Elliott Brood – Ghost Gardens

  • September 6, 2017

Canadian alt-Americana/roots trio Elliott Brood follows 2014’s Work and Love with their sixth studio album. Ghost Gardens evokes images of unkempt gardens, forgotten houses and abandoned buildings, and is also a nod to the genesis of the music itself with the rediscovery of old lost demos, rough drafts of lyrics and melody ideas from the early days of the band. Ghost Gardens is a reworking of these finds via through the lens of seasoned musicians and storytellers. Album highlights include: the twinkling sing-a-long “‘Til The Sun Comes Up Again”; the catchy “Dig a Little Hole”; the faded beauty of “The Fall”; the reflective “The Widower”; the tender “Gentle Temper”; the laidback vibe of “T.S Armstrong”; the instrumental “Thin Air”; and the dark closing track “For The Girl.” Ghost Gardens is probably Elliot Brood’s most eclectic album to date and recalls the joy one gets from listening to some of the earlier Simon and Garfunkel albums but through the fuzzed-out roots sound the band is known for. – Written by JFelton



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