Published Oct 08, 2009The longlist has been announced for the second annual Uncut Music Award, and Ottawa's the Acorn have been included for their album Glory Hope Mountain. The award, which is spearheaded by the UK's Uncut magazine, is given to the album with the "most inspiring and rewarding musical experience" of the past year, an honour in itself, but even more impressive is the Acorn are the only Canadian band on the 25 artists who made the list.
Though the shortlist of eight albums will be announced in November and the winner in January, the nomination should come as happy news to the band, who are set to hit the road with Toronto's Ohbijou for a string of shows in Ontario and the East coast. After the tour, the Acorn plan to enter the studio and put the finishing touches on their new album and follow-up to Glory Hope Mountain, which is loosely scheduled for a early 2010 release.
Other nominees for the Uncut Music Award include Bob Dylan, Arctic Monkeys, Wilco, Animal Collective and Kings of Leon.
The Acorn tour dates with Ohbijou:
10/16 Peterborough, ON - Montreal House
10/17 Guelph, ON - Dublin Street United Church
10/22 Charlottetown, PEI - Baba's Lounge
10/23 Halifax, NS - St. Matthew's United Church
10/24 Fredericton, NB - Charlotte Street Arts Centre