New Series on YouTube + Knoxville & Charlotte Album Release!

We’re always trying to stay up to date and connected in the most direct ways possible with our fans- you guys are the reason we are able to continue doing what we’re doing! We’ve been getting a lot of emails lately with requests to get the know the band more and to see more updates so we’re slowly creating more channels on our YouTube account (kind of like a tv station) – as you can see over there we’ve already got The Broadcast Project- a series that follows us on the road, Talking Heads, a series that keeps you up to date with weekly happenings from The Broadcast, and now a brand new series called The Broadcast Cover Series, which as you can guess is members of the band cover songs by artists we’re inspired by. Our first installment is of Icelandic recording artist Asgeir- someone you should all get hip to as he’s certain to explode in the coming year!

This week we’ve got two album release parties that are close to our hearts- Knoxville, TN at Preservation Pub on Thursday October 24th and The Evening Muse in Charlotte, NC on Saturday October 26th! Be sure to check out the shows if you’re close to one of those cities – they’re going to be awesome shows and even better if you’re there with us to celebrate! 🙂

King and Cross Cover

It’s not often I come across a song that speaks deeply to me. Especially one that inspires me enough to gather a group of touring musicians friends on our day off to learn the song and then perform and record it. But this song is so moving musically, lyrically, emotionally that I wanted to give nod to it’s unique quality.

A few weeks ago on the road Aaron and I were flipping through radio stations when we came across David Dye’s World Cafe on NPR. As we all know, David’s got incredible taste with his finger constantly on the pulse of what’s going on in music. And what’s even better is he really digs in and finds music that is innovative and poignant. We’re lucky to have someone like him available to us in American music today. Thanks David- you rock.

On this particular night he was discussing an Icelandic artist by the name of Asgeir who is going to release his first english album in 2014. The song that came on the radio was simply put, stunning. We immediately found the song and put it on repeat over and over again. After the 150th time of rocking out to it, I turned to Aaron and insisted that this would be a blast to record with our friends in Asheville.

With the help of Independent Arts and Music Asheville located inside Emmy award winning  Echo Mountain Recording Studios  we got together this afternoon, figured out the tune, and recorded it. We even represented Asheville’s very own Moog by including it in the tune! We’ll be posting the video tomorrow – in the meantime, do yourself a favor and open yourself up to your new addiction:

Asgeir – King and Cross

Limited Signed Prints of Album Artwork Available!

One of the most exciting aspects of creating “Dodge the Arrow” was having the chance to work with an art director who really captured the essence of the album in a visual manner. Interestingly enough, we found Josh before we even scheduled recording time in Echo Mountain Studios. I happened upon Joshua Marc Levy + 423 Art & Design while enjoying one of my favorite galleries downtown ZaPow! (if you haven’t checked it out before, put it on your definite list of to do’s next time you’re in Asheville!). The day before I was lamenting to my band members that I had no idea how to go about locating an artist, so decided a little gallery hopping might spark my inspiration.

Low and behold, I waltzed into Zapow! to discover amazing psychedelic but modern prints including band posters of artists I adore, The Black Crows, Modest Mouse, AC/DC. Who IS this artist that absolutely MUST design The Broadcast’s next album?! Turns out not only is Josh a former Brooklynite like myself, he also relocated to Asheville around the time that we did from New York City, making us big apple transplants living it up in the mountains. Bam! Insta-connection.

After an awesome meeting with Josh and his equally inspired wife Amy, the ball got rolling and after a few back and forths, he presented us with the final design for “Dodge the Arrow” a piece of artwork that I continue to fall deeper and deeper in love with. He couldn’t have captured the essence of this album more perfectly. The synchronicity between the songs and the artwork are stunning and I am so proud of the results.

Being as in love with it as we are, we decided to have a limited number of prints made specially for the album release party this Friday at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC. You can’t really tell in the photo I’ve posted below, but Josh had them printed with a special sparkly silver ink. Each print is numbered and signed and will be available at the release party! If there are any copies left at the end, we will set up a link on the website for people to purchase the remaining prints!

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