• September 1, 2018
  • Times: Starting: 5:00 PM
  • Location: Deer Lake Park
  • Address:
  • 6450 Deer Lake Dr
  • Burnaby, BC V5E 2L8

Saturday, September 1 2018 5:00 PM

Deer Lake Park, Burnaby

Portugal. The Man’s latest album, Woodstock, was released summer 2017. Their last album came out over three years ago—a long gap for a band who’ve dropped roughly an album a year since 2006. And in true, prolific band fashion, they’ve spent almost every minute since 2013 working on an album called Gloomin + Doomin. They created a ton of individual songs, but as a whole, none of them hung together in a way that felt right. Then John Gourley, PTM’s lead singer, made a trip home to Wasilla, Alaska, (Home of Portugal. The Man’s biggest fan, Sarah Palin) and two things happened that completely changed the album’s trajectory.


Produced by Joe Chiccarelli and mixed by Shawn Everett, Hug Of Thunder is everything BSS fans love from the Canadian collective and then some, an album overflowing with glorious open chords, multi-voice harmonies, spacious psychedelia-tinted breakdowns, and more.  It is a panoramic, expansive album that manages to be both epic and intimate; and like all things BSS, in troubled times, it offers a serotonin rush of positivity.  Referring to the album’s title Kevin explains, “I want to hold people. I want to fucking hold them. Playinglive it’s ‘we’re here with you this is us together.’ Broken Social Scene is about the people, it’s always been about the people.” Since their inception in the early Aughts, BSS have always pushed sonic boundaries while remaining reverent of a perfect chorus; almost twenty years down the line, Hug Of Thunder sharpens that balance – it’s righteous but warm, angry but loving, melodic but uncompromising.  And if you’ve ever fallen in love with Broken Social Scene - as many of us have – it’s a perfect return that proved to be truly worth the wait.

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6450 Deer Lake Dr