The Acorn

6am Repeat is a recurring feature here at Folk Hive in which we stream the latest track that plays incessantly in the earbuds when we awake at that hour and imbibe massive amounts of coffee and cigarettes in preparation for the advancing day.

My affection for The Acorn was born out of love for Akron/Family and the Bowerbirds, the former bands touring mates at one point.  In June of this year, Acorn released No Ghost.  One of the more mellow tracks on the album, “Misplaced” has been my calming anthem for  this summer and it fits even better now that the weather is changing and we here in the Midwest marvel at the at-once global warmed yet chilly air.

Above all that, there is the simple beauty in the following:

There’s no suf- or prefix
that binds to your name.
It gets my tongue tied and twisted
like snowfall in May.

Gets me every time.  Every fucking time.


The Acorn :: Misplaced [MP3]

BUY No Ghost :: MYSPACE :: Bella Union Records

And check The Acorn’s Daytrotter Session from 2009.