I've been on a bit of a Broken Social Scene binge lately. Since seeing them live last week, I've been listening to their new-ish self-titled LP quite a bit lately, as well as any other spinoffs/side projects I have in my collection (Feist, Metric, Stars, Apostle of Hustle, etc). Well, yet another BSS-er has been getting serious play on the iPod since I discovered him (yesterday, thanks to LHB), and his name is Jason Collett. This guy is really cool, and my girl Feist agrees:
"Another Broken Social Scene member who's putting out a solo album next month is Jason Collett. These songs are very beautiful and I recommend it. You can see in my lack of embellishment that I don't know how to talk about it as well as I know how to listen to it."
Not sure if that's an old comment, or if she's talking about a U.S. release date, but his album, Idols of Exile, was released on June 20 in Canada (buy it).
The first track, "Hangover Days", features backup vocals from the beautiful and talented Emily Haines (of Metric and Broken Social Scene), while "Fire" features another gorilla vs. bear favorite, the amazing Amy Milan (Stars, Broken Social Scene). Enjoy:
Jason Collett Hangover Days mp3
Jason Collett Fire mp3
Listen to the whole album at Jason's Arts & Crafts site