Available on CD Baby and Itunes, Shawn Crowle's quasi-conceptual debut album paints the portrait of a dark and dying small town on the prairies and the lost souls that reside there; a portrait of the human condition, scattered with moments of heartbreak and hope, love and loss and a search for understanding. As intentionally rough-edged as the characters that populate it, the album is formed around a live take of guitar and voice; the songs are made up of simple, sparse arrangements falling in around a unique, melancholic yelp, always keeping the story at the forefront.
GRAYOWL POINT REVIEW: http://glasspaperweight.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/review-elegy-shawn-crowle/
"For Shawn Crowle there is no in-between. You’ll either love this album or you’ll hate it. Whatever you do think of it, you’ll have to admit that he is a seriously unique Canadian voice. Top Tracks: “Running”; “The Rock & Roll Band”"
LEICESTER BANGS REVIEW: http://www.leicesterbangs.co.uk/mar11-14.html
“With a voice that most closely resembles that of the late (and quite possibly great) Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Shawn Crowle certainly stands out in mannered singer-songwriter circles."
INDEPENDENT MUSIC NEWS REVIEW: http://indiemusicnews.info/single-review-shawn-crowle-running/
"He promotes every song like a nice walk in the park, disrupted by a homeless man looking for spare change. Two different worlds collide and ultimately poverty is left lying on the floor; like an old newspaper stuck on the window of an abandoned house. Shawn Crowle – I salute you for showing me ‘that’ different world in nearly 3 minutes of reality. Rate: 10/10"