Canadian stars mix well for Broken Social Scene

For Broken Social Scene fans continuing to wait for the Toronto collective’s long-awaited fourth studio album, collaborator Amy Millan offered a new detail on Wednesday.

Member of Broken Social Scene include Brendan Canning

Member of Broken Social Scene include Brendan Canning

TORONTO — For Broken Social Scene fans continuing to wait for the Toronto collective’s long-awaited fourth studio album, collaborator Amy Millan offered a new detail on Wednesday.

Millan said that she recorded a track with Leslie Feist and Emily Haines for the disc, marking the first time the three Canadians had sung together on the same song.

“That was really fun,” Millan told The Canadian Press in a telephone interview. “We all met up in Toronto.”

Details have been few and far between on the new album, the band’s first since 2005’s self-titled record.

Members of the group have been recording in Chicago with producer John McEntire of Tortoise and the Sea and Cake, but were coy about providing any information about the record when interviewed in December.

“We’ve been really enjoying the whole process,” Brendan Canning said then.

Of McEntire, he added: “It’s a long journey we’re on together. Trying to make music always is.”

Millan, meanwhile, said her band Stars was very close to finishing its fifth full-length album, which will be mixed in the next two months.

However, she doesn’t think the new record will be called The Black House, the Blue Sky as has been rumoured on the Internet. She said discussions about the title were ongoing.

“We’re having think-tanks daily on the name of our record,” she said.