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Elliott Brood: inspired, influenced by a five-day trip

Nelson Daily Editor
By Nelson Daily Editor
November 4th, 2011

Elliott Brood

@ Spiritbar, Friday, Nov. 4 at 10 pm

Elliott BROOD will release their third full-length in Canada this month on Paper Bag Records.

Days Into Years was produced by the band and John Critchley at Avening Town Hall and Park Side Drive Studios.

During their first European tour back in 2007, Elliott BROOD found themselves with five days to reach Barcelona from Amsterdam.

They chose to take the back roads on the southward journey and they soon found themselves winding their way through the Belgian and French coastal landscapes.

They were drawn to the picturesque seaside ports, quaint villages and secluded fields in the countryside, where they were compelled to stop and explore.

They visited historical battlefields and cemeteries along the way, all culminating in an early morning stop at Juno Beach.

Not until weeks later, caught in the midsummer Paris rush hour traffic, did the band begin to discuss the effects of that journey.

As they reflected upon their experiences, they came to an understanding that they would one day write an album that was inspired and influenced by that five-day trip. Days Into Years is that album.

Elliott BROOD are Casey Laforet (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass pedals, bass guitar, mandolin, banjo, lap steel,vocals) Mark Sasso (banjo, guitar, harmonica, vocals) and Stephen Pitkin (percussion, drums, piano, vocals).

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