Brendan Canning Plugs A Leak, Releases Record Digitally

Brendan Canning
Brendan Canning Present's Broken Social Scene

As you may have heard, Brendan Canning‘s new record, Broken Social Presents Brendan Canning: Something For All of Us, recently leaked on the Internets. In response to the leak, (which apparently was an unmastered version of the record), Brendan decided to release the album digitally on in advance of its July 22 physical release date. Here’s what he had to say about the whole thing on the BSS MySpace blog:

It has come to my attention that an unmastered version of my album has been leaked through the internet. With the retail release being six weeks away, I’ve decided to correct the situation by releasing the album digitally myself, because I can. So this is for all you early birds who just couldn’t wait for July 22nd. But you know, it won’t be like going to your favourite record shop and getting a copy in your hot little hands, or sitting in your basement downloading it to your iTouch phone while playing Grand Theft Auto, it merely corrects the situation that is…a messed up version of my record floating around on the internet, and this is not how I wanted my record to drop. Believe me, this is not a minor situation. We’re talking recall here folks…With all of this in mind, please note: ‘Something for all of us…’ will be available at all fine retail and digital outlets in North America July 22nd with some additonal artwork inside and slightly later for the rest of the world.

Broken Social Scene will be playing the Village Voice Siren Festival on July 19, 2008. All currently known BSS tour dates after the jump.

Broken Social Scene 2008 Tour Dates
27 Jun 2008 Sled Island Calgary, AB
04 Jul 2008 Comerica Cityfest Detroit, MI
19 Jul 2008 Siren Music Festival New York, NY
20 Jul 2008 Whistler Music Festival Whistler, BC
02 Aug 2008 Lollapalooza Chicago, IL
02 Aug 2008 Metro Chicago, IL
04 Aug 2008 Osheaga Music and Arts Festival Montreal, PQ
08 Aug 2008 Regina Folk Festival Regina, SK
10 Aug 2008 Edmonton Folk Music Festival Edmonton, AB
15 Aug 2008 Ottawa Folk Festival Ottawa, ON
21 Aug 2008 Twilight Concert Series Salt Lake City, UT
24 Aug 2008 San Francisco Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival San Francisco, CA