RIP Trish Keenan of Broadcast fame.

January 14, 2011

I loved this live rendition of “Corporeal” despite the muffled sound and dark look. Now it’s the aptly surreal closest I will ever come to seeing this great avant-garde Brit-rock outfit live. Singer Trish Keenan has died at the all too young age of 42 (supposedly pneumonia). “Entertainment Weekly” of all pubs broke the news to me. It’s a truly sad loss to the international indie rock scene.

Broadcast had evolved so interestingly from the mid-90s. From a spooky retro-60s modern sound of Work & Non-Work to their decidedly more experimental noises of their last project with the Focus Group. A new Broadcast album was supposed to follow 2009’s Broadcast & The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age last year, but that never appeared. Hopefully the band have finalized the album and it will eventually surface posthumously.

(Copyright 2011 by Hans Morgenstern. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.)

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