This Hartford, Ct., sextet takes its name from the large bronze radio that resided in the art studio of frontman Chris Henderson’s father, a place Henderson spent a lot of time as a child. The members of Bronze Radio Return met while students at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford and eventually recorded 2009 debut Old Time Speaker. The album and the band’s constant touring earned it quite the reputation locally, which led to Bronze Radio Return being invited to perform for President Obama at an event in Bridgeport last year. The six-piece just returned with sophomore LP Shake! Shake! Shake!, a dozen-track album the band self-released. Download opener “Down There” below.
“Down There” (download):