Highway Companion is coated with a golden luster thanks to Jeff Lynne’s warm production and Petty is clearly careful with his words, delivering breezy, story-driven songs of contemplation, mobility, and the passage of time.
The Future Crayon is a compilation of nearly all of Broadcast’s B-sides and rare tracks from 1999 to 2003, mostly showcasing the spacious, unsettling and rhythmic side of the group.
Visual Album Review: Broadcast – Broadcast and the Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age
Broadcast’s joint project with the Focus Group (a.k.a. Julian House) is a simultaneously old-fashioned and otherworldly trip through mostly short, experimental pieces that make for a successful alchemy.
Before the Heartbreakers, there was Mudcrutch, the band which Tom Petty would reassemble over 30 years later to release their official self-titled debut which reexamines their Floridian roots with concentrated southern rock, some bluegrass leanings and country love.
Stripped down to a duo for the first time, Trish Keenan and James Cargill whittle down their sonic pallette too with their third studio record that favors minimal elements over ornate instrumentation.