Austin’s Broken Gold has released their first new music in three years. The single is entitled “Spiraling” is accompanied by a music video. It will be featured on the band’s upcoming sophomore album, Wild Eyes, which will be released on April 26th via hometown label Chicken Ranch Records. Broken Gold enlisted acclaimed engineer Stuart Sikes (The Walkmen, Modest Mouse, The White Stripes) to track and mix the record, while the legendary Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins) provided the mastering polish.
The album’s name is a nod to a lyrical phrase shared both by the album track “Shambling,” as well in Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back In Town.” The Thin Lizzy reference is one that always resonated with front man Ian MacDougall who felt the line “guess who just got back today, them wild eyed boys that had been away” summed up the fried feeling of arriving home after weeks on tour.
MacDougall further explains the meaning behind the new single:
“’Spiraling’ is about the endless struggle to make ends meet. The countless temporary jobs you get where they’ll be cool about you going on tour when you’re home. The way that being away for all these years takes its toll on your understanding of which version of your life is your ‘normal’ life.”
It’s a feeling each band member knows well. MacDougall is a member of cult, Texan punks Riverboat Gamblers, spent 5 years with Band Of Horses, and has been drafted into countless other punk and crust band tours. Bobby Daniel (bass) provides low-end to legendary Austin songwriter Alejandro Escovedo and Ben Lance (guitar) is part of anthemic rockers Mountain Time, while drummer Sam Rich has served stints in Del-Vipers and Black Books. While they all call Austin, TX “home,” they’ve all put in their fair share of miles performing across the globe.
Check out the video for “Spiraling” below and pre-order your copy of Wild Eyes on limited edition vinyl today!