Arts and Crafts Broken Social Scene, the Canadian indie rock collective…
- Posted on Nov 10th 2011 4:30PM by Aaron Brophy
Daniel Boczarski, Redferns
"I actually have a full album that's currently being looked at by a label," Canning recently told his former roommate Danko Jones on the hard rocker's 'Official Danko Jones Podcast.'
As an added bit of intrigue, said album will have a different home than Canning's 2008 solo record, 'Something for All of Us.'
"It's not Arts and Crafts," Canning added, clarifying that the record wouldn't be released by his long-time label.
The ensuing conversation revealed that Canning has intentions of reviving his turn-of-the-millennium experiment, Cookie Duster.
"That's a side project you've had for years, from before Broken Social Scene?" asked Danko, to which Canning responded, "Yeah."
Cookie Duster was an ambient-dub-disco-dance project that Canning worked on in the late-'90s with ex-Change of Heart keyboardist Bernard Maiezza. Produced by another Change of Heart member Ian Blurton (also of the now-defunct C'mon), and guested on by the likes of Danko (credited as "The Mango Kid"), Evan Cranley of Stars, former Danko drummer Damon Richardson and Spookey Ruben, the band put out one self-titled album in 2001 right around the same time Broken Social Scene's 'Feel Good Lost' came out. The later album caught on at the time so Canning's next decade was full of BSS.
That Canning would have something else on the go is no accident. On top of Broken Social Scene and Cookie Duster, Canning has also worked on Valley of the Giants with members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, been a DJ, played in the bands hHead and By Divine Right, and acted as touring bassist for Len for a time.
Canning was unavailable for further comment at the time of writing this. But we'll keep you posted as the story develops.