Hot Dreams, Timber Timbre’s fifth album and the follow-up to the multi- Juno Award nominated and Polaris Music Prize shortlisted Creep On Creepin’ On, is set for release on Monday 31 March 2014.
But to entertain their fans while they are waiting for this date to arrive, Timber Timbre have released their latest single, Hot Dreams, the title track from the new record. You can download the Hot Dreams single from iTunes now. You can also pre-order the album here.
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 (Bon Iver, Arcade Fire) 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.
Timber Timbre return to Europe in April to play a number of shows. You can catch them live on the following dates:
April 3- Brussels, Botanique
April 4 – Paris, France, Fleche d’Or
April 5 – Amsterdam, People’s Palace
April 7 – Zurich, Switzerland,Rote Fabrik (Aktionshalle)
April 8 – Munich, Germany, Hansa 39
April 9 – Berlin, Germany, Lido
April 10 – Hamburg, Germany, Uebel & Gefährlich
April 12 – Stockholm, Sweden, Debaser Strand
April 13 – Copenhagen, Vega
April 15 – Nijmegen, NL, Doornroosje
April 16- London, UK, Scala
April 17 – Manchester, UK, Roadhouse