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Elliott Brood

Folk-rock alt country from Hamilton, Canada

Elliott Brood

The Royal Oui

Sat, October 6

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Doug Fir Lounge

Portland, OR

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Elliott Brood
Elliott Brood
Elliott BROOD is a three-piece Folk Rock Alt Country band based in Hamilton, Canada. Their brand of fuzzed-up roots music has always made for a captivating, and frenetic live performance. That energy has always translated onto the band’s five previous critically acclaimed records. In 2013 the band won a Juno Award for their World War One inspired album “Days Into Years”. Over the course of their career they have been nominated for a total of five Juno awards. In 2009 they were shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize and in 2012 the band found themselves nominated for a Genie Award for their original song “West End Sky” that was featured in the film “Grown Up Movie Star”. Their style has been called everything from ‘blackgrass’ to ‘death country,’ but those descriptions don’t capture the transcendent heights of their unique approach to roots music. Fall 2017 will see the band release their sixth full-length studio album “Ghost Gardens” via Paper Bag Records.

The title “Ghost Gardens” alludes to a phenomenon whereby the perennial gardens of houses and buildings having been abandoned or forgotten for years or even decades, continue to grow and reappear year after year, despite their original caretakers' absence.

Elliott Brood's “Ghost Gardens” began with the rediscovery of lost demo songs from a decade and a half earlier, the beginning of the bands career to be exact. The misplaced hard drive had long been forgotten in a garage, just sitting dormant in an old suitcase. The recordings were demos and rough pencil sketches of song lyrics and melody ideas. Not often in life does a band get to step back in time to rediscover their lost younger selves and get to amend or alter that existence, in an odd way this is the band rediscovering their former selves while simultaneously being years wiser both musically and lyrically.

Elliott BROOD are Mark Sasso, Casey Laforet and Stephen Pitkin


2004 Tin Type (weewerk records)
2005 AMBASSADOR (Six Shooter Records)
2008 Mountain Meadows (Six Shooter Records)
2011 Days Into Years (Paper Bag Records)
2014 Work And Love (Paper Bag Records)
The Royal Oui
The Royal Oui
The pair has made an all-out dance party of a follow-up with ‘This is Someday’, a collection of heartfelt, hopeful pop anthems that will surely find their way onto every great TV and film soundtrack for the next five years.”
— CBC Music Spring Preview 2017

“Sharing the vocal duties works incredibly well for this creative duo and in the words of Aristotle it is true that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. ‘This is Someday’ is well-crafted, beautifully written and highly recommended.”
— Canadian Beats

The buzzing synths and aggressive electro sound of The Royal Oui’s This is Someday (File Under: Music) are a departure from the dreamy, acoustic mood of their self-titled debut which earned accolades from sources like Rolling Stone and American Songwriter.

Performer described the band as “impassioned indie pop," while No Depression said, “The Royal Oui is able to make listeners feel true love.“ On tour, they have supported Great Lake Swimmers, Lindi Ortega, the Weather Station, Steve Poltz, Yuna, Jacco Gardner, and many others.

This is Someday is a confident, colorful follow-up, encompassing everything from the beat-heavy “Sideways” to the rousing Americana of “Wedding Dress.” While writing and recording the album, the duo threw the old rules out the window. They decided to embrace experimentation, instead of putting ideas off for some future date. Out of this creative explosion, a theme revealed itself. Why wait? This is Someday.