Broken Social Scene Shares “Curse Your Fail,” Announces B-Sides Album

Today, Toronto indie rock collective Broken Social Scene has released “Curse Your Fail”, a track taken from the forthcoming Old Dead Young: B-Sides & Rarities (Arts & Crafts), a career-spanning collection of B-sides, rarities, and outtakes pulled from 20 years of 7-inches, compilations, soundtracks, and hard-to-find releases. “Curse Your Fail”, previously only available on a 2010 split 7-inch with The Sea and Cake, features alternating vocals from four lead singers including guest Sebastien Grainger (of DFA 1979).

“Curse Your Fail” follows “This House Is On Fire”, a previously unreleased dream pop single taken from the 2009 Forgiveness Rock Record recording sessions. Old Dead Young: B-Sides & Rarities is available for digital download and streaming on-demand on January 14, 2022. Fans can pre-order the album on vinyl, set for release in the spring.


01 “Far Out” (2009, From the ‘Forgiveness Rock Record’ pre-order EP ‘Lo-Fi For The Dividing Nights’)

02 “Do the 95” (2001, B-Side to “Stars and Sons” 7-inch)

03 “Curse Your Fail” (2009, From tour 7-inch split with the Sea and Cake)

04 “Not At My Best” (2010, From the end credits for film ‘It’s Kind Of A Funny Story’)

05 “National Anthem of Nowhere” (2004, Early Broken Social Scene version of an Apostle Of Hustle song)

06 “Golden Facelift” (2009, ‘Forgiveness Rock Record’ outtake. Released on Globe & Mail’s Broadsheet Music project)

07 “This House Is On Fire” (2009, ‘Forgiveness Rock Record’ outtake)

08 “Canada vs America” (2004, From the ‘Self-Titled’ bonus CD “EP to be You and Me”)

09 “Day Of The Kid” (2005, Released on Arts & Crafts 10th anniversary compilation)

10 “Stars and Spit” (2006, B-Side to “7/4 Shoreline” 7-inch)

11 “Until It’s Dead” (2006, From Lake Ontario Waterkeeper compilation ‘At The Barricades: Vol 1’)

12 “All My Friends” (2004, From the ‘Self-Titled’ bonus CD “EP to be You and Me”)

13 “Death Cock” (2001, Very first recording with producer Dave Newfeld. Released on Arts & Crafts 10th anniversary compilation)

14 “Old Dead Young” (2016, ‘Hug Of Thunder’ vinyl-only track)

Photo: Richard Lam