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Broken Social Scene are working on a new album

Their first since 2010’s ‘Forgiveness Rock Record’

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Earlier this year, Broken Social Scene announced their first gigs since 2011, the first of which is set for tonight in Chicago. Now the Canadian indie-rock collective has shared news that they’re at work on their fifth full-length. The still-untitled project follows 2010’s Forgiveness Rock Record.

“It’s true, we’re working on a new album!” the band confirmed on Twitter Wednesday.

The only music Broken Social Scene has shared since Forgiveness Rock Record was a 2014 track named “Golden Facelift” for a compilation. But its two core members, Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning, have remained active since the band’s last record. Drew released his solo album Darlings in 2014, while Canning recently announced that he has a solo album of his own due out Aug. 12.

After making stops at the Metro and Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, Broken Social Scene will head to New York for shows at the Music Hall of Williamsburg and Panorama Festival. They’ve also lined up three European gigs for early September.