Broken Social Scene new album ‘Forgiveness Rock Record’ to hit stores on May 4th

by Gary Fletcher

“Forgiveness Rock Record” will be released May 4th, 2010. The album was co-produced by the band and John McEntire of Tortoise at Soma Studios in Chicago with additional recording at Giant Studio and The Schvitz Studio in Toronto.

It has been over 5 years since we last heard a full-length record from the band and from what I have heard so far…it is well worth the wait. The album has guest appearances by indie greats such as Emily Haines from Metric, Amy Millan from Stars, and members from the Sea and Cake, Tortoise and Do Make Say Think.

The first single, World Sick, comes in at almost 7-minutes and is the perfect opening track for the record. The standout tracks for me so far are “Art House Director,” “All to All” and “Sentimental X’s.”  Get your hands on a copy of the cd when it comes out or better yet they are releasing it as a 2 record LP. Available at fine record stores or from the bands label, Arts & Crafts records.

Forgiveness Rock Record Tracklisting

1    World Sick
2    Chase Scene
3    Texico Bitches
4    Forced To Love
5    All To All
6    Art House Director
7    Highway Slipper Jam
8    Ungrateful Little Father
9    Meet Me In The Basement
10    Sentimental X’s
11    Sweetest Kill
12    Romance To The Grave
13    Water In Hell
14    Me And My Hand

Tour Dates

Monday May 3rd, 2010 Los Angeles , CA Henry Fonda Theatre
Friday May 7th, 2010 New York , NY Webster Hall
Saturday May 8th, 2010 Brooklyn , NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Thursday May 13th, 2010 London , UK Brixton Academy
Friday May 14th, 2010 Minehead @ Butlins , UK All Tomorrow’s Parties
Saturday May 15th, 2010 Brighton , UK The Great Escape
Monday May 17th, 2010 London , UK Heaven
Tuesday May 18th, 2010 Amsterdam , Netherlands Melkweg
Wednesday May 19th, 2010 Cologne , Germany Burgerhaus Stollwerck
Friday May 21st, 2010 Paris , France La Maroquinerie
Sunday May 23rd, 2010 Linz , AUT LinzFest
Monday May 24th, 2010 Berlin , Germany Kesselhaus
Thursday May 27th, 2010 Barcelona , Spain Primavera Sound Festival
Saturday May 29th, 2010 George , WA Sasquatch Festival
Saturday June 19th, 2010 Toronto , ON Olympic Island
Tuesday June 22nd, 2010 Vienna , Austria Flex
Wednesday June 23rd, 2010 Zagreb , Croatia T-Mobile INMusic Festival
Thursday June 24th, 2010 Munich , Germany Backstage Werk
Saturday June 26th, 2010 Birmingham , UK Academy 2
Sunday June 27th, 2010 Pilton , UK Glastonbury Festival
Monday June 28th, 2010 Manchester , UK Academy 3
Tuesday June 29th, 2010 Nottingham , UK The Rescue Rooms
Wednesday June 30th, 2010 London , UK HMV Forum
Monday July 5th, 2010 Frankfurt , Germany Mousonturm
Tuesday July 6th, 2010 Hamburg , Germany Uebel and Gefaehrlich
Thursday July 8th, 2010 Liege , Belgium Les Ardentes Festival
Friday July 9th, 2010 Sheffield , UK Corporation
Saturday July 10th, 2010 Kinross , Scotland T In The Park
Sunday July 11th, 2010 Punchestown , Ireland Oxegen Festival
Friday July 16th, 2010 Chicago , IL Pitchfork Festival
Sunday July 25th, 2010 Taipei , Taiwan Legacy
Tuesday July 27th, 2010 Singapore , Singapore Esplanade – Theatre On The Bay
Sunday August 1st, 2010 Woodford , AUS Splendour In The Grass
Saturday August 28th, 2010 St. Louis , MO Lou Fest
Friday September 10th, 2010 Raleigh , NC Hopscotch Music Festival
Saturday September 18th, 2010 New York , NY Rumsey Playfield at Central Park

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