Monday, February 12, 2007

The Broken West

Thank goodness a lawsuit over their band name resulted in The Brokedown changing their name to The Broken West, which sounds far more poetic and less grammatically incorrect than the former option. This Los Angeles-based band's full-length debut, I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On, features pop sounds reminiscent of Wilco's Summerteeth years. On first listen, "Down in the Valley" is one of those songs that sounds vaguely familiar but you can't place exactly where you've heard it but it's catchy and enjoyable enough that you can't fault it for being derivative. The Broken West aren't breaking any molds (that pun was unintentional, really!) but it's the type of pop music that I enjoy. If you like power pop music and are not a jaded listener of the "heard it all" variety, you might like it too.

The Broken West - Down in the Valley
The Broken West - Brass Ring
The Broken West - Slow


Anonymous gregor said...

if you like the broken west then definitely check out these boys outta atlanta warm in the wake.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Mr. X said...

I'm really liking "On the bubble.." and "Island.."

11:03 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

hey greg, warm in the wake are playing here in may, i think.

3:17 PM  

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