Review: Broncho

Broncho (pronounced BRON-CHO) is a byproduct of Ryan Lindsay’s solo career. One day, Ryan had the opportunity to record songs for a film project about a fictional punk band. Ryan took the opportunity to enlist the musical services of Jonathon Ford (Sailor Without Marriage, Native Lights), Ben King (Return Division, Hero Factor) and Nathan Price (Return Division, Vandewander). As soon as the band was formed, the band began composing and recording music for this opportunity to “shoot in the dark”.

After several rehearsals, the band recorded their debut album “Can’t Get Past The Lips” at the legendary Church Studios, home to Leon Russell, Shelter Records and Dwight Twilly. Time was meticulously spent on every minute of detail in terms of the sound you were asking for. The result is a great 10-song series lasting just over 20 minutes.

It is best to describe this record correctly: “70s Punk” (Ramones, MC5) vs. “The Ringing Rock of the 80s” (early R.E.M., The Replacements). They take the best of two decades and leave their own mark on it.

Highlights include guitar and bass parts in “Pick A Fight,” Devo-style drums on “Insert Coin” and the guitar anthem “Try Me Out Sometime”. This record could well be a great resource for advertising companies looking for interesting music to sell different products or launch new campaigns. It could well have been in the same conversation with bands such as Dum Dum Girls, Pomplamoose or The Black Keys.

The songs are short, the instrumentation is included, the vocals are memorable. The sophistication stems from the fact that the band and the producer worked hard to recreate the sound of the pioneers of the time. Careful selection of the right microphones, guitars and effects combined with the attentive attention of the producers shows why this album is a real gem.

The last part of the Broncho puzzle is a lot of travel and finding the right people to bet with the right advertising places.

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