Broken Social Scene founding member, Brendan Canning has announced he will release his second solo album, You Gots 2 Chill, on October 1st, 2013. The album’s first song, “Plugged In”, is streaming now via his official website. As the band has been on hiatus, Canning has been quite busy, having recently revived his long-dormant, pre-BSS indie-pop project Cookie Duster, composed the soundtrack to Paul Schrader’s upcoming Lindsay Lohan spectacle, The Canyons (written by Bret Easton Ellis) and is currently working on an ambitious interactive video-game/film project based on a premise that involves director David Cronenberg selling his intellectual property to a biotech lab.
Canning’s forthcoming album is described as psychedelic, richly textured, and far-reaching as Broken Social Scene’s most out-there epics. Though it’s technically the second release to bear Brendan’s name on the cover, You Gots 2 Chill was recorded without the assistance of Broken Social Scene (or its umbrella organization, Arts & Crafts) and features cover art as done himself, and is launched his own independent label(in partnership with L.A.-based music company SQE).