Broker / Dealer

Posted by Scott

Broker / Dealer is a San Francisco based duo now recording for Ghostly International.  They also seem to be one of the most under appreciated bands I know of.  They released their debut album "Initial Public Offering" in 2003 on Asphodel (SF) and it seems to have stayed just a bit below the radar ever since. I have been loving this album since that time and it’s been a big influence on my own music over the years. Not unlike the Field record, I have found this album serves as a great backdrop for the vibe of Tokyo. Here’s a couple tracks to whet your appetite.

Broker / Dealer – Initial Public Offering

Can’t Believe


On a Claire Day


15 Comments Leave A Comment


drew kora says:

January 8, 2008 at 5:09 am

Thanks for suggesting the tunes, Scott. You’ve shown me some great new music on this blog. I picked up some tunes by Mahogany that you suggested a few posts back and it’s really enjoyable. I dig this a lot, too.

You should check out Miles Tilman. I bet you’d like him. He’s a chicago-based eletronic musician and has a similar vibe to Broker / Dealer and even yourself I’d say… though not quite as lush as your Tycho tracks. Anyway, he has pretty much all his tracks for download on his website:

…speaking of Chicago, any more news of your visit in February?


Sean says:

January 8, 2008 at 7:32 pm

listening again for the first time since this was released and loving it. thanks for the recommendation. And the truth be told the Field record is perfect for any urban or ice covered landscape, exurbs on NYC included.


Shud says:

January 8, 2008 at 9:59 pm

i’m havin’ the same probs as ‘Jon’ was having a couple of posts below…the tunes don’t play for me or load or anything. maybe a safari thing?


Andy W. says:

January 9, 2008 at 11:19 am

It’s nice- If I heard these guys on the radio (yeah, right) I would wager that these were old songs by Swayzak.

Thanks for turning me on to new stuff, Scott.


Alex / HeadUp says:

January 9, 2008 at 1:52 pm

I love the theme– Broker/Dealer, with an IPO as their debut album, then the stock ticker-style album art….I definately dig it, I bought On a Claire Day this morning, catchy, yet like Fields, a little repetitive (and again, this is not a bad thing) good background/working music.

Another great album I’ve been rocking is Kiln’s Dusker (also on Ghostly), songs like Rustdusker and Tigertail are great to create that ambience.