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June 2, 2017


BSS also introduces the new Broken Playlist App For Spotify

Broken Social Scene’s long-awaited upcoming album is coming July 7th, titled, Hug Of Thunder.

The album will be released via Arts & Crafts & City Slang.

Today the band has unveiled lead single from the album “Skyline”

Listen here, via Pitchfork –

The band plays Primavera Sound, Barcelona tomorrow/Thursday night, and headlines Field Trip Festival, Toronto on Saturday night – the festival which the band curates in partnership with Live Nation and Arts & Crafts.

Skyline” is available for purchase and streaming HERE.


Spotify | Apple Music


Broken Social Scene have also unveiled the Broken Playlist App for Spotify.  With over 100 songs in their critically acclaimed catalogue, the Broken Playlist App creates dynamic, one-of-a-kind playlists of Broken Social Scene songs for whatever mood you want – from makeout music to beach days to road trip anthems and more. Click HERE to check out the app.

Produced by Joe Chiccarelli and mixed by Shawn Everett, Hug Of Thunder is everything BSS fans love from the Canadian collective and then some, an album overflowing with glorious open chords, multi-voice harmonies, spacious psychedelia-tinted breakdowns, and more.  It is a panoramic, expansive album that manages to be both epic and intimate; and like all things BSS, in troubled times, it offers a serotonin rush of positivity.  Since their inception in the early Aughts, BSS have always pushed sonic boundaries while remaining reverent of a perfect chorus; almost twenty years down the line, Hug Of Thunder sharpens that balance.  The record’s twelve songs refract the band’s varying emotions, methods, and techniques in ways that not only reference their other albums, but surpass them.  Hug Of Thunder is righteous but warm, angry but loving, melodic but uncompromising.  And if you’ve ever fallen in love with Broken Social Scene – as many of us have – it is a perfect return that was truly worth the wait.


Broken Social Scene is:

Kevin Drew – John Crossingham

Brendan Canning – Sam Goldberg

Charles Spearin – Ariel Engle

Justin Peroff  – Leslie Feist

Andrew Whiteman – Emily Haines

Evan Cranley – Amy Millan

Jimmy Shaw – Lisa Lobsinger

David French – Ohad Benchetrit

Jason Collett


Tour dates:

06-01-17 Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound

06-03-17 Toronto, Ontario @ Field Trip

06-24-17 Pasadena, CA @ Arroyo Seco Weekend

07-21-23-17     Edmonton, AB @ Interstellar Rodeo

08-05-17 Montreal, Quebec @ Osheaga

9/16/17 Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre ~

9/17/17 New York, NY @ Meadows Music & Art festival

9/19/17 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ~

9/21/17 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel ~

9/22/17 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle *

9/24/17 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant *

9/26/17 Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman *

9/27/17 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater *

9/28/17 St. Paul, MN @ The Palace *

9/29/17 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom *

9/30/17 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore *

10/1/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Byham Theater *

10/3/17 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore

10/5/17 Portland, ME @ State Theater *

10/6/17 New Haven, CT @ College Street *

10/7/17 Boston, MA @ House of Blues


~ – with The Belle Game

* – with Frightened Rabbit