Photo by Jaret Ferratusco
It took a few years for Broncho’s debut album Can’t Get Past The Lips to catch on, but not for any lack of catchiness in the songs. It was simply a matter of distribution, because once songs like “Try Me Out Sometime” got lodged in your head, it didn’t matter when the album was released. The band started as a one-off recording project for Ryan Lindsey in 2010, who also plays keyboards in fellow Norman, OK outfit the Starlight Mints. The Mints’ rambling psychedelia is a far-cry from Broncho’s rapid-fire power-pop, played with an ear towards ’70s production but a modern urgency.
On September 16, the quartet returns with its second album, Just Enough Hip To Be Woman. If the double entendres didn’t tip you off, Broncho has their collective tongue firmly in-cheek, yet they’re committed to writing great songs. First single “Class Historian” turns stuttering “duh duhs” into a pretty memorable hook, sounding like the Cars on a punk rock budget.