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Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning Plays Mercury Lounge Tomorrow

January 23rd, 2014

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brendan Canning is most well known as one
of the founding members, alongside Kevin Drew, of the music collective Broken Social Scene. And although the much-loved Canadian rockers are on hiatus, Canning has remained incredibly busy, working on a variety of projects, from composing a movie soundtrack to recording his second solo full-length album, You Gots 2 Chill (stream it below). Filled with fingerpicked acoustics and soulful, tranquil music, the LP, despite arriving last October, is the perfect soundtrack for right now. AllMusic calls it a “decidedly unassuming collection of psych-tinged, indie/electro soft-rock daydreams that are tailor-made for snowy, hungover, late-January afternoons.” And Canning (above, performing “Never Go to the Races” for Exclaim! TV) comes to town to play the early show tomorrow night at Mercury Lounge.