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Broken Social Scene has released "Old Dead Young: B-sides & Rarities," a career-spanning collection of B-sides, rarities, and outtakes pulled from 20 years of 7-inches, compilations, soundtracks, and hard-to-find releases. The 14-track album also includes titles like "Not at My Best," which played over the end credits of the 2010 film "It's Kind of a Funny Story," and "Curse Your Fail," which was included on a 2009 7-inch split with the Sea and Cake. There's also a ton of album outtakes and B-sides, including the title track, which was previously a vinyl-only addition to 2016's "Hug of Thunder." Old Dead Young is named after the collection’s closing track, an anthemic rocker that had only been available up until now on the vinyl version of the band’s 2017 album "Hug of Thunder." BSS hasn’t been in the studio since those lengthy sessions, which produced not only a full-length album but two EPs. But the 14 tracks on Old Dead Young cover Broken Social Scene’s entire two-decade career in the studio. The seven-minute-plus Death Cock is the band's first recording with Dave Newfeld, who produced their breakthrough 2002 sophomore album "You Forgot It In People" before joining the act’s revolving-door lineup. Do the 95 was the ragged B-side for the Stars and Sons seven-inch back in 2001. Not at My Best is a frantic but melodic alt-folk curio that clocks in at just over a minute and runs over the closing credits of the 2010 comedy-drama It’s Kind of a Funny Story.

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