Kevin Drew

Kevin Drew

 

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Kevin Drew (born September 9, 1976) is a Canadian musician and songwriter who, together with Brendan Canning, founded the expansive Toronto baroque-pop collective Broken Social Scene.[1] He was also part of the lesser-known KC Accidental, which consisted of Drew and Charles Spearin, another current member of Broken Social Scene.

Drew has shared in the direction of Broken Social Scene videos under the name Experimental Parachute Movement. In 2008 he wrote and directed a short film called "The Water," inspired by and starring his bandmate and former girlfriend Leslie Feist.[2] In 2009, Drew contributed to the AIDS benefit album Dark Was the Night produced by the Red Hot Organization.

Drew grew up in west Toronto and attended the Etobicoke School of the Arts, along with Metric's Emily Haines,[3] Stars' Amy Millan and novelist Ibi Kaslik,[4] where he, Amy and Emily studied drama. He was married to Jo-ann Goldsmith, a social worker and an occasional trumpet player in BSS.

Drew's second solo album, Darlings, was released on 18 March 2014.[5]

On January 15, 2013 Drew announced in an interview that he had begun working on a new album with The Archies songwriter Andy Kim.[6] The album, It's Decided, was released in 2015.[7]

Drew along with Dave Hamelin did the production on The Tragically Hip album Man Machine Poem released on June 17, 2016.[8]

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Broken Social Scene
 
Darlings
 
Darlings is the second solo album by Broken Social Scene co-founder Kevin Drew.
Spirit If...
 
Spirit If... is the debut solo album by Broken Social Scene co-founder Kevin Drew.
The Water
 
The Water is a short film directed by Kevin Drew starring Cillian Murphy, David Fox and Drew's Broken Social Scene bandmate, Leslie Feist.

