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The Broken West

They may be broken, but
don't fix 'em: The Broken West
and Now or Heaven


By - Christy Mannering

When Broken West first made an entrance on the indie scene it didn't take long for their music to rise up in the charts both on radio and online.


Their debut album, I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On, released in January of 2007 and immediately got people talking. The fan base doubled, tripled over the next several months and The Broken West became a Merge Records success.


Now the band is releasing their second album, Now or Heaven, which the music world has been anticipating since June of this year. While the album won't be released until September 9, 2008 their first single, Auctioneer, has been circulating the download queues for some time.


A tour has been scheduled to promote the album and The Broken West will go cross country with their indie pop tunes. Their last set will be in their hometown of Los Angeles at the Spaceland venue on October 4, 2008.



 STREAM: Tracks from Now or Heaven



The Broken West: Now or Heaven Track List
01. Gwen, Now and Then
02. Auctioneer
03. Elm City
04. Ambuscade
05. Perfect Games
06. House of Lies
07. The Smartest Man Alive
08. Got It Bad
09. Terror for Two
10. Embassy Row



The Broken West Tour Dates:
Sep 09 Denver, CO @ Hi Dive *
Sep 10 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown JR *
Sep 11 Iowa City, IA @ The Picador * (w/ Langhorne Slim)
Sep 12 Madison, WI @ Orpheum Stage Door * (w/ Langhorne Slim)
Sep 13 Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar (w/ The Walkmen & Sleepcar)
Sep 15 Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
Sep 16 Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
Sep 17 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern (w/ French Kicks)
Sep 21 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (w/ Bobby Bare Jr)
Sep 22 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
Sep 23 New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine
Sep 24 Washington, DC @ TBA
Sep 25 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local506
Sep 26 Mt. Pleasant, SC @ Village Tavern
Sep 28 Nashville, TN @ The Basement
Sep 29 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
Sep 30 Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silverleaf
Oct 01 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Oct 04 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland

* w/ Centro-Matic

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