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Watch: Broken Social Scene's timely "Texico Bitches" on Fallon

on June 16, 2010, 8:39am

Broken Social Scene is generally touted to be one of the best live acts today. I myself saw the Canadian outfit five years ago, right before its self-titled album came out and just after sometime member/producer Dave Newfield got the shit kicked out of him by NYPD’s finest. It was an emotional and romantic show that felt intimate and epic, oscillating back and forth from rocking me with “7/4 Shoreline” and stunning me with “Lover’s Spit”. Half a decade later, these feelings are still experienced, as evident by Winston Robbins recent deceleration that Broken Social Scene was the best show at Sasquatch!. So, needless to say, anytime the performs live, even on an emotionless medium like TV, watching is generally required.

In recent spins of its latest Forgiveness Rock Record, I’m sure we’ve all found an eerie resonance to the up-beat “Texico Bitches”, and it’s no surprise that’s what BSS unleashed last night on Fallon. (I’m half surprised they didn’t just up and change the lyrics to “BP Bitches”). Kevin Drew and Co. sounded both tight and loose, sharp and fluid; they manage chaos. You see, BSS can alternate between styles so seamlessly its hard to convince a newcomer that these are one of the best live bands by this clip. But this performance is just the tip of the iceberg, folks.

Enjoy the video below and do check them out on their massive world/North American tour. (Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.com and Seatgeek.com). As we’ve learned time and time again, it’s usually worth the price of admission.

Also don’t forget about the upcoming movie centered around a fictional/real Broken Social Scene concert. Canadian indie rom-com at its finest.

Hat to to The Audio Perv for video support…

Broken Social Scene 2010 Tour Dates:
06/19 – Toronto, ON @ Toronto Island Concert
06/22 – Vienna, AT @ Flex
06/23 – Zagreb, HR @ T-Mobile INMusic Festival
06/24 – Munich, DE @ Backstage Werk
06/26 – Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2
06/27 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Music Festival
06/28 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
06/29 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
06/30 – London, UK @ HMV Forum
07/05 – Frankfurt, DE @ Mousonturm
07/06 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel and Gefaehrlich
07/08 – Liege, BE @ Les Ardentes Festival
07/09 – Sheffield, UK @ Corporation
07/10 – Kinross, UK @ T in the Park
07/11 – Punchestown, IE @ Oxegen
07/16 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
07/25 – Taipei, TW @ Legacy
07/27 – Singapore @ Esplanade
07/30-31 – Niigata Prefecture, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
08/01 – Woodford, AU @ Splendour in the Grass
08/28 – St. Louis, MO @ LouFest
09/08 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Byham Theater
09/09 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
09/10 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
09/11 – Richmond, VA @ The National
09/13 – Washington, DC @ The Warner Theatre
09/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
09/17 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
09/18 – New York, NY @ Rumsey Playfield
09/20 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
09/21 – Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theater
09/22 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
09/24 – Ithaca, NY @ State Theater
09/25 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Hall
10/01 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater
10/03 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
10/04 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/06 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
10/07 – Saskatoon, SK @ The Odeon Event Centre
10/08 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
10/09 – Edmonton, AB @ Winspear Centre
10/10 – Kelowna, BC @ Community Theatre
10/12 – Victoria, BC @ Element
10/13 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/15 – Seattle, WA @ Paramout Theatre
10/16 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
10/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

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