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  • 9-17-2014
  • The Rural Alberta Advantage - "Runners In The Night" (Stereogum Premiere)
  • @ The Bottletree Café* 11/08 Atlanta @ The Earl* 11/09 Chapel Hill @ Local 506* 11/11 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel* 11/12 Philadelphia @ First Unitarian Church* 11/13-14 New York @ Bowery Ballroom* 11/15 Cambridge @ The Sinclair* 11/21 Birmingham, UK @ The Hare and Hounds 11/22 Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast 11/24 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club 11/25 Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen 11/26 London, UK @ Islington Assembly 11/27 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Upstairs 11/29 Munster, GE @ Gleiss22 12/01 Cologne, GE @ Knust 12/03 Berlin, GE @ Lido 12/04 Munich, GE @ Atomic Café 12/05 Frankfurt, GE @ Zoom *with
  • 9-12-2014
  • Occupy Yourself
  • to an exploitative contract, navigated the art of collaboration, and got their professional motivation back after ending personal relationships with scrubs. Double-watch it for the KILLER '90s hip-hop tomboy fashion TLC was known for. (They could wear crop tops like no one ever has, or ever will again.) --Caitlin D. Broadcast News (1987) Holly Hunter plays Jane Craig, the executive producer of a nightly news show in the '80s. Before women were being told to "lean in" at work, Jane was figuring it all out for herself while being a total boss. Broadcast News is not about how glamorous and exciting
  • 9-11-2014
  • Turkuaz Add Numerous Fall Tour Dates
  • Turkuaz have announced a number of new fall tour dates. The eight-piece Brooklyn funk outfit will now be playing shows all over the Northeast and Southeast in October, November and December. Along the way, the band will join a number of other great acts, like Primate Fiasco, Jimkata, The Broadcast and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Turkuaz have also scheduled some dates for September, including a special benefit show for the Living Classroom Foundation featuring Bootsy Collins & The Funk Unity Band. Turkuaz are currently recording the follow up to their latest album, Future 86. The band have also recently ... Downstairs December 06 South Burlington, VT--Higher Ground # December 12 Portland, ME--Port City Music Hall ^^ December 13 Hamden, CT--The Ballroom at The Outer Space ^^ December 19 Harrisburg, PA--The Abbey Bar December 20 Washington, DC--Gypsy Sally's (*) Maritime Magic: A benefit to celebrate and support the important work of Living Classrooms Foundation -at Living Classrooms' Fells Point Campus w/ Bootsy Collins and the Funk Unity Band (**) w/ Primate Fiasco (***) w/ Jimkata (^) w/ The Broadcast (^^) w/ Pigeons Playing Ping Pong (#) w/ Smooth Antics Turkuaz Add Numerous Fall Tour Dates
  • 9-10-2014
  • SKOPE NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
  • 1, BBC 1Xtra RinseFM, Capital Xtra, Kiss FM, Juice FM, Radio 1xtra and many more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s97Mb1TZqbU YOKO ONO LENNON BRINGS JOHN LENNON EDUCATIONAL TOUR BUS TO NEW YORK CITY The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus (Lennon Bus), the premier, non-profit 501(c)(3) mobile Pro-Audio, Video and Broadcast studio providing hands-on experiences for students of all ages since 1998, comes to New York City for stops at public schools in each of the five boroughs culminating on Lennon's birthday, October 9. The legendary songwriter, poet, artist and activist would have been 74.
  • 9-10-2014
  • Simian Ghost - The Veil
  • Million Shining Colours' goes back even further in time, calling to mind Buddy Holly - just listen to those lovelorn, sighing vocals and drawn-out "bay-bee"s for ample proof. And while 'Echoes Of Songs (for Trish Keenan)' wears its influence firmly on its sleeve, it does manage to capture a little of Broadcast's ethereal melancholy - not as a direct sound-a-like, but rather in spirit. One might expect a song entitled 'August Sun' to be a similarly chirpy number, but it's here that the record throws a curveball - it is, instead, a stark acoustic number documenting the moment that a relationship ends,
  • 9-10-2014
  • Holly Herndon, Deep Hedonia, The Hive Collective: Kitchen Street, Liverpool
  • audio-visual shower. Someone we spoke to said it cleared their mind of the day and put them in a fresh state, and that puts it well. The shot of mystery liquor was a nice touch.Hive Collective: Engineering JoyFollowing this up we had Kepla and Thom Isom of Deep Hedonia's Blackberry Broadcast. This continued on from where the Engineering Joy installation left off and introduced beats into the mix, colliding an abstract soundscape with everyday imagery evolving into art.Then we had the headline act Holly Herndon's live set, with visuals from Matthew Dryhurst. The set picked up again from where Kepla and Thom
  • 9-10-2014
  • How to survive the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul and why bother?
