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