In House #1805: The Broken West in Salt Lake City; New Cloud Cult
With what will undoubtedly go down as one of the top debuts of the year already underneath their harmony laden belts, southern California's Broken West play Salt Lake City's Kilby Court tonight. The band's I Can't Go On, I'll Go On, released last month on Merge, feels like that place where Gram Parsons never met up with Big Star to later inspire scores of indie rock bands. Songs like "Brass Ring," and "Hail Sunrise," are true throwbacks, with Byrds-y, canyon harmonies meeting power pop hooks one could hardly expect from a band so young. The Broken West will be touring throughout the first part of 2007, later joining the likes of The Walkmen and The Long Winters on respective spring tours.
The Broken West
In House #1805.
Focus: The Broken West in Salt Lake City tonight, plus new music from Cloud Cult, The Shins, The Parson Redheads, Albert Hammond Jr., and more.
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The Broken West, from I Can't Go On, I'll Go On:
Albert Hammond, Jr., from Yours to Keep (due 3/6):
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