Timber Timbre announce new album

Photo by Caroline Desilets
Photo by Caroline Desilets

Timber Timbre – the Canadian trio of Taylor Kirk, Mathieu Charbonneau, and Simon Trottier, with drummer Olivier Fairfield – will release their fourth album Sincerely, Future Pollution on April 7, 2017 through City Slang. The group have also shared a video for the new single “Sewer Blues”. Sincerely, Future Pollution follows the release of 2014’s Polaris Music Prize Short-Listed and JUNO Award-nominated album Hot Dreams.

“2016 was a very difficult time to observe,” says Taylor Kirk. “I hate to admit that normally I express more sensitivity than concern politically, but I think the tone and result on the record is utter chaos and confusion. When we were recording, the premonition was that the events we saw unfolding were an elaborate hoax. But the mockery made of our power system spawned a lot of dark, dystopic thoughts and ideas. And then it all happened, while everyone was on Instagram. The sewers overflowed.”

Kirk wrote the songs in late 2015/early 2016, then arranged the music over a “very focused” Montreal winter with the veteran Timber Timbre members. The album was then recorded at La Frette chateau outside Paris. Kirk explains how Charbonneau and Trottier came to play more integral roles in the realization of Sincerely, Future Pollution:

“My solitary sketching was left more rudimentary than in the past,” Kirk says. “The prior records, I’d decided what they were going to sound like. I’d imagined the arrangements when the songs were sketched. Down to anomalous sounds. There was a vision that was manageable somehow. This album was much less focused that way, but far more complex. It was complicated and challenging to the end, every detail seeming somehow counterintuitive.”

Timber Timbre will embark on a North American tour this spring, beginning on April 28th in Chicago, IL. The run will continue through May 12th in San Diego, CA, and includes a May 11th show in Los Angeles, CA.

Timber Timbre tour dates:

APR. 6 RENNES, FR MYTHOS FESTIVAL
APR. 8 BRUSSELS, BE BOTANIQUE
APR. 9 AMSTERDAM, NL PARADISO NOORD
APR. 11 BERLIN, DE HUXLEY’S
APR. 13 MALMO, SW BABEL
APR. 14 COPENHAGEN, DK BREMEN TEATER
APR. 15 HAMBURG, DE UEBEL & GEFAHRLICH
APR. 18 LONDON, UK ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL
APR. 19 PARIS, FR LA CIGALE
APR. 28 CHICAGO, IL LINCOLN HALL
APR. 29 MINNEAPOLIS, MN CEDAR CULTURAL CENTER
APR. 30 WINNIPEG, MB WEST END CULTURAL CENTRE
MAY 2 EDMONTON, AB STARLITE ROOM
MAY 3 CALGARY, AB COMMONWEALTH BAR & STAGE
MAY 5 VANCOUVER, BC THE VOGUE THEATRE
MAY 6 SEATTLE, WA TRACTOR TAVERN
MAY 7 PORTLAND, OR WONDER BALLROOM
MAY 9 SAN FRANCISCO, CA GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL
MAY 10 SANTA ANA, CA CONSTELLATION ROOM
MAY 11 LOS ANGELES, CA THE ECHOPLEX
MAY 12 SAN DIEGO, CA SODA BAR

Sincerely, Future Pollution track listing:
Velvet Gloves & Spit
Grifting
Skin Tone
Moment
Sewer Blues
Western Questions
Sincerely, Future Pollution
Bleu Nuit
Floating Cathedral

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