This is relatively old news in the uber-fast Internet era, but I did want to mention that due to legal issues L.A.’s The Brokedown have been forced to change their name. That’s the bad news. But, the good news is that we like their new name even better: The Broken West. As reported earlier, the band signed to Merge at the end of the summer and will be releasing their first full length at the beginning of the year. You can still pick up a copy of 2005’s The Dutchman’s Gold EP directly from eMusic. If you’re on the West coast, L.A specifically you should have no problem catching these cats live.