Amidst discussion of the band and its on-again/off-again ways, the Huffington Post reports that Broken Social Scene are indeed going on an indefinite hiatus after speaking with band leader Kevin Drew. The words “break up” never slip out of his mouth, but it seems like that might be the case here.
At least, that’s what we’re gathering from the article. And when you take into account the fact BSS has had several announcements like this in the past, it was only a matter of time before this happened. I mean, it’s not like everyone in the band isn’t busy anyway. It just sucks because, among other reasons, last year’s Forgiveness Rock Record was great.
The most telling portion of the article is below.
Drew insists that this time, the break is all for the best. And they’re probably not coming back any time soon.
“This is the healthiest thing we can do,” he said, as “House” star Hugh Laurie, who was playing a set before Broken Social Scene, popped out of one of the other tents and a group of women began to scream. “There’s no bad blood, no problems, everyone is at peace. We’ve had a lot of inter-relationships, some have worked, some haven’t. But we all loved what we were doing. And I think we were always fair.”