The Broken Remotes
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The Broken Remotes

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The best kept secret in music


"Picks of the Week"

The Broken Remotes are "...utterly charming indie popsters." - LA Weekly

"Lose The Swagger"

Cool, unbroken slickness that elicits tapping feet and drumming your fingers on the table, the Broken Remotes have given us, the public, a small taste of their popness with a CD (single?) with two tracks - "Lose the Swagger" and "Arms Held Aloft". Ah, to be young again... I liked "Lose the Swagger" so much I listened to it again and again until it was buzzing around in my head and I could coast on that throughout the day. It is nothing but plain ol' rock & roll, so sub-sub genre of something else. Just a cool bunch of rockers working and sweating and toiling to put out a good record; I hope I hear more soon. --KM - Reviewer Magazine

"Worth Checking Out"

THE BROKEN REMOTES - Lose the Swagger (Room 206) - They Sound like that gap between The Beatles and the Dandy Warhols, it kind of reminds me of the Elevator Drops and the production values are kind of White Stripe shaped and I kind of like the whole thing, kind of... They're from Los Angeles, "how deep is your underground/ is it not on the radio it's never been found/ well let's keep it that way..." Well that's what they say... I like this, should be on the radio... - Organ Magazine (UK)


"Throw Me The Keys" (2004) LP
"Lose the Swagger" (2005) Single b/w Arms Held Aloft
Both releases have seen FM radio airplay and are currently streaming at, as well as being available at all internet-based distribution sites.


Feeling a bit camera shy


The Broken Remotes is built around singer/songwriter Jon Leahy and based in Los Angeles. The band's debut album, Throw Me The Keys, was recorded with producer Ronan Chris Murphy (King Crimson) and released through Room 206 Records. The album documents the familiar "moving to the big city" experience with a unique voice, as Leahy's lyrics are by turns honest and elusive. The songs range from quiet alt-country (Lie In Wait) to up-tempo punk (My North Wall) but share common themes explored with empathy and wit. But perhaps the most talked-about track on the album is VU cover "Pale Blue Eyes" which receives the full fuzz bass treatment.

After playing a handful of dates throughout 2005 Leahy began writing material for the sophomore LP. The first two tracks, Lose the Swagger and Arms Held Aloft were issued as a single in November 2005 and immediately began to garner the band radio play, including the LA tastemaker Indie 103.1FM.