Artist: The Acorn
Album: Glory Hope Mountain
File Under: Canadian Indie Rock
Recommended if You Like: David Byrne, Fiery Furnaces
Featured Track: Flood Pt. 1
Part biographical narrative, part surreal fairy tale, Glory Hope Mountain is the story of Gloria Esperanza Montoya. Based on interviews recorded in early 2006 by her son, Acorn songwriter Rolf Klausener, the album is a sonic retelling of the stories from her early life in Honduras to her eventual immigration to Montreal in 1972.
It’s an incredible concept album whose songs weave a beautiful tale – infusing traditional Honduran folk forms with lovely melodies in a way that’s very reminiscent of David Byrne – and ends with one of the most gorgeous lullabies I’ve ever heard.
Be sure to check them out at The Hemlock on October 21. Enjoy The Flood Pt. 1: