Broken Social Scene stream new album ‘Hug of Thunder’ in full ahead of release this Friday, July 7th, via City Slang!

Broken Social Scene stream new album ‘Hug of Thunder’ in full ahead of release this Friday, July 7th, via City Slang!




Today, Broken Social Scene are streaming their first new album in seven years ‘Hug Of Thunder’, in full online ahead of it’s release on Friday, July 7th via City Slang.

The record’s twelve songs refract the band’s varying emotions, methods, and techniques in ways that not only reference their other albums, but surpass them. Hug Of Thunder is righteous but warm, angry but loving, melodic but uncompromising.  And if you’ve ever fallen in love with Broken Social Scene – as many of us have – it is a perfect return that was truly worth the wait.

Stream ‘Hug of Thunder’ here via NPR:

Produced by Joe Chiccarelli and mixed by Shawn Everett, Hug Of Thunder is everything BSS fans love from the Canadian collective and then some, an album overflowing with glorious open chords, multi-voice harmonies, spacious psychedelia-tinted breakdowns, and more.  It is a panoramic, expansive album that manages to be both epic and intimate; and like all things BSS, in troubled times, it offers a serotonin rush of positivity.  Since their inception in the early Aughts, BSS have always pushed sonic boundaries while remaining reverent of a perfect chorus; almost twenty years down the line, Hug Of Thunder sharpens that balance.

Pre-order the physical and/or digital album:


Broken Social Scene is:

Kevin Drew                John Crossingham
Brendan Canning            Sam Goldberg
Charles Spearin            Ariel Engle
Justin Peroff                Leslie Feist
Andrew Whiteman            Emily Haines
Evan Cranley                Amy Millan
Jimmy Shaw                Lisa Lobsinger
David French                Ohad Benchetrit
Jason Collett


Tour dates:
06-24-17     Pasadena, CA @ Arroyo Seco Weekend
07-21-23-17     Edmonton, AB @ Interstellar Rodeo
08-05-17     Montreal, Quebec @ Osheaga
9/16/17    Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre ~
9/17/17    New York, NY @ Meadows Music & Art festival
9/19/17    Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ~
9/21/17    Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel ~
9/22/17    Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle *
9/24/17    St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant *
9/26/17    Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman *
9/27/17    Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater *
9/28/17    St. Paul, MN @ The Palace *
9/29/17    Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom *
9/30/17    Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore *
10/1/17    Pittsburgh, PA @ Byham Theater *
10/3/17    Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
10/5/17    Portland, ME @ State Theater *
10/6/17    New Haven, CT @ College Street *
10/7/17    Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/21/17    Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom ~
10/23/17    Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre ~
10/24/17    Portland, WA @ Crystal Ballroom ~
10/26/17    Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater ~
10/28/17    Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern ~
11/1/17        Windsor, ON @ Family Credit Union #
11/3/17        Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre #
11/4/17        Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre #
~ – with The Belle Game
* – with Frightened Rabbit
# – with Arcade Fire

‘Hug of Thunder’ artwork:

‘Hug of Thunder’ track listing:
1. Sol Luna
2. Halfway Home (stream)
3. Protest Song
4. Skyline
5. Stay Happy (stream)
6. Vanity Pail Kids
7. Hug Of Thunder (stream)
8. Towers and Masons
9. Victim Lover
10. Please Take Me With You
11. Gonna Get Better
12. Mouth Guards of the Apocalypse


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Broken Social Scene stream new album ‘Hug of Thunder’ in full ahead of release this Friday, July 7th, via City Slang!