A Broken Line – “Rat Beach Live”

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Jun 172020
 

Long Beach punk natives A Broken Line have released a live version of their sophomore album, Rat Beach, a collection of raw, infectious tracks that fit right in with what their predecessors were producing.

It’s not every day you get to review a studio and live version of the same album but here were are, thank you Covid-19 pandemic for making this possible.  The live version of Rat Beach was recorded at Di Piazza’s in Long Beach, California on January 3rd, 2020.  The album itself gets off to a bit of an odd start with the Intro being a bit of rap over a largely guitar jam reminding me oddly enough of Cypress Hill backed by Greg Ginn… As you may have guessed from the description so far, A Broken Line is not your typical straight ahead SoCal punk or hardcore band, as they bring elements in from ska and bit of a heavy garage/alternative sound as well.   Placebo opens up with a guitar riff that sounds much like one from Naked Raygun’s Jettison album and the song roars off from there at a frantic pace. From this driving opening track to the slower, heavier, almost like Sublime track “Garage Door” to the feedback-drenched and bass-highlighting “Ticking Away” with its drum/atmospheric interlude to even more feedback and driving rhythms in “Disconnect” to the Five Iron Frenzy like parts in “Pier”, the first five tracks cover a lot of ground and consistently present a loud, brash punk rock attitude.

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Apr 182020
 

To fight the shelter-in-place blues, A Broken Line today releases their “Rat Beach (Live)“, a 15 song blitzkrieg live recording of their “Rat Beach” record release show.  Featuring 12 songs from Rat Beach, one cover, and two songs from their self-titled release, this album displays the band’s usual sweaty, positive-energy, bromantic live experience.  Frantic, Long Beach styled jazz infused punk rock geared to both melt faces and ignite foot stomping.  Don’t wait, catch the band now through all major commercial retailers.

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A Broken Line – “Rat Beach”

 Posted by on February 28, 2020 at 02:46  No Responses »
Feb 282020
 

Long Beach punk natives A Broken Line have released their sophomore album, Rat Beach, a collection of raw, infectious tracks that fit right in with what their predecessors were producing.

Southern California has certainly produced a lot of punk bands over the years and from that backdrop is where A Broken Line emerged.  Before we get too far into this, A Broken Line is not your typical straight ahead SoCal punk or hardcore band, as they bring elements in from ska and bit of a heavy garage/alternative sound as well. From the driving opening track “Placebo”  to the slower, heavier, almost like Sublime track “Garage Door” to the feedback-drenched and bass-highlighting “Ticking Away” with its drum/atmospheric interlude to even more feedback and driving rhythms in “Disconnect” to the Five Iron Frenzy like parts in “Pier”, the first five tracks cover a lot of ground and consistently present a loud, brash punk rock attitude.

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Jan 082020
 

Thumper Punk Records is thrilled to announce the second full length release from Long Beach music scene veterans A Broken Line. Building on their self-titled release, “Rat Beach” further demonstrates their advanced musical chops layered over a solid punk rock core.

The band’s sound blends punk, pop punk and ska, as only a band from Long Beach can. Get ready for high energy, friendship, respect and positive energy.

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