For Immediate Release
October 19th, 2009

The Salts Release 2nd Album Broomstick Rock Star on December 22, 2009!
The Salts offering 2 FREE singles from Broomstick Rock Star!
The Making of Broomstick Rock Star Released!

Chicago, Illinois – Three piece indie/rock/alternative Supergroup The Salts are self-releasing their second album, called Broomstick Rock Star, on December 22nd, 2009. This album takes a radical departure from their first album, Do A Somersault! with tightly crafted dance/rock tunes that will get your blood pumping as well as the melodic bass and guitar lines that have become symbolic with The Salts’ music.

The Salts are offering two free singles from Broomstick Rock Star:
First Single: “Go There” – get it at
Second Single: “Broomstick Rock Star” – get it at

The instrumentation for Broomstick Rock Star was recorded during a 5 hour session in Chicago on March 7th, 2009 at Engine Studios where such acts as Iron and Wine, Andrew Bird, and Modest Mouse have recorded. Mike Regan Engineered & Mastered the album, with Producing and Mixing credits going to both him and The Salts.  Broomstick Rock Star has 11 amazing tracks, varying from upbeat dance/rock numbers (“Body Moves”, “Go There”), Western-themed double entendre (“Thinking With Your Gun”), to comedic themes of current times (“Parent’s House”). The album instrumentation was recorded live with the 3 members in one room at Engine, with vocal overdubs and harmonies being recorded at The Barn in Valparaiso, Indiana, in April and May 2009.  

Lead singer Travis Lee Wiggins shot, produced, & edited a short film called The Making of Broomstick Rock Star that follows The Salts in the studio during the making of the album.  It’s quite entertaining.  See it at:

The album can be purchased as a physical CD through the band’s website, and digitally through such retailers as iTunes and or 

The album can be streamed live at

Genre – indie/rock/alternative
Similar Artists – Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, The Strokes, Interpol

Official Release Date – December 22nd, 2009; Advance copies available online both physically and digitally at

Chicago CD Release Show: TBA

Press Contact:
Travis Lee Wiggins,
Sweet Goodness Music
mail (at) sweetgoodnessmusic (dot) com