Release Date: Sep 23, 2008
Record label: Hush
Genre(s): Rock, Folk, Singer-Songwriter
Review Summary: Subtle and effective, Peter Broderick's Home is the album that everyone missed.For the first time in four months, I am home. How I longed for my own bed, my own privacy, and home-cooked food. Ah, yes, the wants of a student. I am finally home, but something feels strange. Home has ….
Impossibly young and blessed with a clear, wondrous talent that has seen him contribute his wares to the likes of M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel’s She & Him project and, most notably, the tinkling, swooning orchestral pop of Danish outfit Efterklang (who invited him to join their touring band), Peter Broderick – barely into his 20s, proficient at a number of instruments and of a yearning, graceful disposition – released his debut album proper earlier this year. Given some of the plaudits it’s received elsewhere, DiS thought an evaluation (better late than never) was something it really ought to get ‘round to doing.
He may have called it Home, but 21-year-old Peter Broderick spends most of his debut album gazing at the heavens. The opening song, Games, layers vocal harmonies, the sound of angels chanting and melodies from an acoustic guitar, plucked with such gentleness that he might almost be playing a harp. His first words come in the second song, And It's Alright, which opens with the line: "Seven shooting stars in one night".