The boys of Breakers Broken went into the summer of '09 with the mindset of conquering the challenge ahead. Finishing strong, Breakers ended the summer playing shows at premiere Chicago venues, The Metro and The House of Blues; opening for acts such as DJ's Flosstradamus, UK sensation Iglu & Hartley, and Lupe Fiasco "Superstar" vocalist, Matthew Santos. They began their summer by playing a round of outdoor Midwest fests as well as recording and releasing their new EP, "Reset," featuring the talented and experienced ears of Chicago producers, Rick Barnes and Doug McBride (Smashing Pumpkins, Fallout Boy, Dashboard Confessional, Ben Kweller, Rachel Yamagata). The release of "Reset" has been receiving rave reviews by fans and industry alike, even earning commercial radio play on Chicago rock radio mogul, Q101. Check out the audio section of this EPK to hear some featured tracks, and visit Breakers Broken at myspace.com/breakersbroken.
A live show's sound extends beyond a trio - the band mixes in elements of electronic music, has members switching instruments, and employs three-part harmonies, percussion breakdowns, and unexpected instrumental segways. Their mission is to truly put on a "show," and if you're a repeat customer, never fear! You can always expect something new to challenge your temporal lobes. A review from a sold out show at Martryr's describes the experience:
"I witnessed the following: mind-numbing solos reminiscent of Stevie Ray Vaughan by Tim Yamaya, younger brother Herf alternating from silky-smooth to the funkiest of funk slap bass lines, drummer Neal Wehman dousing himself and his drum set with water…"
- Chicago's MODA Fashion Gazette
Breakers Broken has solidified themselves as veterans of the scene. For years now, Breakers Broken has delivered their spectacle live performance to audiences from the glitter of Miami Beach clubs, to packed-in, beer-drenched fraternity and sorority parties at Big Ten colleges, to intimate live radio performances, and to the best venues Chicago and other Midwest cities have to offer. All this has been accomplished in a DIY environment, fueled by their determination and musicianship, as well as a clinical case of insomnia.
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