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Magic Arrow ~ Timber Tibre

TimberTibreTimber 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. 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 Eye Weekly.

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… Their song “Demon Host” was featured in the end credits to the 2013 film The Last Exorcism Part II.

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.  but eventually lost to Tanya Tagaq’s Animism.

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 an atmosphere that is cinematic and spooky.

Magic Arrow

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”.


Magic Arrow – Taylor Kirk

Mystic palm, gem and tarot
A few escape your magic arrow
I saw you reel them in for miles
Each captivated crooked smile
And you know you can heal them all
Your double diamond disposition
Refractions of your center prism
Your magic arrow flies precision

And you saw it from that vantage point
Perimeter scratched on the nation’s native hide
And we saw those christian clippers glide
Over white caps and white sails hide
Over white knuckles
And I was fine till I saw the pale horse ride
And open up it’s gape across the ocean floor
You were fine till you saw the white rider take
And take some more

Our mother’s milk double faro
A few escape your magic arrow
And with a Christ as bayonet
Oh you siphoned off the hellion’s threats
And even in your ghastly visions
Your magic arrow flies precision
Whistles fly like a boiling potion
Charges like a locomotive

And you saw it from that vantage point
Perimeter scratched on the nation’s native hide
And we saw those christian clippers glide
Over white caps and white sails and hide
Over white knuckles
And you were fine till you saw the pale horse ride
Open up it’s gape across the ocean floor
You were fine till you saw the white rider take
And take some more

  • Audio from the 2009 album, Timber Timbre:

Timber Tibre album

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