Kevin Drew

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Kevin Drew
Performing with Broken Social Scene at the Intonation Music Festival, 2005.
Performing with Broken Social Scene at the Intonation Music Festival, 2005.
Background information
Born (1976-09-07) September 7, 1976 (age 47)
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresIndie rock, Baroque pop, Alternative
LabelsArts & Crafts

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 March 18, 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's third solo album, Influences, was released on July 16, 2021.[8] He wrote the album while staying in England during 2020, using a music making smartphone app called Endlesss.[9] The album was recorded and mixed on Drew's return to Canada.[10]


Drew and Dave Hamelin coproduced The Tragically Hip's album Man Machine Poem,[11] and Gord Downie's subsequent solo album Secret Path.

Drew also produced Downie's final album Introduce Yerself and Reuben and the Dark's third album, un love.



Broken Social Scene[edit]

KC Accidental[edit]


Experimental Parachute Movement[edit]


  1. ^ Alissa Quart (February 26, 2006). "Guided by (Many, Many) Voices". The New York Times. Archived from the original on January 23, 2012. Retrieved April 6, 2020.
  2. ^ "Watch Official Music Videos & Live Performances". Archived from the original on March 1, 2020. Retrieved April 6, 2020.
  3. ^ Berman, Stuart. This Book is Broken. 2009.
  4. ^ "Kaslik draws on indie band connection for novel". March 27, 2008. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  5. ^ "Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew Announces New Album Darlings, Shares "Good Sex"". PitchforkMedia. January 14, 2014. Archived from the original on March 17, 2014. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  6. ^ Dumbol, Ryan (January 15, 2013). "Kevin Drew". PitchforkMedia. Archived from the original on February 18, 2013. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  7. ^ "Andy Kim - "Longest Time" (audio) (Premiere)" Archived October 24, 2017, at the Wayback Machine. PopMatters, January 26, 2015.
  8. ^ "Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew Announces Album, Shares New Song". Pitchfork. June 15, 2021.
  9. ^ "Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew discusses the influences behind his new album 'Influences'". July 16, 2021.
  10. ^ "MXDWN Interview: Kevin Drew on the Making of His New Instrumental Solo Album Influences -". August 9, 2021.
  11. ^ Bliss, Karen. "The Tragically Hip, 'Man Machine Poem': Track-by-Track Review". Billboard. Archived from the original on April 21, 2019. Retrieved February 19, 2020.July 1, 2016

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