Broken Social Scene Release Video For “Vanity Pail Kids,” ‘Hug of Thunder’ Out Now

by the partae


Following a wave of praise for the release of Broken Social Scene’s newest album, Hug of Thunder, the band has released the video for the song “Vanity Pail Kids.”  Watch it HERE.
Broken Social Scene’s long-awaited return has proven worth the wait for critics and fans alike. Pitchfork gave the album its coveted Best New Music honor, writing, “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.” The New York Times wrote, “Broken Social Scene’s music rejoices in what clever teamwork can construct.” NPR also agreed, saying “Hug of Thunder does not skimp.”
Due to high demand, Broken Social Scene have added a second show at Neptune Theatre in Seattle on October 22nd, tickets go on sale on Friday, July 21st and will be available here.
Produced by Joe Chiccarelli with Nyles Spencer and mixed by Shawn EverettHug Of Thunder is everything BSS fans love from the Canadian collective and then some, an album overflowing with glorious open chords, multi-voice harmonies, spacious psychedelia-tinted breakdowns, and more.  It is a panoramic, expansive album that manages to be both epic and intimate; and like all things BSS, in troubled times, it offers a serotonin rush of positivity.  Since their inception in the early Aughts, BSS have always pushed sonic boundaries while remaining reverent of a perfect chorus; almost twenty years down the line, Hug Of Thunder sharpens that balance.  The record’s twelve songs refract the band’s varying emotions, methods, and techniques in ways that not only reference their other albums, but surpass them.  Hug Of Thunder is righteous but warm, angry but loving, melodic but uncompromising.  And if you’ve ever fallen in love with Broken Social Scene – as many of us have – it is a perfect return that was truly worth the wait.
More Acclaim for Hug of Thunder:
“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:
7/23/17           Edmonton, AB @ Interstellar Rodeo
8/5/17             Montreal, Quebec @ Osheaga
8/20/17           Winnipeg, MB @ Interstellar Rodeo
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 ~
9/21/17           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
10/20/17         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 Arcade Fire


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