Hug Of Thunder Broken Social Scene
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- 1Sol Luna01:20
- 2Halfway Home04:42
- 3Protest Song04:18
- 5Stay Happy04:11
- 6Vanity Pail Kids03:59
- 7Hug Of Thunder04:55
- 8Towers And Masons04:01
- 9Victim Lover04:55
- 10Please Take Me With You04:54
- 11Gonna Get Better05:11
- 12Mouth Guards Of The Apocalypse05:44
Info for Hug Of Thunder
Hug Of Thunder marks the fifth studio album from Canadian alt-rock supergroup Broken Social Scene, their first in seven years. Founded in ‘99 by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning, the new album features 17 players including original members Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric, Amy Millan and Evan Cranley of Stars, Charles Spearin and Ohad Benchetrit of Do Make Say Think, and Grammy-nominated Leslie Feist.
Hug Of Thunder is everything BSS 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 BSS, in troubled times, it offers a serotonin rush of positivity. Since their inception in the early Aughts, BSS have always pushed sonic boundaries while remaining reverent of a perfect chorus; almost twenty years down the line, Hug Of Thunder sharpens that balance and then some. 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
Broken Social Scene Having made an explosive return to the live arena at the end of last summer with acclaimed performances at Electric Picnic, Festival No.6 and End Of The Road, and currently putting the finishing touches to a long-awaited new studio album, BBroken Social Scene< have announced news of a number of European live dates in late May and early June. Kicking off in the UK with shows at the Albert Hall in Manchester and London’s Brixton Academy, Broken Social Scene then head to Europe for a number of dates culminating in a much-anticipated slot at the Primavera festival. Tickets for Manchester, London, Antwerp and Amsterdam go on-sale at 9am on Friday, 24th February, available from the band’s website. Upcoming live info below.
Broken Social Scene were widely considered to have stolen the show at last year’s End of the Road festival: “Bruised, beautiful and chaotically epic, Broken Social Scene are huge, in both numbers and sound.” reported The Guardian, while “singer Kevin Drew is a charismatic preacher” observed NME.
Founded in 2002 by Kevin Drew and Brendan.
Canning, Broken Social Scene quickly established themselves as one of the most vital voices in independent music. Assembled by Drew, and made up of an assortment of musical friends, the band emerged fully-formed from their hometown of Toronto. They were an instantly engaging energetic entity: a tightly-knit community bursting at the seams with talent, personalities, incredible songs and many, many guitars. Their albums were cinematic, critically-acclaimed splashes of concept and melody, marrying a dizzying onslaught of sounds with finely-crafted choruses. The band’s ability to weave a plethora of voices and varied instrumentation into a brilliant postmodern aural onslaught launched them instantly onto the international stage. Live, their shows were notoriously epic, cathartic affairs, sometimes lasting over three hours. As a group, or on their own, Broken Social Scene’s members released some of the 00’s most notable independent albums, cementing their status as one of Canada’s most important musical exports.
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