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The Acorns / Press

“The crowd was amped, and you could feel excitement all throughout the building, from the parking lot across the street, to the impressionist porn on display upstairs. I have tried to explain The Acorns music to several of my friends, and yet somehow “fun and endearing” does not explain the catchy folk-punk riffs and throw-your-fist-in-the-air pop melodies.”

“I ran into the Acorns a couple years back at multiple open mics around the city. Sghetti Head’s energy and charisma quickly made them one of my favorite acts to see. You can check these guys out on February 24, 2012 at WonderRoot! In the mean time here are some Q & A with a few of Atlanta’s finest.”

“December 19th’s Performer sponsored show at The Drunken Unicorn featured Nigredo, My Empty Phantom and The Acorns. The Acorns opened the night with Ross Taylor on a minimal drum kit and Sghetti Head on vocals and acoustic guitar. Sghetti started the Acorns’ set with “Totally Fucking Wasted” because, in his words, “Well, I’m pretty wasted, so I thought it was appropriate…” Then, after several oddly light-hearted songs on heavy subjects, Sghetti jumped off the stage for a raucous sing-along with a couple of dedicated fans who knew his lyrics better than he knew them himself.”

“Lee Maddox Grocery is the sound of a man falling apart. It’s all about that guy at the side of the bar crying in his beer, only to come up for air now and again to moan the blues, then sink band down into the suds. “Alone” begins with an acoustically strummed guitar, before the painful vocal comes in. “And I know that I’m alone now,” it begins, before continuing, “And I see now, it’s what she wanted for me.” This song is sung in a voice that sounds a little like Nick Cave’s, only instead of telling murder ballad stories, The Acorns express self-pity. Then on “Wasted” we hear: “Well, I’m half way to being totally fuckin’ wasted.” And maybe there is a chicken or the egg principle at play in this instance: Did he lose his woman because he was wasted all the time? Or did he start getting “totally f***in’ wasted” because his girl left him?”

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