Posted on October 17th, by digits in MP3
song! Ugh, we love this guy and his alienated alien-pop – the Antoine-verse is a very distinct universe, a very bizarre place where the dance parties are strange but memorable. “The Physical Aspect of Love” is one of his strongest singles yet, and we can’t wait to hear the album that it portends. We can expect Maybe Unlock My Heart
in November! Yes!!!
Torontonians, you should catch Antoine93 with Silent Shout faves Ken Park and Mathémathique this Saturday at Double Double Land.
Posted on October 17th, by digits in MP3
have been busy touring with Lorde, bowling over her audiences no doubt. And to celebrate the tour’s end, they’ve decided to rework “Your Eyes,” a track originally on their 2011 debut album. This new version has more direct vocals, and a bigger, more pristine sound. Both versions are excellent! As is anything they do! (As you might recall, Impersonator
was our #1 album of 2013
.) You can read their heartfelt message to the people they met on tour on their Tumblr
Posted on October 16th, by digits in MP3
“Controller Down” is like a dream we didn’t know we had coming true. Galaxius Mons
and Jef Barbara
are two underground Montreal pop artists we love dearly, for very different reasons. Galaxius are electropop experimenters of the highest order, and their debut album was our #6 album of last year
. And they’ve got none other than Canada’s premier underground pop star Jef Barbara to sing vocals on their latest single, a brass-heavy electrofunk track that pumps like no Galaxius Mons track before it. Blast it out your car stereo!
Galaxius Mons are on tour right now in Ontario and Montreal, including an appearance tonight at Nite Comfort with Silent Shout darlings Petra Glynt, Mekele and Chanteclair. Check out rest of the Galaxius Mons tour dates over at Exclaim.
Posted on October 16th, by arp2600 in Video
Xarah Dion has dropped the Nouveau Zodiaque moniker and will be releasing her debut LP in a month.
The French dark synthwave superstar made one of our favourite songs last year, and looks to be continuing this trend moving forward into 2014 with the release of “L’asphalte chaude.” Decidedly more EDM than minimal synth, the turn has us super excited for what is to come for the project.
For those in the area, you can see her live in Toronto on November 1st at Ciro’s or at her album release in Montreal with Automelodie on the 14th.
Video directed by Guillaume Vallée
Posted on October 15th, by arp2600 in MP3
Ottawa’s Boyhood (Caylie Runciman) continues her trajectory into stoned-out electro space. While the core experimentation is still in tact, gone are the garage-pop sounds of days past in favour for the drum machines, keyboard and samplers you know we love. In the eyes of many, Ottawa label Bruised Tongue can do no wrong, and you can consider us among those acolytes, especially with an exciting project like Boyhood on the roster.
Posted on October 14th, by digits in MP3
So Vogue Dots
keep getting better and better. We were fairly impressed with their debut EP Toska
– okay fine we loved it to bits
– and last month they released an excellent new single on Cascine
. So it’s no surprise that their latest, the lead single from their forthcoming Mauka
EP is another extremely accomplished anthemic atmospheric electropop gem. With an incredibly evil arpeggiated coda. Dropped jaws over here!
“Way With Silence” was premiered by our Austin pals Gorilla vs. Bear. Mauka comes out on Indica Records next week.
Prolificacy and quality may often be mutually exclusive, but in the case of YlangYlang’s œuvre this clearly isn’t so: first, she kicked off the year with Blossom, a sublime collection of abstract ambient pop gems. Next was an irresistible set of ’90s Top 40 R&B covers, followed by Pyramid Island / Parallel Beaches and video game soundtrack Dream Warrior. Now we have am i being overdramatic?, YlangYlang’s latest full length album and fifth solo release of 2014. Even more intimate, fractured, and melancholic than Blossom, its intricate sound design, elegiac melodies, and dreamy, soft focus textures make for a highly rewarding listen.
Check out the album highlights above and download am i being overdramatic? for free from Ailanthus Recordings. For physical media lovers, a CD edition is forthcoming on Inyrdisk.