RIP: Trish Keenan of Broadcast, dead at 42

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Trish Keenan, singer for British band Broadcast, died from complications of pneumonia this morning. She was 42. Forming in 1995, the group produced a handful of singles and full-lengths over the years, but had remained fairly dormant until Keenan and bandmate James Cargill brought Broadcast out as just a duo with the of release of Broadcast and The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age in 2009.

Keenan's haunting voice was an integral part of Broadcast's vintage electronic minimalism and helped establish the band as modern avant-garde performers. Like a revolutionized Velvet Underground, Broadcast influenced many musicians with its balance of dark emotive vocals, simple beats and stripped down psychedelia.

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