Broken Social Scene will issue their long-awaited fifth LP, Hug of Thunder, on July 7th via City Slang/Arts & Crafts. The 11-track album, which follows 2010’s Forgiveness Rock Record, features the Canadian indie-rock collective’s comeback single, “Halfway Home.”
The group first played the brass-laden song on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert with a brisk, expansive arrangement. The performance featured Kevin Drew, Brendan Canning, Stars’ Amy Millan and Evan Cranley, Metric’s Emily Haines and James Shaw, Justin Peroff, Andrew Whiteman and Charles Spearin.
Hug of Thunder will reportedly feature many of the ever-rotating band’s most famous members, including Feist, Haines, Shaw, Millan and Cranley. During a recent interview with Sirius XMU, frontman Kevin Drew said the LP would likely be out in the fall.
Broken Social Scene have a brief run of tour dates, mostly in Europe, scheduled for the summer. Their next concert is May 23rd in Manchester, U.K.
Broken Social Scene – Hug of Thunder Track List
1. “Sol Luna”
2. “Halfway Home”
3. “Protest Song”
5. “Stay Happy Stay Happy Stay Happy Stay Happy”
6. “Vanity Pail Kids”
7. “Hug of Thunder”
8. “Towers and Masons”
9. “Victim Lover”
10. “Please Take Me With You”
11. “Gonna Get Better”