We are somewhere in the hills and canyons that make up Los Angeles. That much is true. The lonesome harmonies, light organ fills and pedal-steel accompaniment remind us so. But make no mistake, this is clear Pop territory and in the best sense of the word. Where Pop is defined by Josh Rouse, A.C. Newman, Britt Daniels and the like. The Brokedown’s self-released debut EP, “The Dutchman’s Gold,” is a modern take on the time-honored tradition of California country-tinged Rock/Pop. While avoiding the pitfalls of pastiche, the music pays tribute to it’s L.A. musical forefathers. Have a listen.
*More MP3s available on the band’s Web site as well as tour info, etc. etc.