Two songs (“Try Me Out Sometime” & “I Don’t Really Want to Be Social”) played on the show have been made available for FREE download on NPR.org. The songs are featured on the band’s debut album, Can’t Get Past the Lips.
June 11, 2012
The Oklahoma City band Broncho crafts sing-along anthems that combine punk and garage-rock. You could make all the likely comparisons to punk bands of the ’70s — Ramones, Iggy Pop and The Stooges — or even bring up the new-school garage-rock undertones of The Strokes and The Strange Boys. But that would sell the band short. If anything, it combines the best elements of both genres: raw guitar chords and energy, plus DIY sentiment, but with hi-fi production.
In this edition of World Cafe: Next, get to know Broncho with two songs from its debut album, Can’t Get Past the Lips. Available for free download here, they combine chugging bass lines, stop-and-go guitar riffs and pop potential.