coming soon: broken social scene


broken social scene are set to release their latest record, as-yet untitled, on may 4th, 2010. this is the follow up to their acclaimed self-titled album , released back in 2005. the new album was written by the current line-up: kevin drew and brendan canning, justin peroff, charles spearin, andrew whiteman and sam goldberg, and lisa lobsinger.


some alumni will also be making some guest appearances on the album. these include leslie feist, amy millan and evan cranley of stars, emily haines and jimmy shaw of metric, jason collett, ohad benchetrit of do make say think and years, john crossingham, marty kinack, leon kingstone, and julie penner.

listeners will also be treated to some contributions from by john mcentire, the sea and cake’s sam prekop, tortoise’s doug mccombs, pavement’s spiral stairs, sebastian grainger, poi dog pondering’s susan bells, helen money’s alison chesley and the weakerthans’ jason tait.


as always, stay tuned for more information as soon as i get ahold of it.

lastly, broken social scene will be playing some upcoming shows. a special pre-sale is on now at GalleryAC.com for tickets to the US tour dates. the pre-sale for these tickets will end on friday feb 5th at 6pm eastern time. Click here for more info.

5/1 @ the fillmore, san francisco, ca
5/3 @ the henry fonda theatre, los angeles, ca
5/7 @ webster hall, new york, ny
5/13 @ brixton academy, london, uk
5/14 @ all tomorrow’s parties, minehead, uk
5/17 @ heaven, london, uk
5/18 @ melkweg, amsterdam, ne
5/19 @ bulgerhaus stollwerck, cologne, gr
5/21 @ la maroquinerie, paris, fr
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on the road: jónsi


jónsi has just announced his north america tour dates and if he is set to play anywhere remotely close to you, do yourself a huge favor and go his show. he’ll be playing in my neck of the woods for coachella, but i am really tempted to make the trek to san francisco to see him headline. check out the dates below and update your calendar. (album is set to be released worldwide the week of april 5th. listen to the first single, “boy lilikoi” at jonsi.com)

jónsi – go do (live on wync)

april 6 vancouver, canada vogue theatre
april 7 vancouver, canada vogue theatre
april 9 seattle, wa the showbox sodo
april 10 seattle, wa the showbox sodo
april 13 portland, or roseland theatre
april 15 berkeley, ca zellerbach auditorium
april 16 san francisco, ca palace of fine arts
april 18 indio, ca coachella
april 21 denver, co paramount theatre
april 22 lawrence, ks liberty hall
april 24 minneapolis, mn pantages theatre
april 25 minneapolis, mn pantages theatre
april 26 milwaukee, wi the pabst theatre
april 27 chicago, il vic theatre
april 28 chicago, il vic theatre
april 30 toronto, canada sound academy
may 1 toronto, canada sound academy
may 2 montreal, canada metropolis
may 3 philadelphia, pa electric factory
may 5 boston, ma house of blues
may 6 boston, ma house of blues
may 8 new york, ny terminal 5
may 9 new york, ny terminal 5

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