Hear title track from Austin-based foursome’s “Turning Blue” streaming now via NPR member station KUTX.
Broken Gold (L-R): Ben Lance, Rich Cali, Ian MacDougall, Rob Marchant. Photo Credit: Justin Wilson.
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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 – Live
12/18 Austin, TX @ Barracuda
12/19 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
01/03 Austin, TX @ The Belmont
01/07 Austin, TX @ Stubbs
01/09 Austin, TX @ Ground Floor Theatre
01/13 El Paso, TX @ Low Brow Palace
01/14 Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Taproom
01/15 San Diego, CA @ Til Two Club
01/16 Fullerton, CA @ Slide Bar
01/17 San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
01/19 Las Vegas, NV @ Dive Bar
01/20 Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits
01/21 Dallas, TX @ Three Links
“Recalls the Replacements or Hüsker Dü, equal parts rousing and reflective” – KUTX, Austin on Broken Gold
The new “Turning Blue” EP by Broken Gold (hear the title track streaming via KUTX, Austin) is the latest from the Austin-based foursome led by The Riverboat Gamblers guitarist Ian MacDougall. Today, Broken Gold announces a series of tour dates in the west and southwest in support of the EP, out now digitally and on limited 7-inch vinyl via Chicken Ranch Records.
The new songs ask 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 is out now via Chicken Ranch Records digitally and on limited 7-inch vinyl. Ian MacDougall is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
“Turning Blue” EP
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Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion