Kevin Drew Shares New Track "Alberta" Download It Free For A Limited Time

May 6th, 2015

Wrote a tune about my time in Alberta these last few years and thought today is the day to share it. A lot of tunes of mine end up sitting on the shelves but I'm dusting off this one to honour the celebration of change that has occurred. It's wonderful to see that people are still full of surprises. xo Kevin

DOWNLOAD "ALBERTA" FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME






Kevin Drew Closes Out Darlings Tour This Week

November 3rd, 2014

Kevin Drew concludes 2014 tour dates this week, with shows in Ann Arbor and Chicago. 

Nov 4 | Ann Arbor, MI | Blind Pig | Tickets
Nov 5 | Chicago, IL | Lincoln Hall | Tickets 

Darlings available now on iTunes or at GalleryAC

"You get a good sense of just what kind of man Drew is on Darlings, reconciling monogamy with promiscuity, Broken Social Scene’s cheap-seats bombast with love-seat confidentiality." -Pitchfork

"Darlings is both understated and refined, showcasing the many facets of Drew’s romantic songwriting." -Consequence Of Sound

"Darlings is a record that feels simultaneously cerebral and carnal--and things don’t get much sexier than that." -MusicOMH.com





Kevin Drew To Release GarageBand Songs

October 29th, 2014

Kevin Drew will be releasing GarageBand songs throughout the next month. Here’s “Spoon A Reason”.

Lyrics:
you better spoon a reason to be wise
you better spoon a reason to be right
and I can’t be here tonight
you better spoon a reason to be why

you better have to reason to be kind
you better have a reason with your time
you better spoon your life
you better spoon away your life





Select US Tour Dates Cancelled

September 5th, 2014

The following US tour dates have been cancelled:


Sept 23 | Portland, ME | Port City Music Hall 
Sept 24 | Boston, MA | Royale
Sept 25 | Hamden, CT | The Ballroom At The Outer Space
Sept 26 | Brooklyn, NY | Music Hall Of Williamsburg 
Sept 27 | 9:30 Club | Washington, DC
Sept 28 | Philadelphia, PA | World Cafe
Sept 30 | Birmingham, AB | Bottletree
Oct 1 | Nashville, TN | Exit / In
Oct 2 | Athens, GA | The 40 Watt
Oct 3 | Atlanta, GA | Terminal West
Oct 4 | Lousiville, KY | Zanzabar
Oct 5 | St. Louis, MO | Off Broadway Nightclub
 

From Kevin:

I am sorry to have to cancel these shows....

There is nothing i like more than playing for people and feeling connected with the ceiling of peoples party smiles....

but sometimes the state of before can shut down the anticipation of after.

What I mean is....

life has happened and i cannot make these dates work anymore.

Please, for all those who are disappointed....

buy a strobe light and blare DARLINGS in your bedroom.

love and love

kevin





Kevin Drew Announces US Tour Dates With Belle & Sebastian and J Mascis Of Dinosaur Junior

July 21st, 2014

Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene has announced that he will take songs off of his new album Darlings on the road as he tours the U.S. with Belle & Sebastian. He will also tour with J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. These shows are in addition to previously announced Canadian dates with Modest Mouse, and an American show with Thurston Moore.

Drew recently teamed up with comedian Zach Galifianakis and fellow-Canadian singer/songwriter Feist for the gorgeous and hilarious music video for “You In Your Were.” Arts & Crafts and Blend.io have made the stems for “You In Your Were” available for fans to make their own remixes – make your own version here.

