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Open Mike Eagle – “Raps For When It’s Just You And The Abyss” (Stereogum Premiere)

Los Angeles rapper Open Mike Eagle is about to release a new EP called A Special Episode Of, and today he’s offering an enticing preview in the form of “Raps For When It’s Just You And The Abyss.” Against bleary production by Lo-Phi that feels like a slow-motion dream, Mike spits cerebral yet relatable rhyme… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 28, 2015 - 11:03 am

Broken Social Scene – “Golden Facelift” Video

Golden Facelift” is a song that Broken Social Scene recorded during the sessions that gave us 2010’s Forgiveness Rock Record. But they didn’t share it until this month, when it was part of Broadsheet Music: A Year In Review, a compilation put together by the Canadian newspaper The Globe And Mail. The comp attempts to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 30, 2014 - 10:49 am

Hear An Unreleased Broken Social Scene Song & A 17-Minute Italian Opera From Fucked Up On Broadsheet Music: A Year In Review

As a way to make some sort of artistic sense out of the year we just had, the Canadian newspaper The Globe And Mail recently teamed up with the Canadian Opera Company and the indie label Arts & Crafts to share a six-song compilation called Broadsheet Music: A Year In Review. The compilation features Canadia… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014 - 9:33 am

Watch Kevin Drew Play Letterman With Stars’ Amy Millan

There was a mini Broken Social Scene reunion last night on Lettermen. Kevin Drew was there to promote his second solo album Darlings, which came out back in March, and brought Stars’ Amy Millan to sing with him. They performed album track “You In Your Were,” which also has a great music video featuring Zach… More »

By: James Rettig / September 6, 2014 - 12:59 pm

Kevin Drew – “You In Your Were” Video (Feat. Zach Galifianakis & Feist)

For a certain sort of indie-rock fan — specifically people who were in college when Broken Social Scene’s You Forgot It In People came out, people like me — the sight of Kevin Drew and Leslie Feist playfully singing together in an empty ballroom is enough to make your entire week. Funny Or Die’s video… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 5, 2014 - 10:20 am

Stream Kevin Drew Darlings

Broken Social Scene is on hiatus right now, but it’s a loosely-defined hiatus; this summer, they’ll headline their Toronto hometown’s Field Trip festival for the second time in two years. But frontman Kevin Drew is still getting busy with his solo career, and next week, he’ll release Darlings, his second album under his own name. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 10, 2014 - 11:07 am

Kevin Drew – “Mexican Aftershow Party”

Just as “Good Sex” began with a sound that was sweeping and intimate at the same time, the new single from Broken Social Scene frontman Kevin Drew’s upcoming album works in a similar vein. Carried by its heavy but steady-paced drums and ambient electronic washes, “Mexican Aftershow Party” trades a single big melodic line for… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 24, 2014 - 11:43 am

Field Trip 2014 Lineup

Last year, the Toronto indie label Arts & Crafts threw itself a 10th anniversary party in the form of the Field Trip festival, and Broken Social Scene reunited to headline. Field Trip returns to Toronto this June, and Broken Social Scene will once again headline, this time topping off an even more impressive bill. For… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 18, 2014 - 11:36 am

Q&A: Broken Social Scene Frontman Kevin Drew On His New Solo Album + “Good Sex” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Anyone who has ever listened closely to Kevin Drew’s songs — or logged any interview time with him — will tell you that Drew is quite unabashedly a lover, not a fighter. A self-described “failed romantic,” Drew’s songwriting oeuvre — both as a member of Broken Social Scene and as a solo artist — i… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / February 14, 2014 - 9:02 am

Kevin Drew – “Good Sex”

Kevin Drew, onetime frontman of the Canadian guitar battalion Broken Social Scene, hasn’t released a solo album since his 2007 debut Spirit If…, but that’ll change in a couple of months. Drew’s forthcoming sophomore effort is called Darlings, and it features contributions from former bandmates Charles Spearin and Ohad Benchetrit, as well as Apostle Of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2014 - 12:32 pm

