Monday, May 11, 2009

Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew - Spirit If


Downloaded this album back when it was new, and forgot to ever give it a listen. But fortunately for me a dear friend had it in his car on a 45 minute drive. Thanks Andrew. Anyways a really sprawling album from one of the many members of Broken Social Scene. From this release you can tell how much input he had into a lot of the band's albums and songs. But Drew isn't alone Feist, Emily Haines (Metric), and Amy Millan (Stars), help out too. Not exactly a true solo album, but Drew has complete corntol of direction and landscape. Judging from this you cant really question his desire to have something to call his own. Other noteable helpers on this album are Dino Jr's J. Mascis (guitar and vocals on "Backed out on the..." and Pavement's Scott Kannberg on "Lucky Ones". Like my friend said "this like most BSS albums, takes a while to grow on you". So this treats repeat listens. Enjoy.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Check out Brendan Canning's Solo album if you dig this... another Broken Social Scene member

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Carolyn said...

I prefer B Canning's to Kev's, but it takes a really really long time to get into. Spirit If... is definitely more reminiscent of the BSS hit tracks, like 7/4 and Almost Crimes, but Something for All Of Us is kind of a lengthy, winding, whimsical record that acts as a parallel with Feel Good Lost. Anyways, I guess what I'm trying to say is listen to Brendan's too.