Broken October
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Broken October

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The best kept secret in music


"Review: Broken October, Good Evening Disaster E/P"

It’s not fair that my introduction to Broken October had to be through their five-track EP, Good Evening Disaster. How can I possibly experience Shane’s sweet tenor so beautifully surrounded by the imaginative orchestrations of Guy, Pete and Tim without wanting it to continue? As a fan of Muse, At the Drive-In, Interpol, and Radiohead, it was easy to for me to hear their influences on this group. I didn’t need to read a band bio to recognize Broken October’s sound as a culmination of so many great artists before them.
Multi-layered tunes, affecting poetry, and a true grasp of the best parts of punk, emo, alternative, and a touch of metal draw me deeply into each song. From the opening keyboard notes of “Just Like That” to the melancholy-inspiring chorus of “Fit of Shivers,” I am immersed in the world of the songwriter’s bottomless young mind. And as the last guitar note fades out, my heart sinks and I realize that it’s over. Although it’s upsetting to be limited to just five songs, I’m thrilled to realize that this type of talent is even available from the Bay Area. I was beginning to think all I could find here is punk.

- Charity VanDeberg

- Zero Magazine

"Various Artists - This Is Indie Rock Volume 3"

"Just Like That" - Broken October
Starting off on the right foot with a deliciously decadent piano/guitar intro, and crashing
into big riffs and pop hooks, this band already has a huge sound on their hands. If there is a
band on this disc with a mainstream-ready sound out of the gate, it is Broken October. The
production could be better once the band starts rocking out, but the piano makes for a good
gimmick to differentiate from the rest of the pop-punk out there now. Dancy, hooky, and just
all-around fun, this is a keeper.
The Verdict: Thumbs Up

- Steve Henderson
- upbeetmusic


2003 - As The Curtain Falls E/P
2004 - Do It Even If It Kills You E/P
2005 - Good Evening Disaster E/P
2006 - The Bridge And Tunnel E/P (Coming Soon)

The Good Evening Disaster E/P received airplay on dozens of college radio stations, as well as San Francisco's Live 105.3 FM, and Sacramento's 106.5 FM. Singles Included "Just Like That" and "Pins and Needles."


Feeling a bit camera shy


Broken October came to life in the fall of 2002 in the east bay of San Francisco. Ever since the quiet birth of the first song these four have been building a foundation throughout the Bay Area. With two EPs in circulation and another on the way the crowd of people surrounding them grows larger everyday.
The bands second EP (Do it Even if it Kills You) was named one of Modern Fix Magazines top five albums of 2003. The magazine called them The best unknown band ever. Their latest release (Good Evening Disaster) was released in 2005, and they are currently in the studio working on their next E/P. While recording Good Evening Disaster, Broken October was featured in the Sacramento Bee and Game Star Magazine. Game Star picked Broken Octobers upcoming single Just Like That to be included on a sampler disc distributed to over a half million people in America. The single was also picked up by Deep Elm Records to be included on the acclaimed This Is Indie Rock: Volume III compilation series. In addition to being on numerous compilations around the bay area, Broken Octobers second single, Dark Horse was featured as the opening track in Skratch Magazines Indie Sampler, V.3, sponsored by Planned Parenthood.

Their first single, Let You Know, received regular airplay on Live 105.3 in San Francisco after being selected as a top 10 finalist in the BFD Opening Act Contest. Since the release of Good Evening Disaster, Just Like That and Pins & Needles have also received their share of Live 105.3 airtime and on college radios from Southern California to Eastern Montana. In November, Broken October was chosen as a finalist in Sacramentos KWOD 106.5 Dave Matthews contest, and came in second with over 2,000 votes. Just recently, the band performed live on Live 105.3s popular Soundcheck program, and appeared on Rewind at Noon to talk about Good Evening Disaster and whats next for the band.

The band features Shane on guitar and vocals, Tim on drums, Guy on Bass and Peter on keys. These four are bringing the indie DIY attitude back to a struggling indie scene and breathing life back into a sound that has been lost since Jawbreaker. The vocals, guitar and bass bounce off each other with subtle urgencies while the addicting keyboard lines, breathy synth and tight drumming set up the foundation.

Explosive live shows create new fans every time Shane, Tim, Guy and Peter decimate a stage. With slots opening for Denali, No Knife, The Velvet Teen, Jealous Sound, Engine Down, Elliott and others, Broken October has reached out to large crowds and large crowds have reached back. Come hear what these four guys from the bay are doing, you wont be disappointed.