Broken Social Scene — Warehouse Live, Houston, Texas, Feb. 17, 2011

Broken Social Scene photo sets

Warehouse Live, Houston, Texas, Feb. 17, 2011
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News

Dec 06, 2017

Broken Social Scene released a new albumHug of Thunder, back in July via Arts & Crafts. Now they have done a session for Spotify where they performed the album's "Skyline," but also covered Tom Waits' "I Don't Want to Grow Up." Listen below. More

Oct 16, 2017

Metric frontwoman (and Broken Social Scene collaborator) Emily Haines released a new solo albumChoir of the Mind, under the name Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton last month via Last Gang/eOne. Previously she shared videos for the album's first single, "Fatal Gift," album opener "Planets," and the Elliott Smith-referencing "Statuette." Now she has shared a video for "Legend of the Wild Horse." More

Broken Social Scene Hang Out with 1980s Rock Band Foreigner in the “Skyline” Video

Hug of Thunder Out Now via Arts & Crafts, Video Directed by the Band's Kevin Drew

Sep 14, 2017

Broken Social Scene released a new albumHug of Thunder, back in July via Arts & Crafts. Now they have shared a video for "Skyline." The band's own Kevin Drew directed the clip, which starts with Drew, bandmate Brendan Canning, and their friend Dimitri Karakostas meeting rock band Foreigner (from the late 1970s and the 1980s).  More

Under the Radar Announces Summer 2017 Issue with Grizzly Bear on the Cover

Issue 61 Also Includes Interviews with The War on Drugs, The National, Broken Social Scene, Slowdive vs. Ariel Pink, Phoenix, Beach House, and Much More

Jul 18, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Summer 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine app Zinio). The issue features Grizzly Bear on the cover. More

Broken Social Scene Share Crazy “Vanity Pail Kids” Video with a Singing Toilet and Floating Urinals

Hug of Thunder Out Now via Arts & Crafts, Video Directed by the Band's Kevin Drew

Jul 17, 2017

Broken Social Scene released a new albumHug of Thunder, a couple of weeks back via Arts & Crafts. Now they have shared a bonkers video for one of the album's highlights, "Vanity Pail Kids." The band's own Kevin Drew directed the clip, which stars a toilet who's trying to break into the music industry and starts with him trying to record a song with a frustrated producer who has a black plastic bag over his head (as do must humans in the video). More

Under the Radar’s Top 50 Albums of 2017 So Far

Our Favorite Albums Released Between January 1 and July 7, 2017

Jul 13, 2017

In the past we've avoided posting midyear best albums lists. It seemed somehow impatient and premature to evaluate the year's albums halfway through. And how do you decide which period the list covers, which arbitrary release date do you work out is the cut off point, as every midyear list seems to cover a different period? But 2017 is a year that demands a partial evaluation. More

Patreon Exclusive: Previously Unseen Photos of Broken Social Scene from 2005

Support Under the Radar on Patreon for at Least $1.00 a Month to Access Exclusive Content

Jul 07, 2017

If you support Under the Radar's Patreon page at the minimum contribution of at least $1.00 a month you get access to our Patreon-only feed featuring exclusive content only available to Patreon supporters. Today's Patreon exclusive is a selection of previously unseen photos of Broken Social Scene from a photo-shoot Under the Radar's co-publisher Wendy Lynch Redfern did with them in 2005. More

Jul 07, 2017

Here we highlight four albums due out today that we feel are most worth hearing. We have also included Amazon links for each album. If you click through those links and buy the album (or anything else on Amazon once you've clicked through) then Amazon rewards us with a sales percentage. So buy that album you were likely going to purchase anyway, but also help support one of America's last truly independent print music magazines.  More

Join Under the Radar on Patreon to Enter to Win a Vinyl Copy of Broken Social Scene’s New Album

Support Under the Radar on Patreon to Access Exclusive Content

Jul 07, 2017

If you support Under the Radar's Patreon page at the minimum contribution of at least $1.00 a month you get access to our Patreon-only feed featuring exclusive content only available to Patreon supporters. And the good folks at Arts & Crafts have also donated a vinyl copy of Broken Social Scene's new albumHug of Thunder, to give away to one lucky Under the Radar Patreon supporter.  More

