"Quiet." "Gentle." "Serene." "Tranquil."
These are several adjectives I could accurately use to describe the music found on The Acorn's EP Tin Fist. I have heard good things about them, so I approached this EP as an opportunity for an introduction, and I'm kind of glad I did, because this record is excellent. What makes it so good? Sincere, sweet vocals; gorgeously plucked guitars, banjos, and other rustic stringed instruments; harmonies that simply make your heart melt. The track I selected for you, "Brokered Heart," captures this magic, but I wish I could also give you "Heirlooms," so that you could hear the lushness of its sound. I wish I could give you "Dents," so that you could hear the gentle string arrangements. I wish I could give you "Feral Chilie" so that you could hear the beautiful singing. I wish I could give you "Spring Thaw" so that you could see that the band can turn it up and deliver a powerful upbeat song. I wish I could give you "Maplebees" so that I could break your heart with its heartbreak vibe.
Yeah, I'm glad I bought this EP, because it's a wonderfully concise and curiously strong release--and it makes me want to hear their latest LP, Glory Hope Mountain, even more.
Listen To: "Brokered Heart"
Tin Fist is available now on Paper Bag Records.
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