Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2009
While Picture Me Broken was not live on stage with Green Day, Beyonce, Muse or Taylor Swift at MTV's 2009 VMAs, the MTV feature on this high energy young band landed them a hard earned award as the VMAs MTV's 2009 "SF Best Bay Area Breakout Artist." The award was sponsored by Our Stage (http://www.ourstage.com and MTV (http://www.mtv.com).
Picture Me Broken which is fronted by Layla Brooklyn Allman, (the 16-year old daughter of legendary R&R Hall of Famer Gregg Allman), and their song "Dearest (I'm So Sorry)" whose live video was featured on MTV2 has been blazing a trail with teen fans that can instantly relate to both the sentiment of the lyrics and the scorching delivery of the track. The band started out as four 12-year olds playing covers for fun, but fueled by passion and determination, they have emerged as a serious contender. "She's got it in her blood…" remarks her famous father, who most likely is all but unknown to PMB's growing legion of young fans!
PMB has played prestigious SF venues like "Bottom of the Hill," grabbed an opening slot at the Shoreline Amphitheatre for Linkin Park's Project Rev in 2008 and more recently played the 2009 SF Warped Tour. Now they have just released their debut EP, 'Dearest I'm So Sorry."
As if reacting to the frightening state of the world they are growing up in, Picture Me Broken's debut EP contains rites of passage themes, in the language of their peers. Largely produced by Aveneged Sevenfold's producer Mudrock (the title track was produced by Aaron Hellman at the Bay Area's own Castle Ultimate Studios), the EP displays that it's not only Layla Allman who's talented, good-looking and charismatic, but the rest of the band members level the playing field: Nick Loiacono (lead guitar), Austin Dunn (bass) and Connor Lung (drums). Indeed, Picture Me Broken's music all but redefines what will be expected from "kid bands" as there is nothing about PMB's catchy driving rock that separates them from significantly more seasoned acts. Nothing shows this off more poignantly than the growing fan base on http://www.myspace.com/picturemebroken which continues to rave with surprise that there is a new band out there fronted by a "hot girl who can sing AND scream."
Preview and downloaded Picture Me Broken's new EP at
Picture Me Broken will be featured on the front page of Purevolume.com on Sept 18, performing the first of many Hot Topic appearances on Sept 17th, and hosting an industry showcase in Los Angeles on October 16th 2009.