Album of the Week: Broken Social Scene

Hug of Thunder Out Now via Arts & Crafts

Jul 07, 2017

Broken Social Scene's exuberant rock formula is expansive, it always has been, welcoming all who have caught wind to join in the procession.  More

Patreon Exclusive: Previously Unseen Photos of Broken Social Scene from 2010

Support Under the Radar on Patreon for at Least $1.00 a Month to Access Exclusive Content

Jul 06, 2017

If you support Under the Radar's Patreon page at the minimum contribution of at least $1.00 a month you get access to our Patreon-only feed featuring exclusive content only available to Patreon supporters. More

Nine Best Songs of the Week: St. Vincent, Midnight Sister, Broken Social Scene, and More

Plus The National, Temples, Widowspeak, Deerhoof, Girl Ray, EMA, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 30, 2017

Despite leading up to a long holiday weekend, it was a packed week for great new songs. Quite a few notable artists shared new songs this week, including Arcade Fire, St. Vincent, The National, Liam Gallagher, Neil Young, Mogwai, Weezer, Broken Social Scene, Toro Y Moi, and more. More

Broken Social Scene Share New Song “Stay Happy” (Plus Watch Their KCRW Performance)

Hug of Thunder Due Out July 7 via Arts & Crafts, Band Announce More Tour Dates

Jun 26, 2017

Broken Social Scene are releasing a new albumHug of Thunder, on July 7 via Arts & Crafts. Now they have shared another song from it, "Stay Happy," which is a fun and peppy number that opens with a horn section and seems to later feature some flute, as well as more horns.  More

Jun 09, 2017

Metric frontwoman (and Broken Social Scene collaborator) Emily Haines released a fantastic solo album, Knives Don't Have Your Back, 11 years ago, in 2006, under the name Emily Haines & The Soft SkeletonMore

Six Best Songs of the Week: Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Big Thief, The War on Drugs, and More

Plus Broken Social Scene, Liam Gallagher, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 02, 2017

This week was marred by President Trump pulling out of the Paris Accords climate change agreement, but it was a strong one for music. To help you sort through the multitude of new songs released in the last seven days, we have picked the five best.  More

Listen: Broken Social Scene – “Skyline”

Hug of Thunder Due Out July 7 via Arts & Crafts

May 31, 2017

Broken Social Scene are releasing a new album, Hug of Thunder, on July 7 via Arts & Crafts. Now they have shared another song from it, "Skyline," which is lush vintage Broken Social Scene in all the best ways possible. More

Five Best Songs of the Week: Grizzly Bear, Beach Fossils, Broken Social Scene, and More

Plus Phoenix, Beach House, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 19, 2017

It's been a topsy-turvy week, with a new Trump scandal practically every day and tragic passing of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell in his Detroit hotel room Wednesday night. To help us through it all was a plethora of exciting new tracks.  More

May 15, 2017

Broken Social Scene are releasing a new albumHug of Thunder, on July 7 via Arts & Crafts. Now they have shared the album's title track, "Hug of Thunder," which features vocals from Feist. More

Broken Social Scene Announce New Album for Summer Release

Hug of Thunder Due Out July 7 via Arts & Crafts/City Slang

May 08, 2017

Broken Social Scene premiered a new song, "Halfway Home," in March and the next day the band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform the new single. Now the band's new album has been announced. More

Mar 31, 2017

Broken Social Scene premiered a new song, "Halfway Home," yesterday and last night the band stopping by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform the new single.  More

Listen: Broken Social Scene Share New Song - “Halfway Home”

Premiered on SiriusXMU, Band Performing the Song on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Tonight

Mar 30, 2017

Broken Social Scene premiered a new song, "Halfway Home," on SiriusXMU satellite radio today and now the song has surfaced online.  More

