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The road to success hasn't been a long and winding one for The Broken Lights. In just over two years, the three-piece group from the Dayton, Ohio area has matured into a seasoned concert band. The Broken Lights' mix of originals and classic rock and blues covers has drawn good reviews everywhere they've played. Now, with the release of their first album -- the eponymously titled "The Broken Lights" -- the band has demonstrated the ability to bring their live energy into the recording studio. The CD consists of ten original songs written by the band members: guitarist and vocalist Tyler Cochran, bassist Andy Uzzel, and drummer Zach Grove. "Dayton Daily News" contributing arts and music writer Don Thrasher and WYSO DJ Niki Dakota premiered The Broken Lights' "Hey Hey Baby Baby" on the February 25, 2013 edition of their monthly "Thrash About Dayton" show on WYSO radio in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Thrasher called the song "good stuff," while Dakota added, "You can't not love that!" Thrasher also deemed The Broken Lights "a promising new band." "What I'm most excited about is how much the energy of our live performances comes through on the album," said Cochran. "The studio didn't change our music, it enhanced it."