Lazy Atoms EP
Broadband Shortwave has been playing a dynamic blend of indie rock in the Northwest scene since 2001. Fusing together the influential sounds of groups far removed from the band's own locale, Broadband Shortwave's music combines the experimental leanings of groups like Radiohead and Spoon with the melodically-driven tones of bands like Pavement and Built to Spill. Their sound utilizes elements of Brit-pop along with jagged, rock rhythms. The group demonstrates a capacity for diverse songwriting by building songs around both traditional electric guitar and synthesizer tones. Hailing originally from Helena, Montana, Broadband Shortwave has managed to surprise audiences in the Northwest with their distinctive sound. Having shared the stage with other revolutionary acts like Seattle's The Myriad, the band has developed a strong following among local listeners. After releasing the So Unknown EP in 2002 and the expanded album I Died Last Night in 2003, the band regrouped in 2006 with a new lineup and began work on an entirely new batch of songs, some of which are highlighted on their most recent release, the Lazy Atoms EP. Self-produced and recorded over New Years in the remaining minutes of 2006, Lazy Atoms captures the band in their most creative stage yet, crafting intelligent and deceptively catchy music for their growing audience of discerning fans. Broadband Shortwave plans to tour extensively behind the new release and will soon begin work on a new full-length.