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The Broadcasting System

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Length  40:16
Artist  Trenchmouth
Label  Skene! Records
Producer  Casey Rice
Release date  7 May 1996
Genres  Punk rock, Dub
Released  May 7, 1996 (1996-05-07)
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The Broadcasting System is the fourth and final studio album by American post-hardcore band Trenchmouth. Produced by Casey Rice, it was released on May 7, 1996 through Skene! Records. The album marks as a shift to bass-heavy dub sound from the band's post-hardcore/math rock style.


The band broke up following the release of The Broadcasting System. Inspired by the new sound on the album, the band members Damon Locks and Wayne Montana formed the band, The Eternals.

Critical reception

Allmusic critic Joshua Glazer described the album as "an under-recognized example of the mid-'90s indie scene's fascination with dub/reggae studio techniques." Glazer further wrote: "Although lacking in the power and diversity of Trenchmouth's previous album, Trenchmouth Vs. the Light of the Sun, The Broadcasting System is a masterful example of the long standing affinity between punk rock and Jamaican music."

Track listing

  1. "Picking Up Interference" — 1:33
  2. "Broadcasting From The Heart" — 6:33
  3. "The Fire And Wire Colossus" — 4:34
  4. "In High Contrast" — 5:16
  5. "Moving With Momentum" — 4:42
  6. "Overthrower" — 2:43
  7. "Contrast Beneath the Surface" — 5:23
  8. "Onus" — 4:57
  9. "Interference" — 4:35


Album credits as adapted from Discogs.

  • Damon Locks – vocals, art direction; mixing (2, 7)
  • Chris DeZutter – guitar
  • Wayne Montana – bass guitar; mixing (7)
  • Fred Armisen – drums, percussion, piano, backing vocals
  • Other personnel
  • Casey Rice – production, mixing, engineering, backing vocals; sounds, programming (as "Designer")
  • Richard Warfield Smith – organ, melodica; mixing (1, 7)
  • Songs

    1Picking Up Interference1:33
    2Broadcasting From the Heart6:33
    3The Fire and Wire Colossus4:34


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