  • control. Nothing more, nothing less." This illustrates two things. One, that the people who built the internet and keep it running grudgingly accept they must keep explaining it to and protecting it from the governments and corporates who want to use it for their own purposes. Two, that many people here are on broadcast-only mode. One way to have a successful IGF is to come with a simple, honed message and tell it to everyone you meet. If you're good, you'll soon hear other people adopting your meme as their own. It's good lobbying tactics but pretty poor for actual conversation. So does IGF matter? Not
  • 9-04-2014
  • Little Things
  • |HTML5| Of course, Plone are a mainstay in this style, their playful electronics are never far when I get this itch, I wish they had more releases to their name though, I could see a tune like this going down well in the current music scene. Plone - Multitonal [click to download] |HTML5| And Broadcast even dabbled in it on their electronic oriented LP Tender Buttons. Titled after the Gertrude Stein poem of the same name, the track (and the whole album really) are amazingly well done considering the band at this point was a skeleton crew of Cargill & Keenan. Broadcast - Tender Buttons [click to download]
  • 9-04-2014
  • Little Things
  • |HTML5| Of course, Plone are a mainstay in this style, their playful electronics are never far when I get this itch, I wish they had more releases to their name though, I could see a tune like this going down well in the current music scene. Plone - Multitonal [click to download] |HTML5| And Broadcast even dabbled in it on their electronic oriented LP Tender Buttons. Titled after the Gertrude Stein poem of the same name, the track (and the whole album really) are amazingly well done considering the band at this point was a skeleton crew of Cargill & Keenan. Broadcast - Tender Buttons [click to download]
  • 9-04-2014
  • Avi Buffalo's 'At Best Cuckold' via Pitchfork
  • - Stockholm, SE - Kagelbanan Sep. 25 - Oslo, NO - John Dee Sep. 26 - Lund, SE - Mejeriet Sep. 28 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega / Ideal Bar Sep. 29 - Hamburg, DE - Prinzenbar Oct. 01 - Paris, FR - Le Divan du Monde Oct. 03 - Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute Oct. 05 - Dublin, IE - Whelan's Oct. 06 - Glasgow, UK - Broadcast Oct. 08 - Bristol, UK - Thekla Oct. 10 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall Oct. 14 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Oct. 15 - Brussels, BE - Botanique / Witloof Bar Oct. 16 - Cologne, DE - Luxor Oct. 17 - Berlin, DE - Frannz Berlin Club Oct. 25 - Salt Lake City, UT - Park City Live** Oct. 26 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory**
  • 9-02-2014
  • DiSection: Simian Ghost 'The Veil' album track by track
  • Simian Ghost's new album, The Veil, is out on September 8th 2014. The eighteen tracks are a wonderful spectrum of supremely catchy miserabilism inspired by Brian Wilson, Yo La Tengo and Broadcast. The band sent DiS an exclusive track by track commentary, looking into the influences and lyrical inspirations for the album...Stream The Veil Float is a nod to Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, both musically and lyrically. I actually wrote the core of this song in my sleep, right at the end of the recording sessions. I remember hearing it in this weird dream, I can't really remember it exactly, there was ... stuff easily measured and quantified in terms of economics. Then we have Echoes Of Songs (For Trish Keenan). This song was built around an old idea and was really different in the beginning, both in terms of arrangement and rhythm. But when we got set to record it we found that the melody reminded us a bit of Broadcast's sound. We decided to rework it a bit and dedicate the track to Trish Keenan, as sort of a humble tribute to this great artist, whom we all adored growing up. The lyrics are not directed at anyone really, it's basically about loss and our relationship to those who've passed, how it can feel in a way
  • 8-28-2014
  • PAUL BUTTERFIELD - AMSTERDAM 1969/NEW YORK 1970
  • alive on the net. Front cover posted at rockrarecollectionfetish.blogspot - Thanks! Lineage: Paradiso, Amsterdam; January 18, 1969 source: FM dat clone (Jerry Moore's copy) FM (European rebroadcast) > dat > dat master recorded by Rolf sony pcm-r500 > hd-p2 > hd > cd wave > flac A&R Studios, New York; December 14, 1970 WPLJ-FM Broadcast > Reel > PCM > Reel > M-Audio Transit > Cool Edit Edit > CD Wave Editor > FLAC dBpowerAMP > Cool Edit Pro (Pitch Bender +55 cents) > TLH (FLAC, sigs) Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been
  • 8-27-2014
  • ARMS Set To Release Album of covers on September 2nd
  • the tracks have already trickled through the blogosphere and you can listen to"Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory" over on Brooklyn Vegan, "Ooh La La" which premiered on Consequence of Sound, and "Ballad of Big Nothing" that premiered yesterday over on The Wild Honey Pie. Backwards Record Tracklist:01. Broadcast - Corporeal02. Elliott Smith - Ballad of Big Nothing03. Guided By Voices - Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory04. They Might Be Giants - Ana Ng05. Matthew Dear - Slowdance06. Thunder & Lightning - Disgust07. The Faces - Ooh La La08. Rufus Wainwright - Foolish Love Check out ... chamber at just the right frequency. I recorded these songs over the last ten years or so, inspired by in-the-moment feelings--a rediscovery of the (still underrated) songs of They Might Be Giants; a strange and wonderful correspondence with Susan Lane, widow of the Faces' Ronnie Lane; the tragic death of Broadcast's Trish Keenan--and as such their aspirations were just to see what would happen if I recorded them. Backwards Record is a collection of songs that have made me get all feel-something-y over the years and I hope that my appreciation comes across in this humble mess of internet doodaddery.
  • 8-25-2014
  • Les Brown and His Band of Renown - Part 2
  • is a continuation of Gene Lees' piece on Les which appeared in the July, 1996 edition of Jazzletter. © - Gene Lees, copyright protected; all rights reserved. A Man of RenownPart Two "But the radio industry had prepared an ambush for ASCAP, setting up a company called Broadcast Music Incorporated and signing up songwriters from country-and-western and other fields previously disdained by ASCAP, in preparation for trouble with ASCAP. ASCAP pulled all its music off the air. BMI immediately became functional, and some observers have seen this as preparing the decline of American popular music
  • 8-21-2014
  • The Rural Alberta Advantage's Mended With Gold out September
  • Hotel * Wed-Nov-12, Philadelphia, PA, First Unitarian Church * Thu-Nov-13, New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom * Fri-Nov-14, New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom * Sat-Nov-15, Cambridge, MA, The Sinclair * Fri-Nov-21, Birmingham, UK, The Hare and Hounds Sat-Nov-22, Glasgow, UK, Broadcast Mon-Nov-24, Leeds, UK, Brundenell Social Club Tue-Nov-25, Manchester, UK, Soup Kitchen Wed-Nov-26, London, UK, Islington Assembly Hall Thu-Nov-27, Amsterdam, NL, Paradiso Upstairs Sat-Nov-29, Munster, DE, Gleiss22 Mon-Dec-01, Cologne, DE, Luxor Tues-Dec-02 Hamburg, DE, Knust Wed-Dec-03, Berlin, DE, Lido Thu-Dec-04,
