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Broken Social Scene share dryly funny “Vanity Pail Kids” video

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The tug of war between art and commerce, fame and happiness is at the heart of Broken Social Scene‘s video for “Vanity Pail Kids” which is off the Canadian collective’s first album in seven years. Directed by BSS’ Kevin Drew, it imagines a paralel universe where things are even more garbage-y than they are here, and stars a disillusioned toilet who is a mid-level indie artist struggling to finish his new album. Ready to give up the biz (“I thought I’d be friends with Ryan Gosling by now…I heard he had drinks with Grizzly Bear”), he goes on a bender which leads to a spiritual quest that might just reignite his creative spark. Watch that dryly funny video above.

Broken Social Scene are on tour throughout the summer and fall, including The MeadowsOsheaga, and a few dates opening for Arcade Fire. All tour dates are listed below.

Broken Social Scene – 2017 Tour dates:
7/23/17 Edmonton, AB @ Interstellar Rodeo
8/5/17 Montreal, Quebec @ Osheaga
8/20/17 Winnipeg, MB @ Interstellar Rodeo
9/15/17 Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa City Folk
9/16/17 Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre ~
9/17/17 New York, NY @ Meadows Music & Art Festival
9/19/17 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ~
9/21/17 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel ~
9/22/17 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle *
9/23/17 Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival (Tap Theater)
9/24/17 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant *
9/26/17 Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman *
9/27/17 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater *
9/28/17 St. Paul, MN @ The Palace *
9/29/17 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom *
9/30/17 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore *
10/1/17 Pittsburgh, PA @ Byham Theater *
10/3/17 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
10/5/17 Portland, ME @ State Theater *
10/6/17 New Haven, CT @ College Street *
10/7/17 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/20/17 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom ~
10/21/17 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom ~
10/22/17 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre ~
10/23/17 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre ~
10/24/17 Portland, WA @ Crystal Ballroom ~
10/26/17 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater ~
10/28/17 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern ~
11/1/17 Windsor, ON @ Family Credit Union #
11/3/17 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre #
11/4/17 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre #

~ – with The Belle Game
* – with Frightened Rabbit
# – with Arcade Fire

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