THE BRKN’s new record, No. 3, out today via Right Brain Music Group/Ingrooves, is punk at its finest. Check out this new video, “Broke,” to kick off your weekend.

Punk ‘n’ rock newcomers THE BRKN lead by Jacob Cade formed in early 2019, debuted two songs and accompanying videos for the song “Your Existence” and “The Motions,” and quickly racked up over 118k streams on Spotify playlists.

“We’re all broken inside,” says Cade. “Every human being has a broken part. That’s what defines you as a person. It heals, but it never really goes away. It makes you think and act the way you do now; I think that’s a beautiful thing. Everyone in this generation tries to be perfect, but we proudly encompass this brokenness.”

They introduce the No. 3 EP with the F-you anthem “Your Existence,” with galloping guitars, bombastic grooves, and hummable hooks. “The Motions” seesaws between hard-hitting riffs and hypnotic melodies. The EP swings from resounding delay and urgent chants on “The Only Ones Left” to the gritty pop transmissions of “Broke.”

Meanwhile, airy keys give way to a highly infectious chorus on “Haven’t Found Me Yet,” as explosive melodies and galloping rhythms collide after the ring of a bell on the arena-ready “Rollin’ With the Punches.”

You can trace a thematic thread straight from Cade’s heart for No.3, as the title holds a special significance.

“My grandfather played soccer in Mexico and wore the number three,” he says. “I always had it in my mind. I have it tattooed by my ear, even. I wanted to name the EP No. 3 because these are such important songs to me.”


3/14 Sandbox Coffeehouse Ventura, CA
3/16 The Mint Los Angeles, CA
3/17 The Whisky A Go Go Hollywood, CA With Doll Skin
3/29 The Token Lounge Westland, MI 3/31 The Garage Twin Cities, MI
4/1 Lefty’s Des Moines. IA
4/3 Herman’s Denver, CO (THE BRKN No. 3 Album Release Show)
4/4 Moxi Theatre Greeley, CO
4/5 Liquid Joes Salt Lake City, UT
4/7 The Pin Spokane. WA 4/8 El Corazon Seattle, WA
4/10 Cruzroom Annex Portland, OR

Purchase the album here. 


Addison is reviews and online news editor for New Noise. She specializes in metal, queer issues, and dog cuddles.

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