Epic, panoramic, and intimate all at the same time, Third Man Records had the pleasure of hosting the legendary Toronto collective Broken Social Scene on June 11, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. An ideal artist to soundtrack an evening.
Their live set was captured, mixed and mastered in real time via the world's only live venue and direct-to-acetate lathe cutting studio.
The band kicks off the set with emotive fan favorite "Cause = Time", then transitioning into "Stay Happy", the lead track from 2017's Hug Of Thunder, in all its hypnotic, horn-driven grandeur. Then, on the flip side, the album's 2-song B-side wraps with the slow-build anthem "It's All Gonna Break", a song once described as "Bob Seger on acid." Really, how else would you want a show to close?
Broken Social Scene began as an ebbing and flowing collective of artists in the late '90s, collaborating to create a distinct strand of indie rock that is both perplexingly maximal and straight-up catchy. With the release of this live album, Third Man is very excited to invite all to be a part of this special experience, Broken Social Scene's first commercially available live album.
This live recording (captured, as all Third Man sets are, live to acetate) dips into various points of the BSS discography, going all the way back to the group's 2002 breakthrough album You Forgot It In People. The Canadian supergroup leans hard into each one, finding the core beauty of 'Superconnected' and the driving expanse of 'It's All Gonna Break' with seemingly minimal effort. It's on that last track, though, that BSS truly prove their mettle as the four-guitar strong lineup gives itself room to splay out and kick up one hell of a righteous storm. The dual saxophone bleats only sweeten the deal.
- Vinyl LP
- Direct-to-acetate live recording
- First commercially available live album
- Cause = Time
- Stay Happy
- Gonna Get Better
- It's All Gonna Break