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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.   The Valley Town
  3.   Their Will
  4.   Without Again
  5.   Write It All Down For You
  6.   Lindsay
  7.   Second Son
  8.   Miss You Now
  9.   'Til the Sun Comes Up Again
  10.   Lines
  11.   31 Years
  12.   West End Sky
  13.   Little Ones
  14.   Don't Take it Away
  15.   Back of the Lot
  16.   Hold You
  17.   Mission Bell
  18.   Fingers And Tongues
  19.   End of the Day
  20.   Jigsaw Heart
  21.   Nothing Left
  22.   If I Get Old
  23.   Owen Sound
  24.   Northern Air
  25.   Will They Bury Us?
  26.   Better Times
  27.   Chuckwagon
  28.   Acer Negundo
  29.   Woodward Avenue
  30.   My Mother's Side
  31.   T-Bill
  32.   Taken
  33.   Superior
  34.   Northern Air
  35.   Johnny Rooke
  36.   The Spring Floods (Interlude)
  37.   Wolfgang
  38.   Banjo Song
  39.   My Friend
  40.   Tired
  41.   Twill
  42.   The Bridge
  43.   Each Other's Kids
  44.   Jackson
  45.   Notes
  46.   W.W.y.H.M.B.
  47.   Garden River
  48.   President (35)
  49.   The Body

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