  • 8-19-2014
  • When Animals Attack: She Keeps Bees, Caribou, Allah-Las, and Fox and the Law
  • Festival Aug 30 - Vancouver, BC - Nootkah Sound Festival Sept 4 - Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concert Series European Tour Dates Sep 21 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt Sep 22 - Nottingham, UK - Bodega Sep 24 - London, UK - Oval Space Sep 26 - Liverpool, UK - Psych Fest Sep 28 - Dublin, IRE - Workmans Club Sep 29 - Glasgow, UK - Broadcast Sep 30 - Edinburgh, UK - Electric Circus Oct 2 - Sheffeild, UK - The Harley Oct 3 - Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds Oct 4 - Bristol, UK - Start The Bus Oct 7 - Paris, FR - Badaboum Oct 9 - Amsterdam, NL - Tolhuisuin Oct 10 - Brussels, BE - Orangerie Oct 11 - Luxembourg, LX - CarreRotondes Oct 13 - Cologne, GER
  • 8-19-2014
  • Listen: ARMS covers Faces’ “Ooh La La”
  • complete with chunky, reverb-heavy guitar, vocals dripping with heartache, and the squawking of harmonica. Though he's all but stripped away the original's feel-good, affirming vibes, Goldstein's deeply forlorn version feels just as emotionally satisfying, albeit in a totally different way. Listen in below. Backwards Record Tracklist: 01. Broadcast - Corporeal 02. Elliott Smith - Ballad of Big Nothing 03. Guided by Voices - Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory 04. They Might Be Giants - Ana Ng 05. Matthew Dear - Slowdance 06. Thunder & Lightning - Disgust 07. Faces - Ooh La La 08. Rufus Wainwright
  • 8-16-2014
  • Arms - Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory (Guided By Voices-cover)
  • Harlem Shakes-gitarist Todd Goldstein) pakt het uiterst charmant uit. Op eerste liedje Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory althans; een a capella-cover van Guided By Voices. Backwards Record verschijnt op 2 september en bevat covers van invloeden van de band, met verder o.a. Elliott Smith, Broadcast en Matthew Dear. Backwards Record verschijnt op 2 september via Paper Garden Records. Bekijk de lo-fi cover met dito video hieronder. Backwards Record: 1. "Corporeal" (Broadcast) 2. "Ballad of Big Nothing" (Elliott Smith) 3. "Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory (Guided By Voices) 4. "Ana
  • 8-16-2014
  • Book Notes - Laura Ellen Joyce "The Luminol Reels"
  • a fascist, mouth fucking and dilated pupils are recorded in layers. Sunn 0))): "DECAY2 [NIHILS' MAW]" The effect is of a hostile sun; a bloody light looms from inside. Demdike Stare: "Forest of Evil" The last scene is cut, the girl is pulled down from the piñon tree, her silver shoes falling through the air. Broadcast: "Found Scalded, Found Drowned" His eyes were blue from the acid. It scalded the jelly down to nothing, exposed the now faulty veins and nerves. Tanya Tagaq: "Hunger" You slash her open and taste her. When she is in pieces, you hang her to cure. When she is nothing but bone and pearl, you set
  • 8-13-2014
  • ARMS interpreta covers “Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory” de Guided By Voices
  • Ahora, Goldstein anunció un nuevo lanzamiento titulado Backwards Records, un álbum de covers que estará disponible a partir del 2 de septiembre a través de Paper Garden Records. Grabado durante la última década, la colección cuenta con covers de Elliott Smith, The Faces, Matthew Dear, Rufus Wainwright, Broadcast, entre otros. Nuestro primer adelanto del LP es a través de la versión su versión del sencillo de 1994 "Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory" de Guided By Voices. Mientras que la pista original presenta una etérea voz de Robert Pollard y una línea de guitarra demacrada, la versión de ARMS elimina la guitarra por completo y coloca como foco de atención las diferentes armonías vocales, a pesar de ello, la pista es emotiva y con un gran ambiente. A continuación puedes ver el video musical que cuenta con material de archivo del iPhone de Goldstein. Tracklist Backwards Record: 01. Broadcast - Corporeal 02. Elliott Smith - Ballad of Big Nothing 03. Guided By Voices - Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory 04. They Might Be Giants - Ana Ng 05. Matthew Dear - Slowdance 06. Thunder & Lightning - Disgust 07. The Faces - Ooh La La 08. Rufus Wainwright - Foolish Love Radioalterno.Com "Radio
  • 8-12-2014
  • George Handy by Jeff Sultanof
  • with the band. But Raeburn was having trouble keeping the band working. He subsisted on limited touring, radio transcriptions, and recordings for the U.S. Government. Because of the Armed Forces Radio Service, many live recordings of all types of music were distributed for re-broadcast to overseas servicemen. In producing a series called One-Night Stand, they preserved sustaining (unsponsored) radio broadcasts of many bands, especially during periods when such ensembles could not make commercial records. Because of two recording bans ordered by American Federation of Musicians head James
  • 8-12-2014
  • Listen: ARMS covers Guided By Voices’ “Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory”
  • with a handful of EPs. For his next release, Goldstein has announced a covers album entitled, Backwards Record, due out September 2nd via Paper Garden Records. Recorded over the last decade, the eight-track collection features covers of Elliott Smith, Matthew Dear, The Faces, Rufus Wainwright, Broadcast, and more. In a statement, Goldstein described his inspiration for the album and his philosophy on cover songs: Covering other people's songs is a funny undertaking. A song might seem completely off-limits, a violent absurdity, while for someone else it hits that little sweet-spot, where it ... captures the lonesome spirit of the original while also imbuing the bizarre lyrics with a heightened sense of emotionality and ambiance. Watch the accompanying music video below (via BrooklynVegan), which features iPhone footage of Goldstein performing the track in various outfits (or lack thereof). Backwards Record Tracklist: 01. Broadcast - Corporeal 02. Elliott Smith - Ballad of Big Nothing 03. Guided By Voices - Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory 04. They Might Be Giants - Ana Ng 05. Matthew Dear - Slowdance 06. Thunder & Lightning - Disgust 07. The Faces - Ooh La La 08. Rufus Wainwright
  • 8-11-2014
  • 6th Annual Criterion Challenge - Discussion Thread
  • Xavier Dolan's Top 10 --- Pierrot le fou --- Cries and Whispers --- Forbidden Games --- The 400 Blows --- Taste of Cherry --- The Cranes Are Flying --- Au revoir les enfants --- Beauty and the Beast --- Mala Noche --- The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie Lena Dunham's Top 10 --- Fish Tank --- Days of Heaven --- Broadcast News --- Weekend --- La Pointe Courte --- Cléo from 5 to 7 --- Le bonheur --- Vagabond --- The Marriage of Maria Braun --- Ali: Fear Eats the Soul --- Picnic at Hanging Rock --- Straw Dogs --- Dead Ringers --- Through a Glass Darkly --- War Room Marcel Dzama's Top 10 --- The Third Man --- Brand upon ... --- Sans Soleil Whit Stillman's Top 10 --- The 400 Blows --- The Lady Vanishes --- The Harder They Come --- The Seventh Seal --- The Lady Eve --- Big Deal on Madonna Street --- My Man Godfrey --- Black Orpheus --- Notorious --- Children of Paradise Nicholas Stoller's Top 10 --- Alphaville --- Rushmore --- Broadcast News --- Time Bandits --- Monty Python's Life of Brian --- The Ice Storm --- Amarcord --- Scenes from a Marriage --- Paths of Glory --- Being John Malkovich --- This Is Spinal Tap Joe Swanberg's Top 10 --- Hoop Dreams --- By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volume One --- The Red Shoes --- Gimme Shelter ---
