Published Jan 17, 2020Broken Social Scene are adding to the long list of artists who have teamed up with Jack White's Third Man Records for a live album. Today, the band have delivered the self-explanatory Broken Social Scene: Live at Third Man Records.
The five-track record was captured at the label's Blue Room venue in Nashville, and it's out today digitally, while a 12-inch vinyl version arrives on February 28.
Third Man has the following to say of the BSS effort:
Third Man Records had the pleasure of hosting the inimitable Broken Social Scene, carefully absorbing and recording their magnetic and unforgettable live set on the Blue Room stage. Epic, panoramic, and intimate all at the same time, the legendary Toronto collective Broken Social Scene began as an ebbing and flowing collective of artists in the late '90s, collaborating to create a distinct strand of indie rock that is both perplexingly maximal and straight-up catchy.
The band kicked off the set with emotive fan favourite "Cause = Time", then transitioning into "Stay Happy," the lead track from 2017's Hug of Thunder, in all it's hypnotic, horn-driven grandeur. Then, on the flip side, the album's 2-song B-side wraps with the slow-build anthem "It's All Gonna Break," a song once described as "Bob Seger on acid." Really, how else would you want a show to close?
Hear Broken Social Scene: Live at Third Man Records below, and pre-order the vinyl.
Last year, Broken Social Scene released a pair of EPs: Let's Try the After — Vol. 1 and Let's Try the After — Vol. 2.