BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM MAY 4
Broken Social Scene will be releasing their new, as-yet-untitled album May 4 on Arts & Crafts.
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Co-produced by the band and Tortoise's John McEntire at Soma Studios in Chicago, with additional recording at Giant Studio and The Schvitz Studio in Toronto, the new album is the follow up to their acclaimed self-titled record, released in 2005.
The new record was written and arranged by the Canadian collective's current lineup, which includes Kevin Drew, Brendan Canning, Justin Peroff, Charles Spearin, Andrew Whiteman, Sam Goldberg and Lisa Lobsinger.
The album also features guest turns by a host of Social Scene alumni: Leslie Feist, Amy Millan and Evan Cranley of Stars, Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric, Jason Collett, Ohad Benchetrit of Do Make Say Think and Years, John Crossingham, Marty Kinack, Leon Kingstone and Julie Penner.
With their new album, the first following the acclaimed Broken Social Scene Presents... series, the band decided it was time to try something new. As a core six-piece who had spent most of 2007 and 2008 on the road, Drew, Canning, Spearin, Whiteman, Goldberg and Peroff spent early 2009 working on new material in Toronto. The pairing down of the band's massive personnel list for the first time proved extremely fruitful; they created spacious songs written as a band by a band, resulting in more cohesive, melody-driven compositions than previous BSS outputs.
They then decamped to Chicago, recording outside of Toronto for the first time, which allowed them to fully immerse themselves in the recording process. In producer McEntire – a musical hero for many of the band's members – they found a fresh perspective on their own sound, which continued to fuel the creative process, resulting in nearly 40 songs written in and out of the studio.
Broken Social Scene will also be playing select dates around their new album's release.
Broken Social Scene Tour Dates
05/01/10 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
05/03/10 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre
05/07/10 New York, NY Webster Hall
05/13/10 London, UK Brixton Academy*
05/14/10 Minehead, UK All Tomorrow's Parties
05/17/10 London, UK Heaven
05/18/10 Amsterdam, NE Melkweg
05/19/10 Cologne, GR Burgerhaus Stollwerck
05/21/10 Paris, FR La Maroquinerie
06/19/10 Toronto, ON Toronto Island*
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