  • 8-05-2014
  • HOYT AXTON - SAN JOSE 1982
  • Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. HOYT AXTON San Jose 1982 [no label, 2CD] Live at The Saddle Rack, San Jose, CA; July 19, 1982. Excellent "The Fat Fry" pre-broadcast. Singer-songwriter and actor Hoyt Axton is probably one of those who songs are more well-known than him. Joy To The World and Never Been To Spain (Three Dog Night); The Pusher and Snowblind Friend (Steppenwolf); No-No Song (Ringo Starr) and Greenback Dollar (Kingston Trio) are the more notable ones. [Even earlier, Hoyt's mother, Mae Boren Axton, had co-written Heartbreak Hotel, which Elvis Presley made
  • 8-05-2014
  • Avi Buffalo shares new song, “Memories of You”, announces tour dates
  • Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik 09/24 - Stockholm, SE @ Kagelbanan 09/25 - Oslo, NO @ John Dee 09/26 - Lund, SE @ Mejeret 09/28 - Kobenhaven, DK @ Ideal Bar 09/29 - Hamburg, DE @ Prenzenbar 10/01 - Paris, FR @ Le Divan Du Monde 10/03 - Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute 10/05 - Dublin, IE @ Whelans 10/06 - Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast 10/08 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla Social 10/10 - London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall 10/14 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso 10/15 - Brussels, BE @ Botanique 10/16 - Cologne, DE @ Luxor 10/17 - Berlin, DE @ Frannz Berlin Club 10/28 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge 10/29 - Omaha, NE @ Reverb 10/31 - St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
  • 8-02-2014
  • Radio Dubroom Extra Chapter 3: The Genius Mad Professor
  • Benjamin Zephaniah - Roots And Culture (Belly Of The Beast) 23. Aisha - Carnal Mind (True Roots) 24. Aisha - Carnal Dub (True Roots) 25. Aisha - It's Not Right (True Roots) 26. Aisha - Righteous Dub (True Roots) 27. U Roy - True Born Dub (True Born African Dub) 28. Mad Professor - Freedom Broadcast (Who Knows The Secret Of The Master Tape) 29. Mad Professor - Black Heroes (Afro-centric Dub) 30. Michael Prophet - Rootsman (Rootsman) 31. Michael Prophet - War In The City (Rootsman) 32. Michael Prophet - Dub War (Rootsman) 33. Mad Professor - Version 3 (Jah Is My Light) (Afro-centric Dub) LISTEN TO THE SHOW Radio
  • 8-02-2014
  • Former South Korean Born Mets Pitcher: Dae-Sung Koo (2005)
  • Kris Benson with a two run lead, after Benson had thrown six shutout innings. Koo got a chance to bat against Randy Johnson & was nervous he never even swung the bat. In his next time up, everyone was expecting another easy out, and Tim McCarver was telling everyone the same on the national televises Fox broadcast. But Koo shocked everyone, he swung & blasted the pitch over the centerfielders head all the way to the wall. He dashed into second with a stand up double. The crowd went wild & the Mets dugout as well, as everyone all cheered "KOOOOOOOOO". The next batter was Jose Reyes, he dropped a bunt down, & Koo
  • 5-29-2014
  • Labor Unions Strike Against KBS Amidst Presidential Scandal
  • Broadcast television company KBS is facing a strike by labor unions after its board failed to oust KBS president Gil Hwan Young . Gil Hwan Young has been under fire for reportedly working with South Korea's president Park Geun Hye 's administration on news coverage of the Sewol ferry tragedy. Park Geun Hye reportedly told Gil Hwan Young to refrain from criticizing the coast guard and to keep reports favorable to the administration, ruining the broadcaster's credibility as an unbiased news source. Several department heads have already resigned due to the scandal. With the board unable to come
  • 5-20-2014
  • New This Week: The Roots, Conor Oberst, Haley Bonar & More
  • collaborative vision vividly to life. Amber Cowan says: The songs were written when Wilson, who was the founder of the experimental London collective The Projects, was suffering from serious ill-health, not that you can tell from the lo-fi oscillations of opener "Set a Course for the Stars." Like Prolapse or Broadcast, Wilson uses motorik grooves to lock down imaginative flights of fancy: "Set a Course..." is a dream vision about finding an Earth-like planet in another galaxy. "Cold Fusion Experiment" is a piece of electro chemistry about cracking the nuclear code. "Emma Nutt" is a space age tribute to the
  • 5-07-2014
  • Cat's Eyes reveal details of soundtrack to Peter Strickland's The Duke of Burgundy
  • Turkish instruments and Zeffira's oboe, but "it's more about creating an ambiguous sound," according to Badwan. "I think that's what makes an atmosphere, when you're not really sure what a sound is sometimes." The Duke of Burgundy should arrive in cinemas by the end of the year, with the album out shortly after. Strickland has a sharp ear for soundtracks, having recruited Broadcast to compose the music for his 2012 giallo homage Berberian Sound Studio. Listen to an old Cat's Eyes tune, 'Face In The Crowd', below. Cat's Eyes reveal details of soundtrack to Peter Strickland's The Duke of Burgundy
  • 5-07-2014
  • The Horrors' Faris Badwan Discusses Cat's Eyes' Soundtrack for New Peter Strickland Film
  • of Burgundy. According to Badwan, the duo (which is made up of Badwan and Canadian soprano Rachel Zeffira) first gained Strickland's attention with the girl group-obsessed sounds of their 2011 self-titled debut. Although neither performer had worked on a soundtrack previously, Badwan says partnering with Strickland (who previously employed Broadcast to soundtrack his 2012 feature Berberian Sound Studio) was a natural fit for the band. "There's a lot of things I like, but in terms of films, you have to find the independent ones to really get into them. I think this one is going to be one of my
  • 5-06-2014
  • Active Military Perform With Country Stars During ACM All-Star Salute to the Troops' Broadcast
  • presentation and the Band Perry were joined by U.S. Army Spc. Kelly A. Gregg on vocals. These are just a few of the performances that included military personnel. LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell were the event's hosts and there were also special presentations and appearances at the event that benefited ACM Lifting Lives. Country singer Craig Morgan, a U.S. Army Veteran, was on hand as was Joe Mantegna from 'Criminal Minds.' The event will be broadcast on May 20 at 9 pm ET on CBS.Next: See Country Stars Who Served Active Military Perform With Country Stars During ACM All-Star Salute to the Troops' Broadcast
  • 4-30-2014
  • What's The Loudest Concert You Ever Attended?
