- "Major Label Debut"
- "Something for the Holidays"
- "Ibi Dreams of Pavement"
The Canadian band Broken Social Scene is composed of anywhere from 11 to 15 musicians, including members of Stars, Metric and vocalist Feist. Their new self-titled record is drawing a great deal of critical acclaim.
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The Broken Social Scene, more or less.
Since 1999, Broken Social Scene has evolved from a duet that produced a unique atmospheric rock sound to a sprawling orchestrated collaboration of 16 different artists on the most recent album.
This large collective of musicians, based out of Toronto, has been earning critical acclaim and popularity since their Juno-award-winning album You Forgot It In People became a sensation.
The group was founded by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning. It also includes Charles Spearin — whose work with Drew as KC Accidental has much in common with Broken Social Scene's creative eclecticism.
Before long, the band expanded to include Brendan Canning, Justin Perott, Andrew Whiteman, Leslie Feist, Jason Collett, Evan Cranley, Emily Haines, James Shaw, Amy Millan, Dave Newfield, John Crossingham, Ohad Benchitrit, Julie Penner and Lisa Lobsinger. It's a roster that often fluctuates depending on the musicians' other projects.