Canadian alternative rock super-group Broken Social Scene returns with its 5th studio album

June 16, 2017 in news

The long-running and renowned Canadian super-group Broken Social Scene makes its return to the music field some 7 years after its past endeavors, with its members drawn together after 2015’s horrific terrorist attacks in Paris. Upcoming 5th studio album, Hug of Thunder, will be available July 7th via Arts & Crafts.

Active since 1999 and based in Toronto, the collective has risen to international acclaim on the strength of its atmospheric and orchestral rock sound. A revolving line-up of guest musicians have come and gone, including members of Stars, Metric, and the Dears, but core members Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning are at the heart of the ever-changing act.

Broken Social Scene’s previous full-length, Forgiveness Rock Record, arrived back in 2010 and after the tour in support of the album finished up, the band went on hiatus. Sporadic music festival performances took place, like 2013’s Field Trip Arts & Crafts Music Festival and shows in 2015 and 2016.

In March of this year the band revealed the single “Halfway House” and has now followed that up with the title track “Hug of Thunder.”

Hug of Thunder shines the spotlight on 15 members this time around, including founders Drew and Canning, Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw (Metric), Amy Millan and Evan Cranley (Stars), and Grammy-nominated talent Feist.

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By Jen Dan

Jen Dan is a music writer based in New Jersey, USA who has a thing for Canadian music – well, as long as it aurally intrigues her… Over the years she has written countless music reviews and news pieces and interviewed a multitude of bands and singers – and even an actor here and there.

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