Broadcast ‎– Tender Buttons

Warp Records ‎– WARPCD136
CD, Album

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1 I Found The F 2:21
2 Black Cat
Effects [Feedback] – Roj*
3 Tender Buttons 2:52
4 America's Boy 3:34
5 Tears In The Typing Pool 2:12
6 Corporeal
Guitar [Fuzz] – Tim*
7 Bit 35 1:49
8 Arc Of A Journey 5:18
9 Michael A Grammar 3:57
10 Subject To The Ladder 3:14
11 Minus 3 0:47
12 Goodbye Girls 3:09
13 You And Me In Time 1:25
14 I Found The End 2:05

Companies, etc.



All tracks written, played, recorded and mixed in Birmingham, England.
Track 11 is also known as "Evil Is Coming"; it's listed that way on the promo editions of the CD.

Shipped from Warpmart with free Broadcast button badges - possibly a reference to the main title.
"Tender Buttons" is the title of a book by Gertrude Stein published in 1914.

(P) 2005 Warp Records Limited
(C) 2005 Warp Records Limited
Made in England.

Scrambling of the catalog numbers on CD and back cover are part of the artwork.

Includes a 12-page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 01061 01362 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 801061013622
  • Label Code: LC02070
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): WARPCD136P /1 00
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): WARPCD136P /1 02
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 & 2): IFPI L038
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1 & 2): IFPI RZ17

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title  (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WARPCD136 Broadcast Tender Buttons(CD, Album) Warp Records WARPCD136 UK 2005 Sell This Version
BRC-134 Broadcast Tender Buttons(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-134 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
WARPCDD 136 Broadcast Tender Buttons(14xFile, FLAC, Album) Warp Records WARPCDD 136 UK 2005
WARPCD 136P Broadcast Tender Buttons(CD, Album, Promo) Warp Records WARPCD 136P UK 2005 Sell This Version
WARPCD136 Broadcast Tender Buttons(CDr, Album, Promo) Warp Records WARPCD136 UK 2005 Sell This Version


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January 31, 2015
Should've listened to des_white just picked up Tender Buttons for 150 as a Christmas present for this last year FML. Great news that this is all getting reissued, fantastic band that reminds me of bein' happy.


December 4, 2007

Broadcast continue their microtonal takeover of the pop world with their 3rd album, _Tender Buttons_. Their skewed melodies are still in full effect, with more feedback and distortion to haunt Trish Keenan's icy vocals. "Black Cat" tips its hat to an acidic Alice in Wonderland, while "America's Boy" has a keening beauty to it, like Saint Etienne sent through an echo chamber. For those who want more delicacy, "Tears in the Typing Pool," has that in spades, as well as a white-collar melancholy that you don't hear too often in songs. "Arc of a Journey" has a bleeping spaciousness to it that hint at their earlier work, even as the modulated steel drums come in, but overall, Broadcast seems to move further and further into abstraction -- not a bad thing, by any stretch of the imagination. They hold a bit of pop in their hearts, as evidenced by "Michael A Grammar" and "Goodbye Girls." The lullaby-like "You and Me in Time" helps cement their status as some of the more forward-thinking pop bands around.