Turning Blue 7"

by Broken Gold

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Official Video for "Turning Blue" by Justin Wilson

The TURNING BLUE EP asks some big, hard questions, concerns that have arisen organically in the band. In 2009, MacDougall was in a serious car accident. He lost a year to recuperation, a year in which it was unclear if he would be physically be able to return to playing music. MacDougall joined the Gamblers fresh out of high school: there is no Plan B. But the fastest way through darkness is just to drive right through the middle of it, and Broken Gold has emerged galvanized by what they’ve endured. Supported by Ben Lance (guitar), fellow Gambler Rob Marchant (bass), and Rich Cali (drums), MacDougall has written and recorded his best songs to date, mature and thoughtful but with the jittery anxiousness of youth. Broken Gold invite comparisons to indie rock legends—Superchunk in ’89, Dinosaur Jr in ’87, The Replacements in ’84—while sounding totally new, and totally their own.


released November 20, 2015

Recorded at 5th St. Studios in Austin TX
Engineered by Stuart Sikes
Produced by Stuart Sikes and Broken Gold
Ian MacDougall-Vocals/Gtrs
Rob Marchant-Bass
Ben Lance-Gtr/Vocals
Rich Cali-Drums

all songs by Broken Gold
released by Chicken Ranch Records and Hundo Beach Broadcasts
Artwork and Layout by Joby Ford.


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"brambles-thick, melodic post-punk"

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Track Name: Harm/Joy
Fought the need to rub it in
but why'd I stoop so low
Your levels in the dirt as far as roots will grow
I couldn't help but feel it
In my eyes I saw your pain
What brought me joy
Im having trouble trying to explain

Harm/Joy at the misfortune
I wanted to watch it all
crumble at your feet
grow weaker with every shed of effort that you put into it
fucking it up with every chance you get
The answer seemed so easy
just like a brass ring right out of reach

Eschew my mind in a new way
drop the ball and start today
tolerance it builds a wall
take all I can and lose it all
closer now another slip
another chance to get a grip
almost flew but then I tripped
when I fell over my own leg
Track Name: Turning Blue
Tied down to a railway track
rope around my wrist behind my back
waiting for a train headlight to come
Another restless fit,
roll around, roll around
I felt myself getting sick again
oh god I drown

Turning Blue
Its not on you

I feel a blade up to my neck
with air so deep inside my chest
can't hold it in oh god I drown
anxiety always rushing in
almost like a best friend I wish I never met
reluctantly I let it in
oh god i drown
Track Name: Groundwork
Laying groundwork yeah they lied
I was just wasting time, spinning my wheels for life
Tired old tunes, body bruised
Small mention in the back page of the news
no one seemed to read

Scattered wood and all my dreams
Flew out the door
In a million pieces
with everything

Destroying any ounce of consciousness
at the end of every night
Sometimes it did'nt work, sometimes it didn't work
And sometimes it worked
But most times it did its job

Distorted thoughts of you
laying at home in the lurch
too ashamed to phone
can barely make the use of words
Track Name: Nov/Dec
Is it getting easier with time
Tried letting it go didn't even cross my mind
bottled up inside, all at once it starts to boil
and the tears start to well in the eye
turn away in the light
it always happens at the worst time

November, December
stuck between the months I remember
everything at once

Out of my hole I try to climb
with every hold I take the ladder starts to break
when I notice you in the signs
one more time I don't think I can take
another picture catching my eye
I got you in my sight now, got you in my
it always happens at the worst time