Timber Timbre and Full Time Hobby announce the 31 March 2014 release of Hot Dreams, the follow-up to the multi-JUNO Award nominated and Polaris Music Prize shortlisted album, 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 synthesisers 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 Full Time Hobby sees the return of collaborator 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 turned to Scott Cudmore, director of the band’s videos for Demon Host and We’ll Find Out from Timber Timbre (2009).
Timber Timbre has released four critically acclaimed records since 2005, seen its music appear in Breaking Bad, on The Walking Dead Original Soundtrack and as the score to Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang by Palme d’Or winning French director, Laurent Cantet. Timber Timbre has toured with the likes of Feist, Laura Marling, Lykke Li and Jonsi. The live four-piece heads back to Europe this week for appearances in Spain and Switzerland as well as a very special show at The Winter Camp Festival in Paris tonight at Le Trabendo.
You can catch Timber Timbre live on the following dates:
December 12 – Paris, France – Winter Camp Festival w/ Samantha Crain (FTH), 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