July 15th, 2009

october 2007
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  After 6 years of being in love with this band, they still give me chills. Get over to youtube and check out some of the Harbourfront videos. There is an unreleased song (Untitled 2) and some other rare gems like a mash up of Feist's 'Past in Present' and Kevin Drew's 'Safety Bricks'... And, yep; Feist, Emily, Amy, and Jimmy Shaw are on hand.

Anybody who attended care to provide a first hand review/attempt to recollect the set list?

Oh, and PS (which came from pitchfork): 


Broken Social Scene Reunite, Star in Film

Watch Feist, Amy Millan and Emily Haines with BSS.Broken Social Scene Reunite, Star in Film

Photo taken July 11, 2009, at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre by Sean Chin

Between recording a new LPputting out a book (written by Pitchfork scribe Stuart Berman), and reuniting with Feist at a small gig last monthBroken Social Scene are a busy collective nowadays. With everything aligning once again, it seemed like their free gig on Saturday at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre was destined to be special.

And, as many YouTube videos can attest, it was. Featuring the rarely-seen-together triple threat of Feist, Metric's Emily Haines, and Stars' Amy Millan-- along with Kevin Drew, Brendan Canning, Andrew Whiteman, Justin Peroff, and (let's just say) more-- this looks like one for the history books. Too awesome. (Videos below.)

In other BSS news, there's a new film featuring the group in the works called This Movie is Brokenaccording to Twitch Film. Rather than a straight concert movie, it's a narrative work of fiction involving a couple trying to snag backstage passes to a BSS gig. The filmmakers are currently looking for fan footage of lovely Toronto to plug into the movie-- more info on that here.