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Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record

Like a hot house for talent, BSS has given rise to acts like Stars, Metric, Jason Collett and, most famously, Feist. But the indie-rock collective has been quiet of late, as frontmen Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning released solo projects. Now the sprawling, family-like band is back with a tighter unit, a cool horn section and a wealth of catchy tunes, including the cinematic “Chase Scene,” the funky “Highway Slipper Jam” and the sweet ’n’ dreamy “Sentimental X’s,” featuring Feist, Emily Haines and Amy Milan.
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Feist - Fantastic Feist

Toronto’s Music Gallery is housed in St. George the Martyr Church, on the edge of a park and a stone’s throw from Queen Street West. The tiny building, with its stained-glass windows and excellent acoustics, served as a fitting launch pad last March for Feist’s latest album, The Reminder. There, on an unseasonably mild evening, 200 invited guests sat on pews and waited for the Canadian artist’s arrival. As the lights dimmed, the anticipation was palpable. “Thanks for helping us kick off the training wheels,” said Feist, before she and her band performed 11 compositions from the album. The hour-long set served immediate notice that an important new songwriter had arrived. Of course, Feist was...
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