Bronze is a new band, with a new EP and it’s fucking fantastic. A must have for indie pop rock lovers. Formed from remains of post-punk band Detachment Kit, out of Chicago, Charlie H. Davis and Ian Menard assembled Bronze in Brooklyn along with Jeff Birch and Ian MacDermut. Their debut show was at Brooklyn Bowl in early January of 2010 with Free Energy, who recently told Pitchfork Bronze was their “favorite new band”.

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This five song self-titled EP has a tasteful balance of fleshed out electronic loops and live rock instrumentation. Influences range from New Order, Brian Eno and T. Rex- but their sound comes together in their own well-thought, multi-dimensional pop arrangements. With consistently strong vocal hooks and compelling harmonies on every track this is a no-skip recording.

Bronze opens with the track “Horses”, an enticing delayed electric guitar intro leading to the entrance of the ‘take action’ drumbeats. Another solid track, “Sunny Day,” has a wistful vocal break that seems to fade out down an empty urban street. “Count To Two” stands out on it’s own, containing more of a standard rock band format in the vain of the late Detachment Kit, but with some fresh, smart background ooohs and awwhs intertwined with lead vocals. The song ends and your body lingers, dangles between tracks, waiting for the next song to kick in so you can keep moving.

Bronze delivers a solid release here and the best thing about it is that you can down load it for free at Get some new music into your shuffle, you wont regret this one, Bronze also has some cool shows coming up at CMJ this year. You can see them live OCT 20 @ Public Assembly, OCT 21 @ Pianos or OCT 23 at the Deli Magazine Showcase @ Spike Hill. This is a great new band to follow, stay up to date here: or on Facebook.

And don’t forget to tell everyone you heard about Bronze from Indie Band Guru first!

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  2. steph

    because they’re siiiiiickkk love them!