After a five-year drought, Toronto collective Broken Social Scene have finally released new music — “World Sick,” the first leak from their May 5 release, Forgiveness Rock Record — and it’s an epic, shimmering reminder of the band’s power. Download “World Sick” at BSS’ website.
“World Sick” packages all of BSS’ positive traits into six minutes and 53 seconds: hyper melodic tangles of electric guitars, subtle ambience and rock muscle, Kevin Drew’s nasal yearning, and — best of all — those big sparkling crescendos that only an army of Canadians could produce.
Like it? Love it? Tell us what you think in the comment section, then check out BSS’ tour dates and the cover art for Forgiveness Rock Record below.
Broken Social Scene tour dates:
3/14 Elkton, FL (Harvest of Hope)
3/18 Austin, TX (Stubb’s BBQ)
3/19 Austin, TX (The Parish)
5/1 San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)
5/3 Los Angeles, CA (Henry Fonda Theatre)
5/7 New York, NY (Webster Hall)
5/13 London, England (Brixton Academy)*
5/14 Minehead, England (All Tomorrow’s Parties)
5/17 London, England (Heaven)
5/18 Amsterdam, Netherlands (Melkweg)
5/19 Cologne, Germany (Burgerhaus Stollwerck)
5/21 Paris, France (La Maroquinerie)
5/23 Linz, Austria (LinzFest)
5/24 Berlin, Germany (Kesselhaus)
5/27 Barcelona, Spain (Primavera Festival)
5/29 George, WA (Sasquatch)
6/19 Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Island)*$
# w/ Band of Horses