The Acorn announced their forthcoming No Ghost LP with a fantastic title track. The album’s next listen, “Restoration,” is less immediately epic, hitting its stride two minutes into the three-and-a-half minute cut with train-track drums and Rolf Klausner’s affecting vocal soar. The lyrics allude to nature and mortality, themes toyed with on 2007’s Glory Hope Mountain. But No Ghost has a story free from Glory, part of a trilogy the band began in 2004 and continued with a pair of EPs in the following years. Restorative, airy, and full of uplift:
The Acorn’s No Ghost is out 6/1 via Paper Bag in Canada, and 6/1 digitally (8/10 physically) via Bella Union. You can preorder it here. There’ll be a limited edition of 300 180-gram, red-pressed vinyl with hand-silkscreened covers. Expect remixes from the likes of Four Tet and Born Ruffians.