Broken Social Scene
Founded by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning, Broken Social Scene established themselves as one of the most vital voices in independent music over the last decade. Made up of an assortment of musical friends, lovers, and strangers, the band emerged fully-formed from their hometown of Toronto in 2002. They were an instantly engaging energetic entity: a tightly-knit community bursting at the seams with talent, personalities, songs and many, many guitars. Their albums – which are regaled on many “Best of the Decade” lists for the 00’s – are cinematic, critically-acclaimed splashes of concept and melody, marrying a dizzying onslaught of sounds with finely-crafted choruses. The band’s ability to weave a plethora of voices, specific genre elements, and varied instrumentation into a postmodern aural pastiche launched them instantly onto the international stage. Between 2002 and 2009, Broken Social Scene was seemingly everywhere, touring from Mexico City to Moscow, winning Juno Awards, scoring acclaimed films like Half Nelson, making multiple appearances on late-night television shows, and more. Live, their shows were notoriously epic, cathartic affairs., Broken Social Scene’s released some of the 00’s most notable independent albums, from under the umbrella of their own label, Arts & Crafts, cementing their status as one of Canada’s most important musical exports.
The band is currently working on a new studio album in Toronto for release in 2017.
Broken Social Scene Wins 2018 Canada’s Polaris Heritage Prize For Classic Album “You Forget It In People”
Polaris Music Prize announced the winning albums for the 2018 Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize today. The winners were chosen from short lists curated by a prize jury of music historians and music…Read More
Broken Social Scene and Portugal. The Man join forces for two outdoor co-headline shows to bookend the festival season in Canada, including the biggest hometown show in Broken Social Scene’s…Read More
The nominees for this year’s Juno Awards were unveiled today, with BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE up for Group of the Year. The band’s own KEVIN DREW is also nominated as Songwriter…Read More