Part One of Town & Country Out Today
Photo by Dustin Seabrook
Town Release In-Store @ Dead Dog Records, 1277 Bloor St. W, Nov 9 @ 7pm.
On their new album, Town, out today, Elliott BROOD journey through familiar haunts and charge down new paths, all in the name of growth, love and family. Overall, Town speaks to the experiences of being away, of missing loved ones, of facing mistakes and reconciling consequences. Part one of a two-album cycle, Town & Country, Elliott BROOD’s Town also speaks to joy, appreciation of where they come from and to the kind of people they’ve become.
“Rose City,” is a love letter to the band’s hometown of Windsor, ON. A southern rocker with a healthy kick, the song fuels another trip down the main drag. Further down the block, “Dark End of the Road” is deep in thought, awash in regret and longing. Even in its darkness, the melody rolls along like headlights guiding the way.
“Paper Money” shuffles and laments, a darkly comedic look at trying to forget your problems when you feel obsolete. A Bell Jar waltz that tenderly sifts through the past, “Evelyn” holds its sorrowful story like a locket.
Clearing the dust and tears from our eyes, “Stars Align” bursts open like a shooting star overhead. Full of uplifting energy, it bops along like a doo-wop swinger with a punk rock pacing. In quick succession, the percussive “Dried Up” claps into action. “My northern heart is drying up down south,” goes its line, which encapsulates Town’s through-line in its ongoing search for the right place at the right time. The steady sparseness and tick-tock heartbeat of album closer “Sinking Stone,” leaves us with whispered vocals and hushed guitars.
Over their twenty years as a band, Elliott BROOD have traveled this country so many times they’ve earned the familiarity that’s felt here, knowing that even if we were once strangers, we’re now friends. Home is about who you’re with, wherever you are.
Town is out today on Six Shooter Records.
Buy / Stream Town here.
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