That’s right. Three tracks off the uber-anticipated new disc which is coming out May 4 on Arts & Crafts (really, who else would be putting it out). The previously available “World Sick” is now complemented by double-A-side singles “Forced To Love” and “All To All.” Yes, every blog and their dog will have these tracks streaming, but wouldn’t it be more fun to listen to them here?
Also, Exclaim!’s Vish Khanna recently spoke with Tortoise member Doug McCombs who dropped a funny story about BSS (they recorded the new disc with his band-mate John McEntire).
Well, are you working on new songs now?
No. We were supposed to start…we had a tentative plan to start in December working on some new material but John has a session that’s been going on in his studio that keeps going over. He’s working with a band.
Is it a band we might know? I know he was working on a Broken Social Scene record there for a while.
Yeah, he’s working on a Broken Social Scene record. So, he’s really overworked and so Tortoise hasn’t been able to get in the studio and work on anything. Hopefully we will some time soon.
Are you saying that Tortoise has been foiled by a bunch of Canadians?
Yeah (chuckles), yeah.
I would like to apologize on behalf of our entire country Doug; that doesn’t seem right.
Well, lemme tell you something: Broken Social Scene needs some people to apologize for them.
Is that right? I didn’t realize that. They’re bad guests I guess. I apologize, I really do. I know some of those people and I feel bad that they’re taking up so much of your time.
They come down here, they eat all of our food and drink all of our booze, and won’t leave us to our own.
I find it almost comical that Broken Social Scene is squatting at Soma Studios.
You can read the whole interview over at Exclaim.ca