With a goal of throwing out the rule book and using any tools available to best serve the song, heralded Toronto rock outfit Secret Broadcast created a genre bending album that blurs the lines between modern blues rock and and 70s soul. “We let the songs dictate the sound of the record and added whichever instruments best suited each composition” says lead singer Matt Lightstone. As a result, their new album Penny Arcade combines 70s era Rolling Stones swagger with the blues rock sensibilities of The Black Keys by pairing gospel singers, horn sections, piano and lap steel, with distorted guitar riffs and overdriven vocals. The album features several guest musicians including Christopher Thorn from Blind Melon, who provides his slide guitar virtuosity on the single Only Drug.
Over the years, Secret Broadcast has shared the stage with the likes of Metric, The New Pornographers and Tokyo Police Club and performed at festivals including CMJ, Juno Fest, and Virgin Festival. Penny Arcade was released through Eone Music Canada on June 14th.