Feb 27, 2017

It's been six long years since Leslie Feist's last album, 2011's Metals, and she also hasn't played any shows since 2014.  More

Under the Radar’s 15th Anniversary: Broken Social Scene’s “Feel Good Lost”

Celebrating Under the Radar's 15th Anniversary and the Best Albums of 2001

Jan 06, 2017

Under the Radar's very first print issue came out in December 2001. In honor of our 15th Anniversary some of our writers are reflecting on some of their favorite albums (and movies and TV shows) from 2001. More

Jun 17, 2016

Broken Social Scene and Mick Jenkins will be part of Pitchfork Music Festival's pre-fest events on Thursday, July 14. More

May 27, 2016

It was recently announced that Gord Downie, the frontman of Canadian rock mainstays The Tragically Hip, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. The 52-year-old has still vowed to go on one last tour, in support of the band's newest album, Man Machine Poem, which is due out on June 17.  More

The National to Headline Benefit Concert Welcoming Syrian Refugees to Canada

"Welcome to Hamilton" Also Features Kevin Drew and Others on June 3

May 11, 2016

The National are headlining a benefit concert called "Welcome to Hamilton" which aims to welcome Syrian refugees coming to Canada. It's happening June 3 at 6 PM at New Vision United Church at 24 Main St. W in Hamilton, Canada. Kevin Drew from Broken Social Scene is also performing, as is Hayden, Max Kerman of Arkells, Terra Lightfoot, Mother Tareka, and Crystal Journey.  More

Panorama, New NYC Festival from Coachella Organizers, Announces Inaugural Lineup

LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, and Kendrick Lamar to Headline Three-Day Event in July

Mar 01, 2016

The company behind Coachella, Goldenvoice, are launching a new festival in New York City named Panorama and today the festival's lineup has been announced. Panorama will go down at Randall's Island Park in New York City, from July 22-24. The headliners will be LCD Soundsystem (in their first NYC show since their Madison Square Garden farewell concerts five years ago), Arcade Fire, and Kendrick Lamar. More

Watch: Broken Social Scene - “Golden Facelift” Video

Included on Arts & Crafts' Musical Retrospective, Broadsheet Music: A Year in Review

Dec 30, 2014

Earlier this month Arts & Crafts released Broadsheet Music: A Year in Review, a special compliation featuring music from the label's stable of artists. More

Listen: Broken Social Scene – “Golden Facelift”

Part of the Forgiveness Rock Record Sessions

Dec 19, 2014

Okay, so it’s not a “new” Broken Social Scene track. “Golden Facelift” was recorded during the band’s Forgiveness Rock Record sessions, and is only now seeing the light of day on the Broadsheet Music: A Year in Review compliation. But it’s new to us—which is the only thing that matters. More

Stream Kevin Drew’s “Darlings”

New Album Out Mach 18

Mar 10, 2014

Next week on March 18 Broken Social Scene frontman Kevin Drew will deliver his brand new solo LP Darlings. More

Listen: Kevin Drew - “Mexican Aftershow Party”

New Solo LP Darlings Out March 18

Feb 24, 2014

Slated to release his new solo album Darlings on March 18, Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew has unveiled another included track off the effort titled "Mexican Aftershow Party." More

Feb 14, 2014

On March 18 Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew will release his sophomore solo album, Darlings. More

Jan 14, 2014

Broken Social Scene's co-founder Kevin Drew has announced the release of his second solo album, Darlings. More

Watch: Broken Social Scene Perform Unreleased Song

"Where Is Your Heart, Where Is Your Mind?" Released Amid Supposed Hiatus

Jul 25, 2013

Despite being on indefinite hiatus since 2011, Broken Social Scene have been pretty busy lately. Last month they performed live on Jimmy Fallon and this week they've released footage of a new song performed live at Bronson Island, a studio and music webcast launched by Danny Masterson and Jimmy Collins in 2011. More

Jul 09, 2013

Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning has announced the release of his second solo album, You Gots 2 Chill, on Oct. 1. More

