Published Jul 16, 2010When even the peace-loving optimists in Toronto super-collective Broken Social Scene start say that there's no hope, it begins to look like a very bleak future, indeed.
But that's exactly what lead singer Kevin implied in a recent interview with Pitchfork in which he had this to say about the state of the world. "It's getting worse. Every day. It's actually coming [to] a head and it's going to be very, very, very, very bad," he said. "Thus the need for all the distractions. People are getting sold a shitty story, and Obama is going to to be the one to show us that you can't do any fucking thing about it. I don't wanna be a total skeptic, but right now it's just a little troublesome."
In that line of thinking, the band released a fan-submitted video this morning for Forgiveness Rock Record cut "Meet Me in the Basement," an intense, fast-flashing video showing just how fucked the world might be. It probably goes without saying that it contains a lot of G20 riot footage.
The band explained it thusly in a press release for the video:
"This video was made as a response to the G20 Summit in Toronto June, 2010. The rest speaks for itself. It was sent to us by a lover of our music who wants to remain anonymous. We are very proud to share this mash-up with you."
The video is below.