With 50+ tour dates coming up this year and nearly of those half overseas, The Broadcast are embarking on a whirlwind, worldwide tour to promote their latest work.
Vocalist Caitlin Krisko, guitarist Aaron Austin, bassist E’Lon Jordan-Dunlap, percussionist Tyler Housholder and drummer Jaze Uries descended on Asheville in 2010 — a choice that wasn’t even remotely hard.
“It was the first city that we went to go look at and I immediately knew,” Krisko recalls. “I immediately knew it was going to be Asheville. We didn’t even bother to go look at other cites.”
Moving to the 828 was the best choice the band has ever made, Krisko says. Luckily, Asheville reciprocates the love. City council named The Broadcast Official Band Ambassadors of Asheville for 2016. Having the album release concert in their adopted home was a no-brainer.
Their newest record, From the Horizon, is produced by Grammy-winning producer Jim Scott — an artist who’s worked with greats like Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Krisko says after a day of listening to music with the same, distinct sound, her and Austin contacted the female vocal producer they needed through a little detective work and a lot of luck.
“I emailed his manager a couple demos and a couple music videos honestly thinking I was going to get a really polite ‘no’ in response,” Krisko recalls with a laugh.
That wasn’t the case; Scott was taken with their music immediately. A phone call later, one Krisko calls inspiring, Scott was on board.
Boasting nearly 10,000 Facebook likes, the Broadcast has fans around the world — fiercely loyal ones, at that. “We’ve got fans that fly from Europe out to see us. It’s crazy!”
Fans that aren’t surprised by the success surrounding the scrappy, soulful Indie-Americana band.
“We’ve had so many people when we’re playing in little dive bars five years ago say ‘you guys are going to do something one day!’ and I’m so stoked that most of those people who said that are still coming to our show, bringing friends to our shows.”
“We’ve been planting the seed for a couple of years, and it’s nice now to see the crop finally grow.”
From the Horizon will be released on June 17.
WHO: The Broadcast with Major And The Monbacks.
WHEN: June 11. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m.
WHERE: The Grey Eagle. Tickets are $12 at the door and $10 in advance.
BONUS: Krisko says for one night only, The Broadcast will play tributes to musical icons lost in 2016, including Prince, David Bowie and Glenn Frey of the Eagles.