Tour Dates:
7/22/14 Calgary, AB, Canada / MacEwan Hall *
7/23/14 Calgary, AB, Canada / MacEwan Hall *
7/24/14 Edmonton, AB, Canada / Shaw Conference Center *
7/25/14 Regina, SK, Canada / Conexus Art Center *
7/26/14 Saskatoon, SK, Canada / O-Brian’s Event Center *
7/28/14 Winnipeg, MB, Canada / Burton Cummings Theater
7/31/14 London, ON, Canada / London Music Hall *
8/1/14 Toronto, ON, Canada / The Echo Beach *
8/2/14 Montreal, QC, Canada / Osheaga Festival
8/9/14 Squamish, BC, Canada / Squamish Festival
8/22/14 Ottawa, ON, Canada / Arboretum Festival
9/23/14 Portland, ME / Port City Music Hall
9/24/14 Boston, MA / Royale
9/26/14 Brooklyn, NY / Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/27/14 Washington, D.C. / 930 Club %
9/28/14 Philadelphia, PA / World Café Live
9/30/14 Birmingham, AL / Bottletree^
10/1/14 Nashville, TN / Exit/In^
10/2/14 Athens, GA / 40 Watt Club^
10/3/14 Atlanta, GA / Terminal West^
10/4/14 Louisville, KY / Zanzabar^
10/5/14 St. Louis, MO / Off Broadway^
10/6/14 Los Angeles, CA / The Theatre at Ace Hotel &
10/7/14 Los Angeles, CA / The Theatre at Ace Hotel &
10/8/14 Phoenix, AZ / Civic Space Park &
* with Modest Mouse
% with Thurston Moore
^ with J Mascis
& with Belle & Sebastian

Tickets on sale here





Kevin Drew To Direct The Independent Music Residency At The Banff Centre

June 18th, 2014

The Independent Music Residency has been designed by Kevin Drew to meet the needs of emerging bands ready to take the next step in their careers and artistic development.


It offers four indie bands a unique opportunity to write, rehearse, and record new music in a two-week stint at The Banff Centre, away from the distractions of touring and day-to-day life.


The program runs from Oct 13-25. Deadline to apply is June 25, 2014.


More abut the Banff Centre's Independent Music Residency here





Kevin Drew's World Cafe Performance Airs Tonight!

June 11th, 2014

Tune into World Cafe to hear Kevin perform of songs from the new album Darlings.

Help yourself to this free download of "Good Sex" from the session here





Kevin Drew Teams Up With Zach Galifianakis In "You In Your Were" Music Video

June 10th, 2014
Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene released his critically acclaimed sophomore solo album entitled Darlings earlier this year, and today he debuts a brand new music video for “You In Your Were.” The video features comedian (or, in this case, music video expert and choreographer extraordinaire) Zach Galifianakis. Watch the gorgeous and totally hilarious video for “You In Your Were” now via Funny or Die, and keep your eyes and ears peeled for another special guest.

Order Darlings via GalleryAC or iTunes.
Watch the music video for “Mexican Aftershow Party” in all of its cinematic, somber and glittery glory via Noisey.
Watch the NSFW music video for “Good Sex” via Stereogum.
Kevin Drew has announced a series of summer tour dates, including a run of Canadian dates with Modest Mouse.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
June 7: Field Trip Arts & Music Festival / Toronto, ON
June 8: Field Trip Arts & Music Festival w/ Broken Social Scene / Toronto, ON
June 10: The Music Of Daniel Lanois at Massey Hall / Toronto, ON
June 28: The Club Theatre Complex / Banff Centre
July 22: MacEwan Hall / Calgary AB*
July 24: Shaw Conference Center / Edmonton, AB*
July 25: Conexus Art Center / Regina SK*
July 26: O'Brian's Event Center / Saskatoon SK*
July 27: Burton Cummings Theater / Winnipeg, MB*
July 31: London Music Hall / London, ON*
Aug 2: Osheaga Festival / Montreal, QC
Aug 9: Squamish Festival / Squamish, BC
Aug 12: Bitterzoet / Amsterdam, Netherlands
Aug 13: Postbahnhof / Berlin, Germany
Aug 15: Festival Im Fluss / Basel, Switzerland
Aug 16: Frequency Festival / St. Polten, Austria
Aug 18: XOYO / London, UK
Aug 18/23: Arboretum Festival / Ottawa, ON
* with Modest Mouse



Kevin Drew Premieres Video For "Mexican Aftershow Party" Announces L.A. Show With Zach Galifianakis

April 10th, 2014

Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene released his stunning sophomore solo album Darlings just last month, and today you can watch his newest music video for “Mexican Aftershow Party” via Noisey.

