Published Sep 09, 2010Before co-founding Broken Social Scene, Kevin Drew was one half of a post-rock duo with Charles Spearin known as K.C. Accidental. The two met and began recording together in 1996, releasing two underground EPs, drawing upon a cast of guests who later went on to form the core of Broken Social Scene. Now, Arts & Crafts is getting set to reissue the group's catalog as a double-disc set on October 26.
The duo's first EP, Captured Anthems for an Empty Bathtub, was laid down in Drew's bedroom using a reel-to-reel 8-track and a DA-88 digital recorder. It features a guest appearance from Jimmy Shaw, later of Broken Social Scene and Metric.
For the followup, Anthems for the Could've Bin Pills, Drew and Spearin recruited future BSS members Emily Haines, Jason Collett, Evan Cranley and Justin Peroff. Jimmy Shaw also made another appearance. According to a press release, this EP "helped to set the blueprint for Broken Social Scene's first album, Feel Good Lost, and their subsequent breakthrough release, You Forgot It in People."
Until now, EPs have only been available in limited numbers through Noise Factory Records. With this reissue, the EPs will be released as a single package, both on double LP and double CD, as well as in digital formats. You can pre-order the set here.
Captured Anthems for an Empty Bathtub / Anthems for the Could've Bin Pills:
1. "Nancy and the Girdle Boy"
2. "Something for Chicago"
3. "Anorexic He-Man"
4. "Save the Last Breath for Me"
5. "Kev's Message for Charlie"
6. "Tired Hands"
7. "Instrumental Died in the Bathtub and Took the Daydreams with It"
8. "Residential Love Song"
9. "Silverfish Eyelashes"
10. "Ruined in 84"
11. "Them (Pop Song #3333)"
12. "Is and of The"