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Turn Up the Vote: Broken Social Scene

BSS bassist Brendan Canning speaks with SPIN.com about important issues in the 2008 presidential election.

By: SPIN Staff // August 21, 2008

As one of nearly twenty musicians in Canadian collective Broken Social Scene, Brendan Canning is an expert in group politics. So it’s no surprise that when SPIN.com sat Canning down at Coney Island’s Siren festival, he chose a broad range oftopics that require addressing in the U.S. presidential campaign, and further proved that outside America’s borders, the world is paying close attention in ’08.

Below, check out our neighbor to the north backstage at Siren, musing on political topics from alternative transportation to climate change — issues he considers to be the biggest problems facing America’s future.

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