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Broken Social Scene: Hug Of Thunder Tour
  –  October 2, 2017
In the time thats elapsed since the release of 2005's self-titled opus, we were more than tided over by the 2007 release of founding member Kevin Drew's solo album, Spirit If, followed a few months later by co-founder Brendan Canning's own solo set ...
Broken Social Scene on “Hug of Thunder”
  –  October 2, 2017
Kevin Drew wasn't sure anyone would care. The ringleader, if there must be one, for Broken Social Scene points to the calendar as his primary reason for doubt. Seven years have passed since the band's last album, Forgiveness Rock Record, a near lifetime in ...
Broken Social Scene played Chicago, brought out Andy Kim (pics, review)
  –  October 2, 2017
Even as the band started to dig into songs that wouldn’t be on most people’s “Intro to Broken Social Scene” playlists, the band did a stellar job keeping everyone invested by staging impromptu riff-offs, having Kevin Drew bounce down into the crowd ...
Belle Game: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
  –  October 2, 2017
Their debut album Ritual Tradition Habit garnered positive attention from mainstream publications like Pitchfork and Rolling Stone, they struck up a relationship with Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew during a residency at thein Banff Centre for the Arts ...
Gord Downie Announces Solo Album ‘Introduce Yerself’
  –  September 30, 2017
The Canadian musician teamed up once again with Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew, who produced the album and co-wrote a number of the songs. Drew also worked with Downie on last year’s Secret Path. Fans of Downie will also be able to see Gord along ...
Pavement May Reunite In 2019
  –  September 29, 2017
It featured a variety of who's who in the indie rock world, including Matt Berninger of The National, Kevin Drew and Justin Peroff of Broken Social Scene, Kelley Stoltz, and Adam Wade of Shudder To Think. He is currently on tour in Europe and took some ...
Broken Social Scene hold a primal scream therapy session at the Palace
  –  September 29, 2017
"How are you holding up?" BSS frontman Kevin Drew asked sincerely to start the show. "You OK? You sure? We're your neighbors, and we care about you. You can come over anytime you want." That congenial spirit and caring nature prevailed throughout the ...
The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie Preps Kevin Drew-Produced Double-LP
  –  September 29, 2017
Broken Social Scene's Drew co-wrote several songs on 23-track solo album The Tragically Hip's Gord Downie will release a new double-LP co-produced by Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew. Credit: GP Images/WireImage In a teaser clip promoting Introduce Yerself ...
Broken Social Scene: “Family” Reunions and Musical Constipation
  –  September 29, 2017
Broken Social Scene was formed in 2001 by Kevin Drew (bottom left) and Brendan Canning (bottom right), and eventually grew into a revolving cast of a baker’s dozen collaborators. Photo by Norman Wong To say Broken Social Scene isn’t your typical band ...
Big Gigs: Paul McCartney, A$AP Mob, Alison Krauss-David Gray, more
  –  September 29, 2017
It was a long layoff, but Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning lead an ensemble with its sense of joyfulness intact. With Frightened Rabbit and the Belle Game. 7 p.m., the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward, Detroit. 313-961-5450. $26-$60.50. Laura Jane Grace and ...
Gord Downie Is Releasing A New Album, 'Introduce Yerself,' At The End Of October
  –  September 28, 2017
TORONTO — Gord Downie is releasing a new solo album of 23 original songs produced with long-time collaborator Kevin Drew. "Introduce Yerself" is slated for release Oct. 27 with each song written about a specific person. This marks the second album by the ...
Fast News
  –  September 28, 2017
“There’s no question it would impact personnel,” said Superintendent of Schools Robert Marquis, and board member Kevin Drew said the prospect of staff cuts would “create a lot of angst.” But budget committee Chairman John Wynne agreed with ...
Supergroup Broken Social Scene to descend upon the Fillmore this weekend
  –  September 28, 2017
Originally founded by Canadian indie rockers Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning, the duo has added dozens of musicians over the years including Leslie Feist of Feist, Emily Haines of Metric, and singer Amy Millan. The band released their latest album called ...
Downie to release 23-song album
  –  September 28, 2017
Gord Downie performs at WE Day in Toronto on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Downie is releasing a new solo album of 23 original songs produced with long-time collaborator Kevin Drew. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young - The Canadian Press, 2017 TORONTO — Gord ...
Broken Social Scene share big songs and a positive message
  –  September 28, 2017
"It felt like it was the right time, and there was a lot going on," says the band's Kevin Drew. "We definitely spoke of triggers of events that were happening in the world. But at the same time, this is what we do, and we have remained such good friends ...
Gord Downie announces new album
  –  September 27, 2017
The albums feature 23 new songs from the multiple JUNO Award-winning Tragically Hip vocalist. Kevin Drew produced the new record. The Broken Social Scene member first collaborated with Downie on the Polaris Prize shortlisted album Secret Path. Drew and ...
Gord Downie New Album: Tragically Hip Frontman Set To Release ‘Introduce Yerself’
  –  September 27, 2017
Gord Downie is releasing a new solo album of 23 original songs titled, “Introduce Yerself”. The project, produced with long-time collaborator Kevin Drew, is slated for release Oct. 27. Downie’s website says the tracks were recorded during two four ...
Gord Downie announces new double album, Introduce Yerself
  –  September 27, 2017
Like Secret Path, the album is produced by Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew, who also co-wrote a number of the new songs. Check out the trailer for Introduce Yerself below. Directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, it features a clip of ...
Gord Downie sets October release for 23-song album 'Introduce Yerself'
  –  September 27, 2017
TORONTO — Gord Downie is releasing a new solo album of 23 original songs produced with long-time collaborator Kevin Drew. "Introduce Yerself" is slated for release Oct. 27 with each song written about a specific person. Downie's website says the tracks ...
Gord Downie to release new solo album Introduce Yerself
  –  September 27, 2017
The 23-song release is produced by Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew, who also co-wrote several tracks. The album will be released Oct. 27 by Canadian label Arts & Crafts. The tracks were recorded during a pair of four-day studio sessions in January 2016 ...
Gord Downie Announces New Album ‘Introduce Yerself’
  –  September 27, 2017
Each song is about a person.” Introduce Yerself was recorded over two, four-day sessions this past January and February with Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew once again behind the producer’s chair. The new record will be out October 27th via Arts ...
Gord Downie to release solo album Introduce Yerself in October
  –  September 27, 2017
Gord Downie is releasing a new solo album of 23 original songs produced with long-time collaborator Kevin Drew. "Introduce Yerself" is slated for release Oct. 27 with each song written about a specific person. His website says the tracks were recorded ...
CP NewsAlert: Downie to release new 23-song album 'Introduce Yerself'
  –  September 27, 2017
TORONTO — Gord Downie is releasing a new solo album of 23 original songs produced with long-time collaborator Kevin Drew. “Introduce Yerself” is slated for release Oct. 27 with each song written about a specific person. His website says the tracks ...
Gord Downie Announces 'Introduce Yerself' LP
  –  September 27, 2017
Titled Introduce Yerself, the album will arrive through Arts & Crafts on October 27. The 23-track double album was produced by Kevin Drew and recorded over two four-day sessions in January 2016 and February 2017, with Drew also co-writing some of the material.
A crowded stage is nothing new for Broken Social Scene
  –  September 27, 2017
If you want to come and be on it, we’d be more than happy to have you,’” Spearin says. Guitarist Kevin Drew and multi-instrumentalist Brendan Canning handle most of the lead singing, but the group isn’t simply their vision, fleshed out by their ...
Twin Cities concerts of the week: The Weeknd, Jimmy Webb, Glass Animals, Black Sabbath tributes
  –  September 21, 2017
(8 p.m. Thu., Cedar Cultural Center, $25-$30.) Broke Social Scene: The large, collective-like indie-rock band from Toronto once included Feist and still features such reputable songwriters as Kevin Drew and Brandon Canning, who helped round up the troops ...

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