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Broken Social Scene


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Toronto’s Broken Social Scene have shared details of their first album in seven years, Hug Of Thunder, to be released via Spunk Records on July 7th. The band have also shared the muscular title track of the album, featuring vocals from the inimitable Leslie Feist.

Produced by Joe Chiccarelli (Beck, The Strokes) and mixed by Shawn Everett, Hug Of Thunder includes contributions from all fifteen original members of the band, plus new guest vocalist Ariel Engle.

Hug Of Thunder is everything Broken Social Scene fans love from the Canadian collective and then some, an album overflowing with glorious open chords, multi-voice harmonies, spacious psychedelia-tinted breakdowns, and more.  It is a panoramic, expansive album that manages to be both epic and intimate; and like all things Broken Social Scene, in troubled times, it offers a serotonin rush of positivity.  Since their inception in the early Aughts, Broken Social Scene have always pushed sonic boundaries while remaining reverent of a perfect chorus; almost twenty years down the line, Hug Of Thunder sharpens that balance.

The record’s twelve songs refract the band’s varying emotions, methods, and techniques in ways that not only reference their other albums, but surpass them.  Hug Of Thunder is righteous but warm, angry but loving, melodic but uncompromising.  And if you’ve ever fallen in love with Broken Social Scene – as many of us have – it is a perfect return that was truly worth the wait.

Broken Social Scene is:
Kevin Drew
Brendan Canning
Charles Spearin
Andrew Whiteman
Evan Cranley
Jimmy Shaw
David French
Jason Collett
John Crossingham
Sam Goldberg
Ariel Engle
Leslie Feist
Emily Haines
Amy Millan
Lisa Lobsinger
Ohad Benchetrit