Written over the course of a decade spent in U.K. DIY scenes and spaces, Two White Cranes was the short-lived-but-beloved songwriting project and occasional band of Roxy Brennan (Radisson Blue, Joanna Gruesome, Trust Fund, The Nervy Betters). Seamlessly shifting between full-band indie-pop, solo bedroom-folk, and nods to post-punk and punk, Brennan imbued each song—regardless of genre—with a distinct, singular voice and approach.
For When the Future Rolls Around (Selected Songs, 2012-2017) collects songs from Two White Cranes' two studio albums, as well as home-recorded releases, a live album, a wide array of compilation tracks, and unreleased material. This collection aims to see Two White Cranes as a body of pop song-work worthy of recognition and celebration.
The fourth volume of our Selected Songs series, that seeks to shine a light on under-appreciated and overlooked artists from the present and past. Each volume serves as a curated primer to an artist’s catalog, or a hand-picked selection of an artist’s lost or forgotten songs.
Released on Antiquated Future Records. Dubbed on metallic gold-foil cassettes, packaged in letterpress and offset-print boxes by Stumptown Printers Worker Cooperative, accompanied by Whatnow Press risograph-printed booklet with personal essays by Selected Songs series co-curator Joshua James Amberson and Two White Cranes' songwriter Roxy Brennan.
"With a sound that borrowed equally from folk, DIY pop and post-punk, Brennan’s music was continually surprising and distinctive...It’s a fitting tribute to the project, a must for long-time fans and the ideal introduction for new listeners." - Various Small Flames