Elliott BROOD call their music Death Country – dark, gritty folk music built around whiskey-drenched vocals and lyrics evoking images of love, loss and murder. In their soul-thumping bluegrass songs, banjo keeps time to a strange and chunky angular stomp, with vicious Kentucky-hardcore acoustic guitar and somber, achingly confessional vocal harmonies.
The Toronto-based trio’s six-song debut EP Tin Type is resembles an old-time photo album. Order it now from weewerk if you’re a fan of The Handsome Family, Johnny Dowd, Jon-Rae and the River, or The FemBots.
Elliott BROOD are
Casey Laforet : guitar, words, keys
Mark Sasso : banjo, guitar, words
Stephen Pitkin : suitcases and other percussion