Published Jun 26, 2017Broken Social Scene are nearly ready to release their first new album since 2010's Forgiveness Rock Record, but before Hug of Thunder officially embraces us next month, the band have shared another teaser track from it.
After debuting "Stay Happy" on KCRW last week, the Toronto collective have unveiled the recorded studio version of the song. Starting off slow and sparse, it eventually builds into a crescendo of horns, guitars, drums and, of course, many different voices.
UPDATE (6/26, 12 p.m. EDT): The group have mapped out a string of fall tour dates. See the full list of upcoming shows below.
Listen to "Stay Happy" below. Hug of Thunder is out on July 7 via Arts & Crafts/City Slang.
06/24 Pasadena, CA - Arroyo Seco Weekend
07/21-23 Edmonton, AB - Interstellar Rodeo
08/05 Montreal, QC - Osheaga
08/18-20 Winnipeg, MB - Interstellar Rodeo
09/15 Ottawa, ON - CityFolk
09/16 Ithaca, NY - State Theatre *
09/17 New York, NY - Meadows Music & Art festival
09/19 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
09/21 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel *
09/22 Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle ^
09/24 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant ^
09/26 Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman ^
09/27 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater ^
09/28 St. Paul, MN - The Palace ^
09/29 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom ^
09/30 Detroit, MI - The Fillmore ^
10/01 Pittsburgh, PA - Byham Theater ^
10/03 Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
10/05 Portland, ME - State Theater ^
10/06 New Haven, CT - College Street ^
10/07 Boston, MA - House of Blues
10/21 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom *
10/23 Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre *
10/24 Portland, WA - Crystal Ballroom *
10/26 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater *
10/28 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern *
11/01 Windsor, ON - Family Credit Union ~
11/03 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre ~
11/04 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre ~
* with the Belle Game
^ with Frightened Rabbit
~ with Arcade Fire
Pre-order Hug of Thunder on clear vinyl here, or pick up Broken Social Scene's breakthrough album You Forgot It In People here.