Brendan Canning – “Plugged In” Video

Broken Social Scene member Brendan Canning will soon release his solo album You Gots 2 Chill, and his new video for the floaty acoustic track “Plugged In” tells the story of a deaf man who makes his living by selling those sign-language cards to random strangers on the streets. This seems like a deeply shitty… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 4, 2013 - 1:43 pm

Watch Broken Social Scene Play Field Trip Festival

Almost two years ago, Broken Social Scene went on an indefinite hiatus. The band broke that hiatus last night to perform at Field Trip Festival. The fest also served as the 10-year birthday party for Arts & Crafts, the Canadian indie label co-founded by BSS frontman Kevin Drew. Watch some fan footage of the performance… More »

By: Liz Pelly / June 9, 2013 - 11:48 am

Watch Broken Social Scene & Feist Play Fallon

After almost two years on break, Canadian guitar army Broken Social Scene will reassemble at this weekend’s Field Trip Festival in Toronto, where they’ll celebrate the 10th anniversary of their label Arts & Crafts. And last night, they warmed up for the big show by serving as musical guests on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 7, 2013 - 8:58 am

Broken Social Scene x Years – “Day Of The Kid” (Stereogum Premiere)

Toronto’s Arts & Crafts turns ten this year and they’re doing a number of things to celebrate, including the release of X a compilation of collaborative tracks from artists throughout the label. The comp will feature tracks from Feist, Stars, Chilly Gonzalez, and this track, “Day Of The Kid” from Broken Social Scene and Years. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 23, 2013 - 10:54 am

Broken Social Scene Headlining Arts & Crafts’ 10-Year-Anniversary Field Trip Festival

Broken Social Scene went on an indefinite hiatus almost two years ago, but they’ll reassemble this summer for just one show. Arts & Crafts, the Canadian indie label co-founded by BSS frontman Kevin Drew, is celebrating its 10th birthday, and the label has a big celebration planned. One part of it is the Field TripMore »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2013 - 11:18 am

The 10 Most NSFW Videos Of 2011

Almost none of us are at work this week, so almost none of us are getting fired. And with the holidays coming to an end, we don’t have to keep the good-cheer veneer up for much longer. So: Time to wade into some of the past year’s sickest shit!

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By: Tom Breihan / December 27, 2011 - 2:32 pm

Broken Social Scene Play Last Live Show

The Canadian guitar army Broken Social Scene are either breaking up or taking one of their customary long sabbaticals. Last night, they played their final planned show at the Rio De Janeiro venue Circo Voador. At that show, they played a few covers (Modest Mouse, Beastie Boys, U2, Rage Against The Machine) and ran through… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 9, 2011 - 9:01 am

FYF Fest 2011 In Photos

FYF Fest, which has had issues with security and crowds in previous years, seems to have moved past those problems and evolved into a healthier, happier festival. Standout sets included Girls, who played heavily from their upcoming Father, Son, Holy Ghost, buzzbuilders Purity Ring and steady, show-those-tikes-how-it’s-done vets like Guided By Voices and the Descendents. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 6, 2011 - 4:40 pm

The 8 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we’ve got new videos from Hooray For Earth, Broken Social Scene, Tyler, The Creator, and White Lies. I included the Calling All Cars and Border Surrender videos because they both featured long slow-motion foot chases but the latter video also has a surprise at the end of its long, single shot. You’ll also… More »

By: jessica / June 10, 2011 - 5:41 pm

Broken Social Scene – “Sweetest Kill” Video (NSFW)

Bijou Phillips stars in this surprisingly graphic video for Broken Social Scene’s “Sweetest Kill,” where the actress hacks apart the body of her former lover. It’s kinda like that opening Rick Ross’s scene in “Monster,” except the actual dismemberment is shown in gory detail. The video was directed by Claire Edmondson. Edmondson also directed Austra’… More »

By: jessica / June 9, 2011 - 3:28 pm
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