On a coincidentally related Metric note, Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw's other band, the Canadian all-stars group Broken Social Scene, has just announced the upcoming release of a long-awaited new album.
As of right now, the album has a release date of May 4th, but no title, according to leader Kevin Drew's interview with Pitchfork. Drew also notes that Haines and Shaw, along with other well-known members of BSS like Feist, Amy Milian (from Stars), Brendan Canning and Jason Collett, are set to make appearances. Former Death From Above 1979 drummer Sebastian Grainger and The Weakerthans' Jason Tait are some of the newcomers adding to the long list of rockstar BSS contributors.
And with a new album comes, yes!: new tour dates. The group, in whatever unpredictable line-up, will be coming to the Fonda on May 3rd, the day before the new album comes out, and you can get your pre-sale (note: no ridiculous Ticketmaster fees!) tickets right now. And with this ever-rotating cast of members known for their choatic recording sessions and live shows, there's no telling who will show up, what songs will be played or practically anything that could happen in this show..but that's the magic of it all, right? Don't miss out.
-- Chau Tu
Photo credit: Broken Social Scene