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2017 In Review

The New Old Guard: The Return (And State Of) ’00s Indie In 2017

By the end of 2016, it was easy to feel overwhelmed by what had occurred in the music world. The major releases had arrived furiously,…
Ryan Leas | December 20, 2017 - 9:40 am


74 Artists On Their Favorite Tom Petty Song

I once got busted trying to steal a magazine from my hometown library. The 8/8/91 issue of Rolling Stone apparently had one of those sensors…
Scott Lapatine | October 4, 2017 - 12:39 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Broken Social Scene Hug Of Thunder

After seven years away, Broken Social Scene have returned with Hug Of Thunder, an album that's a galvanizing reminder of the strength of the Toronto…
James Rettig | July 5, 2017 - 1:06 pm

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Broken Social Scene – “Old Dead Young”

Last year, the Canadian collective Broken Social Scene released their first album after a seven year absence, the very good Hug Of Thunder. The band's…
James Rettig | September 28, 2018 - 12:53 pm


La Force – “Lucky One”

La Force is the newest project of Broken Social Scene member Ariel Engle, formerly of AroarA. Her debut single "You Amaze Me," which came out…
Gil Green | June 7, 2018 - 11:00 am

La Force – “You Amaze Me”

La Force is Ariel Engle, who joined the Canadian indie-rock collective Broken Social Scene in time for last year's comeback LP Hug Of Thunder. Today…
Chris DeVille | May 11, 2018 - 4:30 pm

Broken Social Scene – “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up” (Tom Waits Cover)

Back in July, Broken Social Scene released their first album in seven years, Hug Of Thunder, and they've been on tour sporadically ever since. During…
James Rettig | December 6, 2017 - 5:44 pm

The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie Announces Solo Album, Recorded With Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew

Last year, Gord Downie, longtime frontman for beloved Canadian rock institution the Tragically Hip, announced that he is suffering from terminal brain cancer. He and…
Tom Breihan | September 27, 2017 - 10:56 am

Broken Social Scene – “Skyline” Video

Broken Social Scene returned from a seven year hiatus with a new album called Hug Of Thunder earlier this year. "Skyline" was one of the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 14, 2017 - 10:36 am

Broken Social Scene – “Vanity Pail Kids” Video

Earlier this month, Broken Social Scene released their first album in seven years, the great Hug Of Thunder, and today they've shared a very weird…
James Rettig | July 17, 2017 - 12:22 pm

Stream Broken Social Scene Hug Of Thunder

It's been seven years since Broken Social Scene released Forgiveness Rock Record, their last album. But after a long break and a whole lot of…
Tom Breihan | July 3, 2017 - 8:43 am

Broken Social Scene – “Stay Happy”

Over the weekend, Broken Social Scene played a new song called "Stay Happy" when they stopped by KCRW for a live performance session, and today…
James Rettig | June 26, 2017 - 10:37 am

Watch Broken Social Scene Play New Song “Stay Happy” On KCRW

Next month, Broken Social Scene are returning with Hug Of Thunder, their first new album in seven years. They've already shared a few tracks from…
Peter Helman | June 24, 2017 - 10:12 am

Broken Social Scene – “Skyline”

Next month, the reunited Canadian indie rock army Broken Social Scene returns with Hug Of Thunder, the band's first new album in seven years. In…
Tom Breihan | May 31, 2017 - 8:43 am

Broken Social Scene Launch Tour In Manchester With Johnny Marr A Day After Terrorist Attack

Broken Social Scene played the first show of their European tour tonight in Manchester, a day after a terrorist incident at an Ariana Grande show
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 23, 2017 - 7:06 pm
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