive ^
10/20 Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar ^
10/21 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret ^
10/23 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room ^
10/24 Calgary, AB - Republik ^
10/26 Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's ^
10/27 Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre ^
10/28 Thunder Bay, ON - The Apollo ^
10/29 Sault Ste. Marie, ON - Loplop Lounge and Gallery ^
* with Basia Bulat
^ with Leif Vollebekk