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Timber Timbre is a Canadian folk rock band, whose sole core member is singer-songwriter Taylor Kirk. His stage name is a play on the sound of his beat-up guitar (timbre) and the noise his father would yell (timber) when trees crashed on the farm where he was raised, an hour north of Brooklin, Ontario.
Kirk released two albums independently before releasing a self-titled album on Out of This Spark in January 2009. He subsequently signed to Arts and Crafts, who re-released the album on June 30 in Canada and July 28 internationally. The album was named as a longlist nominee for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize on June 15, 2009, and was deemed album of the year by Toronto's Eye Weekly.
Timber Timbre's sound has been described as "an aesthetic rooted in swampy, ragged blues" and "beautifully restrained blues from an alternate universe", which creates a cinematic and spooky atmosphere.