Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Led by The Riverboat Gamblers guitarist Ian MacDougall, Broken Gold returns with “Turning Blue” EP on Nov. 20th.

Title track from Austin-based foursome’s latest streaming now via KUTX, Austin; Band launches week of tour dates today.


Broken Gold (L-R): Ben Lance, Rich Cali, Ian MacDougall, Rob Marchant. Photo Credit: Justin Wilson.



Check out the title track from the “Turning Blue” EP by Broken Gold via KUTX, Austin or at the links below!


 Pick up the “Turning Blue” EP on 7-inch vinyl and download the “Meet Broken Gold” sampler via Noisetrade!


Broken Gold – On Tour

10/28 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
10/29 Tampa, FL @ New World Brewery
10/30 Gainesville, FL @ Loosey’s
10/31 Atlantic Beach, FL @ Harbor Tavern
11/02 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
11/28 Austin, TX @ End of an Ear In-Store
12/11 Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
12/12 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
12/19 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves


“Recalls the Replacements or Hüsker Dü, equal parts rousing and reflective” – KUTX, Austin on Broken Gold

The upcoming “Turning Blue” EP by Broken Gold – hear the title track now via KUTX, Austinis the latest from the Austin-based foursome led by The Riverboat Gamblers guitarist Ian MacDougall. The efficient batch of four songs, arriving November 20th via Chicken Ranch Records, asks some big, hard questions; concerns that have arisen organically within the band.

In 2009, MacDougall was in a serious car accident. He lost a year to recuperation, a year in which it was unclear if he would be physically be able to return to playing music. For MacDougall, who joined The Riverboat Gamblers fresh out of high school, there was no “Plan B,” and knowing the fastest way through darkness is just to drive right through it, he’s continued his pursuit of Broken Gold, galvanized by what he’s endured.

Supported by Ben Lance on guitar, fellow Riverboat Gambler Rob Marchant on bass, and Rich Cali on drums, MacDougall has written and recorded his best songs to date, mature and thoughtful without losing the jittery anxiousness of his youth. Broken Gold invites comparisons to some of the indie rock legends –  Superchunk in ‘89, Dinosaur Jr in ‘87, The Replacements in ’84 –while still sounding totally their own.

While MacDougall has already logged a solid decade with The Riverboat Gamblers, don’t misunderstand Broken Gold as a lesser version of the Austin party punk legends.  If the Gamblers represent beer-drenched, Saturday night anarchy-euphoria-oblivion, Broken Gold is the urgent desperation after the party’s over.

Like the “Turning Blue” EP itself, Broken Gold’s very existence asks the questions: How do we make sense of the chaos we’ve enjoyed? Are we responsible for the mess we’ve made, the destruction we’ve caused, and the people we’ve hurt? How are we even going to make it home?

The “Turning Blue” EP by Broken Gold arrives November 20th via Chicken Ranch Records digitally and on 7-inch vinyl. The title track is streaming now. Ian MacDougall is available for interviews.  Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.

Broken Gold will play a series of live dates to support the release of the “Turning Blue” EP.  See below for complete itinerary.


Broken Gold
“Turning Blue” EP
(Chicken Ranch Records)
Nov. 20th, 2015

Track Listing:

01. Turning Blue (STREAM | DOWNLOAD | MP3)
02. Groundwork
03. Harm/Joy
04. Nov/Dec


Broken Gold Links


Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion

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