Timber Timbre

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Timber Timbre
Timber Timbre performing in 2009.jpg
Timber Timbre performing live in 2009
Background information
Origin Toronto and Montréal, Canada
Genres Freak folk, psychedelic folk, folk, blues, Southern gothic
Years active 2005 (2005)–present
Labels Arts & Crafts, Out of This Spark, Full Time Hobby
Associated acts Last Ex
Website timbertimbre.com
Members Taylor Kirk
Simon Trottier
Mathieu Charbonneau
Olivier Fairfield
Past members Mika Posen

Timber Timbre is a Canadian music group, featuring Taylor Kirk, Simon Trottier, Mathieu Charbonneau and Olivier Fairfield. The moniker refers to an early series of recordings made in a timber-framed cabin set in the wooded outskirts of Bobcaygeon, Ontario.


Timber Timbre released two albums independently before releasing their self-titled album on Out of This Spark in January 2009. They were subsequently signed to Arts & Crafts, who re-released the album on June 30 in Canada and July 28 internationally.[1] The album was named as a longlist nominee for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize on June 15, 2009,[2] and was deemed album of the year by Eye Weekly.[3]

The band's song "Magic Arrow" was featured in the television show Breaking Bad, in the episode "Caballo Sin Nombre", as well as in the TV series The Good Wife, in the episode "Bitcoin for Dummies". "Black Water" features on the soundtrack for the 2012 comedy, For a Good Time, Call...[4] Their song "Demon Host" was featured in the end credits to the 2013 film The Last Exorcism Part II, and in the movie The Gambler (2014).

The band's fourth album, Creep On Creepin' On, was released in April 2011. The album was named as one of ten shortlisted nominees for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize, and eventually lost to The Suburbs by Arcade Fire. In 2012, the band supported British folk singer Laura Marling on her UK tour and Canadian singer Feist on her tour of America.

The band's fifth record, Hot Dreams, was released April 1, 2014. The album was a shortlisted nominee for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize.[5] but eventually lost to Tanya Tagaq's Animism.[6]


Timber Timbre's[7] sound has been described as "an aesthetic rooted in swampy, ragged blues" and "beautifully restrained blues from an alternate universe", which creates an atmosphere that is cinematic and spooky.[8]






Year Album Peak positions
2006 Cedar Shakes
2007 Medicinals
2009 Timber Timbre  –  – 69  –
2011 Creep On Creepin' On 21  – 70 112 82
2014 Hot Dreams 84 48 36 55

Compilation albums[edit]

Other credits[edit]

Kirk and Trottier have also produced albums for other artists, including the full-length debut album by Tasseomancy.[10]


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