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
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Broken Social Scene released a new album, Hug 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). Then they take part in a strange support group involving Foreigner and peanut butter. Watch it below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

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. Then they shared the album's title track, "Hug of Thunder," which features vocals from Feist, along with "Skyline" and "Stay Happy." Then they shared a bonkers Kevin Drew-directed video for "Vanity Pail Kids," which starred a toilet who's trying to break into the music industry.

The album also features longtime Broken Social Scene collaborators/members Metric's Emily Haines and James Shaw and and Stars' Amy Milan and Evan Cranley. The full lineup for the new album is as follows: Kevin Drew, John Crossingham, Brendan Canning, Sam Goldberg, Charles Spearin, Ariel Engle, Justin Peroff, Leslie Feist, Andrew Whiteman, Emily Haines, Evan Cranley, Amy Millan, Jimmy Shaw, Lisa Lobsinger, David French, Ohad Benchetrit, and Jason Collett.

Read our review of Hug of Thunder.

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

Pick up or download Under the Radar's current print issue (issue 62, Summer 2017), to read our exclusive interview with Broken Social Scene on Hug of Thunder.

Broken Social Scene Tour Dates:

9/16/17  Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre ~
9/17/17  New York, NY @ Meadows Music & Art festival
9/19/17  Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ~
9/21/17  Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel ~
9/22/17  Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle *
9/24/17  St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant *
9/26/17  Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman *
9/27/17  Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater *
9/28/17  St. Paul, MN @ The Palace *
9/29/17  Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom *
9/30/17  Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore *
10/1/17  Pittsburgh, PA @ Byham Theater *
10/3/17  Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
10/5/17  Portland, ME @ State Theater *
10/6/17  New Haven, CT @ College Street *
10/7/17  Boston, MA @ House of Blues  
10/21/17  Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom ~
10/23/17  Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre ~
10/24/17  Portland, WA @ Crystal Ballroom ~
10/26/17  Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater ~
10/28/17  Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern ~
11/1/17  Windsor, ON @ Family Credit Union #
11/3/17  Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre #
11/4/17  Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre #

~ - with The Belle Game
* - with Frightened Rabbit
# - with Arcade Fire

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