Published Mar 06, 2008Producer/director Bruce McDonald has been in there with Broken Social Scene for some time using the Canadian indie-rock group's music in a few of his movies, most recently The Tracey Fragments and not too long ago decided that he would make a documentary on band member Brendan Canning.
McDonald is now helming the doc designed to coincide with the release of the multi-instrumentalists solo effort Broken Social Scene Presents: Brendan Canning, which is due for a late June release on Arts & Crafts. The Canadian filmmaker has been tailing Canning around recording material for the doc while the musician and band members tour overseas in Europe, Mexico and Asia.
Aside from the touring angle, the documentary will also focus on Canning's rich indie rock history that goes back to his time spent in a variety of groups like hHead, By Divine Right (that also featured BSS member Feist), Len and his BSS offshoot Valley of the Giants.
To add to this rush of Broken items coming our way, a book reflecting on the history of BSS written by Eye Weekly music critic Stuart Berman is in the works and speculated to be available in early 2009. The text will include interviews with all members of the band, as well as Hayden, K-Os, Scott Kannberg from Pavement and Bloc Partys Gordon Moakes.
Brendan Canning "Hit A Wall (Live at Lees Palace)