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Broken Social Scene live up to their name

By | Published on Tuesday 4 October 2011

Broken Social Scene

Broken Social Scene are, er, breaking their social scene. By which I mean they’re splitting up. Or going on hiatus at least. The loose collective announced that they were going to go their separate ways back in August, but played their final show on Saturday.

Speaking to the Huffington Post, BSS co-founder Kevin Drew (one of the band’s two permanent members with Brendan Canning) said: “There’s no bad blood, no problems, everyone is at peace. We’ve had a lot of inter-relationships, some have worked, some haven’t. But we all loved what we were doing. And I think we were always fair”.

He added that he would consider relaunching the project at some point, but perhaps not to make a record: “I don’t want to dilute what we’ve done, but I’d like to find other ways of telling the story of our band”.

The group has featured contributions from many of Canada’s indie elite since forming in 1999 of course, including Leslie Feist, Emily Haines of Metric, members of Do Make Say Think, and more. Their last album, ‘Forgiveness Rock Record’, was released last year.