Video: Broken Social Scene Lights Up SXSW, Talks Album

Billboard Video Staff
Broken Social Scene at SXSW, March 18, 2010

Eclectic Canadian rock band Broken Social Scene lit up a huge SXSW crowd under the Austin sky late last night (March 18) at Stubb's and we captured their set and sat down to talk with the band's Brendan Canning and Charlie Spearin about recording their new album, their touring plans, and the joys of cassette 4-track machines.



BSS's late night Stubb's set included version of "7/4 (Shoreline)" and "World Sick," but when we talked to the band, they were keen on the new sounds their forthcoming album, "Forgiveness Rock Record," will bring. "It's a step in a slightly different direction," Canning says of the effort. "It's very smooth with deeply, darkly rough edges."

"Forgiveness" was recorded at Chicago's Soma Studio's with Tortoise's John McEntire. The band plans to hit the road as soon as the album is out on May 4, hitting North America and Europe throughout the rest of 2010.

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