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 ANNOUNCE LET’S TRY THE AFTER – VOL 2 SECOND EP, APRIL 12th (Arts & Crafts/Caroline)
Listen to “Can’t Find My Heart” NOW Following the release of February’s Let’s Try The After - Vol 1, Broken Social Scene are thrilled to announce a companion EP, entitled Let’s Try The After…Read More
BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE TO PERFORM YOU FORGOT IT IN PEOPLE AT SXSW, AUSTIN, TX. PLUS SHOWS WITH NPR, KCRW, BROOKLYN BOWL AMONGST OTHERS
EXCLUSIVE RECORD STORE DAY RELEASE ANNOUNCED WATCH / LISTEN TO BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE'S RECENT PERFORMANCE ON LIVE FROM HERE WITH CHRIS THILE It’s been a busy start to 2019 for Broken Social…Read More
Broken Social Scene have announced their forthcoming EP Let’s Try the After - Vol. 1, which arrives February 15 via Arts & Crafts. Listen to the lead single “All I Want,” HERE. “The point is…Read More