× Elliott BROOD to tour EU with new album "Work And Love"

Elliott BROOD to tour EU with new album "Work And Love"

16-10-2014

For their fifth album, Elliott Brood wanted to break things. 2008’s Mountain Meadows was shortlisted for the Polaris Prize, and the band’s last record, Days Into Years, won a 2011 Juno award for roots album of the year. Now was the time to smash the precedents, break the mould. To withdraw to a farmhouse in Bath, Ontario, hammering out nine songs in two weeks. The new studio album Work And Love is to be released on October 21st on Paper Bag Records. The day after their EU tour starts and will run till mid-November. In the meantime you can already listen to the album which is streaming one week early right here: www.relix.com/premiere_elliott_brood

On Work And Love, songwriters Casey Laforet and Mark Sasso draw on their life experiences for songs that feel of the moment with nods to such artists as Richard Buckner and Neil Young & Crazy Horse. Joining Laforet, Sasso and Stephen Pitkin on this release are such guests as Aaron Goldstein (City and Colour, Daniel Romano) on pedal steel and John Dinsmore (Kathleen Edwards) on bass.

For this tour Aaron Goldstein joins them on the road. Expect songs which are loud and quiet but mostly loud, and always reaching toward something. First loves, lost loves, fuck-ups and young men’s just desserts. Laforet has called Work and Love a “lament for youth”, but it’s also a eulogy for the moments that came just after, on the doorstep of manhood. It’s music of remembered abandon, new burdens, and those nights, years ago, when the moonlit fields seemed to go on forever. It’s Elliott Brood at their sheerest, facing forward and backward at the same time.

Tourdates:
2014.10.22 Leiden (NL) @ Q-Bus
2014.10.24 Lyon (FR) @ Les Bons Sauvages
2014.10.25 Bilbao (ESP) @ Sala Azkena
2014.10.27 Madrid (ESP) @ Boite
2014.10.28 Barcelona (ESP) @ Rocksound
2014.10.31 Jerez (ESP) @ Serie Z Festival
2014.11.04 Hamburg (DE) @ Astra Stube
2014.11.05 Berlin (DE) @ Crystal
2014.11.07 Suffolk (UK) @ The Bank Eye
2014.11.08 Bristol (UK) @ Stag & Hounds
2014.11.09 London (UK) @ The Islington
2014.11.10 Brighton (UK) @ Prince Albert
2014.11.11 Nottingham (UK) @ The Doghouse
2014.11.12 Deventer (NL) @ Burgerweeshuis
2014.11.13 Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso
2014.11.14 Borger (NL) @ VanSlag
2014.11.15 Ottersum (NL) @ Roepean

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