Toronto’s Juno-award-winning, Polaris-Prize-shortlisted band Elliott Brood make their Carleton debut with a three night stand – Tuesday, November 24th (8 PM), Wednesday, November 25th (8 PM) and Thursday, November 26th (9 PM) Tickets are $25. Support on the night will be provided by Hamilton’s Grey Lands.
Formed in 2002, Elliott Brood (the name, a bastardized homage of the fem fatale character in the 1984 baseball film The Natural) united teenaged pals Mark Sasso and Casey Laforet over their grown-up love for Neil Young, The Band and The Flying Burrito Bros. Third member Steve Pitkin (ex-Superfriendz) was an accidental miracle; he fell into the group after working sound at one of its earliest concerts, offering to record their first EP.
That record – Tin Type – was a college radio hit and soon this compact trio was making some big noise. Across five subsequent albums, sharing vocals and trading instruments – each of the band members seems to play everything – Elliott Brood have become one of the premier acts in Canadian roots music. Their latest, Work and Love is out now on Paper Bag Records.
Grey Lands is the side project of Cuff The Duke’s Wayne Petti and, along with band-mates Daniel Empringham and Nick Hind-Knapp, have just released their first album of original material – Right Arm.
From Exclaim! Magazine: Harkening back to indie rock’s early days, the album offers up a short and sweet series of fuzzed-out, melodic, tap-your-toes-along songs. Back-to-back opening cuts “False Alarm” and “Another Lie” were previously shared, but the garage-brewed aesthetic and back-to-basics catchiness continues on throughout tracks like the aptly titled “Lo-Fi Junkie” and “Arabian Knights.” Things get a bit dark and psychedelic on “Go the Wrong Way” before the 30-minute set comes to a crunchy instrumental close with “Collide and Conquer.”