Darlings is available now at kevindrewmusic.com and on iTunes.

Additionally, Kevin Drew is thrilled to announce that he is joining forces with Zach Galifianakis for an unforgettable night at Los Angeles’ Largo on April 24th. “A Kevin & Zach Show” will feature Kevin performing stripped-down versions of songs from his new record Darlings, Galifianakis doing his singular brand of comedy, and much more. Proceeds will benefit Growing Voices - a global organization that builds sustainable projects in partnership with local non-profits - and the community center that they are currently building in Nkhata Bay, Malawi.

Tickets go on sale here

Due to Kevin’s minor U.S. visa set-back last week, his show at Bowery Ballroom has been rescheduled for April 28th. Tickets on sale now.

North American Tour Dates:
April 10 | Tarrytown, NY | The Tarrytown Music Hall with Feist
April 11 | Portsmouth, NH |  The Historic Theater with Feist
April 24 | Los Angeles, LA | Largo with Zach Galifianakis
April 28 | New York, NY | Bowery Ballroom with Andy Kim
June 07 | Toronto, ON | Field Trip
Aug 01 | Montreal, QC | Osheaga Festival
Aug 09 | Squamish, BC | Squamish Valley Music Festival





New website / New November tour dates / contest / Pre Sale.....

September 22nd, 2008
Broken Social Scene have found a home! Come and check out the new official site for everything Broken Social Scene:

http://www.brokensocialscene.ca

We're very excited about this new website and are eager to share it with you.

We have lots of new content on the website, including the new blog, which we'll be updating from the road. (We're back on the road this fall as part of the "Something For All Of Us..." tour. Speaking of the new tour, we've added more US and Canadian dates.) You can get tickets before they go on sale to the general public by going here:

http://www.arts-crafts.ca/bssticketing/

Check out the Contest page to win VIP tickets to the upcoming Toronto show:

http://www.brokensocialscene.ca/contest.php

We'd love to hear from you, and you can contact us through the Discussion Forum or by sending us a message from the Contact page on our new site.

We will see you all very soon.
bss




Download a new track from Kevin Drew

July 31st, 2008
Go to RCRDLBL to download the new track from Kevin Drew titled Summer Time Dues.




Broken Social Scene extends Something For All Of Us tour into fall - PRE SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

July 28th, 2008
For those who are hitting the festival circuit this summer, you are probably already aware that Broken Social Scene has been responsible for some of the summers most joyous, exciting performances. If you have not made it to these shows, now is your chance to see the band shine: Torontos finest will be extending the Something For All Of Us Tour, which starts this August, into the Fall for performances across the U.S. Named after the newest album in the Broken Social Scene Presents series, Brendan Cannings amazing solo record; Something For All Of Us;, the tour will feature Broken Social Scene as a seven-piece including band staples Brendan Canning, Kevin Drew, Justin Peroff, Charles Spearin, Apostle of Hustles Andrew Whiteman, Sam Goldberg and Leon Kingstone.

Starting today, fans will be able to purchase tickets, before they go on sale to the general public, on the Arts and Crafts online store - Gallery AC. The pre sale will run until 5PM EST on Friday, August 1st. One lucky fan from each city will also win an exclusive, autographed silk-screened tour poster. Go here to order tickets.



Vote for Kevin Drew at the XM Verge Awards

July 25th, 2008
Go here to vote for Kevin Drew at this years XM Radio's Verge Awards. The Verge Music Awards will give $50,000 to winners of Album of the Year and Artist of the Year. Voting ends on September 1st 2008 and in conjunction with an XM Jury the winner will be announced on September 24th 2008 at The Tattoo Rock Parlour in Toronto, live-to-air with exciting live performances!



Kevin Drew on MTV Live Wednesday December 12th

December 10th, 2007
This Wednesday December 12th Kevin Drew will be performing on MTV Live Canada. Go here for all the information.



