The Broken West News

Brian Whelan (of The Broken West) appears on Mad Men!

Click here to watch the scene from Mad Men, season 4, episode 3 in which Don & Lane go to a comedy club to meet some "lady friends" and enjoy a few seconds of singing by "Rudy" aka Brian from the Broken West! "Rudy" appears at 3:01 in the clip.   More >

The Broken West appearance on Rockville, CA

The Broken West appearance on Rockville, CA is now available at  They appeared in episode 3 entitled "Into Me." Watch live performances of "Perfect Games," and "Auctioneer" followed by an interview in the Green Room.   More >

The Broken West visit Rockville, CA

The Broken West rocked out with "Major Deb" and "The Douche" at Rockville, CA! On March 17, you will be able to watch the first three episodes of this new online show produced by Josh Schwartz (Chuck, The OC, Gossip Girl).   More >

The Broken West - Perfect Games video!

Directed by Neil Mahoney of The band is heading out on the road next week with the French Kicks! 02.23.2009 San Diego, CA Casbah w/ the French Kicks 02.24.2009 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour w/ the French Kicks 02.25.2009 San Francisco, CA The Independent w/ The French Kicks 02.27.2009 Portland, OR Doug Fir w/ the French Kicks, AA Bondy 02.28.2009 Seattle, WA Chop Suey w/ The French Kicks 03.11.2009 Denver, CO Hi-Dive w/ Blind Pilot 03.12.2009 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room w/ Blind Pilot 03.13.2009 Iowa City, IA The Picador w/ Blind Pilot 03.14.2009 Madison, WI Orpheum Stage Door w/ Blind Pilot 03.16.2009 Columbus, OH The Treehouse 03.17.2009 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's w/ AC Newman 03.18.2009 Washington, The Black Cat w/ AC Newman 03.19.2009 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle w/ AC Newman 03.20.2009 Atlanta, GA The Earl w/ AC Newman 03.21.2009 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge w/ AC Newman 03.22.2009 St.   More >

The Broken West retool on Daytrotter

The Broken West stopped by Daytrotter on their last tour to rework some of the songs on I Can't Go On, I'll Go On, and this fall's Now or Heaven. Give it a listen!   More >

The Broken West Live on KEXP Today, 11/11!

The Broken West will stop by KEXP this afternoon for a live session! Tune in around 4pm pacific, 7 eastern, for the set and interview! Later tonight they're playing the Tractor Tavern in Seattle with the Heartless Bastards.   More >

The Broken West on WFUV!

The Broken West visted WFUV in the Bronx while they were in New York for this year's CMJ events!  Watch a studio taping of "Gwen, Now and Then"!   More >

The Broken West vist KUT Today!

Tune in at 2pm Central time today, 10/1, to hear The Broken West live on Austin's KUT! The band is heading home for a few short weeks, but will hit the road again before you know it (aka November)! November 11/07 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland 11/08 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent 11/10 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge 11/11 Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern Now or Heaven is in stores now.   More >

New Broken West Song!

A while back The Broken West covered Tegan & Sara's "Back In Your Head" -- last weekend, they all got together at Sled Island! Check The Broken West on Myspace for that track. Your first taste of Now or Heaven is right HERE! Click to listen to Perfect Games. Now or Heaven is out September 9!   More >

2007 Top 10 Lists: Ross Flournoy

Ross Flournoy from The Broken West shares his favorite releases of 2007 ("in no particular order"): LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga The Clientele - God Save the Clientele Broken Social Scene presents Kevin Drew - Spirit If... Okkervil River - The Stage Names Oakley Hall - I'll Follow You Iron & Wine - The Shepard's Dog Neil Young - Live at Massey Hall The National - Boxer Trans Am - Sex Change The Broken West plan to head into the studio early in 2008 and hope to have a new album ready by the fall.   More >

The Broken West debut new songs on WOXY!

Click HERE to hear the Broken West Lounge Act @! The band made the radio debut of two new songs they've been playing on the road - "Perfect Games" and "Embassy Row."UPDATE: Get the Tegan & Sara cover of "Back In Your Head" at Aquarium Drunkard   More >

Awards, Imperial Teen & after-party insanity!

Tyler from KALX, Bekah from Suicide Squeeze, Doug from Pirate & Keli from KALX at the CMJ Awards. Last year's sexiest phone voice winners, Lindsey Merge & Omar CJLO present an award. (CONTINUED: Click permalink below for more photos of CMJ fun! Packed crowd at the Fader Lounge during Imperial Teen! Hector from AAM represents at our after-party! Ross from the Broken West and Matt Morseth. Tobi from XM, Shiv from WOXY & Sue from Sub Pop rockin' the after-party!   More >

The Broken West hit KUOM!

Our friends at Radio K in Minneapolis have offered up four free tracks from The Broken West when they visited back in March.   More >

The Ladybug Transistor in Russia!

The Ladybug Transistor just returned from Russia and sent along some beautiful photos! After Gary goes to see Hall & Oates, the Ladybug Transistor band will reconvene and head out to charm a city near you - even if you live in Florida! Listen to their new record, Can't Wait Another Day, here! (CONTINUED: Click permalink below for more LBT in Russia photos!   More >

The Broken West visit Daytrotter

The Broken West visited our friends at Daytrotter a while back, and you can listen to the session & read the stories behind the songs here, read the interview here, and check out the silly "Lasso'd" feature here! The Broken West perpetual tour continues here!   More >

We love Salt Lick!

Every year during SXSW, we try to squeeze in a visit to Salt Lick, a legendary Texas BBQ mecca.   More >

The Broken West Tour Diary: Entry # 2

Febuary 10th Government Camp, Oregon After the success of the last couple of shows, it's fair to say the mood was pensive in the van on the way up to Mt.   More >

The Broken West on KEXP!

The Broken West made their radio airwaves debut on KEXP in NYC during CMJ in late 2006 and it went so well that they are stopping by again! This time, the band will visit the KEXP studios in Seattle at 4pm PST / 7pm EST this evening! You can listen live HERE! I will post the link to the archives when they are posted. The Broken West have also promised to provide us with a tour diary of their adventures on the road! We should have something for you on Monday!   More >