Today’s the day, Toronto’s own Broken Social Scene has finally announced their new album Hug of Thunder after a long seven year break. To celebrate the occasion Kevin Drew stopped by Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show on Apple Music to chat about how the album came together, working with Feist on the title track, his anxieties and much more. Listen to a snippet of the interview below now.

The title track “Hug Of Thunder” was also premiered on the Zane’s show earlier today and features vocals from Feist and later they shared the mastered version of “Halfway Home” which was premiered on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert back in March.

Hug of Thunder features all fifteen members of the band and is set to drop July 7th via their album Arts & Crafts and features production from Joe Chiccarelli with mixing from Shawn Everett. You can pre-order a limited edition Coke Bottle clear vinyl, as well as a 140g double LP, both of which feature a vinyl only bonus track “Old Dead Young.”

Listen “Hug Of Thunder” featuring Feist in full here, hear the full interview and be sure to catch them on tour this spring and summer at one of the below dates.

Hug Of Thunder Track Listing:

1. Sol Luna
2. Halfway Home
3. Protest Song
4. Skyline
5. Stay Happy
6. Vanity Pail Kids
7. Hug Of Thunder
8. Towers and Masons
9. Victim Lover
10. Please Take Me With You
11. Gonna Get Better
12. Mouth Guards of the Apocalypse


Tour Dates:

05-23-17 Manchester, United Kingdom @ Albert Hall
05-24-17 London, United Kingdom @ Brixton Academy
05-26-17 Neustrelitz, Germany @ Immergut Festival
05-28-17 Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix Club
05-29-17 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
05-30-17 Paris, France @ Alhambra
06-01-17 Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
06-03-17 Toronto, Ontario @ Field Trip
06-24-17 Pasadena, CA @ Arroyo Seco Weekend
07-21-23-17 Edmonton, AB @ Interstellar Rodeo
08-05-17 Montreal, Quebec @ Osheaga
9/16/17 Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre ~
9/17/17 New York, NY @ Meadows Music & Art festival
9/19/17 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ~
9/21/17 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel ~
9/22/17 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle *
9/24/17 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant *
9/26/17 Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman *
9/27/17 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater *
9/28/17 St. Paul, MN @ The Palace *
9/29/17 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom *
9/30/17 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore *
10/1/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Byham Theater *
10/3/17 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
10/5/17 Portland, ME @ State Theater *
10/6/17 New Haven, CT @ College Street *
10/7/17 Boston, MA @ House of Blues

~ – with The Belle Game
* – with Frightened Rabbit