“Grifting” by Timber Timbre

Montreal-based trio Timber Timbre premiered their video for “Grifting” – off new album Sincerely, Future Pollution – today via The FADER.

The tarot inspired video was directed, animated, and produced by Elenor Kopka. “We were fortunate to be able to work with Elenor again,” says frontman Taylor Kirk. “I can’t say that it was a collaboration exactly because with Elenor we grant total artistic freedom and have faith that her vision and alchemical practice will not only serve the song but elevate it to another plane altogether. I don’t think I can even sing the song now without conjuring these images.”

Sincerely, Future Pollution will arrive in stores tomorrow, April 7 via Arts & Crafts. Following a European and UK tour that sets off tonight in France, the band – Taylor Kirk, Mathieu Charbonneau, and Simon Trottier – will embark on their North American tour beginning April 28.

Timber Timbre have always created music that traces a shadowed path, using cues of the past to fuse the sound of a distant, haunted now. On Sincerely, Future Pollution, the band coats the stark, sensual sound of 2014’s Polaris Music Prize Short-Listed and JUNO Award-nominated album Hot Dreams in an oil-black rainbow of municipal grime. It is the cinema of a dizzying dystopia, rattled by the science fiction of this bluntly nonfictional time.

For the recording, the trio travelled to La Frette chateau outside Paris, where they looked to the studio’s array of archetypal synthesizers for the flesh of the songs. Be it the freedom of recording abroad, or the revelation of these unexplored instruments, Timber Timbre found a release from artistic constriction and created its most daring work yet. A blend of the album’s mid-apocalyptic setting and its idyllic recording, Sincerely, Future Pollution is a romance of neoteric machines and dark, futuristic hues: with promise as beautiful as it is unsettling.

Wrestling sincerity from abstraction, Kirk submits to the cycle of self-obsession at the album’s core. Sincerely, Future Pollution is Timber Timbre’s document of this generation’s degeneration and disarray. With Kirk as narrator, a party to the play, we get caught in the folly of the echo chamber, awed by the contrast of this gothic modern age.

TIMBER TIMBRE TOUR DATES

Apr 6 – Rennes, FR – Mythos Festival
Apr 8 – Brussels, BE – Botanique
Apr 9 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso Noord
Apr 10 – Cologne, DE – Luxor
Apr 11 – Berlin, DE – Huxley’s
Apr 13 – Malmo, SW – Babel
Apr 14 – Copenhagen, DK – Bremen Teater
Apr 15 – Hamburg, DE – Uebel & Gefarlich
Apr 17 – Tourcoing, FR – Le Grand Mix
Apr 18 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
Apr 19 – Paris, FR – La Cigale
Apr 20 – Bourges, FR – Printemps de Bourges
Apr 28 – Chicago IL – Lincoln Hall*
Apr 29 – Minneapolis MN – Cedar Cultural Centre*
Apr 30 – Winnipeg MB – West End Cultural Centre*
May 02 – Edmonton AB – Starlite Room*
May 03 – Calgary AB – Commonwealth*
May 05 – Vancouver BC – Vogue Theatre*
May 06 – Seattle WA – Tractor Tavern*
May 07 – Portland OR – Wonder Ballroom*
May 09 – San Francisco CA – Great American Music Hall*
May 10 – Santa Ana CA – Constellation Room*
May 11 – Los Angeles CA – Echoplex*
May 12 – San Diego CA – Soda Bar*
Mar 14 – Mayer, AZ – Form Arcosanti Festival
Jun 2 – Montreal, QC – Olympia
Jun 4 – Toronto, ON – Field Trip
Jun 6 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
Jun 8 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot And Saddle
Jun 9 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
Jun 10 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Jul 10 – Antwerpen – Deurne, BE – Olt Rivierenhof
Jul 13 – Fribourg, CH – Festival Les Georges
Jul 15 – Dour, BE – Dour Festival
Aug 20 – Brecon Beacons, UK – Green Man Festival
Aug 23 – Bochum, DE – Ruhrtriennale
Sep 03 – Larmer Tree Gardens, UK – End of The Road

* With The Wooden Sky