We’ve been riding on high with anticipation for Carl Broemel‘s new solo record since the first singles began surfacing, and Saturday night we’ll get to celebrate with the My Morning Jacket guitarist at The Basement East. His third solo LP, 4th Of July, drops Friday Aug. 19, but they will celebrate at the east side venue with garage popsters Sun Seeker on Saturday Aug. 20. The 21 + show gets started around 9 p.m., and tickets are still available right here.
Carl Broemel started his musical journey in Indianapolis, and quickly stood out as a musician from a young age. He got his start playing in various local rock bands, before releasing his debut solo LP Lose What’s Left in 2004. Around this time, Broemel joined on with My Morning Jacket, and found himself lending guitar, pedal steel, and back up vocals to 2005’s Z, and has been with them since. Broemel did break out with another solo record in 2008 that really showed his aptitude with the guitar in a loop and effect heavy release that was mesmerizing, but didn’t quite translate in a crossover to mainstream appeal. For his latest record, Broemel finds himself collaborating with the likes of fellow MMJ members Bo Koster and Tom Blankenship, along with Neko Case, Russ Pollard, Shelly Colvin, Laura Veirs, and others. The result is a melodic record that highlights Broemel’s intricate guitar work, but, with the help of his friends (and surely his time with MMJ), is a beautiful offering that really sees the artist shine in his solo career. You can check out the video that just dropped for the laid back single “Sleepy Lagoon” below.
Local garage pop outfit Sun Seeker first caught our attention with their Third Man Records release “Georgia Dust” earlier this year, and their poppy dreamscapes layered with pedal steel had us applauding politely on the edge of our seats for what was next. They’ve since popped up on a handful of bills around town, and they’ve been a band that we’ve certainly had our eye on since. A few more singles have emerged since “Georgia Dust,” which begs the question: when will we be celebrating their album release party? Watch the band perform a couple of cuts live at Battle Tapes to get an idea of what you are in-store for.
Carl Broemel and Sun Seeker will perform Saturday, Aug. 20 at The Basement East. The show is 21+, begins at 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $15.