Published Aug 19, 2014Moving on from last year's 10th anniversary reissue of Elliott Brood's Tin Type EP, the Ontario roots trio have announced a brand new full-length called Work and Love is on the way this fall.
The LP is due October 21 via Paper Bag Records, making for the first full-length from the outfit since 2011's Days Into Years. Shaking things up a bit, this is the first album to feature an outside producer, with the lucky guy being C'mon/Change of Heart vet Ian Blurton.
The record was tracked at a farmhouse in Bath, ON, over a two-week period, with the rock-styled results reportedly influenced by Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Richard Buckner and Whiskeytown. Lyrically, the group's Casey Laforet and Mark Sasso explore their own personal histories, with songs focusing on "ends of relationships and the tests of adulthood."
In addition to the work whipped up by the trio of Laforet, Sasso and drummer Stephen Pitkin, Work and Love features some extra pedal steel courtesy of Aaron Goldstein (City and Colour) and bass lines from John Dinsmore (Kathleen Edwards, Sarah Harmer).
For a taste of the new record, you can stream the new track "Jigsaw Heart" below, where you'll also find the tracklisting and the band's upcoming tour dates. That's the cover art above.
Work and Love:
1. Little Ones
2. Nothing Left
5. Mission Bell
6. Jigsaw Heart
7. Each Other's Kids
8. Better Times
9. End of the Day
08/23 Elora, ON - Riverfest Elora
08/23 Dundas, ON - The Greenbelt Harvest Picnic
08/30 St. John's, NL - Harbourage Music Festival
08/31 Sun Peaks, BC - Sun Peaks Summer Concert Stage
09/17 New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall
09/18 Washington, DC - Black Cat Backstage
09/20 Bristol, VA - Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
09/21 Bristol, VA - Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
10/25 Bilbao, ESP - Sala Azkena
10/27 Madrid, ESP - Boite
10/28 Barcelona, ESP - Rocksound
10/29 Valencia, ESP - Loco Club
10/31 Jerez, ESP - Serie Z Festival
11/04 Hamburg, DE - Astra Stube
11/07 Suffolk, UK - The Bank Eye
11/12 Deventer, NL - Burgerweeshuis
11/13 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
11/14 Borger, NL - VanSlag
11/15 Ottersum, NL - Roepean