Broken Social Scene will be releasing a new, as-yet-untitled album on May 4, 2010 on Arts & Crafts, co-produced by the band and Tortoises John McEntire at Soma Studios in Chicago (with additional recording at Giant Studio and The Schvitz Studio in Toronto). This is the first record since the self-titled 2005 release and features a huge number of artists performing on the record. To add to the current lineup of Kevin Drew, Brendan Canning, Justin Peroff, Charles Spearin, Andrew Whiteman, Sam Goldberg and Lisa Lobsinger is alumni in Leslie Feist, Amy Millan and Evan Cranley of Stars, Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric, Jason Collett, Ohad Benchetrit of Do Make Say Think and Years, John Crossingham, Marty Kinack, Leon Kingstone, Julie Penner. The record also includes contributions by John McEntire, The Sea and Cakes Sam Prekop, Tortoises Doug McCombs, Pavements Spiral Stairs, Sebastian Grainger, Poi Dog Ponderings Susan Bells, Helen Moneys Alison Chesley and The Weakerthans Jason Tait.
Around the release, look for the band on the road, dates below.
5/1/10 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
5/3/10 Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre
5/7/10 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
5/13/10 London, UK @ Brixton Academy (w/ Pavement)
5/14/10 Minehead, UK @ All Tomorrows Parties
5/17/10 London, UK @ Heaven
5/18/10 Amsterdam, NE @ Melkweg
5/19/10 Cologne, GR @ Burgerhaus Stollwerck
5/21/10 Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
6/19/10 Toronto, ON @ Toronto Island (w/ Pavement, Band of Horses)