Takka photos by Maryanne Ventrice

Ottawa group The Acorn's record, No Ghost, came out June 1st in Canada (and digitally in the US); it comes out in the US in physical form August 10th through Bella Union/Yep Roc. The record is the followup to their 2007 LP Glory Hope Mountain, and two tracks off the new album are above.

The Acorn will be in the NYC-area for a trio of shows to support that record, starting with a Tuesday, July 13th show at Maxwell's with Communipaw (tickets). After that they play the next night (7/14) at Mercury Lounge with the Loom (tickets) and Thursday at Littlefield with Takka Takka and Ola Podrida (tickets).

We have a pair of tickets to the Mercury Lounge show to give away. Details below.

For Ola Podrida, the Littlefield show is one of two NYC shows on their current tour which also visits Cake Shop on July 17th. They're out supporting their new album Belly of the Lion. Grab a remix of one of the tracks from that album above.

Takka Takka played a show at Cameo on the first night of the Northside Festival this year. A few pictures from that show and the contest and album info and all tour dates for all the bands below...


Takka Takka @ Cameo....

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The Acorn

'No Ghost' tracklist
1. Cobbled From Dust
2. Restoration
3. Misplaced
4. I Made The Law
5. Crossed Wires
6. On The Line
7. Bobcat Goldwraith
8. No Ghost
9. Slippery When Wet
10. Almanac
11. Kindling To Cremation

The Acorn - 2010 Tour Dates
Jul 13 Maxwell's Hoboken, NJ, CANADA
Jul 14 The Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Jul 15 Littlefield Brooklyn, New York, CANADA w/ Takka Takka & Ola Podrida
Jul 23 Hillside Music Festival Guelph, Ontario, CANADA
Aug 07 Wolf Island Music Festival Wolf Island, Ontario, CANADA
Aug 15 Big Time Out Festival Cumberland, BC, CANADA
Sep 15 St. Matthew's Church Halifax, N.S., CANADA
Oct 20 Lucky Bar Victoria, BC, CANADA
Oct 21 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, British Co, CANADA
Oct 24 Republik Calgary, AB, CANADA
Oct 26 Amigo's Saskatoon, SK, CANADA
Oct 27 Park Theatre Winnipeg, MB, CANADA
Oct 28 The Apollo Thunder Bay, Ontario, CANADA
Oct 29 Loplops Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, CANADA

Ola Podrida - 2010 Tour Dates
Jul 9 - Mango's Houston, TX
Jul 10 - The Circle Bar New Orleans, LA
Jul 11 - Engine Room Tallahassee, Florida
Jul 12 - The Wormhole Savannah, GA
Jul 13 - Snug Harbor Charlotte, NC
Jul 14 - Twisted Branch Charlottesville, VA
Jul 15 - Littlefield Brooklyn, New York
Jul 16 - The Space Hamden, Connecticu
Jul 17 - Cake Shop w/ The Callers New York, New York
Jul 18 - Garfield Artworks Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 20 - The Cine Athens, GA
Jul 21 - Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, Georgia
Jul 22 - The Bottletree Birmingham, Alabama
Jul 24 - Hailey's Denton, TX

TO WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE THE ACORN AT MERCURY LOUNGE: Email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: 'The Acorn'). Include your first and last name. A winner will be picked at random. You must be 21+ (to get into Mercury Lounge).