Broken Social Scene Breaking Up (Sorta)

musicI guess when you don't consider yourselves a band, you can't actually "break up". The collective we know and love as Broken Social Scene has announced they're breaking up, but they refuse to use the b-word.

In Kevin Drew's words:

While we were on the road, we kept saying we would stop, but we just kept going. But now's the time because there are other projects that people want to pursue, and we feel that we've done what we wanted to do. I think we've really gone as far as we can with playing these tunes. It comes down to Kenny Rogers: 'You got to know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em.

I always liked Broken Social Scene, listed their self-titled album as my 2nd favourite disc of 2005 and I finally saw them live this past Canada Day. Just in time, it seems. Phew!

Here's a list of one-time members. Let me know if I missed anyone.

  • Amy Millan
  • Andrew Whiteman
  • Bill Priddle
  • Brendan Canning
  • Charles Spearin
  • Chris Seligman
  • Don Vail
  • Elizabeth Powell
  • Emily Haines
  • Evan Cranley
  • James Shaw
  • Jason Collett
  • Jason Tait
  • John Crossingham
  • Julie Penner
  • Justin Peroff
  • Kevin Drew
  • Leslie Feist
  • Lisa Lobsinger
  • Mitch Bowden
  • Ohad Benchetrit
  • Torquil Campbell

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Sarah

Don't worry, they'll be lots of other projects from band members to keep us entertained during the 'hiatus'. And they will be back in some incarnation or another - my best guess with a new addition or 2 and missing a particular current member.
You list missed a current member - Sam Goldberg. Also a couple of people I would argue were 'members at large' along with some others that you have included in your list: JoAnne Goldsmith, Adam Marvy, John McEntire, David French, Dave Hodge.

September 18, 2011 @ 8:44 AM

Paul

This break-up is broken.

September 18, 2011 @ 9:02 AM

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