Earlier this week was the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s suicide, possibly (depending on who you ask) the turning point for grunge’s demise. But Toronto-based Calgary-bred rockers Secret Broadcast certainly had the Seattle sound in mind when recording their debut full-length Filthy Souls. Grunge vet producer Adam Kasper (Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters) was enlisted to nail down the angsty riff rocking tone, and the band even flew out to Robert Lang Studios in Seattle to track the new tunes. It swings far closer towards Bush’s brand of commercial viable rockers than to The Melvins’ sludgy metal approach, but thankfully delivered forcefully and with the grit that modern rock radio sort of lacks lately.
Deck yourself out in plaid and see Secret Broadcast live on their cross-country tour, Ontario westward in the spring, and then east coast dates in July/August.