Let's Try the After, Vol. 2 - EP

Let's Try the After, Vol. 2 - EP

Broken Social Scene persists at all costs on Let’s Try the After, Vol. 2. The Toronto indie-rock collective’s second of two five-song EPs finds frontman Kevin Drew and his allies in just as spontaneous a mood. Even if both volumes are sequenced in similar fashion—from ambient instrumental openers (“Memory Lover”) and life-affirming guitar anthems (“Can’t Find My Heart”) to airy, spacious reflections (“Let’s Try the After”)—upon closer listen, this new volume presents its own concept: distance, and how it can alter one’s perception. “So where’d you go?” Drew repeats in several instances. Always open to experimenting, he applies a coating of Auto-Tune over his yearning sentiments on “Big Couches.” “Wrong Line” closes the EP just as it begins—balmy yet invigorating, providing closure to a sprawling but tight-knit unit that always seems to find a way to move forward.

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