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The Brokedown

In just two years, Los Angeles act the Brokedown has evolved from an alt-country quartet to a full-on Western-inspired rock band.

In just two years, Los Angeles act the Brokedown has evolved from an alt-country quartet to a full-on Western-inspired rock band. The band's self-released EP, "The Dutchman's Gold," was centered on Dan Iead's mournful pedal steel guitar work, but bouncier songs such as "Down in the Valley" foretold the act's rock'n'roll future.

A forthcoming album, singer/guitarist Ross Flournoy says, is "a little bit more adventurous" than the EP. These days, the Brokedown has essentially shed the pedal steel in favor of a more rollicking brand of guitar pop. The band recently held down a monthlong residency at the Silver Lake Lounge in Los Angeles and will return to the venue Aug. 9. The Brokedown is looking for a home for its debut album.

"We would love to sign with a label that was small to medium size," Flournoy says.