Today’s exclusive track comes courtesy of a sublime, sibling led New Brunswick, NJ group whose roots are in classic alt-rock
US quartet The Clydes are comprised of brothers Brent (lead vox, rhythm guitars, keys) and Brian Johnson (lead guitars, keyboards, effects), Andrew Lord Chandler (bass, keys, backing vox) and MadMardigan (drums, backing vox). Today we’re grateful to them for providing a superb exclusive track.
Titled Broken Boy, the band had this to say about the song: “This song started with Christmas lights. Brian, our guitarist, went driving one night to look at them and came back inspired to write this music. So he played it for Brent, our singer, and Brent immediately had a vision of someone lying brokenhearted on the floor like a crumbled puppet — but yearning for a new lease on life. It became the opening track on our latest album. And we’re especially proud of how the layers of guitars and vocals weave together.”
Continuing: “As for the video? It was directed by Neil Sabatino, the head of our label, Mint 400 Records, and our album’s producer. The idea: What if you felt broken but there was something you could buy on QVC to magically fix you?”
They’ve been likened to R.E.M., Pearl Jam, and Pavement, and we think that if you’re a fan of those bands then you’re going to love Broken Boy…