Broken Social Scene Project “KC Accidental” To Perform a New 15 Minute Song

Tomorrow Night at Jason Collett’s Courtyard Revue

Jun 20, 2013

Before Broken Social Scene was KC Accidental, a collaboration between creators Kevin Drew (K) and Charles Spearin (C). Tomorrow night, after a thirteen year hiatus, the band will return to perform a new 15 minute song.  More

Watch: Broken Social Scene and Feist on “Fallon”

Perform "Almost Crimes" and "7/4 Shoreline"

Jun 07, 2013

Tomorrow on June 8 Broken Social Scene will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their founded label Arts & Crafts with a series of artist performances at their own Field Trip Festival in Toronto. More

Feb 27, 2013

This year Toronto-based indie label Arts & Crafts will celebrate its 10th anniversary. More

Jan 14, 2013

Ten years ago Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew co-founded the Toronto-based label and artist services company Arts & Crafts. More

Under the Radar Magazine Announces 10th Anniversary Issue Featuring Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes

Plus: Paul Rudd vs. The Divine Comedy, plus interviews with Broadcast, Grandaddy, The Flaming Lips, Bat For Lashes, Rilo Kiley, Broken Social Scene, and much more

Oct 19, 2011

Under the Radar is excited to announce the release of the indie music and entertainment print magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue which hits newsstands next week. The extra-sized 10th Anniversary Issue features cover artists Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes Robin Pecknold together in an exclusive photo shoot and joint interview.  Exclusive video taken during the cover shoot of Robin Pecknold and Joanna Newsom arm wrestling can be found here More

Photos from Austin City Limits 2011 Day Two including Arcade Fire, Elbow, and Fleet Foxes

Plus Empire of the Sun, Broken Social Scene, The Head and the Heart Plus More.

Sep 21, 2011

Check out photos from Day Three of ACL Music Festival 2011 in Austin, TX including Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes, Elbow, Dale Earnhart Jr. Jr. Empire of the Sun, and more. More

Sep 05, 2011

On Saturday September 3, the eight annual FYF Fest went down at Los Angeles’ State Historic Park in Downtown L.A. We sent writer/photographer Laura Studarus down to cover the action. More

FYF Festival Line-up Announced

Broken Social Scene, Explosions in the Sky, Death From Above 1979, Girls, No Age and More

Jun 15, 2011

FYF has announced its 2011 lineup. The festival will take place in downtown Los Angeles on Labor Day weekend, Saturday September 3. More

Jun 08, 2011

Today, Broken Social Scene premiered a video for Forgiveness Rock Record cut,  “The Sweetest Kill.”  We have the NSFW clip.  More

TV on the Radio and Broken Social Scene: Tour Buddies

Bands Will Join Each Other on Fall Tour

Jun 06, 2011

Although they've been touring consistently for the last several months, TV on the Radio announced today additional tour dates...and tour mates. We have the details. More

Watch: Broken Social Scene Cover Modest Mouse

“The World at Large” Gets “Larger”

May 19, 2011

Broken Social Scene recently tried their hand at Modest Mouse’s “The World at Large”—transforming the rocker into something a bit more sprawling. We have the video.  More

Broken Social Scene: Backstage at Coachella 2011 Video Interview

Brendan Canning Tells Us About The Band's Future Plans

Apr 28, 2011

While backstage at the 2011 Coachella Music and Arts Festival, Under the Radar's publisher/senior editor Mark Redfern conducted video interviews with some of the fest's most noteworthy bands including Brendan Canning of Broken Social SceneMore

Feb 21, 2011

Broken Social Scene made a stop in Houston, Texas, last weekend to perform at Warehouse Live. We sent photographer Iman Mannie Saqr down to cover the action. More

Jan 13, 2011

Broken Social Scene are known for their live shows, where band and audience seem to be having an equally good time. On January 18 the Canadian rock collective will take that show to the internet.  More

Dec 13, 2010

Broken Social Scene mocks cooperate America in new video for “Texico Bitches” a rocking cut off this year’s Forgiveness Rock Record. More

