Broadcast Live | Boomerang Metropolis

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Boomerang Metropolis

by Broadcast Live

A blend of indie rock and hip-hop that is is both accessible and danceable, while remaining heavily influenced by a collective commitment to social justice.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Political Rap
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1. Boomerang Metropolis
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2. Hell Hot
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3. One Metaphor
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4. Felix Reyes
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5. Spoken Vision
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6. A Bronx Tale
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7. Prison Yard
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8. Commonplace
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9. Harry Potter is Black
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10. Pledge of Allegiance
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11. New Orleans
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12. Semiautomatic
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13. Petronarcotic
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14. For the Mother of Our Children
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15. Willie Lynch
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Broadcast Live, a four-piece band born out of the activist community in Albany, New York, is introducing their sophomore album, Boomerang Metropolis, on January 27th, 2009. Their blend of indie rock and hip-hop is both accessible and danceable, while remaining heavily influenced by their collective commitment to social justice, as evident on politically motivated songs such as ‘Pledge of Allegiance’ and the title track, ‘Boomerang Metropolis.’

Broadcast Live, formed five years ago, consists of Gaetano Vaccaro (guitar, bass, drums), Seantel Chamberlain (drums, bass, guitar, vocals), Jory Leanza-Carey (drums, guitar, vocals), and lead singer Victorio Reyes (vocals, conga). Victorio considers himself a poet first and foremost. “Lyrics are very important to me,” he explains, listing influences as varied as Bob Dylan, KRS-One, Bob Marley, Tracy Chapman, and Dead Prez. Gaetano also cites Ani DiFranco as an inspiration, noting that he “learned how to play guitar from listening to her first albums.” Over the course of three major tours (and a recently-completed nationwide trek), Broadcast Live has had the opportunity to open for many influential acts, including Immortal Technique, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Spearhead, and Hamell on Trial.

Boomerang Metropolis is Broadcast Live’s second album, following their successful debut Underground, which charted on the CMJ Hip Hop Charts alongside Public Enemy and Ghostface Killa. This sophomore effort was recorded over two years in a homemade studio in upstate New York, and was produced, engineered, recorded, and mixed by Jory himself. “With tracks like ‘Semiautomatic’ and ‘Hell Hot’, I made a deliberate attempt to have a seamless fusion between electronic hip-hop and acoustic instruments,” Jory explains. “When we first started Broadcast Live, I joined with one particular stipulation: I didn't want it to be another college boy funk/jazz group with an emcee up front.” He continues: “When I was younger, my primary music influence was alternative rock. I wanted to take the sonic richness of groups like the Smashing Pumpkins and apply it to a hip-hop format.” All four members have various influences, but when they came together to form Broadcast Live, Seantel says it best: “I fell in love with the passion.”

“The message of our music is more important than anything else,” explains Victorio. “Our music reflects our anger about the many injustices that exist in the world today.” The result is an indie/hip-hop blend, with their political convictions serving as the underlying, cohesive factor. As Gaetano states firmly: “Our commitment to social justice is our number one priority and that can’t be stressed enough.”


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