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Broken Social Scene: Getting The Band Back Together
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By: Spacelab Research Staff
February 02, 2010

Broken Social Scene are preparing an album for a May 4th release date, co-produced by the band and John McEntire (Tortoise) at Soma Studios in Chicago, as well as in Toronto at Giant Studio and The Schvitz Studio. The new album deals with a lot of changes to the way the band gets thing done.

There's the updated line up, with a mix of some of the old players and some new ones: Kevin Drew, Brendan Canning, Justin Peroff, Charles Spearin,  Andrew Whiteman, and Sam Goldberg.

Then there's the alumni, back for contributions: Leslie Feist, Amy Millan, Evan Cranley, Emily Haines Jimmy Shaw, Jason Collett, Ohad Benchetrit, John Crossingham, Marty Kinack, Julie Penner, Leon Kingstone, and Lisa Lobsinger.

This time, there's also new peeps contributing: Sam Prekop, Doug McCombs, Spiral Stairs, Sebastien Grainger, Susan Voelz, Alison Chesley, and Jason Tait.

In an interview with Pitchfork, Kevin Drew talked about the challenges he faced in bringing together a core group, and trying to rope in some of the original band members, who have gone on to launch big projects of their own and will stay on with their new projects rather than rejoin the band in full.

"Well, there was a point where it looked like it was going to be a core-member record and we weren't going to get those people because they were so busy; Stars were making a record, Metric was on the road. We thought, "It's OK, we can do this without them. We can move on. It's not like that anymore." But when we brought Johnny to Toronto and set up it was immediately like old times. So, right at the end, everybody made it on."


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