[Credit: Norman Wong]
Brendan Canning, founding member of Broken Social Scene, today released the second track from his upcoming solo album, Home Wrecking Years, out August 12 via Arts & Crafts. The song is available to stream today courtesy of AV Club.
“Keystone Dealers” is a soaring jazz and indie rock-inflected track that echoes melodically out of Canning’s musical imagination in waves of strange, irresistible smoothness. Horns combine with a Casio-samba rhythm while Canning’s dulcet tones stretch over the mix in cool, languid Bacharach-esque fashion.
“Keystone Dealers” is the Bossa Nova moment on the record,” says Brendan. “Justin Peroff came up with the idea for the old-school drum machine and the killer horn section was led by Liam O'Neil who was recently drafted by Kings of Leon. It's one of a few moments on the record that allows the listener some real pause and breath.”
He continues, “I'm pretty sure the song is me trying to find a correlation between a failed relationship and the destruction big oil leaves behind once the damage is done. Words just pop out sometimes and I'm left to sort through for meaning.”
The lead track off his first release since 2013’s You Gots 2 Chill, “Book It To Fresno”, showcased Canning’s penchant for wall-of sound guitars and syrupy vocal melodies. “Keystone Dealers” reveals the depth of Home Wrecking Years, capturing the smart and breezy summertime feel that cloaks the record.
Meanwhile, Canning’s other band, Broken Social Scene, recently played their first full shows in a few years at Pitchfork Festival in Chicago and Panorama Music Festival in New York City, treating fans to old favourites, new music, and a couple tracks played from Canning’s new collection.
Broken Social Scene has announced they are back in the studio working on the follow-up to 2010’s Forgiveness Rock Record.
HOME WRECKING YEARS TRACKLIST
2. Vibration Walls
3. Keystone Dealers
4. Hey Marika, Get Born
5. Once I Was A Runner
6. Nashville Late Pass
7. Work Out In The Wash
8. Money Mark
9. Sleeping Birds Like Lasers
10. Baby’s Going Her Own Way
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