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Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew

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Kevin Drew is a Canadian musician and songwriter who, together with Brendan Canning, founded the expansive Toronto baroque-pop collective Broken Social Scene. He was also part of the lesser-known KC Accidental, which consisted of Drew and Charles Spearin, another current member of Broken Social Scene.


On 8th of June 2007, music website Pitchfork reported that Broken Social Scene co-founder Kevin Drew was recording a “solo” album, which features many other members of BSS, including Ohad Benchetrit and Charles Spearin. The album is titled “Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew, “Spirit If…”. It is intended to be the first in a series of “Broken Social Scene Presents…” albums with a similar follow up by fellow BSS founder Brendan Canning to be released in 2008, and another by producer and BSS contributor Dave Newfeld to be released sometime in the future. [2] The album was recorded throughout 2005 and 2006 in Ohad Benchetrit’s house while the band was not on tour. Although billed as a solo project, it features numerous guest artists, many Broken Social Scene members. The album was released September 18, 2007.

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Spirit If… by Kevin Drew is the first in a series of “Broken Social Scene Presents”.

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 Benchechrit and Charles Spearin (Do Make Say Think), Joules Scott-Key (Metric, Bang Lime), Andrew Kenny (The American Analog Set) and Canadian icon, Tom Cochrane.

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  • guntrip

    Can we all vote to redirect this just to Kevin Drew pls?

    8 Nov 4:43pm Reply
  • cliiv

    yes New Album!!!!!!

    6 May 2012 Reply
  • AlxSavage

    Considering the BSS hiatus, he really needs to release another solo album.

    3 May 2012 Reply
  • BiskitFoo

    Because a good chunk of members from BSS were helping him out?

    17 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Anonymous_Rex

    Hell, why not change it to just 'Kevin Drew'? The 'BSS Presents' seems unnecessary.

    23 Aug 2011 Reply
  • InASafePlace

    Kevin Drew

    21 Dec 2010 Reply
  • K-RE23

    So when you die/will you leave/ behind/ all the leaves/ that we sewed to ourselves?

    30 Sep 2010 Reply
  • K-RE23

    Gang Bang Suicide <3 guess this is the only place that line is appropriate.. [2]

    3 Sep 2010 Reply
  • w_1_7

    Frightening Lives is freaking amazing.

    18 Jul 2010 Reply
  • froztfreez

    "is it gonna be bad if i just start scrobbling this as Broken Social Scene? because i find that far more pleasing" [2] Darn, wish I'd thought of this a long time ago, because then BSS would be in my overall top five. Oh well.

    10 Apr 2010 Reply
  • VMWhelan

    So I found a really awesome remix of Broke Me Up on my computer called "Broke Me Up (mellowasfuck remix)" but I can't find anything about it at all... any clues?] Here it is for reference: http://www.mediafire.com/?ywtyeyyzi5m (it's FLAC)

    30 Mar 2010 Reply
  • HomeSafe

    Gang Bang Suicide <3 guess this is the only place that line is appropriate..

    12 Mar 2010 Reply
  • mr_maxis

    i vote for a merge [4]

    12 Mar 2010 Reply
  • holo17

    in other news, I still regret not having bought the "fucked up kid" t-shirt on the tour supporting this record. anybody has any idea where I could still get one? give me a shout tnx :)

    28 Feb 2010 Reply
  • holo17

    i vote for a merge [2]

    28 Feb 2010 Reply
  • tokyopoliceclub

    I say colon! Brendan Canning gets one, after all.

    4 Feb 2010 Reply
  • xXxjaninexXx

    sooo underrated. I hate to say it because Broken Social are one of my favorite bands ever and changed my life when I was 16 but Kevin Drew's solo album is better! or at least for me right now. haven't listened to Broken Social Scene in so long but seriously this is almost flawless. and not enough ppl know about it! although if it was too many it would be annoying.

    13 Jan 2010 Reply
  • ZenManifest

    Damnit which is the correct tag. "Presents: Kevin Drew: or "Presents Kevin Drew?" Colon or no colon?

    15 Dec 2009 Reply
  • therhapsody

    Gang Bang Suicide is nothing other than one of the most brilliant songs I have ever heard.

    8 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Nachkebia

    Awesome awesome awesome album, both presents albums are great!

    29 Oct 2009 Reply
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