Warp announce release of three rare Broadcast albums

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Warp have announced the release of three rare Broadcast albums: Mother Is The Milky Way, Microtronics and Maida Vale Sessions.

Set for release on 18th March, this is the first time the three albums will be available across all formats: LP, CD and digital.

Microtronics compiles 21 tracks from Volumes 1 & 2, which were originally only released as tour only CDs in 2003 and 2005, while Mother Is The Milky Way, another tour only CD released in 2009, comprises of 11 remastered tracks.


Finally the four BBC sessions the duo recorded at the Maida Vale studios between October 1996 and August 2003 will be released as a full package.

Formed in 1995, Broadcast became known for their singular blend of American-influenced psychedelia, dream pop, library music and indie electronica. The duo released a lengthy string of EPs and albums, firstly for Wurlitzer Jukebox and Duophonic Super 45s before striking up their long-standing relationship with Warp Records. Warp became the home for five albums and countless EPs and compilations, some of which collated the band’s early works.

The band continued to make music and perform into the 2000s, until lead singer and songwriter Trish Keenan sadly passed away in 2011 at the age of 42 from pneumonia.

Listen to ‘Sixty Forty’ from BBC Maida Vale Sessions.