Articles tagged broken social scene

“Songs I Can Sing Ya”: An Interview with Andy Kim and Kevin Drew

He was the man behind hits like "Sugar Sugar" and "Rock Me Gently", but Andy Kim discovered something about himself in the creation of It's Decided, his emotional new album created with Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew.

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Major Label Debut: Kevin Drew and 10 Years of Arts & Crafts

When Kevin Drew co-founded Arts & Crafts, his label was intended simply as a way to get out the music of his band, Broken Social Scene. Now, ten years later, Drew gives PopMatters an unflinching look at the ups and downs of running one of the most influential labels out there today.

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Various Artists: Arts & Crafts: 2003-2013

Broken Social Scene, its various offshoots, and other acts associated with Toronto’s Arts & Crafts label provide a 10-year overview of the label’s highs, along with some rather choice unreleased tracks.

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Austin City Limits: Sunday 18 September 2011

The Arcade Fire reminds us all that nothing is too serious if nothing lasts forever.

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22 Dec 2010 // 4:30 AM

The Year in Music: March 2010

Records were broken and notable songs were released in March 2010, which is the latest focus of our look at the year’s biggest events in

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Coming Full Circle (Accidentally): An Interview with Kevin Drew & Charles Spearin

What is currently one of the most sprawling, dynamic indie-rock bands out there once started as a series of small bedroom recordings between Broken Social Scene members Kevin Drew and Charles Spearin. PopMatters talks to both of them about their beginnings ...

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5 Oct 2010 // 10:00 PM

The Posies: Blood / Candy

There are stellar songs to be found in the 12 tracks of Blood / Candy, but if I may bring up a certain f-word – filler – well, there’s a bit of that too.

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Hopscotch Music Festival: 9-11 September 2010 - Raleigh, North Carolina

Well curated, organized and executed, the inaugural Hopscotch Music Festival announced the arrival of a new stop on the summer festival circuit.

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From Old World Underground to Hollywood (and Back): Metric’s New Wave Adventure

Emily Haines' journey with her band Metric has taken her everywhere from on stage with Lou Reed in Sydney, Australia to writing songs for teenage vampires in Hollywood. But all roads continue to lead back to her Toronto home.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

In the context of the movie almost all of these songs are great. But as a soundtrack album, Scott Pilgrim doesn't quite reach the same level of greatness.

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Sasquatch Music Festival: 29 May 2010 - George, WA

I’m continually asked who the best performer was at the fest. Maybe the fact that I can’t really answer the question is a testament to the power of Sasquatch. All good things do come to an end, but all great things do come back, year after year.

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14 Jul 2010 // 8:00 AM

Broken Social Dreams

As I channel my inner Fox Mulder, I should be clear that I don’t see any conspiracies here. However, I do read the When-Drew-Met-Canning narrative sketched by so many of us in the blogosphere, whether intentionally or not, as a controlling cover-up that restricts attention to the boundless spontaneity that is, in many ways, the most compelling feature of Broken Social Scene’s music and legacy.

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Stories of a Toronto Neighborhood: Charles Spearin’s ‘The Happiness Project’

The greatness of 'The Happiness Project' does not lie in its carefully-crafted songs. It lies in the stories it tells. 'The Happiness Project' is about aging, the suppleness of life, and finding whatever happiness you can in contemporary life.

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Broken Social Scene: Forgiveness Rock Record

Broken Social Scene is back and they've stumbled upon their second straight-up masterpiece. Plain and simple.

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First Impressions: LCD Soundsystem, the Hold Steady, the New Pornographers and the National

A "gut reaction" to four upcoming big releases.

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Erosion Nearly Complete, Music Industry Begins Reconstruction at SXSW 2010

SXSW conference attendees took a workmanlike “how-to” approach to discussing new revenue streams, replacing the “what do we do now?” tone of recent years.

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Jason Collett: Rat a Tat Tat

With infectious grooves and boozy swagger, Collett is hell-bent on swinging hips.

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Brendan Canning explains Broken Social Scene’s splintered but still very together existence

It’s not the most conventional band there ever was. But at the same time, it’s not that hard to figure out.’ That’s

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25 Aug 2008 // 11:00 PM

Broken Social Scene

Chaos is always a welcome guest in the Broken Social Scene world, and the tightrope the band walks is the ability to find gorgeous melodies amidst their swirling soundscapes.

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24 Mar 2008 // 1:02 AM

Broken Social Scene

You never know who’ll show up to play a BSS gig. The six-member group who greeted tonight’s crowd was a bit of a surprise. This was, like, "old-school Broken Social Scene," explained Kevin Drew. (And oh, did I mention that Feist made an appearance as well?)

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Fave Five: Alpine

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"Australian sextet Alpine's newest album is a fantastic expansion of their joyous pop sound, but two members give us five records apiece that helped define their unique musical identities.

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