Carl Broemel (of My Morning Jacket) Releases “Dark Matter” from New LP ‘Wished Out’ Available 9/21


Credit: Jack Spencer

On September 21, Carl Broemel will release Wished Out via Stocks In Asia / Thirty Tigers. The album marks his third solo release and follow up to 2016’s acclaimed 4th of July. Today, Broemel released the video for “Dark Matter,” the second single to be released from the forthcoming album.

Watch the video for “Dark Matter” via YouTube:

“I really loved watching Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s ‘Cosmos’ TV show, and it sent me down a road of reading a lot of books about space,” explained Broemel in a statement to Guitar World. “I got kind of fixated on the fact that scientists can sense dark matter and account for it, but they cannot see it or explain it, just like the appearances of the monoliths in ‘2001 A Space Odyssey.’ To live in that mental space of knowing some clear lessons from science, and yet having other aspects be completely mysterious, is so appealing to me. I am really hoping that we can act upon current scientific knowledge to improve the whole world, and then we will have plenty of time to experience and enjoy the wonder of it all.”

The album announced with an official video for “Starting From Scratch,” which Consequence of Sound called “a charming and breezy listen, but grounded with sturdy, glistening guitars and hearty piano.”


Broemel recorded Wished Out at his newly-constructed home studio in Nashville, tracking many of the instruments alone before reaching out to several friends — including Robbie Crowell (Deer Tick)Russ Pollard (Everest, Sebadoh), and My Morning Jacket bandmates Tom Blankenship and Bo Koster — for help.

He worked in spurts, taking short breaks to drive his son to school and longer breaks to hit the road with My Morning Jacket, and pulled triple duty as Wished Out‘s producer, engineer, and frontman along the way.

In support of the new album, Broemel, along with support from Steelism, will hit the road for a national tour. Tickets are on sale now. Find a full list of tour dates below.

1) Dark Matter
2) Wished Out
3) Malibu Shadow
4) Starting From Scratch
5) Rain Check
6) Just For You
7) Second Fiddle
8) Out Of Reach

Tour Dates:
9/19: Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
9/20: Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
9/21: Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
9/22: Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm Studios
9/23: New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom
9/25: Portland, ME – One Longfellow Square
9/26: Allston, MA – Great Scott
9/28: South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground – Showcase Room
9/29: Asbury Park, NJ – Sea Hear Now
9/30: Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
10/1: Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
10/3: Saint Louis, MO – The Pageant
10/4: Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
10/5: Black Mountain, NC – Pisgah Brewing Outdoor Stage (The Marcus King Band Family Reunion)
10/6: Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
10/23: Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater
10/24: San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
10/25: Chico, CA – Sierra Nevada Tap Room
10/27: Portland, OR – Dantes
10/29: Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
10/30: Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen
10/31: Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
11/2: Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads
11/3: Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
11/5: Saint Paul, MN – Turf Club
11/7: Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
11/8: Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi
11/9: Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
11/10: Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

All dates with support from Steelism.