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 the first single from the album “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 are:
• Casey Laforet (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass pedals, bass guitar, mandolin, banjo, lap steel, vocals)
• Mark Sasso (banjo, guitar, harmonica, vocals)
• Stephen Pitkin (percussion, drums, piano, vocals)
1. Little Ones
2. Nothing Left
5. Mission Bell
6. Jigsaw Heart
7. Each Other’s Kids
8. Better Times
9. End of the Day
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The BROOD boys are at it again, with the release of their latest single ‘Little Ones’.
The JUNO Award winning Elliott BROOD, have recorded a Paper Bag session which you can see at the above link. The track comes from the bands forthcoming album ‘Work and Love’ due out on 4th November 2014.
Little ones blends the bands country charm with impressive vocal harmonies, and retro instrumentation. This is all rounded off with smooth and lucid pedal steelplayed by Aaron Goldstein of City and Colour.
The video features the band (and Goldstein) performing the song in session for Paper Bag Records. The video is as beguiling as the song itself, and the setting and filming of the session compliment the song perfectly.
Watch the video for ‘The Little ones’ BELOW: