The dusty back roads that folk rock band Elliott BROOD have taken through seven cross-Canada marathons, three European tours, an American tour, European festival dates and their recent debut in Australia have led them to the release of their second album, Mountain Meadows, on June 24, 2008.
--Fall tours of Europe, Canada and the USA after a summer of hitting Festivals across Canada.
--Mountain Meadows has spent 13 weeks (and counting) on the college radio charts in Canada, reaching #2 on Earshot and ChartAttack.
--Cover story in July's Exclaim! Magazine
--"Mountain Meadows", the followup to their acclaimed, Juno-nominated full length debut, "Ambassador" released June 24 on Six Shooter Records.
--Internationally, Elliott Brood has toured Europe extensively, and also played USA shows with the Great Lake Swimmers and Do Make Say Think.
Stalking shadows on the prairies with a compass and set of matches, shaking the mountains loose with howls and footstomps and, settled in meadows, while whispering tales under darkening skies, obsessed with history or historically obsessed, either way, Elliott BROOD have a penchant for stories they just can’t shake.
Since their beginnings with their EP, Tin Type, home of the cult hit, “O’ Alberta!”, to their Juno-nominated, debut full length Ambassador, Elliott BROOD have earned the praise of connoisseurs and critics alike. They’ve won over legions of fans with their raw and energetic live shows and their atmospheric, richly crafted records, making a name for themselves worldwide. They’ve carried their tune through seven cross Canada marathons, including the headlining spot on the Exclaim! Magazine sponsored Wood, Wires & Whiskey tour and opening shows for Wilco, Blue Rodeo, Corb Lund and The Sadies. They have completed three European tours, playing Festivals throughout Europe, Great Britain and Scandinavia, including an opening spot in Paris with Broken Social Scene. The BROOD have toured through the USA with Do, Make, Say Think and early this year, they made their debut in Australia with the release of Ambassador on ABC Records in the spring of 2008.
Alongside the Juno nomination, Ambassador earned The BROOD a Galaxy Rising Star award for Best New Artist 2006, landing them on Best of Lists from The Globe & Mail to CBC Radio 3, a four-star review from British music mag heavy, UNCUT, and kept them on the college radio charts for over 17 weeks.
With the release of their new record, Mountain Meadows, comes a new chapter. It marks the evolution of Elliott BROOD from a backwoods character into a timeless figure. Recorded in Town halls, front rooms, back rooms and good old recording studios, the album’s wandering melodies are driven by rusty guitars and aching vocals that waltz around charming piano lines while ukuleles and banjos sway to and fro between a chorus of horns. It’s sunnier the higher you climb the Mountain, but in the Meadows below lay darker themes each with their own lore.
Mountain Meadows (Six Shooter Records)
Ambassador (Six Shooter Records)
Tin Type EP (Weewerk)
See videos for Second Son and The Bridge from the album Ambassador on youtube:
Second Son - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8cTgQPH-qw
The Bridge - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZqvz33PQog