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Brokencyde aren't going away: New Mexico kids plot reality show and tap E-40 for forthcoming single


If you thought Brokencyde’s reign of musical terror was so 2008, color yourself mistaken. The screamo crunk kids from New Mexico are just getting started with your children’s not-yet-discerning ears, and they aim to make 2009 their very own via multiple high profile Warped Tour dates, several new videos (some with porn stars!) and even a possible reality show.

Not familiar with the act?  That’s likely because you are over the age of 18 and currently not on crystal meth. Let us get you up to, ahem, speed.

Music writers nationwide were stunned last year ... even shocked into confused adulation upon viewing a cringe-inducing video (“Freaxxx") by a band from Albuquerque known as Brokencyde (for more on the foursome, this piece is a must-read).

"Freaxxx," which we are still unable to post due to lyrical content, united nearly every critic in the country who heard the tune as a probable harbinger of garage band-induced musical bile from the 14-24 set raised on a motley mélange of Lil Jon and Linkin Park.

Unsurprisingly, the band (to be fair, “band” is a bit of a misnomer in this case, as no discernible instruments are played by any member) could care less what others think.  “There’s always gonna be haters,” Michael Montgomery said Wednesday at a video shoot inside the Key Club. “We’re living the dream right now and could care less."

By “living the dream,” we’re guessing Montgomery was referring to the shoot (a low-budget homage to the clip for Dr. Dre’s "Nothin' But a G Thang,” we kid you not) for “Booty Call,” a forthcoming single off Brokencyde’s June debut full-length for Suburban Noize Records/Koch.

“People say we’re not serious, but this album is gonna show that we do have talent," Montgomery said. He contributes backup screaming/vocals for the outfit, and spoke Wednesday between takes of what I thought might become the best video of 2009 after I spied this casting call on Craglist, which promised “trained wolves on set” and women running around in their underwear.

How dare you tease us with dangerous wolves and not deliver, Brokencyde?

“That didn’t work out,” the band’s manager, Jared Daniel Baker, sheepishly said of the lack of anything resembling a member of the Canidae family at the video shoot.  Instead, Brokencyde coaxed porn stars to the set (bad trade, we say). 

Adult actress Jayden James and several other busty ladies sulked in various states of undress beneath the Sunset Boulevard venue’s stage around 5 p.m., all looking somewhat bored.  James admitted that she had heard of the band only recently and that she was more of a Tech N9ne fan.

Maybe James came down because she heard E-40 was on the track.  Amazingly, Brokencyde have persuaded the Bay Area rapper to appear on “Booty Call," but E-40 proved as elusive as a gray wolf Wednesday and was nowhere to be found during that portion of filming, anyway.

And while we didn’t stick around long enough to see any women “run around in underwear for multiple hours,” as the video casting ad cooed, we did learn that Brokencyde is teaming up with possibly the only other band more despised by music critics (that would be Huntington Beach’s Millionaires, naturally) for a reality series pilot set to be pitched to MTV this month. 

The proposed show will follow both acts on one bus during the Vans 2009 Warped Tour (yes, both Millionaires and Brokencyde are on tap to play multiple dates this summer at the roving festival, despite objections from some and a recent smackdown courtesy of Senses Fail frontman Buddy Nielsen).

-- Charlie Amter

Photo: Jared Baker

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These guys are the new POISON < does the industry not get that, It's back 20 years..Same place, SUNSET Strip..The bands might not like it but the girls do and I bet there are going to be hundreds of cookie cutter copies, Good for BC13 and their label....bad for the rest of the people trying to make a dime in a failing industry.

brokeNcyde fkn rocks!!!!!! i cant wait to hear the next cd ima dance my ass off... ^-^

brokeNCYDE rules cant wait tell the album comes out
which happens to be two days after my birthday =)

I was listening to Vivaldi's winter while reading this.

God the western world is falling apart, bit by bit.
Thank you, corporate America, for bringing us crap like this into the masses! A freaking reality show? Seriously? God is truly dead.

If anything, this band proves that God doesn't exist.

I love this band I idk what I would do with out them. I can SOOOOO relate to most of there songs!

brokencyde o yea

that bobby c is amazing

haha BC13 is fucking amazing idc what people say they are living the dream i meet them on the trip to denvers warped tour and i am a very big fan let them do there thing they will be top of the line as legit as possible by the end of this year

People like you are snobs; nothing more and nothing less. The truth is that you and others despise Brokencyde because they've managed to mix hiphop -- and I don't mean Jay-Z, you jive ass turkey -- and punk into a concoction that hits the spot just right. I'm over 25 and I love their music because these white boys have managed to make me (of all people) rock my head like an 'effin' rock-star. You can lament all that you want with threads chockablock with ridiculous jargon, but nobody cares because you are the past and bands like Brokencyde are the future. There's a grave waiting for you at the local cemetery. I suggest you go lie in it and shut up already.

Wow. That was completely a biased report. Not all people who listen and like brokencyde 13 are on meth. That's your own opinion. You also have many other invalid opinions.

So please. Either get your facts straight and keep your opinion to yourself, or stop hating.

Just because you may not like them doesn't mean you have to diss them.

Agreed with Spazzey.

We do have our opinions on what we like.

If somebody likes what you hate, then deal.
It isn't going to effect you in any way.

Then again, there's always haters. :/


Brokencyde is awesome, apparently you got no taste in music.

E-40 is a boss, He can rap on the worst track in existence and make it better.

Thank you,I think it's very useful.

All you silly fans who claim that BS13 is good, lrn2REALmusic or your opinion on music is forever null and void. Thank you and have a nice day.

heyy if you guys dont like them then do listen!! on the other handthey are here to stay and i have supported them for 4 years. thx brokencyde for being my role models!! <3 ya


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