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Hear Broken Social Scene's New Seven-Minute Track "World Sick"

February 19, 2010 12:00 AM ET

Broken Social Scene's five-year hiatus came to a grand end today as the Canadian indie-rock collective unleashed their new seven-minute song "World Sick," which you can hear below and download for the low price of your e-mail address at Pitchfork. The multi-suite "World Sick" is a refresher of everything we've come to miss from Kevin Drew, Brendan Canning and the rest of BSS, who last released their self-titled album back in 2005.

Since then, the steady flow of BSS-related solo albums and side projects — plus the break-out of BSS alumni Feist, Stars and Metric — have kept fans stocked with Canadian rock. Forgiveness Rock Record, due May 4th, features cameos from Feist, Amy Millan and Emily Haines, along with new recruits like Pavement's Scott Kannberg, Sebastien Grainger and Tortoise's John McEntire, who produced Forgiven Rock Record.

As Rolling Stone previously reported, the group will also perform at this year's Sasquatch! Festival at Washington's the Gorge on Memorial Day weekend.

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