  • Executive Underwriting and Business Support: Oh my, it had to be Pavement at the Paramount back in 2012! So freakin' loud! Brian Hill, Music Underwriting & Business Support: Nick Cave last year at the Paramount was even louder than My Bloody Valentine at SoDo! Andrew Corey, General Manager, KEXP Broadcast Service: Mudhoney at Neumos. James Nixon, In-studio Mix Engineer: Dinosaur Jr at The Middle East (downstairs) in Boston. Cheryl Waters, host of The Midday Show: Yo La Tengo September 1993 opening for The Breeders at the Off-Ramp (now El Corazon)! Michele Myers, on-air host, Fridays 9 PM to 1
  • 4-28-2014
  • Conor Oberst: The Ex Boy Wonder of Indie Rock Moves to a Major Label
  • Oberst. "It was terrifying. The Coens weren't there, but their casting director was. I did the scene where he's talking with [Carey Mulligan's character] at the cafe, and then I sang a song. I'm sure I was terrible."The audition did land him a gig last September at the Showtime-broadcast Inside Llewyn Davis celebration concert "Another Day, Another Time," where he performed alongside Patti Smith, Joan Baez and Marcus Mumford. Nonesuch released the film's soundtrack.As for whether, if the right opportunity arose, he would ever consider leaving his current gig for Hollywood, Oberst thinks for a moment
  • 4-10-2014
  • INTERVIEW: Mike Watt
  • two operas because there's no beginning-middle-end". Watt and co travel to Exeter tomorrow and culminate the tour at London's The Lexington 19 April. Visit Watts' homepage for further touring details, and check out his recent Baker's Dozen here. Mike Watt and the Missingmen live dates 2014APRIL10 - The Cavern, Exeter 11 - The Fleece, Bristol 12 - The Cookie Jar, Leicester 13 - The Ruby Lounge, Manchester 14 - Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh 15 - Broadcast, Glasgow 16 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 17 - The Harley, Sheffield 18 - The Joiners, Southampton 19 - The Lexington, London INTERVIEW: Mike Watt
  • 3-07-2014
  • Space Chaser Posts "Waste Crawler" Music Video
  • native Germany around their love of classic '80s thrash metal and no nonsense approach to banging heads, necking bottles and starting parties in the dearth of good parties. "Having come to the attention of This Charming Man Records in 2012 - who included 'Thrashold' on their This Charming Man Radio Distortion Broadcast compilation after just one listen to their self-released Decapitron EP - Watch The Skies is every pinched harmonic a winner for fans of the genre. Whether the band is keeping the tradition alive or just doing their own thing is anyone's guess but one thing is for sure, Space Chaser are
  • 3-06-2014
  • Broadcast - The Noise Made by People (album review ) | Sputnikmusic
  • The popularity of muzak use in elevators peaked around the late 50s. As youth culture rose to prominence during the 60s, the smooth sounds of Muzak Holdings vague background music slid in favor of original artist programming. For the life of me, I can't remember ever hearing muzak in an elevator (which may be the entire point) nor do I suspect can the members of Broadcast. But on they answer an interesting question, what if those muzak filled elevators of the 50s could make their own music...
