Sunday, May 27, 2012
In 2012, there is no way to know if there is a place for a band from north of the border with tight Everly Brothers/Byrds/Jayhawks harmonies and a seriousness of purpose, with lyrics informed by both experience and history. But to these ears, which hear a lot of music and which try to find new music that seems like it will have a lasting quality, I haven't heard anything better in a long while. To know now that they can deliver live as well is even more satisfying.
Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe all of my fellow citizens of this city were paying attention, were flat-out blown away by Elliott Brood and their powerful batch of songs, and it wasn't just the sounds of rocking vocals, guitars, and drums that had them on their feet. I hope so. This band is worthy of that kind of praise.