Oct 06, 2010

On October 26th, current tour mates and often collaborators Broken Social Scene and The Sea and Cake are releasing a split 7-inch of all new material. We have the details.  More

Sep 10, 2010

Broken Social Scene leader Kevin Drew may be revisiting past glories with K.C. Accidental, but that’s not keeping him from looking forward. His Canadian troop has contributed two unreleased tracks to the soundtrack for upcoming film, It’s a Funny Kind of Story. We have the tracklist.  More

Pre-Broken Social Scene Project K.C. Accidental Gets Reissue

captured anthems for an empty bathtub and anthems for the could've bin pills out October 26th

Sep 10, 2010

Before he went on to form Canadian collective Broken Social Scene, Kevin Drew was the K in K.C. Accidental—a lo-fi ambient project with fellow BSS member, Charles Spearin. Now, their two EPs, captured anthems for an empty bathtub and anthems for the could've bin pills, are getting the deluxe reissue treatment.  More

Kevin Drew Remixes Broken Social Scene

Check out the Many Different Facets of “All to All”

Sep 08, 2010

"All to All," the ethereal cut of Broken Social Scene’s new album Forgiveness Rock Record, has gotten quite the remix treatment. The latest is by none other than BSS bandleader himself, Kevin Drew, We have the track.  More

Jul 12, 2010

Treasure Island has announced its lineup for the 2010 festival, held October 16th and 17th on Treasure Island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. Split evenly between dance music and indie rockers, headliners includeLCD Soundsystem and Deadmau5 (Saturday) and Belle & Sebastian and The National (Sunday). We have the full lineup.  More

Tegan and Sara, Broken Social Scene, and Plants and Animals Longlisted For Polaris Prize

Plus Caribou and The New Pornographers; Short List Announced July 6th

Jun 18, 2010

Canada’s premier music award (think the Grammys here in America or England's Mercury Prize), The Polaris Prize, has announced its’ long list. Among the 40 artists nominated are Under the Radar favorites Tegan and Sara, Owen Pallet, Broken Social Scene, Caribou, The Besnard Lakes, The New Pornographers, and Plants and Animals. We have the full list.  More

Broken Social Scene Play Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Perform “Texico Bitches” and “Meet Me in the Basement”

Jun 16, 2010

Proving Colbert isn’t the only television personality with excellent taste in music (or at least bookers with excellent taste in music), last night Jimmy Fallon welcomed Broken Social Scene to Late Night. We have the video.  More

May 06, 2010

On May 3rd, Broken Social Scene rocked Los Angeles. We sent Under the Radar staff writer/photographer Laura Studarus down to cover the action. Check out a full gallery of her photos here. She also provided us with a full account of the evening. More

Apr 23, 2010

Toronto indie supergroup Broken Social Scene stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman last night to perform "Forced to Love," the latest single off their upcoming Forgiveness Rock Record. We have the video. More

Broken Social Scene Announces Lo-Fi For the Dividing Nights EP

Bonus EP Available May 4th When Buying Forgiveness Rock Record

Apr 21, 2010

Broken Social Scene have just announced 10-track EP Lo-Fi For the Dividing Nights (out May 4th). A ten track EP? Rules don't apply when you're Kevin Drew and the gang. We have the track list. More

Glastonbury Lineup Unveiled

Headliners: U2, Muse, and Stevie Wonder

Apr 15, 2010

Glastonbury is a huge British multi-day music festival and this year's lineup is just as epic. The fest will again be at Pilton, England Worthy Farm on June 23-27, and the three major headliners are U2, Muse, and Stevie Wonder. More

Apr 06, 2010

Broken Social Scene has a knack for the cinematic side of musicmaking and Forgiveness Rock Record isn't going to change that. Check out these awesome YouTube teasers for the forthcoming LP. Each song is paired up with a short clip from a "classic film." (Apparently, Ghost is now considered a classic.) The tracks included are "Art House Director," "Chase Scene," "Sweetest Kill," and "Ungrateful Little Father." Note: The "Sweetest Kill" clip is NSFW. More