Kevin Drew secret acoustic show in Mexico City December 3rd

December 2nd, 2007
This Monday December 3rd, Kevin Drew will be playing a FREE secret acoustic show in Mexico City. Joining Kevin will be fellow BSS member and Metric guitarist James Shaw, and Chikita Violenta. The show will be at Pata Negra (upstairs) Tamaulipas 30, Col. Condesa, Mexico City at 8 PM.



Listen to Broken Social Scene live on NPR this Sunday

November 16th, 2007
On November 18 you can listen LIVE to Broken Social Scene from the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. Go to www.npr.org for all the details.



North American tour kickoff. The latest

October 25th, 2007
Today the band kicks off their North American run of dates, playing some BSS material and some of Kevin's Spirit If...

In the middle of their successful European run they had the following series of events take place:


- They find themselves at The Arches in Glasgow, Scotland playing to 650 people and;

- after the gig the band goes to an after party with Los Campesinos, SkyLarkin and You say Party, we say Die.

- Four hours later, lead guitarist Bill Priddle fractures his collar bone in bizarre sporting accident.

- Four hours later Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning put the call into BSS member/Metric mainman James Shaw.

- James, home from a successful night of tequila and other elixirs is coerced into joining the band on the remainder of Uk dates.

- Band plays the next gig at The Academy in Manchester, England as a five piece. Openers Noah and the Whale love the gig, but Drew is skeptical.

- The next day, James Shaw and Kevin's father, David Drew, arrive in Birmingham and set the night on fire.

- Band finishes the tour with a sold out gig at London's infamous Koko concert hall joined that night by Emily Haines.

- Band flies home the next day. some to Vancouver, some to Brooklyn, most to Toronto.

- James Shaw agrees to continue touring with the band to kick off their North American dates.

- Emily Haines will be joining the band in Los Angeles

- All remaining BSS alumni are currently on the road pursuing their own endeavours.

- The show must, and will go on.



Broken Social Scene Plays Kevin Drew's Spirit If... new Canadian dates and Pre Sale!

September 24th, 2007
Broken Social Scene Presents: Kevin Drew have added some new Canadian dates to their upcoming tour. You can pre order tickets TODAY before they go on sale!




BSS Plays Kevin Drew's Spirit If... New tour dates and Pre Sale!

September 5th, 2007
Go here to access pre sale tickets to the new US tour dates. Broken Social Scene plays Kevin Drew's Spirit If... starting October 25 in Vancouver.




MYSPACE SECRET SHOW: BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE PERFORMS KEVIN DREW'S SPIRIT IF...

August 24th, 2007
MySpace Secret Shows is very pleased to present BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE Performs KEVIN DREW'S Spirit If... on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at T.T. the Bear's in Boston.




Broken Social Scene presents: Kevin Drew's Spirit If... European Tour Announced!

August 2nd, 2007
The Toronto based indie-rock collective embark on their first European tour of 2007, starting October 1 in Germany. The tour will take the band to France, the U.K and Austria, to name a few, setting the stage for the highly anticipated release of "Spirit If..." on September 18. Check here for complete tour listings and ticketing details.



Album details released, Broken Social Scene Presents: Kevin Drew "Spirit If..."

August 1st, 2007
The album features the single "Backed Out On The..." On Spirit If..., Drew is joined by J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.) and Scott Kannberg (Pavement, Preston School Of Industry), piano master Gonzales, Ohad Benchetrit and Charles Spearin (Do Make Say Think), Joules Scott-Key (Metric, Bang Lime), Andrew Kenny (The American Analog Set) and Canadian icon, Tom Cochrane.



Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew, "Spirit If..."

June 9th, 2007
On September 18th Arts%26Crafts will release, BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE PRESENTS KEVIN DREW, "SPIRIT IF..."

Kevin Drew's "Spirit If..." was recorded over the last two years at Ohad Benchetrits house in between social scene tours and day-to-day life. It was produced by Ohad Benchetrit, Kevin Drew, and Charles Spearin.

This is the first in the BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE PRESENTS series.