Broken Social Scene

Broken Social Scene returns, unbowed in its musical mission

Canadian indie rock’s supergroup returns to action to show unity among their heady ranks—at a time when unity can feel scarce

We need to talk about Kevin. And Andy.

An indie darling and a forgotten pop icon breathe new life into each other’s work


Shadowy Men step into the spotlight

Surviving members are playing two shows and reissuing all three albums

Forever Young

Neil Young was the designated patriarch at this year’s Juno love-in between elders and upstarts


He’s the one with the bag on his head

‘Super-paranoid’ Taylor Kirk is the antithesis of the soul-baring introspective Drake


Speaking of freedom from state tyranny

While the haze still lingers, that weekend in Toronto now has a soundtrack, courtesy of Broken Social Scene and some enterprising videographer.


Broken Social Scene: precariously back together again

‘We’re not going anywhere’: the indie-rock collective returns


The difference between the Sports and Cultural Olympics explained

“Welcome to the Cultural Olympics where there is no drug testing”—Singer-songwriter-Broken Social Scene member Jason Collett, kicks


The mother Parliament

Via the Globe’s Doug Saunders and Broken Social Scene’s Julie Penner, news that the new Speaker in the British House of Commons is vowing to shorten that Parliament’s summer break. Seems British MPs sat for “just” (JUST!) 143 days last year. Seems Mr. Speaker believes a greater demonstration of accountability is necessary.


Top 10 Canadian albums of the decade

Maclean’s writers pick the records they never got sick of hearing


‘Learn to Speak Music,’ by John Crossingham

A Canadian indie musician teaches the Owl Magazine set how to jam, write chorus and verse—and much more


Avert your ears

Kady reviews the latest developments and Paul explains the back story to L’Affair Ablonczy. Paul also asks an interesting question: Is a band like Broken Social Scene okay with playing a show provided for by a fund at least one Conservative MP thinks should be distributed on some sort of moral basis?