In 2010, Peter Broderick went into the studio with the goal of recording and mixing an album in one day, live to two-track tape, with no overdubs or punch-ins. The instrumentation was limited to just voice, guitar and piano. How They Are is this record. Known as a stop-gap release in waning industry terms, the album sheds the tossed-off connotation, revealing something altogether sublime in its austerity and candor. This is not lite Broderick, this is essential Broderick and arguably his most intimate recording.