August 19, 2008

New from the Broken West: “Auctioneer”

I just made myself a brand spankin’ new mix CD last night for a roadtrip and I keep finding myself throwing Broken West tracks on every mix I make lately. Now I have new fodder:

Aquarium Drunkard posted an exclusive new track this morning from L.A.’s Broken West, who released one of my favorite albums of 2007.

Auctioneer – The Broken West

In a few short weeks their sophomore effort Now or Heaven will be released on Merge Records. You can preorder it now, and then go catch them on tour like I plan to do:

9/09: Hi Dive, Denver
9/10: Slowdown JR, Omaha
9/11: The Picador, Iowa City
9/12: Orpheum Stage Door, Madison
9/13: 400 Bar, Minneapolis
9/15: Schubas, Chicago
9/16: Pike Room, Pontiac
9/17: Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto
9/21: Mercury Lounge, New York
9/22: Middle East, Cambridge
9/23: Cafe Nine, New Haven
9/24: TBA, DC
9/25: Local 506, Chapel Hill
9/28: The Basement, Nashville
9/29: Hi Tone, Memphis
9/30: Dan’s Silverleaf, Denton
10/1: Mohawk, Austin
10/4: Spaceland, Los Angeles

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  • I had never heard of them until this morning…and I was in awe. Great stuff, I’m definitely going to have to get their CDs.

    Bona Fide Darling — August 19, 2008 @ 2:51 pm

  • If I only purchased music based on your reviews, I’d have more than I could possibly enjoy. I started streaming the new Broken West disc and by song three I had pre-ordered it. Thanks, Heather!

    HCJoel — August 19, 2008 @ 7:37 pm

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
—Nick Hornby, Songbook
"Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel."
—Hunter S. Thompson

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