Thursday, January 27, 2005

broken social scene

Broken Social Scene came out of nowhere (canada) and hit it big a year or so ago with their great record You Forgot It In People. anticipation has been building ever since then for their follow-up to see if they have what it takes. their reported new single, Shorelines, just slid across my virtual desk, so I thought I'd give ya a chance to see what you think... its off their new album "Windsurfing Nation", out sometime this year on Arts & Crafts.

edit: apparently this isnt as new as previously though. this is from a Zed TV video, in studio performance, not from the new album. enjoy, regardless. and thanks for the info. never believe what you read on the intraweb! =)

Broken Social Scene materialized in 1999 when K.C. Accidental's Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning, formerly of By Divine Right, bonded their friendship into a band. They spent the next few years honing an atmospheric rock sound in their native Toronto and the dynamic was great. Feel Good Lost marked their debut album in 2001 and introduced a revolving cast of Canadian indie musicians. Drew's fellow mate from Do Make Say Think, Charles Spearin, was added to the band, as well as Evan Cranley (Stars), James Shaw, and Emily Haines (Metric). By the time their guitar-fueled sophomore effort, You Forgot It in People, was released in fall 2002, Broken Social Scene had become an 11-piece collective. Jason Collett, Andrew Whiteman, Justin Peroff and Leslie Feist fulfilled the band's bombastic, orchestrated sound and critics loved it. You Forgot It In People was a buzz among indie cohorts and plans for a stateside release on Arts & Crafts was slated for the following summer. A surprise, however, coincided those plans in spring 2003 when Broken Social Scene won a Juno for "Alternative Album of the Year" for You Forgot It In People. In order to maintain praise from critics, the band issued their first ever b-siders & rarities collection, Bee Hives, in spring 2004. - AMG

Broken Social Scene - Shorelines


At 1:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

*busts a nut*


At 2:11 PM, Blogger mr gilbert said...

dang...great scoop.

who's the female vocalist? it doesn't sound exactly like feist or haines. amy milan, perhaps? i haven't figured it out yet...

At 4:16 PM, Blogger solace said...

this is from a Zed TV video, in studio performance, not from the new album.

still great though, hopefully the album ver is as good or better.

At 4:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you can also get a live version of this song from radio station KVRX's website:; I've had that one since August and it may be even better.


At 4:56 PM, Blogger solace said...

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At 4:57 PM, Blogger solace said...

thanks for the KVRX one

apparently the studio one has horns on it as well


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