The Broadcast recently caught the ear of revered producer Jim Scott (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Wilco, Grace Potter, Tom Petty, Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers). The seven-time Grammy-winner invited the Asheville, NC-based Americana/Soul outfit to travel to Los Angeles immediately after hearing the demos the band had been work-shopping. There, The Broadcast recorded its sophomore full-length, From the Horizon, in the desert of California. Scott’s enthusiasm about the band and genuine excitement about this collection of songs shines brightly in the finished recording. When asked about From the Horizon, Scott says, “I think this record is very brave in the fact that it doesn’t follow a pattern or trend. It’s classically good music based on the music that we’ve all listened to since the ‘50s till today. It’s got soul, and vibrancy, and life.” From the Horizon is an apt title, expressing a sense of change and lightning-in-a-bottle potential that The Broadcast taps into on this latest offering. A slight departure from their debut album, Dodge The Arrow, the 11-song record finds the band delving deeper into the realms of Americana.
The Broadcast has built a strong and loyal fan base through years of non-stop touring. They’ve shared stages with Mavis Staples, John Prine, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, The Wood Brothers, Brandi Carlisle, Keller Williams, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, George Porter Jr. (Funky Meters), Betty LaVette, Charles Bradley and Holly Williams, among others. Their independently released debut, Dodge The Arrow, recorded at Asheville’s famed Echo Mountain Studios with LA producer, Eric “Mixerman” Sarafin), went on to sell nearly 10,000 copies, ranked as high as #4 on the college radio charts, and earned them “Best New Artist” and runner up for “Album of the Year” from Homegrown Music Network.
When asked about The Broadcast’s current path, lead singer Caitlin Krisko says: “Seasoned artists like Tedeschi Trucks Band, Grace Potter, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Chris Robinson and Sturgill Simpson have created an authentic music community through blending soul, rock, country and blues. Because of these musicians, bands like The Broadcast can exist and tour full time successfully. It feels incredible knowing there’s a desire among people out there for this style of music. As a front-woman I am honored to be a part of the younger generation of bands who are able to thrive because of the foundation that has been laid for this style of music.”
Due out June 17, The Broadcast has big expectations for their latest offering, From the Horizon, and rightfully so. While still firmly rooted in soulful rock-n-roll as heard on the leadoff track “Steamroller,” their growth and maturity as a band is evident on such tracks as “On the Edge” and “Eyes of a Woman.” As a whole, From the Horizon will more than satisfy longtime fans of The Broadcast, but should also appeal to an entirely new fan base of music lovers.