Broderick was born in the state of Maine in 1987. He learned a number of musical instruments whilst at school, and went on to become a session musician, playing violin, banjo, musical saw, and mandolin on recordings by M. Ward, Zooey Deschanel, Dolorean and others. He played and toured with numerous groups, including Horse Feathers, Norfolk & Western, Loch Lomond and Laura Gibson. In mid-2007, Broderick joined the Danish ensemble Efterklang in Copenhagen to join their touring band after the release of their album Parades. After touring, he released a mini album of solo piano music, Docile
, on the Swedish label Kning Disk, as well as a 7?, Retreat/Release
, his first full-length album of piano and string based compositions, Float
, and an orchestral concept album, Music for Falling From Trees
, on the US label Western Vinyl and British label Erased Tapes. He released two albums in collaboration with Machinefabriek.He is the brother of Heather Woods Broderick, also a solo artist and Efterklang collaborator.