Broken Social Scene Announces Rarities Compilation & Shares Unreleased Track

Broken Social Scene will issue Old Dead Young: B-Sides & Rarities on January 14, 2022 via Arts & Crafts. The Toronto-based collective previewed the compilation album with “This House In On Fire.”

“This House Is On Fire” comes from the sessions for Broken Social Scene’s 2010 album, Forgiveness Rock Record. Similarly, the rest of the collection comes from 7-inches, compilations, soundtracks and rare releases from the critically acclimated collective’s 20-plus-year career which began with their 2001 debut album, Feel Good Lost.

The ambient album, Feel Good Lost, was the first record from BSS co-founders Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning. The collective evolved to include “an extended family of performers,” press materials for Old Dead Young noted, “with roots in post-rock (Justin Peroff; Do Make Say Think’s Charles Spearin), Latin jazz (Andrew Whiteman), art-folk (Feist), synth-pop (Amy Millan and Evan Cranley, also of Stars), dance-punk (Metric’s Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw), and country rock (Jason Collett).”

BSS would go on to release their breakout album You Forgot It In People in 2002 and followed with a self-titled LP in 2005, 2010’s Forgiveness Rock Record and their latest LP of new material 2017’s Hug of Thunder. Old Dead Young draws its title from a track taken from the Hug Of Thunder sessions.

Preview Old Dead Young: B-Sides & Rarities with the visualizer for “This House Is On Fire” below:

Old Dead Young: B-Sides & Rarities Tracklist:

  1. Far Out (2009, From the ‘Forgiveness Rock Record’ pre-order EP ‘Lo-Fi For The Dividing Nights’)
  2. Do the 95 (2001, B-Side to “Stars and Sons” 7-inch)
  3. Curse Your Fail (2009, From tour 7-inch split with Sea and Cake)
  4. Not At My Best (2010, From the end credits for film ‘It’s Kind Of A Funny Story’)
  5. National Anthem of Nowhere (2004, Early Broken Social Scene version of an Apostle Of Hustle song)
  6. Golden Facelift (2009, ‘Forgiveness Rock Record’ outtake. Released on Globe & Mail’s Broadsheet Music project)
  7. This House Is On Fire (2009, ‘Forgiveness Rock Record’ outtake)
  8. Canada vs America (2004, From the ‘Self-Titled’ bonus CD “EP to be You and Me”)
  9. Day Of The Kid (2005, Released on Arts & Crafts 20th anniversary comp)
  10. Stars and Spit (2006, B-Side to “7/4 Shoreline” 7-inch)
  11. Until It’s Dead (2006, From Lake Ontario Waterkeeper compilation ‘At The Barricades: Vol 1’)
  12. All My Friends (2004, From the ‘Self-Titled’ bonus CD “EP to be You and Me”)
  13. Death Cock (2001, Very first recording with producer Dave Newfeld. Released on A&C 20th anniversary comp)
  14. Old Dead Young (2016, ‘Hug Of Thunder’ vinyl-only track)