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Timber Timbre - "Woman" Video (PopMatters Premiere)

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Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011
by PopMatters Staff
Photo: Laura Ramsey
Canada's Timber Timbre have a new album in the wings and their new video is something of a 1920s-style, silent movie homage with flickering credits and camera movements and techniques reminiscent of early film.

Canada’s Timber Timbre have been peddling their unique blend of noirish, cinematic roots music since 2005 and the band’s 2009 self-titled album was honored by being long listed for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize. This April the trio of Taylor Kirk, Mika Posen and Simon Trottier are offering up their fourth album, Creep On Creepin’ On, which continues to blend their influences from a wide variety of sounds. Kirk says, “The idea is to make music we love and therefore embrace the risk of sounding like all the music we’ve ever loved, all at once.” “Woman” is the record’s first single and the video is something of a 1920s-style, silent movie homage with flickering credits and camera movements and techniques reminiscent of early film. It’s an intriguing approach for a haunting song, the historic aesthetic making the song seem ever more poignant. The band will be touring the upcoming release and you can find the dates after the jump.


April 2nd - Peterborough, ON - Murray Street Baptist Church
April 7th - Hamilton, ON - Centenary United Church
April 8th - Toronto, ON - Trinity St. Paul’s United Church
April 9th - Ottawa, ON - First Baptist Church
April 11th - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
April 12th - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
April 13th - New York, NY - Joe’s Pub
April 14th - Brooklyn, NY - Galsslands
April 16th - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
May 19th - Pontiac, MI - Pike Room
May 20th - Chicago, IL - Schubas
May 21st - Evanston, IL - Space
May 22nd - Mikwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
May 24th - Minneapolis, MN - Bryant Lake Bowl
May 26th - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre
May 27th - Saskatoon, SK - Amigo’s
May 28th - Calgary, AB - Central United Church
May 29th - Edmonton, AB - Avenue Theatre
May 31st - Victoria, BC - Alix Goolden Hall
June 1st - Vancouver, BC - The Vogue Theatre
June 3rd - Dawson, YT - Dawson City Music Festival
June 5th - Whitehorse, YT - Yukon Arts Centre

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