Mar 31, 2010

Prepare to add Hopscotch to the music festival list. Announced by The Independent Weekly, Hopscotch will have 120 bands in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina for three days, September 9 to 11. The lineup will include Panda Bear, Broken Social Scene, Public Enemy, The Love Language, No Age, Akron/Family, and Atlas Sound, to name but a few.  More

Photos From the Harvest of Hope Festival - Broken Social Scene, Dr. Dog, Billy Bragg, and more

Plus: The Mountain Goats, The Delta Spirit, Danielson, Cymbals Eat Guitars, matt pond PA, and more

Mar 26, 2010

The second annual fundraiser Harvest of Hope Foundation Music and Arts Festival took place in St. Augustine, Florida on March 12-14th, 2010, featuring three days of music and fun. We sent photographer Matt Jones down to capture the action. Includes photos of Broken Social Scene, Dr. Dog, Billy Bragg, The Mountain Goats, The Delta Spirit, Danielson, Cymbals Eat Guitars, matt pond PA, and more. More

Mar 21, 2010

Staff photographer and Under the Radar's Co-Publisher/Co-Founder, Wendy Lynch Redfern, was down in Austin, Texas for SXSW 2010. Check out a gallery of her photos from the second day of the music portion of SXSW 2010. The gallery includes photos of She & Him, Broken Social Scene, Local Natives, and The Besnard Lakes. More

SXSW 2010 Day 2 Recap - She & Him, Broken Social Scene, and more

Plus The Besnard Lakes and Local Natives

Mar 21, 2010

Day two of SXSW was a bit challenging, considering the lack of sleep we'd gotten the night before. Seeing a show at 1 a.m. is all well and good if you don't have to wake up early the next morning to write about it or conduct other business. We weren't able to attend any day parties on the second day of SXSW music 2010, due to two photo-shoots we were conducting, including one at the way too early hour of 10 a.m. (well, early for SXSW). But that night we were able to catch sets from two Canadian bands (including one collective who's seemingly no longer broken), some Los Angeles natives, and a camera shy actress/singer. More

Broken Social Scene Unveil Album Title, Cover Art, and First Single

Forgiveness Rock Record's "World Sick" is Now Available for Your Listening Pleasure

Feb 19, 2010

As we all know, Broken Social Scene has been working on a new album and prepping for an upcoming tour of sorts. Well, now we have an album title, a song title, and a song. And, hey look, there's the cover art. Forgiveness Rock Record will be released May 4 with "World Sick" as its first single. More

Broken Social Scene Announces New Album and Tour

Still-to-be-Tilted Fourth Album Out May 4

Feb 01, 2010

Canadian collective Broken Social Scene has announced details about the band's upcoming fourth album, including a May 4 release date. The album has yet to be titled, but will feature such guests as Leslie Feist, Amy Millan and Evan Cranley of Stars, Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric, and many others. The band has also announced new tour dates. More

Fucked Up Release All-Star “Do they Know It’s Christmas?” Cover

Christmas Single Features Kevin Drew, Tegan and Sara, Kyp Malone, Ezra Koenig, Yo La Tengo, and others

Dec 09, 2009

Canadian band Fucked Up is leading the Christmas charge. With the help of a few friends (including comedian David Cross, Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew, Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio, Yo La Tengo, Bob Mould of Husker Du, Tegan & Sara, and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend) they've released an updated version of 1980s classic "Do They Know It's Christmas?" More

Broken Social Scene, Wilco, and Others to Play the Winter Olympics

Iron & Wine, Stars, and More Set to Play Official Events

Oct 14, 2009

As reported by the Consequence of Sound, come Winter Olympics time Vancouver will play host to more than just world-class athletic talent. A host of indie rock musicans will also preform, including Broken Social Scene, Stars, Wilco, Iron & Wine, and others. More

Jul 01, 2009

Summertime and festivals go hand-in-hand. So, if you happen to be in Houston Texas on August 8th & 9th, why not check out The Free Press Summer Fest? Featuring Under the Radar favorites Broken Social Scene, Of Montreal, and Explosions in the Sky, along with a bevy of up-and-comers, this might just be one of those shows worth braving the heat for. More

