If you miss the way Broken Social Scene were, KC Accidental's records are a window back to a special time.»
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kc accidental is the seminal bedroom project from kevin drew and charles spearin. these lo-fi instrumental tracks formed the foundation of broken social scene. armed with an 8 track and a da88, charles and kevin set up in kevin's bedroom at his folks' house. they recorded in five days, mixed in two. the approach was loose and spontaneous. the only desire was to make a soundtrack for their friends. they played all the instruments together and designed six lo fi bedroom rock tracks that were basically made around accidents of discovery. that's where the name came from. two initials and an accident. the only other musician to play with them was jimmy shaw on trumpet. when 'captured anthems' was done they burnt 100 copies, handed most out to their friends and placed 20 in a local record shop. that was it. in 1998 they took a few months and made 'anthems for the could've bin pills'. the difference in this album was it gave them a chance to work with more people. charlie was working and touring with do make say think. they set up in his living room where he lived with do make's justin small and james payment. they ended up playing on the record. others included jimmy shaw, evan cranley, jason collett, and justin peroff. emily haines sang a duet with me on my first vocal recording. they sent her voice through a stack of peddles which became the approach they took in 'anthems for a seventeen year old girl'. making anthems was their mission and this carried on to broken social scene. these players all went on to join broken social scene and this record was the beginning of that collaboration.
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