* First, there was Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew. Then came Broken Social Scene Presents Brendan Canning. Next, of course, came the Broken Social Scene albums which didn’t quite make the cut, like, Broken Social Scene Presents Cinderella on Ice and Broken Social Scene Presents The Tim Horton’s Polar Bear Bowl. Now, this past Friday, the much loved, and very much amorphous, Canadian indie-rock troupe, Broken Social Scene, announced the details of their first proper album in five years. Forgiveness Rock Record will be released May 4th on Arts and Crafts Records and the first single, “World Sick,” can be had now for the price of an email address.
* Writing for The Tripwire, Chris Ruen talks to Future of the Left’s fiery frontman, Andrew Falkous, about McLusky’s past, the band’s highly publicized piracy spat prior to the release of their last album, Travels with Myself and Another, and vocal warm-ups. Yes, the invective Welshman believes in proper vocal maintenance.
* Has the Cleveland winter left you feeling miserable? Or, has Forbes magazine telling you how miserable you are left you feeling miserable? Well, some local Clevelanders have taken it upon themselves to make the Cleveland winter a little less miserable. The Brite Winter Festival will be taking place this coming Saturday, February 27th, from 5 ’til 10 at Hart Crane Memorial Park in the Flats. There will be food. There will be art. There will be music (Courtesy of The Hot Rails, The Uncanny Xela, and This Moment in Black History). There will be fun. And, when you add it all together, it may make living through a Midwestern winter seem not so bad. More details can be found here.
* Devo are up to something.