last album and over five years since they declared a hiatus, Broken Social Scene are back.The band recently made their return with “Halfway Home,” which they performed on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” Now, they’ve announced their long-awaited follow-up to 2010’s Seven years after their last album and over five years since they declared a hiatus, Broken Social Scene are back.
On Saturday, Broken Social Scene will play that breakthrough album in its entirety. "But we're not going to make a new record – we're just going to get up onstage and enjoy it.
The show will mark their first full performance since going on hiatus at the end of 2011. Though our values have changed as individuals, we accomplished that one thing together, so it's always nice to go back and remember why and how and what the purpose was." Broken Social Scene's Brendan Canning echoes Drew's thoughts.
I'm a bit sick of always feeling like I can't ever own anything.
We have a huge body of work, and I think I've made a real contribution.
I get what you were saying earlier about the Internet, though. Sometimes in the past I had a similar problem in hotel rooms with watching the worst infomercials, like if I watch it long enough, I'll get to the rotten core of the economic system and the lizard brain of the human being.
That's what I'm talking about—looking for proof that the world is as f—ked as you suspect it might be. It spawned musical acts O-Town, Da Band, Danity Kane, Day26, and Donnie Klang.Except for the first iteration of the series featuring O-Town, all seasons of Making the Band have been overseen by Diddy, acting as the man of the house who makes the final decision on who will be in the band.This weekend, the label will celebrate its tenth anniversary with the day-long Field Trip music festival, featuring Feist, Stars, Ra Ra Riot – and, at the top of the bill, a reunion of Broken Social Scene, the sprawling group led by label co-founder Kevin Drew."Broken Social Scene was the rocket ship that started it," says label co-founder Jeff Remedios, who launched Arts & Crafts with Drew back in 2003 in order to release BSS' . The song seemed like such lyrical departure for you, to the point that I was almost startled by how frank you are singing about love.