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Broken Social Scene

Broken Social Scene


Years Active: 1999 to present

Genre: Baroque Pop, Experimental, Indie Rock

Country: Canada


Kevin Drew
Brendan Canning
Justin Peroff
Andrew Whiteman
Charles Spearin
Sam Goldberg
David Newfeld
Emily Haines
Leslie Feist
James Shaw
Evan Cranley
Amy Millan
Ohad Benchetrit
Torquil Campbell
Marty Kinack
Julie Penner
Lisa Lobsinger
John Crossingham
James Payment
Bill Priddle
Jessica Moss

Artist Bio:

(From Broken Social Scene is a Canadian indie rock supergroup formed in 1999 in Toronto, Canada. The band's core members are Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning. This duo recorded and released the band's ambient debut album, Feel Good Lost, in 2001, with contributions by Justin Peroff, Charles Spearin and Bill Priddle. However, when they played shows to support the album, Drew and Canning found it difficult to put together an entertaining show based on Feel Good Lost, which was an almost entirely instrumental album. As a result, they brought in a number of friends from the Toronto indie scene Andrew Whiteman, Jason Collett, Metric's Emily Haines and Leslie Feist to flesh out their live show with lyrics and vocals. Over time, the band also came to include contributions from James Shaw ,Evan Cranley, John Crossingham, Lisa Lobsinger and Stars' Amy Millan. All of the later guest musicians joined with Drew, Canning, Peroff and Spearin to record the band's second album, You Forgot It in People, in 2002 on the label Arts & Crafts. This album, an eclectic, restlessly creative collection of experimental yet accessible pop songs, became the band's critical and commercial breakthrough it was greeted with ecstatic reviews, and landed on......[Read More]