Posts Tagged ‘broken social scene’
Canadian supergroup led by AC Newman returns, their latest album being a rip-roaring collection of joyful harmonies
Written by Ian Steadman
"When I found out our record was coming out the same day as Broken Social Scene's I wanted to call Kevin Drew and shoot a little promo video, where it's like the two of us just facing each other on a windy day and then we embrace to the strains of 'Wake Up' by Arcade Fire. That would be like a dual ad for both of our albums. But I'm too lazy. I was distracted."
I like this story, partly because it's so lovely, but partly also because it illustrates something I've always wondered about the Canadian music scene - what's the rivalry like? What kind of tension is there? Is it like West Side Story, with every band and artist split off into one of two camps and… read more