Carl Broemel – Starting From Scratch


Jayson here with my DJ pick of the week! Jim James isn’t the only My Morning Jacketer who’s been hard at work. Multi-instrumentalist, Carl Broemel (guitarist/sax man extraordinaire) is making his solo return later this summer following 2016’s 4th of July.

Wished Out is due out Sept. 21 via Stocks in Asia/Thirty Tigers. Recorded in his home studio in Nashville, the eight-track LP features fellow My Morning Jacket members Tom Blankenship and Bo Koster and other special guests like Robbie Crowell (Deer Tick) and Russ Pollard (Sebadoh). “Starting From Scratch” is the first sneak peak into what we can expect.

“The ideas for ‘Starting From Scratch’ came from me taking a little solo trip in Southern California,” explains Broemel. “On a really cloudy day, I drove up into the mountains above Malibu. I was thinking I’d still go ahead and take a hike even if i couldn’t see anything. To my surprise, I actually drove up into, and then through the clouds. I felt like I was inside the sky. The clouds were draping and scraping around the mountains. I was all alone up there, the first person on the trails. Spider webs still remained from the night before, and lizards darted around. That spot felt so precious and almost sacred that I didn’t want to come down. But when I finally did, my brain seemed to have completely rebooted itself.”

Broemel will hit the road later this year in support of Wished Out including a show at Mercy Lounge Oct. 6 with Steelism.  Listen to “Starting From Scratch” below and let us know what you think! Pre-order Wished Out here.