Elliott Brood - Death Country – dark, gritty folk soul 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 housed in a hand-bound album wrapped in a brown paper bag. Order it now from weewerk if you're a fan of The Handsome Family, Johnny Dowd or The FemBots.
Mark Sasso words / banjo / guitar
Casey Laforet words / guitar
Stephen Pitkin suitcases / sounds