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Broken Gold Streams New Album ‘Wild Eyes’

Austin, TX’s Broken Gold recently released their second full-length, Wild Eyes, via hometown label Chicken Ranch Records.  The band includes Texas native Ian MacDougall, who spent his twenties and thirties playing guitar in beloved Denton act The Riverboat Gamblers, was a member of Band Of Horses for five years, and has toured the world with everyone from the Gamblers to being a hired gun for several notable punk rock and crust bands. However, for the past 15 years, the most distilled version of his musical vision has been Broken Gold, an act that sees him turning down the distortion and stretching out as a songwriter.

MacDougall, who is currently based in Austin, was eventually able to solidify the new lineup for the band—which includes bassist Bobby Daniel (Alejandro Escovedo), guitarist Ben Lance (Mountain Time) and Sam Rich (Del-Vipers, Black Books)—as well as Grammy Award-winning producer Stuart Sikes (White Stripes, Walkmen) who manned the mixing board for these sessions.

MacDougall explained when asked about the origins of Wild Eyes:

“A lot of these songs were written when I was playing in Band Of Horses; Ben [Bridwell] and I were working on demos and when we parted ways I was like ‘Well, I have all these songs. Broken Gold was always something that I could only spend time doing when I was off from a touring job and at home—and suddenly I had a year where I could finally really focus on getting an album together after putting out a string of EPs.”

Stream Wild Eyes in full below and grab your copy on limited edition vinyl today!

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