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    Hartford, Connecticut: Once home to the likes of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe, the state capitol now boasts another noteworthy name: six-piece indie rock band Bronze Radio Return.

    Never heard of 'em? Think again. From high-profile placements in films like last year's St. Vincent (starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy) to commercials (Nissan, Starbucks) and TV shows, the group's infectious brand of what's been called "one part indie dance party and another part roots rock laced with a pop sensibility" has been infiltrating the mainstream for a while now.

    They're back at it with a new album, Light Me Up, and supporting tour, which kicked off yesterday in Pittsburgh. The record was recorded at Sonic Ranch Studios in El Paso, Texas, where the band lived and worked for three weeks, creating six new songs with producer Chad Copelin (Ben Rector, BRONCHO, Sufjan Stevens). The tracks were eventually mixed by F. Reid Shippen (Lady Antebellum, Ingrid Michaelson) and Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons) and after a few more additions resulted in this album, praised as a "rousing, cinematic soundscape."

    The band's name, by the way, refers to a special item from lead singer Chris Henderson's childhood. "I learned a lot about music from listening to this beautiful, old bronze tube radio that my dad had," he says. "Everyone in the band shares a similar lineage of being influenced by the music we grew up with. We all figuratively had our own Bronze radio. It's a return of our inspirations and collective interpretation of it."

    Listen to Bronze Radio Return's lead single "Light Me Up":

    Bronze Radio Return on tour

    October 15 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache
    October 16 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    October 17 Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
    October 18 Madison, WI @ The Frequency
    October 21 Columbus, OH @ Rumba Café
    October 22 Newport, KY @ Southgate House
    October 23 Chattanooga, TN @ Camp House
    October 24 Milledgeville, GA @ Deep Roots Festival
    October 27 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
    October 28 Orlando, FL @ The Social
    October 29 Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
    October 30 Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
    November 1 Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
    November 11 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
    November 13 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
    November 14 Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
    December 9 Washington, DC @ The Hamilton
    December 11 Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
    December 12 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
    December 13 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
    January 26-31 The Rock Boat 16 – with Gavin Degraw, Needtobreathe and many more

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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