  • 3-04-2014
  • Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's Grammy-Winning Partnership Becomes a Tour & Musical
  • travel around and do it anymore. But performing music is a way to do comedy also, but without the obligation to do a solid hour, hour and half of it. I could intersperse it with music, so it became a really good format for me. AP: The "Great Performances" concert is your first concert recorded for broadcast. Are you happy with it? Martin: When I look back and see that our second performance, almost our first performance together, was at Carnegie Hall, I almost cringe because the show has grown so much, and I'm really happy to get this iteration of it on videotape. I think we're just about to change it, and
  • 3-04-2014
  • Playlist - Tennis' "Girls, Girls, Girls" selections inc Laura Nyro, Vashti Bunyan, The Shaggs
  • Laura I sing of on our most recent single Mean Streets [below]." Vashti Bunyan - Diamond Day "Another gem from the 70s British folk-scene. I am not the first musician to fall in love with Vashti. Also, I feel like I should mention that her daughter Whyn Lewis is an incredible visual artist." Broadcast - Come On Let's Go "For me, this is the band that changed everything. I don't write a melody or lyric without thinking about Trish Keenan. Her style completely informs my approach to music." Buffy Sainte-Marie - Sweet September Morning "My favourite thing about Buffy is that she always sings at 100 percent
  • 2-21-2014
  • Simian Ghost - "Echoes Of Songs (For Trish Keenan)" Video (Stereogum Premiere)
  • electro-pop offering Youth. Lead single "Echoes Of Songs" moves ever-so-slightly from the last album's indie-pop tendencies into a dreamier, more expansive sound. That's purposeful: "Echoes Of Songs" is a tribute to the late Trish Keenan of the great cosmopolitan experimentalists Broadcast. The trio has conjured something close to Broadcast's signature sound without abandoning their own, flushing out the floaty, futuristic soundscape with the softhewn harmonies that are Simian Ghost's greatest strength. Director Victor Claeson's pristine black and white performance video matches the Broadcast aesthetic too, so this thing looks, feels, and sounds like a proper tribute. Press the (tender) button below and enjoy. The Veil is out 4/9 on Playground Music. Simian Ghost - "Echoes Of Songs (For Trish Keenan)" Video (Stereogum Premiere)
  • 2-18-2014
  • Historic All-Star Sam Moore Concert Recovered And Set To Air On PBS
  • a stunning duet by 5th Beatle Billy Preston and Carla Thomas performing the Sam & Dave classic "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby". "PBS viewers are in for a once-in-a-lifetime musical treat," said Joyce Moore, one of the principal producers of the 1989 concert. "This broadcast of the concert originally called 'A Celebration for Young Americans' is especially significant because it contains truly magnificent performances from brilliant American icons we have since lost - Billy Preston, Willie Dixon, Albert Collins, Bo Diddley, Duck Dunn, Lafayette Leake and Stevie Ray Vaughan. It was
  • 2-13-2014
  • Cheatahs: 'Get Tight' (Video) | Prefix
  • rockers live, check out the video below filmed at Dropout. You can stream Cheatahs over at PureVolume with the band's commentary. Tour Dates February12 - Birthdays (NME Awards), London13 - Banquet Records/New Slang, Kingston15 - The Harley, Sheffield16 - Prince Albert, Brighton17 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds18 - Broadcast, Glasgow19 - East Village Arts Club, Liverpool22 - Bunk Bar, Portland, OR23 - Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA27 - The Echoplex (Red Bull Sound Select show, with FIDLAR), Los Angeles, CA March4 - Baby's All Right, Brooklyn, NY 5 - Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia, PA6 - U Street Music
  • 2-12-2014
  • SPACE DIMENSION CONTROLLER ANNOUNCES UK TOUR
  • Liverpool" March 25 - Cosmic Ballroom, Newcastle March 28 - Audio, Brighton March 29 - The Cellar, Oxford April 4 - Thekla, Bristol April 12 - City Bass, Cardiff April 18 - Soup Kitchen, Manchester April 26 - Snafu, Aberdeen April 30 - Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh May 1 - Broadcast, Glasgow To buy tickets for this event please visit the events page: Space Dimension Controller (All Night) tickets from Skiddle.These tickets are on sale for Space Dimension Controller (All Night). Skiddle.com is an official ticket outlet for this event. All credit card purchases you make at Skiddle.com are encrypted
  • 2-10-2014
  • The College Dropout Turns 10
  • Before he was the nucleus. Before he said "George Bush doesn't care about black people" on a nationally-broadcast telethon. Before a 2006 Rolling Stone cover depicted him as Christ, crown of thorns and blood and all, and a 2013 album christened him as Yeezus. Before he stormed the stage and let Taylor Swift know that "Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time" and before, in the fallout, he dove deep enough to give us My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Before he admitted he "fell in love with Kim/ Around the same time she had fell in love with him." Before Watch The Throne made Kanye and Jay the most
  • 2-07-2014
  • The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
  • and dream-pop bands of the past, but their sound has a crispness that's anything but dreamlike. There's a waking energy to the band, in the way their guitars cut, the drums snap, and most of all, their gorgeous, clear vocals, which bring to mind the late and dearly missed Trish Keenan of Broadcast. Fear Of Men establish this immediately with the vocal clarity of "Alta," before seamlessly bursting into the breathy melodic rush that makes up the first minute of "Waterfall," only to pull it back into the minimal nearly a cappella section that brings a romantic lyrical directness, too: "Trust in me completely/
  • 11-01-2013
  • Full Show Friday | Frank Zappa In Paris 1980
  • One of the few pro-shot Frank Zappa concerts found on YouTube features FZ's June11, 1980 performance at Palais des Sports in Paris, France. The show was broadcast onFrench TV later that year and re-broadcast in 2007. The band for this show featured Zappa along with guitarists Ike Willis and Ray White,keyboardist Tommy Mars, bassist Arthur Barrow and David Logeman - one of the smallestbands in Frank's history. Played just a year after the release of Joe's Garage, theevening's setlist only included a handful of tracks from the Rock Opera including thetitle track, Why Does It Hurt When I Pee? and
  • 10-20-2013
  • This week's new releases 21-10-2013
  • Circus - Vegas Baby / Series 1 Live Oliver! Peaky Blinders Penguindrum: Episodes 13-24 Poseidon Rex Postman Pat's Magic Christmas Renoir Revenge - Season 1-2 Revenge - Season 2 Round Ireland with A Fridge Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map Silent Night Bloody Night: The Homecoming Steve Hackett - The Bremen Broadcast Super Karaoke Hits 2013 Taggart: Ultimate Classic Collection Take the High Road - Volume 9 Episodes 49-54 Ted Nugent -Ultralive Ballisticrock The Best of Prisoner Cell Block H The Borgias - Season 3 The Borgias: Seasons 1-3 The Breeder The Deep The East The Night We Got the Bird The
  • 10-16-2013
  • Eminem Follows Kanye West & Jay Z's Blueprint As "Marshall Mathers LP 2" Release Approaches
  • chart. On Monday he released another track off the album, the six-minute "Rap God." Eminem has performed on the show in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004 and most recent in 2010, when he paired up Lil Wayne. (Billboard) Hollywood actress Kerry Washington will reportedly host the highly anticipated broadcast.UPDATED, 9:45 AM: Kerry Washington found herself in the middle of Saturday Night Live's new-cast kerfuffle this morning when the NBC late-night show announced it had booked her to make her guest-hosting debut on November 2. While SNL first approached ABC's Scandal star last season, and booked her
