Canada’s Elliott BROOD are excited to announce the release of their upcoming album “Days Into Years” out February 7, 2012 through Paper Bag Records. This marks the bands’ third full-length album, following their nationally acclaimed “Mountain Meadows,” which was short-listed for the Polaris Prize. Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, including their “Tin Type” EP and Juno-nominated “Ambassador,” “Days Into Years” is a ten-track masterpiece of deeply personal songs that weave together pieces of the past in a beautifully cinematic way.
Listen/Download/Share: “Northern Air” (as featured on KEXP “Song of the Day”)
Watch/Share: Elliott BROOD Perform “Lindsay” Live (The Paper Bag Sessions)
Recorded with co-producer John Critchley at Green Door Studios in Toronto, the album was inspired as the trio were driving through the backroads of France on the last leg of a European tour, as they came upon a WWI military cemetary. “We saw all these Canadian names, and it really resonated with us, these young guys that had gone off to war,” says Mark, “but when you actually visit a place where the battles were, it hits you a lot harder.”
“Days Into Years” is about story telling and history, nostalgia and loss. Opening track “Lindsay” invites you into the process of revisiting one’s life while cleaning out an old family home. “If I Get Old” daydreams of making it through difficult times, be they in the trenches or a sickbed, and finding a nice place in the country to live out one’s final moments. “Days Into Years” presents these reflections as a celebration of life, particularly on the perfect summer single “Northern Air,” a love letter both to the rural Ontario landscape and the memory of a departed friend whose spirit now resides there.
Elliott BROOD are Casey Laforet (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass pedals, bass guitar, mandolin,
banjo, lap steel,vocals) Mark Sasso (banjo, guitar, harmonica, vocals) and Stephen Pitkin (percussion,drums, piano, vocals). Giving a nod to acts like Okkervil River and The Decemberists with their rootsy understones and foot-stomping rhythms, Elliott BROOD are a promising new trio from Canada. Their music tells “a macabre story” (NPR) and “and sounds at home just about anywhere” (KEXP), and are guaranteed to conjure up a little taste of home with this fantastic February release.