Broken Social Scene Release Video For “Skyline,” ‘Hug of Thunder’ Out Now – THE PARTAE


Following the release of their critically acclaimed and long-awaited fifth album Hug Of ThunderBroken Social Scene have today released the mesmerizing video for single “Skyline.” Directed by Kevin Drew, the video follows Brendan and Dimitri Karakostas on their quest for momentary survival, through peanut butter, mouth guards, friendship, skateboarding and Foreigner. Watch the video HERE. “Skyline” has driven attention towards Hug Of Thunder, the most played album on US non-comm radio in the last month, holding the #1 spot for a month straight on NACC Top 200 – the longest #1 run of 2017.

Following a triumphant European tour that saw the band play London’s Brixton Academy and Primavera Festival in Barcelona before culminating with a headline set at Field Trip in Toronto, Broken Social Scene prepare to hit the road again, this time in North America. The much-anticipated American tour takes in DC, Chicago, LA, Seattle, Portland and more. A full rundown of dates can be found below. Fans will also be able to catch Broken Social Scene at the Meadows Music & Art Festival in NYC, Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati.

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More Acclaim for Hug of Thunder:

“On their first album in seven years, Broken Social Scene distill their sound to a vital essence. The band is focused and renewed, invigorated by the missionary spirit of their best work.” – Pitchfork, Best New Music

“Broken Social Scene’s music rejoices in what clever teamwork can construct.” – New York Times

“Hug of Thunder does not skimp.” – NPR

“We should be grateful that a band like Broken Social Scene can still make music that’s as reliably anthemic and vibrant as this.” – Stereogum

“Broken Social Scene songs are propelled by the size of the group, and when it all converges they’re able to pull optimism from fear of aging, heartbreak, and the rigors of modern life.” – Vulture

“An impressive return for a band that set the bar high years ago and continue to clear it with ease.” Under The Radar

“They’re still making songs that sound vast and cacophonous, tracks that are built to flood the brain with serotonin. ” – Noisey

“Soaring, rousing, and perfect for sunsets.” – Entertainment Weekly

“Filled with laid-back melodies and feel-good vibes-the perfect soundtrack for summertime.”

“Hug of Thunder is as attractively messy and untamed as Broken Social Scene’s defining work.” SPIN

“Lovely, rousing, and extremely well named.” The Ringer
“It’s got all the BSS traits that we fell in love with back in the day: the busy, energized drumming, the uplifting harmonies, the triumphant horns, the atmospherics, the off-kilter approach to pop.” Brooklyn Vegan

Broken Social Scene is:

Kevin Drew                 John Crossingham

Brendan Canning       Sam Goldberg

Charles Spearin         Ariel Engle

Justin Peroff               Leslie Feist

Andrew Whiteman     Emily Haines

Evan Cranley             Amy Millan

Jimmy Shaw              Lisa Lobsinger

David French             Ohad Benchetrit

Jason Collett

Tour dates:

9/15/17           Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa City Folk

9/16/17           Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre ~

9/17/17           New York, NY @ Meadows Music & Art Festival

9/19/17           Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ~

9/20/17           Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ~

9/21/17           Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel ~

9/22/17           Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle *

9/23/17           Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival (Tap Theater)

9/24/17           St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant *

9/26/17           Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman *

9/27/17           Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater *

9/28/17           St. Paul, MN @ The Palace *

9/29/17           Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom *

9/30/17           Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore *

10/1/17           Pittsburgh, PA @ Byham Theater *

10/3/17           Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore

10/5/17           Portland, ME @ State Theater *

10/6/17           New Haven, CT @ College Street *

10/7/17           Boston, MA @ House of Blues

10/18/17         Calgary, AB @The Palace +

10/20/17         Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom ~

10/21/17         Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom ~

10/22/17         Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre ~

10/23/17         Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre ~

10/24/17         Portland, WA @ Crystal Ballroom ~

10/26/17         Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater ~

10/28/17         Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern ~

11/1/17           Windsor, ON @ Family Credit Union #

11/3/17           Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre #

11/4/17           Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre #

~ – with The Belle Game

* – with Frightened Rabbit

+ – with Dear Rouge

# – with Arcade Fire

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