If you’ve used a television or streaming service in the last few years, chances are you’ve heard Bronze Radio Return. The band has used the exposure that comes with a screen to grow, with their songs appearing everywhere from ESPN to Bill Murray movies to TV show Shameless. More recently, you may have heard the quintet through EP Check One from October 2018 or through solid recent single “With Me All Along.” In the vein of the movies their songs have appeared in, Bronze Radio Return are releasing a “sequel” to Check One in the form of Check Two tomorrow. Today we have the exclusive premiere of the new Check Two EP, a full day before its release.

Clocking in at just four songs, Check Two is a brisk, tight listen. The band packs a lot of different sounds into this quartet of songs, though. Opener “Temple” is a groovy guitar based jam that will get you moving. It also immediately showcases the wonderful vocal harmonies the band creates by having all the members perform vocals. “Come With Us” is an exhilarating rock track, with Matt Warner and Bob Tanen creating an enticing musical invitation on the keys and bass, respectively. “There Will Be Another” is the EP’s slow track, and it works brilliantly as a contrast to the upbeat tunes that come before it. Chris Henderson and Patrick Fetkowitz get to shine hear, as the stripped down construction of “There Will Be Another” allow their guitars to shine for a track. “With Me All Along” rounds out the EP, and embodies what is so special about Check Two and Bronze Radio Return. There’s an earnestness in all of these songs that’s infectious and heartwarming. Even on tracks with more serious or somber sounds and subjects, the joy that the band feels creating songs and playing music with each other is so evident. It makes everything they do connect with listeners, and Check Two is no exception.

Check One and Check Two are both precursors to another full-length release from Bronze Radio Return. Asked about their plans with this style of release, Fetkowitz said “The whole music industry and how you deliver music to the fans has changed since we put out our last album Light Me Up. This is our first time not putting out a full length album all at once. It is uncharted waters for us, but it feels very exciting. It allows us to release music at a steady pace without it feeling like we have put all our egg in one basket.”

You can stream Check Two below. Bronze Radio Return will be touring extensively into the spring, and you can find their upcoming tour dates below as well. Tickets are available on the band’s website.

Bronze Radio Return Tour Dates
01/25 – The Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
01/26 – Union Stage – Washington, DC
01/27 – The Southern Café and Music Hall – Charlottesville, VA
01/29 – Visulite Theatre – Charlotte, NC
01/30 – The Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC
01/31 – Soundbar – Orlando, FL
02/01-06 – The Rock Boat XIX – Tampa, FL
02/07 – Crowbar – Ybor City, FL
02/08 – Vinyl at Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
02/09 – Cat’s Cradle Back Room – Carrboro, NC
02/20 – World Café Live – Philadelphia, PA
02/21 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
02/22 – The Warehouse at FTC – Fairfield, CT
02/23 – Higher Ground Lounge – South Burlington, VT
02/26 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
02/27 – 3S Artspace – Portsmouth, NH
02/28 – Portland House of Music – Portland, ME
03/12 – Musica – Akron, OH
03/13 – Bell’s Eccentric Café – Kalamazoo, MI
03/14 – Colectivo Back Room – Milwaukee, WI
03/15 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
03/16 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
03/19 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
03/20 – The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT
03/22 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
03/24 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
03/26 – GAMH – San Francisco, CA
03/27 – Moroccan Lounge – Lose Angeles, CA
03/29 – Quartyard – San Diego, CA
03/30 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
03/31 – The Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ
04/02 – Stubb’s Indoors – Austin, TX
04/03 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX
04/05 – The Jones Assembly – Oklahoma City, OK
04/06 – Duck Room at Blueberry Hill – St. Louis, MO
04/07 – The High Watt – Nashville, TN