Okay, how in the hell did I miss a new Timber Timbre record release this month!? The spooky Ontario folk outfit, featuring brilliant lead singer Taylor Kirk, released a 10-track album, “Hot Dreams”, on April first via Arts and Crafts. It’s the follow-up to the Polaris Music Prize short-listed “Creep On Creepin’ On” (2011). Since the release, Timber Timbre is sharing an alternate version of “Curtains!?”, featuring the dark, deep vocals of Fiver, solo project of Toronto singer-songwriter Simone Schmidt, also known for fronting The Highest Order. The song is sinister sounding, and I can hear hints of a 70s-porno kind of sensual aesthetic: “Picture me a magazine / Empty the night / No there isn’t much redeeming / About this dawn and breaking light.” — David D. Robbins Jr.