Broken Social Scene at Outside Lands, from the HAD Archive
Let us start by saying that the number of records dropping in 2010 that we are inordinately excited about is ridiculously high. Case in point: Broken Social Scene's first full band effort since 2005 is dropping on May 4th, and we couldn't be more excited. What's more the record was recorded in Chicago at Soma Studios with the awesome John McEntire. Translation: lots and lots and lots of awesomeness in store.
On top of the excitement of a new record, the band has also planned a mini-tour to coincide with the record's release. The tour will make a mere three US stops, with one in San Francisco (at the Fillmore) and one at Webster Hall in New York. The third date is at the Henry Fonda in LA. Needless to say, BSS' live show is as good (if not better) than their records, and there's every reason for you to get your ass out there and make sure you don't miss this.
While we haven't heard any of the new material yet, we're every bit as excited as you are, and can't wait to wrap our ears around it. Meanwhile, we've been occupying ourselves with the spare BSS tracks from the soundtrack to The Tracey Fragments. It's not a new record, but it's something!
Broken Social Scene Spring 2010 Dates
05/01/10 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
05/03/10 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre
05/07/10 New York, NY Webster Hall
05/13/10 London, UK Brixton Academy (w/ Pavement)
05/14/10 Minehead, UK All Tomorrow’s Parties
05/15/10 Brighton, UK The Great Escape
05/17/10 London, UK Heaven
05/18/10 Amsterdam, NE Melkweg
05/19/10 Cologne, GR Burgerhaus Stollwerck
05/21/10 Paris, FR La Maroquinerie
05/23/10 Linz, AU LinzFest
06/19/10 Toronto, ON Toronto Island (w/ Pavement, Band of Horses)