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!

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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What the road has taught me.

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I think it’s safe for me to speak on behalf of everyone in the band when I say it’s been one hell of a year for The Broadcast. On a personal note I can say this: My understanding for the music industry and what it means to be a touring band in the 21st Century has grown tremendously over the last 10 months, and even more so what it means to be a woman in the business.

First and foremost, I have to give a lot of love and credit to our fans and listeners-  you’ve been so loving and embracing of me on the road- I’ve literally had girls (that were at the time strangers, and are now beautiful friends of mine) offer to do my hair on my days off, take me out shopping at the best local shops because “it must be crazy being on the road with all those guys” and of course let me not forget the half a dozen “parents of the road”, kind strangers who have opened their beautiful homes to us in new cities- sitting us down for home cooked meals, setting up  places for us to sleep, and sending us on our way with food to go.

I won’t lie, when I first set out on the path of becoming a “lead singer in a band” a lot of my dreams were naturally the self serving fantasies of an ambitious 20-something from New York City. As the years have continued to roll on as they do, so has the carousel of my perspective turned to face a new horizon. The people I have met, the cities I have traveled to have made an impression on me that has left me staggeringly altered. I always said I wanted my music to touch the hearts of thousands of people. Now, at the beginning of the closing of another decade in my life I am staring to understand the value of what that means. And yes, there are still the ambitious dreams- headlining Red Rocks, touring overseas, recording with a full orchestra – but those dreams don’t penetrate nearly as deep as the personal connections live music has brought into my life.

Being a touring musician has taught me about what it means to work, what it means to be passionate, what it means to put everything on the line for an idea that I believe in. I believe in live music. I believe in women in music. I believe in the authentic creation of music without the superfluous fluff that is only a distraction from what music has always been intended for. A pathway for communication.

Being a touring musician has taught me about America. As a girl from a suburb outside of Detroit, then transplanted to New York City in high school only to relocate to the mountains of North Carolina in my mid-20s to tour the country in a rock band, let me say this:

We are so much more similar than I ever could have imagined. People are doing incredible things across the country, and when I open my eyes even wider, I can see people are doing extraordinary things around the world. There is an uncanny common thread among us all that is growing. Creating live music is a beautiful service that I have had the gift of offering – a calling that is timeless, spanning across generations – spreading ideas, emotions, messages, protests, cries for help and calls for celebration. I am astronomically lucky to be a part of this cultural lineage.

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-Caitlin

This Week on the Road!!!!

One of our favorite aspects of being in a band full time is the ability to travel across the country doing what we love- an added bonus is hitting up new markets after playing literally hundreds of shows the past three years. That being said, we’re hitting the road this week and playing a couple of spots we haven’t hit up yet!

 

Tuesday all you whitewater junkies can meet us over at the Nantahala Outdoor Center after your wild afternoon on the rapids. We’ll be rocking out on the deck from 4-7 at the end of your adventure so be sure to come hang with us and catch some tunes over a few beers.

Wednesday we’re rocking out for the first time in Macon, GA at The Hummingbird! Caitlin’s got some deep family roots in Macon so we’re stoked to check out the scene and meet the live music community that we’ve heard is brewing down there. It’s a FREE show from 10:30 – ??? so come party with us Macon!

Friday we’re super excited to play Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC for the first time with Toubab Krewe – two things on our bucket list that we’ll be able to check off and it will feel so good!

Saturday we make our return to Martin’s Downtown in Roanoke, VA- a Homegrown Music Network venue!

 

Boom! Come party with us!

Charleston Bound w/ Toubab Krewe Tomorrow!

 

Charleston Pour House Anniversary Party w/ Toubab Krewe!

 

We’re hitting the road tomorrow for three days of fun in the sun in Charleston, South Carolina!

Tomorrow we’re rocking out at Awendaw Green at 9pm…if you haven’t checked this place out yet, we highly recommend it. It reminds us of a mini-festival, multiple bands on the lineup, outdoors with beautiful weather, great vibes, food trucks, and a goat named Jukebox that eats your setlist if you keep it on the ground. You can find out more about the event and lineup here: AWENDAW GREEN

On Friday we’ll be celebrating Aaron’s birthday and also the 11th Anniversary of the Charleston Pour House with our friends Toubab Krewe! It’s going to be a rowdy good time that we’ve been looking forward to for awhile! Get your tickets here: 11TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY TICKETS