Talking Songs

by Scattered Bodies

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    Photos of Susheela and Andy by Matilda Meyers. Photos of Brian by Joni Kabana.

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"Excellently ominous and highly creative.. it's a skin-crawling, subtly menacing mash" Jack Rabid, Big Takeover

Scattered Bodies: an art punk innovator teams up with an award winning firebrand poet and a world-wise songstress. Their sex and death themed album Talking Songs is moody and rhythmic, laced with humanity, and filled with dark and humorous imagery born out of a life lived hard.

"An extremely enticing mix that recalls the Doors-ie side of Television. A rhythmic, eccentric, and almost jazz-like adventure." Tim Broun, Stupefaction

Award winning writer Brian Brett supplies the words
for Scattered Bodies, and shares vocals with composer Susheela Dawne. Producer Andy Meyers built the tracks by sampling his Toronto art punk band The Scenics, renowned as one of the few Canadian first era punk bands who bring to mind groups like the Velvet Underground and Television.

Talking Songs--- a chronicle of “Strange lands and strange loves... soft narcotic dreams of travel and danger.”

" An album that's as fearlessly outre as it is vibrantly soulful, and you can't get much more post-punk than that. CITC score 91%" Dave Cantrell, Caught in the Carousel


Brian Brett is prolific and celebrated. His memoir, Uproar’s Your Only Music, was a Globe and Mail’s Book Of The Year selection by Ronald Wright: “The most exciting Canadian book I’ve read all year. ” His best-seller, Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life, won numerous prizes, including the Writers’ Trust annual award for best Canadian non-fiction book. His new poems To Your Scattered Bodies Go won the CBC poetry prize.

Meyers produced The Scenics CDs How Does it Feel to Be Loved (“Top ten of 2008”, J Morgan, Village Voice) and Sunshine World (“New York had Talking Heads but here was their equal in Toronto” Bob Mersereau, author “The Top 100 Canadian Albums”.) He recently co-produced The Scenics’ reunion album, Dead Man Walks Down Bayview. (“Their strongest material...This is a band that deserves to be heard.” Popmatters).

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released February 25, 2014

Brian Brett- Vocals, Words
Susheela Dawne- Vocals, Music
Andy Meyers- Music, Arrangements, Production

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Dream Tower Records Toronto, Ontario

Vintage/current music by Toronto protopunk legends The Scenics & related projects.

“It wasn't so much that The Scenics were ahead of their time in 1977, it's more that almost everybody else didn't even know what time it was.
New York had Talking Heads, and England was blessed with XTC, but here was their equal in Toronto...”
Bob Mersereau, author "the Top 100 Canadian Albums"
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