Timber Timbre and Arts & Crafts announce the April 1, 2014, release of Hot Dreams, the follow-up to Creep On Creepin’ On. The Scott Cudmore directed album trailer suggests Taylor Kirk’s most vividly cinematic music to date, adding arid western and viscous tonality to Timber Timbre’s signature haunted folk.
Hot Dreams coalesced throughout 2013 with long-time collaborator Simon Trottier stepping forward to join Kirk as co-composer/co-producer on this album. Culled from ideas born during a stint Kirk spent in Laurel Canyon, he and Trottier arranged the new songs at The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta, later adding from the array of synthesizers at Calgary’s National Music Centre.
Engineered by Graham Lessard at the Banff Centre and Thee Mighty Hotel 2 Tango in Montreal, and mixed by Mark Lawson, Timber Timbre’s third studio album for Arts & Crafts sees return collaborators Mika Posen on all string arrangements, with vintage contributions from Olivier Fairfield on drums and Mathieu Charbonneau on keys. Returning guest Colin Stetson lends atypically velvet saxophone, while the backing vocals of Romy Lightman (Tasseomancy, Austra) and words by Simone Schmidt (Fiver, One Hundred Dollars) round out the guest appearances on Hot Dreams.
For the Hot Dreams album trailer Timber Timbre once again turns to Scott Cudmore, director of the band’s videos for “Demon Host” and “We’ll Find Out” from Timber Timbre (2009).
Timber Timbre Tour Dates:
December 12 – Paris, France – Winter Camp Festival w/ Trust and The Darcys
December 14 – Geneva, Switzerland – La Graviere
December 15 – Bern, Switzerland – Dachstock-Reitschule
December 17 – Madrid, Spain – Charada
December 18 – Sevilla, Spain – Malandar
January 23 – Halifax, NS – The Marquee Club w/ Basia Bulat
January 24 – St. John’s , NL – Cochrane United Church w/ Basia Bulat
February 8 – Guelph, ON – Mitchell Hall, St. George’s Church w/ Tanya Tagaq