Kevin Drew

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Kevin Drew
Kevin Drew (cropped).jpg
Performing with Broken Social Scene at the Intonation Music Festival, 2005.
Background information
Born (1976-09-07) September 7, 1976 (age 43)
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresIndie rock, Baroque pop, Alternative
LabelsArts & Crafts
Associated actsBroken Social Scene, KC Accidental, Secret Path, Brendan Canning

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 18 March 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 and Dave Hamelin coproduced The Tragically Hip's album Man Machine Poem,[8] and Gord Downie's subsequent solo album Secret Path.

Drew also produced Downie's final album Introduce Yerself.



Broken Social Scene[edit]

KC Accidental[edit]


Experimental Parachute Movement[edit]


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  3. ^ Berman, Stuart. This Book is Broken. 2009.
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  5. ^ "Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew Announces New Album Darlings, Shares "Good Sex"". PitchforkMedia. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  6. ^ Dumbol, Ryan. "Kevin Drew". PitchforkMedia. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Andy Kim - "Longest Time" (audio) (Premiere)". PopMatters, January 26, 2015.
  8. ^ Bliss, Karen. "The Tragically Hip, 'Man Machine Poem': Track-by-Track Review". Billboard.July 1, 2016

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