Timbre Timbre Hot DreamsFor Those Who Like: Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Neil Young and Crazy Horse

If Mac DeMarco is considered to be on track to be the next Neil Young, Timber Timbre, the indie quintet from Brooklin, Ontario, is well on its way to being a collective version of another great Canadian legend, Leonard Cohen. Their previous fourth albums were excellent bluesy-folk albums, but on their fifth LP, Hot Dreams, Timber Timbre up the ante and have produced one of the great albums of the year so far.

A smokey, folksy, bluesy album, Hot Dreams is deliriously good. From the opener “Beat the Drum Slowly” to the dreamy title track to the trippy “Curtains” to the protagonist’s adventure in “Grand Canyon” to the fitting closer “Three Sisters”, Timber Timbre tell 10 short stories that come coherently together on this concept album. “Hot Dreams”, in particular, is a fantastic track and Cohen-esque – from the film noire effects to Taylor Kirk’s sing-speak style. And any band that mentions Drumheller in their music deserves major props, as “Grand Canyon” does (and this is the second, great song this year to share this title).

This is a wonderful album that deserves the one’s full attention and to be listened to in a relaxed state. With each listen, you’ll probably find something new, something stunning, maybe something strange, but hopefully all that will make you appreciate and gravitate to this album. Timber Timbre consists of Taylor Kirk, Simon Trottier, Mika Posen, Mathieu Charbonneau, and Olivier Fairfield. The band is currently on tour, and you can find dates on their website.

Website – http://timbertimbre.com/
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