Following the release of February’s Let’s Try The After – Vol 1, Broken Social Scene are thrilled to announce a companion EP, entitled Let’s Try The After – Vol 2, which will be released on Arts & Crafts on April 12th, 2019. The second EP’s first song, “Can’t Find My Heart,” can be heard now; listen HERE.
“The theme is to continue,” says BSS co-founder Kevin Drew. “Sickness, suicide, uprise, love, death, betrayal, hurt, joy, sex, communication, battles and divisions … Let’s just get to their after and start building again. How do we do it within the isolation of self prescribe empty popularity? How does the ego revolt? How does the heart win? Can it? Maybe after we will find out.”
Broken Social Scene is less a rock band than an embodiment of an ideal of music. The collective can be 17 musicians, brought together in search of a common goal – a unique clearing house for many of Canada’s most talented musicians – or Broken Social Scene can be the smallest, most intimate affair. Their two new EPs, Lets Try the After Vols 1 and 2, celebrate every facet of their creativity. Much like the songs on Vol 1, the tracks on Vol 2 are nakedly emotional, celebrating life in all its complexities – and which also, by extension, celebrate the very act of carrying on, for Broken Social Scene as a band and for us in a fractured world. All of the songs exhibit the band’s tremendous gift for pop that refuses to sit still, that combines experimentation and melody.
Both EPs will be packaged on vinyl and released exclusively for Record Store Day2019 on April 13th. Check participating stores for details.
Broken Social Scene recently knocked the socks off SXSW with eight tremendous shows, one of which featured a special appearance from Maggie Rogers on their seminal track “Anthems For A Seventeen Year-Old Girl.” Click HERE to see a clip of it. They also performed their Indie-classic You Forgot It In The People at the Arts & Crafts showcase.
The band will be adding two shows in London to their already announced residencies in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Montreal. They will also be playing select festivals throughout Europe this summer. All tour dates are below.
April 24 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON *SOLD OUT*
April 25 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
May 16 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
May 17 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
May 21 – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
May 22 – Corona Theatre – Montreal QC
June 05 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
June 06 – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
July 29 – The Neptune – Seattle, WA
July 30 – The Neptune – Seattle, WA
Aug 9th – Denmark, Copenhagen, Amager Bio
Aug 10th – Sweden, Way Out West Festival
Aug 12th – Hungary, Sziget Festival
Aug 16th – UK, Green Man Festival
Aug 19th – UK, London Hackney Earth
Aug 20th – UK, London Hackney Earth