Broken Social Scene is Back in the Studio

Kevin Drew's Blog Announces Recording Progress with Producer John McEntire

May 15, 2009

After four years of waiting and nine months of planning, Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene recently blogged to announce that the band is finally back in studio, recording with John McEntire.   More


Interviews

Oct 02, 2017

Kevin Drew wasn't sure anyone would care. More

Winning to Lose: The Indie Rock Revolution a Decade and a Half Later

Paul Banks, Wayne Coyne, Kevin Drew, Black Francis, Ben Gibbard, Jens Lekman, Murray Lightburn, Colin Meloy, Nina Persson, Laetitia Sadier, and More on Indie Rock's Identity Crisis

Mar 20, 2017

In 2001, when Under the Radar's first issue was released, the music industry had reached a transitional moment. In January, Apple introduced its iTunes program to the world, laying the groundwork to forever change how listeners interfaced with their music. More

Broken Social Scene: Backstage at Coachella 2011 Video Interview

Brendan Canning Tells Us About Their Future Plans

Apr 28, 2011

While backstage at the 2011 Coachella Music and Arts Festival, Under the Radar's publisher/senior editor Mark Redfern conducted video interviews with some of the fest's most noteworthy bands including Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene. More

Thanks for the Memories

Artists and the Early Experiences that Shaped Them

Aug 02, 2010

Everyone can point to formative experiences from childhood that influence his or her future endeavors. More

Indie Rock Parenting 101

Musician Moms and Dads on the Challenges of Raising Children on the Road

Mar 22, 2010

Whatever the perception, as any parent will tell you, raising children is hard work, and for a working musician, balancing writing, recording, and touring with being a full-time mom or dad can be extra tricky. More


Reviews

Hug of Thunder

Hug of Thunder

Arts & Crafts

Jul 06, 2017

Rarely do album names manage to sum up a sound as aptly as Hug of Thunder does for Broken Social Scene. The Canadian collective can switch seamlessly between a rolling crash of noise and sparse intimacy, often within the same breath. More

Coachella 2011 Day Two Report – Arcade Fire, Suede, Mumford & Sons, and Elbow

Apr 18, 2011

Day two of Coachella 2011 offered few surprises, but plenty of solid sets, including two British bands—one reunited '90s legends back for another try, and the other a star-making main stage performance from a band still on their debut album. More

Broken Social Scene at The Henry Fonda Theater, Monday, May 3, 2010

May 3rd, 2010

May 05, 2010

I harbor a not-so-secret fantasy that one day, after moving to Toronto, Kevin Drew will ask me to play the triangle in Broken Social Scene. Despite my crippling lack of musical talent, the band's high-energy set at The Henry Fonda Theater did nothing to dissuade my delusions. More

Forgiveness Rock Record

Forgiveness Rock Record

Arts & Crafts

May 04, 2010

Written by a core of six players (Kevin Drew, Brendan Canning, Charles Spearin, Andrew Whiteman, Justin Peroff, and new guitarist Sam Goldberg) and produced by John McEntire (Gastr del Sol, Tortoise, The Sea and Cake) instead of longtime producer David Newfeld, Forgiveness Rock Record represents a different Broken Social Scene than the collective that broke out of Toronto in the early 2000s. More

SXSW 2010 Day 2 Recap - She & Him, Broken Social Scene, and more (Thursday, March 18, 2010)

Mar 21, 2010

Day two of SXSW was a bit challenging, considering the lack of sleep we'd gotten the night before. Seeing a show at 1 a.m. is all well and good if you don't have to wake up early the next morning to write about it or conduct other business. We weren't able to attend any day parties on the second day of SXSW music 2010, due to two photo-shoots we were conducting, including one at the way too early hour of 10 a.m. (well, early for SXSW). But that night we were able to catch sets from two Canadian bands (including one collective who's seemingly no longer broken), some Los Angeles natives, and a camera shy actress/singer. More