Seismic-Sound Album Reviews: Elliot Brood,Brokaw, and Lost Lander.
Elliot Brood– Days Into Years
Release Date- Out now
“Death country”? Yes please.
This Toronto band is laying down some stomp down alt country, calling up gospel truth that made bands like The Jayhawks so great.
For a band mostly known for blowing the doors off, EB is letting the hushed moments and Mark Sasso’s raspy howl speak for them. From the radio-ready love letter ‘Lindsay’ to the haunting preciousness of ‘West End Sky’, Days Into Years will draw you in.
@ The Crocodile- Feb 28th
Brokaw– Interiors (Good To Die Records)
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Good To Die Records has birthed another beast with Brokaw’s debut, Interiors.
Made up of Seattle music vets, Brokaw breakneck through 27minutes of rock of the ballsiest order, a concoction of noise and groove with a faint aroma of metal.
Blood, sweat and buds aside, Interiors somehow falls short, relying a bit to much on the crushing wall of sound while letting the vocals hang on the roadside. Head up, eyes out, Brokaw kills live.
@ The Sunset- Feb 3rd
Lost Lander– DRRT
Release Date-Out Now
These PDX natives create a grand piece of work that expands, morphing upon every listen.
On the debut DRRT, Matt Sheehy vocals are confident and otherwordly, complemented by Ex-Menomena Bert Knopf production. Textures and sounds (beats, harmonies, handclaps, strings, is that a ukelele?) are layered effortlessly, creating an all encompassing sound that pays tribute while holding court all it’s own, stepping out of the PNW folk box.