Elliot Brood
Elliot Brood

Album release: “Work and Love” by Elliott BROOD

Release date: 21 October 2014

Label: Paper Bag Records

Listen on: official Elliott Brood website

Toronto trio Elliott BROOD are gearing up to release their highly anticipated new album, ‘Work and Love’ (Paper Bag Records). The album is the follow-up to ‘Days Into Years’, which won a Juno Award in 2013 for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year. For ‘Work and Love’, Elliott BROOD withdrew to a farmhouse in Bath, Ontario where they recorded nine songs in two weeks with producer Ian Blurton (The Weakerthans, Amy Millan) - their first time working with an outside producer. The result is their most personal and urgent album to date, with rock influences that nod as much to Neil Young & Crazy Horse, as much as Richard Buckner and Whiskeytown.

Seattle radio giant, KEXP recently premiered “Jigsaw Heart,” the first new song ‘Work and Love,’ calling it the bands “most adventurous album to date”

On ‘Work and Love,’ Elliott BROOD’s two songwriters Casey Laforet and Mark Sasso decided to mine the bare histories of their own lives: penning verses about the ends of relationships and the tests of adulthood, long drives, childhood retreating in a rear-view mirror. ‘Work and Love’ also serves as a eulogy for the moments on the doorstep of manhood: first loves, lost loves, and young men’s just desserts. 

Select tracks on the album feature Aaron Goldstein (City and Colour) on pedal steel and John Dinsmore (Kathleen Edwards, Sarah Harmer) on bass. ‘Work and Love’ is Elliott BROOD at their sheerest, facing forward and backward at the same time.

Elliott BROOD have confirmed pre-release shows at NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall on 9/17, D.C’s Black Cat Backstage on 9/18 and the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion in Bristol, TN on 9/20-21 (full schedule below). More dates will soon be announced.

Elliott BROOD Tour Dates

08/23 – Elora, ON @ Riverfest Elora

08/23 – Dundas, ON @ The Greenbelt Harvest Picnic

08/30 – St. John’s, NL @ Harbourage Music Festival

08/31 – Sun Peaks, BC @ Sun Peaks Summer Concert Stage

09/17 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall

09/18 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage

09/20 – Bristol, VA @ Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion

09/21 – Bristol, VA @ Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion

10/25 – Bilbao (ESP) @ Sala Azkena

10/27 –  Madrid (ESP) @ Boite

10/28 –  Barcelona (ESP) @ Rocksound

10/29 –  Valencia (ESP) @ Loco Club

10/31 –  Jerez (ESP) @ Serie Z Festival

11/04 – Hamburg (DE) @ Astra Stube

11/07 – Suffolk (UK) @ The Bank Eye

11/12 – Deventer (NL) @ Burgerweeshuis

11/13 – Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso

11/14 – Borger (NL) @ VanSlag

11/15 – Ottersum (NL) @ Roepean

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