  • 10-03-2013
  • Playlist - Steve Cradock's "favourite musical couples"
  • - Another Day "This song was first played at the Let It Be Sessions in 1969 and it was a single in 1971. I love the simplicity of this record, just vocal, acoustic, bass and drums! The timing of Paul's vocal is something that always makes me smile. And written about his lovely Linda mmeaga!" Broadcast - The Be Colony "From Birmingham, Trish Keenan and James Gargill released the amazing Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age in 2009. I recorded some demos with Trish in Kings Heath B'Ham around 1994. She was doing simple stuff, little did we know she had this up her sleeve. Anyway Paul Weller gave Trish
  • 9-24-2013
  • King Krule Returns to North America for Winter Tour, Plays Toronto, Vancouver
  • midnight tonight (September 24) will have first access to tickets starting tomorrow (September 25). Prior to the North American leg, the singer otherwise known as Archy Marshall will be touring in Europe. See the full itinerary below. Tour dates: 10/03 Sheffield, UK - The Harley 10/04 Glasgow, UK - Broadcast 10/05 Manchester, UK - Ruby Lounge 10/07 Brighton, UK - The Haunt 10/08 London, UK - Oval Space 10/11 Paris, France - Trabendo 10/12 Brussels, Belgium - Orangerie 10/13 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso 10/15 Berlin, Germany - Magnet Club 10/16 Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang 12/03 Hamden, CT - The
  • 9-24-2013
  • King Krule Announces North American Tour
  • He's also touring Europe next month-- check out all of the dates below. Revisit our interview with King Krule interview from this summer and check out a La Blogothèque "Take Away Show" via Pitchfork.tv, below. King Krule: 10-03 Sheffield, England - The Harley 10-04 Glasgow, Scotland - Broadcast 10-05 Manchester, England - Ruby Lounge 10-07 Brighton, England - The Haunt 10-08 London, England - Oval Space 10-11 Paris, France - Le Trabendo 10-12 Brussels, Belgium - Orangerie 10-13 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso 10-15 Berlin, Germany - Magnet Club 10-16 Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang 12-03 Hamden,
  • 4-23-2013
  • BBC - Music - Review of Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio
  • Berberian Sound Studio was one of the finest films of 2012. Released on a limited cinematic run last summer, it's a psychological thriller/horror affair starring Toby Jones as a sound effects specialist who begins work in an Italian horror film studio on an amazingly titled (if slightly worrying) film called The Equestrian Vortex. And he soon starts to go a bit mad. So far, so , you may think. And you'd be right...
  • 4-02-2013
  • Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio (from nowmag)
  • Two years before Broadcast vocalist Trish Keenan's untimely death in January 2011, the band released their strangest album yet, Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age, with psych-weirdo the Focus Group. Much of it was devoid of the English band's eccentric pop sensibilities, instead embracing dark experimentalism. It makes sense, then, that Keenan and sole remaining band member James Cargill's final album together continues that hauntological pursuit...
  • 4-01-2013
  • Broadcast: Berberian Sound Studio: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack | Album Reviews | Pitchfork
  • Broadcast's output was remarkably meticulous. In their 16 years together as a group, through various lineup changes that saw them ultimately shaved down to the duo of Trish Keenan and James Cargill, they released just four full-length studio albums. There was certainly a decent amount of other work that sprung up in the gaps between those records, but often a protracted silence would settle on the band...
  • 2-11-2013
  • Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio (from metacritic)
  • Most film soundtracks, scores included, stand up as a perfectly listenable albums in their own right. Broadcast's contribution to the Peter Strickland film Berberian Sound Studio functions more as a museum of grotesque curiosities, as befits the corresponding thematic content. The film, set in an Italian horror film studio during the '70s, can be most appropriately described as a meta-horror, in that it blurs the line between fiction and a horrible reality...
  • 2-01-2013
  • Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio (from metacritic)
  • Peter Strickland's Berberian Sound Studio, one of 2012's finest films, recalled Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece The Conversation in its vivid, enthralling sound design. Listening to Broadcast's soundtrack divorced from Strickland's images, it becomes clear just how vital their music was to the strength and impact of the picture...
  • 1-22-2013
  • Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio (from prefix)
  • Morbid as it sounds, posthumous is the only real way in which BerberianSoundStudio could have emerged. The score to the Italian horror film of the same name was released by Broadcast two years after the abrupt death of the band's throaty lead singer, Trish Keenan. Her death spurred a cult appreciation for Broadcast, the English band with electronic sensibilities so fuzzed-out and melancholy that nothing even comes close to comparison...
  • 1-17-2013
  • Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio (from metacritic)
  • Two years before Broadcast vocalist Trish Keenan's untimely death in January 2011, the band released their strangest album yet, Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age, with psych-weirdo the Focus Group. Much of it was devoid of the English band's eccentric pop sensibilities, instead embracing dark experimentalism. It makes sense, then, that Keenan and sole remaining band member James Cargill's final album together continues that hauntological pursuit...
  • 1-14-2013
  • Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio (from metacritic)
  • This soundtrack to Peter Strickland's Berberian Sound Studio is the last record by Broadcast, purveyors of icy-sharp electronica: singer Trish Keenan died unexpectedly in 2011. Its 39 short tracks are populated by whispers, screams and monkey-like gibbering. There are ominous synth washes, grating distortion, portentous organ, as well as flutes. All very sinister, but short on anything approaching a tune. As a soundtrack, sure; as a record, one for the completist.
  • 1-14-2013
  • Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio (from metacritic)
  • Dominique Pinto, who calls herself Dom La Nena ("Dom the little girl"), joins the sorority of whisperers that includes singers like Juana Molina, Hope Sandoval and Jane Birkin, for whom Ms. Pinto played cello on tour before she started her own album, "Ela" (Six Degrees). Born in Brazil, Dom La Nena grew up in France and Argentina before settling in France, and her songwriting instincts draw on both chanteuse reserve and the Brazilian quality of wistful longing called saudade...
  • 1-14-2013
  • Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio (from metacritic)
  • I've never been wholly convinced that film soundtracks work outside their celluloid existence. Broadcast' s soundtrack to Peter Strickland's art-house psycho-thriller, Berberian Sound Studio , though intriguing enough to challenge that perception, is a case in point. The film plot concerns Gilderoy, a shy British sound effects man with an unlikely assignment to work on an Italian Giallo horror flick, curiously titled The Equestrian Vortex...
