|Born||1969 (age 46–47)|
|Origin||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Genres||Indie rock, shoegazing, experimental rock, art rock, post-rock, Baroque pop, alternative rock, dream pop|
|Instruments||Bass guitar, guitar, vocals, keys|
|Labels||Arts & Crafts Draper Street Records|
|Associated acts||Broken Social Scene, Len, By Divine Right, Blurtonia, Valley of the Giants, hHead, Cookie Duster|
Brendan Canning (born 1969) is a founding member of Broken Social Scene and a veteran indie rock performer who has been a member of various notable bands including By Divine Right, Blurtonia, Valley of the Giants, Len, and hHead. In July 2008 he released a solo album called Something for All of Us..., the second release in the "Broken Social Scene Presents" series. The first single from the album is titled "Hit the Wall" and was released on May 5, 2008.
In 2009 Canning took part in an interactive documentary series called City Sonic. The series, which featured 20 Toronto artists, had him talk about his ever-increasing connection to the Drake Hotel. Canning was also featured in the 2010 documentary Open Your Mouth And Say... Mr. Chi Pig, a film that looks at the life of Mr. Chi Pig of SNFU, directed by Sean Patrick Shaul and produced by Prairie Coast Films.
On October 1, 2013 Canning released his second solo album You Gots 2 Chill, the first to be released on his own record label Draper Street Records. The title of the album is a reference to the EPMD song You Gots To Chill. The first single Plugged In, was released as a free download off his website and Soundcloud page. Soon after the album was released he embarked on a North American tour with fellow Toronto band Dinosaur Bones, which included a headlining show at hometown venue Lee's Palace.
Canning signed Vancouver native Rosie June as the first artist to Draper Street Records. The label released her debut album Listening Post on June 17, 2014.
By Divine Right
- Bless This Mess (1999)
Broken Social Scene
- Feel Good Lost (2001)
- You Forgot It In People (2002)
- Bee Hives (2003)
- Broken Social Scene (2005)
- Forgiveness Rock Record (2010)
Valley of the Giants
- Valley of the Giants (2004)
- When Flying Was Easy (2012)
- Jagernauth, Kevin (July 13, 2012). "Exclusive: Broken Social Scene Co-Founder Brendan Canning Scoring Paul Schrader's 'The Canyons'". Indiewire. Retrieved July 18, 2012.
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- http://exclaim.ca/News/rosie_june_signs_to_brendan_cannings_draper_street_records_for_listening_post. Missing or empty
- Haas, Rachel (July 9, 2013). "Broken Social Scene's Brendan Canning Announces New Album You Gots 2 Chill". Paste. Wolfgang's Vault. Retrieved July 9, 2013.
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