Broadcast Zero is a four-piece punk rock band from Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. Since 2007, they have played over 150 high-energy shows on three tours across Canada and the United States, released 2 full length albums, and drank a lot of beer, ranging from cheap domestic to premium import.
“Some concerns regarding this revolt” is the band’s second full-length album, being released on Stumble Records, and is a follow up to 2008′s “Yesterday, you could change the world” (Rebel Time Records). “Some concerns” takes on a theme of deconstruction, raising questions of personal accountability and participation, and stressing the importance of looking in the mirror before pointing fingers – all set to melodic and upbeat punk rock sing-alongs. To promote the new album, summer 2010 saw the band hitting the road on their third self-booked tour, once again crossing the great Canadian landscape and for the first time venturing into the west coast of the U.S.A., hitting such fine cities as Seattle, WA, Oakland, CA, and Las Vegas, NV. Official home-town CD release shows are planned for the fall, and the band will continue to make the rounds throughout Ontario and Quebec to wrap up the year. Never happy to sit still, plans are already in the works for an EP in spring / summer 2011.
In practical terms, Broadcast Zero is a multi-faceted project, akin to the multi-headed Hydra of ancient lore – however somewhat less supernatural, and not Greek. Primarily, Broadcast Zero is a punk rock band committed to playing face-melting live shows. Their general goal for any performance being essentially to “play until someone throws up,” which leads to their hallmark non-stop barrages of sound that typically garner such crowd reactions as “fastest, tightest, and loudest” – reviews that the band prides themselves on. In addition to live performances specifically, though, the band has made it its mission to rebuild the punk rock scene alongside other bands from across the country. Through efforts like coordinated show planning and mutual promotion, stronger and more frequent events are happening, with the goal of creating more opportunity to spread the band’s core messages of autonomy, self-advocacy and constructive dialogue.
With three cross-country tours and two full-length albums to their name in under four years, it is clear that Broadcast Zero is committed to making their way no matter how much DIY is involved; nevertheless, in keeping with their true spirit of community, they are always looking for new people, bands, venues, promoters and whoever else to meet, party and work with to keep punk rock alive and thriving
Title: Some Concerns Regarding This Revolt
Label: Stumble Records, Rebel Time Records
Artwork: Sean Jaundice
Notes: Produced by Broadcast Zero & Dylan Stahl
Title: Yesterday, You Could Change The World
Label: Rebel Time Records
Artwork: Lee Death Rattle
Notes: Debut album for Rebel Time Records, Produced by Broadcast Zero and Dylan Stahl
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