1999 – present (18 years)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Brendan Canning (born 1969) is a founding member of Broken Social Scene and a veteran indie rock performer who has been a member of various notable bands including By Divine Right, Blurtonia, Valley of the Giants, Len, and hHead. He is of Irish descent. In July of 2008 he released a solo album called Something for All of Us…, the second release in the "Broken Social Scene Presents" series. The first single from the album is titled "Hit the Wall" and was released on May 5, 2008. It is available for download on the Arts & Crafts website.
The album was released to retail on July 22, 2008. Due to the leak of an unmastered version in mid-June, Canning has released the album as a digital download. Quoted on the Arts&Crafts website, Canning said:
“It has come to my attention that an unmastered version of my album has been leaked through the internet. With the retail release being six weeks away, I've decided to correct the situation by releasing the album digitally myself, because I can. So this is for all you early birds who just couldn't wait for July 22nd. But you know, it won't be like going to your favourite record shop and getting a copy in your hot little hands, or sitting in your basement downloading it to your iTouch phone while playing Grand Theft Auto, it merely corrects the situation that is…a messed up version of my record floating around on the internet, and this is not how I wanted my record to drop. Believe me, this is not a minor situation. We're talking recall here folks…With all of this in mind, please note: 'Something for all of us…' will be available at all fine retail and digital outlets in North America July 22nd with some additonal artwork inside and slightly later for the rest of the world.”
The album has been generally warmly received. The album currently has a score of 70 out of 100 on Meta Critic with high praise from Boston Globe, Almost Cool, Delusions of Adequacy, Billboard and No Ripcord. The album has also sold fairly well reaching the #17 spot on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
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