  • 1-14-2013
  • Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio (from metacritic)
  • Available on: Warp LP Entirely befitting to Broadcast's carefully updated vintage sound, Berberian Sound Studio was a commissioned score for Peter Strickland's 1970s-set film of the same name, observing the plight of a British foley artist working in Italy on the sound for a giallo film - an Italian genre of film focusing on crime plots, but often veering into subjects of horror and psychological thriller...
  • 1-11-2013
  • Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (from mxdwn)
  • Goto commentsLeave a commentShare Dismember the Good Times The sad, surprising fade into the background of retro-electro act Broadcast does't stem solely from lead singer Trish Keenan's tragic death from pneumonia in 2011. Keenan and last original band member James Cargill also made conscious decisions running counter to the reputation they once staked, and you can hear some of them in their score for the 2012 British horror film, Berberian Sound Studio...
  • 1-08-2013
  • Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio (from metacritic)
  • Broadcast vocalist Trish Keenan died of pneumonia less than two years after the British band released its foremost album, 2009's Broadcast And The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age. Keenan and James Cargill's collaborative project with The Focus Group (the solo alias used by electronic musician Julian House) was such a significant departure from Broadcast's previous albums that it was impossible to consider it anything less than a new beginning for the band...
  • 1-08-2013
  • Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio (from metacritic)
  • Broadcast'Berberian Sound Studio' (Warp) 3.5Recommended Track The Gallops Broadcast are perhaps uniquely qualified to soundtrack a film inspired by musique concrete and 70s Italian horror. This sinister, skittering collection (recorded before the sad passing of singer Trish Keenan in 2011) is the perfect compliment to Peter Strickland's marvellous film...
  • 1-07-2013
  • Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio (from metacritic)
  • If ever there were a band meant to do soundtrack work, it would be Broadcast. Known and admired for its very own brand of retro futurism, Broadcast was always about setting a mood and conjuring up déjà-vu-ish memories of things yet to come. Theirs was music that could be appreciated on multiple tracks at once, either as fully immersive background music that seeped into your unconscious mind or as meticulously crafted mini-symphonies that demanded active listening and careful attention...
  • 1-07-2013
  • Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio Original Soundtrack (from popmatters)
  • If ever there were a band meant to do soundtrack work, it would be Broadcast. Known and admired for its very own brand of retro futurism, Broadcast was always about setting a mood and conjuring up déjà-vu-ish memories of things yet to come. Theirs was music that could be appreciated on multiple tracks at once, either as fully immersive background music that seeped into your unconscious mind or as meticulously crafted mini-symphonies that demanded active listening and careful attention...
  • 1-07-2013
  • Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio (from undertheradar)
  • For a band known for their unique catalog of psych-pop, composing the soundtrack to a film like Berberian Sound Studio had to be seen as a plum job. Broadcast's Trish Keenan and James Cargill worked together on the project prior to Keenan's tragic passing in January of 2011.The deterioration of a British sound recordist's mental state is at the center of Berberian Sound Studio, writer/director Peter Strickland's homage to 1970s Italian horror...
  • 1-04-2013
  • Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio (from drownedinsound)
  • In 1976, twitchy British sound engineer Gilderoy gets hired to create the audio effects for an Italian art movie. At least that's what he thinks until he discovers he's working for Santini, a giallo horror director with a CV like a morgue floor. Locked away in a recording booth surrounded by tape recorders and screaming women, Gilderoy recreates the sounds of dismembered bodies by hacking up watermelons and slowly losing his marbles...
  • 1-03-2013
  • Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio (from guardian)
  • Peerless ... Tim Felton, Trish Keenan and James Cargill of Broadcast. Photograph: Wendy Redfern/Redferns When Broadcast's Trish Keenan died of pneumonia in January 2011, it brought a sudden and shocking end to one of Britain's most singular bands. They emerged in 1996, not so much the height of Britpop as the zenith of its prematurely wizened kid brother, dubbed "Noelrock" by NME: trudging bloke-rock fast-tracked into the charts by the patronage of the then-omnipotent elder Gallagher...
  • 1-03-2013
  • Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio (from metacritic)
  • The untimely loss of Broadcast's Trish Keenan in 2011, just as the duo's retro electronica and psychedelia was really taking off, was a tragedy. There's been talk of unreleased material Trish and partner James were working on prior to her death, and this is the first taste: a sound-track for Warp Films' movie about madness, music and old Italian horror flicks. There are none of Trish's vocals on these 39 short sketches, but it's still vintage Broadcast...
  • 1-03-2013
  • Broadcast - Berberian Sound Studio (from metacritic)
  • In British pop history the feature film often marks the fatal moment of imperial overreach of a particular scene or band. From Magical Mystery Tour to The Great Rock And Roll Swindle or Absolute Beginners, be they grand follies, works of cynical exploitation or pretentious fiascos, they almost always mark the end of something. Is Peter Strickland's remarkable Berberian Sound Studio, then, the epitaph of hauntology...
  • 11-16-2010
  • Broadcast - Tender Buttons (from Gigwise)
  • The new improved Broadcast are slimmed down to two members. It's been two years since their last release and funnily enough, track two might be the best song on this sublime work - if you ignore track eight 'Michael' - which you can't, but the competition is very close. Trish Keenan and James Cargill are the duo that's been left behind to represent Warp with this new minimilist, almost totally electric, combined with cool as cats Keenan, album...
  • 11-16-2010
  • Broadcast - Pendulum (from Gigwise)
  • By far the most poppy export from Warp's hugely inventive roster, Broadcast have always seemed on the verge of doing something great without ever quite achieving it. As a taster for their forthcoming Haha Sound LP, this six-track EP suggests that they may finally deliver. The title track sounds not unlike Ladytron, but looser and, if this is at all possible, colder, and is a gentle reminder of why the world of lush experimental electronica got so excited about them in the first place...
  • 11-09-2010
  • Broadcast - The Future Crayon (from Gigwise)
  • Birmingham, 1995. Drum and bass (then called jungle) rules pirate airwaves. From somewhere within the concrete mesh of the UK's second city comes something that's every bit as progressive as the breaks, yet also soothingly familiar. It's as if aliens have been studying '60s chamber music and attempted to recreate the haunting melodies using their own bizarre instruments, channelling the sounds back to us via the static interference on our TVs...