During an appearance on CBC’s “The Strombo Show” last week, Broken Social Scene debuted a couple of new songs, “Can’t Find My Heart” and “1972.” Following on the heels of that new music, the band has announced the release of a new EP, “Let’s Try The After - Vol. 1,” which will come out on Feb. 15 via Arts & Crafts.
The record was produced and mixed by Nyles Spencer (except for “1972,” which was produced by band members Charles Spearin and Joe Chiccarelli. “Let’s Try The After - Vol. 1” is the band’s first new music since 2017’s “Hug of Thunder.”
“The point is to keep going,” band leader Kevin Drews explains. “We have more to give. These songs have lived beside us and become our commencement party while continuing together. We hope you enjoy this EP for you and me.”
Alongside this album announcement, the band has also revealed that they’ll have residencies at the Corona Theatre in Montreal from May 21-22 and at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles from June 5-6. For the LA dates, they’ve partner with PLUS1 so that $1 from every US ticket will go to Youth Speaks, an organization which provides “life changing arts programs for vulnerable and disadvantaged youth across the country.” For the Canadian shows, they’ve teamed up with MusicCounts so that $1 from every ticket will go towards providing musical instruments to children who would not otherwise have the opportunity to play them.
Listen to “All I Want” below.