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Brendan Canning

Brendan Canning

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 June 12, 2012 Canning's new band, Cookie Duster, released their debut album entitled When Flying Was Easy. On July 13, it was announced that Canning would be scoring The Canyons.

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.

Canning's newest album "Home Wrecking Years" (out August 11, 2016), is a direct extension of the Broken Social Scene universe. "Home Wrecking Years" features cameos by Justin Peroff and Sam Goldberg from Broken Social Scene and others, as Canning noted in a CBC Music interview.