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Monday, March 17 2014

Will We Dry Up Before We Bleed?: An Interview with Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew

Kevin Drew is emotionally unflinching, both on his songs and even during one-on-one discussions. A lot of people think his new album, Darlings, is about sex, but as our intimate chat proves, it goes deeper than that.


Wednesday, October 16 2013

Freeing Yourself from Whatever's Spooking You: A Conversation with Brendan Canning

PopMatters talks with Brendan Canning, the co-founder of Broken Social Scene, about his gorgeous, intimate solo record You Gots 2 Chill.


Tuesday, January 18 2011

Part 1: From Admiral Radley to Glasser

The three-day 2010 edition of Slipped Discs kicks off with the folk rock of Blitzen Trapper, the collaboration of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, the timeless pop of Crowded House, the brilliant hip-hop of Drake, and many more. All records that missed our top 70 list last year.


Tuesday, November 2 2010

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 ...


Sunday, September 16 2007

"They Can't Write You and Me": An Intimate Chat with Kevin Drew

The Broken Social Scene founder has made his own bed, but just because he's lying in it doesn't mean he can sleep.


Reviews

Sunday, May 2 2010

Broken Social Scene: Forgiveness Rock Record

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


Monday, August 25 2008

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.


Sunday, March 23 2008

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?)


Thursday, October 13 2005

Broken Social Scene: Broken Social Scene

Highly anticipated follow-up to Canadian collective's breakthrough album is an overblown, underdeveloped mess in need of new ideas.


Sunday, June 20 2004

Broken Social Scene: Bee Hives


Blogs

Monday, August 23 2010

Interview with Kevin Drew @ Pitchfork 2010

As the unofficial leader of the Broken Social Scene collective, Drew has a lot of weight on his shoulders. After a four and a half


Wednesday, July 14 2010

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.


Thursday, June 17 2010

Broken Social Scene Offers "Texico Bitches" to Jimmy Fallon

Broken Social Scene played "Texico Bitches" on Jimmy Fallon, a tune that Evan Sawdey described as "joyously disposable". Here's what else he said about the


Thursday, June 17 2010

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.


Friday, April 30 2010

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

A "gut reaction" to four upcoming big releases.


News

Wednesday, September 1 2010

Q&A with Broken Social Scene drummer Justin Peroff

The rock collective Broken Social Scene is like an extracurricular nerds' music club for past and future Canadian stars. Culling from acts including Feist, Metric,


Saturday, October 11 2008

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 how Brendan


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