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This collection of b-sides, radio sessions, and leftovers from the band’s You Forgot It in People album settles on the listener like twilight. It’s a slow-moving, transitional collection, a slightly unsettled excursion into more experimental territory. There are a number of instrumental tracks here, which seems brazen considering the band's wealth of vocal talent. Other tunes have vocals that are either brief or hazy enough to render the songs instrumental in spirit. “Time = Cause” bears no obvious relation to the brisk and buoyant “Cause = Time” from People; it’s a gently sprawling, ambient number with indecipherable howls and atmospheric keyboards that paint the song in deeply nocturnal hues. “Market Fresh” has an oddly summery feel to its drone-flavored palette, accented with hushed snares and Kevin Drew’s wistful whisper-vocals. “Backyards” is the buried gem, featuring a carefree, playground-skipping rhythm with banjo, jangling bells, guitar, and keyboards bubbling under Emily Haines' sweet vocals. The stark, haunting version of “Lover’s Spit” sung by Leslie Feist almost overshadows the original, with piano notes echoing into the sunset as Bee Hives draws to a close.

Biography

Formed: 1999 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Broken Social Scene materialized in 1999 when K.C. Accidental's Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning, formerly of By Divine Right, bonded their friendship into a band. They spent the next few years honing an atmospheric rock sound in their native Toronto and the dynamic was great. Feel Good Lost marked their debut album in 2001 and introduced a revolving cast of Canadian indie musicians. Drew's fellow mate from Do Make Say Think, Charles Spearin, was added to the band, as well as Evan Cranley (Stars),...
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