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Elliott Brood

Canadian alt-folk/country group Elliott Brood formed in 2002 based around the songwriting of Windsor, Ontario natives Mark Sasso and Casey Laforet. Inspired by their mutual admiration for Neil Young, the Band, and the Flying Burrito Brothers, the two friends began playing together as a duo in Toronto. During one of their earliest shows, they befriended soundman Stephen Pitkin, who became involved first as their producer and later as their full-time percussionist. Adopting a rural-themed aesthetic, the group released its first EP, Tin Type, packaged in a paper bag that also contained a handmade Old West-style photo book. The EP fared well on college radio, and in 2005 they followed it up with their full-length debut, Ambassador, named after the Ambassador Bridge connecting Windsor with Detroit. All talented singers and multi-instrumentalists, Elliott Brood became known for swapping instruments on-stage and mixing dark acoustic roots sounds with more rock-oriented electric guitar songs. Their second album, Mountain Meadows, was shortlisted for the 2009 Polaris Prize and in 2010 they composed the score for the indie film Grown Up Movie Star. The following year they launched their own record label, Paper Bag Records, and released their third album, Days into Years. Continuing with their aggressive touring schedule, the band has shared bills with the Sadies, Wilco, the Black Crowes, and many more. In 2013 they revisited the sound of their earliest release with the all-acoustic Tin Type II EP. Working with an outside producer for the first time, they enlisted Ian Blurton to record their fourth LP, 2014's Work and Love. ~ Timothy Monger
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  1.   Song
  2.   Write It All Down For You
  3.   Lindsay
  4.   Their Will
  5.   Without Again
  6.   The Valley Town
  7.   Second Son
  8.   Will They Bury Us?
  9.   Hold You
  10.   Taken
  11.   The Spring Floods (Interlude)
  12.   Jigsaw Heart
  13.   Nothing Left
  14.   Tired
  15.   Lines
  16.   If I Get Old
  17.   End of the Day
  18.   Mission Bell
  19.   The Bridge
  20.   Little Ones
  21.   Better Times
  22.   W.W.y.H.M.B.
  23.   Northern Air
  24.   Acer Negundo
  25.   The Body
  26.   President (35)
  27.   Twill
  28.   West End Sky
  29.   Johnny Rooke
  30.   Wolfgang
  31.   31 Years
  32.   My Friend
  33.   My Mother's Side
  34.   T-Bill
  35.   Owen Sound
  36.   Banjo Song
  37.   Each Other's Kids
  38.   Chuckwagon
  39.   Miss You Now
  40.   Back of the Lot
  41.   Woodward Avenue
  42.   Superior
  43.   Notes
  44.   Jackson
  45.   Don't Take it Away
  46.   Garden River
  47.   Fingers And Tongues
  48.   Northern Air

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