After the recent release of Broken Social Scene’s latest release, Hug of Thunder, the band has released the video for the song “Vanity Pail…Read More
Broken Social Scene is a Canadian indie rock band, a musical collective including as few as six and as many as nineteen members, formed in 1999 by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning. Most of its members currently play in various other groups and solo projects, mainly based around the city of Toronto. The band refuses the label “supergroup”, based on size or the ubiquity of their members, claiming that in the indie scene everyone is involved in more than one project.
The group’s sound could be considered a combination of all of its members’ respective musical projects, and is occasionally considered baroque pop. It is characterized by a very large number of sounds, grand orchestrations featuring guitars, horns, woodwinds, and violins, unusual song structures, and an experimental, and sometimes chaotic production style from David Newfeld, who produced the second and third albums.
In 2009, This Book Is Broken was published. Written by Stuart Berman, it details the band from its inception to its critical acclaim. In 2010, Bruce McDonald made This Movie Is Broken, a movie about the band’s Harbourfront show during the 2009 Toronto strike.
Hug of Thunder, the first Broken Social Scene record since 2010’s Forgiveness Rock Record, is aptly named: It’s warm and familiar like an embrace,…Read More
For Broken Social Scene’s Andrew Whiteman, the political is personal. The multi-instrumentalist is one of the only band members to appear in every one…Read More
Broken Social Scene today released “Stay Happy,” the fourth song from their upcoming album Hug of Thunder. Led by the vocals of newcomer Ariel…Read More
Toronto’s Broken Social Scene have today shared “Skyline”, the third track released from their upcoming album Hug of Thunder, out on Arts & Crafts…Read More
Broken Social Scene recently detailed their first album in seven years, Hug Of Thunder, out July 7th, 2017 on their label Arts & Crafts….Read More
Never doing exactly what you’d expect Leslie Feist returns on her latest record after quite the hiatus yet doesn’t seem to have taken any…Read More
Broken Social Scene have released their first new song in seven years. Entitled “Halfway Home”, the new song follows the band’s critically acclaimed 2010…Read More
Toronto’s downtown music and arts festival is celebrating five years this summer and today, Field Trip (held from Saturday June 3 to Sunday June…Read More
The esteemed Primavera Sound festival, held in Barcelona, Spain, announced an exceptional lineup for 2017 today. Held from May 31-June 4 at the Parc…Read More
Broken Social Scene has announced their first shows together as a band since 2011. These select shows are the only opportunities for fans to…Read More
Brendan Canning, founding member of Broken Social Scene, today announces his forthcoming solo album, Home Wrecking Years, to be released on August 12, 2016…Read More