Broken Social Scene Release Double A-Side Single

Ray's previous post here unveiled Broken Social Scene's (BSS for short) first album release "Forgiveness Rock Record" since 2005 (finally!!!) which is out May 4th on Arts & Crafts with a Free Download for 'World Sick'.

On March 24 they revealed details for their first ever Double A-Side single for "Forced to Love" and "All to All". You can sample the tracks on the player below and if you like what you hear you can purchase the tracks at Gallery AC or iTunes. I highly recommend this very inexpensive purchase! Each song carries a plethora of instruments that layers in different ways making them both completely unique. One of their great characteristics! "Forced to Love" is lead by frontman and lead vocalist, Kevin Drew. "All to All" - I believe- is lead by Lisa Lobsinger, if you know otherwise, please share!

So 5 years to release a new album? Well although there were two other BSS member's solo releases (Kevin Drew's Spirit If in 2007 and Brendan Canning's Something for All of Us in 2008) in between the upcoming release and their self-titled album release in 2005 there was also a BSS book, "This Book is Broken" and lots of touring... They were always very busy bees! I did enjoy both Drew's and Canning's releases but I have to honest, they were both missing something to me. That something was allll the energy that makes up BSS.

Ever since I saw them live for the first time, I truly fell in love with them (more than just having heard their albums over and over). They are a band you have to see live at least once or if you're like me 7 times! The first time I saw them was December 14, 2004 at NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom and they opened for the Pixies' on their reunion tour. During BSS's set, I was one of the only people dancing my tushy off and the guys in front of me kept looking back thinking "she's going crazy to this band"! Keep in mind back in 04' they weren't nearly as well known as the Pixies.

It was my last night on that trip and it was one of those magical nights where I got to hear my favorite band live while standing next to a nice NYC boy on a very cold night. Before the rest of the swarm of people left the venue, I rushed out to go meet my friends and when I looked up it had just started snowing. I will never forget that night and the feeling I had leaving there. I'm hoping the new release will give me those sweet BSS butterflies!

Here's their player to sample the new tracks, plus the video for one of my all-time favorite BSS songs that always gives me that feeling!


Victor Castro said...

wow caroline brings a very personal-warm feel to the blog. nice! bss is one my fave bands and a i cannot wait for their new release!

also love love love the national!!!


Caroline Geys said...

thank you very much victor! your kind words are so appreciated :)
stay tuned for more gooodness!