Bass player for Omaha’s The Faint fleshes out decent side project
Joel Petersen’s day job allows him to tour the world, melting the hearts and eyeshadow of girls across the world, playing bass for Omaha’s premiere (and pretty much only) electro-New-Wave-pop-scenester out?t The Faint. But sometimes a man’s gotta moonlight his creativity; instead of driving gypsy cabs Petersen records as Broken Spindles. His latest effort presents another batch of minimal, electronically rooted pop tunes. The songwriting meanders at times, but some engaging moments—abstract piano lines and lo-? guitar strumming over bubbling beats—surface throughout.