By JOHN DALY
Broken Social Scene comes to The Fonda for three nights promoting the music Let’s Try The After – Vol 1 and Let’s Try The After – Vol 2.
Tickets can still be found online.
Following the release of February’s Let’s Try The After – Vol 1, Broken Social Scene released a companion EP titled Let’s Try The After – Vol 2 which came out this month on Arts & Crafts. Listen to track “Can’t Find My Heart” HERE.
“The theme is to continue,” said Kevin Drew, co-founder of Broken Social Scene. “Sickness, suicide, uprise, love, death, betrayal, hurt, joy, sex, communication, battles and divisions … Let’s just get to the thereafter and start building again. How do we do it within the isolation of self-prescribed empty popularity? How does the ego revolt? How does the heart win? Can it? Maybe after we will find out.”
Broken Social Scene says they want to be the “ideal” of music. More of a collective than a band, BSS can be 17 musicians in search of a common goal, a clearinghouse for many of Canada’s most talented musicians, or Broken Social Scene can be a small intimate group.
Broken Social Scene’s EPs, Lets Try the After Vols 1 and 2, underscore their talents. Much like the songs on Vol 1, the tracks on Vol 2 are emotional and celebrate life, complications and all and highlight the need to carry on. It’s a pop record at the heart, complete with melody and some experimentation.
Broken Social Scene – Lover’s Spit