Monday, February 1, 2010

New Broken Social Scene LP

After a few Broken Social Scene Presents albums and a five year gap since the band's last proper LP, Broken Social Scene will present its new album on May 4. The band has an ever-changing lineup of Canadian indie-rock talent, and the new album was written and arranged by a core six-piece, including singer-guitarist Kevin Drew, singer-bassist Brendan Canning, drummer Justin Peroff, guitarist Charles Spearin, and singer-guitarist Andrew Whiteman, along with relative newcomer Sam Goldberg on guitar. That being said, the new album will also feature some more recognizable Canadian artists and former BSS collaborators including Leslie Feist, Stars' Amy Millan and Evan Cranley, Metric's Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw, Jason Collett, Do Make Say Think's Ohad Benchetrit, John Crossingham, Marty Kinack, Julie Penner, Leon Kingstone, and Lisa Lobsinger. A few new-comers will also be featured on the album including the LP's producer, post-rock icon John McEntire, who plays in Tortoise and the Sea and Cake, Sea and Cake's Sam Prekop, Tortoise's Doug McCombs, Pavement's Spiral Stairs, former Death From Above 1979 singer-drummer Sebastien Grainger, Poi Dog Pondering's Susan Voelz, Helen Money's Alison Chesley, and the Weakerthans' Jason Tait.

Tour Dates:
05/01 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
05/03 - Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre
05/07 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
05/13 - London, UK @ Brixton Academy
05/14 - Minehead, UK @ All Tomorrow’s Parties
05/17 - London, UK @ Heaven
05/18 - Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
05/19 - Cologne, DE @ Burgerhaus Stollwerck
05/21 - Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
06/19 - Toronto, ON @ Toronto Island Concert (with Band of Horses & Pavement)

Check out the band playing "Stars and Sons"

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