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! 🙂

VA/TN/NC all in a weekend’s work…

We’re hitting the road again today for a string of shows coming up in celebration of our new album “Dodge the Arrow” which released on September 24th! You can check it out FO FREEEE at www.thebroadcast.bandcamp.com and if you dig it you can download it and rock out to it whenever you want! If however you want a physical copy of it (for now) you’ll have to come to a show. We’re working on the whole online store thing, but until we can get our act together, the shows are where the CDs are at!

Here’s where you can pick up a copy of the record this weekend:

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Thursday October 10- 622 North, Blacksburg, VA (with our friends Atlas Road Crew!)

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Friday October 11- 620 State, Bristol, TN (Breast Cancer Benefit Concert- open to the public!)

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Saturday October 12- Hickory Oktoberfest – 2pm mainstage

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Saturday October 12- The Garage – Winston-Salem, NC (with our friends The Heritage!)

 

We’ve got amazing friends and fans and music supporters in all of these cities- we can’t wait to share this album that we made specifically for you!

ALBUM RELEASE PARTY TONIGHT!

If you haven’t heard then I’m convinced you have been living under a rock for the last two weeks because Asheville has been blowing up about our ALBUM RELEASE PARTY!  We’ll be posting some of the awesome reviews in our blog in the coming days- but crazy beautiful love to The Mountain Xpress, Bold Life Magazine, Ashvegas, The Laurel of Asheville, Visit Asheville, The Homegrown Music Network, WNCW Radio,  and The Asheville Citizen-Times for all of their press surrounding the show!

 

We’re so excited for tonight it literally feels like Christmas! Join us at The Grey Eagle tonight for the album release party! Doors are at 8pm with the show kicking off at 9pm with The Deluge from Winston-Salem followed by Asheville’s very own David Earl and the Plowshares! The Broadcast hits around 11pm!

 

Can’t wait to see you there!

A word on Dodge the Arrow from Caitlin

Amazed, overwhelmed, exhausted, a bit nervous and thrilled all at once- ladies and gentleman, I present to you:

DODGE THE ARROW

Today has been a strange and wonderful mixture of emotions. The Broadcast has been collectively a group now for several years, and while “technically” we have released previous albums, “Dodge the Arrow” feels like the first true piece of work we’ve ever released. This is the first time in my life that I allowed myself as a writer to be boldly honest with myself through music. Not to say that I wasn’t truthful in previous recordings, but if music is a representation of the artist who creates it, lets just say mine was like this: a clump of delicious smelling play-doh exploring the world with things sticking to me along the way: a paper clip, an indian head penny, some cat hair, a whole lot of dirt, and some left over glitter from a fahhhbulous party at Limelight the night before. Basically, who I was carried a whole lot of influence from the outside world. Growing up in a place like New York City, it’s no wonder – in the mecca of urban culture there’s so much to ingest, a kid can really lose themselves along the way.

Only in my most recent years in Asheville and on the road touring have I started to strip the layers and discover the root identity that was hidden beneath all of the lovely mess of life I was carrying with me. Performing has also in turn allowed me to shed the facade and have a real relationship with myself. Inevitably after hundreds of shows, all you are left with onstage as an artist is yourself. I don’t believe in personas. They’re a modern day masquerade for the masses.

As a performing artist, the “good lord they gave me CHILLS!” moment comes when the artist is being unabashedly honest with an emotional experience and offering that experience to the viewer, who in turn creates a continuous triangular energy between the artist and whatever magic it is out there that’s controlling the clockworks – call it God, the higher being, Allah, the powers that be, Bokonon, whatever it is that tickles your fancy – live music creates this connection. Whew! That’s a lot of words. But seriously think about that, reread it a few times if you have to because it’s true. The live music experience is incredible because there is something amazing that happens when you gather a group of people together to honor and enjoy the act of the creation of sound. It’s primal. It’s in our DNA.

“Dodge the Arrow” is my first attempt as a writer to express this new perspective. I am greatly blessed to be surrounded by five wonderful musicians who have always consistently encouraged my literary passion – Tyler, Michael, Aaron, Matt and Rich’s support of my lyrics has allowed me to flourish in who I continue to become every day – this is a beautiful gift.

If you are reading this, I deeply and genuinely hope you connect with Dodge the Arrow. I literally wrote it with you, the listener in mind. I wanted to offer you something filled with honesty said in my own way that I dream will resonate with you in your life for years to come.

Most Sincerely,

Caitlin

 

 

ALBUM RELEASE LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AWAY!

It’s almost here, it’s almost here, it’s almost here! The blood, the sweat, the tears, the touring, the van breaking down- 2013 has been a CRAZY year and we can’t think of a more perfect way to end it than to tie it with the most beautiful bow of all- a brand spankin’ new record!

Mark your calendars, “Dodge the Arrow” will be available Tuesday September 24th with the first official album release party at The Grey Eagle on Friday, September 27th! We’ve got The Deluge and David Earl and the Plowshares opening up for us and also have a grand finale that you WILL NOT WANT TO MISS!

Special finale performers include:

Matt Williams (Tiny Boxes), Ryan Reardon (Zansa), Moses Atwood (Blood Gypsies), Jason DeCristofaro, Ellie Schwarz and Pamela Jones!

Want a hint on the grand finale song?

 

JAMES BOND.