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Exclusive: The Broadcast Shares Live Session Of A Powerful Track About NYC

The Broadcast by Sandlin Gaither
The Broadcast by Sandlin Gaither

It’s the dream, right… that someone high up on the ladder will recognize your talent and whisk you off to a life of fame and fortune? For the Broadcast, that’s more or less how the story goes, when Jim Scott, seven-time Grammy-winning producer, who has lent his Midas touch to Tedeschi Trucks Band, Wilco, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Grace Potter, Tom Petty and the Rolling Stones, heard the rock-meets-soul group and insisted they come out to LA, where they recorded their sophomore record, From the Horizon, which drops on June 17th.

Though to be fair to the Broadcast, the group had picked up plenty of steam on their own before they hooked up with Scott, making waves and selling out shows in the NYC scene at the Blue Note, the Bitter End and Mercury Lounge before relocating to Asheville, NC (where they’re recently become the Official Band Ambassadors for Asheville via Asheville Creates), and sharing stages with Mavis Staples, John Prine, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, the Wood Brothers, Brandi Carlile and many more throughout years of non-stop touring.

Today, Elmore is premiering “Sirens,” part of a series of videos the band filmed at Asheville’s famous Echo Mountain Studios, where the group recorded their first record, Dodge The Arrow. Frontwoman Caitlin Krisko wrote the song about her time in New York City, sharing, ““Sirens” is one of the more personal songs on [From The Horizon]. Growing up in NYC was an incredible dream come true, but unfortunately I was in the city on 9/11, and the event was one that changed my life forever. Being so close to something like that really altered the way I looked at the world, and paying homage to that experience felt really important to me. It took a long time and a lot of distance to make sense of the events that took place on that day. As it turns out, we recorded “Sirens” in the studio on the 14th anniversary of 9/11 – I think we really captured the raw emotion everyone felt that day on this track.”

Krisko proves herself to be a dynamic, mesmerizing performer, commanding the sparse studio space with the same searing energy she might to a crowd of 10,000. In moments, she locks eyes with the camera, and you can feel the intensity of the track. Though the band is evenly spaced throughout the studio, they unite with a storm of energy, building into tremendous crescendos– percussion, guitar and keys bolstering Krisco’s raspy vocals. The lyrics symbolically speak of the tragedy, too hard to address head on; “that mean old wind tore through this town, and tore this town right to the ground.”

The Broadcast will return to NYC on June 16th to play a show at American Beauty, and then head out on a tour throughout the US and Europe. Pre-order From The Horizon via the band’s website, watch the video for “Sirens,” and check out the Broadcast’s full tour dates below.


Upcoming Tour Dates:
June 15 – MilkBoy – Philadelphia, PA
June 16 – American Beauty – NY, NY
June 17 – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC
June 18 – Capitol Ale House Music Hall  – Washington, DC
June 23 – Calico Room – Wilmington, NC
June 24 – Jimmy’s – Wrightsville Beach, NC
June 25 – High Rock Outfitters – Lexington, SC
June 30 – Boone Saloon – Boone, NC 
July 1 – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC
July 7 – Downtown Alive – Greenville, SC
July 9 – Levitt AMP Music Series – Greensboro, SC *
July 10 – The Pour House Music Hall –  Raleigh, NC
July 15 – The Willow Tree – Johnson City, TN
July 17 – The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC
July 21 – Hendersonville Rhythm and Brews Festival – Hendersonville, NC
July 23 – Magnolia Music & Medicine Show – Eastman, GA
August 6 – Steppin’ Out Festival – Beverley, VA
August 12 – Ugly Dog Pub – Cashiers, NC
August 13 – Saturday’s On The Pine – Highlands, NC
August 13 – Ugly Dog Pub – Highlands, NC
August 19 & 20 – Camp Barefoot – Elkins, WV **
September 16 & 17 – Wormtown Music Fest – Greenfield, MA ***
October 7 – RiverMUSIC (w/ Blitzen Trapper) – Asheville, NC ****
October 13 – Manuscript – Oostende, Belgium
October 14 – Hipster Cafe – Rouen, France
October 16 – Blue Devils – Orleans, France
October 18 – La Ley Seca – Cadrete, Spain
October 20 – Compacto – Plasencia, Spain
October 21 – Salason – Cangas, Spain
October 22 – Niemeyer – Aviles, Spain
October 23 – Gran Cafe – León, Spain
October 25 – La Cochera Cabaret – Málaga, Spain
October 26 – Louie Louie – Estepona, Spain
October 28 – Festival – Cambrils, Spain
October 29 – RockSound – Barcelona, Spain
October 30 – Torredembarra – La Travesia, Spain
November 2 – Kofferkultur – Furth, Germany
November 4 – Kulturrampe – Krefeld, Germany
November 5 – MFC – Coevorden, Netherlands
November 6 – Enschede – Enschede, Netherlands
November 10 – E-Street – Sundsvall, Sweeden
November 11 – Kulturgaraget – Avesta, Sweden
November 12 – Garage Bar – Högerud, Sweeden
November 15 – Music Star – Norderstedt, Germany
November 17 – Happy Billiard – Hamburg, Germany
November 18 – Blues Garage – Isernhagen, Germany
November 19  – Blue Notez– Dortmund, Germany
November 20 – Dax Cafe – Turnhout, Belgium
November 22 – Meisenfrei – Bremen, Germany
November 23 – Spirit of 66 – Verviers, Belgium
November 24 – Garage Deluxe – Munchen, Germany

* w/ Molly McGinn & Quilla
** w/ Ghostland Observatory
*** w/ Ryan Montbleau, Max Creek & Zach Deputy
****w/ Blizen Trapper

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