Broken Social Scene - Hug Of Thunder
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Tracklist

  1. Sol Luna 00:01:19
  2. Halfway Home 00:04:42
  3. Protest Song 00:04:18
  4. Skyline 00:04:11
  5. Stay Happy 00:04:11
  6. Vanity Pail Kids 00:03:59
  7. Hug Of Thunder 00:04:54
  8. Towers And Masons 00:04:00
  9. Victim Lover 00:04:55
  10. Please Take Me With You 00:04:53
  11. Gonna Get Better 00:05:10
  12. Mouth Guards of The Apocalypse 00:05:44
Broken Social Scene - Hug Of Thunder

Broken Social Scene Hug Of Thunder

July 07, 2017 | Slang50120

Toronto’s Broken Social Scene recently detailed their first album in seven years, Hug Of Thunder, out July 7th, 2017 on City Slang.  Produced by Joe Chiccarelli and mixed by Shawn Everett, Hug Of Thunder includes contributions from all fifteen original members of Broken Social Scene (see full list below), as well as new guest vocalist Ariel Engle.  Today, the title track of the album has been revealed via Zane Lowe’s show on Beats 1. Click HERE or HERE to listen to it. 
“Hug Of Thunder” follows the release of the song “Halfway Home,” which the band performed to rapturous response on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at the end of March.

Hug 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.

A beautiful, limited edition vinyl version of the record is also available for pre-order.  It’s available in clear vinyl, 140g double-LP, gatefold jacket (matte UV), printed vinyl sleeves (matte UV), and a 28 page booklet with stitched spine affixed to jacket. Artwork layout and design for the vinyl were done by two-time JUNO Award-winner (and Broken Social Scene's drummer) Justin Peroff and kimikimo. The LP also includes the vinyl-only bonus track "Old Dead Young."

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

Tracklist

  1. Sol Luna 00:01:19
  2. Halfway Home 00:04:42
  3. Protest Song 00:04:18
  4. Skyline 00:04:11
  5. Stay Happy 00:04:11
  6. Vanity Pail Kids 00:03:59
  7. Hug Of Thunder 00:04:54
  8. Towers And Masons 00:04:00
  9. Victim Lover 00:04:55
  10. Please Take Me With You 00:04:53
  11. Gonna Get Better 00:05:10
  12. Mouth Guards of The Apocalypse 00:05:44

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