“Homeward Bound” EP is the counterpart to their 2011 EP, “Oh, Promised Land.”
Sticking to their hardworking, Albertan DIY style ethic, everything for this release has been turned into overdrive. From upping the production values to reflect a more recent era than the 1950’s and 60’s feel of the previous release, as well as a strong musical effort to bring out the emotional charge the story really needed.
“We felt we had made a good start, but we wanted to not only finish our story with our character and his emotional journey through life, we also felt we still had something to prove with this sound and this statement we’d started with ‘Oh, Promised Land’,” Tom remarks.
“The music and lyrics on “Homeward Bound” were entirely collaborative,” adds Justin, “Tom and I have entirely different writing styles, so it was essential for us to find the best way to meet in the middle and work together to write the best songs-- which I feel we’ve accomplished. This is the best music we’ve made to date.”
released 25 December 2012
Automatic Broadcast is:
Tom Brent and Justin Brent.
Music composition and arrangement, lyrics, production and engineering by Automatic Broadcast.
Mastering done by Jeff Shaver
Recorded at "Harold's Hovel" between April - December 2012;
Drums recorded at St. Joseph High School in April 2012 with additional engineering by Justin Vanderhoek
Tom performs acoustic and electric guitar, guitar solo #4 on "Homeward Bound", vocals,
bass guitar on "Caroline", "Empty Prayers" and "A Heartfelt Goodbye", slide guitar and ukulele.
Justin performs acoustic and electric guitar, guitar solo #3 on "Homeward Bound", guitar solo on "Caroline", vocals, drums and percussion, bass guitar on "Turning Around" and "Homeward Bound", and harmonica.
With exceptional guest appearances by:
Chella Faithe - harmonies on "Turning Around", gang vocals on "Empty Prayers"
Eric Dylke - gang vocals on "Empty Prayers"
Andrea Murphy - gang vocals on "Empty Prayers"
Wes Kaminski- guitar solo #1 on "Homeward Bound"
Riley MacIntyre - guitar solo #2 on "Homeward Bound"
Preston Brent - guitar solo #5 on "Homeward Bound"
Gary Smyth - guitar solo #6 on "Homeward Bound"
Art and design by Chella Faithe
Photography by Alan Drobot
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