Montreal, QC-based trio Timber Timbre premiered their video for Grifting – off new album Sincerely, Future Pollution – today via The FADER. Sincerely, Future Pollution will arrive in stores tomorrow, April 7th via Arts & Crafts, following praise from outlets both stateside and abroad, including NPR Music (First Listen, All Songs Considered), The AV Club, Exclaim!, Clash Magazine, and Loud and Quiet, among others.
Following a European and UK tour that sets off tonight in France, the band – Taylor Kirk, Mathieu Charbonneau and Simon Trottier - will embark on their North American tour later this month, beginning in Chicago, IL on April 28th, with stops in Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal on June 2nd at L'Olympia and Field Trip in Toronto. Full tour dates can be found below.
Timber Timbre has always created music that traces a shadowed path, using cues of the past to fuse the sound of a distant, haunted now. On Sincerely, Future Pollution, the band coats the stark, sensual sound of 2014’s Polaris Music Prize Short-Listed and JUNO Award nominated album Hot Dreams in an oil-black rainbow of municipal grime. It is the cinema of a dizzying dystopia, rattled by the science fiction of this bluntly nonfictional time.
For the recording, the trio travelled to La Frette chateau outside Paris, where they looked to the studio’s array of archetypal synthesizers for the flesh of the songs. Be it the freedom of recording abroad, or the revelation of these unexplored instruments, Timber Timbre found a release from artistic constriction and created its most daring work yet. A blend of the album’s mid-apocalyptic setting and its idyllic recording, Sincerely, Future Pollution is a romance of neoteric machines and dark, futuristic hues: with promise as beautiful as it is unsettling.
Wresting sincerity from abstraction, Kirk submits to the cycle of self-obsession at the album’s core. Sincerely, Future Pollution is Timber Timbre’s document of this generation’s degeneration and disarray. With Kirk as narrator, a party to the play, we get caught in the folly of the echo chamber, awed by the contrast of this gothic modern age.
06/04 Rennes, FR // Mythos Festival
08/04 Brussels, BE // Botanique
09/04 Amsterdam, NL // Paradiso Noord
10/04 Cologne, DE // Luxor
11/04 Berlin, DE // Huxley's
13/04 Malmo, SE // Babel
14/04 Copenhagen, DK // Bremen Teater
15/04 Hamburg, DE // Uebel & Gefährlich
17/04 Tourcoing, FR // Le Grand Mix
18/04 London, UK // Islington Assembly Hall
19/04 Paris, FR // La Cigale
20/04 Bourges, FR // Printemps de Bourges
28/04 Chicago, IL // Lincoln Hall &
29/04 Minneapolis, MN // Cedar Cultural Centre &
30/04 Winnipeg, MB // West End Cultural Centre &
02/05 Edmonton, AB // Starlite Room &
03/05 Calgary, AB // Commonwealth &
05/05 Vancouver, BC // Vogue Theatre &
06/05 Seattle, WA // Tractor Tavern &
07/05 Portland, OR // Wonder Ballroom &
09/05 San Francisco, CA // Great American Music Hall &
10/05 Santa Ana, CA // Constellation Room &
11/05 Los Angeles, CA // Echoplex &
12/05 San Diego, CA // Soda Bar &
14/05 Mayer, AZ // Form Arcosanti Festival
02/06 Montreal, QC // Olympia
04/06 Toronto, ON // Field Trip
06/06 Washington, DC // Black Cat
08/06 Philadelphia, PA // Boot and Saddle
09/06 Cambridge, MA // The Sinclair
10/06 Brooklyn, NY // Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/07 Antwerpen - Deurne, BE // Olt Rivierenhof
13/07 Fribourg, CH // Festival Les Georges
15/07 Dour, BE // Dour Festival
20/08 Brecon Beacons, UK // Green Man Festival
23/08 Bochum, DE // Ruhrtriennale
03/09 Larmer Tree Gardens, UK // End of The Road
& The Wooden Sky supports
Sincerely, Future Pollution Tracklist
1. Velvet Gloves & Spit
3. Skin Tone
5. Sewer Blues
6. Western Questions
7. Sincerely, Future Pollution
8. Bleu Nuit
9. Floating Cathedral
Sincerely, Future Pollution réaffirme ce qu’on sait déjà, Timber Timbre, c’est des solides. [...] On pourrait apposer sur leurs albums une petite étiquette : valeur sûre, que ça ne serait pas exagéré.
Le Canal Auditif
Timber Timbre’s music—a smoky, cinematic take on fundamental sounds like blues, folk, and early R&B—is a nice fit for tackling the shocking state of America…The pointedly political ‘Sewer Blues’ is stark and ominous, while ‘Grifting’ has all the synthed-up swagger of Bowie at his funkiest.
The AV Club