Nova Scotia rock band Wintersleep and Toronto alternative country trio Elliott BROOD are joining forces to perform a co-headlining show at Club One in St. John’s on Oct. 16.
Together for 10 years, Wintersleep produced its fifth album "Hello Hum” in June of this year.
In the summer of 2011, the band regrouped with Scottish producer and friend Tony Doogan (Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai) and Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, MGMT) at the legendary Tarbox Road Studios in upstate New York. The result is 11 new tracks, including the first single, “In Came The Flood.”
Hello Hum is the followup to 2010’s “New Inheritors,” “Welcome To The Night Sky” in 2007 and two self-titled releases. The band has spent the past decade traversing the world.
It took home the 2008 JUNO Award for New Group of the Year, performed on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and has opened for performers including Paul McCartney, Wolf Parade and The Hold Steady.
Elliott BROOD’s 2011 release “Days Into Years” is that band’s third full-length album, following up its 2008 Polaris Music Prize shortlisted record “Mountain Meadows” and 2006 JUNO-nominated “Ambassador.”
Recorded with co-producer John Critchley at Green Door Studios in Toronto and Avening Town Hall in rural Ontario, “Days into Years” is described as amping up the band’s unique brand of roof-raising rhythm stomp while mandolin collides with harmonies, piano and, for the first time, electric guitar.
Since forming in 2002, Elliott BROOD has become a Canadian music institution and has toured with Wilco, Blue Rodeo, Corb Lund and the Sadies, playing festivals across North America, Europe and Australia. The band also scored the 2010 film “Grown-Up Movie Star,” which led to a Gemini nomination for Best Original Song.
Tickets are $27.99 in advance and $32.99 on the day of show (including tax and fees). Tickets will be available Friday at 10 a.m. exclusively online at www.sonicconcerts.com. The show is restricted to ages 19 and up with valid ID. Doors open at 9 p.m.