Broken Social Scene have announced the release of a new album titled ‘Hug of Thunder’. Ending a five year hiatus, it will be the Canadian rock collective’s fifth album to date and their first full-length since 2010’s ‘Forgiveness Rock Record’.
Scheduled for release on July 7th via City Slang/Arts & Crafts, ‘Hug of Thunder’ will feature contributions from regular collaborator Feist, fresh from the release of her new album ‘Pleasure’, as well as Emily Haines and James Shaw of Metric, and Amy Millan and Evan Cranley of Stars.
News regarding the completion of a new album was revealed earlier this year, alongside the release of its lead single ‘Halfway Home’. The collective also performed the track on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert at the end of March.
Revolving around core members Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning who formed the collective in 1999, they have often performed live with anything from six to nineteen members on stage. A tour in support of the new album is set to begin this month and includes two UK dates.
Check out the tracklist for ‘Hug of Thunder’ below, along with the album artwork. Information about their upcoming tour can be found at their website.
01. Sol Luna
02. Halfway Home
03. Protest Song
05. Stay Happy
06. Vanity Pail Kids
07. Hug of Thunder
08. Towers and Masons
09. Victim Lover
10. Please Take Me With You
11. Gonna Get Better
12. Mouth Guards of the Apocalypse