Broadcast are one of the most influential and important bands of the previous decade. Ending in tragedy, but not before leaving a lasting legacy of beautiful, experimental and unique music. Today we’re featuring The Future Crayon, which was released in 2006 and features B-sides and rarities from Broadcast’s beginning in the early 2000s. Don’t let the mention of B-sides and rarities influence your opinion of the album before listening. The Future Crayon doesn’t flow like a random collection of B-sides, but instead, it flows as a cohesive unit that might as well have been a legit full length LP.
Unfortunately, there’s a finite amount of Broadcast material, so I’m thankful that collections like this exist.
RIP Trish Keenan.
Listen and stream The Future Crayon…
Released Aug. 21, 2006
About the album via allmusic.com…
Collecting most of Broadcast’s EP tracks, B-sides, and rarities from The Noise Made by People and Haha Sound eras, Future Crayon is a welcome reminder of how consistently interesting the band’s output is. Indeed, the band’s other EP collection, Work and Non-Work, flowed just as well, if not better, than many other groups’ full-length albums. Future Crayon isn’t quite that cohesive, but it does chart how Broadcast’s sound developed during that time, and also includes some tracks that even die-hard fans might have missed the first time around…read more
More about Broadcast via allmusic.com…
Space age pop collagists Broadcast formed in Birmingham, England, in 1995; comprised of vocalist Trish Keenan, guitarist Tim Felton, bassist James Cargill, keyboardist Roj Stevens, and drummer Steve Perkins, the quintet came together out of a shared affection for the psychedelic cult band the United States of America, a primary influence on their subsequent work as a group. Debuting in 1996 with the Wurlitzer Jukebox label single “Accidentals,” Broadcast immediately won favorable comparisons to Stereolab for their sample-heavy, analog, synth-driven sound…read more
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