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Broken Social Scene Announce New EP, Share New Song “All I Want”

Let’s Try the After – Vol. 1 Due Out February 15 via Arts & Crafts

Jan 22, 2019
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Broken Social Scene have announced a new EP, Let's Try the After - Vol. 1, and shared its first single, "All I Want." Let's Try the After - Vol. 1 is due out February 15 via Arts & Crafts. They have also announced some new shows in Los Angeles and Montreal. Listen to "All I Want" below, followed by the EP's tracklist and cover art, as well as the band's upcoming tour dates.

The EP includes "1972," a song they recently performed in a session for the Canadian music show The Strombo Show. The other new song they performed on the show, "Can't Find My Heart," is not featured on the EP (perhaps that's being saved for Vol. 2). "All I Want" features lead vocals by Andrew Whiteman, a core member of the band and also from Apostle of Hustle. Nyles Spencer produced and mixed the EP, apart from "1972," which was produced by the band's own Charles Spearin and Joe Chiccarelli. 

Frontman Kevin Drew had this to say about the EP in a press release: "The point is to keep going. We have more to give. These songs have lived beside us and become our commencement party while continuing together. We hope you enjoy this EP for you and me."

The band also released this more cryptic joint statement about the EP: "The ceremony of dying generations without any guidelines for how to move forward makes these times easy for the mirror wars to continue. We can hide in the beauty of what has been stolen from us because somewhere there is mystery in not knowing. How can the ruined survive without a back up plan? Let's try the after."

Broken Social Scene has partnered with PLUS1 for their upcoming shows. For their Los Angeles shows, $1 from every U.S. ticket will go to support Youth Speaks, "who provide life changing arts programs for vulnerable and disadvantaged youth across the country." For the Montreal shows the band has partnered with MusicCounts so that "$1 from every ticket will go towards putting musical instruments into the hands of kids who need them most."

Broken Social Scene's last album, Hug of Thunder, was released in July 2017 via Arts & Crafts. It was one of our Top 100 Albums of 2017.

Read our 2017 interview with Broken Social Scene on Hug of Thunder.

Read our review of Hug of Thunder.

Read our Album of the Week post on Hug of Thunder.

Let's Try the After - Vol. 1 Tracklist:

1) The Sweet Sea
2) Remember Me Young
3) Boyfriends
4) 1972
5) All I Want

Broken Social Scene Tour Dates:

May 21 - Corona Theatre - Montreal, QC
May 22 - Corona Theatre - Montreal QC
June 05 - The Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
June 06 - The Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA

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Jack
January 22nd 2019
10:02am

I think it will be a great movie.